We have chosen a handful of places around that Mare Nostrum that we like so much for the next holidays that are looming. Beaches paradise, picturesque ports, cities plagued by history, archaeological sites ... is all that we are going to find on the shores of an infinite blue sea, red sunsets and green horizons. This is Best places to visit in the Mediterranean Flavors
9 Best Destinations with Mediterranean Flavors for this Summer
1. SLOVENIA, PIRAN
A sea language overlooking the Adriatic and one of the best preserved medieval hulls in Europe to walk and be surprised. There is nothing better than having dinner on one of the terraces of its restaurants located at the edge of the sea contemplating its sunsets.
ANOTHER NECESSARY: Approach Portoroz, the most luxurious and exclusive marina in the country; The medieval castle of Predjama, very close to Piran and built in the mouth of a cave; And the spectacular Skocjan caves declared a World Heritage Site.
Cliffs of singular beauty, fortified villages and a rich gastronomy is what awaits us in this archipelago. In the image, Valetta, a World Heritage City, completely fortified with its 16th century walls and where to get lost in its streets is a delight.
ANOTHER POINTS: to approach the island of Gozo full of deserted coves, vertigo cliffs, turquoise bays and a natural environment of intact beauty; Dive in the Blue Lagoon between the islands of Comino and Cominotto with its rich reefs.
3. SPAIN, COSTA BRAVA
One of the most beautiful areas of our Mediterranean coast, 214 kilometers from the coast of Girona stretching between Portbou and Blanes, where to get lost among wonderful coves, medieval villages, natural parks and an artistic triangle cradle of the great Dalí that form Port Lligat ( In the image), Púbol and Figueres, essential to understand one of our greatest geniuses.
OTHER ESSENTIAL: there are so many that it is hard to summarize: the natural parks of Cap de Creus and Aiguamolls de l'Empordà; Cadaqués; The ruins of Empùries; The medieval villages of Pals, Paratallada and Monells; The beaches and coves of Begur and Tossa de Mar.
4. GREECE, CRETE
An island where history and legend intersect, with spectacular archaeological sites such as Knossos (in the picture), cradle of the Minoan civilization, dream beaches and a rich Mediterranean gastronomy, which makes it an idyllic place for a holiday. The palace of Knossos is a fabulous and perfectly preserved place where Theseus, aided by the thread of Ariadne, went through the labyrinth and defeated the furious minotaur, half man, half bull.
OTHER ESSENTIAL: Her capital, Heraklion; Milatos where you breathe the authentic Greek essence; The bustling village of Agios Nikolaus; Vai beach with turquoise blue waters and white sand; The delightful ruins of the city-palace of Festos
5. MONTENEGRO, KOTOR
The bay of Kotor impresses with its beauty. A cliff-lined, steep coastline that hides many secrets, such as the beaches of Ulcinij or the city of Kotor, declared World Heritage, with an old town that is a journey to the Middle Ages, and the village of Perast, In the picture, a little baroque jewel in Unesco's list with beautiful 17th century buildings and interesting churches to visit.
ANOTHER POINTS: Take a boat in the village of Perast and head to the two curious islands that decorate the bay: Gospa od Skrpjela, with a beautiful church and Sveti Djordje.
6. SPAIN, MENORCA
All are wonders on this quiet island, perfect Mediterranean paradise for lovers of nature, culture, endless sunsets and outdoor sports. Its coves are the real stars, from Macarella to Macarelleta, Son Bou, Galdana, Mitjana, Sa Mesquida or Cala Turqueta some of the essential.
OTHER IMPRESCINDIBLES: the Natural Park of S'Albufera Des Grau; The necropolis of Cala Morell; The port of Fornells famous for the practice of nautical sports; A horse ride on the Camí de Cavalls or taste the products of the land such as sobrasada or cheeses and sausages and buy some sandals from Menorca, a symbol of the place.
7. ITALY, PORTOFINO
Between the mountain and the sea is hidden this perfect and exclusive place of vacation chosen by artists, politicians, aristocrats and lovers of the good life. It is also a coquettish seaside villa encased in a small starter that thanks to its geographical location that has prevented it from growing keeps its essence intact. Full of exclusive boutiques, select restaurants and hotels full of charm is a place to indulge yourself.
OTHER MANDATORY: a walk to the lighthouse; Visit the abbey of San Fructuoso; Rent a boat and anchor its most inaccessible coves; Visit the small village of Canogli.
8. FRANCE, CORSICA
More than two hundred kilometers of white sand beaches, many of them virgin, crystal clear water and intense green nature thanks to its pine forests dotted with emerald lakes. This is the island where time passes slowly, proudly the birthplace of Napoléon.
OTHER MANDATORY: the mythical beach of Calví, one of the most beautiful in Europe; Porto Vecchio, a charming fortified town; The picturesque village of Bonifacio; The city of Ajaccio, where Napoleon was born with numerous streets and buildings reminiscent of its history.
9. ITALY, POSITANO
The Amalfi Coast is one of the most beautiful of the Mediterranean, with a rosary of small villages perched on the rock like Positano, in the image, with its houses in pastel shades that distil the aroma of dolce vita.
ANOTHER NECESSARY: Ravello and Amalfi, the other two jewels of the Amalfi Coast; Travel in part in part the Strada 163, about thirty miles that are a pleasure at the wheel especially if it is made from a convertible.