Mediterranean Islands in Europe which is a must visit
Is it the sea, the strange sense of security, or just that wonderful feeling of escaping from life on the mainland that makes an island break so special? Whatever the exact chemistry, islands make brilliant holiday destinations, and nowhere more so than in the Mediterranean in summer. With the help of our experts, we've created the definitive list for this summer.
The Mediterranean, or the Med as it’s often abbreviated, defines a group of twenty-one countries. Each country is unique and has its own distinct culture. With so many different destinations to choose from, it’s not easy deciding which is the perfect one for your getaway break. The tourists make a beeline to the rivieras in the summer season to sample the Mediterranean Sun, sand, and sea. That said, the best places where one can sample the best of what the Mediterranean Sea has to offer are the Mediterranean islands.
Some of the best Mediterranean islands which one can visit are -
Santorini (Greece) – This volcanic island is world-famous for its black sand beaches, white houses, blue domes, bazaars, blue sea, etc. It is a place where you can sample some of the best seafood that the Aegean (a sea part of the Mediterranean region) can offer. The ambiance of Santorini island is unmatchable. Tourists make it a point to observe the sunset from Santorini, a vision that one can never forget.
Mykonos (Greece) – This island, also a part of the Cyclades Archipelago like Santorini is famous for its azure blue sea and sandy beaches. The seaside restaurants serving cuisine, which includes seafood fresh from the sea is another attraction. Tourists in their bathing suits, either swimming or sunbathing, is a common sight on the beaches of Mykonos. In the evening, the dance clubs are a popular attraction for the visitors as Mykonos is one of the hubs of Electronic Dance Music.
Ibiza (Spain) – A part of the Balearic Islands, Ibiza is famous for its nightlife. That said, there are numerous activities in Ibiza like scuba diving, snorkeling, kayaking, jet boating, etc., for the adventurous streak. Those who wish to indulge in cultural tourism can also check out the archaeological sites of Sa Caleta and Puig des Molins. The Renaissance-era fortified upper town of Ibiza, also known as Alto Vila, is worth visiting. Ibiza has often been considered a victim of its image as a party destination but the reality is that parts of Ibiza are also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. So, when here, you are assured to get a sample of a bit of the modern world, the neo-modern world, and also the early modern world.
Sardinia (Italy) – This large island is surrounded by azure blue seas and sandy beaches. It also consists of historical towns and archaeological sites and is a traveler's delight. In comparison to other islands in the Mediterranean, this island offers options like trekking, in the hinterland as well. The main town of Cagliari is a place popular for shopping on the island. The famous beaches on the island include Chia Beach, Costa Esmerelda, Lu Impostu, etc. The cuisine of Sardinia, to which fresh seafood and wine are integral, is a must-have when visiting the island.
These are just four of the many more islands which can be found in the Mediterranean region which offer simply magical experiences. Consult a travel expert so that they can help you with the destination you would like to visit. So, do not think twice. Start preparing for a trip that you would remember for a lifetime!