Venice, Italy; Hvar & Dubrovnik, Croatia; Corfu, Itea, Corinth Canal, Paros, Mykonos, Santorini, Piraeus, and Athens, Greece.

July 23 – August 5, 2008

Our pre-cruise stay in Venezia (Venice)

Hotel Danieli, Venice, Italy

  The Venetian Lagoon from our hotel.

  Nancy from Terrazza Daniele.  Isola di S. Giorgio Maggiore in the background.

  Isola di S. Giorgio Maggiore and the famous Cirpiani Hotel.

  Gondolas ready for tourists along the Grand Canal.

  The Bridge of Sighs  adjacent to our hotel.

  Lobby of the Hotel Danieli

  Nancy with Vino Rosso along the Grand Canal.

Your gondola awaits!

  Basilica San Marco (St. Mark's)

  Piazza San Marco (St. Mark's Square)

The Grand Canal from the Rialto Bridge.

Lunch along the Grand Canal.

The cruise from Venice to Athens


 SeaDream I in the Med.

 Top of the Yacht.

 Our Stateroom 324 on the SeaDream I.

 The beautiful Dining Room.

 Russ & Nancy aboard SeaDream I leaving Venice for Hvar, Croatia.

  Russ & Nancy in Hvar, Croatia

  The harbor in Hvar.

  Nancy doing her bit to make the trip tax deductable.

  Nancy & Russ aboard SeaDream I with the Wexford burgee.

The harbor in the lovely walled-city of Dubrovnik, Croatia.

  City street in the old city of Dubrovnik.

  The city square in the old town and the church of Sv. Vlaho (1715).

  City farmers' market in Dubrovnik.

  Nancy & Russ sample Slovenian wine in the Dubrovnik city square.

  Nancy & Russ display the Wexford burgee in SeaDream I's Main Salon.

Welcome to Greece (Καλωσορίστε στην Ελλάδα)

Downtown Corfu Town, Greece.

  Nancy & Russ in Corfu.


  The Temple of Apollo in Δελφοι (Delphi).

 Nancy & Russ overlooking the Temple of Athena.

  Nancy at the mythological center of the earth.

  Entering the Corinth Canal to the Aegean Sea.

  Nancy at the Corinth Canal.

  Exiting the Canal.

  Nancy & Russ celebrating the successful canal transit.

  Nancy with friend Dominique from Belgium at the Top of the Yacht Bar.

  Santorini from our yacht.

  Santorini after ascending the cable car.

  Nancy & Russ overlooking the city of Fira.

  Descending along the donkey trail -- wouldn't do it again.

  Nancy & Russ returning to SeaDream I from Fira, Santorini.

 Io, Santorini from SeaDream I as we depart Santorini for Athens.

  Kira, Santorini atop the volcano rim.

  Club & Activities Director, Meredith Schaefer, Hotel Manager, Rico Taubert, and Chef de Cuisine, Sudesh Kishore present the SeaDream Champagne and Caviar Splash. (Meredith has already experienced the "splash."

Our post-cruise stay in Αθήνα (Athens)

The Ledra Marriott in Athens.

  The Parthenon and the Acropolis from our hotel.

  The Temple of Zeus completed by Roman Emperor Hadrian (Corinthian style)

  The Arch of Hadrian: gateway to the ancient city of Athens.

  The Acropolis from the Temple of Zeus.

  Russ & Nancy at the Temple of Zeus.

  The Parthenon (Temple of Athena) (Doric Style).

  Nancy at the Parthenon.

  The Erechtheum on the Acropolis (Ionic style).

  The Odeon of Herodes Atticus -- for musical performances.

  The Theater of Dionysus -- for plays.

  Nancy at the Grand Bretagne Hotel overlooking the Acropolis.

  Nancy & Russ at the Grand Bretagne.

  The Greek Parliament Building from Syntagma Square.

  Farewell to the Ledra Marriott in Athens.  It was a great stay.

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