Barcelona is the ultimate summer destination. It’s beautiful, it’s warm, and the party scene is great! When you visit Barcelona, you probably want to spend some time on the beach, visit one or two of Gaudies’ houses and go drinking. There is definitely more to Barcelona than that, but let’s start with the booze.
Konya is definitely worth a visit on your way to or from Cappadocia. It’ a very calm place, but I was also surprised by how modern it was. Electric tramways, big avenues, lots of parks, new buildings. All of this surrounding the beautiful, old town filled with history and tradition.
Fethiye is a popular coastal destination in Turkey. The old town has a lot of small passages, shaded cafes, shops. It’s around the city that it is happening! and here is what to do in Fethiye.
Pamukkale site is located near the Denizli city in Turkey. The “village” called Pamukkale is actually constituted of hotels and restaurants catering primatly to tourists visiting the travestines. Here’s all you need to know for a successful visit to Pamukkale.
The city was once considered the most important Greek city and the most important trading center in the Mediterranean region. It was built in the 10th century BC. The famous Library of Celsus (at least the facade) is still standing and attracts a lot of tourists every year. Ephesus was also home to one of the seven wonders of the Ancient World – the Temple of Artemis.
It is hip, beautiful and full of attractions. It looks like the Cyclades, the famous Greek islands. The cobblestone streets are shaded with a huge amount of flowers. The narrow streets are filled with charming cafes and restaurants.
If you are coming here for holidays and the wind is strong (which it was when I was there), you can try some amazing water sports for close to nothing. Bulgaria is probably the cheapest European destination, with Hotel rooms starting at 20 euros, dishes in restaurants at around 3-4 euros, and very affordable kite lessons.
Why so interesting? First of all, it might be the oldest city still inhabited in the world! The Bulgarians say that it has been inhabited non-stop for the last 6000 years! Well that’s impressive! It was called Philippopolis, the city of Phillip. The city was originally a Thracian settlement and subsequently was invaded by Persians, Greeks, Celts, Romans, Goths, Huns, Bulgars, Slavs, Russians, Crusaders, and Turks. Woah! That’s quite something! And the remains of those times are still present in the city.
Thessaloniki was founded in 315 BC by King Cassander of Macedonia. It rapidly became a very important center and one of the major cities of the kingdom during the Hellenistic Era. Today, mostly a student city and a gateway to the Halkidiki peninsula. Here are some interesting facts that you probably didn’t know about the city.
Have you heard about Ioannina? Me neither. It’s the first town in Greece when you cross the border with Albania. I decided to spend a night here before heading to the famous Meteora. Even though there is not much to do here, I recommend spending a day or two just to soak up the peaceful and local atmosphere.