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Top 20 seaside places to stay in Greece in 2022

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Sunny Greece is a picturesque land created by the gods for the rest of the soul and body. The islands of Kos, Santorini, the western part of Rhodes, the Halkidiki peninsula, and the eastern part of the Peloponnese are washed by the Aegean Sea. The east coast of Rhodes and the northern and southern beaches of Crete caress the waters of the Mediterranean Sea.

 

The Ionian Sea will help you enjoy a holiday in western Crete, eastern Corfu, and the western part of the Peloponnese. Lovers of invigorating swimming will enjoy the refreshing Adriatic Sea on Corfu's western and northern shores.

 

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From May to October, you will get an incredible relaxation on all the seas, sunbathing on the comfortable beaches and enjoying the gentle turquoise waters of the sea. Many resorts in Greece by the sea offer tourists to see the ancient attractions, immerse themselves in the dizzying atmosphere of the nightlife and enjoy the taste of the local cuisine, and you can choose where to relax.

 

1. Crete

In the necklace of the Greek islands, the legendary homeland of Zeus, Crete, stands out as the most fabulous pearl. It hosts the southernmost resorts in the country, where it enjoys almost 340 days a year of sunny weather: beautiful mountain scenery, sandy beach areas, and beautiful inns for romantic and family vacations.

 

Among the many resorts, an unforgettable holiday on the sandy shores surrounded by picturesque nature will be provided by Agios Nikolaos, Elounda, Rethymno, Chania, Heraklion, and Hersonissos, Malia, Lassithi. If you prefer more comfort, staying in the eastern part of Crete, on Lassithi, with sandy beaches in the Gulf of Mirabella and "star" hotels, is better.

 

In the northern region, the resort of Rethymno has gained popularity with a coast dotted with a mixture of sand and pebbles, a gentle descent into the water, and a freshwater lake with its beach. There are many hotels on the first line in the city. It is pleasant to walk around, enjoying the picturesque combination of Venetian and Oriental architecture.

 

The Heraklion coast stretches along the central part. It is a lively resort for young people, with water parks and an aquarium. Moving to the west coast of Crete, you are in the most exotic resort - Chania, surrounded by lush exotic vegetation, famous for the best sandy beaches, architectural monuments, and Venetian-style mansions. Those who are just interested in spending time on the beach can safely choose Elafonisi, the red beach in Matale, the Vapay beach on Lassithi, and the wild Balos beach with luxurious white sand.

 

2. Rhodes

Rhodes will satisfy the most demanding tourists with its natural beauty, all-encompassing tourist infrastructure, and fantastic weather. There are beaches on the island for all tastes: sandy and pebble, comfortable and wild, picturesque and relaxing bays, and open to all winds.

 

All beaches are accessible. Fans of a versatile beach holiday, sightseeing, and active nightlife should choose the capital - Rhodes, located in the north. Here, on the spit, there are beaches from two nearby seas - the Mediterranean Sea and the Aegean Sea, which differ in terms of water temperature and the presence of sea waves.

 

It is preferable to rest with the children, heading south, where peace reigns. A famous beach - Ellie with white sand overlooking the Mediterranean Sea and excellent infrastructure. The sandy pebble beach of Paropoul and the pebble beaches of Ixia and Ialyssos, which stretch along the rolling shores of the Aegean Sea, are suitable for extreme sports fans.

 

Several unique beaches in Kallithea, nestled in cozy little bays, are famous for their Roman hot springs. Among the Mediterranean resorts, Faliraki stands out with its clean, golden sand beaches of almost 4 kilometers, followed by Anthony Quinn Beach, located in a bay surrounded by cliffs.

 

Among the Mediterranean beaches awarded with "Blue Flags," we would like to mention Kolimbia and Afandou, the comfortable sandy beaches of Tsambika, Stegna, and Agati. In Rhodes, spending time on the beach goes well with visiting medieval forts, Byzantine and Catholic churches, museums, old Lindos with its acropolis, and visiting Rodini Park, the Butterfly Valley, and the ostrich farm.

 

3. Kos

Kos Island offers many pleasant moments, surrounded by picturesque nature and stunning beaches with resorts and attractions. Its gravel-dominated coastline is washed away by the crystal clear waters of the Aegean Sea. In the central city - Kos, the beaches are too crowded.

 

Tourists intending to combine sea bathing and sunbathing on the beach with hiking in historic sites should head to Kamari and Kefalos with their quiet sea and well-equipped beaches separated by a bay. Near Kefalos, there is a cozy sandy beach with paradise, surprising with water bubbles near the coast coming from the volcanic gases emitted.

