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Any shopping at pier or close by for these ports?


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Santorini - there is some shopping where the tenders drop you off, but not too much. Most shopping is at the top of the cliff in Fira.

Mykonos - If docked it is about 5 or 10 minute shuttle ride to town. If tendered, then you are dropped in town.

Athens - not much in terminal

Katakolon - small town with a number of shops. Probably 2 or 3 blocks with shopping on both sides.

Corfu - Not much in terminal. A mile or so to town. Walk, public bus or taxi

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Have tours booked but extra time in these stops on the Ruby Princess in September and was wondering if there are any shops at the pier or close by:



This is a tender port! The small area where the tender docks does have a few tacky touristy shops, but the real shopping is near the top cable car station which puts you right in Fira. Fira is full of shops and boutiques.



There is excellent shopping in Mykonos Town...but this requires a shuttle or taxi from the port (or a 35 min walk). If your ship happens to tender here (this happens if the pier is full) you would tender right into town and near the shops.



Your ship will dock in Pireaus and there is some shopping (not very good) in the port city. But this does require a good 10-15 min walk out of the port. The best shopping is located in Athens or some of its suburbs (not often visited by cruisers). For example, the Green Line train/subway that takes folks from Pireaus into Athens keeps going well past Athens and eventually gets to the trendy suburb of Kifissia where there are quite a few very upscale boutiques and some larger stores. Quite a few of these stores will also have locations in Athens (often around Omonia Square.



This is a very small fishing village with a few shops but nothing remarkable. Most shoppers could browse every ship in town in less then an hour (and probably buy nothing).



Corfu is a major yachting center for the Ionian islands and hence attracts many European boaters with money to spend. Accordingly, Corfu "Town" has plenty of shops in most price ranges.




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Santorini - ships tender here. A shoppers paradise in Fira on top of the cliff, access from tender dock by 350 stairs, by donkey or chairlift.


Mykonos - In the village, with lots of waterfront restaurants


Athens Ships dock at the Port of Atens which is exactly that - a port

Shops are in town take the Metro from Piraeus station and alight at Monastaraki .


Katakolon - yes shops and cafes at the end of the pier.


Corfu - don't recall

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If you want very nice things in Athens then shops are not right there. However, if you want to shop at places where locals do within a 10 minute walk from the pier are a lot of small shops. We have picked up items there including some items for our adult children and spouses.



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