With over 200 miles of stunning mostly undeveloped Mediterranean beaches, Mersin has something for everyone. Great swimming and dive spots proliferate these Turkish shores. Inhabited since 9000BC, there are countless possible excursions.
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The Sapri Beaches on Italy’s dramatic Cilento Coast are frequently overlooked by tourists that head straight to the Amalfi Coast. If you want to relax like the local Italians, that is a good thing. Villamare Beach is breathtaking.
Popeye Village is the site of an abandoned movie set from 1980. Starring Robin Williams and filmed in Malta, it sounds like it should be a winner. Nope! The movie was dreadful. Fortunately, there is an awesome dive spot in Anchor Bay and Popeye Village is pretty cool.
Early in the morning, the reddish sands of Malta’s Golden Bay and its perfect water conditions give this beach a dream like quality. This is the traditional Mediterranean beach spot, people save their pennies to visit. The sunsets are famous.
A beach holiday in Croatia with a relaxed nightlife is waiting for you. Set along the famed Adriatic Coast, the Makarska Riviera has been enchanting visitors with some of the best beaches in the world, including, Brela, the Champion of the Adriatic.
La Línea is a coastal town just north of the Gibraltar in Spain. La Linea de la Concepcion’s beaches are superb, even though this is not your typical tourist destination due to its location on a contested international border. However, these beach spots frequently win international recognition as Blue Flag Beaches.
The seafront in Sliema along the promenade is full of activity starting in Qui Si Sana. A great place to swim and enjoy the day in the Mediterranean sun. Lined with lively cafes, these limestone beaches are fun for the whole family.
Not surprisingly, Barcelona’s Barceloneta Beach may be the best city beach in the world. The people watching is superb and there is no shortage of food and drink. Come here to party.
The beach in Ramla Bay, Gozo is the stuff of legend. Literally. The tale of Calypso’s Cave from Homer’s Odyssey is set to the side of this magic beach spot. Gozo is the best place to relax one can hope for. This island still belongs to a simpler time.