Thursday, September 24, 2020

The Health Center (Kendro Hygeia) is located at the fourth bridge over the river from the sea shore. Several doctors attend patients there. Foreigners may be seen without an appointment.
There are several grocery stores in Neapolis. The largest supermarket is located on the main road entering Neapolis from the direction of Sparta. Three smaller grocery stores are located in the center of town. Mentes Market is close to the pier. Another is close to the second bridge over the river. A third supermarket is located on Leoforio Sparta, which is the main shopping street that runs parallel to the beach road. Also on this street, across from the Ethniki Bank, is a well-stocked mini-market that is open in Sundays — when the other grocery stores are closed. 
The ferry to Elafonisos Island is located at Pounta Beach in Viglafia. It is a short 10-minute ride from the mainland to Elafnisos Island. Tickets are 1,20 euros one way per passenger and 11 euros one way for a car. The ferry runs once an hour during the summer.

For up-to-date information about the ferry schedule, call +30 27340 22228.

Saturday, September 19, 2020

Vatistas Wines have been produced by local winemaker Yiannis Vatistas for over three decades. Thirty years ago, he made a commitment to developing wines made from local Greek varietals. Vatiasta wines won many awards at international wine competitions. Vatista makes fifteen excellent wines from different local varietals.

Recognizing that the attributes of local varietals could complement the flavors of classic international varietals, Yiannis Vatistas created an award-winning blend he called 50/50: fifty percent Agiorgitiko and fifty percent Cabernet Sauvignon.

Following Yiannis Vatista’s death in 2019, his daughter Eleni Vatista is operating the winery, following her father’s footsteps.