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johnboy2's Port Reviews of Venice, Split, Corfu, Crete (Heraklion), Mykonos, Santorini
Grandeur of the Seas cruise in October 2012
Member Name: johnboy2
Cruise Date: October 2012
Embarkation: Venice
Destination: Western Mediterranean
Member Review: johnboy2's Grandeur of the Seas Review
Venice
Port Rating: 5.0 out of 5+
Very easy to access and boarding was very smooth and quick.

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Split
Port Rating: 3.0 out of 5+
Interesting Town but does not compare with Dubrovnik
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Corfu
Port Rating: 4.0 out of 5+
Have bee there before but still enjoy the Town with its Cricket Pitch. Visited the Old Fort; a good climb giving access to a great view.

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Crete (Heraklion)
Port Rating: 3.0 out of 5+
Chania was interesting and pleasant but no great shakes.

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Mykonos
Port Rating: 5.0 out of 5+
Small but charming Town with interesting old (non-working) Windmills. Octopus drying in the sun and nice looking restuarants.

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Santorini
Port Rating: 5+ out of 5+
Just loved this place, perched on the hilltop, with its steep winding donkey track accessing it. We chickened out and took the Cable Car up; as ver quick and smooth ride and well worth the money. Fantastic views from the Town and even with 5 Cruise Ships in Port it did not seem that crowded. Lots of fine restuarants and some very individual shops. We were going to come down that way but the queues were utterly horrendous and so decided to walk down the 600 (numbered) steps. Quite tiring on legs unused to such things. Allow plenty of time at the end of you visit or be prepared for the experience of sitting on a smelly donkey.

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Katakolon (Olympia)
Port Rating: 4.0 out of 5+
Avoided the expensive Ships Tours and jumped on a much cheaper local Tour Bus to Olympia. There is not much to do in the Town of Katakolon except buy the odd leather goods but Olympia was well worth the visit. Do get a picture of yopurself starting a race from the original marble starting blocks.

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Athens (Piraeus)
Port Rating: Not Rated
Always an interesting place to visit but do take the local Tour Bus from outside the Port Gates rather than the very overpriced Ships Tours.

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