Kalispera & happy Wednesday/hump day. The winter memories of Christmas in Europe really shine through in this post as we were in Patra for the days leading up to and after Christmas day. The centre of the city comes to life with Plateia Vasileos Georgiou (central square) lit up with christmas lights and larger then life statues of Santa Claus and his reindeers. It was nice to walk around the buzzing streets at night, stopping off for a coffee and some loukmades (honey doughnuts), shopping or venturing to a local taverna for dinner and live music. There are also plenty of night life options since this is predominately a university town. Restaurants, bars and cafes seemed to be busy most nights of the week, I guess everyone was catching up with friends and family before the holiday. If you want to see more of Patra you can check out my first post here.

Since I have heaps of photos I have split this post up with headings, but to give you a quick low down the below covers photos from the harbour of Patra, snapshots from my Dad’s village where he grew up, outside and inside the beautiful Greek Orthodox church Agios Andreas, traditional lunch time meal at Katsarola tis Toulas and a glimpse of Patra city at night.

The Xorio (Village)

Agios Andreas – Saint Andrew of Patras

Katsarola tis Toulas

Xoriatiki Salata – Greek Salad (this is probably the most photographed dish on my blog – you can see more Greek salads here in Nafpakto, Athens, Crete, Santorini, Mykonos & Lefkada).

Meatballs in an Avgolemono (Egg and Lemon) Sauce.

Bakalario (Salted Cod) – with Vegetables and plenty of Lemon.

Biftekia – cross between a Meatball and Burger Pattie with Tomato, Feta and Vegetables.

Gigantes – these are pretty much giant Baked Beans done with Vegetables and Tomato.

Katsarola tis Toulas 

Riga Fereou 49, Patras. 

Ph: +30 261 027 1555

Loukmada love!

:) Until next time folks xxx