THE CHAMPAGNE ADDICT IN GREECE!
Dr. Champagne and the Champagne Surgeon came to visit the Champagne Greek and myself in Greece this summer. It was a whirlwind trip of sun and fun mixed with great food, lots of laughs, wonderful company and of course, amazing champagne!!!
We started on the island of Rhodes. The island is located in the Eastern Aegean Sea and is one of the biggest modern Greek islands. Historically, Rhodes was famous for the Colossus of Rhodes and today it is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Europe.
Our time in Rhodes included:
– Rock climbing http://www.rodosclimb.info
– Lunch in Charaki Harbour (a small and quiet picturesque fishing village located next to Lindos the site of an ancient Acropolis)
– Dinner at Skalakia taverna, a local gem in the heart of the village of Pastida (Pastida is one of the more traditional villages on the island and is located inland on the west coast of Rhodes)
What Champagne Addict trip wouldn’t be complete without a tasting though? Check out Dr. Champagne’s Dom Perignon 2000 vs. Moet & Chandon blind challenge (can you guess which one won – HA!):
After fun in Rhodes, the next stop was the mainland -– Athena! We travelled to the Athenian Riviera which is nestled in a breathtaking peninsula on the Saronic Gulf. We stayed at the Astir Beach Palace complex which is located in Vouliagmeni (a fashionable suburban area about 20 minutes outside of Athens). It also happens to be home to Matsuhisa Nobu Athens where we enjoyed some fabulous dinners.
We were so lucky to enjoy some great champagne overlooking sunset on the sea — sabred with precision and perfectly by the Champagne Surgeon.
The Champagne Addict takes Greece! Attached are the pictures.
DOM IN PASTIDA, RHODES (AND SOME MOET ROSE TOO)
OUR RHODES DAMAGE (“THE DEAD SOLDIERS”)
HELLLLLLLO ATHENIAN RIVIERA
MATSUHISA NOBU ATHENS