Clean Monday

We bumped into Thanasis Florous yesterday at our local international food retailer. Thanasis, who runs Pavlos fish taverna in Agnontas (inherited from his grandfather Pavlos and his father Nikos) was cheerful as always. He reminded us that he will open for Clean Monday and intends to stay open daily until October.

As many are aware, Clean Monday begins the Lenten fast which individuals can decide to observe or not and, depending on the weather, many will head for the countryside for a picnic on this holiday.

Government offices and banks etc will be closed yet food shops and bakeries will most likely be open in the mornings for traditionalists to pick up their loaves of “Lagana”, a special unleavened bread sold only on Clean Monday.

In any case, Thanasis will be open starting around noon (24240-22409).


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