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KEFALONIA ISLAND

10 Apr

Largest of the Ionian Islands, Kefalonia was a major cultural center of the Mycenaean civilizationwe can see the ruins at the Archaeological Museum of Argostoli. The island has hosted Ulysse, the legendary king in Homer’s Odyssey.

Moreover, you can also go to his tomb, which was recently identified in the south of the island of Poros The fortress of Agios Georgios and many monasteries located around the island are also worth a visit.

In fact, it will satisfy both visitors wishing to enjoy delicious moments of relaxation on its beautiful beaches and nature lovers.

Cephalonia

Kefalonia is very mountainous, its highest point, Mount Enos, reached 1626 m. It offers breathtaking scenery: mountains, cliffs, underground rivers, caves, coves and sandy beaches.

Paradise for nature lovers, this lush island has a particular species of tree that grows only here and nowhere else in the world. There are wild horses in the mountains, goats and rabbits with gold teeth because of the minerals in the soil.

The turtle, dolphins and monk seals Monachus monachus swim in the sea, and the island’s waters are among the cleanest in the world. Explore the Enchanted Caves Drogarati, navigate to Ithaca on a boat with a glass bottom, the main town of Kefalonia. Or visit one of the many private beaches that make up the island.

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Of course you can enjoy Greek cuisine is typically Mediterranean, it is known worldwide for the quality of its products. Greek dishes are varied and all very tasty always accompanied by local wines quality …

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IONIAN ISLAND

8 Apr

The group of Ionian Islands is composed of seven main islands located on the side of the west coast of Greece, along the Epirus and the Peloponnese.

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Also called Heptanisos, this destination is a group of tropical islands formed by Corfu, Ithaca, Zakuntos, Lefkas, Paxos, Kefalonia

Go quickly to the discovery of the seven wonders the Ionian Islands contain many treasures…

Indeed each island has its own personality, seaside, authentic … They are all relatively mountainous.

These Islands have a varied vegetation and beautiful beaches: long beaches of fine white sand and crystal clear waters are considered as a paradise for sailing.

Not to mention that these islands deserve a visit for their food like cod with aioli and risotto.

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Ithaca

Ithaca is a peaceful place, perfect for those who like leisurely strolls the romantic coves and the absolute calm. Indeed, Ithaca is an island where everyone takes its time and relaxe by its natural beauty. It is an island that can make many walks along its paths, walks in the streets of villages and visit many archaeological sites associated to some epic poems of Homer.

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The island is famous for its beautiful wilderness that remains untapped these famous caves and historical past.

On some beaches on the island, giant turtles, Caretta-Caretta, come here to lay. On the east coast of the island, you will also see beautiful beaches and the famous “Blue Caves”.

Corfu

Corfu is the most northerly island of the Ionian Sea and it is one of the Greek islands the most important.This is a superb place: mountainous, wooded and has preserved a lot of charm over time. The variety of beaches, coastline and scenery, folklore and gastronomy make it a most enjoyable Greek islands. For more visual fun, keep visiting its museums. Archaeological Museum, Byzantine Museum, Museum of Asian Art, Paper Money Museum, Museum of Solomos museum or historical and folk art, everything is there to satisfy your desires discoveries

Kefalonia

Kefalonia is the largest island of the Ionian Islands. This is a beautiful mountainous island with beautiful cliffs, beautiful scenery, beautiful beaches, charming villages, medieval ruins….

 Lefkas

Lefkada can be considered as the island with the most beautiful beaches in Greece. You will find long sandy beaches with white or golden sands, green or turquoise waters and small pebble beaches, protected by rocks. The color of the water is emerald blue. Some beaches are famous for windsurfing because they offer excellent wind conditions.

 Paxos

Paxo is one of the most beautiful islands of the archipelago. Paxos is the smallest of the Ionian Islands and is very welcoming. The beautiful landscape of olive trees alternating between Paxos, coves with turquoise waters and impressive cliffs, down the cliffs are many caves accessible by sea. Paxos also owes its reputation to its excellent olive oil.

