Splendour of the Seas
Royal Caribbean International
Our first stop after Dubrovnik was 40 miles up the Dalmation Coast to a 250 yr. old olive oil mill. The mill stones were "pony" powered.
After sampling local meats, cheeses and wines. We tried the local "Carob" Grappa. Never again.
Next to Frano Milos Winery for a tasting of local wines. Frano conducting tasting.
Located in the wine growing hills of Peljesac. 2007 Stagnum Reserve (Plavac Mali), Red, semi sweet, high alcohol.
Wines ranged from unknown local whites to Plavac Mali to Vin Santo.
Further south to the walled village of Ston, for more wine. Val with the father of our Zinfandel, Plavic Mali. Made by Napa's Mike Grgic.
Oysters, everywhere in Crotia.
Village of Mali Ston. 700 yr. old restaurant w/ bad wines.
Our personal guide, "Alp". ?
Leaving Kusadasi, we head to final home of Virgin Mary.
On to Ephesus.
Church and tomb of St. John the Evangelist.
Storks nesting at Temple of Artemis. Break time.
Turkish Grenache, Syrah & Cab./Merlot
Onboard wine tasting.
Our Master Sommelier. Guess who won the prize.
Free husband parking. Assyrtiko grape. The wines of Santorini tasted far better than Greek mainland wines. Possibly due to the volcanic soil.
Old town. Jacaranda tree in bloom.
Coastline of Albania in rear.
Snorkeling It's getting hot in this bar.
Venice Sorry to busy drinking for pictures. Been there before.
Paris Unexpected side trip.
This was the only bottle we brought back.