The beautiful harbors of Europe

Posted by on February 6, 2014

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This time we will not wait until you swim in crystal blue waters and walk in narrow streets. The magic of the journey begins long before you step your foot in land. The view from the deck of a ship approaching our destination, forces us to take the camera out of the bag earlier than we had estimated. See the most beautiful harbors in Europe below.

Portofino

The tiny fishing village of just 500 inhabitants is one of the hot spots of the Italian Riviera. Located within walking distance from Genoa and is the luxurious answer to the rustic villages of Italy. The charming streets are full of expensive houses international boutiques, gourmet restaurants and some of the most sought after terraces throughout the Mediterranean. As the ship approaches the Gulf of Tikilio, we feel that the harbor is in the Caribbean.

Portofino, Italy

Portofino, Italy

Barcelona

It is the most popular Mediterranean port and perhaps not unjustly. Barcelona is a city of contrasts. Pointy mountains next to huge, sandy beaches and glittering skyscrapers alongside palaces and gothic creations of Gaudi.

Barcelona Marina Port Vell

Barcelona Marina Port Vell

Stockholm

What makes a separate trip to the port is that the ships coming from the Baltic must pass through the archipelago of Sweden. A 60 km route between 24,000 large and small islands, with colorful cottages nestled on the slopes. Enjoy the view of grasping external position with a hot cup of chocolate in hand.

Stockholm harbor

Stockholm harbor

Istanbul

Entering the ship the Golden Horn, the harbor of Istanbul, is not so much natural beauty, as the impressive man made structures that capture the look of the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia and Topkapi Palace welcomes you in the city that oscillates between two worlds, the East and the West.

Istanbul

Istanbul

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By Nicole P.

Harbor photos: Uwe Weihe, Tommy Alsen, Kenny Teo, basri_eli.

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