Cruise through History© – Itinerary III Ports of the Eastern Mediterranean, the sixth in storybooks for travelers, takes readers through Athens and islands of Greece, Cyprus, Turkey and Israel. At each port are stories of the characters who built fortresses, palaces and museums. Enter the Parthenon Museum as the beneficiary of Melina Mercouri, who as Cultural Minister for Greece made a case for return of the bits of the Greek icon from foreign museums. In Mykonos the heroines are the well-known Jaqueline Kennedy Onassis and the not as well-known outside of Greece Manto Mavrogenous. Stories take readers to the caves and along travels of the Apostles and footsteps of Jesus, to knights, emperors and queen of the ancient world, who built cities of trade, led ships in battle and left lasting monuments to their accomplishments. In Troy, Delos and Crete, the heroes are archaeologists, who have brought ancient stories to life.
Cruise through History© takes readers beyond guide books to tell stories that make ports along a typical cruise itinerary so special and intriguing. Add depth and meaning to your travels, or just read the wonderfully illustrated stories for the interpersonal side of history your teachers never mentioned. Go into homes of historic celebrities to see what motivated their legacies on the landscape left for you to enjoy.