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Inspiring Italy! Famous Italian food, design, Italian way of living, but also an enchanting land that no matter how many times you visit it seems to remain undiscovered and enveloped in a moat of long and chequered history that gave birth to so many beautiful towns and cities. The main tourist attractions are certainly the breathtaking cities of Rome, Venice, Milan, Florence and Napoli, however Italy also offers a plethora of less well-known places that still seem to manage to impress visitors inasmuch as on their way back home they already start planning another holyday to Italy.
Postcard perfect Portugal - Portugal is a country in southern Europe and together with Spain it divides the Iberian Peninsula. This country of a long history offers to tourists sights from the Iron age, the Roman Empire, more modern age of Portuguese expansion, colonization with discoveries and of course modern cities such as Lisbon and Porto. Its long coast on the Atlantic Ocean as well as archipelagos hide delightful little places that have not yet been fully discovered by tourists.
Smiles, well known Serbian hospitality and delicious food are most common impressions that this country seems to make in tourists. Belgrade and Novi Sad are the most visited cities in Serbia. However, Serbia is also a country of many natural wonders, beautiful mountains, lakes and rivers that are ready to be discovered by international tourists.
The Czech Republic is one of those rather popular world tourist destinations. It is a country of grand historic castles and with one of the most beautiful European cities - Prague. Apart from Prague (the most visited tourist destination in the country) and numerous enchanting castles, there are also stunning little towns famous for thermal springs, such as Karlovy Vary. They attract substantial attention of tourists that get mesmerized by the beauty of these towns and the surrounding scenery.
France is certainly a country which seems to defy any definite and far too easy an explanation, home to stunningly beautiful buildings and revolutionary spirit. It is a country of beauty and prestige but also a country of ordinary people. It is a country of thinkers who tend to exude aura of authority around the sheer superficial; it is enough to visit places where ordinary people get together in order to understand in how many different directions a French thought goes. It is a country of love and lovers. It is a country of aspiring artists who became known as rebels before getting their fair share of fame and glory. If it were to be described as a woman, France would be a mistress who overwhelms with her beauty and whose embrace not one man would ever wish to part with.
Germany is a vibrant country of very well-known cities that draw an incredible number of tourist in pursuit of the wonders of sightseeing, nightlife, good food and the famous beer and certainly all manner of festivals. Most of the best-known German cities offer a chance to enjoy modern architecture, but some also show their deep seated medieval roots in stunningly beautiful buildings, universities and cathedrals. Germany is also a country of enchanted castles, so much so that at times in whichever direction one is headed apparently there is an amazing castle waiting to be discovered.
Russia is the largest country in the world and at the same time one of the most stunningly beautiful ones. Regrettably, somewhat inadequately promoted in the media, the picture perfect beauty of Russia seems to have never been presented to a wider audience to measure up to its full potential, so prospective tourists do not seem to know what they can actually visit in Russia and what Russia holds for them in its splendour and glory. One might say without fear of contradiction that Russia really ‘has it all’. It would literally take years to get to know all wonder and beauty of this stunningly beautiful country. From the imperial city of St. Petersburg, the main center Moscow and the sparkingly snowy Siberia, to restless Kamchatka, Baikal and Rostov on the Don River - wherever the tourist might like to go , they will be at a loss for words in front of the never- ending grandeur. This is the country of fairytale-like cities and jaw-dropping landscapes, cultural centers, theatres and ballet, a home of Dostoyevsky, Pushkin and Yesenin, a country of warm hearted yet proud people who would often tend to say they all have only one mother and her name is Russia.
Sri Lanka, the wonder of Asia, is the most stunningly beautiful island in the Indian ocean. Because of its proximity to India and its idiosyncratic shape Sri Lanka is also callethe teardrop of India. This wonderful island is a true heaven on earth, famous for its diverse landscape, from wild jungles to incredible beaches within just a few hours of each other. In Sri Lanka one may find numerous spice gardens, tea plantations, coconut palm groves, over 200 waterfalls, a plethora of parks and orphanages for elephants to name but a few. Here one may also enjoy a rich culture of Buddhist philosophy and explore the Ayurveda medicine. This is a true paradise island.
Glorious Greece! Famous cites such as Athens and Thessaloniki and a myriad of islands tend to constitute the main tourist offer of this beautiful country. Apart from the typical Mediterranean products such as olive oil, fresh fish and seafood, Greeks are also proud of their meet quilty their famous Feta cheese and national liquors such as ouzo or tsipouro. Remember that there is more to Greece than meets the eye -- Greece does not have merely Santorini, Mykonos, Rhodes and Crete, there are an incredible 227 inhabited islands and truth be it, some are more beautiful than others, but still we seriously doubt one can go to one of the Greek Islands and come back without wearing a smile on your face and tales to tell about the good times you had.
Egypt is one of the oldest civilizations of our world. It is the land of Pharaohs, who constructed the pyramids and the Valley of the Kings, monuments that visitors admire even to this very day. Egyptian history goes back as early as 6.000 years ago and incredible monuments that were constructed in the past nowadays represent cultural heritage and tourist attractions that every person should see at least once in their lifetime. The most interesting and most popular attractions are the Pyramids, the only miracle left from the ancient world, Sphinx, the guardian of the Pyramids, the Valley of the Kings in Luxor, the tomb of King Tutankhamun and many others.
Bosnia and Herzegovina is located in the hearth of Southeast Europe. This heart-shaped country has always been on the crossroads between the eastern and the western civilizations, culture and influences. The northern and the central part of the country is called Bosnia, whereas the southern part is Herzegovina. Geographically and culturally, Bosnia and Herzegovina is a stunningly beautiful country with an endless array of natural landscapes, cultures and traditions.
Montenegro is quite a small country, yet abundant in natural beauty, historical monuments and most often sunny weather (approx. 240 sunny days in a year). This is a country full of contrasts. Here visitors will witness three distinct natural environments: the scenic coast, the karst landscape and the high mountain region. In just an hour's drive, you can move from the Mediterranean coast to the mountainous area and the ski slopes. Montenegro spreads along 300 kilometers of the Adriatic coast with 117 pebbly, sandy or rocky beaches.The Montenegrin mountains extend from Maglić, Volujka and Bioč mountains in the west to Prokletije mountain in the east, intersected by magnificent canyons of Piva, Komarnica, Sušica, Tara and Morača, decorated with over 35 picturesque lakes.
Norway - picture perfect and stunningly beautiful nature; the country of the magical Northern lights, the midnight sun, wonderous winters and even more stunningly beautiful springs has been declared many a time to be the happiest country in the world. Due to the high living standards and a very good quality of life, Norway is praised by its own people and is ranked as the most secure country of all, along with being the happiest one. Besides being abundantly rich in oil, natural gas, water supplies and minerals, what is highly developed in Norway are certainly a number of industries, health care and educational system to name but a few . For the most part, Norway borders Sweden; after which there come Finland and Russia. The capital city of Norway is Oslo. The very name of the country is believed to mean ’’the northern way’’. Norway boasts of the abundance of inspiring and breathtaking tourist attractions. If you happen to visit this country one day, once your journey draws to an end you may well wish to come back because each season in Norway has a particular charm of its own you need to experience at some point.
