We’ve been captured by Mediterranean charm this summer. With so many islands to choose from, it can be difficult to know where to start. We’ve compiled our favourites to satisfy every person’s idea of a perfect island getaway. 

Clear blue seas and consistent sunshine are to be found all over the Med during high season, but in order to avoid the sometimes blistering temperatures, some recommend visiting in May or September. Visitors to the Mediterranean return relaxed, sometimes tanned, and always wanting to go back. Undecided on what to pack? We've got you covered! Click the images below to view our style picks...

 


The Cultural Junkie - Sicily


Never underestimate the sheer size of Sicily, we wouldn’t blame anyone for losing themselves wandering through the island’s gorgeous villages and towns. Sicily is notable for its historical locations, including the gorgeous Norman cathedral at Monreale and the glittering Greek temples at Segesta. Both of these can accessed easily from the beautiful Palermo in the North West of the island. 

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The party animal - Mykonos


While Ibiza is famed for its gargantuan superclubs, Mykonos took our fancy for being vibrant and cosmopolitan while strongly maintaining its Cycladic charm. The island is particularly famous for its dazzling whitewashed buildings complementing the sea. The party scene becomes intense by night and the scene focuses mainly on the many vibrant beach bars dotted along the coast.

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The foodie - Santorini


Generally speaking, you won’t be disappointed by the food scene anywhere in the Mediterranean. Our pick was based on Satorini’s potential for a well-rounded island getaway combined with a notable Greek inspired cuisine.  Santorini’s volcanic soil cultivates a varied array of wonderful fruit and vegetables that are grown with very little water including the island's famous fava, white eggplants, large cucumbers, capers, and, especially, cherry tomatoes. Lovers of seafood are also in luck, and visitors here can enjoy many a romantic, dimly lit restaurant overlooking the sea.

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The beach-goer - Naxos


Total peace and serenity can be hard to find on some islands in high season, but Naxos boasts the longest beaches in the Cyclades: perfect for days of swimming and sunbathing. The sand derives from marble or granite, making it smooth as well as uncharacteristically luminous for Greece.

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The explorer - Crete


Head to the west of Crete for adventures and hiking over a variety of terrains and unspoilt landscapes. The most famous is the ambitious 10 mile Samaria gorge which is renowned as one of the most beautiful trails in Europe. Besides this there are a variety of other trails to suit fitness levels and travel itineraries. The Richtis Gorge, for example, takes a day and passes through a lush green oasis which allows for a swim at the Richtis fall. Those ready for a serious challenge can look forward to climbing to the peak of Crete, Timios Stavros, at an altitude of 2546m.

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