Travel Blogs from Piraeus
... museum's Parthenon collection greatly overshadows the treasures in the Athens museum, thanks to Lord Elgin who took some (read most of the statues and friezes) back to London as souvenirs. Of ourselves the Athenians have politely asked that their treasures be returned, but t first the excuse was that there was no suitable place in Athens to safely house the treasures, so the Greeks built he magnificent New Acropolis Museum fit for purpose. Then the reason given ...
You know it is a hard life when you have to get up at 05:30 to board a 7hr luxury cruise ship to Santorini Island in Greece! Santorini is known to the locals as 'Thira' and it's third name is 'Kalesi' (meaning 'the most beautiful'). The island is famous for it's while houses, blue dome roof churches and beautiful sun sets. We are really looking forward to arriving. Santorini has a violent volcanic history. At around 3,000 ...
... his birthday, he had everyone in on HIS surprise, and had orchestrated the whole thing. He thought he was pretty funny and clever. I'm impressed that he hid it from me for so long (although there were a few warning bells before we left for our trip), and didn't lose the ring! I really didn't expect him to propose while we were on our trip. As we left, everyone in the restaurant started clapping and cheering again. Later, one of the girls, I think it was Claire, told me that there were ...
... think I was back home with not two consecutive days being the same!! The sun did make a brief appearance on deck and so did Roisin but for most of the day, it was spent indoors.
Our route took us from the Black Sea, following the coast of Romania and Bulgaria, until we again entered the Bosphorus and passed Istanbul once more around mid day. We headed back in to the Sea of Marmaris, through the narrow channel of the Dardanelles then back into the Aegean turning ...
... we were doing but I had to enlist the aid of a Greek lady rider – “Metro” I said, she pointed to herself (meaning I am getting off there so follow me). When she got off the bus we followed and she waited ahead of me at the entrance to the Metro to make sure I did not get lost. Why did I spend so many words on this? Because this encounter reflected the “soul” of the Greek people. We spent most of the day exploring the area around the ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking