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Top 3 Mediterranean cities for active family holiday

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The Mediterranean is one of the cleanest and most important seas of the world. Through history sailors have conquered the Mediterranean Sea, and linked the countries located on its shores. Spain, Croatia, Italy, Greece… it’s hard to choose which one of these amazing countries to visit, as they each have a lot to offer. Fine cuisine, sports, entertainment, breathtaking sites, bars… all of this and much more make the Mediterranean a top destination for your family vacation. Here are just 3 of the hundreds of locations you and your family can enjoy.

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Ibiza, Spain

Ibiza needs no introduction. This Spanish Island has a legendary reputation. It’s wild parties, luxury accomodation, music festivals are a thing to be experience, but Ibiza offers much more than that. Beyond all the parties, Ibiza is a great destination for your active vacation, as it has a ton of content catering to the more laid back type of people. People in Ibiza are all about eating right, fresh air and exercise. Doing yoga on a roof terrace, with the beautiful blue Mediterranean below you is a unique experience. And why stop at yoga? Paddle boating around the beautiful waters of the Mediterranean, hiking and exploring the nooks and crannies of the island, kickboxing and much more! If you get tired, you can always get a massage at one of the many hotels.

Ibiza is best reached by airplane or ship. The island’s road infrastructure is extremely well developed, and once you get there, you won’t have any problems getting around the island.

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Split, Croatia

This ancient town, located on the Adriatic Sea, is an up-and-coming tourist hotspot. Founded by the ancient Greeks, and ruled by the ancient Romans, Split has a ton of history behind it. Preserved remains of former times litter the town, such as the impressive Diocletian’s palace, several churches, statues and much more will keep you entertained. But there’s more. Besides the party scene, Split is host to many sports and cultural activities. Scuba diving, riding a boat, hiking, yachting, water polo and football are all sports that you can see every day in Split. The surrounding islands also make for cool trips too!

Getting to this coastal paradise isn’t a huge hassle, as Split has an active airport, and from there all that separates you from it is a short Split airport taxi ride to the city center.

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Amalfi, Italy

Nearby Naples, this beautiful Italian city is on many tourists’ “to-do” lists. The Amalfi coast is a 43 miles stretch of heaven. Tourists flock to the Amalfi region during the summer, but this town is also popular during the off season, as the weather never gets too cold.

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The beauty of Amalfi lies in its versatility. Your vacation can be as busy as you want it to be. If you want you can spend your days eating at one of the numerous restaurants, and relaxing on the beach, but if you want your vacation to be active, Amalfi is a great option. Its location offers a unique base to explore hills, romantic small villages, beaches and coves located all around Amalfi. Perfect for swimming, hiking and biking, this Italian town is also home to some of the most beautiful concerts of classical music in this part of Europe, which are held in a garden of a villa. Magical indeed!

Amalfi is well connected with the rest of Italy, and is accessible by boat, train, car, planes, ferries and much more.

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5 great, irresistible reasons to visit Belgrade

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While the Balkans might be a region known for its instability, and political dividedness, there is much more to it. More and more people discover that Balkans is an amazing and unique place to visit as the people there are unlike any other in the world. One of the most interesting destinations is Serbia’s capital city, Belgrade. It is one of the oldest cities in Europe but don’t be fooled – this city is modern and thriving with life.

There are many reasons why you should visit Belgrade, but we will name 5 the most irresistible ones.

The spirit of Belgrade

The atmosphere and spirit of Belgrade is something that sets it apart from other cities in Europe. Influenced by the east and the west, Belgrade’s charm lies in its relaxed diversity. At times the city reminds you of a buzzing metropolis, with tons of people around, and then at the next moment, they’re all sipping coffee at one of Belgrade’s’ many cafes. Most people agree, after spending some time in Belgrade, that it has a certain, as the French would say, je ne sais quoi – “I don’t know what” – that is easy to fall in love with.

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Never ending entertainment

Belgrade’s nightlife has become legendary in recent years. More and more tourists, especially from Western Europe are flocking to Belgrade to explore its vast nightlife. An amazing array of clubs, cafes, restaurants, and parties all over Belgrade will entertain you till the early morning hours. The area around Belgrade is also known for its crazy summer music festivals. Serbia is by no means a large country, so exploring some other, more rural places in the country is something that everyone should do.

