DK Eyewitness Top 10 Travel Guide: Greek Islands
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usually culminating in a procession of ﬂoats. Most people, especially children, wear fancy dress. and Wine Festivals ) Food A successful food harvest or wine year is celebrated in style. On Kos, for example, there is a Fish Festival and a Honey Festival in August, while Crete has a Chestnut Festival in October. All islands host a wine festival with live music, usually in September. @ Oúzo Oúzo is a strong aniseedﬂavoured spirit which can be enjoyed neat or mixed with water. Coffee £ Greek
village, With its volcanic backdrop Ziá has a Byzantine church and stone houses lining cobbled pathways. It is one of the Asfendioú Villages (see p45). d Map X2 Pýli $ Paleó Spectacularly perched on a clifftop, with its walls built into the rock, this abandoned fortiﬁed town is famous for its Byzantine churches. d Map X2 % Kardámena One of Greece’s liveliest and soft sandy beach, known as Paradise beach, this village is a popular holiday spot. Resorts and restaurants line its waterfront. d
terrace overlooking the bay. d Harbourside, Erétria • Map D3 • 22290 64111 • €€ Restaurant, * Agnanti Skópelos Founded in 1953 and one of the best known tavernas in town, Agnanti serves classic Greek dishes with a contemporary twist, using fresh and organic produce. d Glóssa • Map M1 • 24240 33606 • €€ Restaurant, ( Anemos Skiáthos The harbour view is spectacular from here, especially at night. The oldest taverna in town, Anemos offers a Greek menu with ﬁne local wines. d Harbourside,
familyowned tavernas that have local specialities on the menu. Dishes, such as kléftiko (lamb slowcooked with herbs in a special domed oven), will almost certainly be freshly prepared. A stay in the islands wouldn’t be complete without a meal at a traditional taverna. and Snack £ Cafés Bars Every village, however small, will have at least one café. These kafenías are an institution throughout the islands and act as the central point of a community. Generally, they serve just coffee, water and
Zákynthos 78 Mílos 45, 82, 84, 85, 92 Milos Tavern, Kárpathos 113 Minoan archaeological sites 25 Minoan Art 25 Minos, King 20, 22 Mirtilos Studios-Apartments, Crete 179 Mistral Hotel, Ýdra 176 Mithimna Camping, Crete 179 Míthymna (Mólyvos) 124 Mólos Resort, Skýros 134 monasteries Agios Nektários, Égina 146 Panagía Anafonítria, Zákynthos 74 Prophítis Ilías, Santoríni 90 St John, Pátmos 6, 12–13, 106, 107 Moní Agíou Gerásimou, Kefalloniá 42, 43 Moní Agíou Ioánnou, Crete 100 Moní Agíou Ioánnou