Telegraph: Greece among best adventure cruise destinations

23 June 2016
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British site ‘Telegraph’ presents the most adventurous cruise destinations in Europe in an article titled ’13 of Europe’s most adventurous cruise destinations’. Greece features prominently in the list.
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One worthwhile spot is Volos in Greece, which pops up occasionally on itineraries with Princess Cruises and Crystal Cruises, for example. Volos itself is a large modern port but there are two excellent excursion destinations from here. The short one is to Makrynitsa, high on a balcony of the thickly-forested Mount Pelion peninsula; it’s an exquisite little village with marvellous views down over Volos and the Gulf of Pagastikos from the lovely tree-shaded square. If time permits, the “big one” is a trip inland to Meteora, an astonishing place where medieval monasteries teeter at the tops of gargantuan rock pillars. Also in Greece, another recommendation is Chania on the north-west coast of Crete, one of the country’s most handsome towns, with cafes and craft shops clustered around the old Venetian harbour – try Celebrity Cruises and Royal Caribbean if this appeals. Another Greek island creeping on to more mainstream itineraries (Holland America, for example) is Cephalonia, a largely unspoilt place with a clutch of attractions including a mysterious underground lake (with boat trips), the glorious Myrtos beach, picturesque fishing villages and an authentic little capital, Argostoli.
The other destinations include:
Croatia, Albania, Italy, Spain, South Africa and Corsica

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