Great Escape: 7 Mediterranean Destinations You Shouldn’t Miss

Ever spend your days daydreaming about breathtaking beaches, gorgeous islands, and relaxing vacations in the best spots in the Mediterranean sea? Hey, relaxing vacations and luxurious trips aren’t just for the ladies! Whether you are looking for an opportunity to YOLO or you just want to give yourself a healthy dose of self-love, there’s nothing wrong with wanting to enjoy, explore and treat yourself to a once-in-lifetime trip. You might even want to plan something with your best bros! Playing roulette while on a boat? Perhaps not such a bad idea!

But with all the beautiful places in the Mediterranean, it can be overwhelming to plan everything. If you really want to experience the beauty of this place, it is important to avoid tourist traps that will just suck your wallet empty. Plus, it’s important to choose the right destination that will allow you to enjoy every minute of your trip. Make sure to plan your itinerary well to maximize your little escapade.

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Ready to plan your trip? Here are some of the places you should definitely check out.

 

 

7. Aeolian Islands, Italy

Interested in climbing a volcano, enjoying a mud bath, and swimming in sea water with volcanic bubbles? If that sounds appealing to you, then make sure to include the Aeolian Islands in Italy to your itinerary. Just north of Sicily, this unspoiled archipelago is pretty awesome. It’s made up of seven volcanic islands that will intrigue you (Don’t worry, it’s unlikely for them to erupt). From black-sand beaches and small villages to clifftop resorts and amazing seafood, you surely won’t run out of things to do. Make sure to bring your camera! You won’t run out of things to photograph as you explore.

 

 

6. Tarifa, Spain

Are you an outdoor enthusiast who enjoys sports adventures? Make sure to drop by Tarifa, Spain, located just a few kilometers away from North Africa. This small town offers year round windsurfing and kitesurfing. The beaches are pretty awesome, too. If you want to be right in the center of all the action, schedule your trip during the summer. Make sure to find time for whale watching and a quick visit to the Moroccan souk markets.

Aside from being a sports mecca, Tarifa is also a great place to experience local festivals and great food. It’s a great place to enjoy Flamenco and Sevillana dancing. From Tarifa, you can easily visit Seville, Jerez, and Rhoda.

 

 

5. Chrissi Island, Greece

Chrissi Island is one of the uninhabited islands of Crete. This used to be a pirate island and many ships sunk around the area, but the real selling point of this place is the magical beaches. The tropical water has an interesting palette of blue and green that you won’t see elsewhere. Because it has a well-preserved ecosystem, you’ll feel like you’re in paradise! Keep in mind that it is prohibited to sleep and camp in this area. Also, keep your trip environment-friendly. Stay away from fragile juniper trees and avoid bringing home sand and shells.

 

 

4. Hvar, Croatia

Want to party but got a limited budget? A trip to Hvar, Croatia might solve your problems. With its lovely cocktail bars and tourist hotspots, this busy town has developed a reputation as a party central in the area. You’ll never run out of things to do, even at night. The best part? You don’t even have to splurge to have fun. There is definitely no shortage of affordable B&Bs, cafes, and bars in the area.

 

3. Sardinia, Italy

Yes, the beaches of Sardinia are breathtaking and most tourists enjoy visiting this place during summertime. But if you’re visiting, you need to get a taste of local life as well. This beautiful Italian island will make you feel like you are travelling in time. It’s an amazing combination of modern towns and small villages where old traditions are still being practiced. Prepare your tastebuds for an adventure because Sardinian food is amazing! Make sure to try the seafood, pastries, and espresso. Oh and you’re up for it, you might want to try Sardinia’s rotten cheese, a local delicacy that was considered illegal just a little while back.

 

2. Corsica, France

Whether you’re a nature-lover or a history buff, there is something for you in Corsica, France. You’ll love the breezy vibe, dramatic landscapes, and rich history. If you’re looking for an adventure, you can try snorkelling, hiking, or even going on an educational  boat trip. You can also visit the Gulf of Porto, a UNESCO World Heritage Site known for granite formations. This isolated spot has a rich marine life and is one of the best spots for scuba diving. Don’t forget to pack your boots as well. You’ll be doing a lot of walking around delightful port towns and rugged mountains. Don’t worry, there is no shortage of places to eat and stay in the area!

 

1. Santorini, Greece

It’s hard to create a list of the best Mediterranean Islands without including Santorini, Greece. With its famous multi-colored cliffs and one-of-a-kind sunsets (iconic pictures of this spot are all over the web!), Santorini is definitely one of the most beautiful islands in the world. It is popular among tourists for a good reason. What are some of the things you can do? Try touring the city, indulging in a volcanic spa, and visiting wineries. You can even enrol in a culinary class and learn how to make some of the best of Santorini’s delicacies.

 

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