In season one of Adventures Ashore, we feature shore activities in (or from) Barcelona, Corfu, Dubrovnik, Istanbul, Katakolon, Kusadasi, Livorno, Marseille, Monte Carlo and Naples
The Greek island of Corfu is the second largest of the Ionian Islands. In some ways, Corfu feels more Italian (thanks to the Venetians and the Italians who occupied the island) than it does Greek. Certainly the many pine trees that we saw during our visit reminded us of the Tuscan landscape as does some… [Read More]
Come along with me to explore the Greek island of Corfu, the second largest of the Ionian Islands, on foot, on bikes and by four-wheel-drive vehicles.
About 30 minutes from Corfu’s Old City, Achillion (also Achilleion) Palace represents what some might call an obsession. Elizabeth Amelie Eugenie was the Empress of Austria. Known as Sisi she was assassinated by an Italian anarchist in Geneva Switzerland in 1898. Before her death, she built the beautiful palace that reflected her admiration of Achilles. With its… [Read More]
In an earlier post, I wrote that in Corfu’s Old City I found the best baklava that I have ever tasted. Where? Café Espianada, on the promenade by the same name. Prices were good as were those two giant beers in the photo below. The owner who used to live, and operate a restaurant, in… [Read More]
By WALLACE IMMEN This week, I’m making a long-awaited return to Holland America’s Noordam. It’s a ship I loved the first time I sailed aboard her a few years back. We’ll be sailing from Civitavecchia, the port for Rome, and after a day at sea we’ll visit Dubrovnik, and take a drive through rural Croatia. From… [Read More]