Dozens of Mediterranean cities claim to be the most beautiful. Here are a few that stand out for their individuality and uniqueness. They are distinguished by their architecture, attractive location and invaluable historical heritage. Each year they attract millions of tourists flocking from all over the world, especially during the summer season.
1. Roma. Without a doubt Rome is one of the most beautiful cities not only in Europe but also worldwide. Located near the Mediterranean coast, it offers incredible variety of monuments under the open sky. The Vatican, the Coliseum, the Trevi Fountain and the Spanish Steps are only a small part of what you’ll find here.
2. Nice. Located on the French Riviera, Nice is the epitome of exquisite resort town. It has great cafes, restaurants and hotels, and boasts incredible natural beauty and harmony. The streets of Nice are decorated with numerous gardens that perfectly complement the surrounding landscape. The culmination of all the beauties is the fabulous city beach of Nice.
3. Barcelona. Barcelona is known for its strange architecture, work of the famous Antoni Gaudi. Crown jewel of what can be seen here is the world famous Sagrada Familia cathedral. If you are already tired of sightseeing, then Guell Park, another great work of Gaudi, is an excellent place to rest.
4. Athens. Athens is a huge historical monument, a testimony to the great Greek civilization. This is a beautiful city and its biggest advantage is the combination of antiquity and modernity. The biggest attraction in this megalopolis is the Acropolis, rising high above the historical heart of Athens.
5. Dubrovnik. Dubrovnik is located in the most picturesque part of the Mediterranean, but its location is not what makes it so popular. The massive walls of Dubrovnik surround its stone buildings and red tiled roofs. All the visitors describe this place as one of the most unforgettable cities they have ever seen. Palm trees cast shadows and small cafes are springing up at every turn.
6. Venice. Venice is located in the middle of a lagoon in the northern Adriatic Sea. It is a city of canals, beautiful palaces and exquisite bridges. Venice’s monumental architecture speaks clearly about the past greatness of this city. One should visit “the city of love” at least once in his life, at least because there is no other similar place in the world.
7. Genoa. Considered the jewel of the Italian Riviera, Genoa is the equivalent of Nice in France. The way this city stretches along the slopes is unique. Bird’s eye view of Genoa reviles an amazing picture of amphitheatral buildings, situated between the coast of the Ligurian Sea and the green slopes of the Maritime Alps. Besides its location and worth seeing architecture, Genoa boasts impressive restaurants, museums, parks and gardens.
8. Valencia. Valencia is a real coastal tourist paradise. The city combines ancient and modern architecture. It has the largest aquarium in Europe (and one of the largest in the world), beautiful marina and serene holiday atmosphere. Valencia is a kind of combination between the luxury of Barcelona and simplicity of the southern Spanish coast. Moreover, Valencia is known as the city with the greatest number of palm trees in Europe.
9. Monaco. Monaco is a symbol of royal glamour, luxury and elegance. Tall buildings, overlooking the crystal waters of the Cote d’Azur, rise next to historical buildings such as the world known casino or the fabulous royal palace. The old architecture and narrow streets remind that Monaco is town with old history and traditions.
10. La Valletta. Malta’s capital is famous for its architecture. It is most beautiful at sunset when the bright rays of the warm Mediterranean sun create orange shades over the old stone buildings. La Valletta looks like a sort of fortress rising above the dark blue waters of the Mediterranean.