Many of us remember the little cove of Linarakia (Panormos) before the tasteless behemoth “Green Blue Something or other” was built there. Before this blot went up, the cove consisted of a polite little beach, a tiny cottage or boat house belonging to a fisherman, and an “in scale” larger stone, wood and plaster “Skopelitan Classic” building. About 25 years ago or longer, this building was converted into a cafe/mezedakia and served people using the beach as well as visitors from passing boats.
It was a nice place to stop and refresh after a day on or in the sea.
Over the years the place has developed into a very nice psaro/taverna. Still operated by the Stamatis family, they serve good food and the ambiance is unique. During the day children play in the sea while their parents sit a few meters back “relaxing”. As evening falls the atmosphere changes to quieter with tables under the canopy or right on the beach.
We were regulars there 20 years before when we kept a small boat with a putt-putt pulled up on the beach.
After a day at sea there would be ice cream for the children and a cold drink for parents.