These 5 ports in the Mediterranean will ignite the seafarer in you


Booking yourself a cruise in the Mediterranean can be your ticket to travel heaven, not to mention one of the perfect ways to access mainland Europe and all its vibrant cities.

Whether you choose to dock right by the mouth of the sea, or commute from port to port in the Aegean Islands, the Mediterranean is by far the place to be if you are looking for a relaxing, luxury cruise through the centre of the globe.

We’ve scoured the Mediterranean for five of its most breath-taking ports, and we think you’ll agree.



Dubrovnik is fast gaining popularity as an ideal city for solo trips or short breaks, however we can all agree that the first glimpse of the Port of Dubrovnik will stop you from thinking about anything other than what lies in the Croatian Capital. Dubrovnik’s cobbled streets and colourful terraces have certainly earned its nickname as the ‘Pearl of the Adriatic’.


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The candy-coloured houses can melt even the coldest of hearts. Portofino is the perfect first stop during a trip to the Italian Riviera. Not only will this gorgeous port give you some of your best photographs, but you just might find Italy’s best gelato if you look hard enough…


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This Greek isle has something for everyone. Thriving nightlife for the party animals, an endless choice of little cafés if you’re feeling less social, and long sandy beaches for you to stroll endlessly on, just because.


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Bienvenue! Villefranche in the French Riviera boasts an endless row of luxurious properties, the most popular of which being Villa Leopolda, built in the 1920s by Leopold II of Belgium. You may even find yourself in the middle of the Parc do Mont Boron, a natural barrier which protects the delightful French town.



We couldn’t leave Malta’s very own Grand Harbour out. The Port of Valletta is a natural harbour with a complex history, perfectly nestled between three fortified Maltese cities. The first glimpse of Malta’s port might send your imagination somewhere between the Great Siege and the Second World War. That is until you get a glimpse of the idyllic Gardjola Gardens and the Barrakkas, then you just start craving a nice, cold glass of Kinnie.

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