24 October, 2008

Bougatsa shop in Piraeus

As it has been two years since the last time I stayed in Piraeus, I walked around a bit to see what is new. Not so much change to say the truth, but I did find some now shops.

This is one of them: specialised Bougatsa shop. By Greek sweet shop standard, the premises are large.





As you see in this sign board, Sharai sells Constantinopolitan style bougatsa. It says Bougatsa with cream, cheese, or without anything. Cannot imagine how is bougatsa without filling.



We could see behind the glass window the guys making bougatsa and other pies.

I entered the shop and asked the guy behind the counter a piece of bougatsa with creme. He cut a piece from a large piece, put in an aluminium container and sprinkled powder sugar and cinnamon powder. 2.10 Euros for this.

It was possible to eat it inside the shop, but I took it home.



When arrived home, it was still warm.




To be totally honest, it was not as good as I wanted, but it was nice nonetheless.

20 October, 2008

New Upload: Imerovigli restaurant in Piraeus

I have been to Portugal for a week and did very little on the website.

This summer we managed to visit this restaurant in Piraeus.

Imerovigli



This place is always pretty busy. I know this because it is very close to Dim's parents' flat where we stay whenever we are in Piraeus. It is an unusually elegant restaurant for Piraeus, and maybe the people like it for this reason. Personally I would rather prefer traditional Greek tavernas.

04 October, 2008

New Upload: Lion Gate and Grave Circle A (Mycenae)

I uploaded two pages this week, both about Mycenae Site.

1) Lion Gate (Mycenae)



This probably the most iconic monument of Mycenae and it really is pretty imposing.


2) Grave Circle A (Mycenae)



This one is not as famous as the Lion Gate, but the golden mask known as Agamemnon's mask, found here by Heinrich Schliemann, is probably as familiar as the Lion Gate.

For more photos and information, please go to the Gate to Greece website.


When we visited Mycenae at the beginning of September, it was not very busy and I did not see any of my compatriots (I am Japanese). Apart from Greeks, I saw many Italians, who tended not to be in tour group, maybe because they come to Peloponnese with own car by ferry. I started to see also Russians and other East Europeans, but not many yet, even though beaches are full of them.
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