Europe – Tourist Destinations https://www.tourist-destinations.com World Travel Guides Fri, 21 Feb 2020 18:01:25 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.3.2 Cyprus, a place where dreams and reality connect https://www.tourist-destinations.com/2020/02/cyprus-a-place-where-dreams-and-reality-connect.html Fri, 21 Feb 2020 18:01:25 +0000 https://www.tourist-destinations.com/?p=18949 Nature, sun and sea have a great healing capacity and Cyprus has to offer a lot of it! Beaches can be both secluded and public but there is mostly not a lot of people so you can have your privacy.

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Are you happy with your current position in life and where was the last time you took a step back and took a good, hard look at your life in total? If you don’t know or don’t remember we have sort of an unusual suggestion-pack your dusty bags and hit the road! But in order to truly find yourself and rediscover your lost inner treasures, you must go to a rather special destination such as Cyprus. It is an island where the time goes by like everywhere else but it somehow manages to stay untouched. Nowadays it is becoming more popular by the day and visitors tend to choose it not only because it is rich in history but also because in two weeks you still find yourself wondering around meeting new things and people. Cyprus never stops to surprise you!

A good, warm homemade meal is what connects most people. If you love exotic cuisine than Cyprus is a place to be. A dash of the Mediterranean such as Greek blended with unusual Middle Eastern tastes produces a distinctive cuisine and everyone can find what they love most. Fresh ingredients ate dominating this type of flavor so imagine a dish made with freshly picked herbs, grilled meat and delicious olives that were bathing in the sun. Isn’t it great that a path to discovery begins with an amazing gastronomic adventure?

Nature, sun and sea have a great healing capacity and Cyprus has to offer a lot of it! Beaches can be both secluded and public but there is mostly not a lot of people so you can have your privacy. Depending on your needs, you can choose a beach with soft sand such as Protaras beach or even those where wild nature is still untouched such as Konnos beach. What is interesting is that the sea is always so clean and mostly warm that it melts your soul!

Sometimes Cyprus tends to be challenging when it comes to transportation. There are frequent flights to this magical island but once you get there it might be a challenge. This is why someone had a great idea to invent Cyprus airport transfers companies and make travelers’ life easier and stress-free! Yes, it costs a bit more but it makes your vacation a true delight straight from the start!

Imagine this: There is a soft rhythm in the background and you are lying on the beach resting and thinking what to do next in life? What is the right move and why is that option the best for you? In order to best listen to your heart you need peace and quiet and the best surrounding possible so listen to our warmest advice and choose Cyprus. Have no regrets and pack your bags quickly, golden beaches are waiting!

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Iceland https://www.tourist-destinations.com/2020/02/iceland.html https://www.tourist-destinations.com/2020/02/iceland.html#respond Sat, 15 Feb 2020 09:47:00 +0000 http://www.tourist-destinations.com/?p=758 Iceland has amazing natural features waiting to be seen, historic sites to be witnessed, wildlife species to be personally discovered and a beautiful culture emphasized on all kinds of creative artistry.

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Iceland tourist information
The North Pole is too cold to survive or even enjoy your holidays. How about the snowy fun activities you want to be engulfed in like snowboarding and ice skating, and where do you find such a snowy place with a climate that has some warmth to keep the fun alive? The best place for you is in the snow land of Iceland. 
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Every ice skating fun person would always pay a visit to this country to join in all the fun of playing over the ice. Iceland is an island that is located south of the North Pole’s Arctic Circle. It has lots to offer for its visitors apart from just the snow landscape for ice skating and snowboarding.
If you are traveling in Iceland with a car, one of the biggest attractions for tourists is the famous Iceland Ring Road. This road runs around the island and connects most of the inhabited parts of the country. The total length of the road is 1,332 kilometers (828 mi). If you are going to drive around 100 kilometers in one hour, it will take you about 12-13 hours of driving. The scenery during the trip is unforgettable, so you should definitely try it.
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Iceland has amazing natural features waiting to be seen, historic sites to be witnessed, wildlife species to be personally discovered and a beautiful culture emphasized on all kinds of creative artistry. Iceland is a famous birthplace for artists and awarded snow-based environment films held in the island. Surely, you can never miss all these joys while living and touring this amazing snow-white island.
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Iceland was initially occupied by an indigenous community known as the Irish monks in the eighteenth century. The Norsemen arrived after the Irish people and settled. The Irish and Norsemen tribes were popular for their heavy sheep clothing due to the cold environment of Iceland Island. Many centuries later, in June 1944, Iceland became an independent country.
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Places to visit in Iceland

