Today we were greeted with another beautiful day as we entered the port of Katakolon. Katakolon is a beuatiful little seaside village that is the access point to Olympia – the birth place of the Olympics. A really interesting place and certainly worth a visit.
Our third port was to visit Athens. With seven cruise ships docked at Athens this morning it was always going to be busy. And it was.! By the time we exited the Parthenon at 11am there was a three hour wait to get in.
Our second port of discovery is the beautiful islands of Mykonos – with its narrow winding streets filled with lots of colour, and the fascinating archelogical site of Delos predating Popii by 700 years.
The first stop on our Royal Caribbean cruise is Santorini, with beautiful hilltop townships and iconic township of Oia with white washed buildings, marble streets and blue domes.
After another big year for Deb we are once again very fortunate to be able to traveling to far off lands to have amazing adventures while having the opportunity to explore, relax and hang out with friends we have made from all over the world. Thanks to Stampin’ Up! we start our trip with a Greek Island cruise and then we head off on our own to do some exploring in Europe.
When Deb initially mentioned the weekend to me she suggested we take the bike. Okay, she had me at bike…. so we decided to make it into a long long weekend by taking Friday and Monday off and do a bit of exploring.
Thursday Today we are back in Canada and docking in the port of Victoria. We were told that Victoria is a beautiful city full of beautiful gardens. There was a number of activities on offer but we opted for a simple tour of the city which included an hour at the Craigdarroch Castle. And true…
We entered the Fjord on our Royal Caribbean cruise at 5:30am – we just sat on our balcony watching as we glided through Endicott Arm with the mountain lined glacial coloured channel as otters popped up and icebergs passed. When we got to Dawes Glacier the captain simply spun the ship slowly around 3 times, about 800m from the glacier – so we sat eating our room service breakfast on our balcony in the glory of this magnificent 360 degree vista. Not too shabby!
Monday Pulling into Skagway this morning – okay I was asleep when we pulled in – so when I pulled back the curtains this morning we were in Skagway. Our activity today didn’t start until 10am so there was no real hurry. Unlike Juneau you can get to Skagway by road and I’m told that…
I fear no good can come from this! We have only just skirted the bottom edge of Alaska and it has only wet my appetite more. This place looks amazing! In my head I’m already planning a bike trip up here! I’m sure work wouldn’t miss me for another few months. A bit about this…