Mediterranean travel guide

Seaside villages, turquoise water and delicious food. These mediterranean towns are the place to be this summer.

By Christabel Brain
2018/07/05, 12:56 PM

1. Venice

Nestled on the northern most tip of the Mediterranean sea, Venice is built on 100 small islands. It has no roads, just canals.

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Burano is a must see, with its brightly coloured fishermen's houses, and is the place to eat seafood!

Spend a day away from the hustle and bustle and head to Treviso, the homeland of the delicious La Vigna di Sarah prosecco. The land around here is luscious and green, producing some of the best foods and wines in the world.

Try the local cuisine: Baccala mantecato

A cod dip, seasoned with olive oil, salt and pepper. Served on slices of fresh bread or grilled white polenta, a typical staple of the Veneto region.

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2. Barcelona

Possibly the 'coolest' city of the Mediterranean, Barcelona is known for its vibrant art and architecture scene just as much as for its parties, beaches and beautiful surrounding countryside.

Be transported to another world with the many architectural marvels of Gaudí. Stroll around the small streets of the Gothic and Born area, stopping off at a rooftop bar for a glass of tinto de verano.

Try the local cuisine: Pan con tomate y Jamon Iberico

Essentially, Bread with fresh tomato paste and Iberian ham. Simple yet delicious, this is a tapas style dish loved by Catalans.

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3. Brač

The bluest sea you've ever seen, white sand, spectacular views. Croatian island, Brač is nothing short of a little paradise sitting in the Mediterranean sea.

Spend the day on it's most famous beach, Zlatini rat. A pointed horn of white sand famous for its water sports and chilled out beach bars.

Rent a boat and visit the surrounding islands at your own pace. Don't forget to visit a winery while your here. This small island is home to Stina Vineyards. Try the wine!

Try the local cuisine: Peka

One of the most popular meals in Croatia's Dalmatia region. It's a blend of vegetables, meat and fish drizzled with olive oil, sprinkled with herbs, and baked to perfection under a bell-like dome.

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4. Porto

Although not technically a Mediterranean town per se (Portugals shores do not bathe in the Mediterranean Sea), Porto's climate, cuisine and culture mirror that of a Mediterranean town, and it's vicinity to the Sea means it often does get included.

Cobbled streets, majestic bridges and beautiful views. Make sure to pack your comfy shoes, Porto is a hilly town - perfect for working off the delicious pulled pork sandwiches that are a must try here!

Head out of the town to the Douro Valley where some of Portugals most famous wine is made!

Try the local cuisine: Francesinha

Melted cheese? Check. 5 different types of meat? Check. A delicious beer based sauce? Check. All done in a grilled cheese sandwich style? Check. By far the most popular dish in Porto, you'll want one of these after walking around all day.

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