Sun-kissed islands. Ancient history. Natural drama. Incredibly warm hospitality. Simply put, the Mediterranean has it all. The endless sunshine and cashmere-soft beaches may get all the travel headlines but Mediterranean holidays are so much more than that.
The Mediterranean is where the cradle of western civilisation was born and a rich melting pot of culture has been left behind across both Greece and Italy, a legacy that is easily discovered in the ruins, villages and towns that remain today. Beyond the history, fine food and drink, wild landscapes and super-friendly locals are ready and waiting to welcome you to this emblematic region of Europe. After all that, there is certainly no shortage of beautiful beaches to kick back and relax on while on a holiday in the Mediterranean and there are plenty that still remain undiscovered. You just have to know where to look.
Where to Go in the Mediterranean
That's a great question! The Mediterranean is home to many gorgeous islands, all of which offer something a little different to the next. If you're after natural drama and fine food, we'd recommend Santorini. For beautiful beaches and a cool and contemporary atmosphere pick Mykonos and if you fancy a little bit of everything, choose Crete.
The main holiday season for the Mediterranean season typically runs from May to October, with its peak coming during the summer months of June, July and August. In truth, anytime during this period is excellent for visiting the Mediterranean but for fewer crowds with still the same amount of great weather, the 'secret months' of May and September are brilliant choices.
There are too many to count! It's thought there are well over 3,000 islands spread across the entire Mediterranean Sea, as well as many more islets.
There are many fine beaches spread across lots of Mediterranean islands. For golden sands, Crete is a wonderful choice but Mykonos has beaches that are a little closer to those you'll find in the Maldives, sugar-white in colour and powder-soft.
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