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The fishing port is a short walk from town. The terracotta pots are used by local octopus fisherman in a traditional technique called gargoulette. The pots are tied together and sunk to the ocean floor. They make great hiding places, so the Octopus crawl in, and are lifted to the surface. We bought one from a fisherman for $1. Now that's a souvenir.