Thinking of the Mediterranean Sea brings images of deep blue waters and rocky shoreline cliffs to mind. This sea is home to many beautiful islands that embody various cultures and countries. For some, these islands are home; for others, they are glorious vacation spots. The Mediterranean is surrounded by Europe, Asia, and Africa and is connected to the Atlantic Ocean via the Strait of Gibraltar. This sea has over 150 islands varying in size, and below are descriptions of the biggest of these islands.
Undoubtedly, Sicily is the largest island in the Mediterranean Sea. The 9,927 square miles belong to Italy. The geography of Sicily is full of rolling land with tall volcanoes overlooking the agricultural landscape below. This island experiences mild, wet, and hot, dry summers, typical of the Mediterranean. Inhabitants come from Roman, Spanish, Greek, French, Albanian, Norman, and Swabian descent (to name a few). The most heavily populated city is Palermo, with 1,044,169 people.