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Delicious food

Another one of Belgrade’s specialties is its food. Balkan cuisine has been relatively undiscovered, but is now spreading fast, and becoming a specialty outside the Balkans. Try the famous cevapi, burek, sarma and other dishes that only the Balkans can offer. And it doesn’t end there! Belgrade has an amazing variety of drinks, especially alcoholic ones, just be careful not to get tipsy! Serbia’s specialty is rakija, a strong alcoholic drink that is mostly homemade and delicious too! Even fast food places are considered a delicacy, and the numerous restaurants will make sure your taste buds get the experience of a lifetime.

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Great hosts

The people from Balkans are widely known for their extreme hospitality. After just a couple of shots of rakija, anybody will treat you like family. Sharing everything you have with your guest is common practice, and be prepared for special treatment wherever you go. And good luck trying to leave someone’s house without taking a couple of unexpected items along!

Cheap prices

With all of this being said, Belgrade sounds like an amazing place, but an amazing place usually comes with an amazing price. Well, you’re in luck! Belgrade and Serbia are one of the cheapest places in Europe. The food, clubs, accommodation and drinks are all way cheaper than you’d expect from a city of such magnitude. Accommodation is of no problem, as the city has a ton of apartments, hotels and hostels at various locations, with some people even renting their own private apartments. There are a lot of couch surfing options too, which is a great way to meet some of the friendly locals, and be introduced to the town in general.

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With all of this and much more, Belgrade is the place to be. Fine cuisine, cheap prices and friendly people are more than enough of a reason to visit, but combine that with the party life, an excellent atmosphere and a unique experience all around, you’ll find that Belgrade finds a way to get in your heart, and make you want to visit it again and again.

Honeymoon Hot Spots: Five Places You’ll Want to Move to

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When choosing a vacation destination for your honeymoon, all couples want to find a place that is truly spectacular and allows you both an escape. After the stress of planning your wedding and going through the marriage process, spending some time alone together is the perfect way to start fresh in your new life as a couple. Finding the perfect place that both of you agree on can be daunting, but there are a few honeymoon hot spots that will make for beautiful and memorable locations. You might even find yourself wanting to move in.

Saint Tropez

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This coastal town is situated on the French Rivera in southeastern France for a city that is known to attract artists. You’ll be able to relax on the beach during the day, while enjoying the busy nightlife in the evenings. You can also take in the beauty of Vieux Port, which is lined with Mediterranean houses and features several cafes where you can dine outdoors near the water.

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Figi boasts turquoise waters and spectacular mountains views in one of the top locations in the world. It’s one of few places that really feel like paradise. With over 300 islands, Fiji is a great place for adventure and relaxation with serene beaches, snorkeling, and diving.

Florence, Italy

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Roam the streets of Italy hand in hand for a romantic location that is known for its spectacular architecture and friendly locals. As the capital of Italy’s Tuscany region, the city welcomes visitors to explore iconic sites that include the Florence Cathedral and the expansive bell tower. You can even take an exciting bike tour together of Florence for a memorable way to explore the city.

Greece

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A magical destination for a honeymoon due to the beautiful views of the ocean and the whitewash stone homes that cascade down the cliffs, Greece is located in southeastern Europe and is home to several ancient landmarks, which include the Parthenon, Acropolis, and the Temple of Hephaestus. You can also enjoy relaxing on the white sands of Elafonissi Beach or taking a cave swim at Kleftiko Beach.

The Islands of Tahiti

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As the largest island in French Polynesia, The Islands of Tahiti feature quaint huts that are built above clear water. You’ll be able to visit black-sand beaches, two extinct volcanos, waterfalls, and romantic lagoons to take a dip in.

When planning a honeymoon, don’t be afraid to choose one of the top destinations in the world. These places are all romantic and relaxing, and you’ll be able to explore the city with your spouse and create new memories that will last a lifetime. Don’t forget to look into Fisa Pty Ltd partner visas if you and your new spouse will be staying in a new country for a long period of time. When you choose a place you both agree on, your honeymoon can be the perfect start to a perfect marriage.

Escaping the Cold: 6 Destinations to Consider for your Fall Break Vacation

It is the fall with summer long gone. The vacation mode is still in high gear to get one last warm vacation experience in before the holidays. There are a host of destinations with more than a warm climate to offer. Activities from water sports, hiking, golfing, and more can be found in these following six vacation stops.

