Kotor, Santorini, and Other Places We Miss in the Mediterranean

Inspiration Travel



Of course, we are missing travel destinations everywhere, from the sacred streets of Jerusalem to the pristine forests of Alaska. But there’s something uniquely enthralling about the Mediterranean. Home to some of the earliest human civilizations, it’s laden with religious significance, history and culture. The food is sensational, the scenery is breathtaking and the people are welcoming and friendly. 

We’re daydreaming about our favorite settings in the region, and returning over and over to some of our “dreamiest” photos. Here are the top places we can’t wait to get back to.

The Acropolis of Athens

The Most Imitated Building in the World

Surrounded by greenery and set against an impossibly blue sky, the Acropolis is one of those ancient structures that captures your attention from every angle. You simply can’t take your eyes off it! The hilltop location means the beauty of modern Athens stretches out below you. What a blessing that one of the world’s greatest archaeological sites is also one of the most stunning!

Basilica of Saint Paul Outside the Walls, Rome

Illumination at Saint Paul’s

Rome is one of the most important cities in Christian history and home to incredible places of worship. We’ve always been drawn to the Basilica of Saint Paul Outside the Walls. Traditionally built over the grave of the Apostle Paul, its breathtaking light provides a perfect setting to pause and reflect on one of the most important figures in Christian history. 

Kotor, Montenegro

Medieval Times in Kotor

Maybe it’s the terracotta rooftops, the cobalt bay or the hilltop castle overlooking the village. Whatever the reason, The Palace of Living History museum in Kotor is more romantic and scenic than seems possible.

Mykonos Windmill

The Windmills of Mykonos

A mainstay atop lists of the world’s best islands, Mykonos is known as a cosmopolitan playground for affluent individuals around the globe. We love this laid-back island for its blue water, sandy beaches and abundant sunshine. When walking its cafe-lined streets, you can’t help but be drawn to these iconic, 16th-century windmills.


Sensational Santorini

You’ve admired this postcard-worthy island on puzzles and screensavers. Just wait until you see it in person! The whitewashed, cliffside architecture of Santorini has inspired travelers for decades—and rightly so! No scene compares to the azure church dome of Agios Spyridonas, sunlit against the sparkling waters of the Aegean Sea.

We’re all dreaming about travel right now—especially to those destinations that capture our wanderlust and reconnect us with faith. 

What places have you been daydreaming about?