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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, 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 referred to as the co-capital. Greece is strategically located at the crossroads of Europe, Asia and Africa. Situated on the southern tip of the Balkan peninsula, Greece shares land borders with Albania to the northwest, the Republic of Macedonia and Bulgaria to the north and Turkey to the northeast. The country consists of nine geographic regions: Macedonia, Central Greece, the Peloponnese, Thessaly, ...more on Wikipedia

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, officially the Italian Republic, is a unitary parliamentary republic in Europe. Italy covers an area of 301,338 kmĀ² 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 Europe. Italy is a very highly developed country and has the third largest economy in the Eurozone and the eighth-largest in the world. Since ancient times, Etruscan, Magna Graecia and other cultures have flourished in the territory of present-day Italy, being eventually absorbed by Rome, that has for centuries remained the leading political and religious centre of Western civilisation, capital of the ...more on Wikipedia

Capital: Rome

Official Language: Italian Language

Founded: 1861-03-17

Currency: Euro

Area: 301230.0

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Spain is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Mediterranean Countries to Visit
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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 Biscay; and to the west and northwest by Portugal and the Atlantic Ocean. Along with France and Morocco, it is one of only three countries to have both Atlantic and Mediterranean coastlines. Spain's 1,214 km border with Portugal is the longest uninterrupted border within the European Union. Spanish territory also includes two archipelagos; the Balearic Islands, in the Mediterranean Sea, and the ...more on Wikipedia

Capital: Madrid

Official Language: Spanish Language

Currency: Euro

Area: 505992.0

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Portugal is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Mediterranean Countries to Visit
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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 Portugal, the Portuguese Republic holds sovereignty over the Atlantic archipelagos of Azores and Madeira, which are autonomous regions of Portugal. The country is named after its second largest city, Porto, whose name derives from a combination of Latin "Portus", and the Celtic place-name Cale., The land within the borders of the current Portuguese Republic has been continually fought over and settled ...more on Wikipedia

Capital: Lisbon

Official Language: Portuguese Language

Founded: 1128-06-24

Currency: Euro

Area: 91985.0

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