Med. Cruise Ports of Call
Posted on Jul 02, 2013 by
Here are some thoughts on your ports of call: --Rome: The port is Civitavecchia. You can walk(10 minutes) from the port entrance to the train station. Take the train to Termini in Rome(about an hour ride). From there you can walk to all the major sites. Look around you, there are bits of ancient Rome everywhere!
--Naples: Port is right in town, just walk in. Be very careful, they drive like maniacs.
--Athens: The port is Piraeus. You can walk out of the port, follow the waterfront around to the Metro stop. Take it into Athens, best stop is Monastiraki. You are in the Plaka, can walk up to the Acropolis, visit there and then wander back down through the Plaka.
--Mykonos: You are docked right at Mykonos Town. Just wander through, head towards the windmills. The shore area is known as Little Venice, you`ll see why.
--Ephesus: You did not say which port, either Kasadasi or Izmir? Both have lots of atmosphere and great shopping. As has been mentioned, try to get a private tour to Ephesus with a small group. If not, take a ship`s tour. Ephesus is amazing, not to be missed!
--Corfu: Another great port to walk off the ship and wander around. Head into the historic centre and toward the forts.
--Alexandria: Take a tour to the Giza pyramids if this is your first time here.
General word of advice: wear no flashy jewellery and carry only I.D. and euros/credit cards that you need, secured in a money belt or safe inside pocket, no purse. This is not to say that these ports are unsafe, but no need to look for trouble. Please ask if more details are needed.