Photos taken on the day we went across to the Health Centre so I could have my first dose of the vaccine.
The sky may look dark and boding but the day was warm and sunny
This was taken on the edge of the village, walking out of town
The church dedicated to Agio Spyridon, Saint Spiros to you
It is in a park beside the sea where once oldies from the city came to spend a week in tents and huts to enjoy some fresh air and sea bathing. We could hear them from our old house in town on long summer nights listening and dancing to greek music. The two go together. Music means dancing.
Looking back towards the island
Poros actually consists of two islands joined by a bridge over a very narrow sea canal. It is separated by a 200 metre channel from the mainland village of Galatas. This part of the greek mainland is a long peninsular known as the Peloponese. We are on the eastern side of the peninsular in the Argosaronic Gulf.
The bigger island, Kalavria, is where we live. It is covered in pines and this is where you'll find the tourist beaches, ancient temple and monastery. On the smaller island, Spheria, are the harbour and main town.
We are one hour from Athens by hydrofoil, 2 hours by car. There are small water taxis and car ferries taking people and vehicles across the narrow strait about every half hour. Many people live on one side and work on the other.
The population is around 4,000.