I have returned from a lovely cruise of the Mediterranean (the Greek Islands and Malta) on board P&O’s cruise ship, Oceana. Took my Pretty Pleats Bag (above) – its great for taking on holiday.
Cruising is a wonderful way to visit many different places in a short time and, in my case, it was one week in which to visit Corinth, Santorini, Crete, Rhodes and Valletta. We took a flight to Valletta, Malta, to board the Oceana.
Sailed along the impressive Corinth Canal with its sheer walls on either side. Its 4 miles long, 75 feet wide and 26 feet deep – a great feat of engineering. A view of the canal from the bridge.
Standing by the wall in ancient Corinth that had been used as a platform by St Paul, Evangelist, to preach to the Corinthians. His letters to the Corinthians are in the Bible. This ancient site also includes ruins of temples and baths.
The stunning island of Santorini which is the supermodel of the Greek islands. Dazzling whitewashed houses cling to the edge of vertical, rocky cliffs. With my hubby (above), wearing my denim Cherry Cleo.
Its a unique and romantic holiday destination with amazing panoramic views.
Standing by the archaeological site of Knossos, the Palace of King Minos, on the island of Crete. Visited Heraklion, the modern city of Crete, with its picturesque harbour, currently serving as a marina.
The medieval walled city on the island of Rhodes which is a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site. The old buildings and narrow cobbled streets are charming.
Upper Barracca Gardens, overlooking the harbour from the city of Valletta, Malta. Valletta was built by the Knights of St John and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The grid of narrow streets contains some of Europe’s finest churches, palaces and art works. Valletta has been given the award of European City of Culture 2018.
Wearing my denim Owyn Pants (above) – nice and comfortable for sightseeing.
We did stay for a day and a night at the Grand Hotel Excelsior, Valletta, before flying back home.
Republic Square with a statue of Queen Victoria. The island of Malta became independent from the UK in 1964. It is a popular holiday destination with the British.
Lastly, wearing my Ruffle Sleeve Dress for the Gala Night on the cruise!