Destinations

The Colossus of Rhodes – One of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World

Anyone who’s ever had knee trouble can sympathize with the Colossus of Rhodes. Built of bronze and standing 110 feet tall, the Colossus of Rhodes statue depicting Helios, the Greek God of the Sun, towered over Rhodes’ Mandraki Harbor 2,000 years ago. It symbolized Rhodes’ victory over Cyprus. Architect Chares of Lindos designed the statue …

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Wildlife Found on Elba – Part of the Tuscan Archipelago National Park

Pasta, pizza, historical sites and Italian leather goods are more apt to be on travelers’ reasons for visiting Italy than seeing wildlife. But for Windstar’s guests on the Yachtsman’s Harbors of the Rivieras  cruise, a weeklong trip visiting small ports offers time to slow down and chase butterflies, or watch dolphins play in the surf. …

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Star Pride ship goes through the Corinth Canal, Greece.

A CRUISER’S DREAM TRANSIT

In their time, the Colossus of Rhodes, Statue of Zeus and Temple of Artemis were Grecian wonders of the world, but the Corinth Canal, a time-saving 4-mile-long waterway from the Gulf of Corinth to the Aegean Sea, remained a dream for nearly 3,000 years. Cutting this canal proved too arduous for conquering Romans and Venetians, …

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Getting a Turkish Bath

Has an adventurous friend recommended visiting a Turkish bath, but you’re not sure if it’s right for you? A communal bath may seem like a foreign concept to anyone who lives in the Western world, but for others, it’s part of the fabric of their culture. If you’re ready to try something new and rejuvenating, …

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