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We arrived in Sicily late at night - it was almost midnight. But we knew that the rental office would not close before we had checked in :)   First off, I'd like to tell you about the city of  Trapani (a relatively big city closest to the airport). Even though we stopped here...
When we visited, we got lucky with the weather. Perfect for traveling! We even enjoyed the sun in places known for their extensive rainy seasons, like England and Scotland!   But we can't be lucky all the time, can we?! This time, it seems our luck ran out and we experienced one day (yes,...
These two places (along with  Segesta ) are the most popular places around  Trapani . So we could not miss them! Erice is a little town situated on a mountain, with great views of the valley. We went there by car, but you can also use a cable car. For those who...
After  visiting a couple of churches in Thessaloniki , we walked further along the streets of the city... As I have already said, there were a lot of beautiful buildings (probably from the last century) and the streets were wide; a feature reminiscent of Barcelona. And there are...
This was our first time in  Thessaloniki . We didn't have any special expectations; this town did not come with high praise from the internet. It was a regular city, without many attractions. After all, it wasn't Athens. On the other hand, when you visit islands during a cruise,...
Costa Smeralda is one of the most prestigious coasts in Europe. Costa Smeralda is quite expensive, but the guide says: "Expensive can mean seriously expensive. If you need to ask how much, you cannot afford it."))). It’s very nice to walk around because everything is in harmony with...
After  visiting La Laguna and Candelaria , we went further... We also stopped in Arico Nuevo along the way, after a small detour. We made it following the recommendations of the guidebook, fyi!  I did not understand what there was to see and why we should...
Candelaria is considered the religious capital of the island. The city is famous primarily for its "Black Madonna", a copy of which is situated in the Basilica ( Basilica of Candelaria ). The pilgrims come here by foot (it was written so, although I hope they didn't have to walk from the...
After visiting  the town of Santiago de Teide , we went toward the north coast. And here is the town of Garachico. The most impressive thing was the drive to town. Or rather, the spiral road wrapped around the steep mountain :) Here it is, below... And here are some of the...
The main purpose of this trip were to see the towns of Garachico and Icod de los Vinos. The road to them, from the area of Costa del Silencio, goes partly along the coast and partly away from it - on mountain roads. This part of the island was quite different from the north-east, which...
People usually go to Santa Teresa to visit Capo Testa, a tiny peninsula, 5 km away from the city. This is an unusually beautiful place! Earlier the Romans used to mine granite at this site. The columns of the Pantheon were built of the local granite... There are beaches on both sides, just at...
Our hotel was not far from Porto Cervo and Baja Sardinia. We often went to Baja Sardinia for lunch and at the beach. I'll start my review with Baja Sardinia. Here is the city beach. It is quite large but still crowded enough... The promenade with restaurants and cafes is quite cozy......
I continue telling about my trip to Sardinia. I have already written about Olbia here. In general, the city made a good impression. There are many different cozy cafes. Like this one… Besides, having a cup of coffee there was very pleasant, the quality of pastry and bread in this place was...
Porto Rotondo, as well as Porto Cervo , is not the city, but a place where everything is designed for visitors, coming on yachts, and those tourists, who simply comes to have a look (like me)... There are the same houses (mainly shops and restaurants) as in Porto Cervo , running into one...
In general, we love Sardinia! However, many people on the Internet do not advise going to Olbia. And we decided to go and to see the city with our own eyes. As the result, we made a beautiful walk around the city. But if you’re time-limited, it is definitely not the city in which you should make a...
The port of  Catania was probably the most enjoyable stop during our cruise. The weather was excellent, our ship was moored right next to the center, and there were less tourists in the city than in many other Italian cities!  Catania city is not small, it’s the second largest city...
After  visiting the Teide Volcano , we arrived in the town of La Orotava ( Orotava Valley ). We parked directly by the bridge leading to the old part of the town. La Orotava is one of the oldest towns on the island, and one of the most charming :) I...
Before  Tenerife , I visited two other islands of the Canaries - Gran Canaria and Lanzarote, but I was not amazed by them. They simply weren't my type of places. There was a bit of greenery and a lot of tourists . . . in short.  Therefore, I was going to Tenerife without...
We continue walking around the city of Rhodes... Near the Old Town, there's even a small lovely beach. And a little bit away from the center, but within walking distance, there is another beach quite good as for island standards. We parked our car there, right next to it, because we...
The only place that I really liked on the island is their capital - the city of Rhodes. The city is small and everything is close there - a couple of good beaches, the Old Town, the waterfront, and even a new, modern part of the city. The biggest attraction is, perhaps, the Old Town....
After Filerimos Monastery, we decided to wonder through its surroundings. There was a waist high grass)))... At the same time, you constantly need to go round peacocks)))... And you can also look at a panoramic view of the valley there. To do this, you have to go through the...
And now, I want to tell you about the place on Rhodes, which you can visit. Especially, if you love peacocks)))... In fact, peacocks live there even in many hotels. It's not a marvel... But Filerimos differs from other places with the fact that there is a huge amount of peacocks! They sit...
After visiting Kamiros and Teologos , we went further... The road is very close to the sea - it's very nice to drive there. Pay attention to goats in gorges!))) Probably, they hide there from the day-time heat))). By the way, I recently saw a program on the BBC about the fact...
The ancient city of  Kameiros is one of attractions of Rhodes that you must visit. In ancient times, it was the third largest on Rhodes. The city began to be built in the eighth century BC. But it was abandoned by residents already in the second century BC - after...

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