Best Destinations in the Mediterranean: 3 Amazing Vacation Spots
The Mediterranean is arguably the definitive catamaran playground, and its range of destinations offer a completely different feel and culture to closer-to-home hotspots like the Caribbean. With each country in the Med enjoying its own unique character, and the best destinations of the Mediterranean conveniently located next door to one another, you’ll love getting to know every one.
The French Riviera
For unmatched elegance, nothing beats the coastal resorts of Cannes, Saint-Tropez, and Monaco, all of which offer a rich selection of Michelin-Star restaurants, beautiful Belle Epoque architecture and designer boutiques. But the French Riviera is also home to unspoilt scenery; try the charming islands of the Lerins, off Cannes, or the Golden Islands near Hyeres, which boast some world-class dive sites.
Despite its distinctly Corsican culture, different from the mainland in everything from customs and cuisine to language and character, Corsica is actually part of France as well. This stunning island is famed for its wild landscapes and glorious beaches, many of which are situated between the port town of Porto-Vecchio and Bonifacio, an ancient fortress town built high atop white limestone cliffs, which is another must-see.
Another must-visit Italian destination, Sicily packed with elegant towns, dazzling beaches and archaeological ruins. Two groups of surrounding islands are also well worth a visit: the Aeolian archipelago of seven volcanic islands, and the Egadi Islands, a paradise of unrivalled beauty on Sicily’s western tip.