The Mediterranean has an abundance of extraordinary and beautiful beaches and this is one of the reasons that the area is highly visited by travellers from all over the world. Today we have just chosen a few in Italy, Greece, Spain, Turkey, Croatia, Montengro and Malta but we will share more in different posts in the next weeks.
Costa Rei, Sardinia
A delightful beach in the south-east coast of Sardinia with white fine sand which stretches for about nine km, and the water is clear as one can possibly think off. It gets progressively deep, fully serviced light lunches and drinks are served. Costa Rei is also famous for its coral reefs, captivating bays, a spot where you can enjoy scuba diving, windsurfing and snorkelling.
Cala Soraya, Island of Spargi, Sardinia
This beach is on a small island and can be reached only by boat. Is not crowded and there are no facilities. The beach is small with white sandy beaches and clear turquoise waters. Uninhabited, quite remote, backed with aromatic shrubs of lentisk and pistachio.
Spiaggia del Principe, Sardinia
Situated on the Costa Smeralda this exquisite beach was adored by Prince Kavin Aga Khan that is why is also called the Prince’s beach. The turquoise waters are crystal clear with pure white sand. Huge rocks enclose the outer line of the beach and form a breathtaking horseshoe shape. An unusual sight to see and enjoy along with this fantastic beach.
Scala dei Turchi, Agrigento Sicily
A peculiar, spectacular stretch of coast which due to its oddity is an attraction for tourism. Stretching along the sea between Realmonte and Porte Empedocle this white cliff and its rocks is made of soft limestone and dazzling white workable earth material. This material through time became soft and winding. With the help of the sea and sea breezes, terraces were created, and the corners were smoothed. The sparkling white colours bring up the blue colour of the sea. An amazing sight to watch sitting on the steps. The beach can be reached by can and facilities for bathing and eating are available. Be careful walking on the rocks, wear proper shoes because it might be slippery.
Spiaggia Baia di Trentova, Agropoli, Cilento
One of the most immaculate beaches in Cilento in the most beautiful and wide areas of Campania. It is called Trentova due to the thirty eggs of sea turtles found hidden in one of its caves. Crystal clear waters varying from emerald green to deep blue and the shallow sea makes it perfect for families and children.
Torre dell ‘Orso, Puglia
A fascinating crescent bay, 900m long framed by cliffs with pine trees at the background reaching the sea sand. The sand is white, extra fine and the waters have a beautiful turquoise colour and so clean you can see the bottom of the sea. A short distance from the beach on the right, two cliffs rise out of the water called Le Due Sorella (the two sisters). A local legend mentions that the two sisters dived in the water but couldn’t return so the gods metamorphosed them into two beautiful sea stacks. Beautiful caves along the cliffs are another attraction.
Mojacar Playa is a 17km golden sand beach in eastern Andalusia shaded by Sierra Cabrera mountains. You can watch the sunset enjoying a meal or coffee in one of the many restaurants and beach bars. The coastline inclNortheastist beaches and three blue flags.
Ses Illetes beach, Formentera island
Northeast of the coast of Spain lies the small island Formentera with exquisite white sand beaches. Playa de Ses Illetes is the most famous one. The beach is quite long on a small peninsula circled by dunes. Access to vehicles is limited because the beach is part of a naturist park.
Seitan Limania or Stefanou Beach, Crete
The wider area with the wild landscape, sharp cliffs and strong sea currents are not very safe but three bays exist which are well shielded. One of them the northern bay is Stefanou beach twenty-two km northeast from Chania. This small exclusive beach has fine pebbles and sand with deep blue waters. Huge marble rocks stand on the left and right of the bay protecting the beach from bad weather. Driving to the beach is not easy but once you reach it you find reclusiveness, privacy and tranquillity.
Poliegos Beach, Crete
This beach is located on an uninhabited island near Milos. You can visit the island by boat. The boat sails between the rock formations and this magnificent beach appears against cliffs and sea coves. The waters have the most bright, intense blue colour you have ever seen.
Navagio Beach, Zakynthos
Northwest of the island of Zakynthos you come across this exclusive, undeniably, spectacular beach in the Mediterranean, also known as Shipwreck beach. Is surrounded by cliffs and can be reached by boat. The white sandy beach the remarkable turquoise waters the inaccessible terrain makes it unique and one of a kind. Without any doubt one of the most beautiful beaches in the world.
