The capital of LassithiProvince, one of the most picturesque
towns of Crete, is located in peaceful MirabelloBay.
It takes its name from the charming 7th C Byzantine chapel of Agios Nikolaos.
The town flourished under Venetian rule in the 12th & 13th centuries.
Ajaccio (Corsica), France
From the red hued cliffs, lapped by crystal clear sea at
Piana, to the white sand beaches backed by lush green maquis of the AjaccioGulf,
this rugged coastline, sculptured by wind and sea, offers some of the most
spectacular scenery in Corsica.
Alexandria (Cairo), Egypt
Founded in 331 BC by Alexander the Great, Alexandria
was once considered the greatest city in the ancient world; today it is the
second largest city in Egypt.
built on the Mediterranean shores and the Nile River Delta, is the gateway to
one of the world’s most mysterious and intriguing regions.
Alicante, with its beautiful boulevards and pleasant shopping
streets, is one of the most well-known towns on the Costa Blanca. Alicante lies on one of Spain’s most visited resort areas,
the Costa Blanca famous for its many kilometres of beach ideal for the sun
Almeria (Granada), Spain
Built overlooking the city of Granada,
the AlhambraPalace is an outstanding example of
Moorish architecture and exquisite Islamic art. Delight in a visit of the lush
gardens of the Generalife, the summer palace of the Kings of Granada. Marvel at
the NasridPalace constructed around the Myrtle and
Lion Courts in the 14th century.
Aqaba, Jordan The site of Aqaba is a medieval
Islamic town in Jordan.
This port provides easy access to visit the fascinating ancient city of Petra, one of the New
Seven Wonders of the World.
largest port, is located in the South District of Israel on the Mediterranean Sea coast. This cosmopolitan city offers a
very good combination of ancient history, cosmopolitan port life &
Fabulous architecture, world-class museums, fine foods,
wines and fashionable shops. Barcelona
has it all. Take a walk along Las Ramblas to feel the spirit of the city.
Cadiz, Spain Cadiz, founded
by the Phoenicians around 1100 B.C. is one of the oldest inhabited cities of
the western world. Surrounded by water on three sides and connected to the
mainland by a strip of land called Puerta de Tierra, Cadiz flourished in the days of Spanish
exploration. Today, it is a thriving port city with an international flare and
sprawling cafés and restaurants along its coastline.
Cagliari (Sardinia), Italy Cagliari is the capital of Sardinia
and its main port. The city dates back to the pre-historic times and has been
dominated by various people throughout the ages.
Cartagena was originally settled in 223 B.C. and flourished under
Roman, Muslim and Arab rule. The Roman Theatre of Cartagena shows its entire
splendor. Its discovery and excavation has become one of the most amazing and
surprising discoveries of the Spanish Archeology.
The largest city in Morocco, its center is impressive,
with large boulevards and tall, white, well-kept buildings. The old city is
more reminiscent of the Casablanca of Bergman and Bogart. Certain landmarks are
particularly beautiful, such as the Hassan II Mosque and well worth a visit.
Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy
Civitavecchia is the port of the Eternal City of Rome. Take a tour and
see the Colosseum and Forum, visit the Vatican or shop for fine Italian
fashion goods. Be sure to toss a coin into Trevi Fountain which, according to
legend, will guarantee you will return to Rome
Corfu is the most popular of the Ionian
Islands. Homer’s Island has
enchanted visitors for ages with its picturesque landscape and delightful
Corinth (Athens), Greece
Corinth was an important city in ancient Greece and played a major role in
the missionary work of the Apostle Paul. The CorinthCanal,
6.3 kilometres in length, is a junction of international sea communications.
Dubrovnik is a tranquil tourist centre. Its historical heritage,
cultural events, excellent climate, lush vegetation, enchanting beaches, hidden
coves, and friendly atmosphere,make this city one of the most attractive
destinations on the Adriatic coast.
Eilat, known for its breathtakingly beautiful Coral Reefs
and wide varieties of marine life, is a busy port as well as a popular resort,
located at the northern tip of the Red Sea.
Birthplace of Christopher Columbus, Genoa
has a long and proud history as one of the most important ports in the Mediterranean. The rejuvenated waterfront is home to an
outstanding maritime museum and aquarium. The city has the second largest
medieval quarter in Europe with superb
examples of gothic architecture, perfect for a stroll.