There many historic sites left behind by history, which today mark the historical formation of this snowy island. Visit the old Oddi Church of the eleventh century that was a religious and political center. Discover and understand more about the famous Njala Saga in the ancient Keldur Farm. Accept the invitation to the Ghost center to see showcases of ghost structures of Iceland. Find more museums in Iceland to satisfy your urge for more history on this major ice island.
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Check out the several natural beauties in Iceland like the underground hot springs, lava land, geysers, glaciers and the vast, white ice landscapes. Enjoy snowboarding and ice skating along the sloppy snowy land and ride on a snow mobile too. Visit the national parks available to find out the rare animal species that can never be found in other parts of the world except here in Iceland and the North Pole. View the several huge waterfalls in this land of plenty water and snow. Travel to the accessible sceneries from where you can view the several volcanoes of the Island.
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Iceland has world class accommodation and varieties to choose from. There are the executive beach resorts, holiday houses, quality hotels, lodges and restaurants. There are clubs that operate all night long. The dishes are unique and rich in delicacy. Cultural dances are held occasionally in some hotels. You just have to book a room in the accommodation facilities available, pay their affordable fees and begin to settle safely every time you rest from a long day of adventure in Iceland.
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Things to do in Amsterdam https://www.tourist-destinations.com/2020/01/things-to-do-in-amsterdam.html Tue, 21 Jan 2020 11:32:13 +0000 https://www.tourist-destinations.com/?p=18914 Like every European capital, Amsterdam also has many famous museums like the Van Gough museum or the House of Anna Frank and they are all worth visiting. Rembrandt museum is also one of the most famous ones and what we recommend is buying tickets online in advance.

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Europe is one of the most beautiful continents and some people refer to it as the Lady of the continents. All capital cities have unique things to offer. Some are romantic while the others are new and modern but not many of them are so liberal. Having that in mind, we chose the one that is different from them all, so unique and free that most of you find it liberating. It is, of course, the capital city of Netherlands-Amsterdam. Every one of you should visit this city on the river at least once in a lifetime and to be honest this article (or any other for that matter) won’t be able to fully paint the right picture. Having said that, have an open mind and read a little part of what you can expect in Amsterdam.

Like every European capital, Amsterdam also has many famous museums like the Van Gough museum or the House of Anna Frank and they are all worth visiting. Rembrandt museum is also one of the most famous ones and what we recommend is buying tickets online in advance. Sometimes, they get sold out months in advance. Museum of bags and purses is not only meant to be visited by ladies (as much as it sounds like that) and that is one of the reasons why you should have an open mind in Amsterdam.

The best Amsterdam guide you can get is intuition. Whether you like pubs with crafted beer or famous restaurants with a couple of Michelin stars, Amsterdam has it all. Depending on your preferences, you can ask some locals and be polite as they are, they will give you the best tips. Our experience was amazing! We booked one of those boat tours where you get to join an out of this world party, meet the best people and also try some local food and drinks.

Hotels and hostels in Amsterdam are also unique. If you choose a hotel you will have some privacy but of you choose hostels to be prepared, you might end up in the room with people from all around the world! It can be both amazing or devastating, depending on your expectations and personality. Nhow Hotel Amsterdam is one of the most famous hotels with unique and modern design and it is being visited by thousands of people each month!

When it comes to things to do in Amsterdam, what you should not miss is Red Light District. This Amsterdam area will answer your question of why this city is so liberal and you might also get surprised. Many things are legalized and although it may seem scary at first, keep in mind you are doing only what you are comfortable with!

This and much more is what Netherlands capital has to offer. Have you visited it yet or are you coming back there third or the second time? Feel free to let us know how strongly it impacted you and what are the most interesting things you saw there?

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Spain https://www.tourist-destinations.com/2020/01/spain.html https://www.tourist-destinations.com/2020/01/spain.html#respond Tue, 21 Jan 2020 01:19:00 +0000 http://www.tourist-destinations.com/?p=687 Spain is a European country bordering the Mediterranean Sea and neighboring It has the largest number of World Heritage Cities and the second-largest number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites, after Italy.

