This morning we drove into Zante town, the capital of the Greek island of Zakynthos, to look at the boats and have a coffee.
My husband was craving for a cheese pie or Tiropita, made with filo pastry and soft goat’s cheese, while I was hoping for some of those ultra sweet, syrup drenched cakes or Glika that the Greeks specialise in.
If you were a local you’d get in a selection to serve when guests come to call, with some Greek coffee served strong and sweet in a tiny cup with a glass of water.
After checking out the boats in the harbour we turned around and walked through the open pladia into San Marco’s square where there are plenty of cafés to choose from. On a sunny Sunday morning this is the place where all the ages come to relax and hang out, see and be seen in their Sunday best.
The trendy cafés are the ones with wicker sofas with soft cushions, but we decided to pass them by and walk through the covered arcades in the side streets.
Here you will find the smaller, traditional bakeries and pastry shops with just a few tables on the pavement. The one we were attracted to had at least twenty variations of those sticky sweet pastries, as well as the authentic cheese pies. If you prefer something more creamy, we saw those too on our way back to the square – I guess I’ll have to save those for another day.