Spain is a land of smiles, wine and the sun. Located in southwestern Europe, this kingdom occupies most of the Iberian Peninsula. Spain also has two archipelagos, the Balearic Islands in the Mediterranean and the Canary Islands located in the Atlantic Ocean. In the south, Spain borders the European part of Gibraltar, while in the northeast it borders France and Italy. Spain is considered an ideal country for vacation precisely because of the great diversity of its coasts, the number of sunny days but also because of the warm welcome that tourists feel when they come to Spain.
Sweden is a royal Scandinavian country neighbored by Norway and Finland and connected to Denmark to the southwest with the Øresund Bridge. The country is surrounded by the Skagerrak Strait to the southwest, the Baltic Strait and the Bothnian Bay to the east. The capital, Stockholm, is Sweden’s largest city. Sweden is famous for its forrests, mountains, islands, the Vikings, high living standards, cleanliness and law and order. This is the country where Nobel Prizes are awarded, the country where the story of Pippi Longstockings is from, the land of ABBA, and surely IKEA , its most widely known brand.
Croatia is a beautiful, romantic and peaceful country, with rich natural life, exemplified by its seven national parks and eleven nature parks, as well as a diverse culinary and tourist potential. It stretches from The Pannonian Basin, over a narrow section of The Dinaric Alps, to the Adriatic Sea. The country’s capital is Zagreb, and its neighboring countries include Slovenia and Hungary to the North, Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina to the East, Montenegro to the South, and a sea border separates Croatia from Italy in the West. Famous for its clear, blue sea, it is also known for its breathtaking islands, reefs and uvalas. If you ever happen to visit this country, you are sure to come back because the hospitality and the spirits of the city will surely make you want to experience it all again.
A central-European country known for its pristene nature, its mountains, forrests, sea, rivers, ski resorts and Termas, Slovenia is a country that leaves a mark on its visitors, whereher he may walk in it. Slovenia is a country spreading over an area of 20.237km2, sharing borders with Austria, Italy, Hungary and Croatia. This country may be the only one that perfectly fits the Alps, the Mediterranean, the Pannonian Basin, as well as stone karst into its scenery, which means that you could enjoy the view of the blue sea at the same time as snowy mountain terrain. In a two-hour trip, you could go from Portorož by the sea to the top of Triglav in this country ideal for summer and winter vacations alike, but not highly recommended for weekend escapes.
England is best known for Big Ben, the English tea, the Royal Family, The Beatles , fish and chips, and surely Windsor Castle, the oldest Royal residential building still in use today. The country got its name from the Germanic tribe, the Angles, who back in the day inhabited the central, northern and eastern England in the 5th and the 6th centuries. Being a part of The United Kingdom, England shares its land borders with Wales in the west and Scotland in the north. The Irish Sea lies northwest from England, whereas the Celtic sea is located in the southwest of the country. The country is separated from continental or mainland Europe by the North Sea in the East and the English Channel in the South.
Austria is one of the smallest European countries and at the same time the best organized. As a country located in the middle of the old continent, it has always been at the crossroads of various civilizations, from early history to the present day. The country appeals to a huge number of people because of its living standard, but also because of its position in the central part of Europe. Austria is widely known for its art and culture. Mozart, Beethoven, Haydn, Strauss and many others were most prominent cultural personages of Austria. Austria has artistic treasures that are mirrored in a large number of museums, galleries and sights. There are 196 public and 176 private museums, 60 theaters, 3 opera houses and over 70 festivals. Austria is oft associated with waltz, opera, New Year's Viennese concerts, balls, classical music etc. Austria is a great challenge for all skiing aficionados as well because Austria has some of the best ski resorts on the slopes of the Alps
America is often called the land of the free, a land of great opportunities and differences. He who only visits America once cannot tell whether “The American Dream” is fact or fiction. European colonies have made their way to America in search of a better life for centuries. The fifty states that constitute the United States of America, or USA, are all on the list of travel destinations for many travelers and tourists. The American shore is surrounded by two oceans, the Pacific Ocean on one side, and the Atlantic Ocean on the other. With a combined area of around 9,83 km2, and a population of over 300 million, America is the third-largest country in the world. America was discovered by Christopher Columbus 528 years ago. The American way of life is unique, and the Americans are truly special people. McDonald’s, Coca-Cola, Starbucks, American pancakes, Hollywood, Facebook, Studio 54, Hawaii, Apple, The Bahamas, Burger King, Times Square and many other terms that the world wouldn’t be the same without all come from America. Cities such as New York, Boston, Los Angeles, Miami, Washington DC and Las Vegas are symbols of the USA. The American continent was a goal for many, and those who managed to get to know American culture and lifestyle have written many great things about them. There is no middle ground in loving this nation, you either adore it or feel nothing of it. America is the continent of freedom, love, ideas, money, movies, fashion and everything else that makes today’s society what it is. In America, what often seems impossible comes true. “America, for me, has been the pursuit and catching of happiness” – Aurora Raigne. “It was wonderful to find America, but it would have been more wonderful to miss it” – Mark Twain
Argentina is a country located in South America, between the Andes and the Atlantic Ocean. Argentina was named after the Latin word argentum, which means silver. It is believed that the colonization of the state began in order to take control of the new world and the riches that could be found there. Argentina bordered on the north on Paraguay and Bolivia, on the west on Chile and on the northeast on Uruguay and Brazil. Argentina is a beautiful country rich in natural resources and fertile land. Due to political turmoil throughout its history, Argentina has had various ups and downs, and the most serious crisis hit the country in the early 2000s. According to the latest data, Argentina has about 45 million inhabitants, while about 3 million live in the capital Buenos Aires. This beautiful country offers its visitors numerous attractions and natural resources that visitors will enjoy.
Brazil is the largest country in South America, and the fifth-largest country in the world. Bordered by all South American countries except Chile and Ecuador, Brazil is famous for its scenery, most notably its lush forests, which include the incredible Amazon, the world’s largest jungle located in the north of the country. In addition to this, Brazil is famous for its dry grass lands (the so-called pampas), barren hills, pine forests, large swamps, huge plateaus, as well as the flat lands located near the shore. North Brazil is dominated by the Amazon river and the surrounding jungles. The Amazon is not a single river but, rather, a web of hundreds of smaller rivers. Thousands of species of fish live in the river, including piranhas and dolphins. The capital of Brazil is Brasilia. According to recent studies, Brazil has a population of around 210 million.
Japan is an archipelago, or group of islands, located in the east of Asia. The country’s four major islands are Kyushu, Shikoku, Honshu and Hokkaido. However, Japan also consists of almost 4 thousand other islands as well. Japan is neighbored by the Siberian region of Russia to the north, as well as South Korea and China to the west. Honshu is the largest Japanese island, followed by Hokkaido, Kyushu and Shikoku. The capital, Tokyo, which has been the city with the largest population in world for decades, is located in the east of the Honshu island. Almost four quarters of Japan is covered in mountains. The Japanese Alps are located in the center of the Honshu island. Their highest point is on Mount Fuji, a cone-shaped volcanic mountain, which most of the Japanese people consider to be sacred. Every year, Japan is struck by more than a thousand earthquakes. The country boasts around 200 volcanos, of which 60 are currently active. The Japanese are known for their amazing work ethics. Japanese food is very different to the food of the western countries. Their cuisine is much healthier, which made the Japanese the longest-living people of the world. The Japanese eat a lot of rice, fish and vegetables, while their meat intake is very low. This is the reason why the Japanese look so youthful.
