You need to know these best Mediterranean photo spots
Set along 28,000 miles of beautiful coastline, there’s a magnitude of opportunity for avid photographers to capture scenes of turquoise waters, secluded landscapes and historical sites in the Mediterranean.
To help those deciding where on this famous coastline they want to snap next, MedSailors, the adventure sailing holiday provider for 20-35 year olds, has rounded up their most Instagram-worthy locations for you.
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Situated on the affluent north coast of Corfu, the popular horseshoe bay of Kassiopi is relaxed by day – perfect for a snorkel in the shallow shingle bay – yet close to the heart of the village, which comes alive at night. The village itself is steeped in history, with Emperor Nero and Cicero some of its ancient visitors. Nowadays, the village has transformed into something of a luxury hotspot, with stunning blue coastal views by day and the twinkling lights of tavernas creating a buzz at night.
This little town on the Peljesac peninsula, far away from the light pollution of large cities and tourist hotspots, is the perfect spot to unwind and capture some great snaps. Enjoy the calm, warmer waters of the bay by paddleboard before spending a night stargazing from the beach.
Fethiye, Turquise Coast, Turkey
Turkey’s Turquoise Coast has quite the history; legend has it that Marc Anthony declared the whole coast as a gift for his lover, Cleopatra. Discover the area both underwater and from the sky; with ancient ruins to snorkel and the famous Oludeniz beach to paraglide above, these glistening turquoise waters are an Instagrammer’s dream.
Diamond Bay, Croatia
Hidden away on Vis Island, Diamond Bay is home to the crystal clear waters of Stiniva Cove and the ancient Blue Grotto. Paddle into the caves to experience deep blue caverns teeming with sea life. Film buffs may also recognise the island’s quaint villages and golden orchards from Mamma Mia 2.
Named after the natural springs found across the island, Hydra is a rustic gem. Vehicles are banned on the island, so donkeys remain the most popular method of transport and the pristine forests that line the beaches are not to be missed. With many beaches only accessible by boat, Hydra is the perfect destination to watch the sunset in solitude.
Cala Junco, Italy
Located on the most beautiful of the Aeolian Islands, Panarea is the home of Cala Junco, a stony shored beach with crystal clear waters, rocky outlets and hidden coves to discover. A short ride away from neighbouring towns that are popular with the yachting elite, Cala Junco gives a taste of Italian luxury, without the matching price tag. Head into town for fashionable Italian boutiques and to rub shoulders with Uma Thurman, Naomi Campbell, The Dolce and Gabanna designers, all famous fans of this beautiful island.
Offering balanced sailing holidays in the Mediterranean (and Caribbean), MedSailors create seven-day trips for 20-35 year-olds in Croatia, Greece, Turkey, Italy and Antigua. Trips are created to offer authentic, memorable experiences while providing holidaymakers the opportunity to relax and, if they want to, learn new skills.
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GREECE SARONIC ROUTE
Day 1: Athens – Perdika, sample local seafood
Day 2: Epidavros, Greek amphitheatre tour
Day 3: Hydra, donkey rides and local walks
Day 4: Spetses, scooter hire and Cathedral of Agios Nikolaos
Day 5: Poros, MedSailors Regatta, wakeboarding, waterskiing and parasailing
Day 6: Agistri, diving tour of shipwreck Avantis III and fancy-dress party
Day 7: Athens
Optional transfer: Mykonos
CROATIA DISCOVER ROUTE
Day 1: Split – Solta – explore UNESCO world heritage sites.
Day 2: Solta – Vis Tow – paddleboard on the crystal-clear Adriatic Sea
Day 3: Vis Town – Diamond Bay – the famous Blue Grotto near Vis
Day 4: Diamond Bay – Stari Grad – meander its cobbled pathways and try mouth-watering Dalmatian cuisine
Day 5: Start Grad – Vrboska – visit an organic farm and winery
Day 6: Vrboska – Bol – Brac – visit the most famous beach in Croatia – Zlatni Rat
Day 7: Brac – Split – explore the Diocletian’s Palace
Optional Transfer: Dubrovnik & Split
ITALY SICILY ROUTE
Day 1: Portorosa – kick your adventure off with a punch party and a Sicilian feast
Day 2: Portorasa – Lipari -explore whitewashed villages by scooter.
Day 3: Lipari – Panarea – enjoy the laid back nightlife and striking sunsets
Day 4: Panarea – Salina – wind your way around the lush landscape on a scooter
Day 5: Salina – Stromboli – view the most active volcano in Europe
Day 6 Stromboli – Vulcano – mud baths and hot springs on Vulcano Island
Day 7 Vulcano – Portorsa – last snorkel in a secluded bay
Day 1: Gocek – Karacaoren – browse the many bazaars and markets and in Karacaoren spot the sea turtles.
Day 2: Karacaoren – Kas – spot dolphins and Patara Beach
Day 3: Kas – Kalken – go tubing down the river of the stunning Saklikent Gorge or wander world-famous UNESCO sites
Day 4: Kalken – Coldwater Bay – wander the fascinating ghost town of Kayakoy
Day 5: Coldwater Bay – Fethiye – book a hammam – traditional Turkish bath – in Fethiye
Day 6: Fethiye – Skopea Limani Bays – explore underwater ruins
Day 7: Skopea Limani Bays – Gocek