Go quickly to the discovery an exceptional historical and cultural heritage and revitalize yourself in a peaceful atmosphere…

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VILLAS AND LUXURY VILLAS- PAXOS- GREECE

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VILLAS AND LUXURY VILLAS- LEFKAS- GREECE

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VILLAS AND LUXURY VILLAS- KEFALONIA- GREECE

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RIVIERA MAYA

3 Apr

Riviera Maya, which is located in the state of  Quintana Roo in Mexico, is a tourist area that borders the Caribbean Sea.

The perfect place to relax in the sun on the beaches of fine white sand, with warm and crystalline waters. A beautiful invitation to travel and discover the underwater world teeming with corals of incredible beauty.

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Close to Cancun, the Riviera Maya has a relaxed atmosphere that has nothing to do with its northern neighbor.

Stretching from Cancun to Tulum, Yucatan, Mayan Riviera has some of the best beaches the most famous in the world.

Such as Playa del Carmen, land of contrasts where local color and atmosphere modernity combine perfectly. Formerly a small village, Playa del Carmen is nowadays one of the most glamorous Mexican Caribbean place.

Restaurants, cafes and shops are very active, you can enjoy local specialties and let yourself be charmed by the festive Mexican. Composed mainly of meat, tortilla, nopal, rice and beans, Mexican cuisine is very friendly and plentiful. You can enjoy with a glass of mezcal or tequila …

Near Playe del Carmen there is the pier to get to the island of Cozumel. Mexico’s largest island, it is one of the best dive sites in the world, where we find a coral reef just a few hundred meters from shore.

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Do not miss the spectacular archaeological sites: Chichen Itza, one of the most impressive cities of the Maya civilization. Explore the ruins, the pyramid El Castillo, the sacred well, the ball game, the astronomical observatory and dozens of temples and remarkable palaces.

Tulum is a famous archaeological site which is also close to the Riviera Maya. This is the only fortified city Maya located on the coast.

Riviera-Maya temple

Do not forget to make a detour through the Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve which is a World Heritage register by UNESCO. This site includes beaches, coral reefs, tropical jungle and dunes that inhabit more than 300 species of birds and an incredible diversity of plants and animals.

There is so much to do in the Riviera Maya that there is no reason to be bored on vacation … go quickly to the discovery of a country where the wealth of the past is combined with the luxury of today …

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KOH TAO

26 Mar

Located in the Gulf of Thailand not far from Koh Phangan in the middle of the Gulf of Siam, Koh Tao, or Turtle Island is a destination of paradise.

Beach, coconut, and warm clear waters, Koh Tao has something for everyone. The lonely traveler who will be able to meet people, to families who can discover the pleasures of the sea to their children, Koh Tao has many things to offer …

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The Turtle Island will undoubtedly delight all lovers of diving, discover and practice diving,  and immerse yourself in a turquoise blue water with coral, anemones and giant multicolored fish.

Although Koh Tao is known as a haven for scuba divers all over the world, there are also many other things to do and keep you busy.

Koh Tao also invite you to relax on deserted beaches and enjoy life which is pretty relaxed, here is relaxing, perfect for a wonderful holiday in Thailand.

You can enjoy walks in a unique scenery, as in the beautiful bay of Hat Sai Daeng. This beach is ideal for a moment of intimacy in a magical scenery.

If you love the adventure, the island offers many activitees. You can try rock climbing, sailing and even paintball. Koh Tao is mainly composed of mountains, let’s go hiking through the rainforest you will be rewarded with fantastic views of the sunset …

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The nightlife is also present as soon as the sun goes down. There are plenty of places to eat and restaurants to suit all tastes, Thai, French, Korean, Indian, Italian, Mexican or even an Irish pub! One thing not to miss is the famous Lady-Boy Boy cabaret where you can even dance and sing if you want to. Many bars along the main beaches where you can lie on cushions under the stars, sipping your favorite cocktail. For the more energetic, there are also clubs where you can dance until the sun rises again …

Koh Tao is a perfect island to spend time with your family,  friends or lovers…

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MARRAKECH

12 Mar

Marrakech is a city in Morocco, in the interior, at the base of the Atlas Mountains, Marrakech is known as the Pearl of the South and Red city.

