Here are a 7 top Mediterranean Destinations to visit:
1) Navagio Beach, Zakynthos, Greece
The beach is truly iconic and the most recognizable in the world. Crystal clear water coast is surrounded with steep cliffs, that are often used by the base jumpers. The visitors get here by boat from Porto Vromi and spend a nice day in this picturesque place.
Why to go there?
One of the most popular beaches in the world.
When to go there?
All year round, summer being the most popular season.
2) Menorca, Spain
One of the Balearic Islands is really tiny, but has 120 stunning beaches! The water is crystal clear and perfect for bathing. Canoeing and kayaking are also among the popular activities. Besides the pristine beaches, there is a wide variety of birds and flowers.
Why to go there?
A beautiful holiday destination for quiet and relaxing vacation.
When to go there?
From 23rd to 25th of June a local celebration „Festes de Sant Joan“ takes place and entertains the visitors.
3) Zakynthos – Called the “Flower of the Eastâ€ by Venetians, this beautiful place is a fertile island, with many olive trees, vineyards and beaches that offer visitors an authentic Greek experience and vibrant nightlife. It has been conquered by the Venetians and even though most of its buildings were destroyed in 1953 by an earthquake, the island’s main city bears a striking resemblance to Venice’s San Marco square. The largest of all Ionian Greek Islands is home to Loggerhead Turtles, endangered species that come to here to lay their eggs. You can see this fascinating show of nature, go snorkeling or scuba diving to explore the underwater caves.
4) Cassis – A virtual trip around the Mediterranean would not be complete without mentioning France and its luxurious Riviera. What was once a small fishing village has now become an intimate seaside resort. It still has old village streets and buildings that give it an unique charm, some even dating back to the 16th century. In recent years, Cassis has become the hideaway for those wanting to escape the overcrowded Nice or Saint Tropez.
5) Zlatni Rat, Bol (Croatia)
The beaches of Zlatni Rat, located on the Croatian island Brac, is also known as windsurfer’s paradise. The location, temperature and winds make the beaches of the cape, near the small town of Bol, the perfect place to ride the waves. During the summer months, Zlatni Rat can be very crowded, so if you prefer to enjoy the beach by yourself, this is probably not the ideal place to go to for you.
6) Languedoc-Roussillon, France
Packed into a fairly small area, this Mediterranean region of France has a number of interesting towns and cities to explore. Inland you’ll find the fairy-tale, fortified city of Carcassonne along with the elegant city of Montpellier. Heading towards the coast, make a stop in Perpignan (the third largest city in Catalonia) and the picturesque port-town of Collioure with its intriguing blend of French and Spanish culture. What’s more, Languedoc-Roussillon is the world’s biggest wine region. Enough said?
7) The Algarve, Portugal
300 days of sunshine a year. Good food. Friendly locals. Golden beaches enclosed by rugged limestone rocks. Yeah it may be where your great aunt and uncle go golfing every year but Portugal’s southern coast is exceptionally stunning and full of hidden gems. Rent a car and explore the many white-washed villages and fishing towns.
Bio: Dev Randhawa likes to say he’s a professional traveler, and he blogs about his adventures all over the Web.