Page 115

WorldWide Cruises 2017-18

Istanbul Athens Rhodes Santorini «RECOMMENDED EXPERIENCE Take a full-day sightseeing tour to discover the highlights of Istanbul, including the Hagia Sofia, the Blue Mosque and Topkapi Palace. Kuşadasi, Turkey A tour to the ancient site of Ephesus is the real highlight here, yet Kuşadasi has much more to offer: sparkling views from the Yilanci Burnu Peninsula, quirky bazaars in the Old Town and the chance to liberate the senses with a traditional Turkish bath. Plus, it’s also the starting point for visits to the House of the Virgin Mary. «RECOMMENDED EXPERIENCE Visit the impressive ancient site of Ephesus. Marvel at the marble-paved streets lined with historic ruins, including the aweinspiring Library of Celsius. Limassol, Cyprus Lively Limassol overflows with character, particularly in the line-up of cafés, bars and tavernas at its heart; there are beaches and boutiques to discover too. Many top Cypriot attractions are within reach, including Limassol Archaeological Museum; the Cyprus Medieval Museum, housed in Limassol Castle; Kolossi village, complete with its medieval castle that overlooks Commandaria vineyards; the verdant Troödos Mountains; and the ancient Greek city of Curium. Antalya (from Port Akdeniz), Turkey Sitting at the southern tip of Turkey, Antalya’s classical cityscape basks in a gorgeous climate. As the gateway to the Turkish Riviera, it offers spectacular mountainous vistas from the Roman-era harbour, while the atmospheric Historic District of Kaleiçi presents finely preserved Ottoman architecture in abundance. Be sure to visit the fascinating Archaeological Museum and the Roman site of Aspendos during your stay too. Rhodes, Greece Rhodes stands proud as the largest of the Dodecanese Islands, a treasure trove of ancient historic monuments, with a scattering of modern distractions mixed in for good measure. Step back in time as you immerse yourself in the medieval Old Town; take a trip to the picture-postcard town of Lindos; or indulge in some sun worshipping as the waves lap against the shore. Thira, Santorini, Greece The beautiful jewel in the Aegean crown, Santorini rightly draws in the crowds, with its fantastic dining opportunities, multicoloured beaches, vineyards and hilltop villages – Oia being a fine example. And with the Minoan settlement of Akrotiri a possible inspiration for the ‘Lost City of Atlantis’, Santorini is also steeped in mystery. A visit here wouldn’t be complete without witnessing the caldera left by the destructive volcanic eruption of 1450BC – an intriguing dark orange juxtaposition to the surrounding blue waters and the chalk-hued buildings that cling to the cliffs. Cartagena, Spain Strategically placed on the Mediterranean coastline, Cartagena is one of Spain’s most historically fascinating places, harbouring secrets of a Roman and Carthaginian heritage. Venture to the medieval Conception Castle, overlooking the stunning natural harbour; discover the incredible Roman amphitheatre – built between 5 and 1 BC; and admire the many Modernist buildings populating the city. Lisbon, Portugal Portugal’s alluring capital is spread out over seven hills on the north of the River Tagus, with fascinating museums and the adorable backstreets of the Alfama district awaiting your discovery. Architectural wonders include the Belém Tower and the Monument to the Discoveries, and be sure to visit Pasteis de Belém – this café’s famous egg pastry recipe has remained unchanged for nearly 200 years. For adult travellers only This cruise is for guests aged 18 and above only. The Mediterranean Authentic View destination and ship videos at www.cruisewithfred.tv 115


WorldWide Cruises 2017-18
To see the actual publication please follow the link above