Landmarks of Greece & the Adriatic

Departed 27th Sep 2022 28 nights Sails from Dover Balmoral L2222
Acropolis in Athens, Greece Acropolis in Athens, Greece

An unmissable exploration of the Med and Adriatic, offering chances to delve into the rich history and culture of centuries-old, iconic destinations, and scenic cruise beautiful waterways. The Adriatic leg of your adventure will be one to remember, as your smaller ship takes you closer to incredible cities in Croatia and Montenegro. Dubrovnik, Croatia’s ‘Pearl of the Adriatic’, is the pinnacle; capture the beauty, as well as the history, of this UNESCO-listed city, with its imposing fortifications and terracotta-topped buildings. In Split, see the influences of Emperor Diocletian in the ruins of his 4th century palace; or tour to the war-torn town of Trogir, where impressive examples of centuries-old architecture await. Along the coast, after sailing the fjord-like Bay of Kotor at sunrise, Kotor beckons amongst scenes of Montenegro’s magnificent landscapes; the Venetian Works of Defence, built between the 15th and 17th centuries, will be in view of your ship and ready for your exploration when you venture ashore.[ReadMore]

Exploring the Med and uncovering the very best of the region makes for an unforgettable experience. Visiting glorious Greece is undoubted highlight, with ancient wonders revealing themselves; Piraeus is your starting point for exploring engrossing Athens, home of legendary ruins and temples such as the 2,500-year-old Parthenon and Agias Apostoli, while Olympia – the home of the Olympic Games – is within reach of Katakolon. You'll also take in the delights of Thessaloniki, Kavala and Volos, blending scenic beauty with a typically-Greek mix of history, culture and delicious cuisine. If that wasn’t enough, there's a visit to Gibraltar and a sail into the magnificent Grand Harbour of Valletta, the 16th century walled capital of Malta and a treasure trove of Baroque architectural gems. Cities on Spanish shores will delight too; enjoy time in the sun-kissed Menorcan city of Mahon and Cádiz, with its gorgeous Andalusian coastline, ancient sites and traditional tapas bars.