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The top ten most beautiful islands in Mediterranean

Updated on September 17, 2022
Santorini-volcanic island
Santorini-volcanic island

Heading for Santorini

Architecture, people, culture, beaches, scenery, nightlife ....... so we can continue indefinitely, but to convince you we offer you a tour of the Mediterranean most beautiful islands.

The jewel of the Cyclades. Capital Fira or Thira is one of the most beautiful locations throughout the Aegean peninsula. Hundreds of white houses are perched on the ridge of Caldera / ancient volcano captured by the sea. The beaches of Santorini are covered with dark sand due to its volcanic origin. Try to visit "the red beach" in Greek called: "Kokini Paralia", spectacular beach. Go to Pyrgos village where you will meet real local people: short, dark and wrinkled but very nice in nature. This island is popular with many churches from XV-XVII c. Climb to the Prophet Elijah monastery (XVIII century) on top of the eponymous mountain, which offers wonderful views over the island. If you stand on Perissa Beach and look at thee mountain you will be able to recognize a shape of an Indian warrior.


Come to Capri.

Opposite of the Bay of Naples, Capri for many years is a place for celebrities: Brigitte Bardot, Ava Gardner, Jackie Kanedi or Grace Kelly - they are a fraction of VIP persons, visited the island. Interesting attractions in Capri are: rocks Faralyoni, Blue Grotto, which opened in 1826, The villa of Tiberius - "Jupiter", the highest point of Capri - Monte Solar, from where we get a magnificent view over the island. In Anacapri is the church of San Michele, built in the eighteenth century.


The next destination is Mallorca.

The island of beauty. Its beaches, rocky capes and mountain landscapes make it one of the most beautiful Mediterranean islands. Luxury in every sense of the word, it's Puerto Portals, where celebrities give their meetings in chic restaurants and hotels. For lovers of architecture, the island offers thousands of possibilities, ranging from the famous Castle Belver, with its round shape and come to the cathedral of Santa Maria de Palma de Mallorca. Try to visit thalassotherapy (sea therapy) centers scattered throughout the island and enjoy the beneficial effects of seawater on the body.


Next stop is the island of Corfu.

Two days will be sufficient to explore the island and enjoy its beauty. This is a piece of paradise immersed in greenery, with pretty white houses and incredible calm beaches. We encourage you to walk to the palace Ahileon, one of the summer residences of "Sissi", the beautiful wife of Austrian Emperor Franz Josef, and also Old Fortress, arcades Liston, the Church of St Spyridon, dedicated to the patron saint of the city. The church keeps the relics of St. Spyridon.

The Durrells of Corfu
The Durrells of Corfu
The real story of the Durrells is as surprising and fascinating as anything in Gerry's books, and Michael Haag, with his first hand knowledge of the family, is the ideal narrator, drawing on diaries, letters and unpublished autobiographical fragments. The Durrells of Corfu describes the family's upbringing in India and the crisis that brought them to England and then Greece. It recalls the genuine characters they encountered on Corfu - Theodore the biologist, the taxi driver Spiro Halikiopoulos and the prisoner Kosti - as well as the visit of American writer Henry Miller.

Our journey continues to Ibiza.

White and blue - these are the colors of the island. White houses and blue water with clear Mediterranean sky. Many celebrities prefer Ibiza for their holidays and getaway. Sunsets on the island are incredible. Try to visit the famous Café del Mar and dive into the nightlife of the island.

Lonely Planet Pocket Ibiza 2 (Pocket Guide)
Lonely Planet Pocket Ibiza 2 (Pocket Guide)
Lonely Planet's Pocket Ibiza is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Go bar hopping in Sant Antoni de Portmany, explore Ibiza Town and catch the island sunset - all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Ibiza and begin your journey now!

The next island of Malta.

Crisp, clean and warm waters, blue skies, terraces covered with flowers, food, and beautiful villages - Mediterranean in their purest form. Lonely, quiet streets, wonderful place for walking and solitude. For lovers of diving, offer an incredible underwater discovering the Mediterranean seabed. I will mention the temple of the goddess Venus - a charming place for hundreds of tourists.

Lonely Planet Malta & Gozo 7 (Travel Guide)
Lonely Planet Malta & Gozo 7 (Travel Guide)
Lonely Planet's Malta & Gozo is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Wander prehistoric temples, fossil-studded cliffs and hidden coves; explore an underwater world with a scuba diving or snorkelling trip; and discover a history of remarkable intensity. All with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Malta & Gozo and begin your journey now!

Here comes Mykonos.

The most cosmopolitan island. Trademark is its whitewashed houses, windmills, Petros the pelican, and the fact that the island never sleeps. Desired meeting place for the DJ's from around the world. Clubs are always full. We encourage you to walk down the city and get lost in the narrow winding streets, to admire their picturesque houses whose balconies are overwhelmed with flowers. Beaches are favorite place for all visitors to Mykonos - crystal clear waters and white sand make you relax and enjoy the whisper of the Mediterranean.

Fodor's Essential Greece: with the Best Islands (Full-color Travel Guide)
Fodor's Essential Greece: with the Best Islands (Full-color Travel Guide)
Written by local experts, Fodor's travel guides have been offering advice and professionally vetted recommendations for all tastes and budgets for 80 years. Greece is the ultimate Mediterranean getaway. Impossibly blue seas, gorgeous beaches, whitewashed alleyways draped in pink bougainvillea, blue-domed Greek Orthodox churches, picturesque villages, and famous historical sites have lured visitors to this ancient civilization on the Aegean for thousands of years. Bursting with beautiful full-color photos, Fodor's Essential Greece provides expert insider advice on everything from the best beaches in Crete to the best archaeological sites on Corfu. Also included is full coverage of the big-city wonders of Athens, the primary gateway for travelers to Greece.

Next stop is Cyprus.

Cyprus, culture and natural legends island. They call it the island of beauty and love, and for good reason - it give us the Greek myths for goddess Aphrodite. Besides Greek, here there are many Turkish myths. Let yourself be tempted by luxury hotels, beautiful beaches with fine white sand and many Byzantine churches nestled in the heart of Cyprus.


Island of Sicily.

This is the largest island in the Mediterranean and is one of the most visited. Culture, cuisine and people are the main attractions. At all costs, visit the capital Palermo and the beautiful peninsula Ortiga, Agrigento, whose valleys are filled with many Greek castles, and of course the beaches of Tsefalu. You can do a night walk to the crater of Mount Etna.


Visit island of Crete.

In Greek mythology, Crete is the subject of many legends, such as the labyrinth of the Minotaur and the flight of Icarus and Daedalus. Aside from legends, Crete has a great heritage. Visit the Palace of Knossos - the biggest and most impressive monument of the Minoan civilization, its alleged political and ceremonial center, mandatory for any self-respecting traveler.

The Island
The Island
The Petrakis family lives in the small Greek seaside village of Plaka. Just off the coast is the tiny island of Spinalonga, where the nation's leper colony once was located—a place that has haunted four generations of Petrakis women. There's Eleni, ripped from her husband and two young daughters and sent to Spinalonga in 1939, and her daughters Maria, finding joy in the everyday as she dutifully cares for her father, and Anna, a wild child hungry for passion and a life anywhere but Plaka. And finally there's Alexis, Eleni's great-granddaughter, visiting modern-day Greece to unlock her family's past. A richly enchanting novel of lives and loves unfolding against the backdrop of the Mediterranean during World War II, The Island is an enthralling story of dreams and desires, of secrets desperately hidden, and of leprosy's touch on an unforgettable family.

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