Category - Small ship cruising

21
Oct

Cruising Turkey and Greece – the Silversea Experience

Once again, we really loved all aspects of our second cruise on Silversea, as we did the first cruise to the Caribbean. This time history was the main attraction of the ports and we loved every minute of the tours to all of the ancient places and learning about the history, religion and culture of […]

18
Oct

Cruising Turkey and Greece – Patmos

Thursday morning we awoke anchored in the Patmos harbour. It was the only port on this cruise where we had to go to shore via a tender boat. Silversea organized this very efficiently and we were soon on our way to join our Silversea tour. Patmos is the “St. John” island – famous as the […]

18
Oct

Cruising Turkey and Greece – Mykonos

Wednesday morning we arrived in the beautiful port of Mykonos. Mykonos is very striking with its whitewashed buildings along the hills surrounding the harbour, mostly with blue trim, contrasting with the crystal blue sea water. We had a walking tour of the old town, stopping to visit some churches and the famous windmills of the […]

18
Oct

Cruising Turkey and Greece – Rhodos

Tuesday we woke up in Greece, arriving into the harbour of Rhodos, the main city of the island of Rhodos. We joined a Silversea bus and walking tour of the old city, visiting the Palace of the Grand Masters and the Archaeological Museum. The palace was built by the Knights of St. John when they […]

15
Oct

Cruising Turkey and Greece – Antalya, Perge and Aspendos

Monday we left the ship early and joined a Silversea tour to Perge and Aspendos. Perge was once a major city in Roman and Byzantine times, but there are remains of human civilizations there dating back to the 12th century BC (BCE). These have included the Hittites, Lydians, Persians, Greeks, Romans, Byzantines, and Seljuks. The […]

14
Oct

Cruising Turkey and Greece – travelling to Istanbul

Day 1 of a 2-week trip featuring a 9 day Silversea cruise, 2 nights in Istanbul and 2 nights in Athens. We booked business class airfare with Silversea since they had a very good business class airfare promotion. Outbound was on KLM, Vancouver to Istanbul via Amsterdam. It was booked with just an hour connecting […]