2007 Grand Med Cruise

Valetta, Malta

We were up early to view the sail in to the harbor of Valetta. We went to the town of Mosta, with its large dome, the Valletta glass factory and the old capital Mdina .           Malta logo Mdina Cathedral Knights Tombs Mdina Cathedral Mdina Cathedral Mdina Cathedral Mdina Mdina Valletta Glass Factory Valletta Glass Factory Mosta, Church of St. Mary Mosta, Church of St. Mary Mosta, Church of St. Mary Valletta...

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Heraklion, Crete, Greece

The Island of Crete is quite mountainous, so our tour took us up to the Lassithi plateau, where agriculture was the main source of income. Most of the irrigation is done by windmills.  On our way we stopped at a small 17th century monastery.         Olive Trees Monastery of the Panayia Kera Lassithi Plateau Lassithi Plateau Windmill Lassithi Plateau Village Lassithi Plateau Roadside Shrine Lassithi Plateau Old Grain Windmill Crete...

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Piraeus, Greece (Athens)

Today our all day tour included a drive to Cape Sounion, home of the Temple of Poseidon. We then returned to Athens and saw the 1896 Olympic Stadium, and the Acropolis.         Athens logo Ancient Agora The Porch of Carytids Erechtheum & The Porch of Carytids Parthenon Parthenon Parthenon Panathinaikon Stadium The Temple of Poseidon The Temple of Poseidon...

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Kusadasi, Turkey (Ephesus)

From the port of Kusadasi, we traveled to the house of the Virgin Mary, the Basilica of St. John, Ephesus and the Ephesus Museum.         Kusadasi logo Kusadasi, Turkish Carpet Demo Kusadasi, Turkish Carpet Demo Ephesus Museum Ephesus Museum Ephesus – Celsus Library Ephesus Public Toilets Ephesus Temple of Hadrian Ephesus Basilica of St. John House of the Virgin Mary Shrine...

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Santorini, Greece

Oh what a beautiful island. Today we toured the island of Santorini, from the top of Proftis Ilias to the wineries, the town of Oia and Fira.         Santorini logo Steps from Fira to the Sea Steps from Fira to the Sea Oia Oia Oia Oia Oia Oia Grape Vine in Basket Shape...

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Katakolon, Greece (Olympia)

Katakolon is the port in Greece that  is used to go to Olympia.  In Olympia,  we visited the site of the first Olympic Games.         Katakolon logo Olympia Pediment Olympia Olympia Philippeion Olympia Stadium Archway Stadium Entrance Stadium Finish Line Olympia Temple of Hera Olympia Temple of Zeus Port of Katakolon, Greece  ...

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