Do you want sun? We selected the best places to go in the Mediterranean. Where to go in the Mediterranean?
The Mediterranean is one of the favorite destinations of many people and we understand why. With its sandy beaches, its hot sun and its many cities, seaside resorts and landscapes to suit all tastes, this is the perfect destination for summer.
Although there are many places to discover and explore in this region of Europe, here are eight not to be missed.
Little known to the general public, Cadiz is one of the most beautiful cities (and provinces) of Andalusia, indeed of all Spain. From the main beach you can admire its colorful buildings and its yellow-domed cathedral. Get lost in the narrow cobbled streets, where you can sample seafood tapas and soak up the city’s history. Cadiz is one of best place to go holiday.
Cinque Terre, Italy
Monterosso, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola and Riomaggiore, the “five lands” (or rather five villages) of the Italian Riviera, flow into the Mediterranean from the cliffs of Liguria. If you enjoy Italian cuisine, relaxed lifestyles and pebble beaches, you’ll be delighted to stroll through these pretty terracotta villages.
The Balearic Islands (and Palma in particular) have always been a top destination for tourists seeking sun and beaches. You will have the choice between the big seaside resorts, like Alcudia and Palma Nova, or the traditional villages of fishermen, like Cal Figuera. But if you venture intoland you will discover beautiful countryside, rolling vineyards and peaceful olive groves.
Dubrovnik , Croatia
This fortified city is a maze of marble streets and Baroque architecture. If you want to get out of the city, there are many beaches and islands to explore. You can take a cable car to climb the mountains and admire the blue electric waters and the idyllic landscape. Dubrovnik is one of best place to go holiday.
300 days of sunshine a year. Good dishes. Nice people. Golden beaches surrounded by limestone rocks. The southern coast of Portugal is really beautiful and has many hidden treasures. Rent a car and explore the many whitewashed fishing villages.
Adriatic coast – Montenegro
The beaches of Montenegro have made it one of Europe’s most popular destinations. Visit the walled city of Kotor or climb the fortifications for a breathtaking view of the city and the marina. You can also continue a bit further along the coast, and spend a day at the beach admiring the beautiful Sveti Stefan, a former fishing village that has been transformed into a luxury hotel.
With its 1000 km of coast, Crete is the largest Greek island and a very popular place – rightly so. It is a very eclectic island with beautiful beaches and incredible mountains. The cities of Hania and Rethymnon have the charm of Venetian architecture and if you go to Heraklion you will see the ruins of the Minoan palace of Knossos.
Ionian Coast, Albania
What may seem like a surprising choice for many, given its reputation as an unwelcoming country during its communist years, will become much clearer as you explore Albania’s rugged coastline along the Ionian coast. The turquoise sea and the beautiful mountainous landscape make the coastal road between Vlorë and Saranda a must – not to mention the many beaches along the way, such as Dhermi, Himara and Ksamili. Ionian Coast is one of best place to go holiday.