Morocco is a country in north Africa, located on both the Atlantic and the Mediterranean coasts. The country’s immediate neighbors are Algeria and West Sahara. A large part of Morocco is covered in mountains. The country’s geography is truly unique and diverse. from the Mediterranean beaches of the north, to the Atlas mountain range and the incredible Sahara to the south. The rivers flowing down the Atlas open to beautiful and lush valleys. The effects of numerous invasions and colonial rule left an impression on Morocco. The history of the country begins with the Berbers, who lived in the area until the Roman Empire defeated Carthage and acquired the area in 146 BC. Even today, the remains of Roman architecture can be seen in Morocco. France’s colonization efforts have also left an impression on Morocco’s history. French is spoken in the majority of the population to this day, even though the Arabs and Islam definitely had the biggest effect on the country, which is why Islam is the main religion of the country. Morocco, the Star of Africa, is truly a magnificently beautiful country which you should definitely visit.
Hungary is considered one of the most visited destinations in Eastern Europe, and its capital Budapest is considered one of the most beautiful European cities. Hungary is also known for its UNESCO biosphere reserves, the second largest thermal lake in the world - Hévíz, the largest lake in Central Europe - Lake Balaton. Hungary is located in the Carpathian Basin. Its two longest rivers are the Danube and the Tisza, and they divide Hungary into three parts: Transdanubia - west of the Danube, the plain between the Danube and Tisza rivers and the Trans-Tisza region - the area east of the Tisza. Hungary has no mountains but hills instead that rarely exceed an altitude of 1,000 meters. The famous Lake Balaton covers an area of 598 km2 and is one of the most important tourist attractions in the country. The average depth of the lake is two to three meters, so during summer the water is extremely warm and suitable for swimming. Hungary is adorned with national parks that provide protection for many species of animals and birds.
Switzerland is a small country located in Central Europe. Switzerland is characterized by amazing nature, beautiful mountains, fascinating lakes and fabulous small villages. These landscapes are considered to be what makes Switzerland a perfect destination for vacation and exploring new cultures. Alps and mountains make up as much as 62% of the country's territory. Each city in Switzerland has its own individuality with a unique city life. Of course we must also mention Swiss cheese, chocolate and beer. If you ask the Swiss how they manage to get along with each other despite the differences, the answer is their mutual love for cheese.
The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is located in the southeast of the Arabian Peninsula, bordering Oman and Saudi Arabia. In December 1971, the UAE became a federation of six emirates - Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah, Ayman, Umm Al-Kuwain and Fujairah, while the seventh emirate, Ras Al Khaimah, joined the federation in 1972. The capital is Abu Dhabi, located in the largest and richest of the seven emirates. The UAE is known for its two largest cities, Dubai and Abu Dhabi, which attract millions of tourists every year. Dubai, a regional business center known for its elegant skyscrapers, is home to the tallest building in the world - the Burj Khalifa.There are no rivers and lakes in the UAE, which is why the vegetation is very scarce. Due to the large amount of money that the Emirates have, they have managed to turn their capitals into real oases where you will forget that you are in the desert. There is a lot of greenery in the cities, such as numerous parks and gardens, which primarily surround the large skyscrapers for which the cities of the Emirates are known in the world.
Malta is located in the very south of Europe, in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea. Malta geographically lies on the African continental plate, located south of Sicily, east of Tunisia, and north of Libya, but still belongs to the European continent. Although very small, Malta is a densely populated country. The area of Malta is 316 square kilometers, and the population is about 500,000. Malta is a parliamentary state, with a rich history, and its capital is Valletta. The official and most widely spoken languages in Malta are Maltese and English. The official currency used in Malta is the euro. Malta's climate is Mediterranean - summers are warm and winters are mild. The average temperature in January is around 14 degrees, and in July, as the warmest month, around 30 degrees. The coast of the Maltese archipelago is not significantly divided, but there are several smaller bays. It never snows in Malta. Malta has no river and is surrounded only by the sea. Grapes and olives have been grown in Malta for centuries, and the first crop on this island was set up by farmers who settled around 5200 BC, and came from Sicily, which is very close to Malta. The first Maltese settlers were called Sikans, who were actually just one tribe and were engaged in raising livestock and cereals. Malta is a sunny island, and one of the most popular destinations in Europe and the world. It is a unique island state with beautiful architecture that emerged from an even more beautiful history. Malta was built primarily by the Knights of Malta. Malta is a country of sea, sun, wine and delicious food. It is one of the smallest countries in the world, which they say is "a country, heaven on earth". The whole of Malta has 68 municipalities, and the Maltese archipelago consists of 3 islands: Malta, Gozo and Comino.
The city of canals and alleyways, numerous islands and bridges, the city of gondolas and wondrous vistas, jaw dropping architecture, postcard - perfect palaces, the city of the carnival and the masks, in a nut shell – a city one can fall in love with quite easily. All of these words seem to describe Venice as one of the most well-known tourist destinations in the world. Venice offers loads to visitors: stunningly beautiful palaces and superb buildings that will take you on a trip through the rich history of this unique city, numerous canals to cross either on foot or by a gondola, a number of islands that still seem to stay hidden to most tourists, as well as a huge number of tourist sights and museums. As the saying goes, even the Venetians get lost in Venice.
The eternal city, a city of glorious past, a city of chequered history, the cradle of Roman Catholic Church - are just some attributes that distinguish Rome from other popular tourist destinations. Tourists will be able to take a peek at the beauty and glory of once the most important city in the world and to enjoy its more modern architectural marvels, mostly built by a number of different popes in quick or slow succession. Don’t just visit Colosseum and Saint Peter’s Cathedral, Rome has so much more to offer.
Madeira is a beautiful island in the Atlantic Ocean that is teeming with life, offers a display of brilliantly coloured flowers and fragrant fruits which most visitors might have never seen before, wonderful nature, splendid views, amazing hiking trails etc. it is so hard to put into words the uniqueness of Madeira Island and its nature. The volcanic nature of the island cossets away most of the island’s beaches behind its high cliffs, but instead offering spectacular viewpoints onto the ocean, lush forests that hide incredible animal and plant species as well as many hidden locations waiting to be uncovered. Even though the main attractions of the island are its exotic tropical nature and botanical gardens, Madeira also has well-developed cities catering for the needs of modern tourists with a lot of sights, history, shopping areas, restaurants etc.
This often neglected European tourist destination has lots to offer. Its perfect location at the mouth of two large rivers has always drawn not only those in pursuit of a better life, but an incredible number of conquerors as well. This is the city over which the highest number of battles seem to have been fought in the history of mankind and the city with the largest number of names given by all manner of invaders. Though the city has been destroyed and rebuilt over and over again, leaving the impression that there seems to be no end to this vicious circle, today Belgrade is the city of many hidden gems and apparently one of the best nightlife experiences in Europe.
