Europe has always been on my mind. The Mediterranean offers something that my own country doesn’t have. So I guess these islands would be added on my ballooning bucketlist of places to see and thing to do.
What greater way to get away from it all than to explore the islands of the Mediterranean? Europe boasts some of the most beautiful beaches in the world and there’s something to suit everyone and every taste, no matter which island you head to.
From the luxury of the quiet beaches of Almeria to the lively party hub of Ibiza; island hopping along the Mediterranean is a unique experience and one that you’ll never forget. Here’re our top suggestions of where to go.
Once known mainly for its selection of stunning, dry, hot beaches, these days the province of Almeria has plenty more to offer. The city of the same name is fast growing in popularity, but head down south if you want to experience the beauty of the volcanic Cabo de Gata natural park.
If you’d prefer a more relaxed and fun atmosphere then head to Mojacar. It has a family-friendly vibe, which makes it perfect for those travelling with children.
It’s surprising that more tourists travelling to Majorca don’t check out the fabulous destination of Palma, with its unique character and sophisticated atmosphere.
There are plenty of great shops as well as lots to see which is why the area has acquired the nick-name mini-Barcelona!
One of the top attractions to check out is the La Seu or Palma Cathedral, for non-Catalan speakers. There are plenty of boutique hotels dotted around the city too, if you feel like staying for a few nights of pure indulgence.
Ibiza is one of the most well-known of the Mediterranean islands, but if you think it’s all about clubbing then you’d be very much mistaken.
Honeymooners, families and food fans all flock to the quieter parts of the island each year, and there’s plenty of attractions to keep them entertained. It’s easy to find budget flights with Monarch to Ibiza, which is why many travellers make it their first port of call.
You can’t go on an island-hopping adventure without visiting Malta. Located right in the middle of the Mediterranean, the island experiences some of the nicest weather, all year round.
There’s plenty to see and do, with beautiful caves to explore and tranquil waters to dive. Alternatively, you could just laze around on the beach and soak up some Mediterranean sun – after all, it’s one of the region’s biggest attractions.
The destinations above all provide an ideal starting point to your island-hopping holiday. All offer easy access to other islands via connecting flights or boat trips. Remember to create an itinerary before you go so that you don’t miss any of the important highlights, attractions, or connections.