Perfect Mediterranean Vacation

Written by Jane White (freelance editor) - 1st Feb 2018

Planning The Perfect Mediterranean Vacation

With summer just around the corner, a beachfront holiday offers the perfect way to relax and rejuvenate. The Mediterranean has long been a popular destination in warmer months thanks to its crystal-clear waters, sunny weather, and rich entertainment scene. If you’re thinking about booking a Mediterranean vacation this summer, here are some tips for putting together the perfect getaway.

Mediterranean vacation to Porto beach - Apulia - Italy. Among the top 10 beaches for 2017.

Cala Porto - Lama Monachile in Italy. Region of Apulia.

Choosing Your Destination

Every Mediterranean destination has something unique to offer. The area is home to dozens of coastal cities and beachfront resorts, and picking the right vacation destination can feel like much more of a daunting task than it should.

Luckily, nowadays it’s easier than ever to do your research before booking a trip. You can look at guidebooks for information and advice about which cities best fit your requirements, or check out online reviews. It can also help to browse through images of a destination before making a decision to get a feel for the terrain, the wildlife, and local attractions.

Mediterranean vacation to Nikiti beach, Chalkidiki, Greece. Among the top 10 beaches for 2017.

Nikiti beach, Chalkidiki, Greece with crystal clear waters

Picking a Place to Stay

Once you’ve decided where you want to go, there’s still the question of where to stay during your trip. While smaller towns may not have many choices when it comes to accommodations, more popular destinations have no shortage of hotels, hostels, and B&Bs. Ideally, most tourists would like to stay in a beachfront room, but these are often expensive and book up quickly.

Mediterranean vacation to Cala d'Or and that means (the golden bay). This is truly correct when it comes to Cala d'Or - Mallorca - Balearic Islands - Spain

The Cala d'Or beach. Aerial view from a helicopter

If you’re vacationing on a budget, you may want to look for hotels in nearby towns and cities. You can often find cheaper accommodations if you’re willing to take a short walk to reach the beach. Not only that, but a hotel within the city puts you closer to local fine dining and entertainment venues.

Mediterranean vacation during summer. Enjoy aerial view of Portinatx in Ibiza - Balearic Islands - Spain

Aerial view of Portinatx at the North part of the island

Deciding What to Do

No matter where you choose to stay, you should research the area to make sure that it fits your needs and the needs of any travel companions you might bring. Families, for example, may want to look for cities that have activities for children, while solo travelers might be more comfortable staying in a city with thriving nightlife.

One of the most important things is to make sure that you take some time to relax on vacation. A holiday is your chance to get away

If your Mediterranean vacation includes Greece, then visit Kleftiko beach. Spectacular and famous beach in Milos island Greece. Must see if visit Milos

Kleftiko beach. Spectacular and famous beach in Milos island Greece. Must see if visit Milos

from the daily grind so that you’re able to go back to your home and work life feeling refreshed. You should aim to stay away from your work phone and avoid checking your business email so that you can fully immerse yourself in your vacation. Not only does this lower stress levels, but it can also help to improve both your mental and physical wellbeing.

Among the top 10 beaches for 2017. The beach of Agnone Bagni, Italy

The beach of Agnone Bagni in Italy

With a little bit of time and proper planning, the perfect Mediterranean vacation is just a few steps away. If you’re thinking about booking a beachfront holiday this summer, now is the time to start thinking about

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