With its solar atmosphere, its atypical cities full of history or its intimate islands, the Mediterranean region seduces all tourists. Each destination reveals its own identity, a sure charm, but for you we have selected the most beautiful scales for your next cruise in the Mediterranean Sea.
Le Lavandou and Porquerolles, idyllic scales in France
What are you going to find in this article?
- 1 Le Lavandou and Porquerolles, idyllic scales in France
- 2 Portoferraio, a scale of charm on the island of Elba
- 3 Palma de Majorca, a joyful city with many facets
- 4 Portofino, a quiet Italian place and full of colors
- 5 Lipari and its picturesque landscapes
- 6 Malta, an island out of time
- 7 Agios Nikolaos, the gate of Crete
- 8 Dubrovnik, stopover in Croatian territory
- 9 Haifa, to the conquest of a fascinating Israeli place
The south of France is not just the refined atmosphere of Cannes or the lively beaches of Saint-Tropez. The coastline has lovely and quite unknown islands, often forgotten in favor of Marseilles in a Mediterranean cruise although they reveal preserved places far from tourist affluences. The Golden Islands such as Porquerolles and LeLavandou thus offer a charming coastline where idyllic beaches and a generous nature alternate. These pieces of land are also an ideal place for water sports enthusiasts. Scuba diving and sailing are very popular there.
Portoferraio, a scale of charm on the island of Elba
Halfway between Corsica y Toscana, the island of Elba is also a stopover of choice in the Mediterranean, more precisely Portoferraio. This quiet city has its charm in its historical past visible in its remarkable architectural heritage. At the foot of its period houses hanging on the side of the hill, Portoferraio offers beautiful beaches to take advantage of the sun and the sea.
Palma de Majorca, a joyful city with many facets
The Balearic Islands are not limited to the crazy nights of Eivissa and San Antonio on the island of Ibiza. Majorca, the largest island in the Spanish archipelago, has an attractive multi-faceted destination: Palma de Mallorca. If at night there is a good nightlife, during the day there are numerous alternatives for visitors, from the majestic cathedral to the refined Almudaina palace. Going in search of a secret cove or getting lost in the plains in flowers are some of the many ideas of a walk on a stopover time to Palma de Mallorca.
Portofino, a quiet Italian place and full of colors
From the sea, Portofino draws an impressive landscape with its row of colored houses that contrast with the blue of the Mediterranean and the green of the hill that dominates them. Precious destination of international stars for your tranquility, this town near the metropolitan city of Genoa is a place of peace that must be discovered absolutely. After having visited its central square and its fortress, there is nothing better during a stopover to Portofino than to escape in the regional natural park located next to the city or to immerse yourself in the incredible universe of the maritime reserve.
Lipari and its picturesque landscapes
Lovers of beautiful landscapes will particularly appreciate a cruise that has a stopover to Lipari, the main city of the eponymous island, the largest of the Eolie Islands. These volcanic islands are fascinating because of their tormented terrain, traversed by petrified lava flows that preserve precious flora. From the heights of its volcanic peaks, Lipari discovers a panorama that includes the neighboring islands that emerge from the blue sea. The city itself deserves a visit for the treasures preciously kept in its fortress. Bordered on one side and another of the bays, Lipari is ideal to take advantage of pleasant moments of beach.
Malta, an island out of time
Although it is the largest island in the Maltese archipelago, Malta reveals rather modest proportions. However, it is full of discoveries, particularly in Valetta, the main anchorage port for cruise ships. Multisecular capital, the city is a true summary of historical treasures. You can count no less than 300 monuments in this small town with honey tones. To vary the pleasures of a scale in Valetta, starting with a gastronomic circuit in the restaurants of the city is a good idea. The city is also a perfect point of passage to go to the conquest of the beaches of the island such as Mellieha or picturesque cities such as Sliema or San Giljan.
Agios Nikolaos, the gate of Crete
The port of Agio Nikolaos serves the island of Crete whole Although the city today is very appreciated by tourists, it knew how to keep a part of authenticity, but above all its tranquility. This small Cretan town is visited from the port to its traditional houses. Following the canal, the walk then leads to the center of the city, next to Lake Voulismeni. Here we can savor the tranquility of the places in the taverns and cafes. For fans of the beach, nothing better than moving to Agio Nikoalos to put their napkins or hammocks on pebble beaches or fine sand before bathing in its warm waters.
Dubrovnik, stopover in Croatian territory
Dubrovnik It does not directly face the Mediterranean, but rather the Adriatic Sea, an arm of it. Due to its wealth, it has long been on the map of stopovers in the Mediterranean Sea. From afar, the Croatian city suddenly seduces for its impressive monumental decoration. From its historic center, we can easily guess what Dubrovnik could be like in another time. Next to its old town there are other monuments to discover such as the Cathedral of the Assumption of the Virgin or the Rector's Palace. At the end of the walk, the pebble beach of Sveti Jakob, dominated by a cliff, offers incredible views over the sea and the historic heart.
Haifa, to the conquest of a fascinating Israeli place
Israel evokes at first sight the pilgrimages with destination to Jerusalem or Nazareth. However, along its coastline, the country has a different identity with its coastal cities such as Haifa. Bathed in the sun, the city unrolls at the edge of the Mediterranean about fifteen kilometers of fine sand that invites idleness. Those who love water sports can also enjoy the city. During a stopover in Haifa, all the enthusiasm of the moment will be fulfilled. In its museums there is no shortage of cultural activities. You have to include in the program the climb to Mount Carmel, ecstasy in front of the splendor of the sea below and visit the gardens on the terrace. An effervescent city with a festive atmosphere, Haifa will undoubtedly love festival fans.