We had the pleasure of attending a lovely party on Saturday night in downtown Chania. One of the Americans who works on the base and knows my husband turned 50 and threw a great bash at a restaurant we love. There were four or five dozen people, a mixture of Greeks, American, and Greek-Americans, with drinks, dancing, and heaps of fabulous food. Such a fun night.
A Greek standard evening affair, from what I understand, runs from about 9 or 10 PM to 1 or 2 AM. In the summer my husband reported that even kids' birthday parties started at 9 PM or later; it's just the Time When Things Are Celebrated. The party Saturday started at 7 PM; a new Greek-American friend of ours at the party predicted that the Americans would arrive at 7 and leave by 11 while the Greeks would arrive an hour or two later and stay till at least 1.Read More