Adriatic Spirit – Mediterranean Adventure

Adriatic Spirit - Mediterranean Adventure

Adriatic Spirit – Mediterranean Adventure in Croatia, Albania, Greece, and Italy

The Adriatic Sea; golden beaches, golden sunshine, and gleaming ancient cities.  There is a romance to it all; the scenery, the history, the food, and the people. A visit to this region of the Mediterranian Sea east of the Italian peninsula is definitely on my bucket list.

I have found a company that has created amazing adventures where you can also meet new people, BestSinglesTravel.com. They cater to singles from students to active retirees.  Today I’m highlighting their “Adriatic Spirit,” an 8-day package which is designed for young professionals, singles, and students ages 18-35.  The adventure begins in Croatia, traveling south along the Adriatic Sea visiting several stops on the way to the Greek island of Corfu.  From Corfu, you cross the Adriatic Sea to Italy.  A few more dream stops including on the Italian peninsula, including Pompeii and the Amalfi Coast, ending finally in Rome.

Even if you aren’t single, read along and see how you can book your own adventure at one or more of these amazing locations!

 Dubrovnik, Croatia

You will start in Dubrovnik, gorgeous jewel on the Adriatic Sea.  Stunningly beautiful, the ancient fortified city’s white limestone walls gleam and the clay tile roofs glow.  The city seems to have been carved out of the mountain behind.  Walk the beautiful Old Town and visit the cafe.  Visit the Franciscan Monastery and its ancient pharmacy and cloister gardens.  Enjoy the view or swim in the water at a Cafe Buza, a beach and bar carved out of the ocean cliffs.  If you are into night clubs, they have those too. 

Dubrovnik, Croatia

Dubrovnik, jutting into the sea.

 

Dubronvik, Croatia.

Old Town street in Dubrovnik.

Buza Rock Bar, Dubrovnik Croatia

The Buza Rock Bar

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bay of Kotor and Tirana, Albania

Carved deep into the mountains, the Bay of Kotor, a UNESCO World Heritage site is a sight to behold! The area has many ancient and beautiful churches, in addition to the stunning landscape.

Continuing through mountains you arrive at Tirana, Tcapitalial city of Albania.  This city has flourished since the end of communism.  There are colorful buildings, nice parks, and fun cafés to hang out in this bustling city of  400,000+ souls.

Kotor Bay

Bay of Kotor, Montenegro

Tirana, Albania

Colorful houses in Tirana, Albania.

 

 

 

 

 

Skanderbeg Square

Skanderbeg Square, Tirana, Albania.

Corfu, Greece

Spend a couple days on the Ionian paradise that is Corfu, Greece.  Visit any of the many beaches. Enjoy authentic Greek cuisine. Soak up the sun and enjoy this island paradise!

Old Town on Corfu, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is a charming village that grew up inside of the walled fortress, leading to a labyrinth of narrow streets. The palace of Achilleion south of town is a tribute to the Trojan wars and its namesake, Achilles.

Wine and olives have been grown on the island for centuries, so enjoy these and other local Greek and Mediterranean delicacies!

Corfu Island, Greece.

A rustic beach on the island of Corfu, Greece.

Beach on Corfu, Greece

More beach fun on the Greek island of Corfu

Old Town, Corfu Island, Greece

Old Town on Corfu

Pompeii and Salerno, Italy

After an overnight ferry to Italy’s Bari Port, visit the historical site of Pompeii, famously preserved by being buried under ash nearly 2000 years ago by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius!

On to Salerno, a beautiful city rich in Italian culture!  Visi the churches, shops, and restaurants. The Lungomare Trieste is a beautiful place to take a stroll!  Many consider it as beautiful as the famous promenades of the French Riviera!

Pompeii and Mount Vesuvius

Mount Vesuvius looms over the ruins of Pompeii.

Lungomare di Salerno, Italy

The tree lined the promenade, the Lungomare Triste di Salerno.

 

 

Panorama of Salerno, Italy

Panarema of Salerno, Italy

Positano and the Amalfi Coast, Italy

Clinging to the mountains overlooking the Tyrrhenian Sea, this once mighty Mediterranean sea port is another amazing city from antiquity!  Picturesque sights are found at every turn. Moorish architecture and colorful homes and cobble stone streets all add to the charm.  Enjoy a limoncello along with the scenery!

Positano, Italy

Positano, Italy clinging to the mountains by the sea.

Rome, Italy

The trip winds up in what was once the virtual center of the world, Rome.  So many sights to see in Rome go without saying, the Coliseum, St. Peter’s Basilica, the Pantheon, but much more.  See the many museums, ancient ruins, and buildings.  Feel the history all around you!

The Roman Colosseum

The Colosseum

 

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Adriatic Spirit - Mediterranean Adventure

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There are spots available for the Adriatic Spirit trip through August of 2017 and June through September 2018 at BestSinglesTravel.com.

Maybe you aren’t a single or the dates don’t fit your schedule, but you fell in love with these locations just by reading about them and seeing the pictures, as I have?   Then book your own trip to the Mediterranean!  Even if you want to book the Adriatic Spirit trip, you will need to book a flight.  Use EasyClickTravel or Last Minute Travel. Each of these services can book take care of your flight, hotel, and car rental needs all over the world!  They also have access to tons of cruises!

Let us know if you are heading to any of these amazing locations if you have been to any previously!  Are you dreaming of visiting this beautiful region? Which location is your favorite and why?  Tell us in the comments!

 

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8 thoughts on “Adriatic Spirit – Mediterranean Adventure

  1. Alicia Taylor

    I could definitely use a vacation like this! I could spend forever in a lawn chair overlooking that view of Greece! And who wouldn’t love to go to Italy. Next year is a our 10th anniversary. I wonder if hubby would be interested?

  2. Brandi Crawford

    All of these photos are gorgeous! I went to Dubrovnik during my first trip to Europe. We took a boat out each day and went to a small little restaurant that served the best fresh seafood. You make me want to go back.

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