We were fortunate that the owners of Matilda, Melassa and Oscar arrived to accompany the cats home, assisted by Cordelia from Nine Lives Greece.

Matilda, watching and waiting — we were warned she's something of a Houdini!

Matilda, watching and waiting — we were warned she’s something of a Houdini!

Melassa puts on a brave face

Melassa puts on a brave face

Oscar, good as gold, taking in all the new experiences

Oscar, good as gold, taking in all the new experiences

Waiting at the airport. The natty curtains are designed to help keep the cats calm on the journey.

Waiting at the airport. The natty curtains are designed to help keep the cats calm on the journey.

Each cat box carries a special label

Each cat box carries a special label

Cordelia from Nine Lives Greece was on hand to help

Cordelia from Nine Lives Greece was on hand to help

The cats were soon on their way

The cats were soon on their way