Category Archives: Greece

The island of Corfu, Greece

We took a ship’s tour so that we could see Achilleion, the summer palace built in 1890 by the Empress of Austria, Elisabeth (nicknamed Sissi).  Married to Franz-Joseph when she was 16, Sissi had a rocky relationship with her mother-in-law … Continue reading

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Day 5 Istanbul – At Sea 1-Crete & Tunisia

Our last day in Istanbul was spent at the Topkapi Palace.  We had great weather and it was a wonderful way to finish off our visit.  Topkapi was built on the ruins of the ancient Greek settlement of Byzantium.  Started … Continue reading

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