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Piraeus Is and Piraeus Was

September 1st 2006
Slow roasted gyro spices and the waft of numerous cigarettes intermingle in a sea air aboard the F/B Lato. We leave a 2,800 year old port behind, our captain blowing his horn to a passing ferry less than half our size as we leave the harbor’s entrance. It’s a seaman’s greeting. The response is reciprocated. With the Great Harbor, commonly known as Piraeus, this horn echoes round the surr ... read more
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