Poros and Aegina

Poros is the smallest island of the three islands. It was very cold and windy then. I had to wear my winter jacket to keep me warm. We quickly went to the small shops to buy some souvenirs and then we went back to the ship for our lunch. 

That's our ship waiting for us at the island.

view of the other side 

look at those buildings..

The landscape is very hilly and mountainous. The highest peak is the Vigla (358 m) in the west-central part. Following the island's topography and geology, small creeks and seasonal streams flow through steep valleys of the southern and northeastern part. The western and northern part of the island feature smooth hills and shallow valleys. Sandy beaches are restricted to the southern shore of the island, except for a bay in the northern part called Vayionia.
http://en.wikipedia.org


we boarded the ship after we had got some souvenirs

to have our lunch

time to go to the next island, Aegina

awesome view of the sea

reached Aegina 

The city of Aegina is the capital city of the island and it's located on the west side.
It's built amphitheatrical towards the sea. When you enter the harbor, the small, white church of Saint Nikolas welcomes you.
Your first impession is the modern type classical buildings, which are located along the sea front of the island and have terristrial shade colors which make them look even more beautiful at sunset.
The economic and social life of Aegina is centralized on the coastal road and the parallel roads. 
http://www.aegina.com.gr/

It was getting warmer here.

the town center

We explored the town and finally we went back to the ship.
Pistachios is popular in this island.
But I didn't get to buy any as I had finished up my euros earlier in Poros.

It was almost evening..the sun was setting.

Finally, it set and we reached our destination..back to where we started our trip

Next: we had our Wyeth gala dinner.


Comments

  1. I like the last two photos. Beautiful sunset.

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  2. You did not cover your head in the 1st and 2nd photos - isn't your head cold? I need to cover my head in cold weather else I will get a headache.

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    1. I just covered for a short while as it was so windy and my ears got chilled..

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  3. Was the lunch on the ship nice to eat? I couldn't identify what food you have on your plate. Was there fish on your plate?

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    1. It's buffet style..not too bad..

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    1. ok..I just had once but the fried chicken was so tough..

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  5. Got nice seafood? That place looks good!

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  6. Used up all your euros? wow.. a real shopper.. hehehe.. I think I better change more too.. :)

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    1. yea, I only brought 300 euros. The rest is paid by credit card.

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  7. Poros is a very nice little island..
    love the view from afar seeing the houses built by the hills..
    awesome view you've shot~~

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  8. oh the lunch is onboard the ship??
    i thot you were brought to some restaurants on the island itself..
    anyway, the lunch looks good to me actually..

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    1. yea, it's onboard as I supposed the island couldn't accommodate so many people. Its restaurants are rather small too.

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  9. Aegina sounds a great nice island too..
    built amphitheatrical towards the sea and everyone is welcomed by the white church of Saint Nikolas..

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  10. hmmm, finished up your euros so quickly??
    you should have asked your sister to lend you some,
    so that you can buy some famous pistachios there :)

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    1. haha..my sister only had a little to spare and she needed them to buy her own stuff.

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  11. I love the landscape! Simply amazing!

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  12. how wonderful Wenn!
    Very enjoyable

    ALOHA from Honolulu
    Comfort Spiral
    ~ > < } } ( ° > <3
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  13. A very nice sea view~

    It's calm but I get seasick easily, haha!

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  14. Love the vibrant colours of the buildings there. :)

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  15. the sea look like berombak wor...

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  16. Love those buildings on Poros Island! Love the sunset photo too! : )

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  17. well the buildings were like toy models built
    for a toy town hahaha, they were really sticking with quad lateral pattern huh

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  18. the place sure looks refreshing, windy and a bit chilly,
    i mean you wearing those thick jackets it must be really cold out there

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  19. well you always have the most scrumptious lunch huh

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  20. i always wanted to try those carriage,
    for me it was kinda prince like haha

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  21. anyway that view you caught was just so stunning
    it was nice to walk on the bay seeing that view!
    tho it was kinda gloomy to me

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  22. have a great day and happy bloggin wenn
    take care always and god bless you

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  23. Nice islands to visit and nice ship!

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  24. I am sure you had a very nice stay in the island, as the view is so beautiful.

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  25. Beautiful photos. I love them all.

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  26. It has always been my dream to visit those countries where they have buildings and houses all stacked on the slopes and hills by the sea like what you posted. So unique! I would love to walk there!

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  27. The boat looked so unique in shape. I had never seen one like that.

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  28. I was wondering how many hours was your boat cruise?

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    1. we started at 8.15am in the morning and reached back at 7pm. It's a day cruise.

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  29. Poros was the smallest island. What a cute name and it sounds small too.

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  30. what a beautiful set of photos especailly the sunset

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