I love Greece, when I’m there I feel so at peace. My friend, who blogs at Englishmum, recently invited me on a dream job to accompany her on a week long cruise around the Greek Islands. If you want to read a proper blog post about the trip you should read her post, I just wanted to share some of my favourite photos and foodie highlights here.
We arrived in Valetta, Malta and after being reunited (Becky lives in England so we only get to see each other once a year or so), got straight down to business! Pass the wine list…
Early food highlights onboard included a pretty decent Chicken & Spinach Pizza, some very good Coconut Tempura Prawn (which we returned for twice!), and a sharing Leg of Lamb!
With full bellies we sailed away heading for Athens and the port of Piraeus.
We could of course have visited the Acropolis in Athens, but as we’d both done this before so we decided to explore further afield and had a private excursion to the ancient site of Delphi.
The journey itself was breathtaking with several photo opportunities along the way.
We managed to make it to the top in the 35 degree heat to take a photo over the whole site.
Afterwards we enjoyed a traditional Greek lunch.
We sailed onwards to the beautiful island of Santorini.
Our first stop was in picturesque Oia where we tried some of the local wine.
After a wander around to see some of the blue domed churches we boarded our mini bus which took us to the black sand beach at Perissa to enjoy lunch.
Our traditional Santorini lunch featured Fried Tomatoes (don’t miss these if you’re visiting!), Greek Salad, and Fava Beans. All served with a large dose of sunshine and friendship, which makes everything taste better.
Heraklion in Crete was a pleasant surprise, we spent a lovely morning shopping before heading back to the ship for lunch and a lie down!
Our final stop was Rhodes. We took a wander around the old walled city and down the Street of Knights. We stopped off for the obligatory ice cream before we boarded our ship and went home.
Thanks for the memories, Englishum. Until the next time…