Our top three Mediterranean Jet Set destinations are famous for their fantastic summers complete with breathtaking landscapes, warm summer nights, superb dining and lively nightlife. Read on to find out where the rich and famous were spotted vacationing this summer.
Since the 19th century Côte d’Azur remains one of the most glamorous and popular jet set playgrounds. As early as May, during the Cannes International Film Festival, which is one of the most prestigious film festivals in the world, everyone from models, actors, celebrities, producers and business tycoons descend on the French Riviera playground. Here, stars love nothing more than lounging on yachts and hosting the most talked-about parties of the season. In case Cannes is not your scene, you can always head further down the coast to the fishing harbor of St. Tropez, one of France’s glitziest resorts where celebrities enjoy their holidays in the comfort of their luxurious yachts. When they do decide to get off their boats you will usually spot them at one of the champagne parties at the day beach club Nikki Beach. For those looking for an ultimate hotel experience, there is the legendary Hôtel du Cap-Eden-Roc which over the years has become a favorite vacation spot for many Hollywood stars.
In the Côte d’Azur, Monte Carlo is one of the top jet-set destinations for generations of the rich and famous. Nestled on the shore of the Mediterranean between the French and Italian Riviera, this tiny principality was turned into a mini-Manhattan of concrete and glass. It was where Prince Rainier III of Monaco married the film star Grace Kelly. The world Famous Monte Carlo Casino has appeared in Hollywood movies a number of times, and is considered one of the most glamorous Bond locations shown both in Never Say Never Again and Golden Eye.
Every summer, the world renowned cosmopolitan island of Mykonos makes it to the top of the list of the ultimate jet-set destinations to visit. This year hasn’t been an exception as the island welcomed jet-setters from all corners of the world. Although famous for its buzzing party scene, Mykonos is an island that has it all, whether you are looking to dance till dawn or spend a quiet day at a secluded beach. Enjoy an evening walk through the cobbled streets of Chora where you can get “lost” between the whitewashed houses then head to the water’s edge to watch the sunset with a cocktail in one of the famous cafes in Little Venice. Summer 2015 had seen many new openings on the island, from the first Beach Buddha Bar at the Santa Marina Resort, to the Toy Room Mykonos, which is the hottest private club in London. In case you are heading to Mykonos, make sure to check what’s hot on the island in our earlier blog post.
Sicily is the largest island in the Mediterranean known for its unique character defined by a fascinating mix of Greek temples, Norman churches and Baroque palazzos. The ancient Greeks loved Sicily best and they built as if their civilization would last forever. Greek works of art have survived throughout the centuries and until today can be found on the island. The lofty town of Taormina houses one of the most beautiful Greek amphitheaters in the world, where a golden ark of stone lays with the Mount Etna as its backdrop. Every June, the Taormina Film Festival transforms this Sicilian town into a Hollywood scene.
Sicily is also famous for its natural wonders such as the smoking craters of Mount Etna, Europe’s highest active volcano to the still relatively undiscovered beaches of the southern coast. Enjoy a La Bella Vita at a destination that combines diverse architecture, ancient landscapes, and vibrant contemporary dining and wining options.
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