Well here we are again folks and what a hot week its been. It feels like July/Aug and its a little bit frustrating that I've only been to the pool once since March but I'm not complaining as the reason for this is that I'm running around getting T-shirts printed and getting stuff for the bar as its still extremely busy and I'm needing stock or supplies of some kind every day, I'm already looking forward to Oct LOL.
I see on certain websites people talking about best Full English Breakfast and Sunday Roasts, why on earth would you want these things when the food in Greece is so much better tasting and healthier. One day last week i had to wait an hour for T-shirts to be printed so i went to one of my favourite restaurants outside of Zakynthos Town, The Green Boat. Usually only used by locals and holidaying Greeks but I've been going there for years and its still just as good as the first time.
This is the seating area which is across the main road from the restaurant building, in the centre of the picture you can see a little gap where you can walk down in to the see if you fancy a dip which many of the locals do while there.
This is the view from the table that i sat at, its so much better than the picture shows looking across to Argassi and Mount Skopos.
I started off with my usual Saganaki (Fried Cheese) sometimes the batter coating on these can be a bit thick but at the Green Boat its so light and thin it just melts in your mouth.
I decided to go for a fish platter and again even though its deep fried there wasn't a trace of oil and the batter again was thin and light. I had 8 x White Bait, 8 x Mussels, 7 x King Prawns, a load of Calamari, Octopus in batter and Octopus in Vinegar, Cod Pieces and some salad and all that for only 13€, my whole bill with bread, water, orange juice, saganaki and fish platter was only 20€
Then to finish it all off they brought out a free dessert and it just happened to be my favourite out of all the Greek desserts, mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm free LOL
While i waited for the bill, which wasn't long which i like, i decided to entertain myself with an impromptu Fingerbobs Show.
So today i decided to take a visit to my favourite tavernas (not restaurants) in town and take a few pics and to see how they all are.
First Methanes which is located behind the museum in Solomos Square. Visit here at night about 9pm and usually the owner Tassos gets out his guitar sings traditional Greek songs, a must if you ever visit town at night.
Kandouni, here you will get a choice of about 6 freshly cooked meals that were made that morning, as the day goes on and the food runs out your choice will get less and less so get here for about midday as you will always find the locals here.
Amoroza, This used to be located behind the Phoenix Hotel but is now set back off Alexander Roma street very near to St. Marcos Square.
Now i have visited this taverna many a time but still don't know its name but it was first est. in 1890, obviously the building is new but the business itself has been going for that long. This taverna is on the street behind Alexander Roma.
With all the tavernas i have shown you they are all used by the locals and during the day you can find the old boys sat in them or outside them having their sardines and ouzo. So why not head out of your resorts at least once during your holiday and take a look around Zakynthos town or the nearest village to you, once you've eaten some real Greek food you'll never want a fried egg or meat and 2 veg again while on holiday in Greece.
Well, well, well hasn't Eddie become the star of the bar since my post about him, he even puts on a little show. Eddie has never been any lower than my light on the wall but now he's up and down the wall from floor to roof, posing for pictures and enjoying the limelight, he's had more pictures taken of him than me. Lizzy though is a bit shy and leaves all the showing off to Eddie, I guess you could say she's the Vanessa Paradis to his Johnny Depp. Don't forget Eddie, no ones bigger than the bar LOL
Bar still going 100mph but the nights are all different, one night full from 8.30 till midnight, the next empty till 10.30pm, the next busy from 8.30 for an hour then empty then full from 10.30pm, so far in June no 2 nights have been the same but all have been amazing. Also even with the football and England playing the bar has been full on those nights, just goes to show not all bars need TVs as not everyone wants them. I weigh myself before i go to work then weigh myself when i wake up the next morning and within one busy night i lose 1.5kg also i wore a pedometer a few nights and i cover between 6.5 and 8 miles every night. BLOODY HELL, no wonder my legs ache LOL
Helen arrives this Thursday woohoo, holiday time for me, i might even get a tan. Also nice to have Helen here as we do so much more together than when I'm here alone. Well, I've seen every part of the island so many times and don't think there's a road i haven't been on, so when Helen's here its much more enjoyable.
I'd like to welcome my 5 new blog readers from India, welcome to you all and hope you enjoy my waffle ha ha.
So until next week my loyal readers, BEWARE! There is an impostor within the resort, you may come across someone saying that a dog they have is called Rock Dog, this is false, there is only one Rock Dog and you saw him here first and they actually stole the name from Oceanics Rock Dog as they told me they had ha ha. Unfortunately Rock Dog and Scooby haven't been seen for days so i do hope they're safe, i miss them.