Wednesday, 30 May 2012

Weekend to Volos-Pelion Part D

I hope every one is not bored with the coninuation of my school trip. But I loved this trip so much, enjoyed all its different hues, tastes and experiences that I want to present the whole of it to you.
So as you have read so far we started early in the morning from Thessaloniki on May 19th, one bus, with students, parents and teachers and of course hubby and me. By early afternoon we had already had a guided tour of the Archaeological Museum of Volos, a walk on the mountainous paths of Makrinitsa, a picturesque Pelion mountain village, and a visit to the Museum of Art and History there.
You can read all about those visits and see lots of pictures in the three previous posts.
So after all that it was time for lunch.
Most parents had not accompanied us to the last museum and had coffee. Then they asked to have lunch all together at a restaurant.
Hubby and I decided to leave the group as we had no obligation to follow them and decided to have a quick tsipouro snack at a very traditional little cafe in Makrinitsa.
It is called Theophilos because of a huge fresco painting inside the cafe by the famous folk painter Theophilos.
The building was built in 1910.

 The fresco inside covers the whole of the wall and shows the hero of the Greek revolution Katsandonis.
 Drinking tsipouro with meze (appetiser or snack) means you drink a bit and accompany your drink with a little bit of food. Here is octopus, grilled red peppers, cucumber and tuna salad. Each little tsipouro bottle is accompanied by one little dish of appetiser.
 A doggy friend came near us while we were eating.
The sun shone through the leaves of the trees. It was cool and fresh.
 And more meze. Cheese salad with yoghurt and beans with little fish.
Then we walked a little bit around to get our heads clear of the tsipouro.
We drank some more fresh water from the mountain.
 And bought some of the traditionally made sweets of the area. Spoon sweets as they are called.
 Our walk had beautiful surprises all over Makrinitsa.
Waters....

 Butterflies....

 Flowers....

 Buildings....

 Ladybirds...


We were then taken to our hotel.
Here is the view from our window.
We settled in our rooms in Park Hotel, walked a bit along the beautiful Volos promenade by night and ended our evening with a couple of more tsipouro with meze!
And here ends (at last ) the first day of our school trip! I so much enjoyed it!

2 comments:

Pesky Cat Designs said...

Loved looking at all your photos and imagining myself walking those streets, smelling the flowers and eating those delicious meals!

thegreytail said...

those little dishes made so hungry! :D
I loved following your trip through the pictures.. hope you'll have another one soon!