What are the best Mediterranean island escapes?

I’ve some vacation time coming, and I’d like to escape to a Mediterranean island for some adventure. Where should I go?

Apr 4, 2012
Outside Magazine
Hiker on the GR20 hiking path in Corsica

Hiker on the GR20 hiking path in Corsica via Shutterstock    Photo:Yco


A lot of Americans skip the Mediterranean simply because it's not as easy to access from the States as the Caribbean. On top of that, the Mediterranean gets its best weather from late spring through early fall, when Yankees aren’t usually thinking of beachy escapes. But if you do go, you’ll find that the Mediterranean islands are as awe-inspiring for their culture and food as they are for their beaches and weather. There’s also plenty of outdoor excitement to be had, with the right guidance. Here are four outdoor adventures that I’d recommend in the Mediterranean islands.

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