Cruise the Western Mediterranean

Cruise the Western Mediterranean – is primarily a unique sense of time travel in one trip when you got an amazing opportunity to see the front of the past era. The region combines a visit to the monuments of ancient times, the Middle Ages and the masterpieces of outstanding works of our time. Each day of the cruise brings something different, and the city and the country will open in a new light, even to those travelers who have been there before.

In the Western Mediterranean cruises you have been there, where the rest famous actors and musicians, see firsthand the great monuments of architecture: the leaning tower of Pisa, the ancient Pompeii at the foot of Mount Vesuvius, the famous Monte Carlo Casino, and walk along the wide boulevards of Barcelona and Nice, and visit museums of Florence.

In addition to sightseeing, you will be able to make his mark on the sandy beaches of Malta and Tunisia, a ride in a gondola on the canals of Venice, in general – to discover an amazing and unique Western Mediterranean!

Italy – a country, beautiful in all seasons. Many of its shape on the map resembles boots. It belongs to those countries, which are not to make any opinion long before personal acquaintance with her. Sunny country of olive oil and mafia, pasta, wine, monuments of Roman architecture, Renaissance palaces and high fashion has a lot to offer. And while many of the components of this image are extremely attractive, it would be a shame to limit them only – Italy certainly has a much more comprehensive features. To the north it is bordered by Switzerland and Austria, in the east – with Slovenia, in the north-west – with France. On the east by the Adriatic Sea, in the south – the Ionian Sea and the Mediterranean Sea to the west – the Tyrrhenian Sea, the Ligurian Sea and the Mediterranean. Italy also belong to the island of Elba, Sardinia and Sicily, and several smaller islands. For Italy, the characters are large climatic differences between regions – from a mild warm climate the Po plain to the pronounced subtropical in Sicily. The average temperature in January in the Po valley – around 0 °, and in July – +23-24 °. Autumn are actively formed cyclones. Always winter snows, are often cold to 10 °. Rare in northern Italy heavy rains. Summer rains are often accompanied by thunderstorms and hail. The Mediterranean climate is clearly expressed in the south of the peninsula and on the islands. The summers are hot and dry (the average temperature in July – +26 °), mild winters and warm (average January temperature – +8-10 °). In the northern and central parts of the peninsula average temperatures other – +24 ° in July and from +1 to -4 ° in January. Snow falls in the Apennine peninsula is very rare. On the coasts of Italy, especially in the Ligurian Riviera, chain stretch known climatic resorts. More information about the country …

Spain is one huge historical museum in the open air, surrounded by a ring of beautiful coasts and resort areas, many of which are among the best in Europe. Spain stands out among the other countries of Europe. Its position at the crossroads of Europe and Africa, the Christian world and the Islamic world, which is closed and endless Atlantic, the Mediterranean has left an indelible mark on the whole face of the country. There is always room surprise! That’s why Spain – one of the world’s largest centers of tourism and recreation. What attracts tourists Spain? Basically, ancient cities and sunny beaches. But this is not all that is worth to visit this amazing country.

It is located in the southwest of Europe and occupies most of the Iberian Peninsula. It has borders with France and Andorra to the west – with Portugal. On the north by the Bay of Biscay, in the east – the Mediterranean Sea, in the south – the Mediterranean and the Atlantic Ocean to the west – the Atlantic Ocean. Spain belong to several groups of islands, the most significant of which are the Balearic Islands in the Mediterranean and the Canary Islands in the Atlantic, located at a distance of more than a thousand miles to the south, off the African coast. Spain belong to the cities of Ceuta and Melilla, located in northern Africa. Due to the geographical location of Spain, the climate in the country is very diverse. Winters are mild – the average temperature of 8 C to 14 C, in the mountains sometimes drops to -7 C. Summers are hot – from 23 to 29 C. Annual precipitation, mainly in autumn and winter. In the Canary Islands, predominantly tropical climate, the average winter temperature is 25 C (water +20-22 C) in summer +26-28 C (water is 22-23 C). The best time to travel from late spring to early fall. More information about the country …

