The Mediterranean is full of islands of enormous beauty in which the landscapes surpass the imagination. Islands with stories and legends that have served as inspiration for the greatest artists of all time. But not all are equal. Among them, there are some that stand out for being so luxurious that only a few lucky ones have the opportunity to enjoy their enchanting surroundings. But don’t worry, you don’t have to own a yacht to get away for a few days and discover how the jet set lives. Below we present the most exclusive islands in the Mediterranean!
To enjoy a holiday like the true gods, there is no better place than Mykonos. This small Greek island is probably the most famous in the Hellenic country, mainly for its beautiful beaches and its lively nightlife. It is not a place for everyone. Only the crème de la crème travels to Mykonos. The name of the island is due to Mykono, son of Apollo and legend has it that it was here that Hercules killed the giants, which created the rocks that abound in the geography of the place when he was petrified. The capital, Chora, is a beautiful white town with wooden windows and picturesque windows and doors that contrast with their bright colors. If what you want is to party, you don’t have to look far, you will find it everywhere: in the city, on the beach, in the interior. Do not miss the great atmosphere that is lived in Paradise Beach and Super Paradise. The luxury villas in Mykonos by Divine Property complete what is the perfect high class experience in the island.
Santorini (also known as Thera, Santorín and Thira) is synonymous with exclusivity. This island is part of the Cyclades archipelago, in the Aegean Sea, and differs from the rest by its peculiar crescent-shaped geography, molded by a gigantic volcanic explosion in the seventeenth century BC. which caused enormous climate change throughout the Mediterranean and, according to legend, sank Atlantis, supposedly located here. As any good Greek island, its architecture is clearly recognizable by the whitewashed houses and the blue domed roofs that give it that touch that anyone will love.
In Santorini, leisure is not lacking. Although the size of the island is not excessively large, the variety of landscapes and activities is more than enough for everyone to find something interesting to do. If party is your thing, you have to go to the port area. If what you are looking for is tranquility, you can go to one of its volcanic beaches, where peace is assured. Don’t miss the breathtaking sunset in Oia, archaeological sites such as the Akrotiri or the ruins of ancient Thera, and follow the trails that wind along the cliffs. You will fall in love!
The Romans were already clear that paradise is to enjoy a good vacation and that is why Capri has been one of the most important relaxation destinations in the Mediterranean since ancient times. Its exclusivity is directly related to the size of the island since it has an area of only 10.36 km², which does not mean that it is not a place full of possibilities. For this and several reasons, this island was also the preferred destination of many during the 50s, when Jaqueline Kennedy introduced the fashion of walking with bare feet.
Capri’s natural environment is impressive and its flora is among the richest in Italy. Unlike other Neapolitan islands, Capri is not volcanic, so the limestone rock formations have given rise to more than 65 cliffs and caves, among which the Grotta Azzura (65 m), Stella (109 m), Scopolo ( 104 m) and Faraglione di mezzo (81 m), which are accessible through boats that float in that blue so characteristic of the Capresi Sea. The two most important urban centers are the city of Capri and Anacapri, where you will find everything before returning to your sumptuous refuge.
Obviously, among the most exclusive islands in the Mediterranean, a Spanish one had to sneak in and it is the smallest of the Balearic Islands that holds the title. Formentera is one of the favorite destinations for the elite around the world. Its wonderful beaches that do not ask for anything from those of the Caribbean, its sensational climate, its charming corners and that halo of tranquility that is breathed in every corner are the reasons why Formentera can be considered a paradise.
What to see in Formentera? As small as it may seem, this island is full of magical corners that declare war on boredom: the Faro de la Mola, standing since 1861, the Ses Salines Natural Park, a very rich ecosystem inhabited by the posidonia, the oldest living being on the planet; the Es Trucadors peninsula, where the beautiful beaches of Es Cavall d’en Borràs, Ses Illetes and Llevant are found; And if you want to have a big party, Ibiza is a stone’s throw away.