We had booked to stay at one of the hotels Spies used to collaborate with already back then, so a familiar place to me. The first day we just chilled by the pool (after the two weeks of rotten weather and rainy days we had had in Sweden, relaxing in the sun was heaven!) and enjoyed a few of the things that is Greece to me, 'horiatiki' (=Greek salad) and 'frappe' (=ice coffee).
Many, many new shops, restaurants and gyros places have turned up. Now they even have not one, but TWO fish spas, and not just real shops, but also ones with fake stuff, just like out in Asia! :)
Nidri used to be a rather sleepy, unexploited and authentic place - now it felt like any other tourist trap... at least initially - until I realized all the old familiar faces were still there.
Like Mr Kalivas and Thomas, who still works at the exchange desk in the Spies office. Like Makis, the busdriver and his wife Swedish Camilla, who still works in a rental car office. Like my friend Stelios, who used to be a waiter at the pizzeria we always went to, but now manages his own café and souvenir place together with his wife: