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Pezzy's Port Reviews of Katakolon (Olympia), Athens (Piraeus), Izmir, Istanbul, Naples
Norwegian Jade cruise in February 2013
Member Name: Pezzy
Cruise Date: February 2013
Embarkation: Rome (Civitavecchia)
Destination: Eastern Mediterranean
Member Review: Pezzy's Norwegian Jade Review
Katakolon (Olympia)
Port Rating: 4.0 out of 5+
Not much to do except for the Ruins at Olympia but they are amazing.

The tours through NCL are great. A lot of walking and steps for the best tours so be prepared. All seem a little pricey but with gas at 10 to 12 $$ per gal I can see why. All the sites are a good drive from the port.

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Athens (Piraeus)
Acropolis Rating: 4.0 out of 5+
Pictures do not do this justice. Amazing site. Lots of walking and LOTS of steps.

Wear appropriate shoes. You cant miss this. Be prepared for crowds and long lines.


Archeological Museum Rating: 4.0 out of 5+
Amazing artifacts. A must see


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Izmir
Archaeological Site of Ephesus Rating: 5.0 out of 5+
Better ruins than Greece. Amazing site. Just unbelievable! Great Guide.

Must do this if nothing else! Also if buying souvenirs for the gang back home do it here. Prices are right. Also visited a rug factory. Very good


House of Virgin Mary Rating: 5.0 out of 5+
Long bus ride way up in the mountains. Beautiful make this part of your trip


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Istanbul
Blue Mosque Rating: 5+ out of 5+
Need to take your shoes off while in the Mosque. All carpeted. Beautiful inside


Bosphorus Cruise Rating: 4.0 out of 5+
Was cold so cant say how it would be in better weather. Get to see both sides. Embark in Europe and get off in Asia. How cool is that!


Grand Bazaar Rating: 5.0 out of 5+
Too many stores with the same stuff. Have to bargain. Never know if you are really getting a good deal but worth the time to see it


Hagia Sofia Rating: 5+ out of 5+
Part of out 2 day tour. Breathtaking!


Spice Market Rating: 5+ out of 5+
Interesting place..part of the complete tour we took


Underground Cistern Rating: 5+ out of 5+
Absolutely Amazing! Best Guide during entire cruise


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Naples
National Archeological Museum Rating: 5.0 out of 5+
Same as the other museum. If we did it again would not go the museum route but for first timers I thing you need to do the museums to get the full picture of how old these sites really are and how amazing the site really are.


Pompeii Walking Tour Rating: 5+ out of 5+
Amazing site. Going back in time. A wonderful tour. Lots of walking


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