WELCOME TO NAFPLION, GREECE
Views from our room shortly before our arrival.
These are the dinner menus from Waterside.
Friends Rob & Jim joined us for dinner in our room. We first sailed with them on the full World Cruise 2015. They boarded Serenity in Cape Town.
We enjoyed a wonderful dinner with them with delicious food and non-stop conversation.
We began with seafood and vegetable appetizers which Butler Rao organized for us.
We enjoyed food from Waterside and from Prego. This included:
Caesar salad from Prego.
Lobster from Waterside. which was on the menu Tuesday night since it was Black Tie Optional night and we were able to have it last night.
We enjoyed a great evening. A big thank you to Rao for organizing everything and making this very special for the four of us. Everything was perfect.
The featured entertainment was the comedy and music of Jon Courtenay who performed one show at 7:45 PM. Last night also included the Crystal White Extravaganza Party between 10:00 and 11:00 PM.
We slept well as we headed to our second port of call in Greece; Nafplion, Greece. Keith began the day with an early workout at the Fitness Center. After the workout, we enjoyed coffee and breakfast in our room.
We anchored off Nafplion, Greece shortly before 8:00 AM this morning.
Nafplion is a seaport town with a population of 35,000 residents.
Major attractions include:
Bourtzi Fort which was built in 1473.
Palamidi Fortress which protected this town in time of war and is visible from all areas within the city.
Archaelogy Museum which has exhibits about the Neolithic, Chalcolithic, Helladic, Mycenean, Classical, Hellenistic and Roman periods.
Arvanita Beach which is located close to the town and features "Crystal" clear water.
Keith took the tender over while Anne Marie stayed on the ship and walked.
When he arrived, with map in hand he walked the area and saw some of the major attractions including the Palamidi Fortress and the Bourtzi Fort. He also visited the War Museum. There were lots of shops and restaurants and some parks.
One observation he made is that cars do not yield the right-of-way to pedestrians in the crossing walkways.
We were the only ship anchored which made walking around town pleasant.
Back on the ship we enjoyed lunch at Marketplace. Keith hit Paddle Tennis balls and later joined Anne Marie who was already walking outside the ship on the Promenade Deck.
We are enjoying the rest of the afternoon on-board Serenity as we post this.
This is today's daily Reflections Program.
Anne Marie & Keith