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Title: First meal/drink
Post by: mari on February 19, 2020, 11:19:05 pm
Can't wait for season to start me and my other half been touched by cancer scares recently but both ok just shows life's too short can't wait to get back to alykanas/alykes where your first drink and first meal?

Title: Re: First meal/drink
Post by: tony welsh on February 19, 2020, 11:30:57 pm
Our first drink usually will be at the Pahnis bar and our first meal is always at the Cosy Corner. As we are going over for our first Greek Easter (Sun April 19th) which is before the Season gets underway well just have to see whos open but probably it will be the Roadhouse as its open year round.
Title: Re: First meal/drink
Post by: mari on February 20, 2020, 03:08:26 pm
Our first drink usually will be at the Pahnis bar and our first meal is always at the Cosy Corner. As we are going over for our first Greek Easter (Sun April 19th) which is before the Season gets underway well just have to see whos open but probably it will be the Roadhouse as its open year round.

Never been to roadhouse other half wants to try though. The portions look huge. As we will be staying closer this year will have to venture there. Is it open lunch and evening?
Title: Re: First meal/drink
Post by: Hazy on February 20, 2020, 04:04:35 pm
Drink is at the Levante after we have unpacked. Meal also at Levante, Beef in the Pot usually (to die for) every year it's our first meal there. Also last meal as well.
Title: Re: First meal/drink
Post by: Mike on February 20, 2020, 06:20:24 pm
Drink is at the Levante after we have unpacked. Meal also at Levante, Beef in the Pot usually (to die for) every year it's our first meal there. Also last meal as well.

Good to hear from you Hazy, been a while!
Title: Re: First meal/drink
Post by: mari on February 20, 2020, 06:21:56 pm
Drink is at the Levante after we have unpacked. Meal also at Levante, Beef in the Pot usually (to die for) every year it's our first meal there. Also last meal as well.

We love levante too it's fab  :)
Title: Re: First meal/drink
Post by: Mike on February 20, 2020, 06:32:36 pm
Can't wait for season to start me and my other half been touched by cancer scares recently but both ok just shows life's too short can't wait to get back to alykanas/alykes where your first drink and first meal?

Glad both scares were false alarms mari, wish mine had been :(.

Anyway Shoestring for the first drink, it'd be rude not to say hello to the neighbours when moving in ;D. First meal we'll probably eat in and early after the trials of getting up at stupid o'clock to catch the plane; normally to tired to go out first night.
Title: Re: First meal/drink
Post by: mari on February 20, 2020, 08:09:07 pm
Can't wait for season to start me and my other half been touched by cancer scares recently but both ok just shows life's too short can't wait to get back to alykanas/alykes where your first drink and first meal?

Glad both scares were false alarms mari, wish mine had been :(.

Anyway Shoestring for the first drink, it'd be rude not to say hello to the neighbours when moving in ;D. First meal we'll probably eat in and early after the trials of getting up at stupid o'clock to catch the plane; normally to tired to go out first night.

Thanks I just had ultrasound and mammogram to be told I'm ok but other half had operation and off work six weeks but we are lucky. He will have to be checked every few years.

Yes you're right near shoe strings very lucky. You're there a few weeks so I don't blame you having a quiet one the first night. We usually have to have a nap when get there  :laugh:
Title: Re: First meal/drink
Post by: Hazy on February 20, 2020, 08:29:38 pm
Hi Mike

Yes it's been a while. Hope you & family are all ok. Still going to paradise, September usually, stay at Levante most of the time. A few changes since our first visit in 2003. Love the Levante food, but spread the Euro's about eating at many differant taverna's over our stay. As i said though 1st & last meal never in doubt Levante.
Title: Re: First meal/drink
Post by: Al on February 20, 2020, 08:39:15 pm
Yes good to hear from you again Hazy  :)

First drink will of course be the Iris and first meal at Fidelio's
Title: Re: First meal/drink
Post by: GCFAN on February 20, 2020, 08:39:55 pm
Usually drop the suitcases on the bed, zip mine open to find my shorts and t-shirt that I left at the top. Cream up get changed and then nag the wife to hurry up when she's unpacking. Fingers crossed she'll tell me to naff off down to the Pahnis pool bar while she finishes unpacking lol. Then we normally head off down to the mill bar for a bit of a chill out after a long day which starts with a 2-30am drive over to Liverpool airport. First meal is usually at the Cosy Corner and can't see that changing this year. We tell ourselves every year that we're going to try different restaurants but usually stick to the same 4 or 5 every time. It's same with the bars on a evening, that's normally DNA, Sakisfaction, Cuba, Zeus and the Roadhouse.
Roll on June, 112 days not that I'm counting.   
Title: Re: First meal/drink
Post by: Hazy on February 21, 2020, 12:15:46 am
Hi Al.
 
