It was a wonderful golden opportunity to steel away and cruise the Mediterranean Sea through all the Greek Islands - Mykonos, Rhodes, Patmos to visit St John's Grotto, and the jewel in the crown Santorini.
We also stopped in Kasadasi, Turkey and visited the ancient city of Ephesus where Cleopatra and Mark Antony walked through the streets.
We started in Istanbul where we discovered so much history especially at the Sultans palace, then in Malta we visited the war museum, in Athens we went to the Acropolis of course.
And finally in Rome, we walked everywhere, Trevi Fountain, the Colsseum, the people's square, The Spanish Steps, the Pantheon and of course St Peters.
Then it was off to see my family in Rodi Carpino. Loved catching up with everyone and my how everyone grows quickly. Of course the food was sensational, you can only imagine!
In Rome I met the biggest Pinnochio I have ever seen, and in Santorini I visited the classic Greek village of Oia!