The Mediterranean

Our latest travel news, reports and photos on the Mediterranean

  • 21 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...

  • 22 The glamour of the Cote d'Azur
    Before Brigitte Bardot became Saint Tropez's most famous resident, the French Riviera had long been a haven for artists, writers and other bohemians. Then the fashion icon put the little...

  • 23 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...

  • 24 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...

  • 25 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...

  • 26 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...

  • 27 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...

  • 28 Bodrum: where the Aegean meets the Med
    Homer described Ionia – as the Ancient Greeks knew this stretch of the beautiful Aegean littoral with its pristine beaches and crystal waters – as “a land of eternal blues”...

  • 29 Tipaza, home of the gods
    This beautiful city by the sea, with its sandy beach and clear skies, was beloved by the philosopher Albert Camus. Close to the cliffs stands a headstone where it's just...

  • 30 Kotor, the best kept secret in Montenegro
    After a major earthquake hit the Montenegrin coast in 1979, causing great damage to the Old Town of Kotor, the city was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List, which...

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    Corsica: the Med's greenest island

    A land that has been conquered and reconquered time and again, Corsica is a dream setting for nature lovers, sports fans and history buffs. Its coastline – totalling over a...

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    Make your own road movie in Sicily

    Sicily, where the people and culture are perhaps even more visceral and explosive than the volcanic geography, offers a host of delights if you are up for powerful experiences. Most...



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