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Mykonos Island Cruising - Just Returned!
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Hi, thanks for this great report! it sounds great and i am now seriously thinking about doing this in July next year!
Very thorough review. Thank you. i just booked my tour for July 26th, so I appreciate the updates about the ship tours especially. Wouldn’t want to waste time on tours that bored you.
thanks for the review, im doing this tour in a few weeks time and its good to know about all the optionals!! cant wait!! <!--graemlin::)-->
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I am planning this tour in june, and reading this review has just tripled my excitement! Awesome review <!--graemlin::)-->
Can’t wait to do this on May 31!!! It looks so exciting! If anyone is doing the same trip, get in touch with me and Nikcii or follow my blog www.aussieeurotrip2010.blogspot.com
Danki, your blog was very helpful (as was your review chris)! I will be going on the 19th of Sept 2010 so I am trying to find out as much as possible. Danki what were the names of the hotels you stayed in Athens and Mykonos? How was the cruise ship? You’re sunset photo in Santorini is just beautiful, you should get it framed! Did you do all of the contiki optionals or find it cheaper to go on your own? Thanks so much I know its been a while since you went but I really appreciate your help!
Hi, im nic, and i went with dank and wrote the blog aswell. The hotel we stayed at in Athens was the Plaka hotel. It was simple yet comfortable and had a fantastic rooftop viw or the acropolis! plus very close to the markets and resturants in the the plaka area. The resort we stayed at in mykonos i think was called aphrodites resort, it was about 15mins by bus out of mykonos town.
As we had never been on a cruise ship before, it still met expectation. Tho again very basic, there was excellent food, a casio, disco, and several bars everywhere. the pool isnt worth mentioning, but for the money you pay, it was more then i expected and really enjoyed the cruise.
The only options we didnt do were the ones in patmos and crete. If i could go back knowing what i no now, i would have done the option in patmos as there is not moch to see in the short time on shore, and we were both ready to go back to the ship 30 mins after a look around. May have saved afew bucks but if you are there may as well make the most of what the islands have to offer <!--graemlin::)--> All the other options were worth it. My personal favourites were the paradise beach option in mykonos and checkin out Ephesus in Turkey….Truly an amazing site.
I hope this has helped. Greece is beautiful. You will have a fantastic time <!--graemlin::)-->
Nic brought up a good point about the stops off the cruise ship. You really don’t have much time to try to organize the optionals on your own. It might be hard since you need to get back on the ship at a certain hour. So though it may be cheaper to do some of the day trips on your own, I’m not sure it’s possible to plan that ahead of time.
Thank you both Nic and Chris. Very helpful. I am so excited…one more question how many people were on your trips and were they considered full, or almost full? Thanks so much, Im just curious. peace from ny!
My trip was the middle of May so one of the firsts available for the year. I think that is considered off season so it was a lower price. We had about 13 people; it was on the lighter side. That number is not considered almost full so I imagine other trips are much bigger. I ended up being the only single female traveler on the trip! There was a guy traveling alone too. We both got our own rooms because of the numbers working out that way.
Love your post and details about the trip!
I have a few questions and was wondering if you could help me out…how much money did you take?! And how did you get from the airport to the hotel?! Is it dangerous if I arrive at night?!
Hi Paula- glad I could help. I just looked at my bank statements from the trip and I spent $1000 US. This is very much on the high end because I spent about 300 on clothes and I also drink as much as possible. The food was so good and I wanted to try everything so I didn’t eat cheaply either. Also I had two days in a hostel before the tour. I used my debit card to get cash and charged what I could so that ended up costing about another 100 in service fees from my bank. Greece is one of the more affordable countries in Europe. I don’t think you’ll need more than $500 spending if your looking to stay on a budget and not splurge.
When you get out of the airport there are a line of taxis. I took one to the downtown and that was safe. I can’t remember the cost but I split one with a girl I met on the plane. The contiki hotel isn’t in the best area but if you get a taxi to take you right to the front it should be fine.
Let me know if you have any other questions. I’m so excited for you!
Chris – this is so helpful, thanks for providing detail. im literally printing this out and bringing it with me when i go in august.
i’ll definately set my expectations for the cruise – and appreciate you helping with that – but had a quick question – how many peolpe share a room on board?
thanks again for your post – i can’t wait to go!
Hi Sarah. Glad I could be of help. On the ship you share a room with the same amount of people you did for the rest of the tour. Since I was in a single I had a single room to myself but everyone else was in groups of two. Let me know if you think of any other questions and have a great time!
Thanks for the info above. it really helps. I am doing this trip at the end of the month! I am looking forward to it. this however is only a small part of my trip. Now do you have any recommendation/suggestions on must haves for the trip that I should bring?
I am thinking of doing this trip early September..your report was very useful.. thank you :-)
I am looking forward to meet new people as it sounds quite fun
Do people just party and drink or are there people who actually want to see the sites, thanks!!
I’m trying to decide between this trip and the Aegean Classic. Seems this trip has an additional hotel & more options. The price difference is around 500. Do you think it’s worth it to pay extra and do this trip? Thanks!
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