[quote=PCP;1589329]... culture that are an heritage of all humanity in all forms is more common on the med. After all it is there the berth of the western culture and civilization.
Oh yes, I agree with your last sentence. But by "Western culture" you mean European culture. Which is quite important but, you know, there are other civilizations besides it, some really quite old and important...
Do I have to translate "eurocentric?" It means centered on Europe. Which is what you are, as I have been saying all along.
I could not have made the point better than you did.
...maybe the fact that you don't see the interest in Santorini (Tera) explains why you think that there is not anything special about the med in what regards culture or that it can be comparable with what you find on the Caribbean in quantity and quality.
Oh well, I thought there was something we could agree on.
First, where did I say 'there isn't anything special in the Med?' I have traveled in most countries bordering the Med, many times, and I did not do that because I did not like it (let's see, left to right: I have visited Spain, France, Italy, Yugoslavia when it was still there, Greece, Turkey, Israel, Egypt. Each on separate trips, most countries more than once. Alas, only some of them by boat). But that does not mean that I see it as the navel of the world and nothing else comes close to it. There are many other beautiful, interesting and culturally fascinating places in the world.
Now, Santorini: Yes, it looks very spiffy on the pretty postcards. Actually, I have to admit it even looks pretty in real life. I just found it way too touristic for my taste.
My favorites were the small islands in the Cyclades, with a small agora with houses in which actual Greeks lived, rather than hotels serving Germans and Brits (and now Russians, too). Where you go with your plastic water bottles to the supermarket and fill them up with white wine made right on the island, for a couple Euros. Where the other boats in the port are not super yachts but the local fishermen that sell you squid right off their boat.
True, they do look a bit less spiffy on a postcard than Santorini. But somehow I prefer them over Santorini and Mykonos.
To each their own, I suppose.