I started the day with a swim in the hotel pool before walking a few minutes north of the hotel to the Russian Orthodox Cathedral.  The weather was lovely, hot but with a slight sea breeze and after admiring the cathedral I made my way down to the promenade. What a sight!

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Russian Orthodox Cathedral
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On the beach

I walked virtually the length of the promenade, some of it along the pebbled beach. Not the most comfortable to lie on but many people had come prepared with thick blankets to lie on, or paid for loungers in one of the beach clubs.

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View from Castle Hill

At the Eastern end of the promenade is Castle Hill, and I climbed its steps to admire the view over the bay and the city from high above. I made my way down the hill in another direction, by way of the Israeli cemetery and soon found myself back in the old town.

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Back in the Old Town

I spent the rest of the afternoon wandering around wide boulevards and narrow alleyways, before having a glass of wine at a beach club and heading back to my hotel to recharge my batteries (quite literally, my phone was dying).

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Place Rossetti with Cathedrale Sainte-Reparte behind

Heading out for the evening I did some bar hopping in the old town and finished up at the wonderful Shapko Bar where I was entertained by a fantastic blues-y band.  They were really talented and the place had a fantastic atmosphere. A great way to end the night.

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