Elafonisi Beach, Crete
Magnifico, splendid, impressive, are a few words to describe this beach which has not been voted as one of the best beaches in Europe but also in the world. With white and pink sand (the pink colour is due to thousands of broken sea shells), shallow, warm crystal-clear waters, Elafonisi beach is a treat and retreat one cannot easily take it out of its mind. Is located on a small island 75kms from Chania at 200m from the shore. A lagoon of 1-m depth is between the island and the shore. Is included in the protected areas of Natura where except the rich plant life and rare flowers is a home for a hundred and ten species, but most important here lay the turtles Caretta-Caretta.
Balos Beach and Lagoon, Crete
Balos is distinguished for its clear turquoise waters and the wild fascinating natural beauty. The white and in many places pink sand due to crashed shells, warm waters, make it ideal for children. At the borderline of the lagoon behind the rocks, the water is deeper perfect for snorkelling. The lagoon and surrounding area are protected by natura due to its rare species, flora and fauna. Eleonora, falcons, shags and cormorants’ nest in the coves and is a shelter for monk seals and Caretta-caretta. One of the most photographed beach in Crete is situated 56kms northwest of Chania and 17kms northwest of Kissamos. The lagoon lies between the Cape Gramvousa and the small cape Tigani below the range of Platiskinos. The easiest way to arrive in Balos is with a ferry and if you are fortunate enough you will be escorted by dolphins.
Myrtos Beach, Kefalonia
Myrtos beach is in north-west Kefalonia one of the most awarded beaches in the world. The sea with turquoise waters, white sand and dazzling white pebbles is framed by tall, sharp cliffs. Situated between the feet of two mountains can be reached by a winding road allowing you to enjoy the fascinating views. Stand above the beach, breath in the salty air and allow your eyes to dive into infinity and all shades of blue.
Porto Katsiki, Lefkada
Porto Katsiki is located 45kms south west of the capital of Lefkada, one of the best beaches in Greece and the Mediterranean. The main feature is the natural beauty. Surrounded by wild white cliffs, the waters have the most beautiful deep blue colour. Profuse and delightful vegetation covers the surrounding area forming an extremely pleasant, perfect landscape. It can be reached by car or taxi boat, but many private yachts are its regular customers.
Situated on the southwestern part of the island Egremni beach is one of the attractions Lefkada offers. Can be reached only by boat and there are no facilities. If you plan to spend the day take with you what you will need to make your stay comfortable to enjoy the panoramic beach. The never-ending blue of the sea, the white rocks and gravel, the foamy waves and the strong sound of the sea, the green vegetation that reaches the edge of the limestones and blends with the waters will be remembered forever. The sea gets deep after a meter or two and extra care should be taken for children and non-swimmers.
St. Peter’s Pool
This rocky pool is situated on the south side of the island an excellent shelter from the humidity and crowded beaches. Surround by white rocks this natural swimming pool with the clear sea water is an ideal spot for a quick dive. For the most adventurous the rocky cliffs assembled by nature fulfil the right conditions for safe cliff jumping. If you are not so courageous shallower pools are accessible further away from the main rocky beach.
One of the favorite spots in the Mediterranean for caretta-caretta’s nesting sites. Located in southwestern Turkey with five kms golden sand, stretching from the base of pine-clad mountain to a river delta with its borderland salty lakes and bordered river channels, an extraordinary unforgettable scenery not easily found.
A beach with brilliant turquoise waters, warm and with more salt than any other parts, making it easier to swim. Included in the list of the most beautiful beaches in the Mediterranean. The whole scenery becomes more extraordinary with the sharp cliffs near the road from where you can have a unique view of the whole beach.
Lucice Bay (Brac)
Lucice bay is on the largest and most attractive island in Dalmatia. It can be reached by road, but the best way is to anchor your sailing boat and visit this beautiful crescent. Ideal place for those who sail along the coastline.
Zlatni Rat (Brac)
Located on the island of Brac, the most photographed beach in Croatia. It has a shape like a horn which changes according to sea currents. It looks like a sandy beach but instead is covered with small pieces of white rocks.