The port is a few Kms outside Limassol so there was a very convenient bus service- number 30 just in the port with loads of directions to it. This takes you into the centre for 1 euro. The centre has lots of tourist and ordinary shops and a lovely seafront/promenade although it was being redesigned while we were there. Spent a couple of hours there before returning to the ship as it was our last day.
Heraklion - Short walk from the ship to the port gates and then into the town. We walked along the front to Koules Fort and then into the town. Wonderful walls and arches. Interesting churches and some very good shops and cafes here. We went on the City Sight seeing bus which was a big mistake as there were not many sights outside of the main town. The traffic was horrendous and there didn't appear to be any rules for pedestrians, scooters or cars. Luckily our driver was very careful and considerate.
The bus takes you past Knossos and you can get off to have a look round and then catch a bus back later- the service was pretty frequent and well sign posted.
This is a fantastic little place. The ship does a shuttle to the car park just outside the town which is pedestrianised ( I don't think the locals know this!)
What with the lovely white houses, bright paintwork, windmills and pelicans it really is a little treat. We hired a scooter and went for a trip round for a couple of hours. Traffic isn't too bad but the main problem was that the scooter had a small engine and I had to get off the back when we went up hills - not very romantic! However it was a good little adventure and makes us smile!
Unless you want to be completely hassled by all the shopkeepers then don't bother getting off. The town is mainly shops with "genuine fake" products and they are all the same. The shopkeepers shout to you constantly. Most people I spoke to would happily have missed this port out. The main reason for the ship stopping here was Ephesus but we had already seen it.
Rhodes town - Another little treat of a place. Absolutely fabulous and a shame we only had a half day here. The castle and medieval town were beautiful. The place just oozed history. The marina and sea front were also fabulous. A very special place and worth going back to.