30 of the Best Islands in the Mediterranean to Visit in Summer

Do you know why it’s so difficult to make a decent list of the best islands in the Mediterranean sea? Because there are more than 3,000 of them! Though some are uninhabited and others are usually visited as a day trip, there are still hundreds of islands that deserve a proper trip.

Whether you have 4-5 days or a few summer weeks, you can definitely make the most of your Mediterranean destination and enjoy every aspect, from local food and historical landmarks to tranquil beaches and sleepy fishing villages.

I honestly feel like picking just a few places and calling them ‘the best’ is doing an injustice to many other stunning destinations, but if you want a taste of what the Mediterranean has to offer, here are 30 visit-worthy islands.

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Summer travel destinations: 30 best islands in the Mediterranean for those looking for beautiful islands in Europe


30 OF THE BEST ISLANDS IN THE MEDITERRANEAN TO INSPIRE YOUR NEXT TRIP

MALTA

Malta is a culturally fascinating, picture-perfect island that offers a fantastic mix of beaches and natural pools, historic cities, archeological sites, and sweet villages. Easily reachable by international flights, you can spend anything between a long weekend in Malta to two full weeks.

Start by visiting the capital, Valletta, a UNESCO city that was founded by the Knights Hospitaller. It is packed with landmarks like the Grandmaster’s Palace, Royal Opera House, and St John’s Co-Cathedral, and you’ll love strolling through its enchanting streets adorned with colorful Maltese balconies.

From Valletta, it’s easy to explore the rest of the island by public transport. From the mesmerizing Blue Grotto and Riviera Beach to the historic city of Mdina and the village of Marsaxlokk, every spot is only one bus ride away.

If you have some extra time, take day trips to the islands of Gozo and Comino, which you can read about in this post.

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CRETE (GREECE)

As the largest Greek island, it’s not surprising that there’s so much to do in Crete. Beyond its dreamy 1046-km coastline (650 miles), you’ll fall in love with its cities and villages, archeological sites, and natural spaces.

Each of its four regions is worth visiting, so good luck with choosing which places to include on your Crete itinerary.

In western Crete, you’ll find the stunning city of Chania, the dreamy Elafonissi Beach, Balos Lagoon, charming inland villages, and the White Mountains Protected Forest (as well as many other beautiful spots to visit).

Crete’s central regions are also home to gorgeous places, including the city of Rethymno, the town of Matala, Preveli Beach, the village of Archanes, and the Palace of Knossos.

Last but not least, in eastern Crete, you cannot miss a day trip to Spinalonga island, a visit to the village of Kritsa, a drive through the Lasithi Plateau, and some laid-back time on Vai Beach.

Crete
Crete

MENORCA (SPAIN)

The second-largest Balearic island sometimes gets overlooked by non-Spaniards because of its two famous siblings, Mallorca and Ibiza, which is a fantastic reason to add it to your Mediterranean and Spain bucket lists.

One of the best places to visit in Menorca is the town of Ciutadella de Menorca. Stroll around the port, visit the nearby unique Lithica Quarry of s’Hostal, and watch the sunset near Castell de Sant Nicolau.

Next, take some easy hikes in the Parc Natural de s’Albufera des Grau, follow the route of the lighthouses, or visit inland villages like Es Mercadel and Alaior. When you need some time in the sun, head to the island’s paradise beaches, including Cala Macarelleta, Cala Turqueta, and Cala Cavalleria.

You can get to Menorca by taking a flight (international or domestic from Barcelona or Madrid) or by ferry from Barcelona or Mallorca.

Best Mediterranean islands - Menorca
Menorca by JR Harris from Unsplash

SARDINIA (ITALY)

By Rachel from Average Lives

Sardinia is a magical island in the middle of the Mediterranean that is full of raw natural beauty. Sardinia is famous for its dreamy and secluded beaches, but there is more to see.

