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jan
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Livania cafe

by jan » 13 Jun 2019, 11:50

We walked down through Livania village yesterday, saying to each other how much we missed the café for its shade and views, not to. mention the refreshments. To our surprise, as we approached we heard the hum of a fridge motor then realised that the cafe gate was not fastened. Inside there was a large delivery of beer and soft drinks crates and the fridge was fully stocked with the price list stuck to the door. But the place was deserted.
Fortunately we had the correct cash for a beer each so, remembering the days of the honesty box, we helped ourselves, spent a delightful hour soaking up the sun and the views (including a pair of griffon vultures which offered an aerial display) left our empties with the payment and continued our walk.
Someone must have ordered the supplies, but who? Thank you from us, and we hope the café will be open for other visitors for the rest of the season.

Jan

rambler
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Re: Livania cafe

by rambler » 20 Aug 2019, 22:54

Just wondering if there are any further updates to Jan's report in June about Eike's cafe at Livaniana as we are walking that area mid Sept. Thanks Dave

deadeggs
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Re: Livania cafe

by deadeggs » 22 Aug 2019, 05:28

Would be nice to have an update on Eike and/or the Livania cafe. Hope she is well and hope also that the cafe is still there.

Wolf
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Re: Livania cafe

by Wolf » 02 Sep 2019, 16:18

Hello, I talked to Pavlos Manousoudakis, owner of 'Taverna Akrogiali' in Lykos, about the 'Taverna Livaniana' and he said that his uncle Nikos bought a fridge for the taverna. So it's open for everyone and you can make selfservice and pay for your drinks.

Jean
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Re: Livania cafe

by Jean » 02 Sep 2019, 16:50

Thanks for the information - that is very good to know!

deadeggs
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Re: Livania cafe

by deadeggs » 02 Sep 2019, 19:33

Thanks for the info. Some news on Eike would be nice. Hope the customers respect the "honesty" system so that the cafe can continue to offer a self-service to hikers and others.

rambler
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Re: Livania cafe

by rambler » 03 Sep 2019, 08:45

Yes, many thanks for the info, we will definitely be using it a couple of times in September. Dave

Wolf
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Re: Livania cafe

by Wolf » 03 Sep 2019, 16:43

I asked Pavlos about Eike. He didn't know where she is now.

kokkinos vrachos
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Location: Hamburg

Re: Livania cafe

by kokkinos vrachos » 01 Nov 2020, 21:00

jassas, is there any news?

This summer the cafe in Livanianá was still closed, but drinks were available on a trust basis. A price list hangs on the fridge, next to it a box to pay for.

Is Eike still the owner at all?

many greetings from Hamburg, kv
"I hope nothing, I fear nothing, I am free."
Nikos Kazantzakis

Micki
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Re: Livania cafe

by Micki » 02 Nov 2020, 08:48

Jassas,

from what I heard through the grapevine, the self service is organized by the the owner of the taverna Akrogiali at Lykos beach. Unfortunately, I don't have news about Eike.
In September, we were very pleased that the fridge was even stocked with FIX alcohol-free beer. A really nice refreshment when you're thirsty and it is hot - pretty tasty, too.

Michael

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