This beach at the background was just 5’ walk from Merihas. It was very peaceful, we enjoyed our swim some really hot days. Actually, most of the times we had the beach for our own :) We also ate some tasteful figs from the trees there! lolThere are more than 70 beaches over the island, some of them are not reachable by car.more
Very close to Dryopida village is the Katafiki cave, a small but nice cave with stalagmites etc The entrance was for free in 2004 but they told me that they will charge a small price the year after. The light inside was very poor for protections so the quality of the photos isn’t good, that’s why I put only this one before the exit!more
Dryopida is a small but picturesque village with 500 inhabitants. It’s easily accessible by bus. Have your time here because it is nice to stroll around and relax in a local cafe, we had some cold beers here, an incredible greek salad and some interesting conversations with some local old men. The roofs of the houses here are slanted and tiled.more
This is a small but beautiful small village up on a hill. The locals call it Hora but the official name is Messaria with 600 inhabitants. You can drive here by a car but there’s a bus connection with Meriha. Walk around the small cobblestone alleys and wash down the heat in a small local café (or cafenion as the local call it). The houses are paint...more
With 250 inhabitants its very strange to see how busy becomes during summer. Almost every local here works for the tourists but they have their houses in a village. Merihas is the port and the basic starting point for everywhere. I used Merihas as a base for exploring the rest of the island. You will easily find many rooms to rent (make a call...more
You can have your lunch/dinner right next to the sea as you can see on the picture. Along the waterfront are all the restaurants and the cafes. Even if the food was bad I would stay there for the view. But the food was good! I ate tasty local food in almost every restaurant, all made by fresh local fishes, tomatoes etc. I tasted some nice fishes but I tried also some local plates like:
Siglino (pork with grease), Savori (marinated fishes), Sfougata (croquette with cheese), Kolopia (pies with spinach and rice)
You are here to relax! Some restaurants to please you with local plates and some cafes/pubs where you can do people watching because all of them are next to the sea so young and old people walk around there after sunset. So, no big clubs etc. I had very good time in the café just opposite the port. There was a balcony where we had good view (see pic) and we enjoyed our beers while we were listening to some 80’s hits.
Boats departing from Piraeus or Lavrio port. The trip lasts around 2,5 hours but sometimes more because of bad weather. I’ve heard about a fast boat that do the trip in 2 hours but I don’t know for sure.If you don’t have a car there are some local buses that connect Meriha with some other areas like Loutra or the villages.For taxi call 2281031407...more
We bought some tasty bread at Dryopida. We also found some great moustokouloura a typical greek biscuit. The bakery was so tiny that you couldnt get inside! The baker was coming at the door with the bread!!
Try to buy some almond toffee at Loutra.
At Merihas you can find tourist magnets, card postals etc
The pictures are from the bakery at Dryopida.
Panagia Nikous (the Virgin Mary) , 15/8/2002
Agia Trias (The Holy Trinity) , 4/6/2001
Panagia Kanalas, protector of the island.
Panagia Canalas (the Virgin Mary) , 15/8/2002
Panagia Canalas (the Virgin Mary) , 8/9/2002
Panagia Flabouriane (the Virgin Mary) , 24/8/2002
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