princess excursion to Acropolis disappointing as very little time at site and no time to go into the museum which houses everything of importance.
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did not go as temperature expected to be above 100 degrees. port shops same as Istanbul, better shopping in Istanbul.
walked to beautiful beach from ship and enjoyed refreshing swim and then ice cream at cafe.
been to city before so did sights on own. Hagia Sophia a must, expect crowds and lines. most venders take u.s. but museum only takes turkish money.
pompeii on own, bus to train station and 40 min. ride to site. needs water and sun screen. not to be missed.
day we arrived there was a taxi strike so we did not leave ship. new passengers should have been able to board ship and wait in a waiting zone instead of having to wait in terminal waiting zone. this created long lines and short tempers.
busy day, purchased shuttle service and went on own. beautiful cities but like the rest of Europe extremely crowded in the summer.
we took city bus int.o the town and nothing to do there. took bus back to ship and had relaxing day
uses online excursion operator 1/2 price of princess and had local guides and it was great and as expected extremely crowded.
expect long lines and crowds in the horizon court.