Grand Mediterranean Cruise to get the best of Eastern and Western Mediterranean
The word " Mediterranean" brings up thoughts of the ancient civilization in Ephesus, Turkey and Athens; the wonder of Greece; the loveliness of Florence; the glamour of Monte Carlo along with spectacles like Sistine Chapel in Rome, the island of Mykonos, the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the gondola ride in Venice, the ancient site of Pompeii, and the stunning Blue Mosque in Istanbul. These are just some of the many choices in the Mediterranean. Therefore, which ones do we choose when we want to visit the majestic Mediterranean? Well, we don't have to cut many corners of locations when we settle for a Grand Mediterranean Cruise. Such a cruise helps us visit more of the best of Mediterranean without compromising.
On a grand Mediterranean cruise get ready for a parade of some of the most beautiful and intriguing ports like the lively cities of Istanbul and Rome; ancient cities like Ephesus, Pompeii, and Corinth; the Greek Islands, and many more spectacular locations.
The duration of a grand Mediterranean cruise can be for 7 days, 11 days, 12, days, 13 days or more based on the itinerary and your calendar.
The grand Mediterranean cruise portsThe advantage of a grand Mediterranean cruise is that you get to visit the best of Eastern and Western Mediterranean. If you have been on a grand Mediterranean cruise before, many of the following ports have surely been included in your cruise itinerary.
Venice: In this romantic city, you get to visit St. Mark's Basilica, the Doge's Palace, Gothic Arches, and of course experience the remarkable gondola ride.
Piraeus: This is the largest port in Greece and the attractions lined up for you include Archaeological Museum of Piraeus, Agios Nikolaos Church, and Zea Marina.
Kusadasi: This port in Turkey will show you spectacles like the city of Ephesus, the Seven Churches of Apocalypse, Dilek National Park including many other attractions.
Istanbul: This vibrant city in Turkey is infamous for the Blue Mosque and the other striking structures include the Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace Museum, and many more historical and architectural marvels.
Mykonos: The attractions of this island include includes the charming village-Little Italy, Church of Panagia Paraportiani, and the windmills. Not to forget the island also has many exciting beaches and is famous for its vibrant nightlife.
Pompeii: The sites not be missed here includes the National Archaeological Museum, the many temples, and especially the ruins of Pompeii.
Civitavecchia: This port has many significant archaeological sites like the Fort Michelangelo, Piazza Leandra, Terme Taurine, and Cathedral of St. Francis of Assisi.
Livorno: The attractions of this seaside town include the canal cruise, the Terazza Mascagni, New Venice Quarter, and the Matilde Tower.
Marseille: This city in France has many sights for you like the Calanques Marseille-Cassis, Musée de la Marine et de l’ Ecomomie, Notre Dame de la Garde basilica, village of Oppede le Vieux, and the Parc Balnéaire du Prado beach.
Rhodes Island: Apart from having a high-energy nightlife, the other attractions include monasteries, churches, the island market, and the Colossus.
Santorini: You can view the caldera, the blue-doomed churches, and the Red Beach, Kamari Beach, and Perissa Beach. Santoniri is one of the most beautiful islands in the parade of islands seen in the world.
Corfu: You will find some of the best beaches here along with amazing scenery and a bustling old town.
Dubrovnik: It's similar to Venice but without the canals. It is a world heritage site and has a picturesque and calm setting.