If you love the idea of travelling around the world, then you will surely fall in love with the idea of spending time in a cruise. Stopping by at ports, learning the different cultures and seeing the wonderful tourist attractions in each part of the world will fascinate you immensely. Let’s take a look at some of the most popular ports around the world.
Port Rashid, Dubai
Home to many attractions, this port is also known as Mina Rashid. According to www.traveldailymedia.com, it is a man-made port in Dubai, used for commercial purposes. One of the most unique attractions of this port involves the mind-blowing recycled shipping-container homes and shops set up by Supertech Industries along the port. At present the port provides space for general cargo, passenger vessels as well as RoRo.
A prominent attraction for tourists on the Adriatic Coast. Unesco has proclaimed this to be a world heritage site. It is also one of the most popular cruise ports in the continent of Europe. Main attractions include:
The Rectors Palace,
The St. Saviour Church,
The Franciscan Monastery
The St. Blaise’s church.
Boasting of Gothic style architecture, this Mediterranean shipping port is a great tourist spot. The architectural beauty amazes anyone who visits the place. There are so many places of interest that keep tourists glued to the spot. Some of them are:
St Mark’s Basilica,
the Grand Canal,
Piazza San Marco,
Lido di Venezia,
the Ca’ Rezzonico
Lisbon, the capital city of Portugal, is one tourist destination you must not miss. It is famous for the rich culture and heritage. You can see excellence in all fields like entertainment, trade, finance, tourism etc. There are two major sites that have been enlisted as World Heritage sites by UNESCO. These are the Belem Tower and the Jeronimos Monastery. While the former is a 17th-century monument built near the Tagus River, the latter is a architectural splendor from the 1500s.
The largest city in Turkey, Istanbul is historically remembered as Constantinople. It has always been considered as the major shipping ports in the area. The city is surrounded by Sea of Marmara, the Black Sea, the Golden Horn and Bosphorus. The best sights you should not miss here include the awe-inspiring Hagia Sophia, a monument from the 6th century, as well as the Blue Mosque from the 17th century.
Greece is the dream destination for almost all travellers. Greece is home to one of the oldest cruise ship ports, namely Athens. This beautiful port is around seven miles from the sea and is the heart of political, cultural, economic and industrial life in Greece. The monuments you see here will take your breath away and leave you wonderstruck. Such is the architectural excellence. Athens is a 3400 old city. This sentence itself will explain how valuable each and every stone building is. The monuments are showpieces of artistic excellence and extravaganza.
The monuments which belong to the must-visit list include:
The time-tested Temple of Athena,
The massive columns of the Parthenon
The Nike and Hadrian’s Arch
The Acropolis of Athens
The Daphni Monastery
Don’t miss any chance you get to travel to the above destinations. These ports represent a history of cultural heritage which has to be experienced and appreciated in its true sense.