The Mediterranean

Our latest travel news, reports and photos on the Mediterranean

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...

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...

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...

Casa del Mar: shades of blue on Corsica's southern coast

Extensive gardens, a private beach, a back drop of mountains... the setting is perfect for this unusual hotel with its minimalist architecture and sleek elegance. The clear bright light of...

Magical Mediterranean islands

Brac (Croatia) 
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 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...

Sailing off the coast of Croatia

Once it was rebuilt after the conflict in the former Yugoslavia, Dubrovnik became one of the most popular destinations around the Mediterranean. No doubt its cobblestone streets, lined with whole...

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...

Rhodes: simply colossal

"In Rhodes the days drop as softly as fruit from trees" is the marvellously evocative phrase from Lawrence Durrell's Reflections on a Marine Venus, his memoir of the two years...

Plitvice, a watery paradise in Croatia

In recent years, Croatia has changed from a relative unknown to one of the trendiest destinations in Europe. To a great extent this is due to the country's rocky littoral...

Capri: a luxury resort since Roman times

Back in classical times, the Emperor Augustus described it as the island of dolce far niente – the expression that captures so well the Italian understanding of 'the sweetness of...

Sardinian chic on the Costa Smeralda

The transformation of this wild, practically uninhabited, stretch of Sardinia's northeastern littoral began back in the Sixties, when it was 'discovered' by the Aga Khan. Together with a group of...



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