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How You and Your Friends Can Travel the Mediterranean in Style

How You and Your Friends Can Travel the Mediterranean in Style


It’s hard to beat the Mediterranean when it comes to travel, and if you’re after a luxury treat, then that’s all the more reason to check out the Med as the destination of choice. With the variety of countries, cultures, and about 300 days of glorious sunshine a year, it’s no surprise that the Mediterranean is one of the most popular places in the world to explore. Whether you’re traveling alone, with friends, family or your partner, you won’t struggle to find a huge variety of activities and locations in which to recuperate, regenerate and let your hair down. For those of us that like to enjoy the finer things in life, here are the top ways that you can travel the Mediterranean in absolute style.

Where to stay

While many people opt to book their places on a Mediterranean cruise, which means that they can island-hop to their heart’s content, others choose to spend their time in the med wallowing in the finest holiday accommodation imaginable. Whether you decide to stay at a vineyard in the south of Italy or treat yourself to one of the luxury Santorini villas in the Greek islands, there’s something to appeal to every traveler that appreciates the finer things in life.

What to do

The best thing about heading to the Mediterranean is the sheer variety. For beach lovers, you won’t find a more tantalizing and luxurious array of white sand and bright blue seas, and for those of you after a bit of nightlife, the entire coastline of the Mediterranean is a smorgasbord of clubs, restaurants, and cafes that serve the freshest fish and national specialties that the region is famous for. Healthy and tasty, there’s something for everyone, whether it’s authentic Italian pizza or Dolmades from Greece, every palate is going to be able to find a way to treat those taste buds.

How to make the most of it

Depending on what kind of holiday you’re planning, you’ll want to do some checking around before you depart with a suitcase full of shorts and sunscreen. There’s so much to do in the med that it’s important that you decide what kind of holiday you’re looking for. For the families that want a quiet week on the beach, you’re probably going to want to avoid the noisy destinations that are famous for their nightlife, and for those that want to explore ancient ruins and museums, then a little research will make sure that you don’t get too far off-track. Check with your traveling companions and get yourself clued up on the endless possibilities of Mediterranean travel, and you’ll stand a much better chance of making your holiday one to remember.

No matter what kind of holiday you’re after, for those of us that like to travel without the loss of the perks, the Mediterranean is the perfect blend of the ancient world and the modern luxuries that make life easier to enjoy. Time occasionally feels as if it has come to a standstill in the med, and what better way to get the very best out of your holiday excursions?

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Carmen Edelson is the Founder of Carmen's Luxury Travel. Carmen has been traveling the world for over a decade. Her travels allow her the opportunity to pursue her itch to travel to the best luxury destinations, and experience those first class tastes from around the world.


  1. Catherine
    February 21, 2018 at 5:36 pm

    Some great tips Carmen! I adore the Med, and so excited to go back at some point this year (hopefully to Greece again)!

    C x
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    • Carmen Edelson
      February 22, 2018 at 11:06 am

      I hope you get to, Catherine!

  2. Hannah
    February 25, 2018 at 12:55 pm

    I’d love to explore someday! The photos in this post are inspirational, now I’ll just have to start doing my research!

    • Carmen Edelson
      February 25, 2018 at 5:40 pm

      Thanks so much, Hannah!

  3. Mel
    February 25, 2018 at 4:34 pm

    I’m in love with the yellow and blue villas! Mediterranean vacation do mix luxury and affordability to travel in style! Great tips!

    • Carmen Edelson
      February 25, 2018 at 5:40 pm

      I am too, they are so beautiful! Thanks, Mel 🙂

  4. Anthony (One of FourFriendsOneWorld)
    February 25, 2018 at 8:36 pm

    Your timing is amazing! We are in the midst of planning a Mediterranean trip of a lifetime. We will refer back to this post in the future and use it to help us get the most out of our trip.

    Thanks for sharing. Keep travel blogging, adventure is better shared with friends!

    • Carmen Edelson
      February 25, 2018 at 9:06 pm

      I’m so glad to hear that! Thanks, Anthony 🙂

  5. Danila Caputo
    February 26, 2018 at 6:52 am

    We live in Naples and thus we love the Mediterranean. Exploring Santorini by staying in a villa sounds perfect to avoid the crowds!
    Danila Caputo recently posted…Weird (and spooky) landmarks in Italy: Bomarzo Monster ParkMy Profile

    • Carmen Edelson
      February 26, 2018 at 1:23 pm

      What a lovely place to live, Danila!

  6. Candy
    February 27, 2018 at 12:15 am

    I love a quiet vacation on the beach. The Mediterranean is so beautiful and I hope to make it back again someday. The last time I went was about 10 years ago to Skopelos island. Would love to check out the ancient ruins next time.

    • Carmen Edelson
      February 28, 2018 at 7:18 pm

      Yes, the ancient ruins are so fascinating!

  7. Mei
    February 28, 2018 at 9:09 am

    I’m an Archaeologist specialised in Ancient Greek and Roman history, so the Mediterranean is truly my favorite place to travel to, may it be in the Greek islands, Spain, Italy, France or Turkey! Even if we never really look for luxurious vacations, we always end up experiencing a more luxurious travel lifestyle in the Mediterranean than anywhere else in the world.

    • Carmen Edelson
      February 28, 2018 at 7:19 pm

      Yes, I bet! How fascinating that you’re an archaeologist.

  8. Shelby Kirk
    February 28, 2018 at 12:06 pm

    My dream would be to stay in one of those villas in Greece! I have seen nothing but gorgeous photos and videos of the location! It sounds like there is great variety of things to do out there. Which is great as I’m sure people of all ages are always visiting!

    • Carmen Edelson
      February 28, 2018 at 7:20 pm

      Oh yes, definitely! I think anyone would love it!

  9. Emma | The Gap Life Diaries
    March 1, 2018 at 7:45 am

    The Mediterranean is such a great place and is so varied even from one town to the next. I have to say I don’t think that a luxury villa is indispensable as so much of the joy of the Mediterranean, for me, comes from the simple pleasures of sun, friendly locals, and of course yummy food!

    • Carmen Edelson
      March 5, 2018 at 12:16 pm

      It’s so varied! And yes, the friendly locals and yummy food are a huge draw for me too 🙂

  10. Jas
    March 2, 2018 at 3:00 am

    I’m hoping to cross of Santorini this year and maybe celebrate my birthday there even. You’re definitely getting me excited about planning my trip!

    • Carmen Edelson
      March 5, 2018 at 12:18 pm

      I’m so glad to hear that! I hope you have an amazing time.

  11. Cristina Luisa
    March 2, 2018 at 8:50 pm

    I agree; the Mediterranean is one of the most magical regions in this world! I was in Athens briefly late last year and I fell in love with Greece (it was my first time there). I’d love to go back and explore Santorini and so much more. Your photos are gorgeous!

    • Carmen Edelson
      March 5, 2018 at 12:19 pm

      Thanks, Cristina! I am so in love with Greece too.

  12. farenexus nexus
    March 6, 2018 at 2:25 am

    Great tips carmen. Thanks for sharing your writing level is so high.keep it up your writing.

    • Carmen Edelson
      March 7, 2018 at 3:51 pm

      Thank you, I so appreciate it 🙂

    March 20, 2018 at 2:48 am

    Thank you for sharing nice post Your blog is really great .

    • Carmen Edelson
      March 20, 2018 at 3:40 pm

      You’re very welcome!

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