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List Rules List of all countries on the Mediterranean Sea, ranked for travel

List of the best Mediterranean countries to visit, as ranked by travelers and world experts. Bordering the Mediterranean Sea are some of the best travel locations in the world, perfect for any novice or knowledgeable traveler. These countries are very friendly to travelers and tourists, no matter where there country of origin is, so you can be sure to have a great vacation.  If you’ve been wondering, “What are the best Mediterranean countries to visit as a tourist?” this list features the locations with welcoming cities and amazing sights. Whether you enjoy visiting historical locations, such as the Hagia Sophia in Turkey or the Acropolis in Greece, or the world’s best food, like in Italy and Spain, the Mediterranean is a universe of entertainment.

If you’re seeking a Mediterranean vacation that features amazing art, you may find yourself at home in the museums of Florence, Italy or the Centro de Arte Reina Sofia in Spain. Those who want to see the world’s most iconic locations are sure to love the Eiffel Tower in France. Mediterranean countries are not only filled with the best historical locations, but also the finest wine in the world.

For anybody who has been seeking the ideal Mediterranean location, this list features the best countries that are tourist friendly,relatively inexpensive, and fun for any type of traveler. 

Greece is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Mediterranean Countries to Visit
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Greece


Greece, officially the Hellenic Republic and known since ancient times as Hellas, is a country located in southeastern Europe. According to the 2011 census, Greece's population is around 11 million. Athens is the nation's capital and largest city, with Thessaloniki being the second largest and ...more

Capital: Athens

Official Language: Greek Language

Founded: 1821-03-25

Currency: Euro

Area: 131940.0

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Italy is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Mediterranean Countries to Visit
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Italy


Italy, officially the Italian Republic, is a unitary parliamentary republic in Europe. Italy covers an area of 301,338 km² and has a largely temperate climate; due to its shape, it is often referred to in Italy as lo Stivale. With 61 million inhabitants, it is the 5th most populous country in ...more

Capital: Rome

Official Language: Italian Language

Founded: 1861-03-17

Currency: Euro

Area: 301230.0

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#37 on The Prettiest Flags in the World

#14 on The Countries with the Best Quality of Life

#51 on The Best Honeymoon Destinations

#3 on Best Soccer Countries Ever

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Spain is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Mediterranean Countries to Visit
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Spain


Spain, officially the Kingdom of Spain, is a sovereign state located on the Iberian Peninsula in southwestern Europe. Its mainland is bordered to the south and east by the Mediterranean Sea except for a small land boundary with Gibraltar; to the north and northeast by France, Andorra, and the Bay of ...more

Capital: Madrid

Official Language: Spanish Language

Currency: Euro

Area: 505992.0

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#11 on The Prettiest Flags in the World

#13 on The Countries with the Best Quality of Life

#1 on The Best Spanish Speaking Countries to Visit

#5 on Best Soccer Countries Ever

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Portugal is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Mediterranean Countries to Visit
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Portugal


Portugal, officially the Portuguese Republic, is a country in southwest Europe. It is located on the Iberian Peninsula, and it is the westernmost country of mainland Europe, being bordered by the Atlantic Ocean to the west and south and by Spain to the north and east. Aside from continental ...more

Capital: Lisbon

Official Language: Portuguese Language

Founded: 1128-06-24

Currency: Euro

Area: 91985.0

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#27 on The Prettiest Flags in the World

#16 on The Countries with the Best Quality of Life

#10 on Best Soccer Countries Ever

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