Las Vegas

Go land-lock and have a fantastic time. This city has more to offer than just casinos. The biggest names in entertainment have shows in this paradise in the desert. A variety of cuisine with affordable pricing and buffet-style abounds. Weather is always nice with clear evening skies for cruising the strip. Hotel packages with resort-styled pools, cabanas, and stainless steel grilling stations add more allure.

Key West

Every day is a beach day in this city. Bath tub warm waters will have visitors participating in a host of water sports. Scuba diving, snorkeling, and jet skis are just some of the activities to enjoy. Known as the Conch Republic, fresh seafood of a large variety is available. Book a deep sea fishing trip and grill dinner. They say New York never sleeps, but the same can be said about Key West.

Myrtle Beach

The beaches of South Carolina have a flavor all their own. Weather is the perfect high 70s with cooler evenings. This city has all-inclusive packages from places like Sands Resorts where guests do not have to leave the resort. Nestled on the Atlantic Ocean, panoramic views and sea breezes will captivate. Flawless golf courses, water parks and four or five star hotels are more incentives.

Miami

For spectacular beaches, international cuisine, and a busy nightlife, this city has loads to offer. The fall season has low humidity for carriage and rickshaw rides along Collins Avenue. Forget about an itinerary in this city, just put on the sun screen and head out. Plenty of flights and hotel room packages make this an attractive destination.

Cancun

Pulling out passports to a warm and exotic location in Mexico is a definite option. There will be plenty of sun and night life with authentic cuisine. This is another location for all-inclusive fun. While Cancun is known for its beaches and sun, visiting the Mayan ruins would offer a world-class ancient museum experience.

Paris

Keep passports near for this lovely destination. Paris is at its best during the fall season as temperatures are crisp for evening strolls along the Seine River or at a scrumptious meal. The top museums in the world are located here with the Palace of Versailles as an example.

The suggested fall trips listed could be a bucket list. Vacationers can spread them out over a period of years. Each season offers its own set of activities. Have fun with planning these vacations as they are the spice of life. Don’t forget the camera!

Exploring Dubrovnik and the nearby islands

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There are many beautiful places on Earth, but few can match Dubrovnik. Mediterranean climate, the spacious blue sky, dark blue crystal clear sea depths, numerous coves and bays, sandy beaches and steep reefs decorated with the lushest subtropical flora… plus centuries of culture and history.

Dubrovnik is the largest Croatian tourist center, having many hotels, apartments, restaurants, bars and taverns for the tourist population; from budget ones to world class luxury hotels. The city is well connected with the rest of Croatia and has an international airport as well.

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The famous city walls (source: commons.wikimedia.org)

Of course, Dubrovnik is a place with many tourist facilities, providing a wide range of attractions: cultural and music manifestations, bars, night clubs, entertainment programs, sports activities, trips to the nearby islands, but all who come should start their visit by exploring the city’s history. The most recognizable landmark that defines the physiognomy of the historical city of Dubrovnik and gives it its characteristic, worldwide famous look are the intact city walls, which surround the city in their two kilometer length. The complex is one of the most beautiful and solid forts of the Mediterranean and is composed of a series of forts, bastions, casemates, towers and separate fortresses. The walls stand as a monument to the city’s rich history: Dubrovnik was once an independent city-state and a strong naval power on the whole of Mediterranean. The entire city core, along with the main street of Stradun has been declared a historical monument under the protection of UNESCO.

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Rector’s Palace (on the left) at Stradun (source: visitdalmatia.com)

You should also visit the infamous Arboretum of the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts in Trsteno, the only arboretum in the Croatian Adriatic coast, the oldest Croatian monument of garden architecture and the oldest arboretum in the world! Known for its historic gardens and an unique collection of Mediterranean and exotic plants, the arboretum is law-protected as a monument of garden architecture, extends to 28 acres and incorporates a number of different parts: the historic public garden with a summer house, a historic park from the 19th century, the old olive grove, oak, pine, cypress, maquis vegetation and coastal rocks.

The city has a favorable geographic position if you plant to explore the region and visit some of the most beautiful Croatian islands such as Mljet and Korcula. It’s pretty common that tourists spend a few days in Dubrovnik and then rent a boat from one of the local yacht rental agencies and explore the coastline on their own.

