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Clues may be referred to bodies of water, islands, regions, etc. For clues concerning several countries, any correct country is accepted as answer. Here is only a limited selection of places.
It separates the island of Malta from the southern tip of Sicily.
Gulf of Gabès (or Syrtis Minor)
On the east coast of Tunisia.
Peñón de Vélez de la Gomera
One of the Spanish 'Plazas de soberanía', off the Moroccan coast.
One of the minor Balearic Islands.
Gulf of Corinth (or Corinthian Gulf)
Deep inlet of the Ionian Sea separating the Peloponnese from western mainland Greece.
Strait of Otranto
It connects the Adriatic Sea with the Ionian Sea. Named after the Italian city of Otranto.
The only coastal town in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Bab el-Zakat (or STROG)
Arab name for the Strait of Gibraltar (shortened STROG in naval use).
Largest of the Ionian Islands in western Greece.
Between Turkey and Cyprus.
Capital city of Mostaganem province. Divided in two by a ravine of the river Aïn Sefra.
One of the 3 historical nationalities of Spain. Barcelona is its capital city.
Chain of islands between the Ligurian Sea and Tyrrhenian Sea, west of Tuscany.
Cape Peloro (or Punta del Faro)
One of the most celebrated promontories of Sicily. Northeastern extremity of the island and closest point to mainland Italy.
Gulf of Hammamet
Large gulf in northeastern Tunisia.
Largest and most populous Adriatic island. Located near Rijeka.
Western point of Sicily.
Sea of Crete
In the north of the island of Crete.
Small archipelago consisting of several islands stretching northwest of Dubrovnik.
Westernmost portion of the Mediterranean Sea. Connected to the Atlantic Ocean throught the Strait of Gibraltar.
Aeolian Islands (or Lipari Islands)
Volcanic archipelago north of Sicily.
Small bay on the eastern side of The Rock. Very popular for its big sandy beach.
Hof HaCarmel and the Plain of Zebulun
Areas of the Israeli Coastal Plain, in the south and north of Haifa.
Last Spanish sea town before the French border.
2nd-largest island of Malta. Known as 'Isle of Calypso'.
Great Europa Point
Southernmost point of Gibraltar.
City at the base of the Tell Atlas, on the southern edge of the fertile Mitidja Plain.
Strait of Bonifacio
Between Corsica and Sardinia. Named after the Corsican town Bonifacio.
Gulf of Valencia
Inlet on the eastern coast of Spain.
Saronic Gulf (or Gulf of Aegina)
Eastern terminus of the Corinth Canal.
Capital city of the Egyptian governorate of North Sinai.
Between the Greek island of Crete and Libya.
Pine Islands (or Pityuses)
Collective name for the Balearic Islands of Ibiza and Formentera.
Between the southern Balkan and Anatolian peninsula.
Minet el-Beida (White Harbor Bay)
Important archaeological site served as harbor town and necropolis for Ugarit.
Important regional industrial center. One of the 3 largest seaports in the country.
City and port in the center of the Rif Mountains.
Gulf of Genoa
Northernmost part of the Ligurian Sea.
Gulf of Taranto
Square-shaped gulf of the Ionian Sea. Wholly claimed by Italy as national waters.
One of the two British Sovereign Base Areas in Cyprus.
Largest peninsula in the Adriatic Sea.
Group of 4 islands located in front of Marseille.
Cominotto, Filfla and the St.Paul's Islands
Minor and uninhabited islands of Malta. Between Cominotto and Comino lie the Blue Lagoon, one of the frequented tourist locations in the country.
Bay of Vlorë
Largest bay in the country.
Bay of Kotor
Largest bay in the Adriatic
Israel's only natural harbor on the Mediterranean.
Popular tourist destination near Marseille. Famous for its cliffs (falaises) and the sheltered inlets (calanques).
Between Corsica and the island of Elba.
