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damfolks February 15th, 2014 03:23 PM

Mediterraenean Cruise
 
Any info for our 11 day Greek isles (Mykonos, Atehns, Olympia and a few others) and Naples/Rome Italy and Turkey ports cruise as far as must- see or do during our port times....also info or recommendations to and from the airport (Marco Polo in Venice) , and in Rome to airport FCO (Fiumicino/Leonardo da Vinci)...Water taxi, taxi etc...what do you think the best mode of transportation is? Also transportation to and from the port for when we get on the ship in Venice and disembark in Rome.....Any info will be appreciated....Thanks

storybookcruises.com February 15th, 2014 04:25 PM

One big thing is when in Katakolon, Greece, do NOT take any shore excursions to Olympia! It's much MUCH cheaper to do your own thing. There's a wonderful train that goes from the port to Olympia that is very cheap and you can do your own thing, on your own time, and spend alot less money while not being herded like cattle.

You can get more information here; Katakolon Train

Pete

TimmyK March 13th, 2014 08:45 PM

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Originally Posted by cruise planner (Post 1495076)
One big thing is when in Katakolon, Greece, do NOT take any shore excursions to Olympia! It's much MUCH cheaper to do your own thing. There's a wonderful train that goes from the port to Olympia that is very cheap and you can do your own thing, on your own time, and spend alot less money while not being herded like cattle.

You can get more information here; Katakolon Train

Pete

Hi. How far is cruise port from Olympia? What is there to see in Olympia?

TimmyK March 13th, 2014 08:51 PM

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Originally Posted by damfolks (Post 1495074)
Any info for our 11 day Greek isles (Mykonos, Atehns, Olympia and a few others) and Naples/Rome Italy and Turkey ports cruise as far as must- see or do during our port times....also info or recommendations to and from the airport (Marco Polo in Venice) , and in Rome to airport FCO (Fiumicino/Leonardo da Vinci)...Water taxi, taxi etc...what do you think the best mode of transportation is? Also transportation to and from the port for when we get on the ship in Venice and disembark in Rome.....Any info will be appreciated....Thanks

In Venice you can take a taxi to the port. It's about a 15-20 min drive depending on traffic. I can't remember how much, but not out of bounds for a normal taxi.
In Athens a must see is the Acropolis and Parthenon.
In Tureky if your port is kudiashi u must take Ephesus tour. This is right out of the bible. Paul preached to the Ephesians. He spent three years there in his ministry
There are web links on this site for transportation from ship to airport in Rome.
In Rome you really need two days. But u can still see a lot in the 12 hour port stop.

damfolks March 15th, 2014 09:51 AM

Thank you so much for the info....awaiting our trip which is 6 weeks away!!!

storybookcruises.com March 15th, 2014 02:13 PM

Check out what I had to say about Olympia here; http://www.cruisemates.com/forum/ask...ed-cruise.html

It's not very far - about 45 minutes by train, which is the easiest and cheapest way to get there.

Pete

Marc March 15th, 2014 08:25 PM

Take a regular taxi, not a water taxi in Venice; relatively fast and cheap. Rome I would either arrange for a car/limo or take taxi to airport. Long trip but fast. Real question is why you are not doing a pre-cruise in Venice and/or post-cruise in Rome; both fantastic cities.


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