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HeinBloed's Port Reviews of Athens (Piraeus), Corfu, Katakolon (Olympia), Santorini, Kusadasi, Rhodes
Ryndam cruise in September 2013
Member Name: HeinBloed
Cruise Date: September 2013
Embarkation: Athens (Piraeus)
Destination: Mediterranean
Member Review: HeinBloed's Ryndam Review
Athens (Piraeus)
Port Rating: Not Rated

We are lucky to have friends who are taxi-driver in Athens. So at the day of debarkation we spent the morning in Corinth to see the Canal. On the way back to the airport we had coffee in the beach district and traditional lamb roast.

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Panoramic Corfu Rating: 4.0 out of 5+

It was nice in Paleokatsriza. We only wanted a 2-hours-Taxi-Tour but in the relationship how much we saw and how long we were driven I am not sure if I would do it again. But a nice touch-down for first time in Corfu. We later wanted to see the Old Town. But as there were 5 ships in town and cloud looked more grey but white we decided to return earlier to the ship. And it was good as it started to rain once we arrived the tender.

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Katakolon (Olympia)
Olympia Archeological Tour Rating: 2.0 out of 5+

As we are coming again in January 2014 with more family we decided only to do some researches. So we took the train to Olympia just to see if the route is scenic - it was not as much as we expected and it was too cold. For the return journey not all guests found a seat. Furthermore we stayed to have coffee with Jimmys Taverna which was nice to have Souvlaki for 1.50 EUR.

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Volcano Hiking Rating: Not Rated

My friend loves vulcanos and I love shipspotting. So we had the perfect tour: vulacano crusie. While I tried to rest on the boat while all other were on the vulcano, many boats came after us but left earlie. So they were very lucky with our tour operator Dakoutros as they provided a really good guide who took time how a vulcano works etc. - the hot springs are totally different to Blue Lagoon in Iceland. You need to jump from the boat and to swim over and return by swimming. So start exercises! Lunch break on the Island of Thirassia. So we had no time to see Oia or Fira. Saved for the next time. Santorini is worth to return.

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Port Rating: 5.0 out of 5+

Great port with great infrastructure: shopping, shopping, shopping, WiFi, ATM, Cafés. But only one foot-step from city center.

We went to a Hamam and get a great treatment for 50 USD.

Furthermore we met our tour operator and guides for our January 2014-cruise and they arranged a wonderful view over the city of Kusadasi.

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Port Rating: 4.0 out of 5+

They are transforming the dock to a tourist port (years before it was half ferry terminal). Short walk to New Town and Old Town. We used the place to order pictures for the crew and buying a SIM-Card for mobile internet.

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