We always manage to find some good tavernas but all too often the menus have the same several simple dishes on them which can get monotonous on a two week break. Although simple can be a joy when it's done well and with love. Disappointingly on three occasions we order king prawns and three times they are quite average (and frozen). However we always have a wonderful time in Greece and this time travelling across the mainland in the mountainous region of Epirus was no exception.
We fly into Corfu, there are package holidays here so the flights are cheaper. We stay over night in Corfu Town. As we arrive late I researched a busy local taverna serving excellent and simple kebabs. A local band play as we savoured the buzz of the first night of our holidays.
Igoumenitsa and drive down to Sivota where we spend a few lazy days before a week in Parga a busy and very pretty resort, mainly full of Greek holiday makers. (There is absolutely no sign of the country's problems there at all). The prices are reasonable too, a meal for two with wine would be around €35. Sivota Harbour below and nearby Bella Vraka Beach.
Tzatziki. We love this stuff and just cannot get enough of it. When you eat the same thing every day you start to notice the little differences. We end up judging the very best, the creamiest texture with the perfect amount of garlic.
Mikri Ammos Beach Bar. The food here is superb, much better than the usual tourist stuff such as this excellent prawn risotto and Prawn Ceviche below.
Christos Taverna on Sarakiniko Beach (near Parga, you can get a taxi boat there and back from the harbour). Everything about this place is very enjoyable. It has a perfect setting on the beach and all the food we have is simple but good. This Lamb chops and chips (below) is just spot on. You can have a dip in the beautiful pool afterwards too.
Esplanade in Corfu town waiting to go to the airport. Until next time, Yamas!