Travel Blogs from Kampos
... made it a step above. The building of the Monastery of St. John the Theologian was begun in 1088 upon an ancient acropolis with its temple ruins dating back to the 6th and 4th century BC. Snuggled up to its walls are the many houses of the Chora, built not only to protect the fortress from pirates but so that the peasants themselves could seek protection inside. To take pictures in the monastery is forbidden so one is forced to commit ...
... for me in a small boat!
We had the afternoon to explore Patmos, a smallish Island with some nice shops and tavernas. Our tummies had settled enough to attempt some Greek food however beer was not appealing at all! John the Apostle is thought to have been on Patmos when he received a vision from Jesus, and hence the island is on the Christian Pilgrimage route.
Dinner that night was a traditional Greek feast on board and we were treated with some Greek ...
We spent the morning on Ikaria, an island untouched by tourism. It was so nice to wander in a village seeing the locals just doing their day-to-day chores, not trying to sell things to tourists. It felt 'real'. In the afternoon we headed for Delos and put the sails up for the first ...
... s trip to Kusadasi and Ephesus. Tonight was Greek Night onboard - we drank Ouzo - one of us having just one sip, ate octopus (suckers and all) and enjoyed moussaka, stuffed tomatoes and bacclava. We also learnt Greek dances and generally enjoyed the evening. Tomorrow, in the late afternoon, we will be walking the streets of Pythagorien in Samos - sadly there won't be time to go to the cave, but at least we set foot on the ...
... and Crete before Athens the day before yesterday. As we sailed out of Crete (the last night before many would leave the ship), there was a sail away party at the Sky Bar. Here’s the scene – Andrea Bocelli playing in the background, waiters in white gloves passing out champagne and caviar, and the mountains of Crete fading into the background. This was one of the many moments I’ve had in the last two days where it made ...
- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Free High-Speed Internet