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Robert Upshall's Port Reviews of Crete (Heraklion), Athens (Piraeus), Mykonos, Santorini, Katakolon (Olympia), Corfu
Grandeur of the Seas cruise in June 2012
Member Name: Robert Upshall
Cruise Date: June 2012
Embarkation: Venice
Destination: Eastern Mediterranean
Member Review: Robert Upshall's Grandeur of the Seas Review
Crete (Heraklion)
Port Rating: 5.0 out of 5+
Knossos is fascinating. Archeological museum tour with our excellent guide wonderful. We docked in Chania but just drove through it.

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Athens (Piraeus)
Corinth Canal by Boat Rating: 4.0 out of 5+
Interesting. Could have given it a miss though.

Corinth Museum Rating: 5.0 out of 5+
The museum and the site of Ancient Corinth were fascinating and the guide was good. It was mostly new to me so I learnt something.

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Island tour Rating: 5.0 out of 5+
Very picturesque. Took some classic Greek Island shots.

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Prehistoric Museum Rating: 5+ out of 5+
Absolutely fascinating. A unique and wonderful place - a snapshot in time from nearly three thousand years ago. The guide was good but frankly it would have be excellent without a guide.

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Katakolon (Olympia)
Port Rating: 3.0 out of 5+
We went to Olympia and the site of the ancient games. I found the guide a bit difficult to understand but the site was interesting. The museum repeated what I'd seen elsewhere to some extent but did have some large exhibits that I hadn't seen elsewhere. Quite a bit of time to shop after which, for me, was too long.

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Achilleion Palace Rating: 3.0 out of 5+
Wonderful view from the Achilleon Palace and it's interesting but less so, to me, than the ancient sites we saw elsewhere on the cruise and paled in comparison to the places we had just visited in Venice before departing on the cruise.

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