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Flying dolphin

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These hydrofoils, or “flying dolphins” as they are known by can be seen zipping all over the Aegean sea. They are must faster than the regular ferries (and much noisier and more expensive), but are idea if you are in a rush to get to your destination.

Whereas we, who had all the time in the world, sat on the outside deck of the regular ferry and enjoyed watching the world go by as we took a leisurely trip to Aegina, and back to Athens a week later.

How to make a Greek Salad

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When we arrived in our apartment in Athens, we found that a section of one of the walls had been turned into a chalk board shopping list. Except that instead of a shopping list, we saw the recipe for a Greek Salad. We had eaten plenty of them by the time we arrived, but now we had a real recipe from a real Greek host in Athens.

How to make a Greek salad

  • 2 tomatoes
  • 1 cucumber
  • 1 onion
  • 1 green pepper
  • feta cheese
  • black olives
  • olive oil
  • salt, oregano & pepper
  • mix and enjoy!

Here’s how it looks!

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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.

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