Tuesday, February 16, 2016

New cafe at Arvanitia Beach in Nafplion



Trying to get back to working on some new Greece articles
for my critique group. 
So thought going through some photos would help. 
Plus I miss it so. 

The above is the view from one of our favorite walks in Nafplion
with the beach just out of view on the right.


This summer we were only there for a mere few days
(in between Provence and Paris)
and being there in June rather than December 
was magnificently heavenly. 


The Chef's vacation usually comes in winter
when things are quiet on his job sites.
But this year, we got some time during the gorgeous early summer weather. 


Normally this little beach is a quiet place where many of 
the locals come daily for a swim in the morning before the winds pick up
and to catch up on the local gossip. 


This June a new cafe opened at the beach
and with it...what looked like Club Med! 


We've never seen it looking so alive
and filled with beautiful touches.
You could literally park yourself on a lounge chair
for the price of an iced tea (or ouzo)
and stay all day. 

For those few days,
we started and ended each day there.
I even swam in the water for the first time
(the last time I tried, a baby squid chased me around 
until I finally ran out of the water and gave up.) 


And just above the beach, our favorite walk. 



Did I mention I so miss this?



Hope to get back when the new cafe is still open for high season.
And park ourselves on the beach with a good book, sunscreen,
some writing material...
and dips in the Mediterranean. 


(All photos copyright: Kirsten Steen)