Last time we were in Naples, we didn’t see much of the city–instead, we took the train to Pompeii. This time, armed with our Rick Steves guide, we stayed in town and wandered.
Cruise ships dock right by the Medieval City of Rhodes. On an island combining the rich cultures of both Greece and Turkey, the Medieval City showcases both worlds.
The fourth stop on our Greek Islands cruise was Kusadasi in Turkey. David and I traveled to the ancient, marvelous city of Ephesus.
The Parthenon was such a dream for me since childhood. It was the quintessence of ancient civilization and represented so much of what I imagined of mythological Greece: a many-columned temple high on the Acropolis, graceful but strong, looking out over the distinguished city of Athens, Pallas Athena guarding it with wisdom and martial skill.
Our third port was one I was extremely excited about, and I knew there would be a lot to see and do here–more than we could cram in a day. But we would certainly try!
After sailing from Venice, we spent a day in the Mediterranean on our way to Greece. David and I mostly spent it getting to know the ship and preparing for the busy days ahead. I’ll tell you all about the MS Zuiderdam later, though. For now, let’s talk about our very first encounter with Greece.
How to make the best of a day in Pompeii.
The famous saying goes, “Rome wasn’t built in a day.” That may be true, but you can see some of its sights in only 24 hours.