The Top 10 Most Glamorous Ports in the Mediterranean by Silversea

The Mediterranean has forever been synonymous with sun-drenched scenes, charming coastal towns and timeless European style. It is also home to some of the most glamorous ports in the world that come in at the top of every jet-setters’ bucket list.

Our intimate, luxury ships are smaller than most other cruise lines, meaning we can sail right into the heart of these iconic ports. We rounded up our Top 10 glamorous Mediterranean ports you can sail into with Silversea.

Our intimate, luxury ships are smaller than most other cruise lines, meaning we can sail right into the heart of these iconic ports. We rounded up our Top 10 glamorous Mediterranean ports you can sail into with Silversea.

Santorini, Greece

1. Santorini

This gorgeous Greek Island has one of the most breath-taking ports in the world. Santorini’s cliff-side is dotted with whitewashed cottages, churches and buildings and over looks a beautiful volcanic caldera, which was created thousands of years ago. Discover this Greek paradise on our Venice to Piraeus cruise where you can spend the day exploring this picturesque town.

Monte Carlo, Monaco

2. Monte Carlo

Monaco is a sparkling gem in the Mediterranean. A municipality internationally renowned for its royalty, casinos and the biggest Grand Prix of the circuit, it really is one the most glamorous ports in the Mediterranean. The final stop on our Rome to Monaco cruise is Monte Carlo, so after discovering some of Italy’s finest coastal ports, you’ll have all the time in the world to explore this lavish destination.

Portofino, Italy

3. Portofino

This iconic Italian port is sheltered by pastel-coloured houses, which scatter across a dramatic cliff face. With an abundance of designer shops it’s a firm favourite with the rich and famous. Experience incredible views of the port by climbing up the pine-clad hills. Discover Portofino on our Barcelona to Monte Carlo cruise.

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4. Amalfi

Amalfi is a colourful, cliff-side village, dramatically set in a verdant valley of the Lattari Mountains. The Harbour bobs with tiny blue and white fishing boats and the hills are lined with green and gold lemon groves, giving it a true Mediterranean feel. Discover the charm of the Amalfi coast and this picturesque town on our Civitavecchia to Italy cruise.

Dubrovnik, Croatia

5. Dubrovnik

Over-looking the clear blue waters of the Adriatic Sea, this beautiful coastal town in Croatia rightfully earns the title of “The Pearl of the Adriatic.” Its cobbled streets and old town terraces are reminiscent of Venice, just without the water. Delve into the rich history of Dubrovnik as we dock for the night on our Italy to Istanbul cruise.

Barcelona, Spain

6. Barcelona

One of the Mediterranean’s most popular cruise ports is Barcelona. This city combines mountains, sandy beaches and a bustling metropolis known for its distinctly Gaudian Gothic architecture. On our Monaco to Barcelona cruise we spend the night docked in the exciting Spanish city so you have enough time to admire the fascinating buildings and sample some of the finest tapas.

Rome, Italy

7. Rome

Home to famous historical landmarks and vibrant street life, the ancient Italian capital of Rome is one of the Mediterranean’s must-see destinations. It’s a city that constantly reinvents itself and the beautiful port of Civitavecchia makes it truly unique. Our Nice to Rome cruise ends here, after voyaging around some of the most historically influential islands in the Mediterranean.

Istanbul, Turkey

8. Istanbul

It’s not the natural beauty that will catch your eye when you pull into the Golden Horn, Istanbul’s Bay, but the stunning man-made landmarks such as Blue Mosque, Haggia Sophia and the Topkapi Palace. Immerse yourself in some of the most fascinating ports on our Piraeus to Istanbul cruise and end your 14-day voyage in this magical city.


9. Athens

The enchanting capital of Athens is Greece’s largest city. It has an incredible mix of iconic ancient landmarks which are set against a sprawling, modern metropolis. Athens is a city overflowing with culture and a bustling social scene. Travel the mysterious Arabian and Red Sea’s on our Piraeus to Dubai cruise, where you’ll kick start your momentous journey in this fascinating port.


10. Kotor

Kotor is an ancient, fortified town in Montenegro. Wedged between mountains, this dramatically beautiful town is perfectly at one within its setting. During the summer seasons, the marina is filled up with the awe-inspiring yachts of the super-rich and famous. Explore this mountainous bay on our Venice to Istanbul cruise.

Silversea has a fabulous range of cruises that visit these breath-taking ports in the Mediterranean. Click here to see which cities we can take you to.

From Silversea’s Blog, Apr 21, 2016

Do you fancy visiting these glamorous ports? Call Carefree Vacations at 1.800.CONFIRM (266.3476) and let us know which Mediterranean city you’re dreaming of exploring. 

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