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Monday, November 14, 2011

Athens to Istanbul on Crystal Serenity: Santorini, Israel, Cyprus, Crete, Mykonos, Kusadasi, Istanbul

Athens-pre-cruise package at the King George Palace, a beautiful hotel with professional personnel and all the amenities located right on Syntagma Square, Santorini, Israel (overnight), Cyprus, Crete, Mykonos, Kusadasi, Istanbul (overnight) plus post-cruise package at the Four Seasons at Sultanahmet, an exquisite experience--October 21--November 7, 2011







Dancing at sea on the Mediterranean







Iraklion, Crete





Mykonos 






Mykonos






Kusadasi, Turkey






Silk Road on Crystal Serenity








Family groups dining in the Grand Bazaar, Istanbul





Blue Mosque 





Haghia Sophia at night







Passing time-pedestrian street-Istanbul






Inside the Blue Mosque







My room at the exquisite Istanbul Four Seasons at Sultanahmet







My bathroom...Note the wall-mounted TV and tub and separate stall shower






Outside on the patio of the attached gazebo breakfast, lunch, dining room






Beautiful flowers everywhere in the hotel 





One of many sitting lounges






Grand stairway leading to the lower level






A young Egyptian girl from Cairo and members of her family all met in Istanbul for a reunion (It was an Islamic holiday.)...She is playing  Ochi Tchorniye (the popular gypsy song known as Black or Dark Eyes).


Sometime after we visited Cyprus the memory card from my camera fell out so all pictures that I had taken before we visited Crete were lost.  Fortunately, I was able to replace the card at the photo shop on board Crystal Serenity. 









Maps of Istanbul  (click on maps to enlarge)




Sultanahmet area of Istanbul






Area of the Four Seasons Sultanahmet


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