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Spain is a European country bordering the Mediterranean Sea and neighboring It has the largest number of World Heritage Cities and the second-largest number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites, after Italy. It is often regarded as a foreign state in Europe due to its friendly population, relaxed lifestyle, its super delicious cuisine, vibrant nightlife, and world-famous festivities. 
There are various types of tourist accommodation, ranging from prestigious five-star hotels, pensions and rented holiday villas, to camping and hostels. Finding these facilities in any of Spain’s cities is very easy as they are marked on almost all maps meant for tourists.
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When traveling to Spain it is nice to use its national carrier: the Iberia. Spain has world class airports almost in all major cities, Madrid, Barcelona, Palma de Mallorca, Malaga, Seville, Valencia, Bilbao, Alicante, Santiago de Compostela, Vigo, and Gran Canaria. You could also travel by train which links all major cities in Spain and also its neighbors. Traveling by bus is also another comfortable and reliable option.
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Places to go in Spain

Madrid

Madrid is one of the best travel destinations in the world. The capital of Spain is located in the center of the peninsula, with a population of more than three millions of citizens. Madrid is a cosmopolitan city, which is among the most visited tourist places in Europe. It is among the biggest tourist attractions in the oldest continent right next to Paris, London, Berlin, Barcelona etc. Most of the Public Administration buildings are located there, the city is a giant business center which attracts a massive quantity of business tourists coming and going every day.
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Barcelona

One of the best tourist destinations in Spain is definitely Barcelona. This city is a destination which offer all kind of tourist attractions. From museums, parks, old historical and cultural monuments, lovely beaches, incredible nightlife and all sort of other attractions that bring most of the tourist to this city. This amazing tourist paradise is located in a privileged position on the northeastern coast of the Iberian peninsula and the shores of the Mediterranean. It is the second largest city in Spain in both size and population. Barcelona is the capital of the Catalonia, which is an Autonomous community, and it is the one which is the most visited by tourist from all the parts of the world.
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Bilbao

No other city in Spain as Bilbao has better reasons to be the economic, financial, cultural and tourist city of the region. Today, Bilbao the capital of Vizcaya province, in the Basque Country in Spain, it is the core of a metropolitan area with more than one million inhabitants. Since its foundation, it has been the fundamental factor and the main socio-economic axis around the region which has set its modernization process in motion. Bilbao has an impressive transportation infrastructure which is connected to the rest of Europe by air, land and sea. Turn your visit in Bilbao into an enjoyable experience, moving around the city by visiting museums, shops, restaurants, modern night clubs and many other exciting attractions.
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Tenerife

Tenerife is one of the gorgeous islands of the Canary group of Islands. It is located in the Atlantic near the West African state of Morocco. Tenerife is a popular tourist destination to the rest of the world and has received thousands of tourists yearly. It is an important destination of the Canary Islands because it has a high number of attractions waiting to be seen hence adding more value to the Canary Islands and its importance in return.
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Spain Tourist Attractions

Costa Del Sol

Costa del Sol is a very popular travel destination in the autonomous community of Andalusia in the south of Spain. It is situated between two other coastal areas, Costa de la Luz and Costa Tropical, but these are less frequent. The name Costa del Sol means ‘sun coast’ and is very appropriate for this marvelous and sunny place. The coast stretches along more than 150 kilometers of the Málaga province, from Almeria to Tarifa. Costa del Sol is densely populated and is also one of Spain’s most popular holiday destinations. An interesting fact, adding to the claim of its popularity, is that there are more jet skis per capita than in any other place in Europe.

Marbella

This is a beautiful city situated on the Mediterranean sea between Malaga and Gibraltar Strait, at the bottom of Sierra Blanca. This is one of the most important tourist cities in Costa del Sol and it’s an international tourist attraction, because of its climate and scenery. Moreover, the city also houses a significant archaeological heritage, many museums and Entertainment spots, and a cultural calendar with events ranging from music concerts to opera performances.
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Mallorca

Majorca is one of Spain’s Balearic Islands, surrounded by the warm Mediterranean Sea and enjoying balmy temperatures all year round. It’s most famous for clubbing, but there’s so much more to see here, from family-friendly resorts to amazing mountains. There are 41 Blue Flag beaches in Majorca, which means they are certified as being clean, safe and sustainable. Some of the most popular include Santa Ponsa, where you can enjoy a boat trip to Dragonera Island, and Cala Mondrago, which is an unspoiled paradise in the south that sits inside a nature reserve. The beaches around Magaluf will soon be known as the Calvia Beach Resort, bringing a mix of classy bars, restaurants and waterside sports to the area as well as the famous Nikki Beach Club.
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Ibiza

