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Cretan Magic

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  Sitting in a lovely little restaurant, in the old town of Rethymnon with my son, Sam, under the hanging strands of flowering bougainvillea, its blooms in variegated and hot pinks. Our waiter arrives and with our meal I order a glass of white wine—the local krasí—the waiter bobs a pony-tailed head and disappears into […]

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Rusty Inside

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  Today, a light lunch at the restaurant across the road from the hotel of Mezzes: calamari, Greek salad and taramasalata accompanied by crusty bread in a wicker basket. Fanta, a glass of the local Cressi and ice cold, bottled water. Our waiter—dark haired, silvering at the edges, deposits the bottled water with a glass […]