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View of Mljet lakes in sunset (source: commons.wikimedia.org )

Mljet is often called the greenest island in Croatia as more than two thirds of its surface is covered with forests; the western part of the island also holds the status of a National Park. It features an unique ecosystem of two salt lakes, plus an abundance of animal and plant species found nowhere else. The island is especially fit for sports enthusiasts as it offers plenty of cycling and climbing options, not to mention the waters around the island are often frequented by divers due to their clarity and spectacular underwater sights.

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Island of Korcula and the homonymous town (source: importanneresort.com)

Korcula, on the other hand, is the most populated Croatian island with some sixteen thousand inhabitants. Still, it’s largely unurbanized, perfect for a soothing holiday and long walks through the island’s many vineyards; the locals take great pride in their wines, so be sure to try some. It’s also a place of strong folklore tradition, with many summer festivals aimed at preserving the local cultural heritage and entertaining the tourists.

It’s practically impossible to enumerate everything that Dubrovnik and the surrounding region have to offer to their guests; explore the vicinity of the city, the beautiful islands or the nearby National and Nature Parks, visit the city galleries and museums, go to a party, or simply read a book on the beach – if you can imagine it, Dubrovnik has it.

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The Top Ten Must Visit Historical Sites in the World

The Top Ten Must Visit Historical Sites in the World

 

 

 

 

 

 

Many fascinating historical sites attract visitors from around the world. Sometimes a journey to explore a landmark offers additional information to supplement a history degree online with real world experiences; in other situations, the trip simply fulfills a lifelong yearning to travel to a place where momentous events happened in the past.

Most people include these ten sites on their list of essential global landmarks. Each one promises an interesting visit:

The Acropolis and the Parthenon

This site overlooking Athens in Greece gained renown for its beauty because of the perfect symmetry and elegant construction of the building. Today the ruins still attracting visitors from around the world.

The Great Pyramid of Giza

For nearly 4,000 years, the Pyramid built for Pharaoh Cheops (Khufu) outside the modern city of Cairo remained the tallest building on Earth. It was designated at one of the “seven wonders” of the world, and still holds mysteries today.

The Tower of London

Over the centuries, many famous historical figures resided for periods of time in the Tower of London, the traditional site where the British government stores the royal crown jewels.

Mohenjo-daro

These ruins in Pakistan once formed the heart of a vibrant civilization; the city’s identically shaped, regular rectangular buildings likely represented one of the first planned communities.

Uluru-Ayers Rock

A center of Aboriginal culture in Australia for thousands of years, visitors tour this historic monolith by helicopter, on foot or with camels.

The Kremlin

The beautiful, historic Kremlin constituted a fortified city within Moscow. It contains numerous structures and exceptional works of art.

The Eiffel Tower

Built in 1889, this romantic steel structure appeals to many people. It also offers excellent skyline views of Paris!

Machu Pichu

This outstanding abandoned Incan city towers at 7,970 elevations amidst the Andes Mountains.

The Great Wall of China

Extending at its height for over 5,500 miles, this massive defensive wall protected China from nomadic invaders during centuries of warfare. It draws tourists today, remaining one of the most incredible fortifications in the world.

Mount Rushmore

Some 400 workers under the direction of Gutzon Borglum carved this 60 foot high landmark in South Dakota into a steep cliff face using automated machinery between 1925 and 1941. The monument depicts several celebrated Presidents.

Conclusion

You’ll treasure the memories acquired visiting these extraordinary sites. All of them offer profound insights into the past and the present.

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TOP 4 scariest places in Italy

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What do you imagine when thinking of Italy? Is it welcoming sun-drenched resorts of Liguria or world-known historical monuments of Rome? Maybe the luxury stores in Milan are the first things that come to your mind?

Indeed, Italy for tourists is a wonderful country with various beautiful landscapes and activities for every taste and budget. But as almost each country it has its own haunted places attracting special contingent of people, who like to feel fear or just want to experience unusual feelings. Do you belong to such type of people? Than this article will be interesting for you!

