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Discover the sun-kissed charm of Southern Coastal Europe, where pristine beaches meet ancient beauty. Experience the perfect blend of history and relaxation in this idyllic paradise on one of our 8-16-day tours or river cruises.

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Explore the enchanting regions of Southern Coastal Europe nestled along the stunning Mediterranean. From Sicily's historic beauty to the French Riviera's vibrant shores, each destination offers a unique Mediterranean experience.

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Greece beckons with its rich history, legendary mythology, and breathtaking landscapes. Explore ancient ruins in Athens, relax on the postcard-perfect beaches of the Greek Islands, and savor the delectable cuisine while absorbing the warm hospitality of the Greek people.

Italy's Almafi Coast & Sicily

Explore the charming coastal towns and breathtaking views along the Amalfi Coast, and savor authentic Italian cuisine in local trattorias. Sicily is a captivating fusion of cultures, offering a taste of Italy with a twist of its unique identity. From the charming villages perched atop rugged cliffs to the remarkable Greek temples at Agrigento, Sicily is an immersive journey through time and taste. Delve into the island's rich history by visiting ancient Greek temples and indulging in the island's renowned street food, such as arancini and cannoli. 

French Riviera and Monaco

The French Riviera exudes glamour with its sun-drenched beaches, chic cities like Nice and Cannes, and a touch of opulence in Monaco's Monte Carlo. Whether sipping wine on a luxurious yacht or strolling through charming coastal villages, this region offers a taste of the high life.

Spain's Costa del Sol & Ibiza

In Spain's Costa del Sol, bask in the sun on golden beaches, savor fresh seafood, and explore the historic streets of Marbella and Malaga. On the enchanting island of Ibiza, unwind on pristine beaches and immerse yourself in the vibrant, bohemian atmosphere of the island's unique villages.


Portugal's allure lies in its diverse landscapes, from Lisbon's historic streets to the Douro Valley's rolling vineyards. Immerse yourself in the warm culture, savor the world-renowned port wine, and discover hidden gems along the Algarve's stunning coastline.


Croatia's Adriatic coast is a hidden gem boasting crystal-clear waters, charming old towns like Dubrovnik, and the natural beauty of Plitvice Lakes National Park. It's a haven for outdoor enthusiasts, history buffs, and those seeking an authentic Mediterranean experience.


Turkey bridges continents and cultures, uniquely blending ancient history, vibrant bazaars, and stunning landscapes. Explore the rich heritage of Istanbul, marvel at the otherworldly landscapes of Cappadocia, and indulge in the mouthwatering delights of Turkish cuisine.

Frequently Asked Questions About Southern European Mediterranean Travel

What are the must-visit destinations in Southern Mediterranean Europe?
Some must-visit destinations in Southern Mediterranean Europe include Greece, Italy (Sicily and the Amalfi Coast), the French Riviera, Spain (Costa del Sol and Ibiza), Croatia, and Turkey.

What is the best time to visit Southern Mediterranean Europe?
The best time to visit Southern Mediterranean Europe is typically during the spring (April to June) and early fall (September to October) when the weather is pleasant and crowds are smaller.

What are the top activities to enjoy in the Mediterranean region?
You can enjoy activities like exploring ancient ruins, strolling beautiful beaches, sailing, trying local cuisine, visiting historic cities, and experiencing vibrant cultures along the way.

Are there any budget-friendly options for traveling in Southern Mediterranean Europe?
Yes, you can find budget-friendly vacations in our collection for those travelers looking for a more independent vacation style. Costsaver tours are for you if you want to save money while having the basics covered. These trips are considered semi-independent, as these are your ultimate unpackaged budget tour - an experience you get to make your own.

Is it safe to travel to Southern Mediterranean Europe?
In general, Southern Mediterranean Europe is a safe destination for travelers. However, staying informed about specific travel advisories and exercising common-sense safety precautions is essential.

What are the cultural highlights of the Mediterranean region?
The Mediterranean region is rich in culture, with historic architecture, art museums, and traditional music and dance highlights. Each country has its unique cultural offerings.

How do I plan an itinerary for a Mediterranean trip?
Planning your vacation to the Mediterranean countries in Southern Europe includes researching your chosen destinations, considering your interests, and creating a list of all the places you want to make sure you see. Then, just call our team of Travel Experts or shop our collections online and request more information. We'll take care of all the details, so you don't have to.

Why You Should Visit Southern European Mediterranean Countries on a Vacation

Travelers should visit Southern European Mediterranean countries for a multitude of compelling reasons. First, these countries boast a rich tapestry of history, with ancient ruins, historic cities, and cultural treasures that offer a glimpse into the cradle of Western civilization. Second, the Mediterranean's breathtaking landscapes, from idyllic beaches to lush vineyards and dramatic coastlines, provide nature lovers and travel photographers with a diverse backdrop. Third, the Mediterranean offers a culinary journey like no other, with delectable regional dishes, fresh seafood, and exquisite wines that tantalize the taste buds. Fourth, these countries' warm hospitality and vibrant cultures create a welcoming and immersive experience for travelers, making it easy to connect with locals and embrace their traditions. Lastly, the Mediterranean's mild climate and year-round appeal make it a perfect destination for relaxation and exploration, catering to various interests and preferences.