Carnival Cruise Review – July 2012

We just finished a family vacation aboard Carnival’s Fascination – 5 days. We took this cruise because there were children, adults, and seniors in our family and it worked the best for all.  This is a quick list of what I liked and did not like about that cruise which I have also sent to […]

The Mount Rushmore of Turkey

As you drive to the top of the hill, on your way to the ancient fortress Kadifekale west of the port, look to the west you and will find a giant statue of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, the founder of the Republic of Turkey Izmir, Turkey. It is sort of the Mount Rushmore of Turkey.

Rhodes, home of the Colossus one of the 7 Wonder of the Ancient World.

Rhodes formerly Rhodos or Rodos dates back to 4000BC and was the location of one of the Seven Wonders of the World. The Colossus of Rhodes, a giant bronze statue of then Rhodian sun god Helios. It was documented to be standing in the harbour. In 226BC the statute was destroyed by an earthquake. No […]

Santorini Island

Santorini Island is essentially what remains after an enormous volcanic explosion that destroyed the earliest settlements, on a formerly single island, and created the current geological caldera. It is the site of one of the largest volcanic eruptions in recorded history: the Minoan eruption (sometimes called the Thera eruption), which occurred some 3600 years ago […]

Corinth the next stop on our tour of Greece

Corinth, Greece also known as Korinthos is about 48 miles southwest of Athens. There is a ferry line at Corinth port just north of city center connecting Corinth to Italy. The modern city if Corinth is located about three miles from the ancient ruins. The apostle Paul first visited the city in AD 51. Paul […]

Crete the largest island of Greece

Crete is the largest island of Greece, and because of its size and the fact that it is far away from the mainland, it is quite different from the rest of the country. The people speak a very distinctive dialect, have many customs nowhere else to be found, and often refer to themselves as Cretan, not […]

Patmos

  Patmos is a very small, quaint Greek island in the Aegean Sea. Patmos’ villages are described as astonishingly beautiful with more than 20 beaches. Beyond the mythology legends, Patmos remains popular due to Christian pilgrimages to the Cave of the Apocolyps where John wrote the book of Revelation. The Cave of Revelation on Patmos lies between […]

Izmir Turkey

Travel Izmir Turkey to see ancient Smyrna, as it was called in biblical times. Izmir Turkey is the birthplace of the epic poet Homer, writer of The Iliad and The Odyssey. The Virgin Mary spent her last days on earth in Izmir Turkey. Three of the seven churches mentioned in the book of Revelation are in Izmir. […]

Hagia Sophia and Blue Mosque Istanbul Turkey

View of Hagia Sophia and Blue Mosque from the Sea of Marmara The weather in Istanbul Turkey is usually Spectacular! And it was one of our ports of call during our Spring 2012 Cruise tour. Istanbul is located in the place where continents meet. Known as Ancient Constantinople, Istanbul Turkey was founded in 660 B.C. It […]

Greek Cruises 2012

The absolute best Greek Island tour is our Greece cruise 2012 itinerary. You get to remain on a moving hotel and enjoy the ride to each port. There is no better place to cruise than to Greece or Turkey. The Mediterranean provides the perfect route to the Greek islands and Istanbul and Ephesus Turkey. Cruise […]