Gulf of Venice
Far north of the Adriatic Sea. Between the delta of the Po River in northern Italy and the Istria peninsula in Croatia.
Greek region. South of the Gulf of Corinth.
Ionian Islands (or the Heptanese)
Group of seven main islands, including many smaller ones, in the Ionian Sea.
Over 200 km of coastline belonging to the Province of Alicante.
Only inhabited island of Syria.
Group of 3 small islands (Lampedusa, Linosa, Lampione). Between Malta and Tunisia.
Holiest city of the Bahá'í Faith.
One of Monaco's administrative areas. Widely known for its casino.
Largest of the 3 islands in the Îles d'Hyères.
Smaller and more southerly island of the 'Illes Pitiüses'.
Balearic Sea (or Iberian Sea)
Between Iberian Peninsula and Balearic Islands.
Between the Cyclades and the Peloponnesos. Named after the mythical hero Myrtilus.
Gulf of Sidra (or Gulf of Sirte)
Body of water located by the city of Sirte. Claimed by Muammar al-Gaddafi as Libyan territorial waters.
Promontory at the entrance to the Strait of Gibraltar. Near the sunken island of Spartel Bank, hypothesized as the location of the legendary Atlantis.
Largest city in the Sharon Plain.
Gulf of Thessaloniki
In the northern Greek region of Macedonia.
Western Europe's largest river delta. Formed by the Rhône River.
Entrance to Suez Canal and Egypt's major eastern seaport.
Rashid (or Rosetta)
Popular tourist destination, known for its charming Ottoman mansions. Here in 1799 it was found the 'Rosetta Sone', an understanding key for Egyptian hieroglyphs.
Group of 12 larger plus 150 smaller Greek islands in the Aegean Sea.
Port city on the Bhar Amzzyan Lagoon. Just 13 km (8 mi) to south of Melilla.
Important city in North Sinai. Egypt's last eastern Mediterranean city.
Rounded gulf in east central Greece. Formed by the Mount Pelion peninsula.
Brijuni (or Brionian Islands)
Group of 14 small islands. Famous for their scenic beauty and their archaeological sites.
Group of 4 islands off the French Riviera, near Cannes.
Spanish autonomous city located along the coast of North Africa across from the Strait of Gibraltar.
Algeria’s 4th-largest city and chief exporter of minerals.
Koper (or Kopar)
Largest commercial port in Slovenia.
Dardanelles (or Hellespont)
Narrow strait connecting the Aegean Sea to the Sea of Marmara.
Group of 147 islands in the Adriatic Sea, covering a sea area of about 320 kmq. Densest archipelago in the Mediterranean Sea.
Governorate of Domyat (or Damietta)
Famous for its guava farms, its 'Domiati cheese' and the millions of palm trees exported every year.
Ras ben Sakka
Northernmost point of the African mainland continent.
Largest island in the country.
One of the most seismic areas in the world.
3rd largest island in Italy after Sicily and Sardinia.
Tripoli and Batroun
Tripoli: 2nd largest port city of the country. Batroun: one of the oldest cities of the world.
Gymnesian Islands (or Gymnesic Islands)
Collective name for the Balearic Islands of Majorca and Minorca.
Gulf of Iskenderun
Easternmost tip of the Mediterranean Sea.
Group of islands in the northeast of the Gulf of Gabès.
Gulf of Antalya
Inlet south of Antalya province. Also known as the 'Turkish Riviera'.
Historical region on the eastern coast of the Adriatic Sea.
Historical region of Greece, containing Athens.
South-central region. Historically known as Cilicia.
Gulf of the Aegean Sea. Immediately south of Thessaloniki.
Southernmost Mediterranean coastal city.
Sea of Sicily (or Channel of Sicily)
Division between the western and the eastern Mediterranean Sea.
Coastline of the southeast corner of France. Also known as the French Riviera.
Northermost district of Lebanon.
