The Navy school on Poros is where K actually did go to school, at age 13, and then he served quite a few years here towards the end of his service. During the year it has conscripts for the few weeks of their first training and during the hottest summer months naval personnel or retirees from elsewhere can apply to spend 10 days on holiday. There is a nicely set-up beach with lifeguard, childrens' playground and cinema, cafeteria and canteen.
We are allowed to us these facilities too. The canteen food is simple greek, self-service and clean-up and very, very cheap.
We go down in the evening to eat and drink for just 11 euros. That's with souvlaki and all the trimmings, a litre of wine and a couple of tins of plain soda so I can 'water' my wine down, making it into a spritzer.
Last night we took some of the grandchildren down to eat. Four teenagers. We had pork and chicken souvlakis (meat grilled on a skewer), kebab (which is a sort of meatball grilled on a skewer) lots of tzatziki, fried potatoes, pitta bread, greek salads and ice-cream to finish off. Plus bottles of water, soft drinks and wine for us. It cost us 35 euros. A meal which would have cost over 100 at an ordinary taverna.