Want to delve into the medieval history and architecture, while also having the pleasure of captivating scenery, breathtaking beaches and delectable cuisine? Then, Portugal should definitely be on top of your must-go list this year. In 2017 alone, Portugal welcomed 20 million visitors – double the country’s current population. Can you imagine the tourism boom? Well, if you are still unconvinced, then by all means, read on.
Living in Europe comes with a lot of advantages. Travel-wise, it is pretty easy and cheap to go around. Although it is highly doable by bringing our own vehicle, traveling by public transport is the most convenient, economic and ecological way to go to.
When you think about travel to Europe, visits to France, Spain, Italy, and the Netherlands are probably high on your bucket list of destinations. Indeed there is plenty to see and do there but you may end up standing in long queues at the most popular attractions. Paris, Barcelona, Rome, and Amsterdam attract throngs of tourists throughout the year and as a result, hotel and restaurants tend to be expensive and flights during the holiday season are booked well in advance.
Being the largest of all Greek islands, it is safe to say that Crete flawlessly ticks all the boxes for the ultimate holiday. Blending hectares of mountainous slopes, turquoise waters, secret coves and seemingly endless coastline, visitors to this exquisite Greek paradise will definitely find it hard to leave. It’s unlike the beautiful private tours in Athens, but even more breathtaking. With villas set near quiet coves, secluded beaches and mountain villages, the charms of Crete might be second to none. Dotted sporadically across Crete are gorgeous and world class villas that serve as haven to couples, families, group of friends and even for solo travellers. Crete basically gratifies to every style, taste and penchant. And, here are my top 5 picks of ritzy villas in Crete for your next holiday.
You might not originally think it, but there is a huge difference between traveling and taking a vacation. On vacation, most people like to have things done for them – staying in hotels, eating at the tourist-focused restaurants, lounging on the private beach. Which is all completely fine, of course. After all, the vast majority of us work hard all year round, and a little bit of relaxation at a beautiful resort is usually very welcomed by the time summer rolls around! However, this type of holiday isn’t for everyone, and many people who have been bitten by the travel bug much prefer to experience their break differently. This means living like a local – fully immersing them in the local culture and embracing everything that comes with it. When this is a noticeable culture different from your own, this can be especially rewarding. Take Greek culture, for example.
The UK offers about as much variety as you can hope to find in a single travel destination. There’s just a lot of things to see and do, from the coast to the castles and everything in between. But because a lot of the focus on UK travel tends to boil down to sightseeing, I wanted to point out some of the more active ways a traveler can enjoy a visit to this wonderful part of the world.