Surrounded by three continents and studded with captivating islands, the Mediterranean Sea serves up a feast for cruise-goers. From ancient Roman ruins to sacred Christian sites – not to mention two of the Seven Wonders of the World – the region offers unforgettable adventures at every turn.
Here are five unmissable experiences for your next Mediterranean cruise.
Explore ancient Ephesus
The astonishing ancient city of Ephesus is found in the Izmir Province on Turkey’s east coast. Once the commercial hub of the Mediterranean, the streets, squares, baths and monuments date back millennia but are remarkably incredibly well preserved.
The site is dominated by the beautiful Library of Celsus, now just the facade of a once-huge building that would have held over 12,000 scrolls. The Temple of Artemis, meanwhile, is now just a solitary column but was once a vast and magnificent structure and one of the