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A very happy day

Began with the turkey trot with Sirma:

That ended with us smiling with our medals:


Followed up with some football in the back yard


And on television:


And concluded with a great meal headlined with turkey


many side dishes


And great friends


A kids table


And concluded with dessert



And finished with a 1999 bottle of Canava Roussos Vinsanto


A wonderful day of fun and joy with much to be thankful for ….

Eating with My Uncle at Canava Roussos

One of the coolest parts about going to Santorini is eating with my uncle Iannis Roussos at his Canava. P1010634

Iannis, not only is a great story teller, but is also a lover of great food and wine.

Like very few people on the island he is a traditionalist and a lover of what Santorini was as much as what Santorini should be.

Every time I visit the place, I am treated to excellent wine, food and conversation, and this year was no exception.

It all started innocently enough with some crackers,


moved to fruit and coffee


and then we had three kinds of cheeses with my uncle.

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And of course there was the wine.


The greatest part of the experience, however, was when he opened one of his barrels to let us taste some of his 30 year old Visanto.


Here my uncle is pouring some wine into a glass held by his daughter Liouba.

Where is Santorini?

One of my good friends saw my posts, and asked: So where is Santorini?

And of course, I was shocked and couldn’t respond, I mean who doesn’t know where it is…

But if you are from India, then the location of a small island in the Aegean that is part of Greece would be a mystery.

And if the island is popularly known as Santorini but legally known as Thira, it can be even more confusing.

So here we have a satellite image of Santorini…

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Taverna Katina in Amoudi, Oia

One of the most picturesque villages in Santorini is Oia.


And one of the most picturesque places  in Oia is the port area also known as Amoudi.

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And the best place to eat in Amoudi is Taverna Katina (Katina is shown sitting under her store sign).


While you sit waiting to be served you can enjoy the view.


Like all good Greek fish taverns, first you select your fish from the set of available fresh fish. Then eat some appetizers…


Followed by some fantastic fresh fish, in particular I recommend barbounia, the red-mullet.


Otherwise, anything fresh will do


Top to it all off we had a fantastic dessert