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Justin Bieber’s New Friendship with a 79-Year-Old Greek Fisherman

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The modest boat garage-turned taverna where Bieber met his new friend. Credit: Instagram/@justinbieber

Justin Bieber who is vacationing around Greece with his wife Hailey made a new friend: a 79-year-old fisherman in the island of Milos.

The 27-year-old singer got a “taste” of authentic Greece by having lunch at a modest boat garage, turned taverna, in the adorable fishing village of Mandrakia.

Boat garages, or “syrmata”, with their colorful doors are typically located on the ground floor of the fisherman’s residence.

Bieber visited this overlooked gem and tasted authentic Greek food at the tiny taverna “Medusa”. But in order to do that he had to alert the neighbors to open the premises. His associate, Dimitris Tsakoumis, called on 79-year-old Andreas, a local fisherman, who apparently had the keys.

The elderly Greek fisherman, who had no idea who Bieber is, prepared the modest lunch which included roasted sardines, traditional fava beans, olives, feta cheese and bread. According to Tsakoumis, Mr. Andreas apologized that the premises had no 4G internet and became friends with Bieber talking about his life as a fisherman.

He said he is a permanent resident of Mandrakia and that, despite his age, he still swims everyday besides fishing with his little kaiki, a Greek traditional fishing boat, anchored just outside the taverna.

Mr. Andreas later apologized because he had to go back to work. He left Bieber to continue his lunch and he strolled off to his kaiki.

Justin Bieber posted two photos on Instagram from his unique Greek experience. He simply said: “That place looks like a lucid dream.”

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Justin Bieber waits for a traditional Greek lunch in Milos. Credit: Instagram/@justinbieber

In the video below a taste of the picturesque Mandraki.

Cruising in the Greek islands

Bieber and Hailey have been cruising the Greek islands. Before Milos, they were spotted in Mykonos and Santorini, and despite seemingly wanting to keep their vacation hush-hush, Bieber was kind enough to pose with fans for photos.

The photos fans posted online led to news traveling fast. This led to their “cover being blown,” so the couple decided to start posting pictures of their stunning Greek getaway on social media.

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Justin and Hailey Bieber cuddle up on a bench in Greece. Credit: Instagram/@justinbieber

The couple, who were first linked in 2016 and married in 2019, have gone back to their status-quo of posting photos celebrating their love since the revelation that they are holidaying in Greece.

Justin and Hailey were also pictured on a yacht enjoying their vacation. Justin captioned the photo “thank you for being the squishiest most lovable human on the face of the earth,” proclaiming his affection for his wife while on their relaxing vacation together.

Not Justin Bieber’s first time in Greece

Bieber has vacationed in Greece before, and even has released a music video as an ode to his love of the country.

In 2016, the pop star released a video clip titled “Company” which opens with the Canadian singer posing next to a statue with a spectacular view of Santorini.


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