 

Kardamena Resort, located in the southwest, has hotels with beautiful beaches and the ancient temple of Apollo. In the northern part of Kos, there are unique black sand beaches that have settled on the shores of the volcanic eruption and Lake Aliko with flamingos.

 

Psalidi, with its gravel coastline, is a favorite among windsurfing enthusiasts. The wide white sandy beach of Maskhari, with a slight slope in the sea, is perfect for families. Terma Beach, famous for its hot springs, is located 10 kilometers from the capital.

 

There are many ancient attractions on Kos - the ancient city of Paleo Pili, the castle of Animachia, the site of the Asclepius sanatorium, the old Roman Odeon, and many medieval temples.

 

4. Corfu

Immersed in greenery, Corfu is located 2 kilometers from mainland Greece in the northern part of the Ionian Sea. Several resort complexes with cozy hotels and cozy pebble beaches stretch along its coast.

 

A paradise hidden among small bays and bays is called Paleokastritsa Protected, located in the northwestern part of Corfu. Here sunbathing on the beach, swimming in the sea, and diving is complemented by plenty of entertainment options.

 

No less attractive for young people in the town of Kavos, located in the southeastern part of Corfu, famous for its active nightlife. For mature tourists and families, the southern resorts of Moraitika and Mesongi could not be found better. The settlement of Lefkimi will ensure an atmosphere of solitude and tranquility.

 

The deep warm shores of the sea, the clean beaches, and the daily comfort attract families with children here. The resort towns in northeast Dasia, Bourbaki, Nissaki, and Kontokali are also in good condition. Glyfada will appeal to those who like to combine an active daytime life with evening entertainment in restaurants and entertainment venues.

 

The young audience likes to gather in the northern resort of Sidari, famous for the legendary Love Channel, in Kassiopi, Rhoda, and Acharavi, with a high level of comfort and many entertainment options. Kommeno resort is preferred with luxury hotels, villas, expensive restaurants, and nightlife entertainment for the elite tourist category. There are many unique attractions on the island - 4 cities, several medieval churches, Achilleion Palace and Pontikonissi Island.

 

5. Cassandra

In the geographical trident of Halkidiki, the Kassandra Peninsula, named in honor of the king, who was the son-in-law of Alexander the Great, stands out. It is connected to the mainland by the beautiful Nea Potidea bridge. Kassandra is only 15 kilometers wide but stretches along the Aegean coast for 50 kilometers.

 

Young people go to lively and crowded resorts with a wide range of nightlife: Eriopigu, Kallithea, and Hanioti. Tourists with children prefer to relax in Nea and Sani. A delightful bay in the village of Nea Fokia, next to the beach strip, draws near the Byzantine tower by the sea, from which the sermons of the apostle Paul were read.

 

The golf course leads to a healing spring and a chapel. The comfortable location of Nea Potidea is famous for its magnificent beaches, covered with sand and fragments of an ancient fortress. The golden sand-covered Pevkohori coast is a paradise for lovers of solitude, surrounded by mountains, pine forests, and a gentle sea.

 

For those looking for privacy, do not hesitate to stay alive in the city of Nea Moudania. The peninsula is famous for its cozy sandy beaches, many of which have been awarded the Blue Flags of the European Union and have water parks.

 

On the beaches of Nea Fokea, it is good to snorkel at Glarokavas, where the depth is excellent, and lovers of boat trips and yachts like it. On the golden coast of Haiti, on the shores of the fine sand, both young people and families with children like to sunbathe and swim.

 

6. Sithonia

The second peak of Poseidon's trident - the Khalidiki peninsula - was Sithonia. Conquer with stunning scenery in a combination of mountainous terrain, clean pine trees, and coastlines, washed west by the waters of Kassandra Bay, east - by Singitimos Bay. The diversity of the coast, with fishing villages, comfortable bays, picturesque harbors, and clean unobstructed beaches, makes it possible to choose a safe place to relax for lovers of independent tourism.

 

Accommodation in Sithonia will not be a problem. The most prominent tourist center is Neos Marmaras, with two stunning beach areas on both sides of the town. Spend a wonderful holiday on the beautiful coastline of Parthenonas, with luxury hotels and a 17th-century temple. In the center, it is worth visiting the resorts: Kriaritsi, Marafias, Azapiko, Kalamtiko, Tristi Paradiso, and Caracas.

 

On the opposite side is the stunning mountain village of Sykia, with lovely terraces, the towns of Vourvourou and Sarti, and the breathtaking beauty of the Panagia Bay coast. Relaxing on the sandy shores of Porto Koufo Bay will attract families with children. The azure sea and numerous taverns with seafood delicacies offer an opportunity to eliminate the daily hustle and bustle.

