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For many who think of the Mediterranean, it conjures images of golden beaches, wonderful food, impressive art, grand historic architecture and a way of life which is both vibrant yet perfectly at ease – but this just scratches the surface of what this welcoming destination has to offer.
The Mediterranean has been a treasured travel destination for generations and there’s no sign of it ever ceasing to amaze travellers as it tempts visitors back year after year. Each city and port is delightfully different to the next and the best way to experience them all is by cruise. One day you’re snorkelling off the shores of Corfu, the next you’re gazing across the panoramic caldera in Santorini, a day later you could be stepping back in time with a visit to the medieval old town of Dubrovnik before your trip is rounded off with a gondola ride through the mysterious canals of Venice. And that’s just one itinerary from a choice of dozens.
Although the Mediterranean is but a short journey from the UK shores, it’s a world away from your every day. Filled with unique experiences and sights like the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the Verona Opera and the Sagrada Familia; the Mediterranean will make your marvel at your surroundings as around almost every turn there’s something special to see.
Athens is the capital city of Greece with a population of 3.7 million inhabitants, Athens is in many ways the birthplace of Classical Greece, and therefore of Western civilization. Places of interest can be found within a relatively small area surrounding the city centre at Syntagma Square.View Points of Interest
The ancient "high city" of Athens, crowned by marble temples sacred to the city's goddess Athena.
The ancient port six miles southwest of Athens, Piraeus is known today as an independent, heavily industrial municipality, whose modern-day port serves almost all of Attica's ferry connections to Crete and the Aegean Islands.
This stadium hosted the first modern Olympic Games in 196 and was used in the 2004 Olympics, built on the foundations of a 4thcentury B.C. arena.
Charming historic districts at the foot of the Acropolis, with restored 19th century neoclassical homes, pedestrianized streets, shops and restaurants, and picturesque ruins from the city's Roman era.
700 years in the making the largest temple in antiquity still has fifteen of its majestic Corinthian columns standing, dominating the center of Athens and paying homage to Zeus, ruler of the Olympian gods.
The heart of Athenian life and the centre of ancient Greek democracy - once served as a marketplace, civic centre, and seat of justice.
Barcelona is Spain's second-largest city and home to over one and a half million people. The city has a rich history but also benefits from an intense focus on modern design. This beautiful city is typically European in that it well-known for outdoor-markets, restaurants, shopping, museums and churches. Explorers will find a modern Metro system ideal for getting from the Ciutat Vella (Old City) and the modern beach-front, perfect for soaking up some of the warm sunshine.View Points of Interest
This very unusual construction is Barcelona's most famous and most visited tourist attraction. Designed by Antoni Gaudi, it's still unfinished and under construction. Its impressive from the outside, but we'd recommend getting a ticket and going inside to see more.
Often referred to as the "heartbeat of Barcelona", Las Ramblas is a collection of smaller streets all with different names. You'll find kiosks that sell various items, street traders, performers, and pavement cafes and bars. Several notable sights are also located within the promenade, including a mosaic by Joan Miró, and the Font de Canaletes, a famous fountain.
Built in 1929, the 'Font Magica' is one of the most famous spots in Barcelona. Its a beautiful show of water, light and music that's a must-see when you visit Barcelona.
Considered as one of Gaudi's most artistic works, Park Guell is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and well worth a visit to see the vast range of beautiful mosaics.
Dubrovnik is a walled city on the Adriatic Sea coast of the extreme south of Croatia. It is one of the most prominent tourist resorts of the Mediterranean and listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1979.View Points of Interest
A slender stone flag staff of the legendary knight. Also known as Orlando's Column.
On top of the tower are the famous Zelenci, bronze statues which strike the gigantic bell every hour.
The fountain stairs are nowadays a favourite meeting place for local youth and where both the tourists and pigeons take rest and refresh themselves with cool water.
The Stradun is the central street of the city of Dubrovnik and is the place where the old city comes to life.
Once inside, you'll find a wide marbled pedestrian boulevard and the 15th century Onofrio Fountain among other historical monuments.
Inside this 15th century palace you'll find a vast collection of artifacts, paintings and furniture dating back from the time of the Dubrovnik Republic.
The area is filled with beautiful contrasts-mountains and valleys, green hills and naked stone, and over 30 villages.
Kotor is a coastal town that lies at the head of Boka Bay. The streets of the old port are lined with tavernas and cafes, and also renowned for its summer carnival.View Points of Interest
The Maritime Museum chronicles the memories on those long gone sailing days and years, and Kotor's rich naval history
The ornate St. Tryphon Cathedral was built in honour of Saint Tryphon the patron and protector of the city, it was completed in 1166 and boasts fascinating Romanesque and Byzantine architecture.
A pretty village that is located in the hills high above Kotor, it offers stunning views of the coastline below. It is also famous for its delicious olive oil, and village smoke houses.
