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The Greek island of Antikythira sits in the crystalline waters of the Aegean Sea, equidistant from the Peloponnese region of Greece and the popular coastline of Crete. This sparsely populated islet is almost entirely covered by Mediterranean vegetation, which covers the steep hills and rocky cliffs that line the Aegean shore.
The isle is the ideal location for migratory birds, with many using it as a natural rest stop whilst travelling between Africa and Europe. Antikythira is home to the world’s largest breeding ground for Eleonora’s falcon, which migrates from Madagascar to the Mediterranean. It’s become an important research outpost for the study of the species.
The Port of Antikythira is found on the north of the island. The passenger terminal is made up of a small pier which is situated at the foot of a narrow inlet of the ocean, just along from a small, hill top marina.
Despite a sparse population and small terminal, Antikythira services four separate routes. The Lane Sea Lines services leave throughout the week with two destinations on the Greek mainland and two on other Greek islands. The services sail to Kissamos in the north western peninsula of Crete, the island of Kythira as well as Gythion and Piraeus on the mainland.
The Greek city and port of Piraeus is one of the largest ports in the whole of the Mediterranean, and the third largest in the world, and has become a major hub for the ferry network that spans the Aegean Sea. Piraeus is an important city in its own right despite the fact that it is frequently considered to be a suburb of Athens, the Greek capital, which is only a very short distance away. Despite its proximity to Athens, Piraeus' waterfront has its own distinct appearance and visitors will see that the most appealing parts of the city are located around its eastern quarter, alongside both Mikrolimano Harbour and Zea Marina. A popular event in Piraeus is the Ecocinema International Film Festival which is held annually in late February and is where a number of films are screened at the Atticon Cinema and the Cineac Cinema, which are both located in the city's Town Hall Square.
Full of restaurants, bars and nightclubs, the waterfront district was greatly redeveloped in time for the Athens Olympics and as a result a new harbour front promenade was created that is lined with trees and passes the medieval city walls. The walls serve has a reminder and as an insight into the city's rich past.