You should start your journey in the capital city Cagliari. Visit the Castello Quarter and Bastione, and hike the Devil’s Saddle for panoramic views. Next, step back in time and visit one of the 7000 nuraghes, Barumini, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that is truly unique.

You can also hike in Europe’s deepest canyon at Gorropu Gorge, explore Cala Goloritze and Cala Luna’s magnificent beaches, go camping in Sardinia, and discover political graffiti in the inland village of Orgosolo.

Finally, to experience Sardinia’s best beaches, you should make your way to the Archipelago of La Maddalena or hike to the magical Cala Coticcio and Cala Napoletana.

Sardinia
Sardinia by Average Lives

MILOS (GREECE)

By Claire from Stoked to Travel

The beautiful island of Milos, one of Greece’s volcanic Cyclades islands, is one of the most charming and mesmerizing islands in Europe. From tiny fishing villages such as Mandrakia to the hilltop capital Plaka to more than 70 stunning beaches, there are plenty of reasons to visit this beautiful island. 

Sarakiniko Beach is the most famous beach in Milos. This is due to its unusual moon-like landscape, where the lava has been shaped by the waves and bleached by the sun. You can spend hours here sunbathing, climbing over the rocks, or jumping from the cliffs.

There are plenty of other unusual beaches in Milos, from Tsigrado, where the access is via a series of ropes and ladders through a narrow crevice, to Paliochori, where the beach restaurant Sirocco cooks its dishes in the sand!

To get to Milos, you will need to take a domestic flight or ferry from Athens, both of which are affordable and fairly efficient. To explore Milos, it is highly recommended to hire your own vehicle or ATV.

Milos Greece
Milos by David Tip from Unsplash

CYPRUS

By Maggie from The World Was Here First

If you’re looking for the quintessential Mediterranean island getaway, then you absolutely cannot go wrong with visiting Cyprus. With countless flights from all over Europe, Cyprus is easy to reach via one of its two international airports – Larnaca and Paphos.

This island nation located in the Southeastern Mediterranean is packed with incredible history, beautiful scenery, and perennially good weather that make it a wonderful place to visit all year round.

When you’re in Cyprus, you can fill your days lounging on the beach, taking in the incredible ancient sites scattered around the country, visiting historic monasteries and mountain villages, or exploring the fascinating divided capital of Nicosia.

Cyprus has a lot to offer visitors, and planning to spend a week or more in the country is ideal as there is just so much to see. So if you’re looking for the perfect island holiday, look no further than Cyprus!

Cyprus
Cyprus by Miriam Eh from Unsplash

MALLORCA (SPAIN)

By Ania from The Travelling Twins

Mallorca is one of the islands of the Balearic archipelago and a tourist destination worth visiting all year round (though the summer season is the best time for sunbathing on the beach).

We visited Mallorca with kids in May, when it was too cold to swim in the sea, but it was a perfect time to explore the island and take a road trip. One of the things you should see in Mallorca is, of course, the capital – Palma de Mallorca with its beautiful Cathedral and unique atmosphere.

If you love beautiful landscapes, you should also visit Sa Calobra. The road to this place leads through an exceptionally winding and breathtaking mountain serpentine. Other places to visit are Mallorca’s caves, Hams Cave (a Spanish hidden gem), or Drach Caves, which boast of having the world’s largest underground lake.

Mallorca’s attractions will delight everyone – their diversity guarantees an unforgettable experience for both lovers of sunbathing and adventure seekers.

Mallorca
Mallorca by The Travelling Twins

SICILY (ITALY)

By Lara from The Best Travel Gifts

Located just a few kilometers off the south coast of Italy, Sicily is one of the most beautiful Mediterranean islands.

Sicily offers a unique trip for any type of traveler. Whether you are interested in learning about ancient history, sunbathing at the beach, visiting historic cities, or admiring the power of nature in the shape of an active volcano, this island has it all.

The best way to explore Sicily is to rent a car and discover the island at your own pace. Some stops for your Italian road trip should include Mount Etna, Palermo, Catania, Cefalù, Agrigento, Noto, Modica, and Ragusa. Though this is by no means a definitive list!

