beautiful location, with high mountains and turquoise sea
Almost everywhere in the Mediterranean the mountains meet the sea. And not just any mountains but pretty spectacular, high ones slope down dramatically to the water. The sea over there has such an amazing colour you don’t believe it’s actually real and you end up staring at it in amazement for few minutes. There are not so many places where the nature did its work so good!
narrow, cobbled streets, easy to get lost in with laundry hanging above your head
The Mediterranean towns are the most charming ever. They usually are a maze of narrow, cobbled streets, with flower pots next to the door and with the laundry (usually white bedclothes) hanging above. And almost always there are cats crossing your way!
It’s amazing how colourful these towns are! Basically each house is painted in bright, usually yellow, red or orange. It makes Mediterranean towns a happy place just because of that!
For some reason long time ago all the rich and famous chose the French Riviera for their favourite holiday spot. Even if now they relax on private beaches it’s still not hard to nottice a well known face in Cannes or Monte Carlo. That just gives up to the overall sophisticated charm
Media personalities aren’t the only one who fall for the Mediterranean. Quite many world famous artists (such as Picasso) chose this area as their home and inspiration for their work. Across many towns in French Riviera there’re images of famous paintings portreting this very place.
The Mediterranean area is not only extremely beautiful but also full of history and interesting architecture. In many places there’re castles, old churches or the old city walls. In Villefranche sur Mer you can find an unique “Rue Obscure” – a hidden passage that goes under houses and dates back to XIIIth century. It was one of the coolest places I’ve seen in the Mediterranean
*it’s a quirky place!
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All of the reasons mentioned above plus the fact that one of the smallest and richest countries is there make Maediterranean not your typical destination but a quirky and extremely interesting place. Despite the really bad beaches it’s really worth considering it as a place to explore. Just maybe not in the summer season!
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