 

7. Athos

The Athos Peninsula, where the sacred mountain rises, is part of Halkidiki. It is known that only men can visit Athos Monastery, so a joint venture or family should come to the peninsula to settle in Ouranoupoli, the nearest resort town of Athos, with developed tourist infrastructure.

 

You can stay here at relatively affordable prices even in the city center in a hotel with a pool, a little more expensive - in an apartment. But for lovers of luxury, it is also not difficult to find a hotel with a private beach. The city's main attractions are the 14th-century Byzantine tower and the Frankish castle.

 

The coast near Mount Athos is covered with pebbles and sand. The beach areas are equipped with everything you need for a comfortable stay. For travelers who want to take in the sights and sounds of a Campsite, it is fashionable to stay at a campsite near Ouranoupoli on Komitsa Beach with bars, cafes, and shops.

 

On the peninsula of Athos is interesting the city of Stagira, where the famous philosopher Aristotle was born, whose statue is in the city park. For anyone who wants to immerse themselves in the atmosphere of local traditions, we recommend visiting the city of Ierissos, with the ruins of an ancient settlement and several Byzantine temples.

 

8. Amoliani

Near the Halkidiki Peninsula, there is a beautiful Amoliani, which fascinates tourists at first sight. It has become a paradise for all those who prefer a secluded vacation. The landscapes with picturesque bays and sandy beaches, surrounded by olive groves on the hills, provoke an indescribable delight and the desire to stay here for a long time.

 

The guests' comfort is created by perfectly equipped beaches and comfortable hotels, of which there are more than 40 nightclubs and taverns with excellent seafood dishes. For lovers of active entertainment, there is everything for water sports. It is undeniable that the main asset in favor of the trip is the ecologically clean sandy beaches caressed by the warm azure sea.

 

In terms of their popularity, Alykes awarded the Blue Flag, is in the lead. The golden sandy shore, surrounded by lush vegetation, with a convenient entrance to the sea, attracts families with children. For couples in love, more secluded corners of the beach are suitable: Agias Georgios, Megali Amos, Karagatsi, Zaska, Faka, Nisakia, where there are fewer people, but all the equipment for the beach, swimming, and water activities are available.

 

The small island does not have a lot of attractions. Still, a relaxed life surrounded by flowery Mediterranean nature and authentic local houses will make you feel like a natural paradise.

 

9. Thassos

The northernmost and greenest Greek island in the Aegean Sea. It is covered with forests, oaks, chestnuts, and banana plantations. It has such a small surface that it is not difficult to move around it in a day. The ancient capital of Thassos has long been considered the city of Limenas, surrounded by old city walls, behind which there are many ancient shrines and altars.

 

The beach and swimming will be fun in the resort of Potos, and in the evening it is fun to relax in the entertainment facilities. Theologos mountain village, notable for the ruins of an ancient city, has a beautiful, well-kept beach, especially suitable for surfers. In the historic town of Alik, apart from the beautiful beach and nature area, the fragments of an ancient temple with inscriptions are impressive.

 

For 115 kilometers, a luxurious beach stretches along the island, where the beaches of San Antonio, Paradise, Psili Amos, Makrimos, Glymoferi, and Marble shine with shining pearls, many of which have received the international Blue Flag rating. Tourists are ready to accept more than 180 hotels at affordable prices, both for standard accommodation and through the "all-inclusive" system.

 

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10. Skiathos

Charming little sunny Skiathos, with its luxurious nature, is washed by the emerald waters of the Aegean Sea. It offers its guests a wide range of marine pleasures and entertainment. To enjoy its charms in full force, you need to spend more than a week on Skiathos. Along the 44-kilometer coastline, towns and villages with excellent resort infrastructure and areas—well-kept beaches covered with fine and delicate sand.

 

The only difficulty for tourists is choosing a beach, of which there are 60. They have crystal clear water, sandy shores, and many water activities everywhere. Tourists are advised to sunbathe and swim at Little and Big Banana, the picturesque Vromolimnos. On the secluded beaches of Nikotsara, Castro, and Lalaria, which it is impossible to reach on foot, boats leave the port every day and take everyone to town in the evening.

 

It is the ideal destination for yachts. Little Chersonesos will conquer with the romance of the fortress Burtzi and a beautiful port. Skiathos will delight you with the ruins of the medieval Castro fortress, 17th-18th-century monasteries, and excellent hotel services and entertainment facilities. Excellent transport links are a perfect opportunity to get around the most beautiful places inside and out.

 

11. Lefkada

It is part of the Ionian Archipelago. Its name, "white" in Greek, comes from the white rocks that flank the west coast. The resorts of Lefkada are buried in dense vegetation, and the comfortable bays are beautiful places, with excellent beach infrastructure, lots of entertainment, and comfortable hotels of different stars.

