The country of Greece is known for its beautiful coasts, Mediterranean diet, ancient Greek landmarks, and picturesque beach resorts. However, if you haven’t traveled to Greece yet, you may not be familiar with its most popular, exclusive drink: Ouzo. On any Holland America cruise to Greece, you’re bound to find Ouzo on every shelf and in every café. So, what exactly is … [Read more...]
Mediterranean Vacation Planning
Mediterranean vacation planning tips, guides, photos and videos to help make your next vacation the best possible from the coast of Spain to the islands of Greece.
A lot has happened since Naples was founded as Neapolis, the new city, back in 470BC. The city is no longer new, and that's what gives Naples its character, as modern life unfolds amidst remnants of the Greeks, Romans, Aragons, Bourbons, Normans, and other peoples who built atop the original city. The city's beauty comes from its location overlooking the beautiful Bay of … [Read more...]
Summers in Italy are warm and picturesque, but they come with hordes of tourists, humidity, plus raised prices and longer lines for nearly everything. The off season in Italy remains equally picturesque and idyllic, and it comes with numerous benefits that greatly enhance any vacation. With these top 7 reasons to visit Italy in the off season, travelers can experience the … [Read more...]
If you’re about to embark on a Mediterranean and Aegean Sea cruise with multiple stops in Greece aboard Celebrity, you probably already know that there’s far more to Greek food than mousaka and gyro. Greek cuisine is considered to be the healthiest in the world with its strong reliance on locally sourced and just-picked-today fresh vegetables, seafood, and meats. Eating … [Read more...]
The staunchly proud and authentic Basque Country offers up some of the world’s best food you’ve probably never heard of, says Ben Lerwill. Spain is dangerously easy to love. Sunshine, siestas and sangria make for a heady combination, and that’s before you factor in the sleepless energy and history-soaked architecture of the cities. The country’s food, meanwhile, is arguably … [Read more...]