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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.

Figi

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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.

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.

Image credit: By Taxiarchos228 (Own work) [FAL], via Wikimedia Commons.

Things to Do in Kos Island, Greece

Kos is located in the middle of the Dodecanese and could be described as one of the most popular islands, with high growth in the mass tourism market. Kos is the island of Hippocrates, the father of medicine. Sandy beaches and rich history are the main attractions and with its vibrant nightlife, is a very popular destination especially among Britons. If you like to combine sightseeing with clubbing, Kos is just what you need.

Things you have to see

Kos is the best holiday destination for those seeking solitude, because every summer young people from across Europe invade the island to turn it into a huge night club! So when you get to the island of Kos, bring the right equipment at the beach and tune with bars, discos and a great nightlife! Apart from the nightlife, Kos really worth a visit as it is a green island with excellent infrastructure and large paved streets, full of palm trees. During your visit to Kos, do not forget to visit the ancient ruins of the city are numerous and valuable, the ruins of the “Asclepius”, the “Castle of the Knights and the huge plane tree of Hippocrates (trunk diameter is 11.5 meters!). In Kos will find some of the best beaches in the Dodecanese in Greece, many of which can be reached by bike!
Most of the beaches near the town of Kos become huddle of chairs and umbrellas. The Lambi Beach is the nearest beach quality, about four kilometers north of the city. Beyond lies Tigaki is long, sandy and ideal for windsurfing and the marble is less crowded. West of the town are the beaches Scissors, St. Phocas and baths with hot spas for treatment of rheumatism and arthritis. These hot spring waters flowing into the sea and become warmer than other beaches.

The city Kardamena is the second most popular resort on the island after the city of Kos and has a long attractive beach that was previously filled with tourists. During the summer there are excursion boats if the island of Nisyros. Mastichari is a harbor with a sandy beach that has tour boats to the islands of Kalymnos Pserimos and some cheap and decent restaurants.

When to Get Here

From July to August, the festival takes place in the Hippocratic city of Kos. The festival includes a series of cultural events such as concerts by Greek artists and community groups, performances of ancient Greek and contemporary theater. The Cultural Events Alassarnia takes place in the city of Kardamena. In the same village, on 7 August, a religious festival celebrates the “Birth of the Virgin”. In early August, the projection of theatrical performances takes place in the village Antimachia. Also in Antimachia, Honey Festival is celebrated on August 24 in which guests can taste various delicacies, all made with local honey. On September 27 make an evening of traditional music.

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Greek Food; A Culinary Tour

Part of the joy of visiting a new country is sampling the local cuisine. Take Greece, for example. You might not have tried Greek food before, but you’re sure to make some firm new culinary favourites when you do. When you’ve only got a limited amount of time on a tour of Greece, it can be difficult to know where to start – so we’ve put together some suggestions below. If you have any recommendations of your own, please let us know by leaving a comment!

 Moussaka

Moussaka is a bit like lasagna, but with slices of aubergine/eggplant instead of pasta separating rich layers of white sauce, minced meat and tomatoes. Precede it with a classic Greek salad, known as Horiatiki in Greece – a delicious and healthy combination of cucumber, red onions, olives, and that great staple of the Greek diet, feta cheese.

Yemista

Yemista means baked vegetables stuffed with either minced meat or a rice and herb filling. The most common are peppers and tomatoes, but other vegetables can be used too. Ideal for meat lovers and vegetarians alike, this tasty dish is healthy Greek cooking at its best.

Souvlaki

Sometimes called ‘Greek fast food’, but in fact far healthier than this nickname would suggest, souvlaki is the name given to meat skewered on kebabs. Pork is traditionally used, but there are numerous other variations, including lamb, chicken and even swordfish. There’s also a vegetarian version which uses vegetable chunks instead of meat. Try it with tsatsiki (pronounced ‘sat-SEE-kee’), a delicious yogurt dip.

Calamari

While seafood isn’t for everyone, there are few things more evocative of the Greek island experience than calamari, otherwise known as fried squid. Freshly caught squid enjoyed at a beachside restaurant is a classically Greek experience, and tastes particularly satisfying when partnered with a chilled glass of locally produced white wine.

Baklava

For the perfect end to any meal in Greece, baklava is a must. Sweet layers of pastry, honey or syrup and chopped nuts combine to produce a delicious treat which also makes a great gift to take back to your family and friends.

While you might not have time to sample every exotic dish whilst on European tours, if you’re in Greece you must try to fit these five in. It’s essential for that authentic Greek experience!

Written by Kat Kraetzer, a passionate traveller and experienced travel writer.

Best Places In Mykonos

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Mykonos is an idyllic island which is a part of the Cyclades and is home to long sandy beaches, a great nightlife and some great historical places. The area attracts visitors from all walks of life and from many different ethnic backgrounds and is known as one of the most cosmopolitan holiday destinations anywhere in Europe.

Beaches on Mykonos

The biggest and most popular beach on Mykonos is Paradise, closely followed by nearby Super Paradise. Both have areas set aside for nude sun bathing and both attract many holiday makers from the gay community. By day they are ideal for sunbathing and swimming and by night they play host to all night beach parties that are famous throughout the world as being one of the best party spots around.

Platys Gialos is more family orientated and is lined with loads of hotels, restaurants and bars. The beach also provides a boat to get to other beaches on the island and is situated around 6km from the main town.

Kalafati is another favourite though as it is not on the south coast, it is affected by a strong wind that makes it no good for sunbathing. However the wind and climate provide the perfect opportunity to indulge in some water sports, in particular jet skiing and windsurfing.

Mykonos Town

The best places to visit in Mykonos Town vary depending on what you need. If you want to shop, you won’t be disappointed as there are many high street names to found alongside local shops and boutiques. Little Venice is full of rustic restaurants with balconies overlooking the Aegean Sea which are beautiful any time but really come alive with colour at sunset.

The town also has many places to drink with bars and clubs that cater to all tastes. Some places offer a bohemian atmosphere while others are more geared towards the party crowd. The place really gets going in the evening when you are likely to meet interesting people from all over the world.

History sites on Mykonos

There are a number of historical attractions on the island that are well worth visiting during your stay. A set of 16th century windmills offer a look at the wheat making facilities the island had and nearby is the Agricultural Museum which is testament to all things agricultural from Mykonos’s past.

The Folk Law Museum has an intact 18th century sea Captain’s house and a 19th century middle class home and the Archaeology Museum has artefacts from the nearby island of Delos. From there, Delos itself is easily accessible which has been home to a number of Archaeological digs down the years that have revelled everything from temples and other ancient building to vases, pottery and funeral and grave goods.

Mykonos is one of the best holiday spots in the world because of the wide variety of great places to visit. The beaches, clubs, bars, shops and historical attractions all have something to offer everyone and add up to make a perfect holiday.

This article is provided by Makis Itsios, who is a travel blogger and mykonos lover. Makis also works for Hotel Palladium, a hotel in mykonos.