Trying to find a good place to swim near Athens is a bit tricky. It’s a time-consuming procedure that most of the times demands nerves of steel to get through! The traffic is immerse. The close to Athens beaches are congested with the waves of crowds. Youngsters versus older ones, whole families with mothers yelling at children or running after them to feed them leave no space to put your stuff. Almost everybody, even in weekdays, is trying to reach the nearby beaches and get some revitalizing dose of sea water to cool from the extreme summer heat.
Porto Germeno comes to fill the gaps here. It might not be so close to Athens since it takes a 40 minute drive, through a somehow rough terrain, to get there by car from the western suburbs, yet it’s a nice destination. It’s popular, but not crammed. Actually from the late evening and on it’s quite peaceful. Surrounded by green mountains and with the ancient keep of Aigosthena towering the whole area it’s a wonderful break from the city cement and boring style.
Time to get back to Lithuania now. The pony in the photo above, was standing on the pier in Trakai. Of course it was the star of the day. While it’s owner was shoveling the snow and cleaning the pier, this adorable little horsie was being photographed by almost every visitor of Trakai that day.