Escaping to an exquisite world is how I can best describe my experience on a 5-day cruise to the Greek Islands. Mykonos is our first port of call, an island famous for windmills and, of course the mascot, PETRO the Pelican. Just how many times has that pelican been photographed?
Next stop… the island of Rhodes.
Walking the streets of the old town of Rhodes , I am delighted by the site of the medieval castle. Kusadasi reminds me of my years in North Africa, not so much from an architectural point of view but because of the merchants; I thought I was back in the souks. In Patmos, the Cave of the Apocalypse and the Monastery provide moments of deep reflection.
I must say, the taxi system is phenomenal; one picks you up at the harbor, takes you to the Cave, gives you their taxi number and tells you to look for the number as they will be back to pick you up in half an hour… which they do. They’ll take you up to the monastery where they do the same to take you back to the harbor.
A walk to the old medieval city of Rhodes proves to be a most exhilarating experience in spite of the heat. Once more we enjoy a walk along the water in Heracklion on the island of Crete all the way to the old fort . Of course we did go up the cable car in Santorini to admire the most unbelievable view and chose to return on foot.
I may very well choose not to do it on foot next time!