Saturday, May 12, 2012

off we go again

we are getting ready to start packing again- we are off on a small ship (25 cabins) to the Greek Islands- in about ten days

here is the route we are taking- beginning in Istanbul and then going through some of the islands and ending up for exploration on mainland Greece in Delphi and Meteora...

I have been to Athens twice before and Phil and I spent a Christmas week one year in Istanbul (because the year before we had spent time in Rhodes and Athens. I will see if I can find some of the photos from our previous trip to whet your appetite for following this one-

our breakfast in Rhodes and a view from the terrace where we were dining-

below- several of the lovely courtyards:

the holiday lights in old town Rhodes:

the nighttime view of the Acropolis from our hotel:

another view form the rooftop of the hotel:

a view of our hotel room windows from the Acropolis (highlighted in yellow) -

a selection of nuts in the market:

so we are pretty excited to be going back to Greece in warmer weather and to see more of the islands (Rhodes and Corfu having been the only ones seen on prior trips)-

On this trip, after Istanbul and Ephesus, we see Patmos, Amorgos, Santorini, Naxos, Delos, Mykonos, Syros and then go on to Delphi and Meteora on the mainland... I am pretty sure I have some Delphi pics as well from the last time I was there- ah yes- the climb to the top of the amphitheater was somewhat of a hike- LOL-

above-  the view from the bottom of the amphitheater

and then finally - maybe some photos from Istanbul - - nope have to go hunting for those so maybe next post--- back later - as always.....

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