At the moment the sun started to go down, the other couples in the restaurant moved as one to the waterside edge of the restaurant to take photographs.
Food arrived just in time for me to take my first bite of fried calamari with tzatziki as the sun slid down behind the mountain... Nothing says 'Greek island' like this, eh?
I'd been thinking on the walk back, one of the things I love about Tilos is that it feels a little unfinished, like a continual work in progress; not packaged and prettified, but raw and elemental. And hardly anywhere in the world could you watch such a spectacular sunset from a place so beautifully informal, with a handwritten menu (where the words do
n't quite fit on the line...).
Surrounded only by beach and a couple of other houses, it's the most romantic spot for a dinner for two...
And nothing says love like giving your partner your last piece of calamari.
Thanks to Lisa the pup for a delightful evening!