Monthly Archives: July 2017
The region is famous among many tourists for its picturesque islands and warm Mediterranean, Ionian and Aegean seas. Thousands of tourists rest on such famous Greek resorts as Athens, Halkidiki, Peloponnese, but not many people know the fact that Greece has more than 1,400 islands, of which about 16% (227 out of 1,400) are inhabited.
Every year, tour operators open up new destinations for island holidays in Greece.One of these areas is the island of Thassos. Local residents gave him the name “Emerald Isle”. The fact is that the island is really green: there are olive plantations on the coast, and the mountains and hills of the island are covered with magnificent forests. Ship pines are located along many of the resort’s beaches. Continue reading
The antique building for mass shows – the Colosseum, located at the base of two of the seven heights of the city – the Capitol and the Palatine, is considered one of the symbols of ancient Rome, and since 1979 has been under the protection of UNESCO.
HISTORICAL FACTS ABOUT WHICH YOU LIKELY DON’T KNOW:
The Colosseum might not have been built, but the Roman emperor Flavius Titus Vespasian (the elder) decided to eliminate the traces of the rule of Claudius Nero.Construction began on the site of a reservoir with swans in the year 70. The opening of the Colosseum was in 80, during the reign of the son of Titus, who was the representative of the Flavians (emperors dynasty). Therefore, the Coliseum was often referred to in historical documents as the Flavian Amphitheater.
By order of Nero, the architect Zenodor built a sculpture in the image of the Colossus of Rhodes (the large-sized statue of the god of the sun – Helios) in the imperial honor and was named the “Colossus of Nero”. Continue reading
The capital of France is unique in that it is always able to surprise both the inexperienced and experienced traveler. Going to Paris for the first time, you are invited to explore the world famous sights. These include, of course, the Louvre, where you can spend more than one day.
There is the Cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris, and remember the novel of the same name by Victor Hugo, the Eiffel Tower, which is the hallmark of the city’s card. All these places are the first in the excursion list of tourists. For those who want to get to know Paris more closely, learn its romance and truly fall in love with the city, you are invited to walk along its quiet streets, taste delicious French sweets and just relax your soul. Continue reading