Posts Tagged ‘Greek Islands’

The Provlita Taverna

May 15, 2009


Photo (c) R J Dent Archive

Photo (c) R J Dent Archive











About three minutes along this road is the Provlita Taverna.


You have to go past one of the best Greek bakeries to get to it. The baker makes and sells the best baklava in all of Greece. Here is a picture of the bakery:

Photo (c) R J Dent Archive

Photo (c) R J Dent Archive











The food that is cooked and served at the Provlita Taverna is excellent.


provlita taverna


The lamb they cook and serve is the best lamb you’ll ever taste.


The rabbit they cook is served with tomatoes and herbs and is delightful.


You can order a ‘special’ that includes a glass of wine, bread and olive pate, a main course, a melon dessert and a liquor for a few Euros.






















The taverna is right on the sea front. The location is perfect. The food is excellent. The service is very good. It’s probably my favourite eating place – ever.


I can’t recommend it highly enough. If you’ve eaten there, then you’ll know what I mean.


If you get a chance, try their lamb with green beans. You won’t find better anywhere.



r j dent logo

Lindos and Peacocks

April 15, 2009

Here’s a picture I thought I’d share with you – it’s of Lindos at night. Pretty, isn’t it?

lindos at night


And here’s another one that I really like – it’s at a Greek monastery – and yes, the birds in the trees are peacocks.



Photo (c) the R J Dent archive

Photo © the R J Dent archive


I can’t really sing the praises of Greece enough. I love it here. 


I hope you enjoy the photos.


Post Mortem

March 4, 2009


sea view

by R J Dent

The silver of her olive tree

had spun a web around her heart

the blue of a cicada’s wings

had traced vein maps beneath her skin

and the pink of the figs she ate

had stained her lips a coral shade

The turquoise of the Aegean

had poured into her irises

and the yellow of retsina

had tinted her hair a fine gold

and the white of her courtyard walls

had lightened her palms and her soles

The brown of the surrounding hills

had deeply tanned her scented skin

and the juice of fat purple grapes

had painted and polished her nails

– the silver of her olive tree

had spun a web around her heart

Post Mortem

Copyright © R J Dent (2009)



March 3, 2009

samos dusk

by R J Dent




The soft hooting will be the swooping owl

articulating a flight-path over

the cool tiles of this Samos balcony.

The tamarinds hiss like the sand in wind.

What else flits fast through violet air tonight,

past the boarded-up smoke house and moored boat?


Small waves lap at sections of ragged shore.

Perhaps one day the wind will blow due south,

reviving the burning and hard-packed ground.

You call softly; soon you will call again.

My pulse surges, a fresh spring comes to life.

Tonight, in your warm bloodstream, I will drown.

I stand. From below come the muted smells

of new-baked bread, fresh coffee, mixed spices,

that tell us all about our appetites.

Out in the hills, a warm breeze ripples gorse,

and I hear the soft notes of a guitar…

Later sleep will be induced, gods appeased,

as we lie linked, content with who we are.


Copyright © R J Dent (2009)


Marathakambos, Greece

March 2, 2009

For me, Greece (Ελλάδα) is the most wonderful set of islands in the world. Over the last four years, I have seen some of the most beautiful scenery ever.

This is the town of Marathakambos. According to the indigenous residents it hasn’t really changed in the last 100 years.

The view from my window

Everyone’s got different ideas of what’s beautiful, but for me, Ελλάδα really is the most beautiful place in the world.

© R J Dent (2009)