The island’s resident cafe, restaurant, lounge and bar of the exact same name.
The view to Bourtzi from the hill.
Skiathos is a little and extremely quite island, fairly common amongst the Greeks and European vacationers, but fortunately the vacation scenario right here hasn’t reached the mass proportions of Santorini, Mykonos, Kos, and Crete. It has gotten well-known in current years although simply because of the Mama Mia film which was filmed on set right here. I have partly noticed the film on Television but it was immediately after our vacation on the island. I have on the other hand watched a Mama Mia theater show in Utrecht, Netherlands lots of years prior to.
Anyway, I wanted to weblog about this charming tiny peninsula annexed to the old harbour and town center of Skiathos, the Bourtzi Islet.
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Moi standing on the old port with the Bourtzi peninsula in the background.
This Bourtzi peninsula is a beautiful tiny serene zen-sort of a location in Skiathos. The tiny islet is like a hideaway from the busyness of the town center. So close to to the buzzing activity, however it felt so far. The island is the divider that separates the old port from the new 1.
I did a speedy study about this location and I discovered that it applied to be a little fort in the 12th century and was constructed by the Venetian Gizi brothers who when ruled the island.
In the centuries that followed, the island was primarily left on its personal, on the other hand, a college was constructed right here at the starting of the 20th century. The constructing remained and the college is now a cultural center with an outside summer season theatre. I saw a theatre show for kids when I visited the islet 1 late afternoon.
And in current years, a new resident was added on the island, the trendy Boutzi restaurant. The location has a mixed and versatile vibe of a cafe, restaurant, cocktail lounge, and bar, all rolled into 1. So yeah, you can quickly hang out right here any time of the day with your option of drink (and meals). The finest point, of course, is the view of the sea and harbour, and nicely, the surrounding nature.
A further cool point to verify out right here is the restaurant’s toilet. It has a large open lavatory seeking out to the sea. Such a brilliant notion and style.
What tends to make this tiny peninsula eye-catching are many components.
It is little and cosy, and just a stone’s throw away from the old harbour and city center. It is so straightforward to get right here on foot.
The island is forested with beautiful smelling tall pine trees providing the sensory impact of rest and relaxation, and becoming away from the hectic civilization, when just a handful of meters away is actually the city center with busy cafe terraces and buying alleys.
The view is a different explanation. There are benches exactly where you can sit and love the views to the old harbour and watch the happenings on it, see the boats coming and going, the vacationers sipping their drinks when sharing a laugh. Or you can just just elect to concentrate your eyes on the clear blue Aegean Sea. Maybe study a book right here quietly. Something goes I guess.
Dutchman and I sat right here on the bench 1 afternoon. We just sat there, taking our time and relishing our vacation “me” and “us” time.
The photos stick to!
The old port of Skiathos.
The view of the old town center.
The Bourtzi cafe restaurant and bar.
The college constructed on the islet, now a cultural center.
Bar and lounge location of the cafe restaurant.
View to the new port exactly where the industrial ferry comes in.
Modern day sailing boats in the new harbour.
Restaurants and outside terraces on the cliff of the old town as noticed from Bourtzi.
Travel Period: June-July 2017
Location: Skiathos, Sporades Islands, Greece
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