Top 10 Most Photogenic Spots to Visit in the Mediterranean
Hazel Hammond 15 August 2017
Think of the Mediterranean, and no doubt you’ll be thinking of quaint villages with colourful shutters and delightful local eateries. Perhaps you’ll be thinking of the finest wines, delicious cheeses or the freshest local seafood. Whatever you’re thinking it’s undeniable that the Mediterranean is full of beauty. Even the name has an exotic familiarity. Although the name simply derives from ‘the middle of the earth’ (much less exotic).
With so many stunning destinations, you’ll no doubt be returning home with envious photos, be it for Instagram, Facebook or the family photo album. To help you find the best holiday snaps we’ve put together the top 10 most beautiful places to visit in the Mediterranean…
10. Alhambra – Andalucia, Spain
Alhambra is an intoxicating attraction; the patterns, colours and architectural splendour are definitely worth a photo or two. Perched on a hill, the snow-peaked Sierra Nevada mountains create a stunning backdrop. This centuries old palace in Granada is an impressive gallery of Moorish design.
Andalucía itself captures the alluring essence of Spain. A deeply passionate place with guitar wielding locals singing Hispanic laments, fiery flamenco dancers and fiesta (and siesta) loving locals. With the scent of orange blossoms and lemon trees filling the air; memories of Andalucía stay with you.
Alhambra Palace, Granada
Best time to visit Spain: In spring and autumn snow still hugs the mountain peaks for a stunning photo opportunity.
Where to stay: Just a 20 minute walk from Alhambra, Hospes Palacio is a superb 5 star hotel.
9. Ölüdeniz – Turkey
At Ölüdeniz in Turkey you’ll see nearly every shade of blue. This pristine blue-flag beach is and surrounded by lush scenery. Take a relaxing nature stroll, ride horseback through the countryside or hit the water with the range of water-sports on offer.
Beach at Ölüdeniz Turkey
Best time to visit Turkey: Turkey experiences very hot summers and mild winters. Visit spring and early summer to avoid the high temperatures.
Where to Stay: North of Ölüdeniz, the Hillside Beach Club sits on its own private bay. Unrivalled in luxury this hotel appeals to couples and families alike.
8. Deya – Mallorca
Well known for its pristine beaches and active nightlife, Mallorca is also home to the stunning Tramuntana mountains. Hiding away from the main tourists resorts, the beautiful village of Deya is a captivating little village untouched by time. Looking around the lush green mountains you’ll see olive groves, quaint villages and blue sea’s glistening between gaps in the mountains.
View from Hotel Es Moli
Best Time to visit Mallorca: With events going on all year there’s always something to do in Mallorca. Weather between April and October is highly pleasant with temperatures in the 20’s.
Where to Stay: For an intimate 4 star, the Es Moli is endlessly charming. For an extra dose of luxury the Belmond La Residencia has no rival.
7. Cinque Terre – Liguria, Italy
Cinque Terre is a string of 5 fishing villages perched on dramatic clifftops. Romantic, colourful and car free you can explore this UNESCO world heritage site from its ancient system of footpaths. Its colourful buildings and coastal tunnels make it truly photogenic.
Cinque Terre, Liguria, Italy
Best time to visit Liguria: The Liguria region is generally a sunny place, however rainfall can be more common in winter.
Where to stay: Just south of Cinque Terre, Sestri Levante is a great base to explore this beautiful region.
6. Torre del Pirata – Ibiza
Best Time to visit Amalfi Coast: Spring in Amalfi is highly pleasant with colourful blooms which fragrance the air. Following suit with the rest of Italy, Amalfi enjoys mild winters and long warm summers.
Where to Stay: The spectacular resort of Sorrento boasts beautiful views of the bay of Naples and a superb selection of restaurants, bars and elegant boutiques.
Have you been to any of these destinations? We’d love to hear your stories in the comments below.
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