Pretty pic taken yesterday afternoon of the situation along the beach front at Agnontas. Looks like January’s snow busted the canopy structure at Pavlos Psarotaverna (“Thanasis” – blue doors with green windows above). Repair, renovation, expansion, and elevation work continues at Korali. These waterfront constructions suffered damage from the flood of September 2015 when waters rushing down the valley formed by the Plakes, Koritsi and Agnantio highlands pushed all kinds of debris into the sea. The debris included a dining Swedish tourist who needed to be rescued off shore. One report suggested that a half-finished plate of fried “Gavros” was found miraculously floating nearby, still edible but a little too salty.
“Korali” was especially flood damaged and remained closed last summer. Though it looks like it will by ready for business by this summer, the rebuilding has taken so long that one wonders if the original structure was so stable to begin with. The building will be crowned by some kind of new third storey construction.
Also of concern is the strange and wonderful Jerusalem Thorn (Parkinsonia aculeata) tree which was a feature in the seating area of Pavlos for years. We wrote last year (klik) that it appeared the flood had killed it, though by Spring 2016 it had come back to life. We shall wait and see how and if the tree will recover from the freak snowstorm(s) of January 2017.
(Thanks to Isabel for the phone-photo)