June 6 Ferry to the Mainland (Day 253)

We’re moving on from the islands to the mainland today. Our Seajet fast catamaran ferry will take us directly from Syros to Piraeus, the major port to Athens. We had a few hours in the morning before we boarded so we wandered around town a little bit.

The cutest little electric car! Great for an island mode of transport!

In the port waiting room this scale model shows the most common mode of inter-island transport of the 19th & early 20th century!

Our ferry was about 20 minutes late, and we took off, trying to make up time! We headed into cloudy weather with a little sprinkle of rain. Unfortunately it didn’t break the hot spell!

When we arrived at Piraeus, a suburb of Athens, we hiked the 15 minutes to the train station. When we got there we were told it’s the wrong station! Those trains only went to Athens, we’re heading west to Korinthos (Corinth). Luckily that station is only a block away!

We got the feeling we’re heading into the hinterlands! Not the metropolis of the Acropolis! Which is fine with us!

We arrived at the Korinthos station and had a taxi waiting for us to take us to Archaia Korinthos (“Ancient” Korinthos). Corinth in English, Korinthos (Κόρινθος) in Greek!

An older Airbnb picture of our accomodation, We arrived before dark and were greeted by our host’s father who gave us a tour and we settled in.

We of course went up to the rooftop terrace and got some pictures!

The archaeological site of the ancient city is steps away!

Overlooking the village is Acro Corinth (“High” Corinth) on the top of the distant hills.

We walked through the tiny village and found a pizza parlor and had dinner.

We had a fantastic salad first, then the pizza!

We had nightcaps of wine on the rooftop terrace, looking down on the Greek Orthodox Church just across the street!

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