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Best Family-Friendly Mediterranean Islands

Taking a tour of the Mediterranean can be an unforgettable experience for the whole family. From cultural and architectural wonders to breathtaking beaches that stretch for miles, the Mediterranean offers something for everyone. The following islands stand out as the best family-friendly vacation spots in the region.

Mallorca, Spain


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Close to Ibiza in proximity and similar in landscape, Mallorca doesn’t share much else with its party neighbour.

Located off the east coast of Spain, Mallorca offers plenty of sand and pebble beaches, opportunities for sightseeing, water sports, cultural and music events, sports activities and more.

Avoid El Arenal and Magaluf if you don’t like crowded places, and enjoy secluded coves of Cala Blava and Son Veri Nou. If you’d like to absorb some Spanish culture, visit Palma de Mallorca and take a stroll down history lane.

Crete, Greece


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Crete is a large Mediterranean island and you will definitely need a car to see and enjoy everything it has to offer.

Crete features remains of an ancient civilization, mountains, beaches and fertile valleys, so it’s no surprise this island is popular with globe trotters looking for a place to settle down to a quiet life or retire.

Chania is the most praised part of the island, located on the west side and dominated by White Mountains. Old Town is a must for history buffs and those looking for old world charm.

Sardinia, Italy


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Sardinia is a true Mediterranean gem off the west coast of Italy. Rarely crowded by tourists and highly praised by those who vacation there, Sardinia is the place to go for all those who like isolated destinations where there is very little to do but lounge around on the beach.

Don’t miss Costa Smeralda, one of the top rated beaches in Europe. Discover Italian culture outside of the hustle and bustle of large cities and absorb the true Mediterranean mentality characterised by enjoying little things life has to offer when you live on an island in Italy.

Whichever destination you opt for, one thing is for sure, you are embarking on an adventure that will create life-long memories.