| christine Evans-Determan
Asklipio stole my heart!|
The small village of Asklipio stole my heart! The Greek village is so authentic, full of real warm wonderful Greek people. I spend time in the village. I've often sat and watch the kids play football in the town square, and in the evening the older ladies of the village sat along 'the wall' and watched the world go by. I've listened to the church bells calling the villagers, and often when they came out of church they have shared with me the 'special bread' from the service.
My favourite thing in Asklipio is Nik's Taverna, a family run taverna, and without a doubt in my opinion, the best authentic food in Rhodes. After trying many other taverna's, Nikolas's taverna became a home from home. Nik and his lovely wife Effie own the place and nothing was too much trouble. Sometimes there were delicious things off the menu, Nik usually has something set aside, or if not he suggested wonderful new tastes for me to try.
One year I celebrated my birthday while in Rhodes and decided to eat at Nik's we let him know that we were coming for dinner. When we arrived, the table had been laid with a special cloth, flowers in a vase and a red rose for each of us, and not forgetting the most scrumptious chocolate cake that Nik had gotten especially for me. The villagers joined in when Happy Birthday was sung. It’s a birthday I will always remember, and mostly due to Nik and his family’s kindness.
I'm booking flights to go back to Rhodes and I am planning on spending my birthday at Nik's again this year for the third time. I am bless in that I can go anywhere my little heart desires for my birthday, so I am going to Asklipio and sharing my day with the village. June 1st if your there, if not, when you visit Nik's tell Nik I sent you... Best Regards, Christina...