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Two arches

Here are two arches that I saw in Athens – both of which I saw on a fanatic early morning run through the city. The first is the Arch of Hadrian, constructed in 131AD. It has been standing for over 1800 years.

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And the second marks the entrance to part of the ancient Agora. I have not been able to find any information about the actual arch, so if you know anything about it I would love to know. It is not at the main Agora site, but the slightly smaller site where you can find the Tower of the Winds.

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Fish market in Aegina town

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It is so easy to get fresh fish in Aegina; every restaurant has a great selection of local and fresh fish. In the middle of town there is a small fish market, surrounded by little seafood restaurants, and the fish is fantastic!

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One of the restaurants outside the fish market. I don’t recall the name of the fish that I ate, but it was a huge plate of really small sardine-like fish with soft bones. I just ate the entire fish, and they were really good! I am getting hungry just remembering my meal.

Aegina town and port

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This is a view of the main town in Aegina from the ferry back to Athens. It is such a beautiful little port, and I so want to get back there for a few days.

Piraeus Port

In my last post, I posted some pics of the Aegean sea from the Ferry to Aegina. Here are two pics of the port, the first of the actual port where the boats dock, and the second is of the seafront apartment buildings just outside the port. I am sure that you have a fantastic view from those apartments, although it looks a little crowded.

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Piraeus Port

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Seafront apartments

Tall ship

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On our first morning in Aegina, I wondered down to the port to find a bakery to get something for breakfast, and I saw this wonderful tall ship in the harbour (yes I actually did take my little point & shoot camera with to the bakery – you never know). Anyway I am glad that I had my camera with me, because by the time we went to the port later in the day it was gone!

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