As many of you may know, I live in Greece. You’ve seen my photos of the beach here and here and the town as well here. But did you know I live in a port town?
Today I am going to take you to what I consider to be the crown jewel of the town.
Let’s go on a stroll thru the town waterfront.
We go down these stairs to reach the waterfront. I think I once counted about 170 of them. It’s always easier to go down then to come back up.
The waterfront was once the hub of commercial activity with a thriving raisin and paper goods trade. But in the 1980’s trade fell off and the factories closed.
These old buildings which are in the process of being restored were once thriving factories. When I first moved here, 20 years ago, the whole area was full of factories in crumbling decay.
The waterfront area is full of little outdoor restaurants.
The entrance to one with a painted door.
Another stone factory which was restored and now houses a cafe bar.
More stairs leading to the town which is situated above.
The waterfront is also sprinkled with many outdoor cafes with striking designs.
This island/partition which is made of wire and rocks is very unique
The restored stone buildings are seen on the right and the outdoor sitting areas are across the main street to the left. Beyond that is the Corinthian Bay.
The original dock was wrecked during an earthquake in 1995. It is now in the process of being restored. Many locals come here and throw a line hoping to catch some fish.
This is the new harbour. Not much going on in the last few years because of the crisis.
Even the decay is beautiful when it is next to the blue sea.
That blue is one thing that never changes. It gives us peace and rejuvenates us.
The cobblestoned road leads back to town. An easier alternative to the stairs.
People come down here in the late afternoons to take a walk or to gather with friends for coffee and drinks. In the evenings, it is usually packed with club goers and young folks who like to party all night. Obviously you’ll never see me here at that hour.
This area of the town has been going thru a renaissance. The old crumbling factories are being restored for use as commercial spaces. It would have been sad to let the area fall apart, with such beauty that is the waterfront.
I hope you have enjoyed my little stroll thru the town waterfront. Do you live near a waterfront area or enjoy going to one?
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