Ibiza is an island territory of Spain that lies in the Mediterranean Sea. Though relatively small in size the island has gained considerable prominence in the world as a magnificent tourist destination. It boosts as the epicenter of Europe’s alluring nightlife, and electronic music. It is famous for its summer club parties which attract large numbers of tourists, with noted clubs include Space, Privilege, Amnesia, Eden, and Es Paradis. The island’s government and the Spanish Tourist Office have however been working to promote more family-oriented tourism. Ibiza also hosts the legendary “port” in Ibiza Town, a popular stop for many tourists which is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
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Formentera

Sunny, unique and unspoiled Formentera is a small island and it is south of the Balearic Island in Spain. Formentera its really peaceful island with no airport, it is a simple island of sunshine, beaches and at times solitude. This island it’s a better place to relax and enjoy yourself even from Ibiza, its really quiet place. The population of Formentera it’s over 7000, the majority of the population are Italian and most of them speak Italian. Formentera tourism has been rapidly growing the number of tourist arrivals, the peak season of this island is overflowed with tourists, some are independent travellers but most are coming on package holidays, also beach tourists are attracted by the nature of the beaches and the climatic conditions as well. This environment really guarantees relaxation and recreation.
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Catamaran excursions in Mallorca https://www.tourist-destinations.com/2019/12/catamaran-excursions-in-mallorca.html Tue, 24 Dec 2019 13:17:24 +0000 https://www.tourist-destinations.com/?p=18874 In Mallorca there are many catamaran excursions that lead us to discover very interesting places, so we have prepared a list with our most recommended catamarans, and those places we visit in Mallorca with them.

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In Mallorca there are many catamaran excursions that lead us to discover very interesting places, so we have prepared a list with our most recommended catamarans, and those places we visit in Mallorca with them.

More catamaran excursions at www.click-mallorca.com

Catamaran in Alcudia

  • Duration 5 hours, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • Route; from Puerto Alcudia to Cala Engosalba, with stops at El Coll Baix and Aucanada.
  • Price: € 58
  • We love it because it is a very complete excursion with different stops for activities such as kayaking, snorkeling, stand up paddle, swimming …

Oasis catamaran

  • Duration: 5.5 hours available in the morning or afternoon (at 9:30 or 15:30).
  • Route: from the Port of Palma to the area of ​​Cap Rocat and Cala Vella.
  • Price: € 89 with food and drinks, and groups of no more than 45 people.

We love it: because it is a smaller catamaran than others, they take great care of the service and all the details and the food is very good and of great quality.

Catamaran in Pollensa Bay

  • Duration: from 10:00 a.m. to 03:00 p.m.
  • Route: from the Port of Pollensa it takes us to explore the bay with 3-4 stops in isolated coves and in Formentor Beach.
  • Price: € 54 (with food and drinks)

We love it: because of their family treatment because they always try to interact with passengers to have a great time and because Pollensa Bay is the best place for these catamaran excursions.

Excursion in Cala Ratjada

  • Duration: 4.5 hours, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
  • Route: Departure from Cala Ratjada to travel along the coast towards the Llevant Natural Park, making different stops such as in Cala Mesquida.
  • Price: € 58 with food and drinks.

We love it: because it takes you along a less known part of the coast of Mallorca.

Sail4fun Catamaran

  • Duration 4 hours
  • Route: in the area of ​​Santa Ponsa, to sail and go to a cove in the area.
  • Price: € 69

We love it: because it is for a maximum of 12 people.

Attraction Catamaran

  • Duration: 5 hours with departure at 9.00 a.m. from Puerto de Palma.
  • Route: From the Port of Palma, they go to Can Pastilla with a stop in a small bay.
  • Price: € 55

We love it: because it is an ideal option for those staying in Palma.

Price of catamaran excursions in Majorca

Catamaran tour from Port Alcudia € 58

Catamaran tour from Pollensa € 54

Catamaran tour from Cala Ratjada € 57

WHERE TO BUY YOUR EXCURSION IN CATAMARAN?

Our recommendation for all the excursions in Mallorca that take you by catamaran is the Click-Mallorca website where they have been offering these departures for years. On their website they have all the information to plan the trip, and you can book online. On the latter say that we recommend booking in advance, as they have limited places, and during the tourist season they fill up very quickly.

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Top 5 Must See Highlights of Budapest https://www.tourist-destinations.com/2019/11/top-5-must-see-highlights-of-budapest.html Sat, 16 Nov 2019 18:37:52 +0000 https://www.tourist-destinations.com/?p=18823 Budapest has it all! Stunning architecture, historic treasures, vibrant nightlife, breathtaking panoramas and the list goes on. There is something for everyone is this bustling city, but some sights should top everyone’s list. Budapest has a unique character that makes it stand out among other incredible city destinations. Don’t plan a trip to Budapest without ...

