Islands of the Western Mediterranean
Pullmantur Cruises can take you to a range of fascinating cities and glorious destinations throughout Europe and the Mediterranean. Whether you enjoy visiting renowned landmarks such as the Colosseum of Rome, the Sagrada Familia of Barcelona or the Charm of Southern France, our cruises can take you there. Whilst these destinations remain as popular as ever, sometimes you just want to escape the hustle and bustle of mainland Europe. With this in mind, we’ve decided to take a look at some of the tranquil islands you can enjoy on selected itineraries.
Although the island of Corsica sits closer to the Italian border, it is French in every aspect of the word. With towering, lush green mountains surrounding towns which emit a real sense of French charm, Corsica is known as an island of beauty. There are many glorious beaches on which to relax, whilst it is also worth noting that Napoleon was born on the island and, today, his house is an open museum.
Sardinia is the largest of the Italian islands and remains popular with nature-lovers and fans of water sports. The tranquil waters are ideal for swimming and windsurfing, whilst those seeking to simply relax can do so on the popular beaches. Sardinia is also a nature-lover’s paradise, with many green hills and mountains.
Sicily is located just off the southernmost tip of Italy, with a water-filled gap of 5km between the island and mainland. This island is renowned for offering some of the finest cuisine in all of Italy, with common Mediterranean ingredients blended with Arabic spices. If you love sampling local delicacies, be sure to try some Arancini (fried rice balls with various fillings).
Often regarded as the party central island of Europe, this destination will always be popular with the younger generation of travellers. However, this Balearic Island has much more to offer including exotic markets, beautiful geological sites and peaceful countryside. These sights and smells available will certainly provide an alternative view on Ibiza that many do not find the time to explore.
Menorca is the second largest of the Balearic Islands, yet is renowned for its unspoilt natural beauty. The bustling cities of Mao and Ciutadella are also renowned for their glistening harbours, which prove very popular among visitors. It is generally considered to be a much quieter island than its neighbours, which makes it ideal for families.
The islands of the western Mediterranean are perfect for those seeking a peaceful alternative to busy city streets and popular landmarks. Pullmantur Cruises provide one of the best and easiest ways in which to explore these islands, allowing you to relax and unwind whilst taking advantage of the all-inclusive atmosphere on board.
If you enjoy the Mediterranean islands, you may also enjoy a cruise around the islands of the Caribbean, each of which will offer a warm welcome, pure white beaches and vibrant market streets. For more information about the options available with Pullmantur Cruises, contact us via the Freephone number above or complete the Online Form.Tweet