Hope you are well. 
Took along break from posting for no reason at all. Alykanas is still the only place for Carol & I to feel like we are home from home.
Hope you & family are well, when are you going ths year? September for us. Can't wait.
Title: Re: First meal/drink
Post by: Mike on February 21, 2020, 05:40:42 pm
Hi Al.
 
Hope you are well. 
Took along break from posting for no reason at all. Alykanas is still the only place for Carol & I to feel like we are home from home.
Hope you & family are well, when are you going ths year? September for us. Can't wait.

We'll be out Sept 2nd for three weeks Hazy, I think Tony (who I met at the airport last year, actually two airports; there and Bristol) is out at the same time. Maybe we could organise a mini forum meet up for a spot of refreshment at some point? Worth thinking about :).
Title: Re: First meal/drink
Post by: mari on March 03, 2020, 05:31:05 pm
Hi Al.
 
Hope you are well. 
Took along break from posting for no reason at all. Alykanas is still the only place for Carol & I to feel like we are home from home.
Hope you & family are well, when are you going ths year? September for us. Can't wait.

Welcome back to the board glad to see an older member back. Can't wait to get back to alykanas dilemma bar catacoombes Dna Cuba to name a few first cannot wait for the holiday pictures to start being shown on Facebook. We love alykes too and venture between the two  :)
Title: Re: First meal/drink
Post by: Hazy on March 03, 2020, 08:44:29 pm
Thanks Mari.
Good to be back. We go September this year as usual. Two weeks up to now, we are earlier than normal same as last year.  Must admit the weather was a lot better, having said that i still like to go into October..
Take Care Allan, Hazy.
Title: Re: First meal/drink
Post by: Andy_H on March 04, 2020, 08:56:24 am
First drink - really depends where we are staying, but typically Danny's or Iguana. Anywhere that does a good pint of Mythos in a frozen glass will do though in all honesty.

First meal - depends on what time we arrive. If we arrive late, we tend to grab something light at Rua Mat. If we arrive earlier, we've tended to have Apollo or Alkyonis as our "go to" meal over the last few years, but have to say that Horio made a huge impression on us last year and that's probably where we would choose our first meal this year I reckon.
Title: Re: First meal/drink
Post by: sophia on March 04, 2020, 04:27:41 pm
First drink will be in Busters Bar, say "hello" to Ollie & Anna then next door to Alykonis for a meal with the wonderful Stavros, that'll be our first night but we also spread our euros around visiting different bars and tavernas, too numerous to mention. :)
Title: Re: First meal/drink
Post by: mari on March 05, 2020, 02:49:24 pm
Thanks Mari.
Good to be back. We go September this year as usual. Two weeks up to now, we are earlier than normal same as last year.  Must admit the weather was a lot better, having said that i still like to go into October..
Take Care Allan, Hazy.

Hi Hazy We've been in September before and had rain all week it's hit and miss at times and in July last year we had two days of heavy rain. We wouldn't ever go peak season again now even the bar owners told us out of season particularly September best time to go. We still love it but it has changed so much over the years but still no where compares.
Title: Re: First meal/drink
Post by: mari on March 05, 2020, 02:56:57 pm
First drink - really depends where we are staying, but typically Danny's or Iguana. Anywhere that does a good pint of Mythos in a frozen glass will do though in all honesty.

First meal - depends on what time we arrive. If we arrive late, we tend to grab something light at Rua Mat. If we arrive earlier, we've tended to have Apollo or Alkyonis as our "go to" meal over the last few years, but have to say that Horio made a huge impression on us last year and that's probably where we would choose our first meal this year I reckon.