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Budapest has it all!

Stunning architecture, historic treasures, vibrant nightlife, breathtaking panoramas and the list goes on. There is something for everyone is this bustling city, but some sights should top everyone’s list. Budapest has a unique character that makes it stand out among other incredible city destinations.

Don’t plan a trip to Budapest without experiencing these five legendary attractions!

1. Party at the Ruin Bars in the Old Jewish Quarter

Just after the turn of the century, a group of local friends started a trend that would quickly amass a tremendous following. The Budapest bar scene was turned on its head when shabby buildings from pre-WWII days were transformed to vivacious, open-air venues.

Szimpla Kert was the first ruin bar that started the trend and it has inspired countless others in the old Jewish Quarter. The neighbourhood has seen a revival of sorts from its remarkable past of a thriving Jewish community. Today, it is one of Budapest’s flourishing party scenes attracting a boisterous crowd on a nightly basis.

The ruin bars have attracted hotels, farmers markets and music venues to the area. Everyone is welcomed to the party and worldly travelers of all backgrounds flock to the area in search of the new hot ruin bar.

This unique setting makes Budapest one of the world’s most fascinating cities to partake in a bar crawl.

2. Soak in the Széchenyi Baths

Budapest is famous for its spa culture and the city is home to dozens of spa baths for locals and visitors to enjoy.

The most notable spa bath in Budapest is the enormous Széchenyi Baths complex. Fitting approximately 1,500 guests, there is plenty of room for everyone to take a dip in the soothing pools.

The 20+ pools are filled with water said to have medicinal properties. Many guests visit the baths hoping to relieve several ailments and the baths have shown to work wonders in the past.

Another recent craze in Budapest are the high-energy parties hosted at popular spa baths. Széchenyi is no exception and Saturday nights during the summer are some of the wildest at the spa bath. Don’t be surprised to hear pulsating music and see flashing neon lights coming from the pools.

Széchenyi may not be the only spa bath in Budapest but the riveting atmosphere is unlike anywhere else.

3. Take a River Cruise on the Danube

When you think of sightseeing in Budapest, the River Danube instantly comes to mind. Nothing beats sipping on a craft beer or smooth wine and admiring the city’s beautiful architecture.

Danube cruises are an enjoyable adventure anytime of year and from a multitude of countries. Flowing right through the heart of the city, the Danube offers some of its most majestic scenery in Budapest.

From the iconic Chain Bridge to the Gothic-style Parliament Building, you have the best vantage point from the Danube.

4. Admire the Panorama from St. Stephen’s Basilica

St. Stephen’s Basilica is among the most famous churches in Hungary simply for the historic figure it honors. The grandiose basilica celebrates the life of King Stephen, who is considered the founder of the country.

The altar depicts a marvellous statue of King Stephen and the dome is decorated with gorgeous frescoes. Compelling artwork fills the sacred building but the scenic views from the top steal the show.

Climb the spiral staircase and reach the top of the 96-meter high structure. It is one of the tallest buildings in Budapest and the views from the observation deck take your breath away. Rolling hills and intimate rooftops complete a magnificent backdrop for a photograph.

There is a fee to reach the observation deck, but the views are worth every penny. Before leaving the church, search for the right hand of King Stephen himself which is said to be housed inside.

5. Traditional Hungarian Cuisine at Central Market Hall

Bring your appetite when waltzing inside the largest market of Budapest! An endless supply of restaurants and food stalls provide delicious culinary delights of Hungary. The enormous shopping center has three levels stocked with local produce, wine, spices and everything else to complete a grocery list.

Central Market Hall is a local favorite in addition to being one of the most visited attractions of Budapest. Locals complete their daily shopping and tourists can taste Hungarian flavors on numerous food tours. For some suggestions on which local delicacies to try, refer to the Just Budapest website for insider tips.

Whether you are in the mood for Hungarian spices, homemade jams or local wines, there is a tasting for every preference. You will leave with a full belly and every taste bud satisfied.

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Things to do in Pamukkale https://www.tourist-destinations.com/2019/11/things-to-do-in-pamukkale.html Sun, 10 Nov 2019 14:32:12 +0000 https://www.tourist-destinations.com/?p=18810 Pamukkale is famous for the white travertines and ancient ruins, but there are more things to do and attractions to visit. Especially, for the daredevils who want adrenaline and adventure, hot air ballooning and paragliding is now available in Pamukkale. Some of the things you can do in Pamukkale include: Read More – Things to ...

