Tag Archives: Mediterranean

BODRUM

5 Mar

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Small vibrant city on the seafront, Bodrum, ancient fishing port full of history has become a very popular Mediterranean resort by the “Jet Set”.

“Land of eternal blue color” according to Homer, the area is famous for the colors of its coastline with its idyllic bays.

If the town is now a seaside resort, the yachting center of Turkey, it is nevertheless the ancient city known as Halicarnassus, the birthplace of Herodotus.

The city has a large number of ancient sites just waiting to be discovered and you will also see picturesque scenes of old wooden sailing ships in the harbor and windmills on the hills. Party place in summer but in winter more discreet, Bodrum is ideal for a traditional Turkish experience with its vibrant nightlife and its wide choice of activities in a modern resort.

Activities

Bodrum has several archaeological sites and monuments to visit, especially the ancient theater, which, beyond its historical interest, offers magnificent views of the harbor and its imposing castle.bodrum Chateau

The Bodrum Castle is a well preserved medieval castle with a fascinating museum of underwater archeology and stunning views.

The Mausoleum of Halicarnassus is also unavoidable, a remains of one of the seven wonders of the ancient world.The Mausoleum of Halicarnassus

Bodrum is known for its water sports, offering a great choice, such as windsurfing, jet skiing and scuba diving, as well as two water parks. It is also a great place to go shopping.

Whether you’re looking a famous pair of leather sandals or souvenirs for friends and family, you are sure to find something that you like in a bazaar or shop in Bodrum.

For an authentic Turkish experience, made ​​a visit to the Hammam or Turkish bath.turkish_bath_istanbul

And why not discover this enchanting bay by exploring the seabed or go on a cruise aboard a traditional Turkish ship. Rent a schooner in Turkey will allow you to explore the islands and coves accessible only by sea.

Eat and Drink in Bodrum

Bodrum is on the sea; it is not surprising that seafood dishes are excellent there. Those with more traditional tastes will find a wide range of Western restaurants, and a popular local dish called “pide” which is a Turkish pizza. If you are looking for a romantic place, go to “Restaurants Alley”, a pretty street decorated with lanterns and vines, and get ready to be rocked by local musicians while dining in a traditional Turkish restaurant.

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IBIZA

18 Feb

Ibiza is a Spanish island in the Balearic Islands in the Mediterranean Sea
The main towns of the island are Ibiza, San Antonio and Santa Eulalia.
Every season, you’ll discover a different and unusual Ibiza. Intense light and mild temperatures remain constant throughout the year.

Here are several things to see and do on the island of Ibiza:

Hippy markets

Visiting a hippy market is a compulsory. You will find many items of clothing, silk, leather handmade, costume jewelry…

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The Salines

Tes Salines are undoubtedly one of the most beautiful landscapes of Ibiza. Ponds still produce salt. To go to the beaches of the Salinas, you will cross the salt ponds and can enjoy exceptional landscape. One of the best time to go there is  at sunset.

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Cross cobbled streets to reach the Cathedral Square, enjoy views of Luego and once nightfall, visit the harbor area.

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Visit villages

Discover the small villages of white lime. The most interesting are Santa Inés de Corona, San Mateo, San Agustín and especially San Juan. The center of Santa Gertrudis worth a visit.

Formentera

The small island of Formentera, the Pitiusa Menor is an hour of Ibiza, half an hour if you take the fast boat from Ibiza.
In Formentera, the sea is everywhere, no matter where you are. Its soft sandy beaches are exceptional. If you want to visit the island quickly, the best is to move by motorbike or by car.

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Sunsets of Ibiza

The sunsets are impressive throughout the San Antonio and San Jose.
In Sant Antoni, the sunsets are renowned worldwide. This place was called the Sunset and there are many bars with terraces to enjoy.

In San Jose, you can also see very beautiful sunsets in Cala Conta, one of the best beaches of Ibiza, the water is very proper, you will find many restaurants and huts.

Nights in Ibiza are known worldwide. Not only for trendy establishments and discos, but also for the countless activities that can be performed once the night: street markets, terraces, outdoor cultural events, concerts …

The nightlife route starts in the area of ​​the port of Ibiza or in the West End of San Antonio, in walking through the Juan Carlos I and the tourist area of ​​Platja d’en Bossa, to finish in the giant clubs.
In the Island, arriving annually the world’s most famous DJs.
The night never ends in this island. The After hours opening their doors to six in the morning and close in the afternoon, but the party continu in the music bars on the beach.

Endless nights, an unlimited supply of leisure facilities, beautiful beaches, beautiful landscapes … Ibiza has everything you need for a great holiday with friends or family.

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PROVENCE

24 Jan

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Take a trip to Provence, visit this region of the Southern of France made of varied landscapes, bathed in Mediterranean culture.

You will find nearly 900km of beaches, coves and harbors, 27.000km2 forest with sun almost constant (around 3000 h / year on average!).

Provence is a multitude of small villages in the picturesque character.

Côte d’Azur, the famous French Riviera, which extends the departments of Var and Alpes-Maritimes welcomes tourism intense and rather luxurious.
This is the major festive events and social with its chic restaurants, beautiful shops, private beaches and prestigious residences.

The main cities that you can visit are Nice “la bella” with the Bay of Angels and its Promenade des Anglais, Cannes “Pearl of the Cote d’Azur” with the famous “Croisette”, Saint Tropez with its Place des Lices and its yellow clochet.

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But the sea is also the Camargue with Saintes-Maries-de-la-mer which is the beating heart of the Camargue. This is a popular resort of bathers for its miles of beaches for lovers of windsurfing, lovers of hiking or horseback.

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There is also Aigues-Mortes the city of St. Louis with its medieval city, Marseille and its old port, Nimes ” the beautiful Roman “with its arenas, Arles Roman city with its ancient theater or the palace of Avignon Pope.

The Southern Alps rise above 4000m altitude to Nice … Clean air, open spaces protected … It’s still the Provence with the Alpes de Haute Provence and the Hautes Alpes offering you the joys of hiking in summer.
Provence is of course olive trees and lavender, but they are the famous vineyards of the Côtes du Rhône, Bandol and Côtes de Provence always with the cicadas.

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Provence Alpes Côte d’Azur is the beaches, mountains, villages, Provencal cuisine and year-round sunshine, a great time to spend an unforgettable vacation with family or friends.