Monday, September 29, 2008

Paralia

Well I think that I have finally reached the end of my little tour of Greece. Before I close this chapter of my blog I just had to share one more amazing place---Paralia. I had heard so much about this place before our trip I just could not wait to see it in person. Paralia is a boardwalk of sorts but unlike anything we have here in the states. Right at the water's edge, a cement walkway lined with restaurants, ouzories, and coffee shops that seemed to go on forever. Each place with it's own seating area equipped with umbrellas to shield off the sun. Such a welcoming place to sit and enjoy a cold coffee drink with family.



Adding to the charm of Paralia were little carts placed here and there selling popcorn, nuts, roasted corn, toys, and balloons.
I was surprised to see that Paralia is always busy. Even in the early morning hours men gather for coffee. Sitting at the little tables some in groups socializing others alone with the morning paper. As the day turns from morning to afternoon, others begin to fill the walkway. As evening comes, Paralia is at it's busiest. Families, young couples, old couples, friends, and relatives all gather at this spot to walk and enjoy each other's company. The sun sets, yachts return from a day at sea, and weary passengers head for the restaurants or their hotel rooms.

I hope that you have enjoyed reading and being a part of my Greek adventure. The memories I have made on this trip are priceless and ones that I will always cherish. If the opportunity ever comes along for you to visit Greece, take it----You will love visiting this most beautiful place and I know you will cherish your memories as well.

4 comments:

Debbi said...

Mimi, I have really enjoyed reading about your vacation in Greece--someplace I have never been, and you made it so up close and personal--it was wonderful that you shared it with all of us!

Debbi

Heidi of Everyday Cookies said...

Beautiful photos. I can only imagine what it was like for you to be there vacationing in person!
Heidi

Scrap for Joy said...

The Travel channel could use you. All of your pictures have been so interesting-now we all want to go to "your" Greece. Thanks for sharing your trip with us-so much better than a slide show!
Keep painting!
smooch!
J

Deb said...

Thank you so much for sharing this. A trip of a lifetime, for sure. Beautiful and definitely on my list of places to visit if I ever get the chance.

Cheers!

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