Monday, November 26, 2012

Village Walkthrough- Manolates

So we've already toured VourliotesPaleokastro, and Stavrinides... now I want to show you my tour of Manolates! I mentioned in an earlier post that this is probably the most popular village in all of Samos. Everyone knows Manolates. Guests at the hotel ask me, "where do you live?" and when I say Ambelos, they look at me like "huh?" and then I say..."well, you know where Manolates is?" (and they get excited because YES, or course they know where Manolates is) So anyway, Manolates took it's name from the first settlers of the village, the Manolas family. The one thing I like about this village is it's full of old houses. One thing I don't like is that there are a ton of pottery shops, souvenir shops, and way too many tavernas to really be classified as a "traditional village" Please don't send me hate mail, that is my personal opinion!
From the town of Agios Konstantinos, it's about a 4 kilometer drive through the "Valley of the Nightingales"

The drive is really picturesque!

A map of the various shops, restaurants, and cafes right off the parking lot.

The first pottery shop. You can either go right or left..

So we went left on this dead end street

with a cute souvenir shop. I remember from a previous visit to Manolates this shop has a rug loom. The owner was out when we came this time, so I couldn't get any more info on it, what a bummer!


a very pretty pottery shop

My dad waiting for me like always!

A garden with old pottery pots!

Another shop with knick knacks!

and another one!

We ran into some people we know.

A co-worker of mine's mother!

The post office/town hall.

My troopers!

I love this narrow alley!

A restaurant's terrace with a fountain.

Nice stone work. I like when remodeled houses  keep the charm of the old Greek style.

I love the combination of stone and stucco.

My dad Leon!

As we were leaving this caught my eye.

Manolates from afar
Thank you for touring Manolates Village with me!

1 comment:

  1. Hi
    very nice site you have, I enjoy your stories and pictures.
    I am a big fan of the beautifull Island of Samos
    I'am myself live on a small Island too in Holland.
    I feel very at home on Samos, the nice people
    the nice villages, and I know some people there
    mostley Dutch folks.
    I was this year twice on Samos and always shoot some video's, here is my YTchannel
    kind regards
    Carel Schut


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