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... century BC, dedicated to a local goddess who was later associated with Athena.
We then went to the Monastery of Agios Nectarios. You will find this hard to believe but it is a 20th century AD building.
Aegina is best known for growing pistachio ...
... doing its bit in helping the environment. . The City of Corinth is very nice, the Ma
rina is a free one, so there are no facilities. Coming into the Marina was a little deceiving, and we had a man on the wharf shouting instructions to us, and Stuart (whose knowledge of the Greek language is as about as deep of my knowledge of Latin) politely told him Brian knew what he was doing, that was until we ran aground! Stuart had a laugh, the guy had a laugh, and ...
... in fact I must have come that way even longer ago, in 1974 when I first came to Greece and took a rail journey to the Peloponnese.
Now, though I take a taxi or walk from the hotel to the new Korinthos Station on the edge of the city. At least, it was on the edge a few years ago, but I notice the city is spreading towards it, as inevitably happens when new transport ...
... local families. The way is lit by solar powered street lights, a neat idea which is catching on worldwide now I think. The stiking yellow pathway, painted on the ground, adds couliur and interest and is punctuated by motifs for children to enjoy.
The area close to the harbour has been renovated a bit too, with outside tables and chairs enabling visitors to enjoy drinks by the sea, at a price of course!
... In fact, the effect has been to improve the views of the mountains because the roads do not wind up and around them, but between them at a more level height, allowing spectacular views.
There is a danger of ribbon development of course, but Greece seems to be quite good with architecture in modern times as well as ancient times.
I arrived at Corinth in the early afternoon with plenty of time to complete my final task - finding a beach at Corinth!