7 Mediterranean port cities to add to your 'must-visit' list

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The best cities by the sea

The Mediterranean is the ideal destination for anyone seeking seaside bliss. Each of the hundreds of port cities around this famous body of water has its own personality. Some are defined by their ancient buildings, others by glamor and sophistication, and many by 300-plus days of sunshine and uncrowded beaches. 

That said, there is something distinctly Mediterranean about each of these places. The laid-back pace, the sense of history and the focus on "the good life" all seduce visitors into returning to the same destinations again and again. Here are seven must-visit port cities on the Mediterranean.  

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