The Eastern Mediterranean has gained in popularity as a cruising destination recently. Encompassing the area ranging from Italys east coast to the Adriatic and Greek Isles and on to Turkey. An Eastern Mediterranean cruise will often start in Athens, Rome or Venice. The itinerary could include stops in the Greek islands, Croatia, Italy or Turkey. Some cruise lines include a mixture of Eastern and Western Mediterranean ports into their Med itineraries and may incorporate stops in Barcelona or Genoa as well.
If a cruise is long enough, many cruise lines will include at least one overnight stay in port on their Eastern Mediterranean routes. For those travellers who prefer to spend more time in and around water, rather than a trip that involves a lot of visiting ancient ruins and other historically important sights, a route that mostly features the Greek Isles may be a perfect choice. These types of itineraries provide some touring, but also offer plenty of quality beach time, a singly Eastern Mediterranean ambience, and ports that offer centuries of rich history as well. Ports visited on these Greek Isles voyages often include Santorini, Rhodes, Mykonos, Corfu, Samos and even the small island of Patmos. A trip to the Cave of St. John is most recommended for cruise passengers who are lucky enough to make a port call here.
Most Eastern Mediterranean cruises run between Spring and Autumn, with the focal point being on the high summer season.
The Eastern Mediterranean offers one of the most amazing cruising options in all of Europe. It is a destination that will delight even the most seasoned traveller and will make for a holiday that will never be forgotten no matter how frequently holidays are taken in the future to other luxurious destinations.
It offers a unique melange of classic civilisations and history alongside such amazing experiences as flawless beaches and quaint little villages. As a result of the sheer diversity of the region and its highlights, it most likely offers the best options for a holiday in Europe.