Zlatibor is a beautiful mountain in Serbia, often visited by domestic and foreign tourists for its enchanting nature, limpid and pristine landscape, fresh and crispy air, delicious local cuisine and generally healing properties of the mountain. Exactly because of these features, parents tend to more often than not take children to Zlatibor. However, apart from the famed fresh air and enjoyable walks, keep in mind that there is also lot to be seen and visited while there.
Ravenna is a city of history, numerous monuments that stand in silent testimony of its turbulent past as well as its fame and glory as the capital city of many an empire and kingdom. The main attractions of Ravenna are certainly its churches and mosaics that all date back to the 5th and 6th century and the early Christian societies in Europe. The scale and splendour of colorful Byzantine mosaics, their historical significance as well as monuments that date back to the Ostrogoths were even recognized by UNESCO who included eight sites in this small city on their World Heritage list. Ravenna is a city which lets its visitors to embark on a journey through history and especially through the history of Byzantine, from the civilization of which only but a faint remnant has survived throughout the world.
Prague is a crown jewel of the Czech Republic, a city of towers, bridges, masterpieces of gothic architecture and of course Prague’s castle that for centuries overlooks the whole city. Many tourists become enchanted by the beauty of this city and decide to let go, to become a part of the fairytale, for which you just need a pinch of imagination. We tried to bring at least a piece of this fairytale closer to you through articles about all tourist sights, museums and other wonders of the city.
Milano is a city of fashion, a city fascinated with the idea of beauty, a city of stunningly beautiful Gothic architecture, a city of compelling culture, a city of the young, city of fabulous fairs and architectural accomplishments. All of these attributes seem to describe Milan, which is the business capital of Italy, which oozes its charm to its visitors in a matter of seconds. To a contemporary tourist Milan offers grand, awe inspiring buildings, a multitude of museums, riveting religious buildings, its culture as a mixture of the modern trends and the tradition that goes all the way back to the Roman Empire, glitz and glamour of its shopping malls and different nightlife zones that will appeal to the tastes of all visitors.
This is the page dedicated to Lake Garda on which you can find a complete tourist guide and suggestions about what to visit while planning your trip to the lake. Lake Garda is one of three great lakes in the northern Italy. Its lovely little towns on the shores of the lake draw an incredible number of tourists each year, who flock there for its mild and mellow climate, strolls on the lake shores, traditional Italian cuisine and of course to stand in awe before the heritage of this region laid bare for us to gaze at in a host of castles, wondrous villas and picturesque villages and dainty little towns.
This is a complete tourist guide to Paris, France. We offer the up-to-date information as for what to visit and what to see in Paris. This information will help you get a bigger picture as regards tourist attractions this city has to offer. Paris is one of the most visited cities in the world and this fact stands to reason. Some of the much sought after tourist attractions are located here, such as for example the Eiffel Tower, the Triumphal Arch, Louvre Museum, Champs-Elysees Avenue, Orsay Museum or the famous Versailles Palace. Apart from these world-famous attractions, Paris is the city of love, the charm of which is almost irresistible to most visitors. If you are already in love, chances are that Paris will make you fall in love again, this time with the city itself.
This is a complete tourist guide to Munich, Germany. We offer the up-to-date information as for what to visit and what to see in Munich. This information will help you get a bigger picture as regards to tourist attractions this city has to offer. Munich is the second most visited city in German and the capital city of Bavaria. The main attractions that draw this many tourists to Munich are: Nymphenburg Palace that looks almost as lavish as Versailles palace in France, Marienplatz with its astonishing New Town Hall, one of the largest parks in the world called English Garden, Odeonsplatz where the first Nazi putsch had failed back in 1923, just to name some attractions.
There is so much beauty in one place there one fails to find anywhere else. Somewhat inaptly named the Venice of the North, Saint Petersburg is like a fairy tale the splendor of which is complemented with towering golden domes of the Petropavlovsk Fortress, the Isaac Cathedral, the Church of Saviour on Spilled Blood and the Admiralty. This is the city of famous writers Dostoyevsky and Yesenin, the Hermitage, the most beautiful museum in the world, the divine Imperial Village, a magical river Neva, a plethora of bridges and most importantly, this is the city of incredibly polite people.
Petrozavodsk, is not only the capital of the Republic of Karelia and a vibrant tourism centre, but it is also the cultural centre. Petrozavodsk museums, galleries, and exhibition halls are well known in the northwest of Russia and in other countries. The list of sights to see and places to visit in Petrozavodsk does not end at Kizhi Museum. There are some museums, galleries and exhibitions below (not all), which may be interesting to different tourists. Even more so, some of them offer the opportunity not only to be a visitor but an artist, a worker, or even a seafarer to name but a few . Tourists may make something using their own hands!
Sri Lanka is a special place on earth that looks like no other. Picture perfect nature, incredibly polite and smiling people, rich cultural heritage and history and a string of fascinating jungles are the main characteristics of Sri Lanka.
Kos is an amazing island for those who dare enjoy an adventure to uncover a very long history of the island, Mediterranean beaches, medieval fortresses, hidden thermal springs and lots more. Hippocrates, the father of modern medicine was born on this island five centuries BC. Due to its long and often violent history the island of Kos is also home to some stunningly beautiful medieval castles as well. Finally, some beaches are plain looking but beautiful still and will certainly make you summer holidays very enjoyable.
The city of Pisa rises above the docks of Arno river. Pisa is one of the most important cities in Tuscany and it is well known in the world thanks to the city’s famous symbol, the Leaning Tower of Pisa. We could say that Pisa is both, an ancient city, proud of it’s middle ages past, when Pisa was one of the leading naval force in Europe, and a modern city, full of positive energy that comes from its numerous students, as Pisa has three of the most important universities in Italy. Even if most famous monument in Pisa is the leaning Tower, it is not the only one in this city. Bell Tower of San Nicola Church and the church of San Michele of Scalzi are the other two leaning towers in Pisa.
With its gardens with a riot of colour, wonderful villas and splendid panoramic views Lake Como has become one of the most visited tourist places in Italy. The compellingly beautiful Lake Como seems to have enchanted artists and travelers for centuries: from famous Giuseppe Verdi and Vicenzo Bellini who apparently wrote his opera “Norma” here, to Gioacchino Rossini and a French writer Flaubert.
Cairo, in Arabic Al-Qahirah, means Mars (the planet Mars) because the planet Mars rose upwards into the sky the day the city was founded. Founded in the age of the Pharaohs under the name of Heliopolis, Cairo has been the centreground of different cultures and religions over the centuries and is one of the oldest cities in the world. Cultural heritage is truly remarkable in this city and its visitors may enjoy in monuments that are over 5.000 years old. Starting from fascinating pyramids of Giza, the Egyptian museum where visitors shall see the Pharaoh Tutankhamun’s treasures brought from his burial chamber, Mosque of Muhammad Ali made of alabaster stone, Coptic district and stunningly beautiful church of Saint Virgin Mary also called the “Hanging church”, the bazaar of Khan El Khalili.
