The Mediterranean is a popular destination for vacations in the sun thanks to its great climate and wide variety of things to see and do across many different countries. So where are the best locations to head to for a fun-filled beach vacation? There are many places to go in this beautiful part of the world.
Here are five recommendations to provide inspiration for your next beach vacation in the Mediterranean sea:
Spain is the British favorite when it comes to beach vacations. The south coast of the mainland is something of a haven for pleasure seeking holidaymakers, particularly locations along the Costa del Sol and the Costa Blanca like Torremolinos, Malaga and Marbella. The Spanish islands are also worth checking out when it comes to beach vacations. The two main ones are the Canary Islands and the Balearic Islands, with both offering a similar mixture of sun, sea and sand to mainland Spain, along with a host of cultural and natural attractions unique to each island.
Greece’s ancient history, warm climate and stunning natural scenery make for the perfect destination for a vacation in the sun. If you want to stay on the mainland, just a few of the locations you might want to consider include Halkidiki and Kalamata, from which various beach resorts can easily be reached. Like Spain, Greece has many islands that rival the mainland in terms of beach vacation fun. Popular options include Crete, Rhodes, Corfu and Kos, as well as several smaller islands that offer sun drenched breaks in relatively secluded, unspoiled settings.
Turkey’s Mediterranean coast attracts crowds of travelers every year eager to soak up the sun and enjoy the country’s unique east meets west culture on their beach vacations. Bodrum, Antalya and Marmaris are all popular destinations for Turkish fun in the sun.
Cyprus is a large island boasting something for everyone – whether you want a party-filled beach vacation or something a bit more family friendly, you can find it here. Some popular destinations include Paphos and Limassol in the west and Larnaca and Ayia Napa to the east. Mountain ranges, historic monuments and fine wineries all offer great entertainment for day trips when you need a break from the beach for a while.
Like its neighbor Spain, Portugal has plenty to offer travelers looking for beach vacations that combine sun soaked beaches with a terrific culture and equally great cuisine. The Algarve coast is a particularly attractive destination for holidays in the sun thanks to its beautiful beaches and wonderfully clear blue waters. There’s plenty of golf to be played here which makes it a great location for fans of the sport.