The Greek hero and king of Ithaca who fought in the Trojan War, Odysseus, sailed through the Mediterranean while he waited for his faithful wife Penelope. On your itinerary seemed to draw the beautiful islands that now draw a sea touched by the wand of the gods …
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The waters of the former Mare Nostrum formerly known by the Romans have constituted a peculiar and distributed map of islands that can travel by boat and enjoy the huge range of leisure travelers dispensing. There you can find everything: archaeological remains, exquisite beaches, nightlife, great food and fun in abundance. Most important, though not the only ones: Mallorca, Ibiza, Corsica, Sardinia, Malta, Cyprus, Sicily, Crete, Mykonos or Santorini.
The sea gives its name to all the seas, the great blue tells the story of all stories. It all begins, develops and becomes eternal in the Mediterranean. Its coasts have forged heroes of legend, his dreams have risen perhaps the most beautiful cities in the world and have emerged those little pieces of land surrounded by water: its islands, from the Balearics to the Greek, through Corsica, Sardinia, Sicily Malta.
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One of the best ways to ride the old Mare Nostrum is doing better on board passenger ships, cruise turned into private worlds in which everything is designed for the pleasure traveler, in itself, it is a holiday in itself them. Enjoy a cruise is an experience, that yes, they note in his pocket.
A little over 100 kilometers off the coast of the Spanish east coast, the Balearic archipelago comprises the islands of Mallorca, Menorca, Ibiza and Formentera shows all its attractions, which are universal heritage. In them, visitors can enjoy the calm, beautiful, secluded coves, mild climate, entertainment, nightlife, gastronomy, monuments and even archaeological sites.
To sleep, you can find hotels in Mallorca, the main island, at good prices for the visitor. The variety of accommodation is plentiful. Internet allows you to find good deals if booked in advance. Even at 25 dollars a night.
The French Riviera boasts venerate the most famous native son who gave his main island of Corsica. Napoléon Bonaparte. A museum dedicated to him and the Cathedral (XVI century) are the most prominent tourist attractions. A mere seven miles emerges the Italian island of Sardinia, the second largest in the Mediterranean and has become one of the last refuges of the jet set thanks to its mild climate and extensive nightlife scene. Although its main attractions are on the surface, its beaches, sought after travel halfway around the world.
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Only three kilometers away from southern Italy with his most popular island Sicily, historically linked to the sinister Mafia. But the tourists who arrive by boat to the capital, Palermo, forget the past and enjoy the local art. South of the island lies Agrigento, this has the best preserved ancient Greek building: the Temple of Concord. Meanwhile, Syracuse will also have special fondness for Hellenic past despite having grown up under the threat of the volcano Etna, more than 2,300 meters.
Southbound, our trip comes to Malta, an island of just 316 square kilometers and its capital, Valletta is part of the exclusive club of places declared a World Heritage Site. His legacy is impressive megalithic and its catacombs and sacred art distributed by churches and donations from the Knights of the Old Order of Malta. You can also admire paintings by Caravaggio.
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We sailed in an easterly direction and the traveler is met with more than 2,000 islands, of whom only 200 are inhabited. The riddle is solved. Even the most visited mainland Greece, Crete, Santorini, Mykonos, Rhodes, Corfu, Lesbos or emerge in all its beauty to offer lavish myths as archaeological remains, as the Palace of Knossos, home of the Minoan civilization, rest, Fun and transparent white sandy beaches. A length and breadth of these islands, the hotel offer is vast and diversified in all categories, although the most visited in the overnight price rises enough. This is what has dawn with magnificent scenery and beautiful views. It is hard to find anything below $ 200.
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South of Turkey appears lonely island of Cyprus. Roman theaters offers travelers with sea views, medieval ruins, Orthodox churches with Byzantine frescoes and the memory of Aphrodite, the goddess who emerged from the sea. Other well-known small islands also possess a peculiar charm, like the Capri and Ponza Italy, the Croats and Susak Lopud Sovalye or Turkish.