British Crown Colony
The “Rock”, guarding the entrance to the Mediterranean
Sea, offers a fascinating blend of
English and Spanish cultures. A ride to the 1400 foot high
summit affords a breathtaking view.
The capital of Crete and its principal commercial port is
just three miles away from the fantastic ruins of the Palace of Knossos.
Discovered in 1899 and partially reconstructed, the elaborate Palace is
believed to contain the Labyrinth of King Minos and was the seat ofthe Minoan
This pulsating isle is the third largest of the Balearic Islands. It is popular for its excellent
beaches, secluded bays, lively nightlife and rising terrain speckled with fig
and olive trees.
Located at the crossroads of Europe in the West and Asia in
the East, Istanbul boasts some of the world’s
most magnificent architecture such as Agia Sophia, the Blue Mosque and the TopkapiPalace
with its treasures of the Ottoman Empire.
Olympia was a sacred sanctuary built for the quadrennial games
dedicated to Zeus during which all hostilities ceased in the name of atleti
competition. Much was destroyed when the games were outlawed as a pagan
festival in 393 AD, but visitors can still see the Temple of Zeus
and the stadium.
Located along one of Montenegro's
most beautiful bays is Kotor, a jewel of Montenegro and Mediterannean. The
old port, surrounded by an impressive city wall, is very well preserved and protected
Kusadasi (Ephesus), Turkey
A tour to nearby Ephesus
should not be missed, for here history truly comes to life. Walking towards the
ancient harbour, down a marble road rutted by the wheels of countless chariots,
you pass architectural masterpieces like the Library of Celsus before arriving
at the Great Amphitheater where St.
Valletta appears on the horizon like an elaborate sand castle. Within
its walls are the riches of the crusading Knights of St. John, who fled here
from Rhodes in 1530 and amassed great
treasures of art before they surrendered to Napoleon.
Lanzarote is the most easterly of the seven major Canary Islands. Fishing and agriculture once formed the
basis of the island’s economy but have since been overtaken by the excellent
quality of its tourism industry.
Cyprus reflects both Greek and Ottoman influences as well as a
century of British occupation. The modern resort city of Limassol has become a mecca for tourists
looking to unwind in the clubs and bars that crowd the port.
The largest AeolianIsland, Lipari is a volcanic
archipelago located just off the northern coast of Sicily
in the Tyrrhenian Sea.
Lisbon is built on the mouth of the River Tagus on Portugal’s west
Atlantic coastline and is the country’s capital. The origins of the city go
back 19 centuries but it actually gained prominence after it was occupied by
the Moors in 1147.
The island of Madeira is a popular Atlantic Ocean year-round
resort, famed wordwide for its Madeira wine,
perfect climate, striking scenery, flowers and embroidery artisans. In Funchal
slide down cobblestone streets in basket sleds or visit one of the colourful
fishing villages nearby.
Malaga (Granada), Spain
Andalusia’s Malaga is
situated in the heart of Spain’s
famous Costa del Sol. The Moors occupied this
area of Spain
for eight centuries and their influence is seen in the architecture, folklore
and local costumes.
Part of the region of Provence,
this ancient seaport – the oldest city in France
– is now the second largest city after Paris.
You will enjoy a walk through the picturesque old port of this cosmopolitan city
rich in history, culture and tales of the sea.
Almost touching mainland Italy’s
toe, Messina is the closest step-off point to Sicily. It is built on a
terrace overlooking the sea and has a delightful medieval character. From Messina you can take a tour to Taormina,
a beautiful city overlooking Mount Etna.
Beneath its sophisticated surface, lies a quintessential
Greek island. Hundreds of tiny chapels dot this blue and white-washed island
with its beautiful windmills. Find a table on the waterfront and bask in the
serenity of sunset over its picturesque harbour.
A bustling port city in southern Italy,
famous for its robust cuisine and its inhabitants’ zest for life. Nearby are
the extensive ruins of Pompeii, an ancient Roman
city destroyed by a volcanic eruption of Mt.Vesuvius.
Olbia (the name is of Greek origin) is located on the
Costa Smeralda, one of the most beautiful stretches of coast on the Mediterranean. It is very ancient and was possibly
founded by the Greeks, according to a local legend.