 

The main tourist center is the picturesque town of Lefkada, which delights guests with colorful mosaic houses. Everyone calls the main wealth of Lefkada resorts its excellent beaches, which are firmly rooted in the ranking of the best in the world. On the southeast coast is Porto Katsiki, with its purest soft sand, azure waters, and luxurious natural surroundings.

 

If you are traveling to the southwest, it is impossible not to fall in love with the cozy and secluded beach corner - of Egremni. The lovely sandy beaches of Kathisma and Nydri, surrounded by pine forests, cypresses, and olive groves, are loved by tourists who prefer a comfortable and relaxing holiday. The leisure time of the island's guests will be diversified through its historical and cultural monuments.

 

12. Cephalonia

A small sunny island in the Ionian Sea, with picturesque beaches, which has recently become a resort. The capital is Argostolion, with a population of 40,000. Nature has generously endowed the resorts of Poros, Skala, Spartia, Lassi, and Svaronata with a quiet coastline, beautiful mountains, and the purest ecology.

 

Among the most picturesque and comfortable beaches will be in the village of Assos, with a gravel coast and a sandy coast of Kaminia, with a shallow entrance to the sea, which is excellent for families with children. Well-maintained blue flag beaches: white sandy-pearl-covered Myrtos with white pebbles and white gravel Antisamos surrounded by lush hills, shallow water near the coast, which is good for the health of adults and children.

 

Fans of the taming of the waves will enjoy a stretch of miles of the coastal strip called Petani, with high cliffs, a deep transparent sea, a strong waves. Kefalonia offers guests almost 800 accommodation options in hotels with different statuses, apartments, and villas. There is an airport and in any tourist town, nightclubs, cafes and a cinema.

 

13. Ithaca

The tiny island, which became the birthplace of the legendary Odyssey, belongs to the administrative district of Kefalonia. This is a little-visited Greek resort, mainly due to the inconvenient transport connections from the mainland. But tourists visiting Ithaca notice the extraordinary charm of its comfortable bay and natural landscapes.

 

The most populous city - Vati, is considered the capital of Ithaca, so it is better to start getting to know the resorts here. The city conquers with its buildings, built in the Venetian traditions of architecture, historical monuments, and a natural harbor, the largest in the world. Holidays in Ithaca enjoy coasts mostly covered with small pebbles, clear waters, and low tourist density.

 

The comfortable Filiatro Beach, which stretches into a bay between a mountain range near Watu, is considered the best on the island. Poli Beach, located next to the Stavros settlement, is not inferior in its beauty and range of services. Wild beaches - Agios Ioannis with beautiful views, Piso Aetos - yacht and other rental boats, Gidaki and Dexa - great for snorkeling.

 

The only stretch of sand on the Mnimat coast, surrounded by olive groves, is popular with tourists and offers services. Finding accommodation in Ithaca will not be a problem. You can rent a decent room with a sea view or an apartment during the tourist season.

 

14. Zakynthos

The Ionian island of dreams attracts tourists with beautiful scenery, golden beaches, warm turquoise sea, the healing scent of emerald coniferous forests, and attractions covered with exciting legends. No wonder it has been granted the status of an international nature reserve with unique creations of nature: Navagio Bay, the Blue Caves, the addition of relict turtles, and the Axos stone park.

 

The capital - the city of Zakynthos, is notable for its historical monuments and the charming beach area of ​​nearby Kalamaki. Many comfortable hotels have recently been built on the east coast, and restaurants with traditional Mediterranean cuisine and bars have been opened.

 

The eastern towns of the island are recommended as magnificent resorts with sandy beaches: Alykes, Argassi, Vasilikos, Agios Nikolaos, Gerakas, and Laganas. The beautiful Porto Limnionas is hidden in a bay surrounded by cliffs to the west. The coastline surrounds the island for 120 kilometers, on which there are more than a hundred beaches, which stand out for their perfect cleanliness. All the beaches are lovely. Regardless of the choice of resort, you will be assured of many vivid impressions.

 

15. Tyra

The most romantic Greek island, stretching like a crescent through the waters of the Aegean Sea. On the tops of its majestic cliffs are islands of white towns with stunning Cycladic architecture and views of the volcano's warming. The unforgettable charm of the landscapes, the relaxation at sea, and the tasting of the cuisine and wine of Santorini will remain in your memory with sweet memories.