Luxor is situated on the east bank of the Nile, rising on the grounds of ancient Thebes, the capital of the Pharaohs. Today, the city has 506,588 inhabitants and is considered a real open-air museum. In fact, Luxor “owns” some wonders of Egypt, including the Colossi of Memnon, the funerary complex of Pharaoh Amenhotep, majestic temples, statues, buildings, pyramids and the two valleys of kings and queens. Dozens of tombs were found here, including the one of Pharaoh Ramses, in which hieroglyphics have been magnificently preserved for millennia.
Hurghada was once an isolated and relatively small fishing village. Today, this is the city full of tourists and numerous attractions that visitors should not miss when visiting Egypt. Hurghada is located approximately 430 km south of Suez, in the area where the sea isthmus extends into the Red Sea; it is a destination with beautiful sandy beaches, warm sea and quality hotels, which were constructed in recent times. Visitors can visit the city center with a typical Arab bustle and enjoy endless bargains over souvenir prices or follow these events from a nearby coffee shop. Hurghada is an ideal place for families to rest, but also for anyone who is willing to dive and discover the beautiful underwater world full of colorful corals and exotic fish. There are 250 coral reefs and over 1000 different fish species.
Lake Maggiore represents the most beautiful jewel of Piemonte region in Italy. Located between mountains and valleys, Lago Maggiore is the second largest lake in Italy (after Lago di Garda), covering the surface of 212km². Almost 80% of the lake’s surface is located on Italian territory, between regions Piemonte and Lombardy, while the remaining 20% belongs to Switzerland. Here, you will have a chance to enjoy such artistic landscapes that everyone should see at least once in a lifetime. Between the emerald green vegetation and the shining blue sky stand numerous castles, sumptuous palaces and prestigious Italian gardens. These monuments testify about the link between the two noble families, which, for years, marked the history of the lake: families Visconti and Borromeo.
Sarajevo or Sheher, as it used to be called is located in the heart of the Balkan, so it is an ideal starting point for those who want to visit this region. Due to the strategic and geografical position of the city, Sarajevo was occupied by many rulers: the Ottomans, the Austro-Hungarian empire and the Germans during the World War II. Sarajevo is popularly called the European Jerusalem. Today, in its new-old attire, it welcomes every well-meaning traveler and is a real treat for both the eyes and the soul of all who wish to visit Sarajevo.
Perast is home to some of the most beautiful palaces along the Adriatic coast. This is the city of steep stone streets, flower giards, the city of churchs, the city of closed jalouisies, tncredible islands of St. George and Our Lady of the Rocks, the city of legends, seafaring and glorious captains. Least, but not last, Perast is home of the famous Peras Cake. This old baroque city has attracted many writers, poets, actors and painters with his charm. Intoxicated, they become in love with this little miracle located on the Adriatic shore.
Risan is the oldest settlement in Boka Kotorska. It is located at the northern point of the bay. Risan is an ideal place for holidays for young people, but also for families with children, because this village is never crowded even during the summer season. The most important tourist attractions in Risan are Roman mosaics from the third century BC, Monastery Banja, the church of St. George and the church of St. Peter and Paul. On the hill Gradina above Risan, there are the remains of the old Illyrian castle.
Boka Kotorska or simply Boka (in Italian Bocce di Cattaro) is the largest bay of the Adriatic Sea. It consists of four bays: The Bay of Herceg Novi, Tivat Bay, Risan Bay and Kotor Bay. The length of Bokakotorska Bay is 116 kilometers. The maximum depth of the bay is 60 meters. Boka Kotorska is the only fjord in the Mediterranean, surrounded by high mountains Orjen and Lovcen. There are countless small fishing villages and 3 major cities in the bay: Herceg Novi, Tivat and Kotor, as well as 7 islands: Mamula, Our Lady of Mercy, Vedvedje, Saint George, Our Lady of the Rocks and the Island of Flowers. There are also two peninsulas here: Luštica and Vrmac.
The city of Palermo was founded in the 7th century BC by the Phoenicians. They named the city Zyz, after a flower, dedicated to the beauty of this area surrounded by mountains and four rivers: Kemania, Oreto, Pannaria and Papireto. Later on, the Greeks tried several times to conquer the city, but all their attempts were thwarted. Finally, only the Romans succeeded to occupy Palermo, during the First Punic War in the 3rd century BC.
Kotor is a medieval old town known as Montenegrin Venice. Kotor is one of the best preserved old towns and is located in one of the 25 most beautiful bays in the world. The town is 13 centuries old, but on the site of present-day Kotor, people settled much earlier. Surrounded by grandiose walls, intertwined with old cobbled streets where tourists gladly "get lost", it is a favorite port for big cruisers and tourists from all over the world. Kotor is listed on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
Tivat is the youngest town on the Montenegrian coast. It is located in the Bay of Boka Kotorska, only 10 kilometers from the city of Kotor. Tivat is home to a famous training ship "Jadran", which in the most beautiful way decorates Tivat waterfront. There are various legends about how Tivat got the name. Some say that Tivat was named after the Illyrian Queen Teuta, who ruled from the neighboring town Risan, but had her summer residence in Tivat. The second assumption is that Tivat is named after a Christian saint Theodorus. What is perhaps the most realistic story is that the name Tivat comes from the Celtic word "teoto", which means „the city“.
Herceg Novi is a place of steps, sea and walls, a city of sunlight and flower gardens. It is situated at the entrance to the bay of Kotor, 51km from Dubrovnik and around 43 kilometers from Kotor. As one of the sunniest cities in the Adriatic, it is the first to greet guests who venture into the bay of Kotor, surrounded by the tall Orjen mountain, and beautified by lush greenery and mimosas, palm trees and the open sea. Herceg Novi is home to many tall palm trees brought in by sailors from their distant destinations, but is also home to magnolias, eucalipus and agave.
Budva is surely one of Montenegro’s most famous and expensive holiday destinations. Known as the Queen of the Mediterranean, as well as the Monte Carlo of Montenegro, this city is rightly considered the capital of Montenegrin tourism. The city is famous for its historical district, once controlled by the Republic of Venice, but also for its modern night clubs, casinos, luxurious villas and hotels, but, most of all, it boasts the best night life experience in Montenegro. The Budva Riviera stretches over a distance of 25km, each step covered by some of the most beautiful sandy beaches Montenegro has to offer.
Uzice is located in western Serbia, on the banks of the Djetinja River. Uzice is a hometown of Ljubomir Simovic (writer), national hero Slobodan Penezic Krcun, Mitar Tarabic (writer of Kreman prophecy), athleticist Oliver Jeftic, football player Nemanja Vidic, Radomir Antic (football coach) and many other famous Era, as the locals from Uzice call themselves.
Florence is the capital of the Italian region of Tuscany, a city of over 400 thousand inhabitants. This city is famous for its art, its priceless and unique art heritage, which includes cultural monuments of various styles, rich museums such as the Uffizi Gallery and the Pitti Palace, as well as magnificent villas, most of which used to belong to the famous Florence Medici family.
