The north of Aegina

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We sleep until 10 and then have breakfast at Kostas. This is already a tradition. At around 11 we decide to rent a bike to explore the north of the island. We follow the coast north and arrive via small roads in Agia Marina. This is the most northern part of the island. A beautiful town with a harbor, and we can enjoy the rest. We drink a bit and have a small snack; not too much. We sit on the terrace of restaurant Kiriakakis and have a beautiful view. After lunch we drive to the temple of Afea. We visit the ruins of the temple and the museum there. Everything has become a lot more expensive since the Euro was introduced. At 14:45 we drive inland to the monastery “Agios Nektarios”. We visit the monastery; people are working on the inside. As always in Greece we need to be dressed decent, when we want to enter a monastery. No problem: we always have something with us to cover our shoulders and knees. From here we take the road back to Aegina, stop in Agios Asomatos to drink a Mythos and stay here for about an hour. Then we drive to Marathonas and go for a swim there. At 18:00 we’re back in Aegina city and end the day at the same place where we started. At Kostas’ restaurant we have ouzo me meze. We need to return the scooter at 20:00, so that’s what we do. We take a shower and eat tonight at Vassilis. After the ouzo we start with an aperitif.

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