In ancient Amphipolis,near Serres (northern Greece, 370 miles (600km) north of Athens), archaeolgists unearthed an impressive burial mound the colossal size of which (497 meters long and three meters high) suggests that the tomb was built for someone extremely important and could belong to the wife and son of Alexander the Great, Roxane and Alexander IV. Continue reading
Mykonos Island is the most popular but also the most expensive Greek island (I bet you will spend more money than you expect to so bring extra money and credit cards ). This well known island attracts tourists all over the world. It has been visited by just about every celebrity, sports figure, political leader, archaeologist, professor, college student, fashion model, writer, musician, famous chef, architect and designer in the world. Continue reading
If you have chosen Rhodes for your vacation then congrats, you have made a great choice! Rhodes is one of the best Greek islands and offers almost any kind of holiday you could want. If you want peace and quiet, you ll find it on Rhodes. If you want activities and night-life, Rhodes has got it. If you want to explore history and culture, that is there too. There is something interesting to do every day.
Who said we can’t have summer and winter at the same time?
If you are in Germany in winter time and dream about having a coctail in a tropical beach you only have to drive about 60 km southeast of Berlin to reach something never before seen in northeast Germany: tropical paradise.
Here I am! Luxury Turkish resort is calling all snap-happy travellers to apply for a summer job – as a Chief Instagram Officer (whose only job is to snap pictures as they relax in five-star comfort!!!!!! I want this job!!!)
For decades now, there have been numerous theories behind the mysterious Bermuda Triangle, which has captured the human imagination with unexplained disappearances of ships, planes, and people. But there is not only the Bermuda Triangle that causes terror and fear . There are 11 other places on Earth that everyone would like to avoid on their next vacation .
11. Superstition Mountains (Apache Junction, Arizona),
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The Superstition Mountains are a mountain range located east of Phoenix, Arizona. Already it’s off to a great start with the name.According to legend, sometime in the 1800s a man named Jacob Waltz discovered a huge goldmine within the mountains that has since been dubbed the Lost Dutchman’s Gold Mine (because Waltz was German, and eh, close enough). He kept the location a secret until his deathbed, upon which he may or may not (depending on which version of the story you’re reading) have told a single person the secret. Regardless, the mine has never been found, in spite of many expeditions. Some say the spirits of people who’ve lost their lives in search of the gold still haunt the mountains.One reportedly Native American legend goes that the treasures of the mountains are guarded by creatures called Tuar-Tums (“Little People”) that live below the mountains in caves and tunnels. Some Apaches believe that the entrance to hell is located in the mountains. Now-a-day, some people have claimed to be shot at while walking in the park. Is it the ghost of the old “Lost Dutchman Gold Mine” hidden somewhere amongst its range? Or a crazy gold rusher trying to detour others off with his bullets?
Side streets are often small, narrow streets, usually with beautiful facades and balconies, which are covered with various flowers and vines. Mainly available only to pedestrians, they are a favorite place for tourists and photographers, because during the walk amazing photos can be taken.
1. Molyvos village in Lesvos, Greece.
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