It doesn’t always have to be Mallorca – or Ibiza, Crete or Corsica for that matter, either. There are thousands of other islands in the Mediterranean alone. Our expert knows a few wonderful, lesser-known spots.
The 1970s are still going strong: Visitors to Gavdos, Europe’s southernmost island, still sleep on the beach as in the wildest hippy days. Some stay for weeks or even months on Gavdos.
Caves, shipwrecks, tunnels – Comino, Malta’s small neighbor, has plenty to offer divers. For snorkelers, there’s the popular blue lagoon to explore. Stay on after the day trippers have gone home and you have the three-and-a-half square kilometers of island almost all to yourself.
With about 10 500 inhabitants on about four square kilometers, no other Mediterranean island is as densely populated as Procida. Best of all, it’s still worth making the trip! While its sister, Ischia, attracts hordes of tourists, Procida is still very much the real Italy.