Chateauneuf du Pape – The Pope’s vineyard

One of the best known French wine labels, takes its name from an unassuming village on a small hill near Avignon in Provence, Chateauneuf du Pape. The village lies just 3 km from River Rhone and 12 klm from Avignon. Almost all the cultivable land is planted with grapevines. The village is famous for the productionContinue reading “Chateauneuf du Pape – The Pope’s vineyard”

What to do in Venice if you had only one day

Venice needs no introduction. It is probably one of the most famous and recognizable places in the world. A travel destination which should be on every traveler’s bucket list. A day or a week is never going to be enough at this unique place, however Venice is often a stop in a longer journey aroundContinue reading “What to do in Venice if you had only one day”

Art, taste and imperial grace : A weekend in Vienna

Vienna is the capital of Austria and one of the most elegant European cities. The former capital of the Austro-Hungarian Empire has kept all the imperial grace of Habsburg dynasty and at the same time it is a city which loves art, music and good food. Vienna has always played an important role in European cultureContinue reading “Art, taste and imperial grace : A weekend in Vienna”

Nemi – The strawberry village

If you are in Rome, probably the best and easiest day trip you could make is to visit Castelli Romani. Just 20 km southeast of the Eternal City begins the gentle climb through the forests of Coli Albani to the 13 Castelli Romani villages. The mountain is actually the long-extinct Volcano Laziale, which has beenContinue reading “Nemi – The strawberry village”

Searching for the legends of Prague (Part B)

Continuing from Part A Visiting Prague is like traveling back in time. You encounter history at every step you take and around every corner you turn. The whole city thrives in folk stories, historical legends and myths. The houses, the churches, the palaces, the squares, even a road or a pavement, are all related with aContinue reading “Searching for the legends of Prague (Part B)”

Searching for the legends of Prague (Part A)

Prague is one of the most beautiful and picturesque cities in Europe. Visiting Prague is like traveling back in time. You encounter history at every step you take and around every corner you turn. The whole city thrives in folk stories, historical legends and myths. The houses, the churches, the palaces, the squares, even aContinue reading “Searching for the legends of Prague (Part A)”

Riesenrad (Vienna) – A treasure of European cinema culture

Riesenrad is a giant Ferris wheel, located in the famous Prater Park and one of the city symbols that dominates the skyline of Vienna. Almost 65 meters tall, it offers visitors breathtaking and unforgettable views of the city and Danube. The Wheel was built in 1897 to mark the 50 years (Golden Jubilee) of Emperor Franz JosefContinue reading “Riesenrad (Vienna) – A treasure of European cinema culture”

8 things to do if you’ re visiting Barcelona for the first time…

Barcelona, the capital of Catalonia, is considered one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. A lively city , where the old and the new mingle in a unique way. Barcelona is hard to be described in just eight things but these eight things suggested here are a good start. 1. Τake an afternoon walk aroundContinue reading “8 things to do if you’ re visiting Barcelona for the first time…”

7 reasons why you should visit Marseille …

Marseille is the second-largest city of France, its main commercial port and the most significant city of the historical province of Provence. Marseille was originally founded circa 600 BC as the Greek colony of Massalia and became the preeminent Greek polis in the region of southern Gaul. As a big trading center and the gate of France to AfricaContinue reading “7 reasons why you should visit Marseille …”

4 must-do day trips from Lisbon

After our article about Lisbon, we are going to suggest four memorable day trips which can be easily done by car. We excluded Sintra, with the beautiful and fairytale Palacio Nacional da Pena, because it is a world famous town and every traveller visiting Lisbon has it already in his/her itinerary. So, hire a carContinue reading “4 must-do day trips from Lisbon”