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Pamukkale is famous for the white travertines and ancient ruins, but there are more things to do and attractions to visit. Especially, for the daredevils who want adrenaline and adventure, hot air ballooning and paragliding is now available in Pamukkale. Some of the things you can do in Pamukkale include:

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Pamukkale Hot Air Balloon

Share the fun as you join others for a scenic sunrise balloon experience over the ancient city of Hierapolis and the white travertines in Pamukkale. You will experience peace and tranquillity while drifting over the beautiful Menderes valley as the sun rises over the mountains. You can fly in a hot air balloon all year round. Winter, summer, spring autumn, every month is spectacular in Pamukkale!

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Pamukkale Paragliding

This tour is for you if you like adventure sports. Before exploring the ancient city of Hierapolis and the hot springs on the ground, take a look at this gorgeous scenery from the sky. Together with a professional tandem pilot you will fly over Pamukkale and enjoy this memorable adventure.

Travertines

The stunning natural pool complex has been used for centuries to ease rheumatism and arthritis. The healing waters of the hot springs have been enjoyed by several civilisations since the second century B.C. The white limestone travertines are shaped by calcium-rich hot springs. Walk around the turquoise pools barefoot and enjoy the romantic views over the valley. Wear your sunglasses because the white coloured terraces combined with the reflection of the sun might hurt your eyes.

The Ancient City of Hierapolis

This city was named after the Amazon’s Queen Hiera, the wife of Telephos who was the founder of Pergamum. When you visit this holy city with its well-preserved ruins of many temples and religious buildings, you will enjoy a journey to the past.

Hierapolis Theatre

This theatre was built by Hadrian the Roman Emperor in the second century AD. It was rebuilt after a devastating earthquake and later renovated by Septimus Severus. The decorations with limestone and marble carvings are one of Anatolia’s most complete and best-preserved collections of Roman theatre decorations. When you are on the top of this theatre, you will have a stunning landscape view far into the distance. Other ancient ruins from the ancient city of Hierapolis include the Byzantine gates, the Necropolis and the temple of Apollo.

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Pamukkale Cleopatra’s Pool

Pamukkale has been a health centre since the period of the Roman Empire. It is still common belief that the water of the antique pool is good for skin and other health problems. It is said that even the Queen of Egypt Cleopatra swam in this pool. Since the pool contains thermal water the temperatures in summer and winter are exactly the optimal body temperature of 36 degrees. So you can enjoy swimming in this pool in winter too!

Laodikeia

The ruins of this once grand Roman city, about eight kilometres from Pamukkale is well worth visiting. You can see the remains of Laodikeia scattered over a plateau of about one square kilometre. Around 2000 years ago, several buildings were constructed such as a stadium, a bathhouse, a theatre, a water tower, a necropolis.

You should never travel in a hurry, so take your time and stay a couple of nights in Pamukkale because there are so many things you can do. Explore the surrounding ancient remains by renting a car or taking a taxi.

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Madrid, Spain https://www.tourist-destinations.com/2019/08/madrid-spain-2.html Fri, 16 Aug 2019 13:33:54 +0000 https://www.tourist-destinations.com/?p=18732 There are thousands of ways how to get from Madrid airport to the city centre but only a couple of them are easy, stressless and work in your favor. What is it exactly? How many times have you seen those marked parked cars as you are exiting the airport? Airport transportation companies are nowadays hugely developed business which works like a charm.

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It has finally come-your time to enjoy beautiful, sexy Madrid! The capital of Spain shines with the most refreshing lights in Europe and it is now on you to step on that stage! All year long this special vacation has been planned and now you are leaving the airport knowing where you need to but not with what!

No shame in that, you are only one in a million of tourists visiting a foreign capital without a full plan in your back pocket. This is why we decided to make a shortlist of why airport transportation is key to making your vacation as relaxed as possible.

There are thousands of ways how to get from Madrid airport to the city centre but only a couple of them are easy, stressless and work in your favor. What is it exactly? How many times have you seen those marked parked cars as you are exiting the airport? Airport transportation companies are nowadays hugely developed business which works like a charm. It offers its costumers an easy way to reach wanted destinations for a certain fee which depends on the company. Transfers can be a nightmare so here is what you need to know to have a successful trip.

First thing you are supposed to do is find a list of companies that do transfers and separate three of them. Don’t be shy and call them or simply send an email with your request. This way you can know what to expect when it comes to pricing. Secondly, check the references.  Some transfer companies claim to be legit but actually, they are reliable.

