10 days Lisbon-Portimão-Seville-Gibraltar-Málaga-Balearics-Barcelona 2020
from € 2.899
A journey through the Mediterranean takes you to the roots of European history. The Phoenicians began maritime trade long before our calendar system was born. The cities of North Africa, such as Casablanca, have been around for a very long time. The Moors did not just leave their mark there, but their masterpieces of stone, marble and colour can be found in Andalusia too. The western Mediterranean is at its best in spring with all its range of flora and fauna. Picturesque islands such as Menorca or Corsica abound with beautiful harbours, as do historic cities such as the imposing city of Rome.
The eastern Mediterranean gives you the impressive remnants of the ancient Greeks and the once mighty Romans. Ruined cities such as Ephesus and Knossos are unique examples of ancient history. See the whitewashed houses of the Cyclades and Sporades, the scattered islands in the sea with their turquoise blue bays.
If you travel the sea between Europe, Africa and Asia, you also get to trade routes of a special kind – this is the only place you can admire two continents at the same time: on a Bosphorus trip in Istanbul. Or you can experience the unique passage of the Corinth Canal, which cuts short the sea route around the Peleponnes by more than 400 km. Every destination is an event in itself.