Is a dream destination for many and a frequent destination for many more. It has everything to offer just about anyone. Each country is unique and has a wonderful mix of history, culture and many local sights to see. No matter the country or countries you travel to, you’ll never run out of things to do. Even getting around is part of the fun.
Ephesus is the best preserved classical city in the Mediterranean, famous for its Greek and Roman architecture and probably the best place in the world to realize how life was in Roman times. Ancient history comes alive as you walk along the marble streets next to the traces left by the vehicls of the ancient years and overtake the temples, columns, houses and public baths. Visit the extensively restored Library of Celsus that once contained 12,000 scrolls.
Visit the capital of Modern and Ancient Greece and explore , the "Old City" of Athens, Plaka, with its neoclassical buildings and shops for gifts and souvenirs.
Climb the Acropolis hill, where the Parthenon Temple dominates, and enjoy the wonderful view. Also, take a trip along the beautiful Saronic Gulf - Cape Sounion and ancient Corinth, where you can sunbathe and admire thousand years of history.
Known in Turkish as Bogazici it links the Black Sea with the Sea of Marmara and with the Dardanelles,seperates Europe from Asia.The best way of seeing the Bosphorus in all its beuaty is to take a trip on one of the coastal boats,in this way you can also admire many of the old Ottoman wooden houses(called as Yali in Turkish).You can also stay in some of the best hotels or eat in some of the best restaurants along its shores during your stay in this magnificent city.
Batumi is Georgia's best resort destination. The city has a beautiful architecture and a unique Botanical garden.
Batumi is Georgia's number one beach resort. The open waters of the Black Sea connect Batumi with Russian, Turkish and European ports. The architecture of Batumi is mostly Art Nouveau. The city has 2-3-storeyed buildings. Don't miss Batumi's superb Botanical Gardens that are located in the hills up against the coast. There you can find a unique combination of plants from totally different climatic zones. In the garden you can find 1200 types of rose and white magnolias.The scent of a white Magnolia blossom, fills Batumi night with peculiar mystery
Constanta lies on the western coast of the Black Sea, on the meeting spot of several trade routes. It's an ancient metropolis and Romania's largest port, with a long history of great interest, dating backin time about 2,500 years ago. Many Roman vestiges, historic buildings, facades and mosques depict the city's rich past.
Istanbul is not only the meeting point of Europe and Asia, but also the place where history meets the modern world. Mosques, racecourses, luxurious palaces of Old Istanbul and what remains of the Byzantine and Ottoman Empire, will go you back in time. Admire amazing cultural and sacred sites such as the Agia Sophia. Visit the Dolmabahce Palace and see how the sultans of the Ottoman Empire were living.
In Odessa, the Primorskiy bulvar seems to be the center of the world! Here you will be impressed by the coexistence of wonderful pictures. Walk through the beautiful tree-lined sidewalks with amazing residences of the early 19th century, relax in the City Garden, a green park "tumbling" towards sea and go up the famous "Potemkin Steps".
Medieval Sinop is as walled city perched on a promontory overlooking the dark chill waters of the Black Sea.By the harbor in Sinop you'll see a small monument built to commemorate the deaths of the Ottoman sailors,paid for with the coins collected from the pockets of the fallen.Sinop has a few beaches though the Black Sea water is chilly expect on the hottest days.
Sochi is a large city located on the Black Sea coast in Russia. The amazing mountainous coastline with the beautiful shingle beaches are the reason for the city being a famous sea resort. This place is famous for its ethnic culture as it is one of the most multinational cities in the country. Museums, fortresses and monuments left as a legacy of the collapsed Soviet Union prove the rich history of the area. Parks, botanical gardens and wonderful waterfalls are the jewels of Sochi.