Secondly, try and book them in advance or at least as soon as you know the destination. This way you might get a discount for early booking. Thirdly, enjoy Madrid! See how wonderful this capital city can be starting from historic landmarks hidden in the city to magical nightlife. In Madrid you can simply feel lively spirits of not only tourists but also locals so why risk your trip by leaving everything for the last minute. Plan as much as you can and leave a couple of unresolved situation so you can be spontaneous. Airport transfer should be well organized for the reasons mentioned above.

And last but not least, this is how it would all look. You would leave the airport knowing there is a comfortable car with a polite driver waiting. He would help you load your luggage after which you would leave to the Madrid city centre slowly so you can get a first glimpse of the city. If you are lucky, the driver would also give you a couple of great advice about sightseeing or gastronomy so you don’t get surprised later. He would then stop in front of your hotel wishing you a great stay. After you are fully recharged and your vacation came to an end, he would be waiting once more to take you downtown and wish you a safe trip. What do you think, is transferred from Madrid airport to the city centre worth your money?

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Paris – The Gem of Europe https://www.tourist-destinations.com/2019/07/paris-the-gem-of-europe.html Mon, 08 Jul 2019 19:58:00 +0000 https://www.tourist-destinations.com/?p=18694 If you are a first-time traveler to Paris, of course, you will want to visit the most famous landmarks of Paris, like Eiffel Tower or The Louvre. As it is indeed the main attraction of the city, these places always full of people all year around. That's why you need to plan your trip meticulously to prevent yourself from wasting your holiday time by standing in line.

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Sometimes, even though I don’t really have a plan to travel in the near future, I like to browsing and looking around for articles about interesting places in the world. Once I was stumbled upon this website from INSIDR with a lot of quality contents about various popular traveling destinations around Europe. As I find those are fascinating, I’d like to share some of the best stories I’ve found with you guys.

INSIDR itself is a friendly start-up based in Paris, and it’s no coincidence that the articles about Paris from them are exceptional. If you are a first-time traveler to Paris, of course, you will want to visit the most famous landmarks of Paris, like Eiffel Tower or The Louvre. As it is indeed the main attraction of the city, these places always full of people all year around. That’s why you need to plan your trip meticulously to prevent yourself from wasting your holiday time by standing in line. You should check out their article that gave us a very detailed picture of what to expect when we visit The Louvre, how to choose the best time possible to visit, and they even gave use choices of the best entrance to go through with the least visitor so that we can avoid a too long line.

Speaking of Louvre, there is one interesting museum that you can visit, totally free of charge! It was listed here as one of the best free things to do in Paris, the Fragonard Museum of Perfume. This is a private museum owned by Fragonard, one of the best French perfume brand. You can follow a free guided tour through their collection and histories of perfume. Furthermore, if you want another experience involving perfumes, you can follow their workshop where they will show you how to make perfume from scratch!

By the way, if you are planning to visit several museums in Paris, you should consider getting the Paris Museum Pass that may be a good deal for you. As you may already know, Paris has more than one hundred museums; not only big art museums like Louvre or L’Orangerie, but also the less known museum that was not less interesting to visit. Get the complete guide of museums in Paris by INSIDR, and you will be an expert before you know it.

I’ve also stumbled upon a free guide about Paris at night. I found an interesting walking route to discover the city at night, the best location to catch a sunset picture, and even restaurants that open until late in the night. If you are into the nightlife, Paris obviously has the best one to offer. Bars and nightclub are everywhere in every part of the city. You can even find a lot of interesting hidden cocktail bars that certainly will be a unique experience. Check out this Paris night bus map before you do your adventure at night, to make sure you can get home safe. Don’t worry, you will still have several different choices, even late at night.

One night scene in Paris that I’ve found fascinating is the one about Moulin Rouge. As the worldly famous cabaret, this place has made its own reputation, but I’ve never actually known the story inside it. I’ve just found out that this year they were celebrating their 130th anniversary and it will be a right time to try their dinner-show as they also have a special dinner menu for this!

Another gem that you have to explore is their gastronomy. Either a savory meal or their infamous sweets and pastries, you wouldn’t want to miss them on your trip. The choice is basically unlimited, depends on your preference. From the Michelin star restaurant to the budget bistros, you can still get the best food experience in Paris. Some of the most popular budget Paris Michelin restaurants are: Septime, Benoit and La Table du 11. You could get some various flavor of crêpes as you would like for a lighter meal basically in every corner of the city. And if you’re craving to taste the goodness of French pastries, just pop in one of the best boulangeries in Paris and pick whatever you want. You can even join a cooking class to bring back not only the story of the savory meal, but also the skill to make it back home!