With a direct flight connection to most Italian cities, a ferry connection, or even train connections from Rome and Naples, Sicily can easily be reached from anywhere.

Sicily
Sicily by Jacek Dylag from Unsplash

KORCULA (CROATIA)

By Roxanna from Far Away Worlds

One of the highlights of coastal Croatia, Korčula, has a beautiful medieval walled town, often called “little Dubrovnik”, as well as stunning beaches and great local food and wine.

A relatively peaceful spot, especially compared with nearby Hvar, Korčula is a wonderful place to stop and relax. Explore the charming old town, try the local restaurants and visit a winery on the east of the island. And, of course, take your pick of sandy beaches with spectacular views near Lumbarda or on the islet of Proizd.

Like the other Dalmatian islands, the best time to visit Korčula is between June and September. At that time of year, ferries from Split and Hvar are frequent and relatively quick. Korčula is also pretty in the cooler months, but just be aware that ferries aren’t as regular.

Korcula Croatia
Korcula by Milica Spasojevic from Unsplash

CORSICA (FRANCE)

By Elisa from France Bucket List

Also known as the Island of Beauty, Corsica is one of the most beautiful Mediterranean islands to explore. One of the 18 regions of France, Corsica is located southeast of the French Riviera, and Ajaccio is its capital.

Corsica is one of the biggest Mediterranean islands. It has pretty beaches and picturesque towns, but it is also a mountainous island with pristine lakes, gorges, and great hikes.

Corsica has two main airports (Ajaccio and Bastia), and it is also connected with regular ferry services to France’s mainland. The best way to explore it is on a road trip, and though the distances look short on the map, driving through mountains and gorges takes its time.

The list of best places to visit in Corsica includes Ajaccio, Bastia, and the hilltop villages. This island is also a good destination for outdoor activities like hiking, kayaking, sailing, or just relaxing on a pretty beach.

Corsica France
Corsica by Dusan Veverkolog from Unsplash

ELBA (ITALY)

A part of the Tuscan Archipelago National Park, Elba is an Italian island where anyone can find something to enjoy. With natural spaces perfect for outdoor activities, beaches with crystal clear water, and plenty of cultural attractions, this gem is worth exploring.

Spend some time in the main town on the island, Portoferraio, and visit the Medici Fortresses, Palazzina dei Mulini (Napoleon’s villa), and the historic center. Next, soak up the sun in magical spots like Spiaggia di Capo Bianco, Spiaggia di Sant’Andrea, and Spiaggia di Cavoli.

Other fun things to do here include visiting picturesque small villages like Capoliveri and Marciana, following some scenic hiking trails, and visiting the Castello del Volterraio.

Elba is accessible by ferry from Piombino, which is reachable by a direct train ride from Pisa.

FOLEGANDROS (GREECE)

By Francesca from Little Lost Travel

Folegandros is a Greek Island in the Cyclades, close to holiday giants such as Santorini and Mykonos and reachable by ferry from Piraeus. It may not be as big or as popular as its neighbors, but it holds a treat in store for those who discover it. 

The Island of Folegandros has a rocky terrain and enormous cliffs that look like they’ve been yanked out of the seabed below. Sunsets here are spectacular, and a popular activity is taking the short winding path up towards the Church of Panagia and watching the dwindling daylight as the sun sets over the island. 

Nestled in the island’s center is the historic and pedestrianized settlement of Chora. It’s a bustling place with Cycladic-style white buildings and busy restaurant squares. There you’ll find the medieval district of Kastro, which is built like a fortress to protect its inhabitants against marauders, pirates, and invaders.

Most beautiful Mediterranean islands - Folegandros
Folegandros by Little Lost Travel

FORMENTERA (SPAIN)

By Nadine from Le Long Weekend

The smallest of the Balearic Islands, Formentera, is like something out of a fairytale. Only accessible by boat, it’s a true oasis in the Mediterranean Sea. Endless stretches of white sand beaches await you on the oddly shaped island, and the mostly flat landscape also makes it easily explorable by bike.

