Today we stopped at the island of Zakynthos, the third-largest Ionian island in the vast chain of Greek islands (the Ionian island group is off the west coast of the Pelopennese peninsula, for those following along on Google maps at home). We had nothing planned today, so we slept in, had room service breakfast, and finally took a tender ashore around 10:30 am.
The main town, known by the locals as Zante town, was quite scenic, but difficult for a wheelchair. We decided to settle in at a taverna to watch the crowds, then headed back to the ship on a tender around 1:30 pm.
We sailed at an earlier time (3:00 pm) due to the distance to Piraeus, the port for Athens. We have a taxi tour booked tomorrow to see the highlights of Athens and Corinth, so we’re hopeful that George and his staff (of the famous “George the Taxi Driver” service) will not be on strike.
The seas have been like glass on this cruise and the weather is hot and clear. In 20 minutes we go to dinner at Toscana, the specialty restaurant with Italian cuisine. We came up a little while ago to the Horizons lounge on the 15th deck forward at 5:45 pm for a repeat passenger cocktail party (very nice).