Mediterranean Islands

 


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The Mediterranean Sea is a sea connected to the Atlantic Ocean surrounded by the Mediterranean region and almost completely enclosed by land: on the north by Europe and Anatolia, on the south by North Africa, and on the east by theLevant. The sea is sometimes considered a part of theAtlantic Ocean, although it is often identified as a completely separate body of water. Major subdivisions include the Adriatic Sea, Aegean Sea,Balearic Sea, Tyrrhenian Sea, Ionian Sea and Ligurian Sea.

 

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Cyprus

Cyprus, officially the Republic of Cyprus is a Eurasian island country located in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea, east of Greece and south of Turkey .Cyprus is the third largest island in the Mediterranean Sea and the Republic of Cyprus is a member state of the European Union.

Cyprus has a subtropical climate, with very mild winters (on the coast) and warm to hot summers. Snow is possible only in the Troodos Mountains in the central part of island. Rain occurs mainly in winter, with summer being generally dry.

Majorca

Majorca or Mallorca is an island located in the Mediterranean Sea, one of the Balearic Islands. The island is a highly popular holiday destination, particularly for tourists from the United Kingdom, Germany ,Ireland and the Scandinavian countries.

The climate of Majorca is a Mediterranean climate, with mild and stormy winters and hot, bright summers.

Malta

Malta, officially known as the Republic of Malta, is a Southern European country consisting of an archipelago situated in the center of the Mediterranean, 80 km (50 mi) south of Sicily and 284 km (176 mi) east of Tunisia. Malta covers just over 316 km2 (122 sq mi) in land area, making it one of the world’s smallest states. The country has two official languages, Maltese (considered the national language) and English.

Maltahas a Subtropical–Mediterranean climate with mild winters and warm to hot summers. Rain occurs mainly in winter, with summer being generally dry.

Sicily

Sicily is the largest island in the Mediterranean Sea; along with surrounding minor islands, it constitutes an autonomous region of Italy. Sicily is located in the central Mediterranean. It extends from the tip of the Apennine peninsula from which it is separated only by narrow Strait of Messina, towards the North African coast. Its most prominent landmark is Mount Etna, which is at 3,320 meters the tallest active volcano inEurope and one of the most active in the world.

Sicily has a typical Mediterranean climate with mild and wet winters and hot, dry summers.

Rhodes

Rhodes is an island in Greece, located in the eastern Aegean Sea. It is the largest of the Dodecanese Islands in terms of both land area and population. It is located northeast of Crete, southeast of Athen sand southwest of the Anatolian coast in Turkey.

Rhodes has a Subtropical–Mediterranean climate with mild winters and warm to hot summers. Rain occurs mainly in winter, with summer being generally dry.