Bar is a pier town with an open sea view, located 60km from Kotor and 30km from Ulcinj. It is famous for its large number of olive trees, olive oil, Turkish coffee, its old fortress overlooking the city, for the only railway line in Montenegro that passes just next to the sea shore, for the Bar pier, the Bar-Bari ferry. In addition to this, the town is renowned for its history, the diversity of ethnicities and cultures that populate it, and for its rich tradition. Bar boasts beautiful open sea beaches, coves and clear, blue water.
Oslo is the third largest city in Scandinavia and the largest in Norway. It is the cultural, commercial, scientific and maritime capital of Norway. Oslo is located on the southwest coast of the Scandinavian Peninsula. Oslo is located in the bay, where some beautiful islands stand out, which are home to amazing museums that visitors should not miss. he islands are a favorite among the inhabitants, especially during the summer season. Ferries connect visitors with the beautiful islands where numerous music concerts are performed each year during summer season.
Podgorica is the capital of Montenegro, located in the very center of the country. It is the main economic, trade and university center with the largest number of inhabitants of any city in the country, with over 200 thousand inhabitants. Podgorica is situated at the foot of Mount Gorica, and the local people also call it “the old lady”.
At the foot of the Lovćen mountain, located 670 meters above sea level in the karst field of the same name, lies the once-capital of Montenegro, Cetinje. With its many churches, museums, monasteries and embassies, the city is dubbed “Museum City”, and is considered to be one of the most beautiful cities in Montenegro. with its turbulent history of warfare and destruction, the city will lure all who look at it in with its unavoidable beauty and energy. Cetinje is the city of Montenegrin rulers, metropolitan bishops and kings, as well as the city of bravery and valiance, which is exactly what all Montenegrins are known for.
Ulcinj is located at the very edge of the Montenegrin sea shore, near the Albanian border, and is the souternmost city in Montenegro. Ulcinj is one of the oldest cities in the Adriatic, with a history dating back more than 2000 years. It was always a place where different cultures met, the Oriental and Western mostly, which makes its cultural and historical diversity even richer and all the more interesting even today. Ulcinj is home to Montenegrin paradise on earth, the Ada Bojana, a 13km-long sandy beach, where some of the most beautiful sunsets can be seen. As a border town, Ulcinj’s populace is diverse, with the majority of inhabitants being of Albanian descent. This means that it is as likely to hear Albanian as it is to hear Montenegrin in the city.
Tenerife is a magnificent island of volcanic origin that belongs to the Canary Islands. Often called the island of eternal spring, Tenerife is an ideal place for a year-round vacation. From the amazing volcanic beaches characterized by black sand, popular beaches such as Las Americas, to the endless Mount Teide with the highest peak in Spain - 3718 meters. It is easy to fall in love with this island.
Gran Canaria is surely one of the last remaining European Paradise islands, situated in the Atlantic Ocean, some 200km away from the coast of Africa. It is the third largest of the Canary Islands, neighbored by Fuerteventura and Tenerife. The capital, Las Palmas, is situated in the northeast of the island. Gran Canaria is the island of contrasts, bursting with culture, an unbelievably beautiful coast and spectacular sunny beaches, the perfect destination all year round. From its cold climate in the north, to the sunny south, this perfect holiday island has everything even the most demanding traveler would wish for: a great specter of climates, lush forests, exotic flora and fauna, volcanic craters, as well as a strange sediment of snow at the highest peaks.
Mostar is a beautiful city on the river Neretva. It is one of the most beautiful cities in Bosnia and Herzegovina, located 80 km southwest of the capital Sarajevo. It has 105,797 inhabitants. The largest city in Herzegovina, with a total area of 1,175 km2, was named after the guardians of bridges. Mostar can be described as a junction of northern, western and eastern Herzegovina. Mostar was once an important center of textile industry, tobacco and mining (bauxite). Mostar stretches in three valleys: in the north (Bijelo Polje), in the center Mostarska kotlina (where the city itself is located) and in the south Bišće Polje. Velež and Prenj are mountains located near Mostar and Bunica, Jasenica, Buna and Neretva (whose beauties we will get to know in detail), are the rivers that flow through Mostar. The Old Bridge is the most important sight of Mostar known for the jumps that have been organized here every year.
Stockholm is the capital of Sweden, a royal city of museums, culture and lush greenery. Also called The Queen of the North, it lays on the shore of the Baltic Sea. Stokholm is a cosmopolitan city with over two million inhabitants, located in the east of Sweden, consisting of 14 islands. Walking through this city will probably awake something completely new inside you, as everything around you will seem almost perfect! You will fall in love a t first glance with its architecture, restaurants, palaces, museums, its historical district, its islands and people will make you feel as if you were a part of a fairy tale. We hope you could allocate enough time to visit the city or to at least return to it several times a year, as it is inspiring, liberating in that it awakes inside you a mindset that you can do whatever you set your mind to! Stockholm is the city that makes you feel superb indeed.
Dubrovnik is a town hidden behind its stone walls, a city with an open heart that greets visitors from all around the globe. The whole town revloves around the sea and sunlight, with its clear skies, greenish-turquoise and dark-blue sea next to its stone shore creating an experience that is entirely unique to the city, which was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site thirty years ago. Dubrovnik fascinates all who visit it, with its many churches, museums, fortresses and its unique history, and the city is one of the world’s most important tourist destinations, where people of all nationalities and trades meet, from tourists, diplomats, politicians to artists.Today, the city is very proud of its tourism, as well as the popularity it has gained thanks to its appearance in the popular TV series, Game of Thrones.
The capital of Slovenia, as well as its greenest city, Ljubljana is a city rich with history and culture. Slovenia is a country that awakes the sense of what a person needs to treat nature and his surroundings like. Order and cleanliness are this city’s main atributes! It is widely thought that the history of Ljubljana goes back five thousand years, changing epochs ranging from the Roman military, trade-based Emona, all the way to the introduction of Slavs to the area. A landmark dating back to the 12th century is the fortress city which was devastated in the 16th century, only to be rebuilt in the 19th century with a new viewpoint.
London is a unique European city located on the banks of the river Thames. It is the seat of the Government of The United Kingdom, as well as the main financial center of both the UK and Europe. One might say that the city is located in a rather convenient position in the south of England; it is a city that has always been densely populated and located in the most affluent part of the country. Known for its architecture, hustle and bustle of its urban lifestyle, London is a city that people either love or hate to its extremes and you can say without fear of contradiction that it is a city of contrast in this respect.
Durmitor is located in the north of Montenegro, a 5-hour drive from the seaside. A short drive through the beautiful landscape takes you from the sea to the mountainside, a lake, as well as colder and cleaner air. Durmitor and Žabljak are popular tourist destinations all year round. The cold winter, when skiing is particularly popular, summer, when tourists bathe in the Black Lake and walk along the mountain, and spring, when forest flowers on the slopes of the Durmitor mountain display their most beautiful colors, are all great opportunities to visit the mountain. Žabljak and Durmitor offer everyone enjoyment and fun activities.