 

The compact territory of Santorini is dotted with resorts with a wide selection of hotels of various categories, excellent infrastructure, and many beaches with volcanic sand. The main resort town is the capital - Fira, which is located on rock terraces, decorated with heavenly domes of churches, streets of snow-white houses, and scaffolding (cave houses).

 

There are plenty of hotels, bars, and restaurants here. The main beach area is Kamari, with a coastline of a mixture of pebbles and dark sand and several hotels and bars that stretch along the coastline. The quiet resort of Perissa, located at the foot of Mount Mesa Vouna, is not inferior to Kamari. A comfortable tan and marine activities await you on the shores covered with volcanic sand.

 

16. Evia

They are listed as the largest islands in the Aegean Sea. There are seven municipalities with over 200 thousand inhabitants. Larger cities are located along the coast, and small settlements are located on bays, mountains, and river valleys. The mountains divide the island into north, central, and south.

 

Each of them has all the conditions for receiving tourists in hotels, private cottages, various houses at affordable prices, and loyal services. On Euboea, the beach areas stretch for 680 kilometers, located in crowded resorts and isolated bays. At sea, the bottom is covered with cracks and underwater caves. The constant wind attracts surfers.

 

However, the wind does not catch up with the big waves, and tourists who prefer passive fun can sunbathe and swim safely. The most popular resorts are located mainly on the west coast, near the mainland: Edeps, Politics, and Eretria. Among the objectives of interest are several ancient monasteries and the remains of fortifications.

 

17. Peloponnese

The country's southern peninsula is connected to the Balkans by the Isthmus of Corinth. It is divided into seven regions, where each has created a wide range of services for tourists. You can stay in a simple two-star hotel or a luxury five-star hotel in any coastal resort. Most of the beaches in the Peloponnese are sandy, remarkable for landscaping.

 

For a family vacation, it is best to head to the shores of the Achaea region, where cheap hotels or places between Kastoria and Corinth attract the magnificent bays and beaches of Loutraki and Xylokastro, and the pebbled coastline of Sykia is marked for the purity of the sea. Blue flag. " In the south, you should pay attention to Laconia for tourists who prefer secluded coastal places surrounded by cliffs. In Arcadia, there is a beautiful city Leonidion.

 

When choosing the Argolis region, you can't go wrong with Porto Heli, Plepi, and Tolo, where you will find both sandy and gravel beaches. In addition to being on the sea, the Peloponnese will impress with the monuments of the history of ancient Greece. As you rest, you will see the legendary palaces of Agamemnon, the famous Olympia with the ruins of the temple of Zeus, beautiful ancient temples, and medieval castles.

 

18. Lesbo

The third-largest Greek island has become a popular resort in the northeastern part of the Aegean Sea. Glorified by ancient poets, he gained the ambiguous fame of a place where the cult of same-sex love flourished. The capital Lesvos is the port city of Mytilene, with two ports located in the southeast.

 

The best beach in Mytilene with hotels, sports fields, and restaurants is called Vatera. It stretches along the seafront for 8 kilometers. In the north of Lesvos, the Molyvos beach area is attractive, offering comfortable conditions for the beach, swimming, and entertainment. The beach area of ​​Petra, 5 km from Molyvos, is the best place for families with children.

 

Going west, you will find the stunningly beautiful beach area of ​​Skala Press, which has been repeatedly marked with the "Blue Flag" and the nearby hot springs. The island has a wide range of hotels and apartments. The history of the world includes the sights of Lesvos: the castle-fortress of Mytilene, the monastery of Archangel Michael, the Church of Panagia Glykofilus, and the Gulf of Calloni. The healing air of the resorts, saturated with pine aroma, will boost vivacity for the whole year.

 

19. Mykonos

The landscape consists of white windmills, white and blue streets, famous luxury villas, stunning sandy beaches, and an azure sea. In Mykonos, called Chora by the townspeople, there are many expensiVIPsVIP and luxury hotels and restaurants where you can meet celebrities from shows and movie actors.

 

Most resorts are located in the south, where there is less wind. You can spend a good holiday in Agios Iannis, Platis-Yalos, Psarou, Ornos, Azrari, Elia and Paraidaz. Nudists favor Paranga and Paradise, and Super Paradise traditionally attracts homosexuals and noisy parties.

 

Several cozy beach areas with yellow sand and clear sea are popular: Elia beach, Patis Yialos, and Super Paradise beach. People who prefer solitude should go to the coast of Agios Sostis. The marine rest is completed by visiting the tourist objectives: the Church of Our Lady of Paraportiani, the monastery of the Virgin from the 18th century, and the archeological and ethnographic museum.

 

20. Volos

The Aegean town on the Gulf of Pagasitikos has about 100,000 inhabitants. But at the same time, it is the third most important port in the country and a favorite location for tourists. Despite its industrial importance, the city has a well-developed infrastructure for a comfortable stay for many guests.

