After a hearty breakfast at our hotel in Thessaloniki Daios Luxury Living we were picked up by Fotini’s niece for a day at Chaladiki a series of beaches of renown about an hour from the city. We avoided the main highway for a faster and scenic route through rolling countryside mostly farms but with several small towns. The biggest town was ,which is not a big bustling town nor is it a sleepy seaside resort. After following a dirt road for 15 minutes we arrived at Ioli beach where we were seated in the VIP section. Totally Greek here and nary a gringo tourist except for me the famous journalist! A wonderful beach with warm water and clear and sandy! A family beach but with cool music and bottle service if you wanted it so we all had vodka and orange juice and some raspberry cream cake. The snack of souvlaki was a flop with mustard in it instead of tzatziki! Poor Fotini had a spill after leaving the change room. Uneven wooden slat walkway did her in but thankfully not that serious. Played some Frisbee with the younger set but not a Wham o Frisbee so challenging. Back around 18:00 and listened to some bluegrass on Greek radio. Strange.
Published by Robert K Stephen (CSW)
Robert K Stephen writes about food ,drink, travel, film, and lifestyle issues. He also has published serialized novels "Life at Megacorp", "Virus # 26, "Reggie the Egyptian Rescue Dog" and "The Penniless Pensioner" Robert was the first associate member of the Wine Writers’ Circle of Canada. He also holds a Mindfulness Certification from the University of Leiden and the University of Toronto. Be it Spanish cured meat, dried fruit, BBQ, or recycled bamboo place mats, Robert endeavours to escape the mundane, which is why he has established this publication. His motto is, "Have Story, Will Write." View more posts