Porto Palace Hotel
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We opted to take the train instead of the bus from Skopje to Thess (as the locals call it) because we love train travel and it was only $12. So we dutifully got up at 4 am to catch the 5 am train. One guy at the station said it was 4 hrs late the day before; ours ended up just being 2. The station was grimey - as was the train. We have been surprised and dismayed at the amount of graffiti sprayed on trains and buildings, even public ones and shops. We ...
The weather signs were clear since early morning… cloudy and rainy despite the fact we’re in the heart of springtime… yet.,, we woke up with an urge of a short outing, just enough for a change of our images and impressions.We started off from Thessaloniki and set off Kalikrateia as our destination.
It’s a small, seashore town of Halkidiki around 30 kilometers away.
We were ...
... br> Public areas are large, luxurious and designed with the passengers’ comfort in mind. The crew was always around, available to answer any question at any given time!
This first visit of mine on a cruiser was an exciting experience! It made me think of cruising as a completely different way of vacation, out of the ordinary. Cruising offers the comfort and luxuries of a 5 ...
... if I could finish unpacking and get a decent night's sleep. The one downfall was the pillow. They had provided us with a pillow and blanket. I don't really know if you can call either of them those things, but that's what they were trying to be passed off as. The pillow was a mesh material with like five cotton balls shoved into it, and the blanket, I can't even begin to describe the texture. Needless to say, the only thing that touched my body were my sheets, and I had ...
... I can honestly say I probably had the best night's sleep in five months because not only did it have a lovely mattress, but you could hear the waves slapping against the boat and I think the rhythmic sound helped. I was asleep in seconds. In the van, we pull the rear bench seat out to make a double bed, but the seats are very hard so it has taken a while to get used to it.
Th other bonus was that breakfast was included which we ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet