The warm sand of the beach with a view of the serene sea is the perfect formula for a refreshing vacation. With a relaxing hotel and some site seeing this can be your dream vacation. Luckily, there are a number of Mediterranean Coastal cities that not just have serene and scenic beaches, but also have beautiful and historic places to visit. We have listed seven such coastal areas that you can add to your must visit vacation list.
1 Santorini, Greece
Santorini is top on the list purely because it is one of the most beautiful cities in the world and a highly sought after getaway in Greece. The island is lined up with white houses which look beautiful against the serene blue water of the Aegean sea. Santorini is the freshest volcanic land along the east Mediterranean area. It is also a gastronomical gem. Make sure you try the healthy Greek salad, and other traditional items like cherry tomatoes, fresh goat cheese and olive oil when visiting here.
2 Amalfi Coast, Italy
UNESCO has deemed this coast as one of the best examples of the Mediterranean landscape and a world heritage site. It is a vast and picturesque coastline with mountains plunging into the sea. Beautiful hotels and houses are landscaped along the mountain side cascading into the sea. The colorful houses and the steep streets make it a photo worthy city. You can take a road trip along the coast, go on a cruise, or go for a cultural walk along the cities of this beautiful coastline.
3 Costa Brava, Spain
Costa Brava is a rough coast or a rugged coastline of Spain. It connects with the French border. It is popular for its package holidays. It's lovely beaches, hiking paths and rocky coves make it a perfect holiday destination. The warm Mediterranean weather pulls the crowd throughout the year. You can walk the cobbled street of Girona, visit the Villa Vella which takes up an entire cape, or spend your time in the Theatre Museum which showcases the work of Salvador Dali. And, if you are an adrenaline junkie then there are a number of water sports here for you to try.
4 Dubronvik , Croatia
If you're a 'Game of Thrones' fan then you should definitely visit Dubronvik in Croatia, now famously known as, the King’s landing. You will fall in love with its medieval walled city. The cobbled walls loop the entire city and offer spectacular views. Visit the Lovrijenac Fortress which is also a famour 'Game of Thrones' location with a great view overlooking the city. You can also get on the cable cars that offer a bird's eye view of the entire city.
5 Fethiye, Turkey
Fethiye is a beautiful coastal city off the turquoise coast of Turkey. It has a beautiful view of the coastline. The Gulf of Fethiye has an archipelago of 12 islands with a stunning background of snowcapped mountains. You can book a tour of all the islands on a gullet, that is a wooden Turkish boat. You can also go on hiking trails in the mountains.
6 Valletta, Malta
Valetta is the beautiful capital city of Malta. It is a harbor city embellished with 16th Century architecture. It has a grand harbor and organizes some beautiful sea cruises. You can visit the museums of Valetta and enjoy the view of the Grand Harbor from the upper Barakka garden. You can also enjoy a tour of the Game of Thrones shooting locations. The city has a rich cultural history and walking down the streets will certainly bring you close to it.
7 Chania, Greece
Located in the Mediterranean Sea, Chania is a beautiful city of Crete. This Greek city is known for its Venetian harbor. Much of the city is clustered close to the harbor. It is the perfect vacation place lined with old buildings, churches, museums and local craft shops. The island also has some beautiful picturesque beaches where you can spend your day and visit the Archeological Museum and the Typographical Museum. You also have a number of cafes that serve the local food. The Samaria Gorge is also a beautiful place for a stroll.