After researching the route yesterday, this morning started with a run that included two laps around the Acropolis.
It was a lovely mostly pedestrianised route, with views of the Acropolis on one side and the Agora (ancient market place) on the other.
It was hard work on an undulating course, but obviously not as hard as the run by Pheidippides in 490bc. He ran the 26.2 miles from Marathon to Athens to announce victory in a battle, and was so exhausted when he arrived that he dropped dead. He then accidentally became the first of many millions of marathon runners.
Afterwards we went down to the port of Piraeus for a look around.
It had a huge working port, but also a couple of lovely harbours. I particularly like this photo taken by Darren. I think that if any artist actually drew reflections of masts in the water like this, then people would think that they had drank way too much ouzo.