The Gladiator star seemed to be sit back, relax and soak in the scenery during an escape to the Greek island of Mykonos on Saturday.
Dressed in board shorts and a white polo shirt with Greece emblazoned on the front, the Oscar winner played the role of cheesy tourist to perfection much to the delight of fellow holiday-makers.
Following a quick trip to Dubai, the Les Miserables actor started his European vacation in Rome last week and is now touring around the Aegean as he heads north to promote the upcoming Christopher Nolan superhero drama Man Of Steel, in which he plays Jor-El, Superman’s father.
Along the way he has been very chatty on Twitter by treating his followers to tales of his favorite places. On May 21 he wrote: ‘How is it that I’ve lived 49 years on this planet but never been to the Greek Islands before. So beautiful. Yassou Mykonos I will return.’
And less than a week later, he was back.
In between, Russell ventured around the Greek coastline and was equally enamored by the stunning scenery and beautiful sunsets he saw.
‘Cruising through the night…the wine dark Aegean as they say …dawn will come and I will be somewhere of great spiritual significance,’ read one online travel update.
Next stop was the city of Gallipoli, the historical location of the first major battle in World War I for Australian and New Zealand troops, which is now considered to mark the birth of national consciousness in both of these countries that is remembered on April 25 known, as Anzac Day.
‘The sun rising over the Gallipoli peninsula,’ tweeted Crowe, in his own personal pledge to his country’s fallen soldiers. ‘In 1915 we would have been in ear shot of the Turk guns for the last hour. Lest we forget.’
Following the serious side trip, Crowe was back in holiday mode and traveled around the nation with whom the Aussies had been at war with almost a century ago.
‘The Turkish coastline is so beautiful,’ he wrote. ‘Brighton Beach, Lone Pine on the right at the top of the hill, looking north to Hell’s Spit.’
‘What’s up Istanbul?’ tweeted Russell on Thursday in a rare jovial mood.
‘Been doing some reading, but what should I know about Istanbul that travel books might not tell me?
‘Istanbul is magical and crazy. Had my coffee grounds read by a fortune teller, apparently @ManofSteelMovie is going to be huge,’ he quipped, throwing in a cheeky prediction of the success of his upcoming action flick with Henry Cavill, Amy Adams and Kevin Costner.
‘Rabbitohs hat in the window of the Troy rug store in the arasta bazaar… Istanbul is perhaps the most intriguing city on this planet…I think this is the beginning of a love affair,’ he proclaimed.
Just like any regular person with the travel bug, the millionaire movie star loved bragging about his adventures to his friends back home.
‘I went to the Black Sea today, just so i could send this tweet.’
There has been no sign of Russell’s wife of ten years, Danielle Spencer, on the trip, or their two sons, Charlie, nine, and Tennyson, six.
The estranged couple reportedly split up since October 2012, with speculation about the status of their relationship ongoing ever since.