Greece

Highlights from Visiting Corfu, Greece By Cruise Ship

January 12, 2017

The Greek island of Corfu is a popular port call on Eastern Mediterranean and Greek Isles cruise itineraries. With its strategic location in the Ionian Sea, the island of Corfu has a colorful history of battles and conquests, as well as prominent ties to Greek mythology. The island of Corfu covers 146,500 acres and is […]

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Favorite Views from Visiting Athens via a Cruise

January 4, 2017

Athens, the capital and largest city of Greece, is known as the “cradle of Western civilization” and “the birthplace of democracy.” We’ve visited Athens several times via a cruise ship call to nearby Piraeus, Greece’s main port, reaching the Acropolis by either tour bus or the metro line. One of the world’s oldest cities, Athens emerged as a city […]

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16 Interesting Facts About the Corinth Canal in Greece

December 29, 2016

The photos are intriguing. The four-mile-long Corinth Canal through Greece connects the Gulf of Corinth with the Saronic Gulf in the Aegean Sea. Only 70 ft. wide at sea level, the canal expands to a width of 81 ft. at top of its 300 ft. high rock walls. Only ships with a width of 58 ft. or […]

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Photo Friday: Going the Distance at Olympia, Greece

March 29, 2013

If you visit the city of Olympia, Greece, you can put your feet on the starting lines in the stadium where the original Olympics were held beginning in 776 BC. The Ancient Greeks honored the god Zeus with athletic competitions held every four years. These competitions — called the Olympics — were contests between Greek-speaking […]

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