Early rise again this morning to check out of our luxury hotel, the Amalia and load the coaches to travel to the cruise port, Piraeus (Athens area) to begin our four-day cruise of the
Greek Islands. We boarded the Celestyal Olympia and checked into our cabins. The ship holds
approximately 1300 passengers and crew. The check-in went smoothly! We spent the afternoon
at leisure soaking up the sun and exploring the ship.
First stop was Mykonos, one of the most popular islands in the Cyclades – as we viewed the
beauty of this windswept island and the whitewashed houses we were introduced to the ancient mythology of the place where the hero Hercules and the god Poseidon vanquished enemies of
Zeus. Many of us got our pictures taken at the windmills that were used to produce flour for the
island. We spent the rest of the evening walking among the labyrinth streets and viewed a
spectacular sunset. Back on board to travel to Kusadasi, Turkey.