If you’re one of those people who loves to wait until school’s back in in September before heading out on a holiday just to beat the crowds (and maybe the heat a bit too), you might be wondering what the best location is to head to this year to really make the most of those summer months before they’re gone. Maybe you can’t decide between a beach holiday or one in the mountains, a lazy getaway where you just chill out and take a load off or one where you are constantly on the go. The nice thing is that there is such a holiday that incorporates both preferences, and if this sounds like you, then look no further than an the option to kick back and relax on a Mediterranean cruise.
Regardless of which cruise you choose, you can be sure that there will be excursions to not just fit your body, but your budget as well. Excursions from the ship can range from strolling around local ports and backstreets all the way up to hiking hills and countryside tours with wine tastings and more. Each port stop on your cruise will offer up a whole array of exciting options for getting off the boat and getting into the local area. With such great options such visiting the Palace of Knossos and the archaeological museum in Crete to getting lost in the backstreets of medieval Trogir in Croatia, it’s easy to see why so many people choose Mediterranean cruises for their getaways. There are quite literally hundreds of great things to see and do.
A Great View – Right From The Deck
It’s no secret that if you head up on the top decks, as you wind your way through the passageways and narrow lanes of islands throughout the Med that you will have amazing, unadulterated views. Imagine the stunning scenery you’ll see when you cruise past such sights as the Amalfi coast, the rocky shores of Crete, the rugged coastline of Albania and mainland Greece or the volcanic islands of Santorini. Sit back and relax perhaps with a glass of your favourite local wine in hand as you watch the world literally float past you.
World Class Cuisine
If you’re a total foodie you won’t want to miss out on a cruise trip to the Mediterranean. The region is known for some of the world’s best cuisine and wine, with opportunities to get off the ship and wander tiny winding back streets that are often home to some of the most unique local undiscovered gems in terms of culinary experience. From pasta and pizza in Italy to olives, souvlaki and the tastiest local wines in Greece or grilled lamb in spice with delectable coffee in Turkey and more options throughout the Med, it’s easy to see how some of the food options here are to die for. Come back an expert in cuisines of the Med and make them at home to relive memories of exploring tiny village cafes and rubbing elbows with locals.
So if you want something a bit new and different this year, why not consider taking a cruise to the Mediterranean. With many countries to choose from in the area, the only problem you’ll face is “which country should I pick?”