Just returned from Paleo on Tuesday and had our last meal in the Oasis, as planned on Monday evening before the "silly o'clock" pick up and flight home. We were joking with Spiro about it being our "Last Supper" earlier in the day. Imagine our surprise when Georgia broke the news to us at the start of the meal that it was indeed to be our last meal at the Oasis. She informed us that they would not be opening the restaurant next year but concentrating on the Acapulco and Mimosa Apartments.
We will miss our meals there but, I suppose, just another of the many examples we encountered of how the crisis is affecting this part of Greece.
Message posted by kajay on 04 August 2011 at 4:20pm - IP Logged
We stayed at the Marianna apartments opposite in 2008. Was not too keen on Paleo far too spread out for us and ended up walking back and forth to the harbour area all week. However we ate in Oasis every night and loved the food. In fact I think without that place the holiday would have been a disappointment. Spiro and Georgia were lovely people and I wish them luck for the future.
Message posted by AlexT on 04 August 2011 at 4:29pm - IP Logged
Dreadful news. The Oasis has been consistantly excellent ever since I started using it back in the mid-eighties, with Spiros and Georgia being top hosts, who always remembered their regular customers season after season. This really does show how bad things are getting, but at least we'll be able to check them out when we go in September!
Message posted by bunty1 on 04 August 2011 at 4:32pm - IP Logged
We were told they would be finishing at the "Oasis" where it is now as lease is up ... but moving the restaurant just up the road next door to where Paleo disco used to be and they have been working on renovating that building all winter...
Message posted by yabutey on 04 August 2011 at 4:46pm - IP Logged
Yes we heard about that option and the lease situation last year. Also heard that they had been working on the premises next to the Aphrodie Apartments over the winter but Georgia made no mention of potentially moving there on Monday. She intimated that they may extend what they do food-wise at the Acapulco eg: barbecue nights etc. I know they have done that there in the past. That would be good but not quite the same. Perhaps they have weighed up the options re competition, VAT increase etc and decided to concentrate on the Acapulco and Mimosa.
The Oasis was reasonably busy when we ate there but we noticed Spiro's seemed to be very busy most nights. We also used Aberto, (used to be Miltiadis Corner,) a couple of nights sit in and another take-away night and it was good value but, perhaps portentiously, we noticed it was closed both last Sunday and Monday! If it goes by the wayside again then there will only be Spiro's at that end of Paleo. Hopefully Spiro and Georgia can get an alternative going.
Message posted by PammieStewart on 04 August 2011 at 4:54pm - IP Logged
That's a real shame, what with Miltiadis Corner going, Aphrodite pool bar closed and now Oasis I really fear for the businesses that are left at that end of Paleo. Much as it pains me to say this after many happy years at Aphrodite, with all the closures I'd think twice about staying at that end of Paleo now.
Message posted by bunty1 on 04 August 2011 at 5:09pm - IP Logged
Yes, it is all very sad though we still had a great holiday there. I really missed the Aphrodite pool bar, being the one of our crowd that spends most time there. I was also disappointed in the division of the Aphrodite as there seemed to be a real difference between the two 'sides' - I do understand the difficulties they are all facing, but as with all people some are facing in differently from others. My favourite continues to be Mr. Mermaid as I have come to call him, that very contended Greek Man how runs the Mermaid with it's fantastic pool and goodness does he make a mean vodka and fresh orange. I really really hope they all survive in whatever way they can because for me the top end of Paleo is so very special. And I know I will be back someday.
Message posted by Guest on 09 August 2011 at 2:19am - IP Logged
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