Cruise the Greek islands. Explore Mediterranean coastlines. Plan the perfect European sightseeing itinerary. From the whitewashed architecture of Santorini, Greece to the historic castles of Wales and Ireland, these are our picks for the best things to do on your Europe or Mediterranean island vacation, plus the most authentic places to stay.
Candy-colored umbrellas and matching chairs of the “stabilimento balneare” (beach clubs) stand in tight, neat lines beside the azure sea. Colorful houses and terraced gardens cling to an almost-vertical hillside. Vespas and tiny Fiats zip along the boulevard in front of cafés that serve heaping platters of “fritto misto.”