Travel through time with Viking Cruises: 6 historic Mediterranean cities

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Marvel at historic achievements
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Mediterranean Sea from century old structures

The cities that surround the Mediterranean Sea are alive with history. Over the centuries, these bustling cultural centers became home to some of the world’s most amazing achievements. From the imposing Palace of the Grand Masters in Rhodes to the soaring medieval walls surrounding Dubrovnik, follow us on a stroll through the ages and uncover the historic treasures you can discover this summer on a Mediterranean voyage.

JOURNEY THROUGH THE HISTORY
OF GREAT MEDITERRANEAN CITIES

Athens

Founded around 3000 BCE

Athens Towering Templates on hill

Witness the remnants of history when you explore the towering temples and ancient ruins of Athens, one of the oldest cities in Europe and the home of democracy, which was first introduced here in 507 BCE.

Rhodes

Founded around 480 BCE

Rhodes | Founded around 480 BCE  

Behold the riches of a bygone age when roaming the medieval lanes of Rhodes and admire the Palace of the Grand Masters, built by the Knights of Malta in the 14th century—and covering nearly 20,000 square feet.

Kotor

Founded around 168 BCE

Kotor Montenegro's Port

Discover the charms of Montenegro as you stroll Kotor’s network of cobblestone streets and visit its medieval main square, where you can view the nearly three-mile-long Venetian walls that were built in 1420.

Dubrovnik

Founded around 614 CE

Dubrovnik's view of the port

Admire remarkable views of azure seas from Dubrovnik’s medieval stone walls—built between the 7th and 17th century—that extend more than a mile and once protected this vibrant Croatian city from invaders.

Šibenik

Founded around 1167 CE

Šibenik| Founded around 1167 CE

Follow the St. Anthony Channel to Šibenik—the oldest Croatian city on the Dalmatian Coast—and marvel at its four fortresses and stunning St. James Cathedral, started in 1430 and finished over a century later.

Valletta

Founded around 1566 CE

Valletta

Uncover the captivating history of Valletta within the walls of its grand churches and palaces, many of them founded by the legendary Knights of Malta when the city began construction in 1566.

EMBARK ON A HISTORIC WELCOME BACK VOYAGE

Malta & Adriatic Jewels

Malta & Adriatic Jewels

Malta & Greek Isles Discovery

Malta & Greek Isles Discovery

Malta, the Adriatic & Greece

Malta, the Adriatic & Greece

Iberia, the Mediterranean & Malta

Iberia, the Mediterranean & Malta

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You will visit the following 13 places:

Split

Split

Split is the largest Dalmatian city, the second-largest urban centre in Croatia, and the seat of Split-Dalmatia County. The city is located on the shores of the Mediterranean, more specifically on the eastern shore of the Adriatic Sea, spreading over a central peninsula and its surroundings, with its metropolitan area including the many surrounding seaside towns as well. An intraregional transport hub, the city is a link to the numerous surrounding Adriatic islands and the Apennine peninsula, as well as a popular tourist destination. Split is also one of the oldest cities in the area, and is traditionally considered just over 1,700 years old, while archaeological research relating to the ancient Greek colony of Aspálathos establishes the city as being several hundred years older.

Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik is a gorgeous Croatian city on the Adriatic Sea coast positioned at the terminal end of the Isthmus of Dubrovnik. It is one of the most prominent tourist resorts of the Mediterranean and listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1979. The city is nicknamed "Pearl of the Adriatic". The success of Dubrovnik’s tourist industry has brought a certain degree of complacency and self-satisfaction. Certain aspects of the city’s appeal remain immune to tourist numbers, however, most notably the uniquely stunning setting and the unjaded straightforwardness of the Dubrovčani themselves.

Portsmouth & Southsea

Portsmouth & Southsea

Valletta

Valletta

Valletta is the capital of Malta, colloquially known as Il-Belt in Maltese. It is located in the central-eastern portion of the island of Malta and the city proper has a population of 6,098. According to Eurostat, the larger urban zone of Valletta has a population of 368,250. Valletta contains buildings from the 16th century onwards, built during the rule of the Order of St. John of Jerusalem, also known as Knights Hospitaller. The city is essentially Baroque in character, with elements of Mannerist, Neo-Classical and Modern architecture in selected areas, though World War II left major scars on the city. The City of Valletta was officially recognised as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1980. The city is named for Jean Parisot de la Valette, who succeeded in defending the island from an Ottoman invasion in 1565. $$http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AGlRHAOUQvk$$

Rhodes

Rhodes

Rhodes is the largest of the Dodecanese islands in terms of land area and also the island group's historical capital. Administratively the island forms a separate municipality within the Rhodes regional unit, which is part of the South Aegean administrative region. It is located northeast of Crete, southeast of Athens and just off the Anatolian coast of Turkey. Rhodes' nickname is The island of the Knights, named after the Knights of Saint John of Jerusalem, who once conquered the land. Historically, Rhodes was famous worldwide for the Colossus of Rhodes, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. The Medieval Old Town of the City of Rhodes has been declared a World Heritage Site. Today, it is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Europe.

Santorini

Santorini

Zadar

Zadar

Zadar is a city in Croatia on the Adriatic Sea. It is the centre of Zadar county and the wider northern Dalmatian region. Zadar faces the islands of Ugljan and Pašman, from which it is separated by the narrow Zadar Strait. The promontory on which the old city stands used to be separated from the mainland by a deep moat which has since become a landfill. The harbor, to the north-east of the town, is safe and spacious. Zadar is the seat of a Catholic archbishop.

Porto

Porto

Porto (also known as Oporto in English), is the second largest city in Portugal after Lisbon and one of the major urban areas of the Iberian Peninsula. The urban area of Porto, which extends beyond the administrative limits of the city, has a population of 1.4 million (2011) in an area of 389 km2 (150 sq mi), making it the second-largest urban area in Portugal. Located along the Douro river estuary in Northern Portugal, Porto is one of the oldest European centres, and its historical core was proclaimed a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1996. The western part of its urban area extends to the coastline of the Atlantic Ocean. Its settlement dates back many centuries, when it was an outpost of the Roman Empire. One of Portugal's internationally famous exports, port wine, is named for Porto, since the metropolitan area, and in particular the caves of Vila Nova de Gaia, were responsible for the packaging, transport and export of the fortified wine. In 2014, Porto was elected The Best European Destination by the Best European Destinations Agency.

Athens

Athens

Kotor

Kotor

Kotor is a coastal town in Montenegro with a population of about 13,500. It is well-known for its World heritage medieval structures (including churches and fortifications) and its stunning natural setting at the very edge of the mountain-rimmed Kotor Bay. It is situated in a most secluded tip of Boka Kotorska bay, in the northern part of the Montenegro coast on the Adriatic Sea. Kotor has developed around Stari Grad (local language for "old town"), the city's old town and best known landmark, which is listed with UNESCO World heritage sites. Kotor Bay is the deepest natural fjord-like bay in the Mediterranean Sea, and the scenery around it (including the steep mountains which come almost straight down to the waters edge) is spectacular.

Kalamata

Kalamata

Gibraltar

Gibraltar

Lisbon

Lisbon

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