A while back, we took our first Mediterranean cruise though to be specific, most of the cruise ports were in the Adriatic, namely Italy, Croatia, Montenegro and Greece. We enjoyed every stop, but the most colorful was definitely Burano Island in Venice, Italy.
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Dubrovnik is widely known as the “Pearl of the Adriatic” because of its stunning tile-red roofs and medieval stone walls jutting into the sparkling, azure blue Adriatic Sea. It is on CNN’s list of the Ten Best Medieval Walled Cities and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Yes, Dubrovnik is most definitely a must-see place.
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It hasn’t quite gained the popularity of other cities like Athens, Santorini, or Mykonos, but Nafplion is still a best-kept secret for those who know of its picturesque scenery and history. Certainly it was a secret to us. We had never heard of Nafplion until we saw that our cruise ship was stopping there.
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Partially hidden from the wide, blue Adriatic by towering limestone cliffs, Kotor is a treat for the eyes. Actually, it’s one of the most beautiful places on the Mediterranean, and the best way to approach its shores is through the ancient Bay of Kotor. It feels almost as though you are cruising through a Mediterranean …
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Europe has an amazing array of things to offer its visitors. So many different nations and cultures are packed onto this one continent that a person could visit one every week for a year and not see them all! This is an area that fascinates in so many ways. There’s always something to enjoy, whether …
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If you are planning a trip to the Adriatic Riviera but dread being closed in by Dubrovnik’s ancient city walls, there’s a refreshing, wooded alternative nearby where you can breathe fresh air and relax.
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No trip to Venice is complete without visiting Murano and Burano, the nearby islands where Venetian glass and lace are made.
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