Come summers and the mediterranean sea beckons the traveller in you. The deep blue sea with pristine waters, the golden beaches and the numerous resorts with a taste for every kind of a holiday, keep attracting the tourists every year. Though the choices around the mediterranean sea are innumerable, we have shortlisted a few favorites.
The Top 12 Places To Visit In The Mediterranean Are:
1. Majorca, Spain
This town has beautiful beaches and a rocking nightlife, moreover, a great expanse of nature to admire and a rich culture. Though June to October is the best times to visit, but the mild climate makes the place ideal to visit all year round.
Alcudia and the Palma Nova are the luxurious beach resorts with amazing facilities and Cal Figuera is the traditional coastal fishing village.
Not only is the coastline beautiful, this place houses some beautiful vineyards, olive groves, and a breathtaking countryside.
2. Melissani Cave, Kefalonia, Greece
This cave is surrounded by forests on the outside and a beautiful turquoise water lake with sunshine seeping in through the hole on top. Boat rides are done on this lake and due to the effect of the sunshine, the boats seem to be floating in the air. This place can be visited all round the year.
3. Navagio Beach, Zakynthos, Greece
This is a clear water coast with steep cliffs surrounding the beach. Visitors take a boat ride from Porto Vroom to reach this beach where they can spend an entire day chilling and relaxing. The cliffs around are used for base jumping and the Navagio beach is one of the most popular beaches in the world.
4. Dubrovnik, Croatia
This is a city walled has marbled streets and reflects the baroque influence in its architecture.
This coastal town has beautiful beaches and islands to explore and cable car services to the mountains are also available to enjoy the picturesque scenery.
The city is also protected by the UNESCO for its monumental heritage.
5. Cinque Terre, Italy
The Cinque Terre chain comprises of the Italian Riviera villages of Monterosso, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola, and Riomaggiore, all on the cliffs of Liguria.
These terracotta villages have pebbled beaches and serve some great Italian food.
Do not miss the famous romantic hiking trail called the ‘love’s trail’ connecting Manarola to Riomaggiore.
6. Languedoc-Roussillon, France
This is the world largest wine area and has a combination of a few towns.The fortified city of Carcassonne and the sophistication of Montpellier, is a must visit. The coastal towns of Peripegnan and Collioure are great sight seeing spots.
7. Menorca, Spain
This small Balearic island had 120 beaches, all of breathtaking view. The crystal clear water is ideal for bathing and water sports like canoeing and surfing are also popular here.
Nature is also very predominent here witha good variety of birds and flowers.
“Festes des San Joan” is a local celebration that takes place between the 23rd and 25 th of June and is a great time for a visit by the travellers.
8. French Riviera, France
beautiful beach towns, exciting cities and mild friendly climate all around the year is what marks this place a must visit for holidays. This place has a rich historic culture and places like Cannes hold annual film festivals, and Nice is a luxury destination for the rich, while Saint Tropez is known to attract the artists and has some great night life. The climate is good all around the year with beach friendly summers.
9. Corsica, France
A rich historical background witha lovely mild climate is what makes the city of Corsica a place to explore.
The landscape of the area is vivid with beautiful mountains and a great coastline.
The place offers some exquisite gourmet meals with refreshing drinks to appease oneself enjoying the beauty of nature.
10. Crete, Greece
Crete has a coastline of 1000 km making it the largest island of Greece. hania and Rethymo are cities that boast of venetian culture and the ruins of the Minoan palace of Knosses, is a place of tourist visit.
11. Sardinia, Italy
Sardinia is the second largest island in the mediterranean, and has numerous sandy beaches and a long coastline. The cuisine is exotic, nature is at its best and many activities like horseback riding sailing, or even skiing in winters can be pursued in this place.
12. Santorini, Greece
This divine volcanic island was once a holiday spot for the greek gods. The island is dotted with white houses rising along the cliffs and uniformly found all over the town.
June to October are the best times to travel with the climate being mild all the year round.
There are some spectacular luxury resorts to mark a relaxed and comfortable stay.