Well we are booked again for Lygia on the beautiful island of Lefkas, loved it last year and soon after we got back a friend and her partner announced they were setting up a sailing business in Sivota. Gave us a great excuse to go back again and we cant wait to get there. The Thalero studios are comfortable and well equiped with a good pool although the pool bar lacks a little excitement, but I'm sure Spiros at the art bar will make up for this. The tavernas there are excellent I'm hoping O limani will be open this year, and am looking forward to returning to the Seven Islands and their baby squid, and O zouros and their wonderful fish. Plus our good friends at Makis taverna who nursed me back with a hair of the dog after a rather heavy night at the art bar! Less than 8 weeks to go and counting!!
Looks like we are following you around. We stayed there last year, as you say the pool was nice no dog though just lots of chickens and frogs at night, was a rather strange dawn chorus. The pool bar shut just as you were going out to dinner, never saw it open past 8pm. All the peeps there were pleasent enough though.
Just happy to be getting a double dose of Greece this year in two such lovely islands.
By the way our oleander are flowering beautifully
and our olives have grown about a foot in height and are setting, probably too late to produce any olives though, maybe next year, or thirty years time! they are only four feet high after all.
Total tangent but, how do you get a location added to your profile?
Lygia is still quiet, but there are just enough good tavernas to allow a second or third visit to a favorite. The big advantage is you get to know people, we even managed to make friends with some local fishermen in the art bar after a spot of impromptu Robert Plant impersonation after several tequillas. Nydri did have a wider choice I guess but I would think it has gone a bit down market since you were there its a bit like Hemsby, sorry to my friends in Hemsby! Was very busy and noisy with amusements and fairly tacky looking eateries in the main street, although there did seem to be some better looking tavernas by the quayside. We just enjoyed sitting in the shoreside tavernas especially the seven islands where you could watch the boats at night fishing for scrummy baby squid, and during the day watch the dolphins swimming along the channel. No beach to speak of but none of the beaches on the east of the island are up to much, the western coastline is another matter all together, boasting some fantastic beaches.
Thanks rocdoc. Nydri was quite busy last time we visited, a stark difference from my first visit in 1992 when it was very quiet. I don't mind busy in the evenings providing I am staying somewhere away from all the noise.
We did feel a little 'stuck in the middle of nowhere' in Lygia but the boys were quite young at the time but now no longer come on holiday with us so could be OK for next year.
Message posted by rocdoc on 27 July 2010 at 11:00pm - IP Logged
Would certainly recommend it for a peaceful break, the art bar provides an excellent place for a bit of rocking out, the town is close by by bus or taxi for a bit more excitement at night. We had a car for a few days and basically did the island, Ag Nik seems to be a popular choice for those not into extreme sports! Vasiliki for the sail boarders Sivota for the sailors. The island has something for everyone without venturing into the seedier stuff.
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