Main seaport on Egypt's Western Mediterranean coast. Known for its white soft sands and calm transparent waters.
Greek island group in the Aegean Sea.
Strait of Sicily
Strait between Sicily and Tunisia. Division between the western and the eastern side of the Mediterranean Sea.
Sea of Marmara
Inland sea connecting the Black Sea to the Aegean Sea.
Gulf of Gaeta
Named for the nearby Italian city of Gaeta.
Between the Istrian peninsula and the northern Croatian seacoast.
2nd-largest city in the country.
2nd largest Greek island.
Between Italy and the Balkan Peninsula.
Gulf of Trieste
Extreme northern part of the Mediterranean Sea.
Rocky group of islands of volcanic origin. North of Tunisia.
Costa del Sol
Popular tourist region that welcomes millions of people annually. Located along the coastline of the Málaga province.
Saint George Bay (or Golfe de Saint-Georges)
On the northern coast of the city of Beirut.
Between the Italian Riviera and the islands of Corsica and Elba.
Gulf of Piran (or Piran Bay)
In the northern part of the Adriatic Sea. Named after the town of Piran.
Enclosed by the Italian peninsula, Sardinia and Sicily.
Between Comino Island and Gozo (locally called Ghawdex).
Largest of the Dodecanese islands. Southwest of Turkey in the eastern Aegean Sea.
Main tourist destination near Naples. Location of the noted sea cave called 'Grotta Azzurra' (Blue Grotto).
Largest island of North Africa.
Most populous of the 17 autonomous communities of Spain.
Dugi otok (Long Island)
Largest and easternmost of the Zadarian Islands.
Headland in Province of Cádiz. Northwest of the Strait of Gibraltar.
East of the Akrotiri Peninsula.
Archipelago of 24 islands in the Aegean Sea.
Northernmost part of the Aegean Sea.
Mount Pelion peninsula
At the southeastern part of Thessaly. Between the Pagasetic Gulf and the Aegean Sea.
Deepest recorded point of the Mediterranean Sea: 5,267 m (17,280 ft). In the Ionian Sea south-west of Pylos.
Ras al-Bassit cape
Popular resort destination for its distinctive black sand beaches.
Gulf of Squillace
Inlet of the Ionian Sea. Named from the coastal town of Squillace in Calabria.
Between the Greek island of Lesbos and Turkey.
Formerly known as Philippeville. Capital city of the eponymous province.
Rocky headland at the south-westernmost tip of the Gallipoli peninsula.
Franc Jozeph Island
Located at the mouth of the Bojana River.
Archipelago off the west coast of Italy, between Rome and Naples.
Between the Greek island of Chios and the Asia Minor coast.
Sea of Sardinia
Between Sardinia and Balearic Islands.
Located on the French Riviera. Known as the place of the iconic Brigitte Bardot and for its famous and extremely wealthy summertime guests.
Ras Ibn Hani cape
Important archaeological site. Major resort area called the Cote d'Azur of Syria.
Old fishing city in southwestern Slovenia on the coast of the Istrian peninsula.
Group of 4 small islands in southern Albania.
2nd largest port city of the country.
3rd largest Greek island. In the northeastern Aegean Sea.
Main port city in the country. Home to the annual Al-Mahaba Festival.
Arabic name of Tripoli.
Formed by the Karpasia peninsula and Protaras.
Peninsula in far northeastern Tunisia.
Gulf of Salerno
Part of the Tyrrhenian Sea in the coast of the province of Salerno.
One of the nation's major ports. 4th-largest city in the country.
Considered the Business Capital of Libya.
Gulf of Lion
Wide embayment of the Mediterranean coastline of Languedoc-Roussillon and Provence.
Strait of Messina
Between the eastern tip of Sicily and the southern tip of Calabria.
Eastern coastal region and ex-province of Libya.
Long strip of the Adriatic coast surrounding the town of Budva in western Montenegro.
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