Tara is a mountain located in Western Serbia. The mountain is part of the Dinaric Alps. This mountain is surrounded by the Drina river canyon, and its slopes lead into the valley of the Đetinja river, which is adjacent to the Zlatibor Mountain. Tara is one of the Starovlaško-Raška mountains and is formed out of three separate sections, divided by valleys, slopes and river beds. Scientists estimate that the northern side of the mountain was once a shore of the Pannonian Sea, which is confirmed by limestone sediment present in the northern section of the mountain. Most of the mountain, the average height of which is between 1000 and 1200 meters, is actually limestone.
Trondheim is the first capital of Norway, a city with a history of over 1000 years, founded by Viking King Olaf Tryggvason in 997. Archeological research has helped to uncover many aspects of medieval Trondheim life. The remains uncovered during excavations are believed to have been churches and palaces, but there are very few historical sources from the medieval era to further explain the history of the city. What we know for certain is that the city was the nation’s capital, serving as the place where coronation ceremonies were held for Norwegian Kings. Trondheim was, and still is, a famous pilgrimage site.
Moscow – a wondrous city not easy to forget thanks to the authentic sentiments of its people, a cosmopolitan city with a local charm hard to resist. When you stand on the Red Square, you will be able to experience the grandeur of this city, and when you walk your way to Saint Basil’s Cathedral, this experience transcends you to a feeling of bliss. Moscow is one of Europe’s largest cities, a modern capital of Russia, a country with a chequered history which takes us back many centuries into the past. Moscow is a historical as well as a modern city of modern architecture, the most beautiful metro in the world, a city that boasts a rich cultural heritage, as well as superb nightlife.
The name “Jajce“ is first mentioned in 1396 in the title of Hrvoje Vukčić Hrvatinića, who called himself “Conte de Jajce“ (Count of Jajce). There are numerous legends about the origin of the town’s name. Some say that it was sitauted on an egg-shaped stone, which gave the town its name (Jajce literally translates as “little egg“). There is another traditional legend that say that the masons who constructed the city used eggs to make the mortar in the walls stronger. Every legend has its own charm, and it is our right to chose the one we ourselves think is the most true. The most popular origin story among the natives of the town is that Hrvoje Vukčić Hrvatinić ordered the town to be based on the Naples Castello del Uovo (literally translates as “Egg Castle“).
Vienna, one of the most beautiful cities in Europe, is the capital city of Austria. The beauty of the city changes depending on the season, but it acquires a particular glimmer and almost movie-like glitz and glamour during the Christmas season. Photos of Vienna uncover a rich history, numerous museums, outstanding architecture, a variety of artwork, superb fun and entertainment, delicious food and popular shopping spots. Vienna is the city of music and the waltz, of Mozart, Haydn, Beethoven and Schubert. If you think fairy tales aren’t real, visit Vienna to see just how wrong you are, and enjoy its castles and carriages. Everything you see will make you want to know more about the city, and time will seem to fly by, leaving you wanting a minute or an hour more to savour the moment. Vienna is the city for those who feel art to its core, as well as for those who enjoy high quality food. The Vienna Steak and Sacher-torte are a must-have. Vienna offers you a variety of national cuisines, thanks to the many restaurants and bars that will allow anyone to find something for their taste.
Some would call this town Tjentište, but many more would call the area The Valley of Heroes. The heroism of the area’s inhabitants has been talked of by many, and so, an old saying goes: Where a man falls, a hero arises. Tjentište is a historican and archeological locality in Bosnia and Herzegovina located in the east, not far from the city of Foča. It is a valley-like area on the Sutjeska river that measures around three kilometers in length and about a kilometer in width. The valley is situated around 540 meters above sea level. It is located between the Prosječnica and Ćurevska Chines and is part of the Sutjeska National Park. Tjentište isn’t rich in historical sources that tell of its genesis, but is nevertheless rich in historical content, as well as in the many natural wonders that surround it or that are located not too far away.
The Skadar Lake is the largest lake in Montenegro and in the Balkans. The lake takes up a surface area of around 369,7 km2, 221,8 of which belong to Montenegro, and the remaining 147,9 to Albania. The length of the lake, measured between Vranjine in Montenegro and Shkodra in Albania, measures around 40 kilometers. The lake is a cryptodepression, which means that its depths are beneath sea level. The lake’s deepest point measures around 6 meters deep. The Bojana river starts in the Skadar Lake, ending its journey in the Adriatic Sea. The Skadar Lake is rich in flora and fauna, as well as islands, cultural monuments and beautiful, pure natural wonder. In 1983, the lake and its surrounding area became a national park.
When someone mentions America, the first thing that pops into one’s mind is the dream of every traveler, New York – A city that lives life to the fullest. The city that the whole planet talks about is also called The Big Apple, one whose taste you love instantly and for the rest of your life. New York has been the topic of many movies, novels, and so it is said that “stars” don’t live in New York because the city is one big celebrity on its own. He who visits New York finds it hard to leave it, and the city never leaves the hearts of those who visit it. A constant source of artistic inspiration, New York never sleeps. The nickname “The Big Apple” has stuck around since the year 1909.
Split, one of the oldest cities in Croatia, is located between Zadar and Dubrovnik. The city has a rich history, and its many preserved landmarks reserved the city a spot as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The city, along with its 2700 sunny hours a year, is very attractive for tourists. You will often hear the people of Split saying that their city is the most beautiful city in the world, which they often say about their women, as well. Many tourists agree with this assessment. Today, the city is developing thanks to tourism and merchant piers, as the city is a tourism, wine industry and food industry center.
Rovinj is a romantic town situated in the north of the Adriatic coast, and with a population of around 15 thousand. It is located on the west coast of the Istra Peninsula, a popular tourist holiday site and an active fishing location. Some of the natives speak the Istriot language, a Romance language that was the most common language in the area when Istra used to belong to Italy. Rovinj is characteristic for its mild, Mediterranean climate, and it is the capital of the Istra Region. The town has the most diverse tourist offer and lodging capacities of any place in Croatia.
When it comes to Buenos Aires, you can rest assured that it is a city that will touch your heart. Hidden inside a bay, but in no way unnoticeable, this metropolis with a population of 3 million people won’t cause you to lose track in it as other cold cities would. Kind passers-by will do their best to help you find your way around this pleasantly warm South American city. Buenos Aires is the third-largest city on the South American continent, and is home to one of the most important piers in that part of the world. The capital of Argentina is one of the rare autonomous municipalities of the world. Even though it is included in the territory of the province that carries the same name, the city separated from it in 1880, after the end of the Argentine Civil Wars, and thanks to a lengthy federalization process ended.
Rio de Janeiro, whose full name is Cidade de São Sebastião do Rio de Janeiro, is a city and pier located on the Atlantic Ocean, in the southeast section of the tropical zone of South America, a city famous for being one of the most beautiful and interesting urban cities in the world. Even though the city is still the most notable icon of Brazil in the eyes of many, its architecture, people and way of life make it unique among other Brazilian cities. Rio de Janeiro got its name thanks to Portuguese sailors who, on 1st January 1502 wrongly interpreted their maps, thinking that there was an entrance to a river at the spot. This is why the city was named Rio de Janeiro (with Rio meaning river in Portuguese, and Janeiro being used to remember the day when the aforementioned sailors reached it).