Naturally more laid back than nearby Ibiza or neighboring Mallorca, Formentera has a very down-to-earth feel that’s reflected in the island’s authentic villages. Be sure to experience the craft markets at El Pilar de la Mola, and a sunset walk to nearby Far de la Mola is also a must-do.

A day trip to the private island of S’Espalmador (which sits tantalizingly close to Formentera) is especially enjoyable and where you’ll feel a million miles away from civilization.

To get to Formentera, you can take a quick ferry from Ibiza or Denia on the mainland.

Formentera Spain
Formentera by Le Long Weekend

CAPRI (ITALY)

By Lori from Travlinmad

The luxurious island of Capri, Italy, is one of the most beautiful islands in the Mediterranean, and its glamorous reputation among A-list celebs and jet setters belies the fact that it’s also one of Italy’s most enchanting small towns. If you love secluded island gems bleached by the sun, there’s plenty to do in Capri for a perfect Italian holiday.

Situated off the coast of Naples and Sorrento in southern Italy, Capri is only accessible by boat. Ferries arrive from neighboring Sorrento and the Amalfi Coast several times each day.

Depending on the time of year, take a boat trip to explore the island’s hidden grottoes (the Blue Grotto is the most famous). Restaurants on Capri are world-class, and you’ll never be at a loss for great shopping.

Capri is one of the most charming islands in the Italian Mediterranean and is always worth a visit.

Capri
Capri by Nicolo Salinetti from Unsplash

RHODES (GREECE)

By Monique from Trip Anthropologist

The island of Rhodes is famous for its beaches, bars, and ancient sites. But it is also known for its beauty – it is a breathtakingly lovely Greek island in the western Aegean Sea.

Rhodes is the largest island in the eastern Dodecanese chain and was a critical gatekeeper for trade between the great civilizations to its east and the great Greek city-states.

Rhodes has significant ancient Greek archaeological sites such as the Acropolis of Lindos, but it was also a medieval stronghold of the Knights of St. John, and of course, it was the location of the Ancient Wonder of the World, the Colossus of Rhodes.

These are all incredible sights, but the beaches and resorts of eastern Rhodes are what make it the most popular Greek island. The coastline is crenelated with small sandy beaches and coves, and the water is brilliant emerald green. Spectacular beaches such as St. Paul’s Bay are amongst the most photographed in the world because of their sheer natural beauty.

Rhodes Greece
Rhodes by Trip Anthropologist

HVAR (CROATIA)

By Cecily from Groovy Mashed Potatoes

Off of Croatia’s Dalmatian Coast, you will find Hvar, a fun and free-spirited island known for its stunning beaches and excellent nightlife. Hvar has somewhat of a party reputation with its day parties and nightclubs, but there are many relaxing things to do on the island.

In the morning, explore the beautiful island by scooter and take a refreshing dip in the crystalline sea. For lunch, take a walk through the cobblestone streets of Hvar Town and enjoy a fresh seafood lunch. If you’re a food and wine lover, learn more about the island’s history by booking a wine tasting or olive oil tour. 

Hvar can be easily reached from Split by catamaran or by car ferry. By catamaran, it will take you just over an hour and by ferry, 1.75 hours. 

Top tip: skip the expensive luxury hotels and instead book a charming Airbnb with sea views to fully enjoy Hvar, one of the best islands to visit in Croatia.

Hvar Croatia
Hvar by Groovy Mashed Potatoes

IBIZA (SPAIN)

By Karen from Are We There Yet Kids

Whilst Ibiza may be known for hedonistic nightclubs and 24-hour parties, it really is one of the most beautiful islands in the Mediterranean. Venture away from the excesses of San Antonia, and you’ll discover crystal clear waters and soft, white sandy beaches. 

