Beaches on the Mediterranean are not like Destin, Florida. They have sheer mountain cliffs that drop into the sea. (I've heard, but haven't done it, that there are times of the year you can snow ski in the morning and swim in the afternoon.) The beaches are made up of rocks, not sand, for the most part. I find its rugged look beautiful! We walked across the street the first day to see the Sea.
Those are genuine smiles!