In France, a huge amount of cultural property, almost every city, and sometimes a small village, is a veritable museum of history and culture. In addition to the countless monuments and ancient civilizations, the country has excellent natural conditions – snow-white slopes of the Alps, the beautiful beaches of the Atlantic and Mediterranean coasts, medieval castles, extensive vineyards and charming old distilleries, and a host of places associated with the life and activities of the various historical figures. Cultural center of the country, of course, is a bustling and chaotic Paris is the capital of France from the tenth century. n. e. literally overrun by millions of tourists from around the world. Attractions in Paris are found at every turn. Ile de la Cit? and Saint-Louis form the historic center. Sieve is Notre Dame (“Notre-Dame de Paris”) – “the heart of Paris.” This Catholic church, founded in 1160 and completed only in 1245, is a five-naval basilica (length – 130 m, width – 108 m, internal height – 35 m), which is a masterpiece of Gothic art. Cathedral literally affects its magnificent towers, bell towers, galleries, decorated with stained glass windows and statues portals. Front of the Cathedral is a small circle with the “0 km”. – The origin of distances across France. And nearby is the oldest prison in Paris – Conciergerie. Plain on the southern coast of France have a pleasant Mediterranean climate: frost is extremely rare, heavy rains in the spring and fall, though strong, but short-term, and summer rain is not seen. South of France – a region where about 100 days a year blowing “Mistral” – cold, dry wind from the Rhone Valley. And truly paradisiacal climate of the French Riviera. The average temperature in January in Paris from + 1 ° to 6 ° C and an average July temperature of +15 ° to +25 ° C. In Marseille, on the Mediterranean coast from +2 ° C to +10 ° C in January and +17 ° from to +29 ° C in July. More information about the country …

Malta (from Phoenician “Maleta” – “safe haven” or Roman “chalk” – “honey”) is a unique symbiosis of clear sea, ancient history, beautiful landscapes, tranquil bays, steep cliffs and historical mysteries. The entire island of Malta resembles one huge open-air museum. The north-eastern coast of Malta is a huge conglomerate of twenty cities and many small towns. At the same time, the south-west and west almost unpopulated, and the southern coastline of steep rock rises continuous barrier over the waters of the Mediterranean Sea, and almost lifeless. Valletta – one of the most beautiful cities of the Mediterranean, it is one of the few in Europe, medieval walled cities. Grand Master of the Order of St. John, Jean Parisot de la Valette started building this fortress in 1566 as a political, economic and cultural center of the order. The town is unique, there is almost on every corner waiting for the visitor interesting cultural and historical attractions. The complex of medieval buildings and defensive structures of most of the modern city, many of which have been used successfully to this day, but as a variety of cultural and recreational activities. Magnificent views of the old quarter and the “Great Harbour” opens with a viewing platform at heights Upper Barrakka Gardens. The climate in Malta is Mediterranean, with warm summers (June to September, about 23 C) and mild, relatively “wet” winter (+14-16 C). Precipitation is about 530-570 mm. a year, mostly in the winter. But even in winter prevails clear and sunny weather. In late summer, with the African continent often come hot and dusty winds “Sirocco”, the greater part of a year dominated by the north-western “Mistral” and warm sea breeze. Humidity most of the year is quite high.

Tunisia – is a young tourist country in the modern sense – its intensive development began only in the 80 years of the twentieth century. But in historical terms – is one of the oldest resorts in the world – even in times of the Phoenicians, ancient Egypt and the Roman Empire rested here nobles. Tunisia now – is 1200 km. sandy beaches, hundreds of modern hotels, excellent sources of thermal waters, which built the modern spa center, as well as many historic sites. The climate of Tunisia – Mediterranean subtropical in the north and along the coast in the south and in the interior – a tropical desert. Average January temperatures in northern +10 ° C, +21 ° in the south, in July – +26 ° and +33 ° The best time to visit the country – September-November and March-June. More information about the country …

Morocco – a unique country. Located at the junction of the Islamic and European cultures, inhabited by the ancient Arab and Berber tribes, which lies on the border of the largest desert in the world and the most green of the mountains of Africa, this rather small area boasts a wide variety of attractions. Marvelous beaches of the Atlantic coast and the rocky cliffs of the Mediterranean coast, the snow of the High Atlas in the cedar forests and evergreen oak forests, picturesque canyons of the mountain rivers, numerous monuments of culture, ancient traditions of indigenous peoples, as well as excellent souvenirs of local artists – all this attracts a lot of Morocco tourists. On the Mediterranean coast, the climate is mild, subtropical climate, the average temperature in summer is about +24-28 C (sometimes up to +30-35 C) and winter +10-12 C. Further south, the climate becomes more continental with hot (up to + 37 C) in the summer and cool (to + 5 C) in winter. And in the winter and summer diurnal temperature can reach 20 degrees. In the north-western part of the country strongly affected by air masses from the Atlantic Ocean – the climate is cooler, and the diurnal temperature variations are much lower than in the rest of the country.

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