After we’ve checked in at Hotel Scorpios, we went to Nydri for lunch/dinner. It was a really long day of traveling for us so we were not in the mood to go some place farther than Nydri. It wasn’t a bad choice because Nydri offers a myriad of restaurants for us to choose from. It is a popular tourist town which becomes one huge pedestrian zone at night. The place was very lively full of tourists and waiters/waitresses trying to lure us into their restaurants. Here you can also find a lot of souvenir shops and grocery stores. I liked the port side area so we walked along that road while looking for a place to sit in to have our meal.
I was dying to have a grilled octopus so we were looking for a restaurant which serves it and chose Greg’s Place randomly. The service was fast and the server was polite, he mistook the boyfriend as Italian so I was quite surprised when he spoke to him in English instead of Greek. LOL. The restaurant overlooks the harbour and we saw a lot of tourists getting out of the cruise ships at around that time (6pm), we then decided that we’ll take one of those cruises since we’ll be staying for 5 days anyway in Lefkada.
We had the following:
Calamari, garlic bread and my new favorite Greek cuisine: gavros marinatos (anchovies marinated in vinegar). The first time I went to Greece, I have tried it as well but didn’t quite like it. This time though, the sour taste of vinegar against the fish-y flavor of the anchovies was a very good combination for my taste buds. It’s better eaten with ouzo, the famous Greek alcoholic drink which is too strong for me so I had it with Heineken. LOL.
For the main course, we had these:
But of course, this was what I mostly stuffed my face with:
It was a great first meal in Lefkada. So good that we’ve ordered an extra gavros marinatos and some more beer as our dessert. LOL.