Milazzo Cruises

Castello di Milazzo, Italy
Castello di Milazzo, Italy

Dating back as far as 648 BC, when the Greeks founded a colony called Mylae, Milazzo’s colourful history has helped to shape the town today.[ReadMoreMob] Perched on top of a hill overlooking the town, is Castello di Milazzo, a sprawling citadel that was originally the site of a Greek acropolis. The site changed hands many times throughout history, with the Arabs, Normans, Aragonese and Swabians among the groups to have added to the original site.

Today, the citadel’s sprawling grounds are a great place to wander around, with the cathedral and Benedictine convent particular highlights, in addition to the excellent views over the bay below. Milazzo is also a popular starting point to explore the Aeolian Islands, situated north of Sicily in the Tyrrhenian Sea. This group of seven islands have been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site as an excellent example of volcanic island-building. The islands are wonderfully varied and dramatic, with rocky coastlines, mountainous landscapes and black sandy beaches, as well as Stromboli, one of Italy’s three active volcanoes, on the island of the same name.

Cruises to Milazzo

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Greek Islands and Corinth Canal • M2311

 Southampton
Braemar
Wed 03 May 2023
25 nights
  • Sail the extremely narrow Corinth Canal
  • Discover the archaeological site of Olympia
  • Explore the Acropolis & Parthenon in Athens
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Corinth Canal & the Greek Islands • M2412

 Southampton
Braemar
Tue 07 May 2024
25 nights
  • Experience an awe-inspiring navigation of the Corinth Canal, only possible thanks to record-breaking Braemar’s smaller size.
  • Discover the highlights and ancient sites of Greek islands such Crete, Rhodes and Kefalonia
  • On the Greek mainland, take in the world-renowned wonders of Athens and Olympia