The Mediterranean is a body of water between southern Europe and North Africa that is almost completely circled by land.
The countries and territories surrounding the Mediterranean Sea are Spain, France, Monaco, Italy, Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Albania, Greece, Turkey, Syria, Lebanon, Israel, Egypt, Libya, Tunisia, Algeria, and Morocco, Malta, Cyprus, the Gaza Strip, Gibraltar, Akrotiri and Dhekelia.
Because of its location the Mediterranean offers calm and gentles waters and warm temperatures year round. Many of the coastal cities of the Mediterranean are known as some of the most popular and loved vacation destinations in the world.
Although there are hundreds of vacation cities that one can visit on the Mediterranean, a few stand out as some of the most beautiful and special. Here are some of the most loved and visited vacation spots on the Mediterranean.
France – The French Riviera
All year round these southern French coastal cities that include St. Tropez, Cannes, and Nice are havens for the rich and famous. St. Tropez might be the most well-known high end beach resort in the world, Cannes it the site of the top film festival in the world attracting movie stars the world over and Nice is envied as a beautiful and natural food and beach paradise. Wherever you choose to stay you will find classic towns with lovely and natural settings and of course amazing French cuisine. Each of these are also beach towns so expect endless sun and of course the warm Mediterranean.
Spain – Majorca
This gorgeous Spanish island remains one of the most popular in the Mediterranean. It attracts throngs of tourists every week because of its fantastic beaches and vibrant nightlife. Majorca has been the home of lots of creative artists including Frédéric Chopin and Agatha Christie. The nature filled island also has many art galleries and small museums that showcase local artists and Spain’s culture.
Italy – Sardinia
Sardinia is the second largest island in the Mediterranean, with a long beautiful coastline filled with sandy beaches and small coves. The island has all varieties of water spots including sailing, kayaking, some of the best snorkeling and scuba in the Mediterranean. On land there is hiking, horseback riding, and during the winter you can find great places to ski. Because this is Italy you can expect great food and hospitality and always homey places to find some quiet time in between the numerous activities including a great nightlife.
Greece – Santorini
Greece has several beautiful islands that attract lots of tourists, but Santorini takes the prize as the loveliest. For thousands of years since the height of the Greek Empire, this volcanic island has hosted kings and other royalty and was thought of as home to many of the Greek Gods. One walk along the pristine beaches and view of the clear azure waters of Santorini and you will understand fully why Europeans come all year round to this paradise. Enjoy delicious Greek food at any of the small local restaurants here and step back in time while you make unforgettable memories.
Croatia – Dubrovnik
Often called one of the most beautiful cities in Eastern Europe, Dubrovnik has become one of the Mediterranean’s most talked about tourist destinations. The city is a mélange of modern elegance and old world charm and has many UNESCO protected areas because of its unique and important architecture. People come because there is so much to see and do in the city and the natural beauty just outside of it can be breathtaking. Every summer and fall there are music and other festivals that attract thousands and make the city come alive every night.
The best way to see these amazing Mediterranean hotspots and visit all the rest is with yacht charter holidays at Vyra. Having your own chartered yacht allows you to visit any place you like and to stay as long as you like. You can rent a yacht charter of any size with a full crew and even end your destination at a different port from the one you started. Call the company and book early to get the best selection of one of a kind yachts.