We had a short half-day stay in port, only from 7am~12pm. This was one port that I did not have any excursion planned. We got off the ship at around 7:30 and took the shuttle that NCL provided from the ship to the terminal. Maps and tour information were available at the terminal. From the terminal we just walked to the Venetian Fortress which is about 20 minutes away.
Interesting street scene near the port.
Walking along the waterfront.
Arriving at the Venetian Fortress.
We were not able to get inside so we just took some pictures around the fortress.
Then we followed the map and walked to town. The map was very clear and specific. It shows 3 different choices of route and we just followed the one in the middle which took us to the pedestrian street and through the market.
It was an easy walk.
We went pass a church but did not go inside.
Continued walking to the center of town.
It looks like that this is a better shopping place where things seemed to be cheaper than the other ports. The same items we saw in Santorini or other ports, it may be 2euros cheaper here.
By the time we finished our self-guided walking tour around town and back to the port area we saw people using their laptops near the bus station. We also took out ours and tried to get on line. Christian was successful and Caitlin got on for a little while. We spent about 20 minutes there and finally decided to walk back to the terminal.
Stuff that we got in Iraklion.