Today started off really chaotic as we left our loft just in time to take the waterbus towards Perea beach. After racewalking to the port, we had to sprint to the waterbus. We made it but it was a little too close for comfort.
After our boat ride to Perea pier, we found a bistro (Capo) with great sun seats and a parasol of which you could rearrange its angle when opened. The place had a bunch of different wines and cocktails. Once we both had some drinks and dove in the sea for a couple of times, we headed towards the main square for some food. This wasn’t possible at the bistro as they were only selling toasts. Besides the latter, the service was great and the drinks were delicious.
In the main square we choose a snack bar to eat at. As it was Monday, most places were only opened in the evening so options were scarce. Per usual I ordered some fast food (a hamburger with french fries) and my girlfriend something healthy (a Caesar salad). I also ordered a lemon ice tea which tasted exquisite!
In the evening we wanted to eat at a restaurant in Thessaloniki’s Kalamaria district, so it wasn’t long until we returned to the apartment.
We got some recommendations from our local Airbnb hostess for dining. We wandered around for a bit to take a look around but we eventually ate somewhere near them because they were all crowded. We ate at a restaurant called Akademia. The place looked really great but appearances are deceiving, that much became clear when we got served and saw our dishes. We wanted to take two courses but it got a little confusing. The waitress brought us our drinks first, which first she mixed up. Later on came my girlfriend’s appetizer. She ordered a salad but it looked like a dip. Definitely NOT worth the money (€7). They even charged us for the bread we didn’t eat (€1,5 p.p.). My appetizer came later and it was pretty delicious (€7,5). It’s called bread pies which came with a creamy cheese and some kind of fruity sauce. The rude waitress didn’t let us finish our food and put our main dishes in their places. I had a juicy chicken filet in yoghurt sauce (€11) and again, my girl was left very dissatisfied with the orzo (€9) she received. It was filled with mushrooms and no meat or fish to cover up the 🍄 ‘s jucky taste. She even had the urge to brush her teeth 3 times to take away the bad taste in her mouth 😷. In short: the drinks were okay but still pricey and the food too expensive for its (horrible) taste.
After paying the restaurant, we left a bit in a mood ’cause we felt as we had been ripped off. In our loft did some research on cheaper ways to get to Ierissos as by taxi it would’ve costed around €110 for a one way trip. We got frustrated because of the badly provided information about the bus company in Greece. Eventually we found a cheap connection by bus for only around €35 per person.
Anyway, we’ll see where it’ll take us tomorrow. Laters! 👋👋👋