This is the clearest water you can find on a beach in whole Europe. And maybe in the whole world. (At least within the 161 countries w´ve been to.) Lampedusa is a tiny little Island south of Sicilly, standing closer to Africa than to Europe. Actually it does belong to Africa Geologically. Its consditions of being so unpopulated and so remote in the Mediterranean Sea are the key to the clear waters. But we are concerned that the fame could attract an excessive number of tourists and threaten the fragile environement. Check the video here
Cala means “cove” and Menorca has dozens of beautiful turquoise water coves to be explored . Cala Macarelleta has crystal clear blue waters during the summer. The Island of Menorca is the less visited of the Balearic Island in Spain, and over 90% of the tourists come from Spain itself. This is also one of the reasons that makes Menorca one of the best spots for a beach travel in Europe. It is a calm and safe paradise with no crowds. We strongly recommend it. But hurry up, before the tourism mainstream people overcrowd it !
The Island of Zakynthos is not among the most visited in Greece. Far from it. But it holds a treasure called Navagio Beach. The water is so blue that it is dificult to look at continoustly is a sunny day. I desbribe the color as a “milky electry blue”. Ans bluer than the sky above. I is only accessible by boat, but it is worth as the boat also stops by some other blue water caves, with less intense colors but more the crystal clear type. Even better when you rent a private boat to dive wherever you want.
Very beautiful and very well structured for tourism., Nissi beach is a huge blue swimming pool and as a whole, it is the best beach in Europe for us. Cyprus is off the main western touristic routes but it is a nice and friendly country. Nissi Beach may get very crowded during the summer peak, when tourist from the Middle-East (mainly Israel and Lebanon) visit the island. We strongly recommend it.
A hidden jewel In between two islands and a beautiful Mediterranean scenery. Only reached by small boats, in a short -and worthy- trip from Malta main island. Travelling to Malta capital, Valletta is easy from Italy, specially from Sicily where you can reach it by a fast ferryboat. But there are many flights coming from other Italian cities and even from further countries
P.S. – The images are accurate and we never use “filters”. Watch out for fake blue seas in the internet.
P.S 2 – We have been to all the countries that border the Mediterranean and sea, except Lybia . That includes de smaller seas ( like Adriatic, Ionian, Aegean etc ), plus 200 beaches and 25 Islands arround, before making this ranking.