Mediterranean

  • Cyprus, home of the gods

    According to mythology, the coastal city of Paphos was the birthplace of Aphrodite, and references to the goddess of love and beauty abound on the island, so you'd be forgiven...

  • Top six luxury Mediterranean beach clubs

    This summer season has been the year of the beach club – with celebrities like Tamara Ecclestone, Kate Moss and the cast of TOWIE all having been seen sipping champagne...

  • Dive into the world's best scuba sites

    AzoresThe waters around this remote Portuguese archipelago way out in the Atlantic Ocean are home to an amazing underwater world. The nine small volcanic islands of the Azores are surrounded...

  • Natural Croatian gems

    There's no doubting the attractions of Croatia's Adriatic coastline, but inland lies a more private landscape waiting to be explored. Here nature reaches epic proportions in a wild secret interior...

  • The best of Ibiza

    Sensational sunsetsGlorious sunsets over the Med may be a common occurrence on Ibiza, but that doesn't make them any less breath-taking. As the sun begins to sink towards the horizon...

  • Cool and unusual Spanish hotels

    How do you fancy sleeping in a tree top? In a red stone fortress? Under the stars? In a converted cinema? Or in a traditional Bedouin haymah? These original hotels...

  • Stromboli: volcanic fire and passion

    Some say that without the scandal surrounding the extramarital affair between Roberto Rossellini and Ingrid Bergman during the filming of Stromboli, the film would have sunk into insignificance. There are...

  • Autumn is truffle-time in Istria

    Istria – the largest peninsula in the Adriatic – is said to be akin to Tuscany, and indeed there are plenty of similarities between the Italian region and the green...

  • Extreme Sailing comes to the Med

    Now in its fifth season, the Extreme Sailing Series is a unique concept: the vessels are Extreme 40 catamarans, all identical and capable of speeds over 70 kilometres an hour...

  • All night long: Notte Bianca in Malta

    With its wide range of tourist activities, historical monuments and pleasant climate, there are already plenty of reasons to visit the beautiful Mediterranean archipelago of Malta. If you're looking for...
  • Crete: where myth and history meet

    To discover Crete is to discover the foundations of our civilisation: the island is like a dream that has been dreamed down through the centuries and that promises to continue...
  • The sheer beauty of the French 'fjords'

    With its steep-walled inlets, known locally as calanques, the stretch of coastline between Marseilles and Cassis is one of the most rugged landscapes of the whole of the Mediterranean. The...
  • Portofino, the height of Italian chic

    The earth tones of rusty browns, oranges and terracotta of the simple facades curving round the fishing port could almost be mistaken for a medieval painting were it not for...
  • Enjoy a drink among Roman ruins

    Along the Costa Daurada – the golden coast – beach flags flutter, as blue as the sea itself, denoting water quality, environmental standards and safety. The quintessentially Mediterranean climate prompted...
  • Magical Mediterranean islands

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Zlatni Rat – the 'golden cape' – near Bol is probably Croatia's finest beach. The beautiful horn of pale sand juts into the sea, extending for nearly half...
  • The secrets of Santorini

    The Phoenicians knew it as Kalliste – “the beautiful” – even without the pretty whitewashed villages that now dot the island's dark volcanic cliffs, adding to its picturesque charm. The...
  • The southeastern tip of Spain

    You may experience a kind of deja vu as you roam around the rugged landscapes of Cabo de Gata-Nijar on the coast of Almeria in southern Spain. This is hardly...
  • The Amalfi Coast – leave your map behind

    Cliffs, vineyards and lemon groves, mansions that look out to the sparkling sea across the hilltops, and heart-stopping views at each twist in the road that weaves its way along...

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