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amm 04-29-2010 06:15 PM

We are going on the Navigator of the Seas June 26 - July 4, what shore excursions are great from Sicily, Athens, Kusadasi Turkey,crete?

alexandra cruiser 05-04-2010 12:06 PM

Here s my suggestions,,,first google tourism in each port to give ideas,also get a good guidebook for each country from Library, or on Amazon,,,then you can decide what to see and do...or to sightsee on own, private tour, taxi,or ships tour....everyone has their own idea of what they want to see..many like Athens and Kusadasi,,,,can be seen on own or hire private guide right at sights////we hate the herding associated with large groups and many make you wear earphones now...no thanks...either way, how lucky to be going,right....good luck//

Hank 05-04-2010 01:08 PM

We can give you a quick capsule view of those ports. For Sicily we assume you are talking about Messina in which case we suggest going to Taormina. Athens - At this point we have to wait and see what happens with the political situation. But, assuming all is OK you might want to see the Acropolis, Syntagma Square and the Plaka. You can do Athens on your own or with an excursion. There is a good metro system that connects the port of Pireaus to downtown. As to Kusadasi, we strongly recommend you book a private tour (you can do this on-line) with one of the reputable local tour companies and make sure you include Ephesus and the Terrace Houses. We think the private tour companies do a much better job then the cruise line excursions in Kusadasi. As to Crete, if you have an interest in history and ruins take an excursion to Knossos. You can also do this on your own by renting a car or taking a private tour or taxi.

Hank

anai 05-05-2010 08:17 AM

You need to take the excursions. They are worth it!!!If you can organize them and get a group they are very cheap. <Request to be contacted deleted per Forum Rules -lp>


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