 

Walking along the embankment, you will find many attractions: various monuments and sculptures, architectural structures, a vast number of beautiful palm trees, the Orthodox Church of Saints Constantine and Helen, taverns, restaurants, and cafes where you can taste Greek national cuisine or enjoy the familiar taste of traditional European dishes.

 

No matter what interests him, every tourist will find his free time among the attractions of Volos: the Brick Museum, the richest Archaeological Museum, the castle of Volos, built in the sixth century, many cathedrals, and temples. And in the vicinity of Volos, tourists will find exciting trips to the site of the ancient cities of Dimitriada and Diminios, the old European settlement Sesklos, a copy of the legendary ship "Argo," anchored forever on the outskirts of the town.

 

According to tourists, Volos is a picturesque place where you can experience Greek hospitality, immerse yourself in ancient history, enjoy the gastronomic pleasure of Greek national cuisine, and learn more about the culture of one of the oldest civilizations.

 

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All sandy beaches are beautiful, but tourists especially invariably love the white sandy beaches of Greece. The gentle sand seems to be created for the relaxation of tourists on it and the long walks along the coast. Here's all the information on white-sand beaches in Greece to choose the right option for you.

 

Top beaches in Greece

 

Greece - is a country with a long length from north to south, so the recommendations will vary depending on where you go. The holiday season begins in May and peaks in July-August: there are too many tourists, and the temperature on the southern island reaches 40 degrees, which may not yet play a role on the beach, but it is certainly not suitable for sightseeing. So the best time to relax in Greece is late spring-early summer or September-October.

 

20. Myrtos beach

To get from Agios Nikolaos, you have to cross the highway in a southerly direction (buses run to Ierapetra) and from Heraklion to the southeast (Shuttle bus to Ierapetra stops in Mirtos). You can quickly get there by car. The beach is located in an open bay. That's why it's windy.

 

The tourist infrastructure is well developed. There are umbrellas and sunbeds here. The line of taverns and mini-hotels goes almost to the water itself. There is a rental of sports equipment. There is a shower and a dressing room. The cover is with small gray pebbles, rarely sand. The descent into the water is gradual, uniform, and without borders. The bottom is secure, with no holes or sharp depth changes. The resort is ideal for children and guests with reduced mobility, thanks to the accessible beach, the nearby accommodation, and the convenient transfer.

 

Among the nearest attractions is only the Venetian fortress of Ierapetra. The walls of the defense and the surrounding palms - a good places for selfies. It doesn't make sense to go there just for the city's sake, but you can go on the road or take the time to visit the town completely.

 

19. Vroulidia

Vroulidia Beach is located in a secluded spot on the southernmost tip of Chios, just 9 km from the beautiful Greek village of Pyrgi. Although the coast is only 100 m, the beach gives the impression of an exotic place due to the unusual combination of colors and landscape. Tall white cliffs surround the quiet, deserted beach of Wroulidia.

 

18. Skoutaros

Skoutari is a beach located between Kontron and Gifio resorts. It is characterized by perfect cleanliness, many attractions, and a shallow and hot sea. There is a cozy tavern on-site where the best Greek cuisine is prepared and tourists are treated to young wine.

 

17. Faros

The largest and most beautiful beach on the island of Ikaria is Faros. Its turquoise waves and white sand can often be seen on postcards with typical Greek landscapes. But seeing is one thing, and feeling on your body - every grain of sand and a ray of fragrant sun and the aroma of needles and olives - is entirely different.

 

16. Gialos

Gialos is a harbor beach with modern infrastructure and lots of fun. It is famous for its white sand, clear water, and good order. There are monuments of Greek architecture, luxury and affordable hotels, churches, and ancient monasteries.

 

15. Kampos

The beach is located on the north coast of Icaria, next to a small village of the same name. The island's capital, Agios Kirikos, is about 40 miles away and can be reached by car or bus. A few kilometers west is the port of Evdilos, the second largest on the island. Ships depart from it to mainland Piraeus and the islands of Mykonos, Naxos, and Paros. Evdilos is connected to Campos by a road along which you can see the many ruins of ancient buildings and walls.

 

14. Myrodato

Microdata is one of the best beaches in northern Greece. This comfortable and well-equipped Blue Flag Beach is located near Skala Avdiron, 26 km from Xanthi. The peculiarity of Mirodato is its white sand that shines in the sun, on which it is pleasant to walk and run barefoot. The beach will be an excellent option for relaxing on the sea.

