Nionios time you had a break
Nionios doesn't look tired, but he should
be. This local has had a busy and fulfilling life so far.
Nionio was born in Vathy and left the island in 1969 to join the Navy,
where he was 2nd Officer for 6 years travelling the world and making travel
his passion in life. After the navy he went to Athens where he opened
his first bar, Lotza.
It was during his time at this bar that Nionio became acquainted and friends
with some of the best musical talent in Athens at the time. He likes
a challenge so one bar turned to 3. First Lotza then there
was Lipstick and then Romancero.
Like all Ithacans, something deep inside
him called Nionio back to the island in 1989. In Vathy he started
the first roof-top bar at the Mentor Hotel, he also became a basic member
of the Vathy Football team which he served for 17 years and if that wasn't
enough, had a short stint as owner of a flower shop too. Phew!!!!!
Nionios now works as barman at the Omirikon Hotel in Vathy and dances to the Turkish entry at the last European Song Contest "Every way that I can" in-between serving up cocktails. Someone should get him to put up his feet and serve him for a bit.