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barrymx5's Port Reviews of Vigo, Lisbon, Athens (Piraeus), Izmir, Istanbul
Aurora cruise in November 2012
Member Name: barrymx5
Cruise Date: November 2012
Embarkation: Southampton
Destination: Eastern Mediterranean
Member Review: barrymx5's Aurora Review
Vigo
Port Rating: 2.0 out of 5+

On this occasion we stayed in Vigo which is certainly feeling the depression caused by the Euro. Most things closed on Sunday. On a previous occasion we went to Santiago de Compostela and that is thoroughly recommended.



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Lisbon
Port Rating: 3.0 out of 5+

Again depressed by the Euro crisis. Take the hop on hop off bus.


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Athens (Piraeus)
Port Rating: 3.0 out of 5+

Took the hop on hop off bus. Diverted by several demonstrations. People really feeling the EU jackboot.



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Izmir
Archaeological Site of Ephesus Rating: 5+ out of 5+



Celsus Library Rating: 5+ out of 5+

Outstanding - do not miss! Highlight of the cruise!




House of Virgin Mary Rating: 5.0 out of 5+



Terrace Houses Rating: 5+ out of 5+



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Istanbul
Blue Mosque Rating: 4.0 out of 5+



Grand Bazaar Rating: 3.0 out of 5+



Hagia Sofia Rating: 5+ out of 5+

Amazing 1500 years old.




Spice Market Rating: 5.0 out of 5+

We will return to Istanbul. Felt safe and used public tram too.




Underground Cistern Rating: 4.0 out of 5+



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Malta (Valletta)
Grand Master's Palace Rating: 3.0 out of 5+

Accessed from hop on hop off bus




Mdina Walking Tour Rating: 5.0 out of 5+

Used hop on hop off bus. Good value at 10 Euros from port.




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