Sicily’s capital city, Palermo
is located on the north western coast of the island in a scenic inlet near Monte
Pellegrino. Described by Goethe as “The most beautiful city in the world”, Palermo dominates the
western border of Conca d’Oro.
Palma de Mallorca, Spain
Palma is the capital of the Balearic Islands and the largest
city of Mallorca.
Located on the island’s south coast it is a busy port city and major tourist
destination. In the old town, crowned by the BellverCastle,
visit its many boutiques and cafés.
It is in Patmos that St John
the Divine experienced the apocalypse which he describes in the Book of Revelations
written here during his exile from the Roman Empire.
The Monastery of St John, built on one of the island’s highest points, houses
priceless icons and manuscripts in its Treasury.
Piraeus (Athens), Greece
Capital of Greece,
cradle of democracy, birthplace of Western Civilization, Athens is a vibrant city where old and new
co-exist. The majestic Parthenon rises above the city, its ancient glory still visible
in the time-worn stone.
Port Mahon (Menorca), Spain
It’s easy – and fun – to wander around Mahon,
the friendly capital of the sophisticated holiday island of Menorca.
There is a lively harbour front, full of cafés and market stalls and further
inside the town an intriguing mixture of English-style Georgian houses and
Port Said (Cairo), Egypt
At the entrance to the Suez Canal, Port Said is a bustling city and a free port.
Cairo and the
ancient monuments of the Egyptian Empire have fascinated visitors throughout
From ancient temples, to the Knights of St John, to today’s
modern metropolis Rhodes has much to offer. On
the southeast coast of the “Isle of Roses” and above the charming town of Lindos rises an ancient
acropolis dedicated to the goddess Athena. Below lies the bay of St.Paul,
where the apostle landed during his voyages.
Safaga is considered one of the most important
therapeutic tourist centres. In fact, located on the coast of the Red Sea about 50 kilometres south of Hurghada, this site
offers not only several diving bases but also water highly saline and rich in
minerals curative & beneficial for the skin.
The island of Santorini is perhaps the most breathtaking of all the
GreekIslands. In the town of Fira white-washed houses, narrow streets,
open-air cafés and glittering boutiques cling to steep cliffs, accessible by
cable-car or mule.
The beautiful city of Saranda
is situated in an open sea gulf, opposite the island
of Corfu (Greece). Gateway to the southern Albania, it is a small town located between high
mountain and Ionian Sea.
Sharm el-Sheikh, one of the most developed tourist resort
communities on the Sinai peninsula, in recent years, has become one of Egypt's best
known and most visited holiday resorts.
The main city in Dalmatia, Split was built from Emperor Diocletian.
Situated between Veniceand the Ionian Islands
it is one of the most fascinating cities in theAdriatic.
Located on the Atlantic coast of the Strait
of Gibraltar, Tangier will give you a
true taste of Morocco
as you bargain for treasures in the Grand Souk – especially brass, silver,
amber, leather and rugs.
Founded by Carthaginians, Trapani was an important naval base during the
First Punic War. Trapani is the Western-most province of Sicily, closer toward the island’s
The capital of Libya was founded in the 12th
century BC by the Phoenicians and later it became a Roman colony (Ocea). In 643
AD it came under Arabic domination and then part of the Ottoman
Empire in 1551. As an important gateway between Africa and Europe, commerce prospered through the centuries.
Tunisia has for over 3.000 years witnessed the passage of
Phoenicians, Romans, Vandals,
Byzantines, Turks, Spanish and French, each leaving a part
of their story in stones, mosaics and on the hills of Carthage. This heritage has been preserved in
hundreds of sites as in the vast collections of the National Museum of Bardo.
Tunis (Sousse), Tunisia
Sousse, the third largest city in Tunisia,
lies at the south end of the Gulf
of Hammamet. The old town
has many examples of Arab architecture and an interesting ArcheologicalMuseum.
Today Sousse is
a popular and attractive tourist holiday center.
This incomparable city never fails to exceed expectations.
The majesty of St Mark’s Square, the romance of gondolas along the canals make Venice possibly the
world’s most romantic city.
Zante is the third in size of the islands of the Ionian Sea. Rich in beauty and tradition, both historical
and cultural, Zante is an island of big contrasts for the presence of golden
beaches and massive rocky coasts.