1. Poveglia Island

Without any doubt Poveglia Island is the most famous haunted place in Italy! The island shrouded in dense fog of horrifying stories is located under very nose of tourists visiting Venice. Only 15 km separate one of the world’s most romantic city and the scariest place in the whole Italy.

Why is Poveglia considered an evil place? The answer to this question must be sought in the history of the island…

The horror began when Europe was covered by the epidemic of bubonic plague that killed millions of people. It was then when imperceptible little island of Poveglia turned into a real insulator of death and became the last resting place of people infected with the plague, who have no chance to survive. People were buried in one large mass grave. According to some beliefs, there were too many bodies to bury and most of them were simply burned. So, today the ground here on half consists of ashes of those men, children and women who died here in agony.

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But it was only one part of the nightmare happened on the island. In 1922, a mental hospital was founded in Poveglia. Soon, patients began to suffer from nightmares and headaches. They said the hospital is literally full of ghosts of plague victims. Patients heard strange whispers or wild cries and moans, but no one believed them. Even the hospital stuff sometimes saw strange figures that emerged out of nowhere and in a moment burned down into ashes. Moreover, some residents of Venice were sure a chief doctor himself is mad and regularly conduct experiments on patients using the latest methods of healing, which looked more like a medieval tortures.

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According to the local legend, when the chief doctor began to see and hear the ghosts of Poveglia he threw himself from the tower in fit of madness. And nowadays he is among the souls that haven’t found peace and are doomed to endlessly roam through the empty halls of the abandoned hospital.

2. Catacombs of the Capuchins

The catacombs in Palermo are actually a very touristic place usually crowded by visitors, so it’s hard to get really scared here. However, the dungeon literally full of mummies isn’t a good place for especially impressionable people. You’ll find catacombs not far from the city center under an unremarkable building of Capuchin monastery. The entrance fee is 3 EUR. It’s not much for an opportunity to see the real underground kingdom of Hades with countless corridors with about two thousand of mummies in different poses.

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The oldest mummy belongs to monk Silvestro Subba, who died in 1599 and is buried in the traditional monastic clothes. The youngest one is the mummy of two-year-girl Rosalina, who died of bronchial infection in 1920. Despite the fact that more than 90 years has passed from the day of her death, the girl looks like she recently fell asleep. When you are looking at her, a strange thought comes to your mind that any moment the girl can open her eyes.

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All mummies in the catacombs are divided into different groups by status they had in life, gender, professional and other features. So, here you will find separate hall for virgins, children, couples etc. There are especially scary legends related to this place, but the catacombs itself are scary enough to pull some extra adrenaline into your veins.

3. Abandoned psychiatric hospital in Parma

Such places by themselves cause unpleasant feelings, but thanks to efforts of Brazilian artist Herbert Baglione, it became really creepy. He painted black shadows of different forms and sizes that sprout from old wheelchairs look into the rooms and make you feel loneliness and emptiness. These shadows represent souls of poor people who once lived within the walls of mental hospital in Parma.

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4. Valley of the Mills in Sorrento

Valley of the Mills is both beautiful and creepy. Here you have a chance to admire quite unique landscape represented with deep ravine and ancient half-destroyed mill on its bottom. The valley of the mills has turned into a closed ecosystem with more humid than usual microclimate. Plants have grown into the real jungle, and mountain streams have made a swamp from the canyon.

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It’s not possible to go down to the mills, unless you are rock climber with all necessary equipment. However, you can enjoy fanatic views and make awesome pictures from the Piazza Tasso overlooking the valley.

In conclusion it should be said you can find some scary places even in the most touristic cities of Italy such as Rome and Milan. Those are Santa Maria della Concezionedei Cappuccini in Rome and San Bernardino alle Ossa in Milan. Crypts of both churches are decorated with the countless human bones and skulls. You should agree that bare skulls are not quite what you expect to see in the church.

When traveling in search of haunted places you should have a car to be able to quickly escape in case you awaken the souls of the dead. If you spare to take your own car, a rental vehicle would be a good choice. Just don’t tell what places you are going to drive to. You can book a car at Malpensa Airport from a leading supplier online and save some money and time.

Author Bio: Lily Berns is a travel writer and she likes to share with interesting info of different places through her publications.

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Fishing in Malia

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Ancient Greek Fishing

Fishing has always been integral to the Greek way of life, going way back to the time of the ancient Greeks. During that time, tuna, sea bass and red mullet were all considered delicacies and only reserved for the wealthy, whilst anchovies and sapts were common among the poorer population due to their smaller size and greater availability.