The UNESCO-listed Old Town is a must-visit for culture lovers, full of ancient fortresses and hippy markets. Head inland for hikes through the lush green vegetation and to the dramatic coastline to discover hidden coves and unforgettable viewpoints. 

Don’t skip the smaller villages such as Es Cubells and resorts like Talamanca to experience a more laid-back way of life you’ll never want to leave. 

Ibiza is the closest Balearic Island to the Spanish mainland, making it incredibly easy to get to. It’s just 2 hours by ferry from Denia or a short flight into Ibiza International Airport.

Ibiza
Ibiza by Pilar Camacho Alvarez from Unsplash

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SIFNOS (GREECE)

By Maria & Katerina from It’s All Trip To Me

Greece has no shortage of gorgeous islands to spend the most unforgettable summer holidays. One of the prettiest and most authentic Greek Islands is Sifnos, a lesser-known gem in the Western Cyclades.

Beautiful and unspoiled, Sifnos is the ideal destination for those in search of a peaceful haven with pristine beaches, stunning nature, and a remarkable culinary scene.

Some of the best things to do in Sifnos include hiking, strolling around the breathtakingly beautiful medieval town of Kastro, and admiring the picturesque churches.

Although there’s no airport in Sifnos, it’s easy to get there by ferry from Piraeus Port in Athens. Journey time varies from three to six hours. During the summer months, Sifnos is connected to many other Cyclades Islands you can visit on the same island-hopping trip.

If you’re looking for an off-the-radar and jaw-droppingly beautiful island for your next Mediterranean escape, Sifnos is definitely the one!

Sifnos
Sifnos by Gaetano Cessati from Unsplash

SAN PIETRO (ITALY)

By Claudia from Strictly Sardinia

San Pietro island is located off the southwestern coast of Sardinia and can be reached on a quick ferry ride from Portoscuso, about a 1-hour drive from Cagliari (the capital) or Calasetta, a lovely small town on Sant’Antioco island.

San Pietro has yet to become a mass tourism destination and remains incredibly pleasant to visit – especially in the spring and summer months. That is when you can enjoy the beautiful Carloforte, a small town which is the only settlement on the island, the beaches (the best is La Caletta, about 15 minutes drive from Carloforte), and when you can also go diving.

The island is indeed one of the prime destinations for diving in Sardinia, though keep in mind it’s only suitable for expert divers. 

San Pietro Italy
San Pietro by Strictly Sardinia

THASSOS (GREECE)

By Anda from Travel for a while

Thassos is one of the most beautiful islands in the Aegean. It is one of the few Greek islands covered in forests, and it also has some beautiful beaches in every part of the island.

You can spend your days at the beach, rent a boat to explore secluded bays and try any water sport you might like. If you get tired of the sun, you can also explore the traditional inland villages, hike through the forest to a waterfall or discover the ancient ruins in Limenas or Aliki.

You can get to Thassos by ferry from either Kavala or Keramoti on the mainland. The ride is very short, so you’ll be sipping a cocktail on a sandy beach in no time.

Though it is one of the lesser-known islands, you still need to book your accommodation early on Thassos island in Greece for July or August.

GOZO (MALTA)

By Bradley from Dream Big, Travel Far

Gozo is small, but there are many things to do on this beautiful island that makes up the Maltese archipelago. You can easily hop on a ferry from Malta and rent a car to drive around the island. However, opt for the smallest car possible as the roads here are narrow.

One of Gozo’s special appeals is its local cheeselet, an ancient yet delicious delicacy made from cheese milk. In terms of its natural charms, don’t miss a visit to the remnants of the Azure Window.

This gorgeous arch was broken down by winds and waves in 2017, but the spot is still a stunning sight to see. Plus, this arch has been featured in many modern TV shows and films, including Game of Thrones.

2 or 3 days in Gozo should be enough to explore all the wonders of this island, from its beautiful churches to salt pans to beaches.

