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September 5, 2014

Argalasti, Excellent Pastries With A Smile…

Filed under: Argalasti,GREECE,Greek Cuisine,PELION PENINSULAR,PHOTOGRAPHY — kiwidutch @ 1:00 am
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(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

When travelling through Greece, even if unlike us you don’t need to allow extra time for numerous fresh air stops to combat motion sickness, it’s good to take a break and refresh yourself with a bite to eat.

Our brother and sister in law often come to Argalasti, the biggest town that closest to Platania and one of their most favourite places here is a bakery.

It’s this bakery that has been recommended to us and where were are making our last stop before heading back to our rented accommodation in Platania.

The staff are friendly and giggle at the idea of  their bakery being the subject of a blog post, however they are overcome by shyness and ask that I please photograph the food and not them, a request I’m more than happy to comply with.

There are a selection of pastries, and the staff  proudly rattled off the names of each of the delicacies as fast as I forgot them (I have a very visual memory so need to see a list written down to remember anything).  

We have been told to get the pastry that has the creamy filling  in it and once this mission has been accomplished we take our sweet threats  back to the car to share out.

I did try to get a photograph in the car, but I saved by piece to photograph and since everyone was tired, once Himself had finished his piece he got us back on the road again so that we could get the last stretch of the car journey over and done with.

I took  photographs of my pastry whilst the  car was moving and it was only when I saw the shots on the computer I saw how fuzzy they were.

The pastry by then had of course been safely stashed in my stomach and was no longer available for a re-shoot. I can attest that it was delicious and have made a mental note to ask my in-laws for the exact name so that if anyone gets close to a Greek bakery they can give this a try themselves. It’s also a place that we would definitely return to in the future because the pastries are delicious and the staff are so friendly even if their English isn’t too fluent. A big smile is International language of it’s own…

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

Hmm, and a sharp photograph of a car dashboard, not quite what was intended…

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

 

2 Comments »

  1. I’ll have one of each please! 😀 Yum!

    Comment by Carrie — September 6, 2014 @ 7:29 pm | Reply

    • Carrie,
      We could have been tempted to buy more buy fortunately restrained ourselves!

      Comment by kiwidutch — October 4, 2014 @ 10:36 pm | Reply


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