You can still find these fish, and more in Greek waters, as they continue to feed the local population today.

Crete

Greece has almost 2,000 surrounding islands, all varying in shape and size, with Crete being the largest and most populated. Its1,046 kilometres of coastline also makes it especially popular for fishermen and sun-seeking tourists. The Coasts of Crete are relatively well known for fishing as many locals and tourists are regularly found trying to make their next big catch.

Waters around Crete and Greece are home to many different exotic fish that can be caught near the coastline. Such fish include the Greater weaver, White Sea bream, European sea bass and Mediterranean moray.

Check this site to see the full list.

Malia

While fishing is the epitome of most coastal villages in Crete, Malia is the most well-known among fishermen. Located north east of the Heraklion region, and with a land area of 60km2, Malia is the ultimate go-to destination for those after a fishing-based holiday. It boasts many harbours that are scattered throughout the coastline where you can sit and fish to your hearts content, not to mention the ideal air pressure that allows you to fish anytime of the year.

Experienced fishermen will be able to rent a boat or head to the harbour and start fishing right away. Novice fisherman also have a selection of fishing trips to choose from where they will be taken out in groups by a trained fisherman and taught the ropes. There are many companies such as Thalias travel that offer relaxed fishing excursions for those less experienced.

Licensing

If you want to head to the harbour or beach and do some relaxing fishing, you should be fine without a permit, however if you’re feeling a bit more extreme and would like to try something like spear fishing, you’ll definitely need a license.

All information regarding licensing can be found here.

Where to stay?

Malia is fast becoming a popular holiday destination. Hotels and resorts can be found all over Malia, and check reviews before you go so you don’t get bogged down with a bad deal.

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Split – Residence of a Retired Roman Emperor

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Traveling is one of the best activities that one can enjoy. It is thus important to choose a good holiday destination. Split in Croatia is one of the best places to enjoy a perfect vacation. Its mythical history, culture and uniqueness makes it tick. One not only gets entertained but also immensely informed.

Being the second largest city in Croatia, Split has more than enough attractions to the numerous visitors. For instance, an adventurous person can explore the wonder of the Adriatic Waters and the Apennine Peninsula. These are breathtaking trips that have been made possible by charters in Croatia. This implies that one can rent a boat of choice and venture into the wonder of the Adriatic Sea. Some of the notable islands to visit here are Brac and Hvar. Through the excellent and affordable services of well connected ferries and charters, a tourist can visit various seaside towns that board Split through sail.

Popular music is an immense part of the Croatian Culture. Split offers great atmosphere for music lovers whether local or international. There is also the Croatian National Theater in Split. This outstanding structure houses some of the best music to the ears. A visitor is thus able to gain information on the Croatian music and enjoy dancing with the performers. Split is also the host of the world wide famous Ultra Music Festival. People from whole Europe come together to party in Split.

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Nevertheless, art is an important cultural activity in Split, Croatia. There is the towering Ivan Mestrovic Gallery . This has been in existence for decades and provides great insight into Croatian art. There are numerous antique sculptures by the infamous sculptor Ivan Mestrovic. One can also get scenic views of the Adriatic from this place. Wildlife lovers are not left behind in Croatia. The Split Science Museums and Zoo is a nice place to spend time. Its small size means that one can see everything and anything that is exciting. Its ideal location on Mount Marjan makes it an amazing place to know more about animals while enjoying the beautiful views of Split. Mount climbing can also been done on the great Marjan Mountain.

Split is one of the oldest cities in Europe. It therefore harbors rich history that leaves one totally thrilled. The Live Museum in Split makes one experience the Roman life. It is filled with utmost good entertainment and fun. It becomes totally difficult to leave this place. The archaeological museum is filled with history about Croatia, their culture, religion, politics and even economy. Waterfalls have been associated with life and ambience. Imagining a walk over spectacular waterfalls is exciting. Parco Nazionale Krka is one of the best places on earth. a visitor gets to experience a breath taking walk of a lifetime in this place. The waterfalls makes one to feel a sense of vibrancy and far away into the land of fantasy.

