2610, 2012

Athens, Greece

By |October 26th, 2012|Greece, Ports & Destinations|0 Comments

If you visit Athens, Greece as part of a cruise holiday the ship docks in Piraeus, one of the busiest shipping ports in the entire world. From the dock it is around 10km to the capital city of Athens. I definitely recommend taking one of the hop-on, hop-off city sightseeing buses which go from Piraeus to the centre of the […]

2110, 2012

Mykonos, Greece

By |October 21st, 2012|Greece, Ports & Destinations|0 Comments

The sun-drenched Greek island of Mykonos is a popular destination for eastern Mediterranean cruises. Most cruise ships dock just a short, comfortable walk from the centre of Mykonos town. It’s a really nice walk along the water’s edge, so no need for public transport.

Mykonos is a small island with only around 10,000 residents, the majority of which live in Mykonos town on the west […]

2008, 2012

The Other Side of Santorini

By |August 20th, 2012|Greece|4 Comments

Santorini is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful of the Greek islands.

I haven’t visited them all, or anywhere close, but I’m pretty confident in putting that statement forward.

I’ve been lucky enough to visit Santorini on 4 or 5 different trips and each time I’m stunned by the breathtaking scenery of the caldera.

The majority of visitors to Santorini (including myself!) are visiting […]

2706, 2012

Visiting Athens During the Greek Elections

By |June 27th, 2012|Greece|3 Comments

I visited some different places in Greece before and during the recent presidential elections. I was in the capital, Athens just before election day and I visited several different islands just days after the Greek elections. Before I left for my trip people asked if I was worried about visiting Athens, given the huge amount of negative media detailing riots and protests in […]