The council got itself into tourist gear. There are big signs in greek and english all the way along the waterfront pointing to shops, tavernas and places of interest in the area.
Thursday, 1 July 2021
This sign tells visitors what's available in the main back street around the meat and fish market. I didn't realise we had so many clothes shops and when it's all written down in front of me it is obvious we have a great choice. 2 laundries, the sweet shop and taverna (I knew about those) and an optician I had forgotten about.
For a while we did most of our shopping online or off the island in the bigger towns nearby. It's time to go back to supporting local businesses.
The little back alley which is our main shopping street. It used to be souvenir shops cheek to cheek but not even one is left now.
On the right is the traditional taverna serving seasonal and classic greek dishes. Very popular with the natives who mostly buy a container to take home. Winter time they huddle inside and drink a glass or two of warming wine.
Along with the souvenir shops there were also at least half a dozen places selling gold and silver. This is the last of them. We buy from them now and again, a blue bead to ward off the evil eye or a silver bracelet with greek markings to give as a gift .
He's a friend of K so we always get good prices, or so we imagine.