There’s no holiday quite as special as a cruise around the Mediterranean onboard luxury
ship Legenda Yacht. You’ll enjoy unrivalled peace and quiet, truly able to get away from it
all, ensconced in serious luxury with a crew of seven on hand to cater to your every whim.
What on earth could be better than that, we ask?
One of the best reasons to go on a yachting holiday is that you’re able to tailor your trip to
suit exactly what you want to do. You’re beholden to no one else and you can do as much or
as little as you like, whether that’s staying onboard Legenda for the entire duration of your
time away or whether you’d prefer to see as many different destinations in the
Mediterranean as you possibly can before going home again.
And one of the best aspects of a cruise around the Med is that there are so many different
and wonderful places to visit.
There is absolutely no chance you’ll ever run out of attractions to see, cultures to experience, food to try, locals to meet… your only problem will be running out of time to fit it all in, which is why people choose to go on cruise trips around the Mediterranean year after year. They fall in love with holidaying in this way after their very first cruise!
But where to go first? It’s always wise to do some research before you climb aboard
Legenda so you have some idea of what you want to see and do. But, again, you’ll find
you’re faced with a smorgasbord of delights where destinations are concerned and it can be
hard to narrow your list down. So here are some of our favourite places in the Mediterranean
to visit, to help get you off on the right foot.
You’ll discover so much amazing architecture, history, art and food in the Med - you really
are spoiled for choice. Here are some of our very top picks that you might like to put at the
top of your cruise itinerary to ensure you have the holiday of a lifetime.
Porto Cristo’s Dragon Caves
For a truly magical experience while away, head to Porto Cristo and the Dragon Caves in
Palma de Mallorca in Spain, where you’ll find a true geological wonder carved out by the sea
itself, complete with stunning stalactites and stalagmites. There’s a big underground lake to
marvel at, although be aware that you will need to rent a car in order to get to the caves
If you’d like a day trip on dry land, this would be a wonderful choice and certainly something
to write home about. You can book yourself on a tour of the caves that ends in a floating
classical music concert on Lake Martel, named after French geologist Eduoard Martel who
first explored the site back in the late 19th century.
Sail your way to the port of Messina in Sicily, disembark and then hop on a train to Taormina
where you’ll find some incredible Greek and Roman ruins - some of which you’re sure to
recognise as they’ve been sources of inspiration for artists for years upon years.
In order to reach the top of the cliff, you’ll need to take the cable car, sure to be a fun ride for
all the family - and keep your cameras at the ready to take some photos of the fantastic
Taormina is one of the major tourist draws of Sicily and it’s certainly not hard to see why.
The ancient theatre is something you must go and see, and you’ll be astounded by the views
once you reach the top.
Also make sure you have a stroll around the centre of the city, where you’ll find all sorts of
antique shops, craft stores, winding streets and a whole lot more - perfect for finding all your
holiday souvenirs, all in one place.
If it’s unparalleled luxury you’re looking for, you must head off to Sardinia, a destination that
attracts some of the most discerning of all travellers.
The Costa Smeralda is a must-visit, with stunning beaches, granite peaks and a vast array
of boutiques and bars, where you’ll find all the big-name brands around… so you can shop
till you drop and finish the day off with a well-earned glass of champagne.
The eastern Mediterranean is becoming increasingly popular and given the sheer number of
wonderful places to visit, it’s not hard to see why. You can follow the Adriatic coastline in
your luxury yacht, exploring the likes of Italy, Croatia and the Greek Islands… but here are
our top places to go to include on your itinerary.
The wonderful city of Istanbul has a history behind it that spans an impressive 3,000 years
and it’s a very popular destination for cruise ships. You’ll likely want to spend more than a
day here so factor that in when planning your entire trip, as there’s so much to see and do.
If it’s your first time in the city, you must pay the Blue Mosque a visit, built during the 1600s
under the rule of Ahmed I. Marvel at the stunning blue tiles that make up the interior of the
mosque - you won’t believe your eyes!
And you also need to visit the Topkapi Palace, which is home to some incredible gardens
and a stunning entranceway… again, keep your cameras at the ready.
There are all sorts of reasons to visit Dubrovnik but one of the main ones is the look of the
city as you approach it by sea, so it’s absolutely perfect for anyone enjoying themselves on a
luxury yachting holiday. You can see the city for miles and you’ll be afforded some incredible
views if you stand on the prow of your boat as the ship approaches the port.
Make sure you go and see the Franciscan Monastery and Onofrio’s Fountain in the Old
Town, which is also famous around the world for its red rooftops and very pretty little
Once you’ve had your fill of sightseeing (add the Church of St Blaise and the Gothic Spanza
Palace to the list, as well), make sure you spend a few hours exploring the side streets to be
found in the city, where you’ll come across a huge number of cafes and restaurants, as well
as little shops and art galleries to keep you well entertained. The city is famous for lacework
and ceramics, so you’ll find lots of souvenirs here as well.
You’re sure to have seen pictures of the famous white buildings and blue roofs that adorn
the Santorini coastline - and now you can see them for yourself in person onboard your
If you’re feeling energetic once you reach the shore, take the steep walk all the way up to the
top of the cliff for some amazing views of your yacht in the distance and the stunning
countryside below. Of course, if you’d rather have a more relaxed introduction to Santorini,
you can of course take the cable car to the top, instead.
Santorini is a particularly great destination for foodies and you’ll find a huge range of
different restaurants to try out, many of which have incredible views that serve as stunning
backdrops for your supper. And don’t forget the credit card as there are shopping
opportunities aplenty to be found in Santorini as well.
Naturally, these are just a few of the many destinations to be found in the Mediterranean and you’ll have a wonderful time no matter where you find yourself. Take some time before you climb aboard Legenda to really think about what you want to get out of your yachting holiday, as this will make many of the decisions for you. But, again, you’ll have the time of your life, no matter where you end up.