Island Hopping in the MediterraneanCollected by: Kristin Zibell
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AFAR Ambassadors are in-the-know bloggers who have a passion for experiential travel.

This wanderlist is a mere sample of things to do, see, eat, and drink on a few of the more than 200 islands in the Mediterranean Sea. Coastlines ring mountains, windy roads string together hillside towns, and the dinner is today's catch seafood.

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Sailing in Rovinj

A trip to Rovinj makes you feel like you’ve stepped back in time. It’s a little old town with an active fishing port located on the Adriatic Sea, and it hasn’t been overrun by tourists. The RC44 Championship Tour—which consists of regattas in five locations around the world, including Oman, Cascais, Trapini [Sicily], and Sweden—was held here the past two years. The RC44 yacht, which I designed, is open described as the Formula 1 of yacht racing. It’s quite a juxtaposition to have these high-tech boats sailing in what feel like ancient waters. —Sir Russell Coutts

Photo courtesy of Jeremy Lightfoot/Corbis. This appeared in the June/July 2013 issue. Read more about Oracle Team USA CEO Sir Russell Coutts.

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