Amorgos, July 17th, 2011 – When I first shared my itinerary Rhodes – Kastellorizo – Rhodes – Amorgos with other fellow travellers on the online forum Trip Advisor, some drastically discouraged me to follow what I had in mind! “It ‘s off the wall, soooo complicated to reach Amorgos from Rhodes, do change Island!”
But I didn’t! And went through the endless procedure of waiting for 3 days for the Blue Star ferry from Rhodes to Santorini, spending a night in hotel in Santorini, Sea jet from Santorini to Naxos to Mykonos, to Naxos again to Koufunissi to … the promised land Amorgos!!!!!
Honestly, I would go through the exhausting travel all over again because what was waiting for me and my 15 years old daughter Yasmin was beyond our expectations!
During the 8 days, based in Katapola we were hiking trails, visiting villages, exploring beaches and ruins but especially experiencing the precious gift of the Island its “φιλοξενία” … hospitality!
And this reminds me of when we drove South and in the heat of the day, hungry and thirsty we reached the small farming village of KOLOPHANA.
Looking for a place to eat we noticed a woman waving at us from her little taverna named DELFINI! The sweet owner, Sophia welcomed us with her biggest smile and set our table on the small terrace overlooking fields, while we were still parking the car!!!
It was only me and my daughter and without even asking for it, we found two bottles of fresh water waiting for us and she prepared excellent vegetarian food and the most delicious fermented goat cheese plate. She surprised my daughter with an extra portion of home made french fries and fresh slices of watermelon for both of us! We hugged and took photos before leaving that little special spot in the middle of nowhere!
If you go there, she will certainly invite you to sign on her Guestbook along with a collection of greatful travelers on the road who have been blessed like us to stop by her Delfini and enjoy her simple and earthy food! My daughter helped her and created a sign for her “At Delfini you eat well” written in Italian!
While you are driving down south … don’t miss this experience of beautiful Greek hospitality!
Kato Meria, Kolofana
Tel. + 30 22850 72244