Going off the grid doesn’t have to equal deserted. Pantelleria is the perfect definition of a has-it-all hideaway; undiscovered by tourists but popular with celebrities and producers who use its dramatic volcanic landscape as an atmospheric filming location. Just 100km from Sicily, here lay hot springs for mud baths, azure-waters for diving and moody grottos; all to fuel adventure. Meanwhile in the town, local shops are to be explored by bike or on foot. The restaurant culture thrives here too, but excitement is found where tiny café’s peep out from rocky dens after an afternoon of undisturbed exploration.
Experience a more unusual Italy on board 44m Mim this summer. A beautiful Heesen, she’s more than suitable for the classically beautiful, yet lesser-known isles of Sicily.
The Azores: Portugal
Thermal baths, tropical climate and luscious natural lakes aren’t usually on the Mediterranean island checklist, nor are they familiar sights in Portugal’s popular Algarve. However, they are found on a small archipelago named The Azores which rises out of the Atlantic Ocean, providing an unusual base to enjoy some of Earth’s most abundant natural beauty just a stone’s throw from Europe. The landscape here is as lavish as the nightlife; secret to many but with much to indulged-in by those who venture to this island-Eden.
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