Corfu - Fortified by the Venetians, this charming medieval sea port is protected by two castles – the hilltop Old Citadel and the seaward New Fortress. The UNESCO-listed old town is packed with 19th-century neo-classical mansions, many housing quaint tavernas and souvenir shops at ground level. The Spianada, a vast green space designed by the French, with a music pavilion and a cricket field, is overlooked by the arcaded Liston, home to several elegant cafes.
Saranda -With the most attractive waterfront in Albania, Saranda is a charming little town. Its houses fan over the hillsides, small boats bob on the blue sea and people stroll up and down the waterfront promenade, enjoying the 290 sunny days per year. Most of Saranda’s attractions are a little outside of the town itself. Nearby is the mesmerising ancient archaeological site of Butrint, the hypnotic Syri i Katterc (Blue Eye Spring), and some lovely beaches at Ksamili village, where you can dip and refresh after a day of exploring.
Kotor - Visit the bustling port of Kotor, with its picturesque old city quarter, Venetian architecture, 17th-century Clock Tower, glorious twin-towered Cathedral of St Tiphun (12th century), naval museum and many other attractions. There are cafés situated along the stony shore or by the lower part of the road to enjoy a summer refreshment, lounge on a sun chair or go for a refreshing swim.
Dubrovnik - There is a great deal more to Dubrovnik than its undoubted aesthetic charms. UNESCO has placed everything that lies within the old walls on its World Heritage List, and not just because it all looks nice. Its multi-layered history is every bit as interesting as you hope it’s going to be, while despite the medieval architecture there’s also a strong modern pulse to the place. And contrary to many preconceptions, there’s a fair bit to discover outside the walls too.
Korcula - Floating just west of the Croatian mainland with dazzling views over the crystal clear Adriatic, the hulking mountains of the littoral and the Skoji islands scattered offshore, Korcula enjoys an enviable island setting. Its natural environment is equally desirable: spanning just (41 miles) at its widest point, this slender island is shrouded in verdant pine forests, fertile vineyards and green shrubs. Korcula also reclines in a mellow Mediterranean climate and boasts a coastline punctuated with pebble beaches, attractive bays and secluded coves.
Bar - Besides being Montenegro's main seaport there are some nice cobble beaches in and the entire area around Bar is mostly untouched nature. The Bar municipality stretches to the southern shore of Skadar lake and encompases Krajina region. This entire area boats an array of leisure activities and hiking. Smaller settlements near Bar, such as Dobre Vode, Sutomore and anj, are favourite destination for sunbathing, with their long sandy beaches.
Paxos - The villages of Paxos are intriguing. Gaios is considered the gateway to Paxos and its harbour is spectacularly disguised from the sea by the small island of Agios Nikolaos. The harbour of Gaios opens up magnificently to reveal the waterfront and the patchwork of alleyways and tavernas. Further up the coast one will find Loggos, a Greek fishing village.