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The old port

Below the city of Fira is the old port. While a few boats use this landing, it is not the main ferry harbor. The main harbor is farther south.

The old port is worth a trip down, however.

Down at the bottom are a series of shops and odd houses. It's a fun place to go.

I have no idea if anyone really lives here. This is visible in the photo just above in the line of houses across the middle of the photo.

You have some options on how to get up and down. You can take the tram, you can walk up the stairs or you can take the mules. The mules are an Official Thing To Do in Thira, but the attraction escapes me.

Last updated 6/13/05; first posted 10/31/2000; © 2005 John P. Nordin