Embark on a Mediterranean cruise to treat your taste buds in Italy, stroll around ancient towns in Greece and soak up the sun along Croatia's stunning coastline. Set sail on a dream vacation to the best places to visit in the Mediterranean. This region offers some of Europe's most classic cultural landmarks — alongside some of its best weather to boot. Pick one of the best Mediterranean cruises and stroll along the ancient cobblestones of Florence in Italy or Dubrovnik in Croatia. Tour some of the architectural masterpieces, like the Palace of Knossos on Crete, the Roman amphitheatre in Pula, and Rome's St. Peter's Basilica. Take in the stunning, volcanic island of Santorini with its blue and whitewashed towns or sip a glass of wine on Italy's Amalfi Coast with its pastel-coloured houses built into steep-sloping cliffs.
Some of the best Mediterranean cruises offer you the opportunity to explore the charming, ancient harbours of Italy, Greece and Croatia. Visit some ancient monuments like temples and amphitheatres, or medieval palaces and cathedrals. Head to the sun-drenched golden beaches and take a refreshing dip in the clear blue sea. troll around Italy's enchanting small alleys, gracious palaces and photogenic squares. See Rome's impressive Colosseum and the rest of Italy's breathtaking capital.
Marvel at the colourful buildings in Venice during a gondola ride through the canals and visit Florence's extraordinary Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore. Next, enjoy the best of Italy's cuisine, and wash it down with some tasty wine from a nearby vineyard, or follow it up with a delicious gelati (ice cream). Cruise to Greece's idyllic islands and watch the sunrise over the Aegean. Explore the Old Town of Corfu or Crete, or travel even further back in time to see the ancient Acropolis of Athens or the Temple of Aphaia on Aegina. After that, relax on the world-class beaches or go snorkelling to explore what lies beneath the warm, crystal-clear waters. Before you leave, drink a frappé iced coffee or ouzo, an anise-flavoured aperitif, and sample some regional culinary highlights.
Pristine turquoise waters and white pebble beaches welcome you to this small picturesque country. Go off board to Split to visit a number of its 1,200 stunning islands, like Korcula, Hvar or Mljet, or explore Diocletian's imposing palace. Then it's time to sample some of Croatia's mouth-watering seafood dishes. Join a wine tasting tour if you can, and don't miss a trip to the cascading waterfalls, forests and bright lakes of Krka or Plitvice Lakes National Park.