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Relax and escape: Enjoy a cruise to the Mediterranean
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Posted on: Mon, 4th Aug 2014
Mediterranean cruises are some of the best available, thanks to the fact that this area encompasses a number of amazing holiday destinations. Whether it’s Italian cruises or breaks to Spain, Turkey, Cyprus or one of the many other locations within this part of the world, Med cruises could be absolutely ideal for you.
They’re known for being perfect for those after sunny holidays that involve lounging on the beach, visiting historical attractions and soaking up the local atmosphere at restaurants and bars, all the while enjoying the cruise ship’s onboard facilities.
And, of course, with a cruise holiday, you can get the benefit of visiting numerous locations throughout the Mediterranean. We have all kinds of cruise deals for 2014 available too, so if you really do think cruises of this type would be perfect for you, why not check them out?
Here are just a few of the things you could look forward to on a Mediterranean cruise:
This country is known for its fast pace, as well as its excellent fashion sense and footballing skill. Aside from this, it also has a delicious cuisine and some amazing wines for you to try, and will keep you interested throughout your stay. From dining on tapas to touring Barcelona, this city has it all.
Things to do in Spain
Sagrada Família in Barcelona is absolutely amazing. This unfinished masterpiece by Gaudi is a sight for sore eyes
Take the time to stroll down Barcelona’s Las Ramblas, one of the central streets in the city that’s always alive with sights and sounds - the street performers in particular will keep you entertained!
If you visit Palma, be sure to take a trip to La Seu, the 13th century cathedral. This historical building features Gothic architecture that will most definitely wow you!
Strolling through Palma’s Old Town is also a great way to spend an afternoon
The Giralda Tower in Seville is another fantastic building that was built in 1248 and is ideal for those that love a bit of history
Italy is famous all over the world for its amazing architecture and laid back attitude, making it a fantastic place to visit during your cruise. There’s more than enough to see and do while there, including many touring attractions and enjoying some genuine Italian cuisine.
Greece, with its startlingly blue coastlines and beautiful architecture, is a fantastic cruise destination, and many of the cruises we offer head there. Greece’s islands are second to none and feature stunning natural beauty, alongside famous historical attractions.
Things to do in Greece
Climb to the top of Athens’ Acropolis to look out at the astonishing views over the mainland
Relax on one of the amazing beaches in Itea, Kalamata, Mykonos, Corfu, Mytilene
Visit the Palace of Knossos in Aghios Nikolaos, which was said to be home to the terrifying Minotaur in ancient times
Stroll along Mykonos’ seafront, which is referred to as ‘Little Venice’
See the grotto known as the Cave of the Apocalypse in Patmos, in which St John is said to have seen a vision of Christ. The experience was later included in the Book of Revelations in the Bible
Relax in Santorini’s Palea Kameni hot springs
Take a trip to one of the largest castles in the Mediterranean - Mytilene Castle in Mytilene
Appreciate the various architectural types from in Rhodes, which include Gothic, Byzantine, Greek and Middle Eastern
Turkey is unlike any other place on the planet, as it’s a wonderful mixture of European charm and exotic Asian culture. With its stunning coastlines, phenomenal beaches and breathtaking views, as well as the many tourist attractions within its town and cities, you’ll never want to leave!
Things to do in Turkey
Wander through the Grand Bazaar in Istanbul to pick up some souvenirs, and be sure to barter with the merchants if you really want a good deal!
Relax in Marmaris, the largest beach resort in Turkey!
Croatia, with its picturesque views, pretty woodland and serene beaches will most definitely become one of your favourite places in the Mediterranean. Cruises to Croatia are always a mixture of beautiful beaches, relaxing by the seafront and visiting attractions that are replete with history.
Things to do in Croatia
Visit the Romanesque Cathedral of St Domnius in Split. One of this attraction’s defining features are the oak doors, which contain scenes of Christ’s life
The French Riviera is one of the Mediterranean’s finest examples of relaxation. Packed with amazing sights and tourist attractions, everyone can find something excellent to do in this part of the Med. You can visit some of the more well-known destinations in France (such as Paris!) to experience the country’s glamour and chic style, or head for the more provencal areas to experience the ‘real’ France.
Things to do in France
Walk down the Promenade de la Croisette in Cannes, where you can marvel at the beautiful palm trees and beaches, before stopping for a bite to eat in one of the many restaurants
Visit Le Musée Granet in Aix-en-Provence, which is a museum that’s dedicated to various artforms, including painting and scultpure. It also has a large collection of archaeological artefacts from Aix, but it’s its paintings that are the main draw. They include works by Jean-Dominique Ingres, Rembrandt, Anthony van Dyck, Paul Cézanne, Alberto Giacometti and Nicolas de Staël
The Mediterranean is filled with amazing places to visit, and going on a cruise holiday there can provide you with a wide range of experiences and memories. You’ll be able to find something for absolutely everyone when you choose cruises around the Mediterranean, and even if you haven’t a large budget you can still enjoy this fantastic part of the world thanks to our cheap cruises.
Have you ever been on a Mediterranean cruise? If so, where did you head to? Or, are you just planning a cruise to this part of the world now? Be sure to let us know your thoughts by getting involved on Twitter - tweet us at @Cruisenation