The Best Places to Visit When Enjoyinga Mediterranean Cruise

Europe boasts thousands of years of history, meaning it has an endless number of iconic landmarks and historical sites at every one of its ports. As you cruise around the Mediterranean, you’ll be spoilt for choice with the number of ports on offer

So, to help you decide where you want to explore, here are some of the stand-out places you’ll want to visit when you’re on a Mediterranean Cruise with the likes of Bolsover Cruise Club Limited:


No trip to Europe or Italy will be complete without stopping at Venice, one of the most romantic destinations in the world. Here you’ll find plenty to do, whether you opt for luxurious fine dining and shopping at the Rialto Bridge or you jump into a gondola and ride down one of Venice’s many canals. Using the canal system is one of the best ways to get around Venice as the series of small islands means there are no cars available. Make sure you don’t miss St. Mark’s Basilica either.


The Greek island of Santorini is undeniably stunning with traditional whitewashed buildings with blue roofs, sensational ocean scenery and a dramatic volcanic backdrop. Whatever corner you turn in Santorini you’ll find yourself pulling out your camera to grab a quick snapshot because there are plenty of photo opportunities here. And as far as activities go you might like to jump on a quad bike and explore more of the island, or why not relax in style, sunbathing on one of the wonderful black sand beaches?


Even though the majority of cities you’ll encounter on your Mediterranean cruise will be flat, this isn’t the case with Portugal’s capital city – Lisbon. Prepare yourself for plenty of uphill walking as this gorgeous city is built on several hills. However, you can put your feet up by enjoying a historic tram ride before tasting the exquisite coffee on offer in Rossio Square. Finally, finish off your visit with some shopping on Rua Augusta, venturing to the artisan’s workshops, bookshops, old clothing stores, cafes and bars in the Bairro Alto district if you have time.


Located in between Asia and Europe, Istanbul is a place where Western culture means Eastern culture. Therefore, you’ll find a place with a rich, colourful atmosphere and lots of tasty food. There are also plenty of historical sites to explore, including Aya Sofia and the Blue Mosque.

These are just four of the many wonderful stop offs you can enjoy on a Mediterranean cruise, with an adventure full of history, culture and new experiences available at every port.