The journey from Athens airport to Porto Heli, the village of our summer holiday, is quite spectacular.
Porto Heli itself is a very small village, sleepy most of the year but coming alive Easter time, but mainly in the summer months. Porto Heli’s marina is well known among yachting connoisseurs for its large sage harbour and calm yachting conditions.
The village has one wide main road, the marina and very big yachts mooring on one side of it and on the other side many restaurants and coffee shops. The road ends with an old Greek Orthodox Church right by the water.
Despite the deep economic crisis in Greece and in Europe , the little village of Porto Heli is full this time of the year with beach & country lovers, mostly from Athens and the rest of Greece.
Late afternoon, as the sun starts its sets on the sea, holiday makers who have been indoors with the air conditioning step out to fill the the bars and coffee shops and tavern’s. I love watching as the town comes alive with families and young children bursting onto the streets and lovers of all ages walking along the marina admiring the yachts. Most important though, the restaurants gradually fill with diners in search of soothing tzatziki , mythos beer, souvlaki and a host of irresistible local dishes. No plate smashing please !
I hope to share some of the views, tastes and experiences .
Yassas ! Sara