Perast is arguably the best kept Baroque city in Montenegro. Our Lady of the Rocks Island is an artificial island and home to the charming Gospa od Skrpjela church.
Also known as the fortifications of Kotor, the City Walls that protected the medieval town during years gone by contains towers, gates, forts, ramparts and a castle. If you can manage the 1350 steps, you'll be rewarded with magnificent panoramic views of Kotor Bay.
Njegusi is located high in the mountains offering panoramic vistas of the coastline.
The National Museum is housed in a former royal palace. Explore the country’s cultural capital viewing everything from war relics to art works and historical documents.
If you'd like to sample the real culture, history and tradition of Kotor then you have to visit the Old Town. The old town of Kotor is widely considered to be the best preserved medieval urban entity in the Mediterranean.
Livorno is an important seaport on the west coast of Italy and is the gateway to glorious Tuscany. Visit Florence and Pisa both of whom are in close proximity, and marvel at the Leaning Tower of Pisa and the Duomo which dominates Florence's skyline.View Points of Interest
Piazza Dei Miracoli is home to the leaning Tower of Pisa, the Campo Santo, the Duomo and the Baptistery. The Tower of Pisa began leaning soon after its construction which started in 1173.
The Cathedral or Duomo is the oldest building in the Field of Miracles and was founded in 1063. The Baptistery is the largest in Italy, and made entirely out of Marble.
This famous museum is home to paintings ranging from the 13th century to the 18th century including the famous "Madonna enthroned" and "Birth of Venus" as well as works by Leonardo and Michelangelo.
Ponte Vecchio is a medieval segmental arch bridge which to this day has shops built along it. Piazza Della Signoria has a replica of Michelangelo's statue David and other sculptures.
The Basilica de Santa Croce is a 14th century church that is the burial place of some of the most illustrious Italians, such as Michaelangelo, Galileo and Machiavelli, it's now known as the Temple of the Italian Glories.
Greve is known as the entrance gate to the Chianti region, this small town was a major marketplace in the 13th and 14th centuries.
Mykonos is situated in the middle of the Aegean Sea and is famed as a cosmopolitan destination amongst the Greek islands and widely recognised as one of the great travel meccas. It is one of the most visited islands in the Aegean by tourists.View Points of Interest
From as early as the 16th century, the windmills are one of the most recognized landmarks of Mykonos.
Little Venice is one of the most beautiful and romantic places in the whole of Mykonos and offers a fantastic sunset.
Paraportiani is considered a prime example of Cycladic architecture. The name of the island's most famous church also gives its location: outside the city walls.
The beaches of Mykonos are known for their crystalline waters, long stretches of golden sand, stunning views, and an abundance of water sports.
Built in 1904, this museum displays exquisite artifacts and marble sculpture from the early Archaic period through Roman Imperial times.
Founded in 1542, This church founded in 1542 is renowned for its unique architecture and whitewashed exterior.
Charming, whitewashed homes and blue-domed churches are built into the hillside situated under the Byzantine Monastery of St. John.
Palma De Mallorca is sophisticated, stylish, intimate, yet bursting with life. It's located on the southern coast of Mallorca, looks out over the sparkling seas of the Mediterranean and is the commercial and cultural capital of Mallorca. Palma is home to the island's best restaurants, shops and nightlife and also has a lively café scene.View Points of Interest
This huge cathedral is the majoy landmark in Palma. Designed by renowned architect, Antoni Gaudi, this awesome, predominantly Gothic structure is both beautiful and quite startling in its appearance!
Formerly an Islamic fort, this massive construction was converted into a residence in the 13th century and has charming gardens. It's now an occasional residence to the King of Spain.
In Ancient Catalan, "Bellver" meant "levely view" and thats certainly true! Bellver Castle stands 112 metres above sea level and you can see the whole of Palma De Mallorca from it.
Even if you've visited other aquariums, Palma Aquarium really is worth a visit. Beautiful both inside and out, its number 1 feature is an enormous 33 metre long shark tank!
Rome, the Eternal City is the capital and largest city of Italy and of the Lazio region. It’s famed for the Vatican City , Three Coins in the Fountain, the Roman Empire, the Seven Hills and La Dolce Vita. Rome, as a millennium-long centre of power, culture and religion, has exerted a huge influence over the world in its roughly 2800 years of existence.View Points of Interest
Known properly as the Flavian Amphitheatre, this most famous of Roman landmarks takes its name from the giant statue of the emperor Nero that once stood near this location.
The independent Vatican City and its endless treasure troves of sights, relics and the Vatican Museums - as well as the surrounding Italian districts of Borgo, Prati and Monte Mario.
To the modern visitor, the Seven Hills of Rome can be rather difficult to identify. In the first place, generations of buildings constructed on top of each other and the construction of tall buildings in the valleys have tended to make the hills less pronounced than they originally were.
A sure part of everyone's Roman holiday. Visitors are always amazed that such a big and famous fountain is tucked away in a small piazza in the middle of side streets.