Gozo Island in Malta
Gozo by Dream Big Travel Far

PROCIDA (ITALY)

By Jackie from Jou Jou Travels

Procida is a unique and under-the-radar island along the Almalfi Coast near Capri and Naples. If you love colorful places and beautiful sunsets, this is the island for you. It was recently named Italy’s Capital of Culture which the 10,000 residential inhabitants really pride themself on this first-time recognition.

To admire the most perfect sunset, head up to Terra Murata to see the town’s pastel-colored buildings from above. Marina Corricella is Procida’s oldest fishing village, and it is the best area to stay in and find great restaurants. La Lampara is a famous seafood restaurant, where you have incredible views while trying delicious specialty food from the region.

San Michele Procida is a gorgeous boutique hotel you can stay in, which has an unbeatable location. There are also great beaches to relax at including Chiaiolella, Spiaggia del Pozzo Vecchio, and Spiaggia Chiaia.

Procida is easily accessible from Naples by a 40-minute ferry which you can book from Caremar.

Procida Italy
Procida by Laurent Gence from Unsplash

CORFU (GREECE)

By Noel from Visit California and Beyond

One of the most beautiful islands to visit, unlike other islands in Greece, is Corfu. More colorful, lush, and green compared to the arid islands around Greece, Corfu is located on the western side of the mainland.

You can access it through ferries that go to the main port in Corfu or fly in from Athens direct to the main city at Corfu Airport or Ioannis Kapodistrias Airport.

Corfu Town is also a Unesco World Heritage Site and is flanked by two large Venetian fortresses, beautiful little cobbled streets, and the grand palace of St. Michael and St. George, along beaches you can enjoy right in town.

For more of Corfu’s stunning beaches, landscapes, beautiful countryside, and historic sites, you need to explore the island and take a road trip. Some of the popular beaches of Corfu include Agios Georgios, Dassia Bay, Sidari Beach, and Kontokali Bay.

Corfu Greece
Corfu by Visit California and Beyond

ISCHIA (ITALY)

By Trijit from BudgetTravelBuff

Located just off the coast of Naples, Ischia is one of the most beautiful Mediterranean islands. It’s a safe destination and perfect for people looking for the best places to travel alone in Europe.

Once you arrive at Ischia, you will discover a great combination of pleasant weather, breathtaking views, magnificent wines, and delicious Italian dishes.

The main highlight of this volcanic island is its mineral-rich waters, and people from all over the world come to visit Ischia to experience its thermal water spas.

Although Ischia is a small island in Italy, you can easily spend a week without getting bored as the island is filled with excellent beaches, historic landmarks, hiking trails, and several attractions.

Visit the antique church, Chiesa del Soccorso, located on a hilltop overlooking the pristine sea. Next, visit the historic Aragonese Castle, which was constructed by Gerone in 474 BC. Hikers can hike Mount Epomeo, which is also a popular sunrise spot that offers stunning views of the entire Gulf of Naples.

Ischia Italy
Ischia by BudgetTravelBuff

KOS (GREECE)

By Alice from Adventures of Alice

There are many wonderful things to do in Kos, and it’s easily one of the prettiest islands in the Mediterranean. With its stunning beaches and picturesque mountain views, it’s no wonder why this island has been attracting visitors for centuries.

It has been inhabited for 10,000 years and was once part of the Macedonian Empire. Plus, did you know that there’s an ancient theatre in Kos Town dating back as far as 274 BC? It was originally built by Emperor Diocletian and is still used today.

Some of the other top attractions are the Asklepion, the ancient Agora, the Western Archaeological Zone, and the beautiful Plaka Forest.

For one of the most beautiful beaches in Europe, head to Agios Stefanos Beach. It faces a tiny islet that features a traditional whitewashed, blue-roofed church that you can only reach by pedal boat.