 

13. Kedrodasos

Another wild beach in western Crete. It is located 20 kilometers west of Palaiochora. You can drive to Elafonisi, where there is tourist infrastructure and parking, and from there, you can walk along the path (a few kilometers to the southeast).

 

12. Castro

The first beach welcomes guests to the island of Lefkada and its northern part. The most convenient way to get to the recreation area is to rent a car, as a paved road leads directly to the beach. There is also free parking and a bus stop, which budget lovers may not need, as the beach is only 15 minutes away from the city.

 

11. Kavourotrypes

Kavurotripes (also known as Orange Beach) is a picturesque beach located 5 km from Sarti. It is famous for its orange cliffs, bright blue water, and soft and pleasant sand.

 

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10. Voidokilia

They are located in the Messina prefecture on the west coast of the Peloponnese. With a bizarrely curved amphitheater, it crowns the picturesque Yalova Lagoon, which is connected to a narrow sandy spit. The local landscapes admire their beauty, and their photographs adorn all the tourist brochures in Greece. Next to the beach is the fresh Lake Divariou, where about three hundred different birds migrate from Europe to Africa. Therefore, the local area is a conservation area under the control of the environmental organization Natura 2000.

 

9. Navagio

Navagio (or Shipwreck Beach) is one of the most famous and beautiful beaches in Zakynthos and the whole of Greece. The picturesque bay with a rusty ship on its shore has long been the primary illustration of guides on this Greek island paradise. The name of this attraction is due to the beach. Initially, it was named after Saint George and later renamed "Shipwreck," and the coast itself is often called Smugglers' Beach.

 

8. Kathisma

Kathisma is one of the most beautiful beaches in Lefkada, which ideally combines scenic landscapes with a highly developed infrastructure. It enjoys the fame of being the most visited on the island. It is located about 15 km southeast of the capital, near the village of Agios Nikitas (just 3.5 km from it). This is one of the longest white sand beaches on Lefkada. There are always a lot of tourists, and the Kathisma coast is considered a natural paradise for a beach holiday for young people.

 

7. Kriopigi

Kriopigi Beach > Cheie-tur

Kriopigi Beach is one of the most beautiful and unusual beaches on the Halkidiki Peninsula. Its name translates to "cold key," which is due to the numerous sources of ice water in the vicinity. Even swimming in the sea, you can feel the cold courses. It is believed that the waters here are saturated with functional trace elements, and swimming on this beach improves health. There are always a lot of people who want to experience this.

 

6. Sani

Sani is a snow-white beach in the Kassandra Peninsula. There are two swimming pools at guests' disposal, a photo area, sports fields, and park areas. The beach is popular with newlyweds. Greek celebrities and athletes often relax here.

 

5. Agios Prokopios

Agios Prokopios is one of the most beautiful beaches in Naxos, most often included in the first lists of picturesque coasts in Greece and throughout Europe. The Greeks constantly claim to keep the charm of this coast clean, preventing its development with modern buildings and entertainment centers. This beach is located about 5.5 km southwest of the island's capital, near Agios Georgios, from where many people go here.

 

4. Voulisma

It is located on the coast of Crete, near Istro, 12 km from the big city and the port of Agios Nikolaos. There are buses to Istro (the journey takes 15-20 minutes). The beach is located in one of the many bays in the depths of Mirabello Bay and is the largest and most beautiful in the area and the most popular. Mountains and low pilgrims surround the sandy beach. The water is clear, turquoise, slightly sloping bottom with standard depth, no depths, and potholes. The water is usually clean, but storms sometimes bring garbage.

 

 

3. Simos

It is located in the southern part of the Peloponnese, on the island of Elafonisos, part of the prefecture of Laconia. The island was part of the mainland, but a strong earthquake that took place centuries ago took it off the land. Despite its convenient location, Elafonisos is one of the best resorts in Greece, and Simos is considered its pearl. The beach is on the Natura 2000 list of nature reserves and is a conservation area in the EU.

 

2. Egremni

Egremni is a picturesque wild beach on the very southwestern edge of Lefkada, about 40 km from Lefkada. It is considered one of the most beautiful on the island and the Mediterranean. At the same time, the long coastline gives glory to the longest on the Lefkada. Therefore, impressive landscapes can be enjoyed here in relative isolation than on other beautiful but very crowded beaches of the island.

 

1. Balos

It is located 55 kilometers from Chania, near the Gypsy Cape, on the Korikos Peninsula, at the northwestern tip of Crete. There are waters from the three seas that wash the island converge.