Tokyo is the capital of Japan. It is the capital with the largest number of people, with an astounding 37 million inhabitants. 13.7 million people live in the narrow region of the city alone. Tokyo is situated on the Honshu Island, at the very top of the Tokyo Bay. It is the largest urban and industrial center of Japan, as well as the seat of the Japanese Emperor, as well as of the national government. Tokyo has been inhabited since ancient times; the city used to be known as a fisherman village named Edo. The village developed into a city under the Tokugawa Shogunate (1603 – 1867). In the 7th century, the oldest Buddhist temple was constructed in the city. Legend has it that two fishermen found a statue of the Goddess Kannon, which prompted them to construct the temple. The temple was named Sensō-ji, and it still exists to this day. Unfortunately, the temple was completely demolished during World War Two, but was completely restored to its former glory in 1958
Maribor is the second-largest city in Slovenia, with a population of 114 349. This Slovenian city displays the best of old and new alike, the hospitability of the Slovenes, the architectural beauty and the raw modern reality. Maribor has a great ambient, as well as a great offer of cultural wealth for you to enjoy. You will often hear that the best wine is in Maribor, while the hospitality was like in no other place you’ve seen. Numerous tourist attractions, as well as natural wonders, will make you fall in love with Maribor.
Madrid is considered one of the largest cities in Europe with 3.2 million inhabitants, it is the third city in the European Union. It is located 665 meters above sea level, which makes it the city with highest altitude in Europe. It is located on the banks of the small river Manzanares, and northwest of the city rises the Sierra de Guadarrama mountain. Its climate is continental, winters are short and cold, usually without precipitation, while summers are very warm. Everyone has at least once wished to visit the capital of Spain, and that desire will become even greater and more pronounced through our written guide. Madrid is a modern city with an old soul. It houses over 2.000 monuments and 90 museums that tell the story of the history and art of this city. You will get to know the historical figures and the art scene that raised this city as it is today.
Marrakech is the shining star of northern Africa and Morocco. The city was established in 1062 by Yusuf Ibn Tashfin, the leader of the Moroccan Almoravid Empire. Marrakech is considered to be one of the most influential leaders of the country, promoting Islam to the entire country. Marrakech became the capital of the Almoravid Empire. A new religious movement, the Almohads, spread over Marrakech in 1147, which lead to Caliph Abd al-Mu'min’s refusal to enter the city, as he didn’t believe that the mosques of Marrakech were preaching the right religion.
Miami is a young city, established only 100 years ago. However, the city has a turbulent history. It is thought that the city appeared overnight, which is why many consider it to be magical. Miami is the third-largest metropolis on the east coast of the United States of America, and the seventh-biggest city in the country. It is the main financial and international trade hub of America. Around 400 thousand people live in the districts of this tourist haven.
Trebinje is a city of 35,000 inhabitants located in the very south of Bosnia and Herzegovina. The city is located in the valley of the river Trebisnjica, on the border between Bosnia, Montenegro and Croatia. Trebinje has a rich cultural and historical heritage, which is why the development of tourism in this area was inevitable. The temperate climate and extremely mild winters due to the proximity to the Adriatic coast also contribute to this. Special attention should be dedicated to the Old Town, the park of the famous poet Jovan Dučić as well as the sixteen hundred-year-old plane trees that adorn the main square.
The capital of Portugal, located in the extreme western part of the Iberian Peninsula, is Lisbon. Tucked among seven hills, on the north side of the river Tejo, Lisbon is often referred as the city of hills. We will selfishly say that this is the most beautiful city in Europe. It lies on the Atlantic coast, rich in history and culture. As the largest city in the country, it has approx. 2.9 million inhabitants with suburbs. It is the trade, economic, cultural and political center of Portugal
Boston is an American city in the state of Massachusetts, which incledibly reminds of European capitals. Boston is the largest European colony, a city inhabited by a large number of Englishmen, Irishmen and Spaniards. Boston is a museum city, a city of higher education institutions and a city where the so-called American elite lives. Boston is a city with a continental climate, where winters are very cold and summers tend to be very warm. Boston is a city that provides a variety of business opportunities. It is also one of the largest multicultural communities in America. This is the best organized metropolis that attracts many ambitious students. The prestigious Harvard University is located in Boston. The city is popular for the great Boston Marathon and the large number of parks that are equally enjoyed by locals and tourists.
The capital of Hungary, Budapest, is a city that seduces at first sight. To get to know this city, it is necessary to wander through it. It stretches along the banks of the beautiful blue Danube and lies on a total of 9 bridges. The right side of the Danube is called Budim and it is hilly, and on the left side, in the lowland part, Pest is located. The symbol of Budapest is the Parliament building, an imposing building that is reflected in the Danube, and which adorns the most important Chain Bridge in the immediate vicinity. The three cities created Budapest, Buda, Obuda and Pest, in 1873. After Vienna and Bratislava, Budapest is the third city to develop along the Danube. This wonderful city is made up of a large number of tourist attractions. The Fisherman's Bastion is just one of the attractions that make this city magnificent. The seven towers represent the seven Hungarian founders of the state and the city. With about two million inhabitants, Budapest is a significant cultural, administrative, economic and trade center of Hungary. A very rich history with cultural treasures makes Budapest one of the most beautiful cities in Europe.
Bern, also spelled Bern, is the capital of Switzerland and the canton of Berne, in the western central part of the country. It lies along the narrow loop of the Are River. Berthold V, Duke of Zähringen, founded the city of Bern. For strategic reasons, it was necessary to have a strong fortification on the peninsula formed by the river Are, so the duke accordingly entrusted one of his nobles with the task of building a city there.
Crete is the fifth largest island in the Mediterranean and the largest among the Greek islands. The capital and administrative center is Irákleio or Heraklion located on the north coast. The gradually sloping northern coast consists of natural harbors and coastal plains, where capital cities such as Chania, Rethymnon and Heraklion are located. Sandy and pebble beaches line the coast.
The city of Abu Dhabi is located on an island in the Persian Gulf, off the Central West Coast. Most of the city resides on the mainland connected to the rest of the country. By the latest consensus from 2020, the urban area of Abu Dhabi has an estimated population of 1.48 million citizens. Abu Dhabi used to be an underdeveloped city with local importance only, however, the Emirates’ oil revenue made it possible to evolve into a modern city with contemporary architecture and numerous skyscrapers that the city is known for today. By the beginning of the 90s, the city became the capital of the United Arab Emirates, and ever since, there has been a sequence of programs for promoting the city as a tourist and trade center. Development plans in Abu Dhabi have quickly led to the construction of famous hotels, the foundation of the flag carrier Etihad Airways, and today this is one of the most significant symbols of the city, and of the development of other commercial and residential units.
Barcelona is a beautiful city that can offer you numerous cultural experiences and amazing beaches that are only a few minutes walk from the city center. The architecture of Barcelona will delight you. Many great painters and artists have created in this city and their influence is evident today in Barcelona and around the world. Here we primarily mean Picasso and Miro. While on the beach you can try some of the best seafood the Mediterranean has to offer, and there are many great restaurants and bars offering tapas. Barcelona is the largest Mediterranean city with 1.7 million inhabitants.