Kos Greece
Kos by Shalev Cohen from Unsplash

SANTORINI (GREECE)

By Dymphe from Dym Abroad

One of the top Mediterranean islands to visit is Santorini, a magnificent place in Greece and a part of the Cyclades. It is very pretty because of its beautiful blue domes, wonderful viewpoints, and great villages.

Solo travel in Santorini is also amazing! There are many things to do here, including exploring Oia, the most famous village where you can also find some of the well-known sights on the island like the Oia Castle.

You should also visit Fira, which is the capital of the island, and going to Red Beach is another activity you must not miss out on. Santorini can be expensive, so going there in May, June, or September can save you lots of money.

Santorini
Santorini by Dym Abroad

COMINO (MALTA)

By Lavina from Continent Hop

Comino island in Malta, mostly known for the Blue Lagoon, is a must-visit island in the Mediterranean due to its striking blue waters that are at the perfect temperature during spring and summer.

The best way to get here is via the ferry terminal at Cirkewwa in Malta or a day tour from Malta.

The island is relatively tiny, and you can walk from one end to the other in 30 minutes. However, it’s the history and nature here that make it worthwhile since Comino island was used as a base by pirates and then as a base during the war.

The herbs and plants here make the island smell really good, and the caves, cliffs, and sandy beaches help visitors have an excellent getaway for a day from the main island of Malta!

Comino Island in Malta
Comino by Nick Fewings from Unsplash

ZAKYNTHOS (GREECE)

By Lina from Bucket List Places

In the beautiful Ionian sea, far from the crowds and cruise ships on the Aegean side, sits a beautiful island and one of the ultimate bucket list destinations not only in Greece but in the entire Mediterranean.

Its white sand beaches lead out to crystal clear blue waters with towering cliffs as a backdrop. Are you a wildlife lover? The endangered Caretta-Caretta sea turtle makes these idyllic beaches its nesting ground.

The most famous location shown in nearly every picture and postcard of Zakynthos is Shipwreck Beach. This destination is only accessible by boat and features a washed-up shipwreck on its white-sand shores. The cliffs surrounding this beach make it the perfect place for base jumping.

After a day exploring the perfect beaches, be sure to head into town for some delicious fresh Greek food. You can reach Zakynthos by bus and ferry from Athens.

Zakynthos
Zakynthos by Katya Shkiper from Unsplash

MYKONOS (GREECE)

By Ucman from Brown Boy Travels

Mykonos is one of the best Mediterranean islands to visit in summer. This party and beach island is world-famous, and people plan months in advance to make their stay perfect.

Getting to Mykonos is easy, with an international airport and ferry services from Athens and islands like Santorini and other Cycladic islands.

The cutest place in Mykonos is Mykonos Town (Chora), which is also the best place to stay to party and wander around. Whether you are gay, straight, or anything in between, there’s a party for you in Mykonos, and there are also tons of nice bars here in Chora and around different beaches.

The best part of Mykonos is its stunning beaches with crystal clear blue waters. You’ll find than 42 beaches on the island, some well established and others wild and ready to be explored. If you like peace and quiet, head to the East and North for beaches as the ones in the south are quite busy. 

The sunsets in Mykonos are beyond belief, and most houses and buildings are aligned to get a view of the dance of colors before it gets dark. Mykonos is definitely one of the most beautiful islands in Europe and has something to offer everyone.

Top Mediterranean islands - Mykonos
Mykonos by BrownBoyTravels

KRK (CROATIA)

By Nichola from Family Hotel Expert

Croatia has more than its fair share when it comes to beautiful islands, and Krk is up there with the best of them. It’s a pretty island, very close to the coastline of mainland Croatia.

It’s well known for its beaches, with Oprna, Vela plaža, and Sveti Marek being some of the real stars and definitely worth seeking out, but there is plenty more to discover here.

The main town, Krk Town, is also worth exploring with its cobbled, winding streets and a feeling of being somewhere full of character and history. It really is a beautiful place and a sweet town to get lost in.

Krk is ideal for a Croatia family holiday and, it is worth spending as long as possible here.

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