Sunday, 22 April 2018
A beautiful warm Saturday and Sunday and suddenly life is bustling again, people are emerging, moving, feeling a stirring in the air
Poros was dressed all in its best with bunting along the waterfront for the celebration of a local saint, St Leonidios. We don't have a church dedicated to this saint but his icon is in the islands 'cathedral' and is paraded around the town on 18th April. My grandchildren got dressed up in their Sunday best and went along with all of the islands school children to honour the saint
A truck full of wooden bicycles was parked along the waterfront for sale or for hire I don't know. They are reputed to sell at around 1600 euros.
The pastelli seller was back on the island. Pastelli is a mix of honey and either sesame seeds, hazel nuts or pistachios. They are mixed together and left to harden. This lady seller came all the way from over the other side of the country near ancient Olympia. The family make the pasteli themselves with their own honey. We bought a big (not the small one I photo-ed) container for 5 euros
Balloons were out for a child's birthday party being held at this waterfront cafeteria
Further down the harbour sailors from a private yacht had taken down a sail and laid it out flat on the quayside for repairs
The Touring Tourist School is on Poros this weekend
Free seminars are held to advise local business people in the tourist industry. They update on what's new, give them information on what today's tourist expects and demands and give them ideas to expand their business
'You will depart refreshed with greater enthusiasm and passion for tomorrow'
and with a certificate to frame and hang on the wall