For the Europeans an upcoming summer usually means a trip to the Mediterranean region, which encompasses various countries and cultures. Numerous resorts will suite every taste: nightlife lovers will find their haven in Majorca, the beach lovers will retreat in Santorini or Menorca, while gourmets will be pleased with Corsican treats. Take a look at the list and pick your next vacation destination.
1. Manarola, Liguria, Italy
A Beautiful and authentic Italian village where you can visit at any time of the calender. Manarola is one of the most picturesque Italian villages is part of the popular Cinque Terre chain. Situated on the Italian Riviera, Manarola has various romantic hiking trails, including Love’s Trail, which connects Manarola with Riomaggiore.
2. Corsica, France
An Island with Great nature, historic architecture, exquisite cuisine and volatile history which is reflected in the dramatic landscape. A witness to various historic events, today Corsica attracts tourists for numerous reasons: a beautiful coastline, mountainous landscape, mild climate. The cuisine is splendid: a lot of fresh ingredients and local drinks will please every gourmet.
3. Santorini, Greece
The volcanic island must have been a holiday destination for the Ancient Greek gods. The place is truly divine. The white houses, rising up the cliffs, are authentic and define the island. Various luxurious resorts make it a perfect place to relax and enjoy the perfect weather. Weather is mild all year round but June to October are the warmest and the best time to visit.
4. Navagio Beach, Zakynthos, Greece
Navagio Beach is one of the most popular beaches in the world. 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. Beach have moderate climate all year round but summer being the most popular season.
5. Menorca, Spain
A beautiful holiday destination for quiet and relaxing vacation. 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. Like to party ? From 23rd to 25th of June there is a local celebration “Festes de Sant Joan“ which takes place and entertains the visitors.
6. Majorca, Spain
Majorca is a great holiday destination, various activties, rich nature and culture. A popular Spanish islands attracts thousands of tourists. Known for the pristine beaches and active nightlife, Majorca attracts tourists from the 19th century. Through the decades famous artists like Frédéric Chopin, Agatha Christie, George Sand and Joan Miró have visited and worked here. Mild Mediterranean climate attracts visitors all year round. Months from June to October are the warmest and the best time of the year to visit.
7. Dubrovnik, Croatia
A town rich in both Historically and culturally with great beaches and resorts. Besides being one of the most popular tourist destinations in Mediterranean, Dubrovnik is also protected by UNESCO for its historic prominence. There is a lot to do and see here: from exploring amazing architecture with a cable car, visiting exciting summer festivals, to sailing and relaxing on the beaches. The best time to visit Dubrovnik is from May to October.
8. Melissani Cave, Kefalonia, Greece
Melissani Cave is one of the most famous tourist attractions on the island. Come anytime of the year and you will be mesmerized to see the famous cave which hides a wonderful turquoise water lake. Surrounded with the forest on the outside, the rocky cave has a hole above, which lets light in. Therefore the boats, that bring visitors in, seem to be floating in the air.
9. French Riviera, France
French Riviera is not only a wonderful nature retreat, but has a historical significance as well. Visitors can stay in one place or explore the whole coast. Cannes is being associated with the movie stars, Nice is a favorite holiday destination of the aristocrats since the 18th century and Saint-Tropez is a hip artists’ retreat. There are Various exciting cities, great beaches and beautiful coastal towns to be explored here. The climate is mild all year round with beach friendly summers.
10. Sardinia, Italy
Being the second largest island in the Mediterranean, Sardinia has a very long coast and numerous sandy beaches. The nature is versatile and provides all year round activities: horseback riding, sailing, even skiing in winter. And the cuisine is exquisite.