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Four small Mediterranean islands you need to visit

In this article, we’ll share four small Mediterranean islands you need to visit.

Incredible scenery, blazing sunshine and the world’s most iconic cultures. These are just a few of the countless reasons why the Mediterranean is one the of world’s most beloved travel destinations. And if you think this is too grand a claim, just consider that the top five countries visited by Brits in 2022 were all in the Mediterranean!

There’s no better way to experience the best that this special region has to offer than to explore its many small islands. Whether you’re looking for picturesque beaches, ancient history or world-class dining, you’ll find it all.

In this article, we’ll share four small Mediterranean islands you need to visit.

1. Gozo, Malta
This small island northwest of Malta is home to a treasure trove of natural and cultural attractions.

First there’s its spectacular coastline with clear, turquoise waters lapping unusual rock formations.

But since people have been living on the island for thousands of years, there’s so much fascinating history to explore, ranging from quaint villages to breathtaking Baroque architecture.

2. Vis, Croatia
Vis is a tiny island in the Adriatic Sea off mainland Croatia. It has a special history, mainly due to being used as a naval base and closed off to foreigners during the days of Yugoslavia. It was also used as an Allied Forces base during the World War II and, more recently, a filming site for Mama Mia 2.

Only opened to visitors in 1989, this island offers a truly beautiful and off-the-beaten-track Croatian holiday.

3. Corsica, France
Known to many as the Island of Beauty, Corsica offers a wide range of activities including sports, nature adventures, fine dining and much more. Located in the Mediterranean sea between France and Italy, it’s easy to get to Corsica by flight, free or as part of a Mediterranean island tour on a chartered yacht. Like most Mediterranean islands, it has a temperature climate, offering plenty of sunshine and pleasant temperatures 25-30ºC range. Adding this to spectacular landscapes, charming old villages and gorgeous beaches, and it’s no wonder where it gets its name from.

4. Hydra, Greece
This small island south of Athens is one of the Saronic Islands, only reachable by boat. It’s proximity to Athens makes it a popular destination for day trips and weekend breaks, while its small size means you can see a lot in a short space of time. Chief among its attractions are it’s grand stone mansions, build by rich merchants in the late 18th and 19th centuries. Strict architecture codes preserve these and ensure they aren’t demolished in favour of more modern, less characterful structures.

Which of these small Mediterranean islands will you be visiting first?