 

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Have you heard of Froggyland? Well it is right there in Split. It displays one of a kind collections in the world. With unmatched taxidermy in the world, this place is definitely a sight to behold. The works of the infamous artist Ferenc Mere are also displayed here. It is truly a beautiful place to see and a must for any visitor.

Furthermore, there exists Brela Beach where one can experience surfing, swimming, dining, sailing and other enjoyable activities. Split is a great sailing destination, since it`s close to some of the most famous islands in Croatia. You can easily join a excursion and go aboard a catamaran yacht and sail across the Adriatic. Riva Harbour is also a notable place in this city. Other places that are gorgeous and mandatory for any visitor include the Cardo Maximus, Diocletian’s Palace, Cathedral of St. Domnius and the Old Split.

Split in Croatia is definitely a place to visit. It is informative, entertaining and welcoming to everybody. There are excellent social ammenities such as water, electricity and sanitation. These are available at affordable prices. The tour guides are also cordial and elaborate. So, what’s holding you back in holidaying the Split way?

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Don’t Drink Doubles

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And other tips to help you survive the Canary Islands

Tip one: First, it’s important not to assume that just because they’re grouped under the same name, these islands are in any way identical. On a very, very basic level, here’s the what’s what of the inhabited islands:

Fuerteventura – good for windsurfing and has enough beaches that you could switch every day for a month and still be bathing happily in new pastures

Tenerife – the ‘party’ island – although not to be overlooked as a family or cultural getaway destination

Lanzarote – great for art and sculpture, the most famous pieces of which were mainly created by the skilled hands of Cesar Manrique

La Palma – a hiker heaven

La Gomera and El Hierro – smaller, less touristy and the places where you’re most likely to be able to appreciate Canarian culture that hasn’t been soiled by sozzled tourists

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Tip two: If you’ve been thinking this could be the perfect opportunity to put Spanish language lessons into practice, think again. The lingo of the Canaries is much more similar to the South American varieties of the language than it is mainland Spanish, meaning all those ‘th’ sounds need to be swapped to s’s, and the locals won’t be able to comprehend your foreign-sounding accent.

Tip three: Tip. Spanish etiquette applies here, which means a 10% tip in bars, cafes and restaurants. The island’s industries are built on tourism, so your gratuities will likely count towards the wages of bar staff. Just because service charge isn’t included doesn’t mean it isn’t expected.

Tip Four: If you’re going on a wholesome family holiday, check out information about the nearby beaches before you go. The canaries have an abundance of ‘clothing optional’ beaches. So if you’re dragging along hormonal teens, they may end up going a bit pink, in more ways than one.

Tip five: Don’t just think of it as a chance to top up your tan. These islands have a culture and cuisine of their own. If you beach hop and don’t make time for anything else, you could miss out on more memorable activities like Harley tours in Costa Adeje, or whale watching on the coast. Which leads on to…

Tip six: Eat where the locals eat if you want a taste of Canarian cuisine. It may be difficult to distinguish the Canarian-fare restaurants from your average fish and chip tourist-grabbing, dingy café. To differentiate the real deal from the genuine fake, look for menu signs written in Spanish with words such as ‘Menu del dia’. No, they probably don’t want your custom, but if you bring along a guide book and can manage to pronounce the names of the dishes with some slight flare, what makes you any different from any other hungry customer? One traditional dish to look out for is Ropa Vieja – chickpeas, meat and potatoes.

Tip seven: And finally, be wary of the bars. A tourist at a resort is a walking target. Don’t get misguided by those offers of ‘free drink’ from empty bars. Usually the unprinted small print reads: buy one over-expensive cocktail and get a measly, watered down version for free. Go to a nice bar, where it’s worth paying 5euros for a beer, and enjoy the un-soiled atmosphere of a place that doesn’t try to lure you in with poor quality spirits. Finally, when settled in a suitable drinking establishment, don’t order doubles. The shots in Spain might be different to what you’re used to – poured with generous hands and likely to end up flooring you before you’ve even had a chance to dance.

Featured photo credit: Fuerteventura – Playa de Butihondo 2″ by Mário José Martins – http://www.flickr.com/photos/pepemartin/3663822040.

Second photo credit: “Fuerteventura – Playa de Butihondo” by Mário José Martins – http://www.flickr.com/photos/pepemartin/10161084964/.