Yes can't beat that first mythos  :) ooh will have to try horio is that where Greek peppers used to be? So much choice decisions decisions  :)
Title: Re: First meal/drink
Post by: mari on March 05, 2020, 03:02:12 pm
First drink will be in Busters Bar, say "hello" to Ollie & Anna then next door to Alykonis for a meal with the wonderful Stavros, that'll be our first night but we also spread our euros around visiting different bars and tavernas, too numerous to mention. :)

Sounds good busters is very popular isn't it. There's a man on Facebook Rab and he puts loads of pictures of Alykanas on and info and he puts a lot of pictures of busters on. We usually hang around alykes more but this year will be in Alykanas more  :)
Title: Re: First meal/drink
Post by: Andy_H on March 08, 2020, 09:28:02 pm
First drink - really depends where we are staying, but typically Danny's or Iguana. Anywhere that does a good pint of Mythos in a frozen glass will do though in all honesty.

First meal - depends on what time we arrive. If we arrive late, we tend to grab something light at Rua Mat. If we arrive earlier, we've tended to have Apollo or Alkyonis as our "go to" meal over the last few years, but have to say that Horio made a huge impression on us last year and that's probably where we would choose our first meal this year I reckon.

Well, we won't be having our first meal in Apollo then  ???

Title: Re: First meal/drink
Post by: mari on March 09, 2020, 09:43:27 am
First drink - really depends where we are staying, but typically Danny's or Iguana. Anywhere that does a good pint of Mythos in a frozen glass will do though in all honesty.

First meal - depends on what time we arrive. If we arrive late, we tend to grab something light at Rua Mat. If we arrive earlier, we've tended to have Apollo or Alkyonis as our "go to" meal over the last few years, but have to say that Horio made a huge impression on us last year and that's probably where we would choose our first meal this year I reckon.


So sad where exactly was Apollo trying to place it been to alykanas loads but can't place it
Well, we won't be having our first meal in Apollo then  ???
Title: Re: First meal/drink
Post by: Andy_H on March 09, 2020, 11:19:35 am
Apollo was opposite the Letsos (technically the building was part of the Letsos), on the road down to the Cosy Corner
Title: Re: First meal/drink
Post by: mari on March 09, 2020, 02:03:08 pm
Apollo was opposite the Letsos (technically the building was part of the Letsos), on the road down to the Cosy Corner

Oh ok I know where you mean very sad but they've got one in alykes aswell I think. Does anyone ever go in Dionysus? Think we did years and years ago lol
Title: Re: First meal/drink
Post by: Andy_H on March 09, 2020, 02:11:38 pm
Dionisos closed in 2018 - last year a new restaurant, Horio, opened on the same site.

Dionisos was one of our faves, but the new one jumped to the very top of our list of favourites last year. So impressed.
Title: Re: First meal/drink
Post by: sophia on March 11, 2020, 03:41:55 pm
Yes, we also enjoyed a few meals in Dionysis. Things change, get better or worse or change location but it is a shame when an established business is no longer where you expect it to be.
Title: Re: First meal/drink
Post by: mari on March 12, 2020, 03:36:22 pm
Dionisos closed in 2018 - last year a new restaurant, Horio, opened on the same site.

Dionisos was one of our faves, but the new one jumped to the very top of our list of favourites last year. So impressed.

Oh didn't know even though was there last year but alykes. Will deffo try
Title: Re: First meal/drink
Post by: mari on March 12, 2020, 03:37:09 pm
Yes, we also enjoyed a few meals in Dionysis. Things change, get better or worse or change location but it is a shame when an established business is no longer where you expect it to be.

Yes really sad end of an era like greedy Greek  :'(
Title: Re: First meal/drink
Post by: Sonia on April 16, 2020, 09:32:57 am
We usually arrive in time for a late lunch generally at the Mill Bar.  First and last evening meal at Vrisaki.
Title: Re: First meal/drink
Post by: AlanF on April 16, 2020, 04:52:20 pm
Always the Piccadilly for first and last meal.
Title: Re: First meal/drink
Post by: sophia on April 16, 2020, 06:28:53 pm
Anywhere, anywhere....please let Zakynthos and the other tourist areas in Greece have some months this year when things return to normal. I would literally eat anywhere that manages to reopen.
Title: Re: First meal/drink
Post by: mari on April 16, 2020, 09:12:34 pm
Anywhere, anywhere....please let Zakynthos and the other tourist areas in Greece have some months this year when things return to normal. I would literally eat anywhere that manages to reopen.

I agree here here..... Xx
Title: Re: First meal/drink
Post by: Sonia on April 17, 2020, 08:09:14 am
Anywhere, anywhere....please let Zakynthos and the other tourist areas in Greece have some months this year when things return to normal. I would literally eat anywhere that manages to reopen.

Same here.