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Nydri, Lefkada: Greg’s Place

September 26, 2013

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.

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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:

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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:

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But of course, this was what I mostly stuffed my face with:

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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.

Compared to Dubai prices and other European cities, this is extremely cheap!

Compared to Dubai prices and other European cities, EUR54 as the amount of what we’ve ordered is extremely cheap!

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  • Reply Things (NOT) To Do in Lefkada: Take The Nidri Star Cruise | Pinay Flying High October 8, 2013 at 06:58

    […] huge number of tourists get off the numerous boats used for cruising while we were having dinner at Greg’s Place. It should’ve served as a warning for us that it is a tourist trap but then it somehow got […]

  • Reply Mitzie Mee September 29, 2013 at 20:30

    Wow, you went to Lefkada! I used to work as a tourist rep on Cephalonia (the island just south of Lefkada):) So cool!
    The octopus is really tasty in Greece. I haven’t had anything like it anywhere else.

    • Reply Pinay Flying High September 29, 2013 at 21:16

      You were a pilot and travel rep, how exciting is your life???? Did you visit Lefkada a lot then? It’s really very lovely. Greece never fails to amaze me.

      • Reply Mitzie Mee September 29, 2013 at 21:20

        Oh yes! I ran weekly excursions to that turtle beach (don’t remember the name of it?). It’s more than 13 years ago though…gosh, I feel old:)

        • Reply Pinay Flying High September 29, 2013 at 21:32

          Age is just a number. LOL. I should’ve asked more about Lefkada before I went there if I had known. :p

          • Mitzie Mee September 29, 2013 at 21:34

            I probably wouldn’t have been of much help, -they didn’t even have Euros, when I was there:) Funny though that our ways are starting to cross. I’m going to Bangkok and Ao Nang in 7 days:)

          • Pinay Flying High September 29, 2013 at 21:38

            “They didn’t even have euros” well, if I went there a little bit later the situation might have been the same. :-p

            Yes, our paths are starting to cross but not in Dubai. Lol.

          • Mitzie Mee September 29, 2013 at 21:39

            *LOL*
            We should meet someday in Dubai:)

  • Reply Matthew Curry September 26, 2013 at 09:39

    You are the master of food photography.

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