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Pilos is a mere ten minute drive from Gialova. You will find everything you need here.
There are wonderful vegetable stalls, fish stalls, clothes shops, chemist, bakers, butchers, supermarkets, banks, Post Office and a few giftie type shops. Mostly, it's traditional shops catering for the locals. We bought a juice squeezer from a hardware shop, an interesting experience. We also could not resist buying strawberries and cherries from the stall pictured.
The bakers was pure chaos, a long narrow shop, extremely busy with no room to stand and view the products. It was also very hot inside and we were glad to get out, clutching a loaf and tyropitta.
On the outskirts of Pilos, on the Methoni road, is a large supermarket with an upstairs hardware department. Parking can be tricky.
What to buy: I believe there is a fruit and veg. market on Saturdays which unfortunately, we missed. I expect it would have been another one of those hectic street scenes I'm not over fond of!!
Updated Jun 10, 2007
Address: Pilos, Messinia
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Most definitely bring mosquito repellent, mozzie machines and tablets. You can buy all these in resort, I'm sure, but to save you having to search them out on arrival, take some with you. At Hetty's there were no fly screens but we liked to keep the windows open and the shutters closed. I changed the tablet around 3am every night when the blighters started zizzing around again. We had 3 machines on the go.
Coat yourself in repellent early evening. For bite reactions, take anti-hystamine like Clarityn.
Written Jun 8, 2007