|We had been to Piraeus last year and at that time went into Athens for the day as it was an overnight stop before flying to England then back to Canada. This time we decided to explore Piraeus and found to our surprise a very nice town and lovely small harbor filled with yachts and small brightly painted fishing boats. The Archaeological Museum of Piraeus had 5 lovely bronze statues from 4thC BC, discovered in 1959, a selection of Greek and Roman figures, vases, urns and small funeral objects. After a coffee at Starbucks (they had good wifi),we had a stroll along the harbor front and through the shopping area for some supplies of toothpaste and suntan lotion. The temperature was a balmy 21c and for the first time in five weeks we were able to enjoy strolling along looking in shops without being harangued to purchase something and were able to spend a currency the Euro that we were familiar with. We certainly feel very comfortable back in Europe. It is nice to be back to (ancient) civilization!
John was all checked in on the ship when we got back. He has already met lots of people and we are all set for a lovely cruise of the Mediterranean.
After a sea day our next stop is Taormina in Sicily. More on that later.