In ancient times, Varna was a colony of Miletus. Nowadays is a cosmopolitan city and has opera, conference centers, theaters, beautiful beaches and many attractions. Along the beach there is the largest coastal park in Europe with trees stretching along the beach for 8 kms
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Each year, thousands of travellers from all over the world choose Azamara Club Cruises. In fact, Azamara was the top-ranked 2012 small-ship cruise line for service, value and overall experience. Azamara Quest is a mid-sized beauty with a deck plan well-suited to the needs of modern voyagers. You’ll never feel crowded in the comfortable social spaces of our bars, restaurants, lounges, Casino and Cabaret and you will never feel like a sardine jammed in around the pool, where our attentive staff is always ready to offer a complimentary bottled water, soft drink or fresh towel. Staterooms feature modern amenities, furnishings, and European linens in a large number of staterooms with verandas.
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Αzamara Club Cruises includes late night or overnigh stays on more than half of all port visits. And that means richer, fuller experiences of local people and cultures around the world. With Azamara, you will have enough time to marvel at the nightlife of Asia, the rainforest of Costa Rica and the palaces of St. Petersburg. On Azamara's smaler ships you will sail to less-travelled ports, enjoy scenic rivers and waterways that are off-limits to big cruise lines, and dock in prime spots close to town. It all adds to a richer travel experience. And it gets even better with Azamara's focus on Destination Immersion, meaning longer stays, more overnight and night touring in many places you visit. You'll have time to dine on local foods and wines, go to jazz clubs and listen to musicians in the cafes, and walk the lighted ramparts in old cities. We think you'll agree the world is a wonderful place when you see the Azamara way.
That’s in addition to our complimentary AzAmazing EveningsSM events, created specifically for Azamara guests to participate in a unique night of culture. And, of course, fun. Or feel free to venture out and explore the more than 200 destinations we travel to on your own. You have all the time in the world to do so. The best way to learn about a new culture? Joyfully immerse yourself in local life and encients traditions. When you come back onboard, you’ll enjoy our inclusive amenities including select standard spirits, international beers and wines, gratuities, English butler service for suite guests, and more, our award-winning spa, fitness center, and dining, and our friendly, always attentive staff, all from the comfort of our boutique, 686-guest club-like ships. Like a welcoming club
Taste your way through six distinctive dining experiences, including 24-hour room service. Discoveries Restaurant is Azamara's main dining room, with full breakfast and dinner menus and lunch service on sea days. Price C and Aqualina are elegant speciality restaurants spotlighting steakhouse classics and Mediterranean dishes. For casual breakfast, lunch and dinner, Windows Cafe and its adjoining outdoor seating area are just the ticket, while the Pool Grill is perfect for burgers and fries on sunny afternoons. Enjoy a changing daily selection of complimentary boutique wines at lunch and dinner, along with select beers. Or ask our sommelier for help choosing a special bottle from our Wine Cellar featuring thousands of vintage and small production wines.
Sea days are perfect for sampling spa services that will leave you relaxed and reinvigorated. Azamara offers exclusive body, facial and massage treatments, health and wellness consultations, acupuncture, and a full-service salon. Just another day in paradise. With more late and overnight stays, we often bring local performers to the ship for truly authentic entertainment. Dance and admire the Murano glass fixtures in the Looking Glass Lounge, test your luck at lively Casino Luxe, or enjoy a musical revue in the Cabaret Lounge. Follow your whims and do something different ever night. Or simply relax with after-dinner drinks as Mosaic@Night, one of the ship's favourite casual gathering spots day and night. All ship bars serve complimentary select spirits, international beers, cocktails and wines.
Discover a seafaring community that feels like a club. A place where guests mingle easily and the staff and crew know your name, interests and preferences. Great service anticipates your needs and meets them swiftly. It's simultaneously friendly, attentive and professional. Top-tier service is the cornerstone of Azamara culture, from headquarters to shipboard staff to onshore guides. Our motivation is simpe: we want to see you again soon!
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Azamara Club Cruises consists of two intimate ships, Azamara Journey® and Azamara Quest®. Each can carry 686 fortunate guests to discover the hidden corners of the world that larger cruise ships simply cannot reach. In addition to offering a more personalized experience, our ships have recently undergone a $17.5 million revitalization including new European bedding and soft goods, flat screen televisions, new veranda decking and furniture, and wireless internet service in all staterooms and public areas. Plus, 93% of our staterooms offer ocean views and 68% have a private veranda.