And the quest for dominance across the Mediterranean continues anew. Ibiza, in Spain’s Balearic Isles, is drawing a lot of buzz this summer thanks to the recently relaxed
charter-yacht rules there. Argument continues about whether Mykonos or Ibiza, on opposite sides of the Med, will ultimately prevail as the hipper, younger version of France’s St. Tropez. The battle to dominate world culture, it seems, carries beyond the centuries, but the locals on Mykonos don’t seem worried. Spain may have some ports that are just as pretty, but it doesn’t have the birthplace of Apollo within easy cruising distance of a wee-hours rager at the Kalua club on Paraga Beach.