Now I’m in seventh heaven. It was delightful last year to find a new supermarket opening just on the outskirts of Thassos Town, just beyond Theogenis football ground that had a nice if somewhat limited range of provisions, but more than anything, in my book, it sold dry fruit and nuts by the kilo and… wait for it... a strong, but delicious and a mild tasting, locally produced... Tsipouro..... BY THE KILO. An offer you couldn't refuse. And now, on my return this March, I find that there is a branch of the same supermarket which is opened just on the corner before the old harbour, and has exactly the same range of goods and prices.
So, I am not advocating shopping at any particular store nor undertaking any promotion, (we all have our own favourites) for any particular reason other than the fact that I myself find great joy in having one of my particular indulgences available near to where I'm living, and at a price which is so economic to me that I can't help but host small gatherings every afternoon or evening, before everybody goes home to eat, so that we can eat our local tasty snacks, mezes, and indulge in this delicious drink, brought to us from paradise, which is not only good for the soul but also good for the heart!