Houses many Italian masterpieces as well as a few pieces by artists such as Cézanne, Modigliani, Degas, Monet and Van Gogh.
Santorini, whitewashed buildings cling to cliffs that plunge to a turquoise sea. Part of the Cyclades Archipelago, the three-island group of Santorini, Thirasia and uninhabited Aspronisi present the traveller with unforgettable vistas.View Points of Interest
This charming Greek village lies at the northern tip of Santorini, known for its picturesque architecture, cobblestone lanes, pristine whitewashed buildings and a host of welcoming cafes, shops and blue-domed churches.
The island's capital perched on the edge of a dramatic cliff boasts a stunning combination of Cycladic and Venetian architecture, outstanding views of the submerged volcano.
This museum contains an excellent collection of artefacts found in excavations throughout the area, including the archaeological site of Akotiri, known as Santorini's "Pompeii."
Located in the centre basin of Santorini these uninhabited islands, were created by a series of volcanic eruptions 3,500 years ago.
Visit some of the world's oldest vineyards and learn how the micro-climate and rich volcanic soil produces such a full-bodied bouquet.
This seaside village of Santorini, is famous for its expansive and dramatic black sand beach. Created by volcanic activity, this area is teeming with watersports, cafes and tavernas.
A volcanic eruption around 1650 B.C. caused the centre of the island to implode into the sea, which legend proclaims to be the lost city of Atlantis.
2,000 feet above the sea the island's highest point towers and offers panoramic views of Santorini.
Split was originally built around the Diocletian palace where locals sought refuge centuries ago. With pine-clad hills, secluded coves and beaches it's easy to see why Split has been a premier destination since the days of the Roman emperors.View Points of Interest
An incredible walled palace that was built by the Roman Emperor of Diocletian, it is built from local white limestone and marble.
This cathedral's striking features include a colonnade of Corinthium columns, the Bell Tower that dates back to 1100 AD and breath-taking Romanesque sculptures.
A history buff’s dream, explore the Diocletian Palace and its monumental courtyard. Take a stroll along the Riva a bustling waterfront promenade or shop till you drop on Marmontova Street.
Originally the temple faced the cathedral across the Peristyle. Take a look at the barrel-vaulted ceiling and a decorative frieze on the walls.
The river Krka with seven waterfalls is a natural phenomenon flowing through a limestone landscape. It’s home to more than 400 species of animal and was declared a national park in 1985.
Considered Croatia's greatest sculptor Ivan Mestrovic, many of his wonderful sculptures can be seen in this museum and gallery.
Trogir sits on top of a small island that's connected to the mainland by a small bridge. Visit the magnificent St Jacob's Cathedral and Kamerlengo Castle and fortress.
Founded in 1066, the year of the Norman Conquest, stunning Sibenik is considered an important Croatian heritage site.
Venice is one of the most interesting and lovely places in the world. This sanctuary on a lagoon is virtually the same as it was six hundred years ago, which adds to the fascinating character and romantic charm.View Points of Interest
A visit to St Mark’s Basilica is a must! It is renowned worldwide for its priceless treasures and fascinating secret places.
The home of Saint Mark's Basilica and is one of the highlights of a visit to Venice.
The bridge has become one of Venice's most recognizable icons and has a history that spans over 800 years. Today's Rialto Bridge was completed in 1591 and was used to replace a wooden bridge that collapsed in 1524.
Is situated in the charming Torcello island, and it is an enchanting example of Venetian- Byzantine architecture.
Traditionally clad gondoliers pilot you along the some of the Floating City's inner waterways this is the ultimate Venetian experience.
This magnificent 14th century palace was the seat of power and the palace of justice. Perhaps the city's most famous symbol of Venice's culture.
Verona is a city that is located in northern Italy. The city is famous as it's the place where William Shakespeare set his play Romeo and Juliet, and also for its architecture and artistic masterpieces of past history.View Points of Interest
The most famous monument in Verona, erected in the 1st Century AD it's the world's third largest amphitheatre to survive from antiquity. Visit during the Opera season to see performances in the Arena.
This house is the supposed location of the famous balcony love scene from Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet. It's a popular romantic shrine, inside the house is a small museum and the courtyard has a sculpture of Juliet.
Built in 1368 to celebrate the repair of the cities aqueducts this well known fountain features a female figure rising from the water holding a scroll with the crest of the city of Verona upon it.
This dominating tower was built to overlook Verona and warn the city of impending disasters such as fire or attacks by the Venetians. The tower houses two famous bells, the Rengo and the Marangona which kept time and regulated city life.
The Castelvecchio Museum located in this old castle displays a collection of paintings, sculptures, ancient weapons, and other artefacts from medieval and Renaissance era's.
A 12th century cathedral that was built on top of a pre-existing medieval church which had been destroyed by an earthquake in 1117. The new cathedral is largely decorated with Renaissance paints and a 16th century bell tower.
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