Οπωροπαντοπωλείο

In short, a grocery store which has fruit too!

This one in Gyftorema, near Anna’s restaurant, has been in that location for many, many years. For a lot of folks this shop, sometimes referred to as “Leli’s” after the previous boss, is the “go to” place on and off hours since the proprietors live nearby and the door might be unexpectedly be open for store maintenance on a Sunday when other places are closed and dark.

In any case the hand-painted sign deserves attention not only because of its laconic and to the point wording, but also because of the obvious dedication of the shop owner to the Panathinaikos football club. For many football fans in Greece the choice for favorite team is either Panthinaikos (Athens) or its longtime rival Olympiakos (Piraeus). It’s one or the other, folks.

Speaking of football (podosphairo, ποδόσφαιρο) our island will be honored for the next week when a major “Spurs” (Tottenham Hotspurs) fan arrives on the island to cool off a bit from English Premier League excitement. It’s possible?

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2 thoughts on “Οπωροπαντοπωλείο

  1. I can’t really say other than to mention that for a while the fan was sometimes mistaken by locals for me. Other confuse him with Arsène Wenger though I’m not sure why.

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