My husband and I are doing a Eastern Med cruise on the Costa Atlantica in a few days. Our ports of call are: Naples, Messina, Alexandria, Limassol, Marmaris, Santorini, and Olympus. Apart from Marmaris and Alexandria, all stops are about 5 hours, either a morning or an afternoon.
We live in Europe, and travel frequently, so we don't feel like we have to see every site at a port because it's easy for us to come back. We're more the types to spend an hour having coffee in a cafe and going for a walk than to go to a Museum.
The ship's excursions seem very expensive and too packed with activities. Basically my question is this: at these ports, how easy is it to just get to the center of town to go for a wander? I know we can pick up taxis or private guides for tours at the ports, but I tend to be wary of getting into cars with random guides and we don't have time to research or book things at this point.
Exploring East Med. ports on our own?
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