Enjoy enchanting beaches, picturesque villages, and great food and drinks. If you really want to get away from it all and escape the everyday stress, a Mediterranean Island is the way to go!
Traditional gifts to look out for are ceramics, leather goods, espadrilles, and embroidery sold all over the island. If you want clothing, the Ad Lib brand is popular, a mix of plain cloth with bright colours often worn in the style of flouncy tops, low slung leather belts and wooden sandals.
Other items that might take your fancy are art by local painters, antiques, the Ibizan liqueur called frigola, or how about getting a caricature done? Many shops in Eivissa stay open until midnight, giving you the chance to browse in the cool of the evening.
For the cutest capital, check out Valletta, tiny yet perfectly formed, with beautiful views from Upper Barrakka Gardens, prehistoric sites in the forms of the Hypogeum and Tarxien Temples, and Grand Harbour where you can take a cruise.
For sheer beauty, visit the fishing village of Marsaxlokk in the southeast with its brightly coloured boats bobbing about on the waves, the Sunday Fish Market, and Peter’s Pool, a natural lido in among the rocks where there are also flat slabs for sunbathing when you get out of the water.
The islands in the Mediterranean Sea can best be explored with a rental car. The islands attracts countless visitors every year with their fascinating beaches, enchantingly varied landscape, traditional culture and interesting cities.