Both long and short cruises will undoubtedly stop in Athens, the heart of ancient civilization. Discover one of the oldest cities in the world and marvel at such famous sites as the Acropolis and the Parthenon. Western civilization and democracy as we know it, is said to have been born here. The medieval Daphni Monastery is the second UNESCO World Heritage site in Athens and well worth a visit as it dates back to the 11th century. Athens will not disappoint with its heady mix of ancient and modern culture.
A Mediterranean cruise from U.S will bring you to the lively country of Spain and bustling Barcelona. If you love interesting architecture and art, then you’ll adore Barcelona, with its famous landmark - the Sagrada Familia church and many contemporary art galleries. It’s busy, vibrant and has been an important site since Roman times. Barcelona is dripping in culture, and the only trouble you’ll have is finding the time to fit in everything you want to see in this historic Spanish city and learning the flamenco, of course!