Best exotic islands in the Mediterranean Sea

Corsica is one of the best exotic islands in the Mediterranean Sea ... photo by CC user 124075341@N03 on Flickr

There are close to 200 islands dotting the Mediterranean Sea, each with its own unique character, cultures, landscapes and exotic places for you to experience and enjoy. Most now have decent, if not world-class, resorts to suite every taste and budget. If you’re after some exotic islands vacation time this summer, you can easily get a booking with any reputable travel agency.

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Call and inquire about their tour packages for the following exotic islands that come highly recommended by frequent travellers:

1. Sifnos, Greece. With its white-washed villages and quaint churches against the backdrop of the Aegean’s stunning blue waters, this tiny island captures the essence of Greek charm, a perfect place for those who want a temporary respite from the rat race.

2. Santorini, Greece. Just adjacent to Sifnos, it is an alternative for those who just can’t make do without the usual trappings of urban living. A volcanic island lined with white houses rising up the cliffs, it has world-class vacation resorts for those who wants a perfect place to relax and enjoy the perfect weather.

3. Formentera, Spain. A tiny island just south of Ibiza, one of its main attraction is the famed Migjorn beach, which curves around the south of the island, where you can snorkel off to Ses Platgetes, a string of tiny coves protected by pines, with boat shacks and places that serves the freshest fish straight from the grill.

4. Naxos, Greece. The island has the longest beaches in the Cyclades, with bright and white sand derived from marble or granite, that can be easily accessed from the nearby Kavos Hotel Naxos.

5. Corsica, France. Its dramatic landscape is an excellent reminder of the island’s volatile history. Ith has a beautiful coastline, mountainous landscape, mild climate. The local cuisine is splendid, and always made with fresh ingredients.

6. Caprera, Italy. It is a small island and nature reserve in the La Maddalena Archipelago off the coast of Sardinia. Its major attractions are its historic relics like Roman ships and the home of Giuseppe Garibaldi, one of the fathers of Italian independence. It has Isola Caprera, home to coves like the famous Cala Coticcio.

7. Sardinia, Italy. A resort island for the very wealthy, most hotels and resorts have their own private strands, fairways and helicopter pads. At the Costa Smeralda, you’ll find fabulous beaches, a romantic backdrop of granite peaks, bars and boutiques where all the top brands are available, and of course, the yachts for your private sailing pleasures.

8. Cavallo, France. A tiny island just off Corsica made of granite that has been dubbed the “New Mustique,” It has no cars, one hotel, a marina, two simple restaurants and 10 beaches. Most visitors use golf buggy to vacation in lavish private villas that are camouflaged by rock and maquis

9. Comino, Malta. Another tiny island measuring less than 1.5 square miles, its top attraction is the Blue Lagoon, an area with a unique topography that has created a protected natural swimming pool, complete with submerged caves and radiant blue waters.

10. French Riviera, France. A retreat for nature lovers, it is also frequents for its historical significance. Visitors can stay in one place, or they can explore the whole coast easily. Cannes there is famous because of the annual film festivals and the movie stars. Nice is also a favorite holiday destination of the aristocrats and the very rich.

If you love exploring the beautiful islands of the Mediterranean, do include these islands we’ve listed. You won’t regret it.

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