Many of the taverna's are forlornly empty although the best are still making a living. This is old world Greece where there's no entertainment & nothing specific to do. Its not the place for the feeble minded looking for holiday entertainment, its for people who go on holiday to be themselves & are capable of living their own lives amongst Greek people.
A typical day starts with toast & coffee on the balcony watching the sun rise, followed by a swim in the pool & a quiet read.
Evening dinner is the highlight of the day. Greek food is some of the best in the world & anyone who says otherwise is confusing it with something else, hasnt been to Greece or has only been to one of those all-inclusive places that cater for tourists & have nothing to do with the people of Greece.
A top taverna is a family run business that cooks for family, neighbours & visitors get to join in as well. Granny or mum are cooking in the kitchen dad runs the Bar-B-Q & the children serve tables. Because we liked everything on the menu at ‘The Garden’ we sometimes said – give us a plate of whatever’s on the go in the kitchen. This usually included fried feta, meatballs, stuffed vine leaves, pieces of melt in the mouth beef, luscious tomatos, the sweetest red onions imaginable, Kalamata olives and a few chips.