Greece, Turkey, and Rome Tour: March, 2014; Day 7

Sunday, April 6 – Day 7 We arrived on the island of Crete over night at the port called Heraklion.  This morning following breakfast, we left the ship for our excursion.  Most of the group visited the archaeological site of Knossos, the home of King Minos and his...

Greece, Turkey, and Rome Tour: March, 2014; Day 6

Saturday, April 5 – Day 6 The day started early.  Since we sailed through the night while we were sleeping, we arrived at Kusadasi, Turkey while we enjoyed breakfast.  At 7:15, we left the ship, boarded our bus, met “John” our Turkish guide, and drove to the largest...

Greece, Turkey, and Rome Tour: March, 2014; Day 5

Friday, April 4 – Day 5 We checked out of our hotel in Athens at 9 a.m.  Driving just 30 minutes, we arrived at Pireaus, Athens port that dates back 5,000 years and Europe’s third largest harbor, where we will board the ship run by the Olympian – Louis Cruise Line....

Greece, Turkey, and Rome Tour: March, 2014; Day 4

Thursday, April 3 – Day 4  Today was another spectacular sunny day, with high about 70.  Following breakfast, we checked out of our hotel and spent most of the morning in the unique mountains of Meteora.  There are six restored monasteries that date back to the 14th...

Greece, Turkey, and Rome Tour: March, 2014; Day 3

Day 3 – April 2 We departed from the hotel in Kavala (ancient Neopolis) after a wonderful sunrise and breakfast overlooking the Aegean Sea.  After briefly stopping to see the Church of St. Nicolas and the aqueduct in this port city, we drove about 30 minutes to...

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