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Top 10 Greece Beaches

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Greece is a beautiful country, full of idyllic Mediterranean islands and coastlines, and it has some of the best beaches in the world, with soft silky sands and clear turquoise waters. It is the perfect destination for a relaxing holiday in the sun, and here is a guide to the best top 10 Greece beaches.

1. Elia beach, Mykonos

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Mykonos is a pretty little island, with typical hilly Greek landscapes perfect for hiking and walking through. Elia beach is a beautiful little spot, with soft sand and good swimming waters. It is also a bit quieter than some of the other beaches in Greece, but there are still plenty of facilities and water sports activities.

2. Myrtos, Kefalonia

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Kefalonia is one of the larger Greek islands, and is famous for its fine olives and fantastic cooking. Myrtos is a gorgeous beach, with a huge stretch of golden sand which is surrounded on all side by wonderfully lush scenery. It can get very busy in the summer, but there is plenty of room for everyone.


5 Travel Destinations that are not so popular but that should be on your list

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You may have heard of the Taj Mahal, the Pyramids in Egypt, or the Grand Canyon but aside from the very long list of great travel destinations there are still a lot of places that we can add to our list of must go places.

Here is a short list of great destinations which may not be hitting the headlines but you must visit in case you have a chance:

Ajanta Caves (India)

The Ajanta Caves is located in Maharashtra in India. The structure dates back before the time of Christ and houses sculptures and paintings that are considered priceless by the Buddhists. The caves were abandoned in the year 480 AD and was engulfed by the jungle. It remained unvisited until it was rediscovered by a British officer in 1819 while hunting tigers. You can still find the name of Captain Smith etched on the walls of the cave up to this day.


9 of the Most Beautiful Islands you must explore around the world

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When you are in one of these islands on our list, you just have to forget about everything and let go. Each is a paradise with pristine waters, lush green flora and fauna, and the breeze blowing against your face.

These are secret islands which only a few people go to. They are never crowded. They are specks of lands amid vast waters which do no boasts of luxury hotels but pure beauty you can only experience when you take the road less traveled. Every island on our list is a dream destination.

South Water Caye (Belize)

This island is just 14 miles off Dangriga and far from the busy scene of Ambergris. You will be fascinated with the barrier reefs which are considered to be among the longest in the western hemisphere. You will be able to spot dolphins, moray eels, eagle rays, and parrot fish.


8 Top destinations for food lovers

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Travel destinations and great food come together like how we need air to breathe. When you go to different places, there will be a culinary experience that will make a mark in your soul and make that holiday memorable. Here are some of the best food destinations across the globe:

India

If you will be crossing states and towns in India, expect a burst of different flavors to be served on the dining table. The main staple when your in the north is roti and rice when you are in the south. They usually come with chutney, vegetables, and dhal. The meal may come with some meat or fish. Your taste buds will love the range of exotic spices that come with every dish in India.

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Cheap hotels in Athens

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ancient-greek-godsAthens is the coastal capital of Greece, and one of the oldest cities in the world, with a rich and vibrant history that spans over 4,000 years. The golden age of Athens was back in the 4th and 5thth Centuries, when the cultural and intellectual achievements of the city saw it become the birthplace of the ‘Western Civilisation’, with great minds such as Socrates, Plato and Aristotle gifting the world with the concepts of democracy, drama and ethics. The golden age of classical Greece was not to last though, and Athens suffered a long period of occupation by the Macedonians, Romans, and Turks, and by the 18th Century many of the cities greatest archaeological treasures had been looted and spread around the world by both private and government funded collectors. Athens was reborn in the 1830’s when Greece once again won its independence, and after the second World War foreign investment paved the way for extensive expansion and revitalisation of the city. Modern day Athens is a large and sprawling urban area, with all of the problems and advantages of any large city, such as pollution, traffic and crowds, and also excellent shops, vibrant markets, fine restaurants and entertainments.


Top 7 Posh Hotels at Volcanic Sites

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If you’re tired of booking rooms at hotels near the beach, you might want to book somewhere near a rumbling mountain for a change. After all, aside from the Icelandic volcano which is wreaking quite a havoc in Europe, most volcanoes around the world are pretty enough for pictures and peaceful enough for a summer’s stay. Below are the most posh and stylish digs you’ll find near volcanic sites.

101 Hotel Reykjavik, Iceland

Once the ash settles down, you might want to book yourself a room in 101 Hotel Reykjavik. This hotel can give you a pretty unique volcanic sighting. Aside from the havoc that’s already in the headlines, the landscape is unique for another thing: brining both fire and ice together. Besides, the destination is safe enough because the hotel sits on the harbor-side of the city. It’s just 100 miles from the temperamental and beautiful Eyjafjallajokull volcano.
It fuses old Iceland with the new, more metropolitan cityscape as well. In this hotel, you’ll get to enjoy sleek guestrooms, freestanding baths, an art gallery, a basement sauna, and of course, the hotel’s popular Icelandic menu. Get to sample Iceland’s best traditional cuisines while viewing the volcano from your room.


Athens vacation

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Zeus. Aphrodite. Apollo. These are just a few Greek gods to be sure, but when you think of an Athens holiday, what comes to mind but ancient Greek gods and fantastic Greek myths?