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6 Steps to Plan Your Perfect First Trip to Spain https://www.tourist-destinations.com/2019/07/6-steps-to-plan-your-perfect-first-trip-to-spain.html Sat, 06 Jul 2019 13:00:28 +0000 https://www.tourist-destinations.com/?p=18677 Thanks to low-cost flights, Spain is officially one of the top destinations nowadays. You probably know a few things about Spain already. You know about the siestas, paella, and especially the sangria, but what else do you need to know to plan your perfect trip?

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Thanks to low-cost flights, Spain is officially one of the top destinations nowadays. You probably know a few things about Spain already. You know about the siestas, paella, and especially the sangria, but what else do you need to know to plan your perfect trip?

If you’re visiting Spain for the first time, you can easily find yourself overwhelmed if you’re not sure what you need to know. The Spaniards have a very specific way of doing things, so if you want to blend in like a local, you’ll need a bit of know-how. Here are the 6 steps to plan your perfect first trip to Spain. 

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1. Choose Your Destination

A lot of newbie travelers make the mistake of thinking they can see it all. While it’s tempting to flock to all the well-known cities, realize that Spain is a pretty large country. It’s not realistic to see it all in a single trip, especially if it’s your first time to the region. 

Some of the best places to consider are Granada, Madrid, Seville, Barcelona, Cadiz, or Bilbao. All of these range from rural sights to bustling cities. Do some research on the best sights and must-dos of each of these locations so you can find the best spots for your first trip. 

2. When In Doubt, Start in Madrid

If you’re not sure where to go, start with Madrid. Not only is this the biggest city and the capital, but it’s most likely where you’ll fly into. From there, you can easily get to other locations in the country in just a short car ride or train ride. Plus, you can find the nicest Madrid villa to enjoy the city like a local. 

The coast is about 6 hours from Madrid, but you can find a lot of villages and land in between, including inland cities like Granada, Leon, and Salamanca. However, it’s great to have a central starting point like Madrid, especially if you’re trying to get a low-cost flight. 

3. Beware of the Time of Year

One of the things many people don’t know about Spain is that most of the country goes on holiday at certain times of the year. In particular, Spain goes on holiday in August. Most locals are heading to the beach or summer homes, and this means a lot of the local restaurants, coffee shops, and more will be closed as well. 

While you can still enjoy many of the popular tourist destinations at this time, it’s probably a good idea to avoid Spain in August if you can. It’s also one of the hottest seasons in the region, so you’d be too uncomfortable to walk around sightseeing anyway. 

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4. Look for Local Festivals

One of the most exciting things about exploring a new place is seeing all of the fun festivals and activities. Spain is sometimes called the festival capital of the world and with good reason. There are so many festivals here that you can count on something always going on during your trip. 

If you can, try to plan your trip around some of the more well-known Spanish festivals. Some popular options include Feria de Abril, La Merce, and Las Fallas. It’ll be a roaring fun time! 

5. Prepare Your Appetite

In Spain, it’s normal to eat very late. Spaniards usually stick to much different dining times than their Western counterparts, so make sure you’re prepared (and don’t go hungry). In Spain, lunch is usually served around 2 pm or later. Dinner won’t be served until at least 9 pm, but don’t be surprised if it goes even later in the night. 

Luckily, you can find tapas served all day long so you shouldn’t go too hungry. Just make sure you’re ready to adjust to the new dining times and plan your days accordingly. 

6. Enjoy Your Mid-Afternoon Siesta

Contrary to popular belief, people don’t usually sleep during siesta times. While we all might envy the Spanish siesta, this is actually a time for enjoying time with friends and family, not sleeping. 

You’ll notice that most shops will close from 2 pm and 4 pm, but don’t be surprised to find people flocking to cafes, parks, and so on. This is the perfect time to grab some tapas of your own and take a little break. 

Enjoy Your Trip to Spain

There’s a lot to love about visiting Spain. If this is your first time planning a trip, make sure you know what to expect. From minding the siesta to exploring local festivals, this is an exciting time to visit Spain. 

The Spanish people are lively and welcoming, and you’re sure to fall in love with their late-night dining and slow pace of living. There’s simply something romantic about these historic streets and sights, so it’s time to go discover this beauty for yourself. 

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