A Scenic Breakfast in Nafplio, Greece

We’re in Greece, where we just wrapped up filming our Easter special for public television. And, while Easter may seem like old news to you, it was just yesterday here in Greece. Because Eastern Orthodox Christians use a different calendar than western Christians, Orthodox Easter was a week later this year…making it possible for our crew to be in two places — Italy and Greece — on the “same day.”

I’ll be reporting on Greek Easter for the next few days. While some countries do Christmas with more gusto, it’s clear Greece (along with Spain) pulls out all the stops for Easter. We decided to focus on the action in my favorite small Greek town, Nafplio.

My longtime favorite hotel in Nafplio is Pension Marianna, run by Petros Zotos and his brothers. Here’s a zippy review of their amazing breakfast (fresh from the Zotos family farm, and very organic), followed by a peek at the view from their rooftop breakfast terrace.

At the end, you’ll notice me stumbling over the words for “good day” (kalimera) and “squid” (kalamari). As a clueless tourist, I often get my day off to an embarrassing start by greeting people with a cheery, “Squid!”

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