|Mediterranean Cruise Through Europe
The next day was another delightful day on
the ship and the following day we arrived
at Piraeus around 7am. Athens is a
major city; the port does not have Greek
fishing boats all around the
harbor;everyone lives in the modern world
with automobiles and computers, but It still
was wonderful and I enjoyed every
moment of our visit. The Parthenon can
be seen from everywhere you travel
around Athens, just look up.
We took a scenic tour of the city, seeing
the Olympic Stadium, old and new (2004
Olympic games were held in Athens)
every tour includes time for shopping.
At a café our waiter wanted to tell us about
her sister in Framingham, Mass. and
about her trip to Foxwoods Casino in Ct.
We met some interesting people.
Mediterranean Cruise Through Europe, Greece,Turkey, and Crete.
It was time for a slow down day with the port of call of Crete part of Greece. I wanted to swim in the
Mediterranean so we spent the day at a beach resort. The water was warm and as I was told the high salt
content helps everyone float; It does.
Our last port of call was the beautiful island of Corfu. I would love to go back there someday where
everywhere you look you see breathtaking navy blue sea and lush greenery. Can’t forget the olive groves
everywhere. We took a tour of the island from one end to the other and stopped for wine in the morning
and a five course Greek dinner in a small fishing village that afternoon. The island had been occupied
by the British and the French in the past, leaving the look of Bermuda with a French touch in the wrought
iron porches. Flowers were everywhere.
The next day was spent at sea giving us time to remember all the beautiful places we had seen in the past
two weeks. We headed to Venice and our flight back to Boston.
On the 3rd day of the second week we arrived in Kusadsi, Turkey, another country that wants and needs
the tourist’s dollars. They have built a tourist area right at the pier with a Burger King and Bath and Body
Works and shops in between Turkish cafés and a Turkish rug dealer. They have installed umbrella
tables around the area where you can have a bite to eat or enjoy a drink while looking at the beautiful
harbor. In May the temperature was in the high 70’s f, but we were told in July the temperature could be
over 110 f.
We took the tour to Ephesus, a city created in 3,000 BC and later expanded by the Romans. The ruin had
a wonderful museum with many artifacts. This city has hosted Cleopatra, Mark Anthony, the Virgin Mary
and John the Apostle. Have you ever thought about where Mary went after Jesus’ death, she went to
Ephesus. I found that most interesting; this city is a must see.
I hope you have enjoyed the photos of a part of the world that I had the opportunity to visit and would go
back to in a moments notice.
On A Mediterranean Cruise of
Europe on The Royal Caribbean
Cruise Ship,Splendor of the Seas, we
visited ports in Greece, Turkey, and
The Ship Was Our Hotel As We
Visited Countries on Europe's
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Mediterranean Cruise to Athens
Text and Photos By Nancy Santry
We took a scenic
tour of Athens ,
old and new (2004
were held in
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Mediterranean Cruise to Athens
On a Mediterranean Cruise Through Europe We Visited
Greece ,Turkey, and Crete on the Cruise Ship,Splendor of
The Ship Was Our Hotel As We Visited Countries along
Europe's Mediterranean Coast.
Touring the Olympic Stadium where the
2004 Olympic games were held
On a Mediterranean cruise ship
through Europe we visited Greece,
Turkey, and Crete.