Marrakech is one of the destinations that make you dream…

SOUK MARA

So open your eyes and let yourself be carried away by the colors, the smells, the undeniable charm of Marrakech, this bewitching and fascinating city!

The vast Jemaa el fna worth the trip. The souks both colorful and noisy, are probably the richest, diverse, and fascinating of the country.

Thousand small crafts and artisans rub shoulders…

Potters are always happy to show off their knack to visitors and invite them to tea with mint.

You can also enjoy sumptuous oriental rugs, which are among the most beautiful in Morocco. Excellent quality, they are still the best effect in a living room or entry.

Go shopping at the spice market of Mellah, the old Jewish quarter. Each trader will tell you with pleasure how to reproduce the recipes of Morocco.

Do not miss the industrial zone of Sidi Ghanem which is a center of activities dedicated to creation: decoration, accessories, design, ceramics, linens, candles, luminaries…

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Activities:

You can take one of the many carriages in the city to get to the Palmeraie of Marrakech where a walk is unavoidable.

The Majorelle Garden is famous for the variety of plants that are gathered and its Art Deco design.

In the hinterland, you can visit the Ourika Valley to go hiking.

Take time to relax…

Place of relaxation and socializing, the hammam is a ritual well-being unavoidable in Morocco:

Often richly decorated, there reigns a relaxing atmosphere. Black soap scrub, wrap or ghasoul henna, massages with essential oils are among the treatments offered.

Natural products carefully selected to ensure a unique dimension to care.

Let yourself be charmed by the show permanent and unique animation and take the time to taste a typical dish in the Jemaa el Fna. You will find many restaurants offering traditional dishes of tasty Moroccan food.

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You can also treat yourself an ice cream, a pastry or a cool drink in establishments located in Gueliz, the modern part of Marrakech!

The luxury shops await you in Gueliz. Here you can really indulge yourself, and spoiled your loved ones with local or foreign productions. Cartier, Dior, Chopard, Kenzo, Lanvin, Louis Vuitton … Marrakech is henceforth one of the world capitals shopping

The red city blend prestigious past and contemporary dynamism. Marrakech is a city full of life and ardor, which each facet reveals the dynamism.

Do not wait any longer and come to discover this fascinating city…

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7 Mar

LANGUEDOC Roussillon : find a warm and festive atmosphere between land and sea

Languedoc-Roussillon is a French region composed of five departments. It is bordered to the south by Spain, Andorra and the Mediterranean Sea.
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In a protected environment, where sea and mountains are at proximity, Languedoc-Roussillon reveals its natural assets.
Mountaineers, skiers, hikers, or simply lovers of wild nature, summer and winter, all outdoors leisure are possible.

The sun throughout the year and a big amount of water forme that amazing landscapes, from the highlands interspersed with ravines and canyons to the beaches and sand dunes, Languedoc Roussillon offer this paradise from 0 to 3,000 meters for the athletes both beginners and more experienced.

Enjoy all the water sports that offers the Mediterranean coastal sailing or offshore, racing, cruising, fishing, windsurfing, kite surfing, scuba diving, sailing, there is something for everybody …
For enthusiast of surf,  Gruissan and the Massif of la Clape wish you all year round a great welcome!

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The architecture, the beautiful landscapes and the cultural heritage of this region: Pont du Gard, the Canal du Midi, Walled City of Carcassonne, roads to Saint Jacques de Compostela, Vauban fortresses. These symbols of the past, World Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO, are an invitation to pilgrimage, whether cultural, religious or tourist.
Gastronomy is the anchor in the tradition and spirit of the region …
Olive oil, fish, fruit and vegetables, Languedoc-Roussillon offers a delicious and healthy cuisine, colourful dishes of the Garrigue.
Good products Languedoc-Roussillon have given life to countless recipes that will amaze your taste buds!

A degustation local product is essential, many cheeses are from the

regions, so you can discover the nature of Roquefort without forgetting the local wines.

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Do not hesitate and come quickly discover a beautiful region of France; the warm South and all these treasures to discover will charm you.

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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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