The Mediterranean

Our latest travel news, reports and photos on the Mediterranean

Dive into the world's best scuba sites

Azores The 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 by waters...

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 appeal to the deepest emotions, the sense...

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...

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 inland stretches...

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, and the eleven teams include...

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 for centuries to come....

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 spectacular,...

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 the mega-yachts that bring...

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 Corsica floods...

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...

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 a mile, and is...

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 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 surprising, as it has featured in TV series,...

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 the Amalfi Coast: La Strada...

Luxury on the high seas

When you hear the word 'cruise' perhaps you picture a kind of floating package tour aboard a vast and impersonal ship where thousands of passengers occupy identikit cabins in a kind of multi-storey floating...

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 neighbourhoods...



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