We assume that current situation had us all anxious and eager to break the chains and just let it go.
If you feel the same maybe this is the right time to think about giving yourself a decent prize for all discomfort and struggle that you have been through all this time by arranging an amazingly relaxing trip to some of the everlasting tourism destination.
As the current restrictions are getting eased day by day and international flights are expected to be operational again soon we made a small presentation of some destinations that might interest you and that we found pretty much interesting.
TURKEY - Antalya
Nestled along the beautiful Turkish Riviera on the Mediterranean coastline, Antalya is a large, vibrant city welcoming tourists with numerous resorts, hotels, bars and restaurants. Spectacular scenery frames the city with gorgeous beaches and lush green mountains dotted with ancient ruins. From swimming and sailing to mountain climbing, sightseeing and family fun, Antalya offers something for everyone. A walk around Kaleiçi, the Old Quarter, offers a step back into the city’s ancient past with views of the old city walls, Roman gates, maze-like streets and historic structures that include the Clock Tower.
Lying on the Mediterranean coast, Antalya is a beautiful city with a wealth of things for you to see and do. The Turkish Riviera is not known as the Turquoise Coast for nothing. Whether you come for the lovely beaches, the plethora of historical sights, or the magical waterfalls that are dotted about the countryside, Antalya is sure to provide you with lifelong memories of a fantastic trip.
GREECE – Santorini
Stunning Santorini is the most dramatic of all the Greek isles. It is best known for the west coast cliff-top towns of Fira and Oia, which appear to hang over a deep, blue sea-filled caldera. Made up of typical Cycladic whitewashed cubic buildings, many of which have been converted into boutique hotels with infinity pools, both Fira and Oia are considered romantic destinations, popular for weddings and honeymoons.
Things to do in Santorini include sunbathing and swimming at the black volcanic-sand beaches on the south and east coasts and visiting the archaeological site of Akrotiri, an Ancient Minoan settlement buried below lava following the volcanic eruption that created the caldera, some 3,600 years ago. The island has an airport and is served by ferries and catamarans from Athens' port, Piraeus.
When was the last time you did something for the first time? Have you ever drunk water directly from the river? Or had an adrenaline rush from zip-lining over the deepest canyon in Europe?
Have you ever kite-surfed at the upstream running river? Visited the resting place of a miracle-making saint? Montenegro is offering something different and unique. Visit Montenegro, a country of tall people, dramatic nature contrasts and colorful rains. Montenegro is like a box of chocolates – every candy of a unique, rich and delicate taste that is long remembered.
The cities on the Montenegrin coast will definitely seduce you with their charm, diversity and the Mediterranean air. From Ulcinj (which used to be a pirate town but today represents a tourist haven), Bar (a town rich in historic monuments, with the new, modern city centre, port, marina and hotels), Budva (which represents the tourist metropolis of Montenegro, covering the area from Buljarica, through Petrovac and St. Stefan, all the way to Jaz beach), through Tivat (a beautiful, calm town with a world class marina for superyachts), Kotor (protected by UNESCO as part of the world cultural heritage), up to Herceg Novi (an irresistible tourist town, rich in greenery, flowers, stairs and beautiful historic structures), each town tells a story of its own.
In each one of them you can find restaurants with home-made food and fish specialities, cafés with beautiful terraces and excellent cocktails, hotels with pleasant staff and unforgettable views of the sea. You can find a most beautiful sunset, an explosion of colours and emotions, contrasts between the mountains and the coastline only on the Montenegrin coast.
Explore nature considered by Montenegrins as most precious and valuable to them. You will understand this once you see the deepest canyon in Europe-the 1300 meters deep canyon of the river Tara, or visit Biogradska Gora, the last virgin forest remaining on the continent and the oldest national park in Montenegro, founded in 1878.
Montenegro’s north beckons with countless highland adventures. Its great outdoors – encompassing Durmitor, Biogradska Gora and Prokletije national parks – are a dream destination for everything from hiking and mountain biking to canyoning and rafting.
CYPRUS – Paphos
Situated on the south-west coast of Cyprus, Paphos is the ideal holiday destination for families seeking sunshine and relaxation. Yet there is more to Paphos than that: lovers of archaeology, history and culture will find a wealth of attractions.
Whether you are devotee of archaeology, folklore, ethnography or the Byzantine Empire, you will find something to interest you in one of Paphos' twelve museums. Beyond Paphos itself, it is only two miles to the Tombs of the Kings, a Unesco World Heritage Site. For sports enthusiasts, Paphos offers a variety of water sports and has three golf courses. What's more, you can go horse riding, cycling or hiking in the nearby countryside. From the picturesque harbour with its medieval castle, you can enjoy a trip on a catamaran or perhaps a speedboat. If you want to do some souvenir shopping before you go home, Paphos is the perfect place for it.
CROATIA – Split
Split the eternal city, emerging from the walls of the Roman Emperor Diocletian’s massive palace, offers a wide variety of hotels, venues, shore trips and activities as well as its position as the gateway to the Dalmatian islands.This 1700 year young city nestled beneath the Hills of Marijan exudes a Mediterranean air. Its four and five star hotels, all newly constructed, draw on this natural and cultural heritage to provide guests with a truly regal experience. International hotel chains are just beginning to discover this burgeoning destination, teaming with local owners to establish expected industry standards while allowing local charm and character to prevail.
Majority of hotels are sea side and have their own jetties allowing for access by sea. This can be capitalized upon as a gateway to the nearby islands or as an alternative to a coach transfer from the hotel. Can you image a better way to start off a program?A fantastic mix of ancient and modern, Split offers a diversity of venues suitable for every taste. Venues within Diocletian’s palace include his cellars, an exact layout of his palace, can be privatized and are ideal for themed evenings which can include gladiators and a visit form the Emperor himself.
As a Dalmatian cultural and entertainment center, the city boasts many contemporary locations available for all event needs. From Modernist palaces with their elegant and clean lines, to hip lounge clubs, Split really has it all.
A wonderful counterpart to the activities available in the city itself, Split, boarded by rivers to the north and south and sheltered by islands to the west, can provide any number nature oriented activities. City hunts, themed activities, rafting, cannoning, biking, sailing, national park visits, culinary experiences, just to name a few, are all accessible within only a short transfer via land or sea. Weather brave at heart of culturally oriented Split offers something for every taste.