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3 Mediterranean Summer Islands You Won’t Want to Miss

Dreaming of Mediterranean summer islands? So are we. And as we quickly approach summer again, it’s time for you to start planning your vacations. Some of you may have been lucky enough to take a winter break, but for many it’s the summer we look forward to most. It’s the time we can enjoy the best of the warm weather, explore the outdoors or simply lounge by the pool or beach with a drink in your hand.

Choosing the right place for you can take a little time and we thought it might be helpful for us to narrow down your search a bit. This time, we’ve decided to focus on the young-at-heart among you who also like to lounge by the beach and pool. Each of these Mediterranean summer islands will give you good weather and good summer vibes. We’ll focus on two Spanish islands and a Greek island to discuss—all of which you’ve most definitely heard of before. It goes without saying that these popular destinations as the ideal location for many travelers.

Here are our favorite Mediterranean summer islands:

Pool at a resort on the Mediterranean Island of Ibiza

Ibiza:
We understand that many people associate this island with super clubs, big crowds and an energetic night life. If this is what you are going for then you already know what to expect. This infamous party island hosts some of the world’s biggest superstar DJs every night during the summer months. But what many fail to see is that the other side of the island offers white sandy beaches, water sport activities and a whole host of nooks and crannies that you can explore when you’re not partying. This island is a perfect mix for both the young and the young at heart, although it is obviously catered for the more energetic crowd.

Woman on the beach in Cap de Ses Salines, Mallorca

Mallorca:
Sometimes seen as the cheaper twin to Ibiza, there is no shortage of things to do in Mallorca. With some companies offering up to 70% off on some of there travel deals, Mallorca is a good choice for those on a tighter budget. Magaluf is the most popular destination on the island because it has countless hotels, villas and apartments for every budget. The nightlife is slightly more subdued, but you can easily find a party or nice sports bar any night of the week. And although the island is rarely explored outside of its major destination hubs, there is plenty to see inland. You can even discover some of the nice trails worth exploring if you’ve had enough of the beach.

Crystal Clear water at Balos Beach in Crete, Greece

Crete:
The last of our Mediterranean summer islands moves from Spain to Greece. Crete is the largest of the Greeks islands and the most popular with visitors. Probably because it offers a huge amount of tourism catering for every taste. Crete has practically everything to offer travelers: beautiful beaches, water sports, and eclectic nightlife and a very well-structured transport network. It’s easy to see why Crete is a perfect summer destination for everybody and every budget! A few weeks here will provide the perfect mix of what a summer holiday is supposed to offer.

 

Whichever island you choose, you can always take time to explore outside of the pool or beach. It’s an added bonus to discover the culture outside of the resort area!

What other destinations are on your summer travel list?