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1/2 Day Kusadai and 1/2 day in Patmos, Greece

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I booked a couple Back-to-Back cruises in October 2021 (just in case we're sailing by then.  🙂)  I was surprised to see that the Kusadasi stop is only for 1/2 day with a later stop that same day in Patmos, Greece.  The times are Kusadasi from 6:30am to 12:30pm and then Patmos from 6:30pm to 10:30pm.  Both cruises of my B2B are doing this stop, so I'll have to deal with it twice.

 

Fortunately, I've already been to Kusadasi twice and have been to Ephesus both times (with the Terrace Houses once).  Looking at the excursions for Kusadasi, it doesn't even look like they are offering a Terrace House tour for this timeframe.  Or perhaps it's just not listed yet since it's so far off.  And the other, longer excursions that I've taken in the past to Didyma, etc. are also not offered.  No idea what I'll do, but probably go back to Ephesus to see what's changed in the last 9 years since I was last there.

 

I have no idea what one would do in Patmos with a 6:30pm arrival in late October.  

 

Anyone else ever seen this odd timing/combination of stops in one day?  Weird to me.

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I agree -- sounds very weird!

 

For Kusadasi, if you haven't been to the museum in Selcuk (or haven't been to it since it was renovated) it is well worth a few hours. Just in case you decide against returning to Ephesus. :classic_wink: Not that there's anything wrong with a repeat visit -- I have been three times and will likely go back again on my next Kusadasi stop (also currently scheduled for October 2021, but for a full day visit).

 

As for Patmos -- really strange timing. Patmos isn't exactly a hotbed of nightlife, unlike some of the other Greek isles.  Maybe this article will provide a little inspiration:  https://www.windstarcruises.com/blog/what-to-do-in-patmos-greece-in-24-hours/

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Curious  what cruise Line?   The main site in Patmos is the cave where John wrote revelations, not sure that would be open in the evening?   Also supposed to be lovely beaches but that also wouldn’t work.   

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50 minutes ago, bennybear said:

Curious  what cruise Line?   The main site in Patmos is the cave where John wrote revelations, not sure that would be open in the evening?   Also supposed to be lovely beaches but that also wouldn’t work.   

 

I just realized I should have posted the cruise details.  This itinerary is from NCL on the Spirit ship.

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13 hours ago, cruisemom42 said:

I agree -- sounds very weird!

 

For Kusadasi, if you haven't been to the museum in Selcuk (or haven't been to it since it was renovated) it is well worth a few hours. Just in case you decide against returning to Ephesus. :classic_wink: Not that there's anything wrong with a repeat visit -- I have been three times and will likely go back again on my next Kusadasi stop (also currently scheduled for October 2021, but for a full day visit).

 

As for Patmos -- really strange timing. Patmos isn't exactly a hotbed of nightlife, unlike some of the other Greek isles.  Maybe this article will provide a little inspiration:  https://www.windstarcruises.com/blog/what-to-do-in-patmos-greece-in-24-hours/

 

Thanks Cruisemom.  This is helpful info on Patmos.  NCL has not posted any excursion details yet for Patmos (and not even sure how many they will offer with a 6:30pm arrival.  I also won't be surprised if this itinerary changes over the next 15 months.  Far too early to worry about it.

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Thanks,  I did notice that one but i would like to go there for at least a day.  

 

There is also a good series on prime, My Greek odyssey that does a whole show in series three on Patmos.  

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