Navigation to the heart of the Mediterranean on a cruise is an unmatched experience. The cruise gives unique time in Venice - Italy, Bari - Italy, Corfu - Greece, Santorini - Greece, Mykonos - Greece and Dubrovnik - Croatia. Visiting some of the best ports bordering the different seas gives passengers unimaginable images of nature, history and culture, of best of Europe.
Also called “A floating jewel” Venice captures interest in unexpected ways. Spread over 100 islands, Venice is a network of canals that wind around sights. With no roads, the City of Canals and Bridges is explored easily by gondola (a small boat). Pink marble colonnades Venetian masterworks in Gallerie dell'Accademia and Italian opera in Teatro La Fenice carve the city’s beauty.
The old city of Bari is a complicated jumble of streets mind-bending to walk around. The Mediterranean cruises in southern Italy also have Corso Cavour at the far end. It has labyrinths of complicated long passages, weaving through courtyards and arches. They were designed to save the inhabitants from the wind and confuse invaders. Most life is here outdoors and summer evenings are celebrated outside the kitchen doors.
Corfu is the second largest Ionian island near Adriatic sea. It has dynamic history and cultural identity. Cruise to Corfu for Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. See the Italianate architecture from Venetian rule. It has rich combination of old fishing villages and beaches. Corfu may capture your entire interest in the vacation.
Santorini is a popular island, known for its dramatic scenery, clean villages and fiery volcanoes. Here adventure is exciting around the Aegean Sea in the most breathtaking ways. A cable car takes one to the capital of Fira, town on cliff-top with old cathedrals, museum, collections and tavernas. Cruise to the coast for a swim and explore red and black pebbled beaches.
Set in the middle of Greece’s Cyclades archipelago, Mykonos has lots of energy. It has powder white houses, clean blue water, and busy nightlife, The Island of the Winds is colorful island. Walk on narrow marble pathways with purple bougainvillea, or go cycling to Ano Mera village. Greece has enormous maritime history at Armenistis Lighthouse. There are also Folklore Museums for Mykonian ship models. It also has wild beach party on shimmering sands and beautiful sunsets at Aegean horizon.
Dubrovnik in Croatia has thick 16th-century stone walls around entire Old Town. The city has a filmy appeal with clear streets, the perfectly preserved Rector’s Palace, Onofrio’s Fountain, and St. Blaise’s Church. You can look through museum collections displaying Croatian artwork, period furniture and shipbuilding traditions. The Franciscan Monastery library has 30,000 volumes of books. One can go cliff diving and kayaking into the sea. It has crystal blue waters, with the ‘Pearl of the Adriatic’ shining in the distance.
This is an amazing voyage with family or friends by exploring best port cities of Europe. Boarding a cruise gives chance to explore best attractions in Europe. Cruising through Venice, Bari, Corfu, Santorini, Mykonos, Dubrovnik and back at Venice makes the circuit complete.