Three top Mediterranean destinations to visit in summer 2018
The days are getting longer and temperatures beginning to get warmer across the continent - so there is no better time to start considering your next holiday cruise. Pullmantur Cruises will reposition two ships in the Mediterranean for the summer season with Horizon, Sovereign and Zenith all operating sailings. With each of these vessels taking passengers to a different series of destinations, it can sometimes be difficult to know which itinerary to choose. With this in mind, we have shortlisted three of our favourite Mediterranean ports that you should definitely consider factoring into your next holiday.
Kotor | Montenegro
Montenegro may not be one of the first destinations to spring to mind when considering a Mediterranean cruise, but this may be largely down to it being largely unknown to the majority of visitors. Those that do decide to embark on a cruise calling into the spectacular Montenegrin port of Kotor will be blown away by the amazing natural beauty. Prior to arriving into the bay of Kotor, you will sail through majestic mountainous scenery that is synonymous of the Norwegian fjords.
On arrival, you will be able to explore the old town – a fascinating UNESCO World Heritage site consisting of a maze of narrow streets and landmarks including the 12th century Tryphon Cathedral. There is also a city wall that extends far into the mountains and offers one of the finest views of the Mediterranean.
Portofino | Italy
Although Portofino may be small in size, this picturesque and quaint settlement is truly mesmerising and will take your breath away from the moment you see the colourful cliffside houses. While there is very little to see in terms of sights and landmarks, wandering the streets of Portofino is a sensual experience that needs to be seen to be believed. There is also a beautiful golden beach, offering the perfect place to relax, enjoy a spot of people-watching and soak up the sun.
Santorini | Greek Islands
Of all the Greek islands, Santorini is perhaps one of the most iconic. The instantly-recognisable dark blue domes and white-washed buildings combine to create an idyllic setting, while the view out to sea from the higher reaches of the hill is truly spectacular – made all the more special during sunset. There are many authentic villages to visit, each containing their own range of churches, houses and unique lifestyles. The natural build-up of the island is also worth noting, with particular reference to the historical volcanic activity. Also worth noting is the abundance of cave houses and beautiful vineyards which exist outside of the main settlements.
2018 is an interesting year for Pullmantur Cruises. While the line will operate many familiar itineraries to destinations including the Mediterranean, Northern Europe and the Norwegian fjords, cruises to a number of new destinations including the Middle East and the Arctic Circle will also be available.
To find out more about any of these sailings or to make a booking, contact our friendly sales team via the freephone number above or by completing the online enquiry form.