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Getting Around from the Mykonos Cruise Port

Your on a dream Mediterranean Cruise aboard one of the megaships that sail the seas these days and your ship is headed for Mykonos; what now? I know you're ready to hit the beaches, shops, and restaurants on this wonderful Greek Island.  But first you have to get off the ship and actually get to where you want to go.  Before you can do that you need to determine exactly where your ship is docking or if it's even docking at all. Cruise ships will either dock at the new Mykonos Cruise Port ...

Things to do in Katakolon

Where the heck is Katakolon and what can I see there?  This was my first thought the first time Katakolon was a port of call on a cruise we were on.  That was almost 10 years ago! First of all Katakolon is a small town with a port on Greece's Peloponnese Peninsula.  It's connected to the Greek mainland and is about 310 Km. from Athens.  It is a popular stop for cruise ships on the Greek Isles route. Cruise ship brochures describe it as "a sleepy little seaside village overlooking the ...

Inside Mykonos – Off the Beaten Track

When you think of Mykonos narrow streets, clear blue waters, and rows of whitewashed buildings come to mind. And you'd be correct, all these are the trademarks of this small island that's part of the Greek Cyclades Islands.  Mykonos is one of the best destinations for sun lovers and a popular stop for cruise ships on their Greek Isles route. I think everyone whose been to Mykonos is familiar with the island's main town Chora which many refer to as Mykonos Town. I'm sure you've strolled the ...

Inside Santorini – Off the Beaten Path

When we think of Santorini pictures of white washed houses with blue domes and pristine blue waters come to mind. I'm pretty sure everyone has seen pictures of the iconic churches located in the main town of Fira and the quaint village of Oia on the island of Santorini. Fira and Oia are probably the most visited towns on the island.  They're always bustling with tourists, specially when a cruise ship or two are anchored in the bay. There's no question they are beautiful towns and should ...

Things to Do on Corfu

Corfu, the second largest of Greece's Ionian Islands lies at at the entrance to the Adriatic Sea. The island enjoys a typical Mediterranean climate with hot dry summers and heavy rain fall during the short winters.  It is blessed with warm weather from March to October. According to archaeological findings the island has been inhabited since the Paleolithic Age (70,000 to 40,000 B.C.) From about 300 B.C. Corfu was successively attacked and conquered by Spartans, Illyrians, and Romans. It ...

Rhodes – What to do in and around Old Town

Located in the eastern Aegean Sea just 11 miles southwest of Turkey is Rohdes.  It is the largest of Greece's Dodecanes islands. Rhodes is one of the sunniest destinations in Europe.  It boasts 300 days of sunshine every year.  Making it a popular destination for sun lovers and a popular port for cruise ships plying the the Greek Islands route. Rhodes has been inhabited since the Stone Age and has a long and illustrious history.  It's most significant period was around 407 B.C. when three ...

Khios and the Mastic Villages

Khios is the capital and main port of the Greek island of Chios.  The island is located about 5 miles off the western coast of Turkey in the North Aegean Sea. This kidney shaped island is revered as the birth place of Homer and is the 5th. largest of the Greek Islands.  Like the whitewashed buildings and alleys of the famed Cyclades Islands, most notably Santorini and Mykonos, the island and its capital, Khios, boasts its own authentic character. One of its cultural distinctions revolves ...

Athens With Kids – 6 Family Friendly Activities

I'm fairly certain that when most folks think about Athens the first thing that comes to mind is the Acropolis, that world renowned hilltop city that is home to the iconic Parthenon.  And why not?  Almost all tours books about the city boasts a perfect shot of that famous temple dedicated to the goddess Athena on its cover. Athens is more than just the Acropolis. (Tn case you're wondering Acropolis literally means city on a hill, it is not the name of the ancient buildings built there. ...

Santorini With Kids – 6 Family Friendly Activities

Ah, Santorini!  This Greek island is part of the Cyclades group of islands in the Aegean Sea. The mere mention of Santorini inspires visions of white-washed homes in quaint villages, iconic blue domed churches, ocean views, and fabulous sunsets. Santorini has all the ingredients for a romantic get-away for two.  It's no wonder that it's a favorite wedding and honeymoon destination. But what if a family with young kids or teens?  Does Santorini have anything to offer you?  Of course it ...

Mykonos With Kids

Mykonos is a Greek island in the Aegean Sea. It's part of the Cyclades group of islands. Mykonos is  a popular cruise ship port and is famous for its glamorous party atmosphere  made popular  in the 1960's by Jackie Kennedy Onasis, Sophia Loren, and other famous icons of the time.  Today it attracts the trendy crowd of Hollywood elite including Madonna, Tom Hanks, P Diddy, and Sara Jessica Parker, as well as famous designers like Roberto Cavalli and Jean Paul Gaultier. Mykonos is trendy ...