Top 10 Wonders of the Mediterranean World

The Mediterranean Sea has witnessed thousands of years of tumultuous historic events. People have been building one of the oldest and most versatile cultures in the region. Today it boasts natural treasures, fishing villages, amazing islands and historic sites that attract millions of visitors every year. Check out our choices of the week.

10. Collioure, France

Found in the Pyrénées-Orientales, the commune has been a source of inspiration for such artists as
Henri Matisse, André Derain, Picasso and Braque. It is famous for its beautiful skyline, anchovies, wine and numerous art galleries.

Why to go there?

A beautiful retreat for a slow paced holiday. Indulge in the local cuisine, wander the streets and relax on a beach.

Collioure-Photo by Neo World

Photo by Neo World

Collioure

Photo by the Unknown

Collioure-Photo by Sake Van Pelt

Photo by Sake Van Pelt

9. Tellaro, Italy

A small ancient fishing village in Liguaria has been attracted artists for centuries. Its colorful houses lined up on the coast, the boats resting on the shore and steep cliffs have earned Tellaro a name of being of the most beautiful villages in Italy.

Why to go there?

In spring and summer the streets burst with lush greenery and colorful flowers here. It is relatively undiscovered by the tourists, so you will find an exhilarating town free of crowds.

Tellaro-Photo by Jan Sieminski

Photo by Jan Sieminski

Tellaro-Photo by giorgio morganti

Photo by giorgio morganti

Tellaro beautiful ancient village which is located on the Ligurian coast photographed at Blue Hour

Photo by Russo Francesco

8. Kotor, Montenegro

The tourism is growing in Montenegro, whose coast is dotted with pristine sandy beaches. Moreover it boasts great town, packed with historic landmarks and luxurious hotels. Kotor is being protected by UNESCO and is one of the best holiday destinations in the country.

Why to go there?

Mild climate, historic heritage and staggering natural landscape make it a desirable spot by the vacationers.

Kotor-Photo by Marko Praprotnik

Photo by Marko Praprotnik

7. Mallorca, Spain

One of the most popular Spanish holiday destinations. Not only it boasts hundreds of hotels, clubs and entertainment, but unspoiled wonderful nature as well. The mountain range of the Serra de Tramuntana is registered as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Why to go there?

A perfect blend of pristine nature, sandy beaches, crystal clear water and vibrant towns, offering all sorts of entertainment.

Mallorca-Photo by Ana Tramont

Photo by Ana Tramont

Mallorca-Photo by Ichrpi

Photo by Ichrpi

Mallorca-Photo by Son Vida Golf

Photo by Son Vida Golf

6. Cinque Terre, Italy

Five wonderful gems are found lined up on the Italian Riviera. Towns of Monterosso, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola and Riomaggiore are connected by the Path of Love. Visiting these truly provide a very romantic weekend.

Why to go there?

Hide away from the world in any town of the five. They will provide an accommodation, great views and restaurants that offer freshly caught seafood.

Cinque-Photo by Jim Harmer

Photo by Jim Harmer

Cinque-Photo by fabzscardigli

Photo by fabzscardigli

5. Corsica, France

The historic island boasts a dramatic shoreline, versatile history and culture, which reflects all that Corsica has to offer. The tourists are attracted here therefore for numerous reasons – mild climate allows to explore the nature, while cultural attractions will give a glimpse to the islands past.

Why to go there?

The local cuisine is another big thing here – it is a mix of various blends and meticulously prepared fresh ingredients.

Corsica-Photo by Andrea Varetto

Photo by Andrea Varetto

Corsica-Photo by Jakub Dolezal

Photo by Jakub Dolezal

Corsica-Photo by Maria Sedova

Photo by Maria Sedova

4. Santorini, Greece

We cannot express enough our appreciation of this pristine island. The dazzling white houses ascending the hill and overlooking the deep blue sea seem to be signature feature of the island. Moreover, a lot of luxurious resorts are founded in this place, that provide the world-class service and accommodation.

Why to go there?

The most famous holiday destination in Greece, Santorini intrigues with its mild weather, great views and relaxed pace.

Santorini-Photo by Chao Wang

Photo by Chao Wang

Santorini-Photo by Mike Lewis

Photo by Mike Lewis

3. Cadiz, Spain

Another relatively undiscovered jewel of Andalucia, Cadiz is one of the most beautiful coastal towns in the Mediterranean region. It is situated on a narrow strip, surrounded by the sea. Its well preserved historic heritage is evident in the stunning architecture, embedded in the dramatic natural surroundings.

Why to go there?

Explore the architecture via a web of narrow streets. Also discover the very unique cuisine, which is rich with different flavors and fresh ingredients.

Cadiz-Photo by Cadiz Turismo

Photo by Cadiz Turismo

Cadiz-Photo by Cruiseline

Photo by Cruiseline

Cadiz-Photo by Cadiz Turismo2

Photo by Cadiz Turismo

2. The Azure Window, Malta

The natural wonder is found on the Maltese island of Gozo. The limestone arch is the most popular tourist destination in Gozo. The area where it is found is also a favorite spot among the bather and scuba divers.

Why to go there?

Witness this spectacular natural wonder on the island of Gozo, which boasts an abundance of beaches and attracts the sun worshippers from around.

Azure-Photo by Tolis Flioukas

Photo by Tolis Flioukas

Azure

Photo by the Unknown

Azure-Photo by Horn Blower Boat

Photo by Horn Blower Boat

1. Cyprus

The island country is a major tourist destination in the region. Its economy is known to be one of the best and provides commonwealth for its people. The cities are postcard-pretty with the original Mediterranean aura to them, while the coastline is peppered with the stunning beaches.

Why to go there?

A great holiday destination, providing amazing beaches, facilities, accommodation as well as cultural events, venues and all kinds of entertainment.

Cyprus-Photo by Giannos Menelaou

Photo by Giannos Menelaou

Cyprus-Photo by Chris Car Hire

Photo by Chris Car Hire

Cyprus-Photo by North Cyprus

Photo by North Cyprus

Source : Places to see in your Lifetime.

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