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The most beautiful places in the Mediterranean

Can there be anything better than sitting down to look at the sea from a dream place? In this article we visit some of the most beautiful places in the Mediterranean, perfect places to relax and enjoy on the shores of the Mare Nostrum. Don’t hesitate, add them to your to-do list. They are one more beautiful than the other!

The most beautiful places in the Mediterranean: beauty and history

Perhaps you are already organizing your next vacation, you are looking for a place to disconnect a little before the end of the year holidays or you are thinking of a tour along the beautiful Mediterranean. In any case, we recommend that you take a look at our list, any of these places has a lot to offer you.

1. Malt

We start with a destination to be “within” the Mediterranean. The Republic of Malta is located between southern Italy and northern Libya. The archipelago is made up of 11 islands, the most important being Comino, Gozo and Malta.

The country has three World Heritage Sites: the Hal Saflieni Hypogeum, the Megalithic Temples and the ancient city of Valletta. And, in addition, it has fantastic beaches and charming towns.

2. Minorca, Spain

We continue our tour of the most beautiful places in the Mediterranean on another island, but closer to the Spanish coast. The second largest of the Balearic Islands has a pleasant climate with an average temperature of 21°C. Ideal to enjoy its spectacular coves at any time.

On this beautiful island you can visit outstanding megalithic sites. Also places as interesting as the remains of the fortress of Mount Santa Águeda; the citadel, with the cathedral-basilica, and the sanctuary of the Virgen del Monte Toro.

3. Crete, Greece

It is the largest Greek island and until the 20th century it was called “Candia”. Illustrious personalities such as El Greco or Alexander V of Pisa lived here. It also has fabulous beaches along its thousand kilometers of coastline.

Crete is the cradle of the Minoan civilization, so you can visit countless remains, among which the palace of Knossos stands out. Also worth visiting are the Chania Cathedral, the Archaeological Museum and the Toplou Monastery.

4. Sidi Bou Said, Tunisia

This coastal town is another of the most beautiful places in the Mediterranean. Located 20 kilometers from the capital, it is a picturesque destination due to its ceramic artisan fairs.

The most common colors here are white and blue, and one of the main plans is to enjoy a coffee looking at the sea while the breeze caresses our faces. Also, you can visit its three main attractions: the Baron Erlanger Palace, the Zaouia mosque and the Dar el-Annabi museum.

5. Portofino, Italy

This city belongs to the province of Genoa, in the region of Liguria, in the northwest of the country. In addition to spending hours looking at the Mediterranean, here you can visit the Brown Castle (from the 16th century), the Museo del Parco, the churches of San Martín and San Jorge and the oratory of Santa María Assunta.

 

“A journey is a new life, with a birth, a growth and a death, that is offered to us inside the other. Let’s take advantage of it.”

-Paul Morand-

6. Nice, France

If we go along the entire coast from Genoa and cross the border with France, a few kilometers away we find Nice, one of the tourist centers of the so-called Costa Azul. Another of the most beautiful places in the Mediterranean.

Within its heritage we can highlight the Paseo de los Ingleses (1822), the Mont Alban fortress, the Bellet castle, the Matisse Museum, the Garibaldi Square and the Sainte-Réparate Cathedral.

7. Positano, Italy

This commune in the Campania region, 40 kilometers from Naples is one of the main destinations of the Amalfi Coast. It was one of the most prominent ports in the Middle Ages in Italy.

This beautiful town “hanging” on the rock will leave you speechless. In addition, very close to Positano you can visit Ravello and Amalfi, other must-sees facing the Mediterranean.

8. Corsica, France

It is one of the French overseas territories and its capital is Ajaccio. Related to pirates and Napoleon, Corsica has incredible landscapes and beautiful beaches of fine sand and crystal clear waters.

During your stay here (we recommend a couple of days) you can get to know the city of Bastia and the Nebbio region. Other attractions are the Ile Rousse, the city of Calvi, Castagniccia, the Restonica valley, the Santa Regina scala road, the Serena and Verde coasts and the Gulf of Porto.

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