 

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100-interesting-and-fun-facts-about-london-that-you-didnt-know

London is the capital of Great Britain and one of the largest cities in Europe, which is the world center of culture, music, education, fashion, politics, finance and trade. It is a vibrant and bustling metropolis with a dynamic life and a wonderful cosmopolitan atmosphere. London is one of the oldest cities in Europe, which has an amazing concentration of a variety of sights, historical and cultural monuments: luxurious palaces, historical buildings, towers, bridges, ancient churches, attractions and world-class museums.


London was founded during the Roman Empire and throughout its rich history has been one of the most important cities in Europe. All the wealth of the United Kingdom flocked here, so its capital has magnificent sights from various historical eras. London is one of the most multifaceted cities in the world, which has absorbed not only the traditions of Britain, but also the cultures of many nationalities and peoples. It is a place of amazing diversity to be discovered and explored endlessly.


London can be visited all year round, so the best time to visit it depends entirely on your preferences. There are fewer tourists in the capital of the United Kingdom during the off-season, so it's easier to book a good hotel and you can comfortably explore the city. There are many festivals and cultural events in London in the summer, but there are also many more tourists.


London is one of the world's shopping capitals. Here is the largest department store in Europe - Harrods, where you can find almost everything. Also in the capital of Great Britain is a huge shopping center - Westfield, which includes 300 stores. The main shopping area is the West End (Oxford Street, Regent Street, Bond Street, Piccadilly and Covent Garden). Near London Bridge is the Borough food market, although it is relatively expensive. Brushfield is home to an old fruit market that now sells up-and-coming designers, housewares and food.


Food in London caters to all tastes. Here you can find everything from fast food and inexpensive pubs to exclusive restaurants. In London, a standard tourist rule applies - food near popular attractions and in the central part of the city is more expensive. Many locals go to restaurants in residential and working areas, where the quality of food and service is higher and prices are lower.


Below you can read more interesting facts



1. The English capital is about two thousand years old. No one knows the exact date of foundation.


2. In the past, London was known as Londinium, Augusta, Lundenwick and Lundenburch.


3. Native Englishmen make up about 50% of the population of the capital of Great Britain. The rest are mostly from Africa and Asia.


4. The first Londinium was burned by the Britons during their revolt against the Romans.


5. In the 9th century, a huge army of pagan Vikings captured half of England, avenging the death of their king Ragnar. It controlled the territories of London and its environs for 15 years.


6. Judging by archaeological finds, primitive people lived on the site of modern London long before the foundation of the city.


7. Indigenous people in different parts of London have different accents. Foreigners do not notice this, but the locals determine it accurately.



8. Because of the monstrous prices for real estate, most citizens in London rent a house all their lives, and do not buy it.


9. Every Friday every London pub is packed to capacity. Most locals book tables well in advance.

It is impossible to see a stray cat or dog on the streets of London.


10. Residents of London can easily walk around in a T-shirt and jeans, for example, in November. Like their Irish neighbors, they are not afraid of the cold.


11. The apartments here, with rare exceptions, are very cramped. Many also live in old houses with communication problems.


12. London is in the top 10 most expensive cities in the world every year.


13. Drivers of traditional cabs in London know the whole city from memory down to the small lanes.


 


14. Navigators are not allowed to use them. This rule does not apply to ordinary yellow taxis.


15. You can find at least one bike rental on any major London street.


16. The most popular fast food in London is Indian cuisine.


17. London police officers do not carry firearms.


18. There are usually no washing machines for London apartments, so there is a laundry service on every corner.


19. Every year, people forget about 80,000 umbrellas on the London Underground.


20. Contrary to popular myth, it doesn't rain as often in London as you might think. For example, even in Rome or Milan there is more rainfall than here.



21. According to ancient law, London has the right to refuse the reigning English monarch entry into the capital.


22. Londoners never go out without taking an umbrella with them. Yes, just in case.


23. On one of the branches of the London Underground, trains are fully automated, and they travel without the help of drivers.


24. And here it is customary to leave to read newspapers right in the subway so that someone else can read them. By the way, they are still very popular in London, despite the development of modern technology.


25. The most popular pet in London is a dog, despite the fact that many landlords forbid tenants from keeping pets.


26. Every year, a Christmas tree sent from Norway is set up in London's Trafalgar Square. This is a token of appreciation from the people of Oslo for helping Britain during World War II.



27. Driving into central London costs money.


28. Big Ben is not called the famous London clock tower, but the bell installed in it.


29. Some retail outlets in London only accept credit cards.


30. Most of London's cinemas are specialized - one shows comedies, another shows Hollywood blockbusters, and a third shows retro movies.


31. There are about 5,000 pubs in London. This is more than even in Dublin.


32. Most of London's museums are free to enter, but donations are welcome.


33. About 20 underground rivers flow under London.



34. The multinationality of London society is evidenced by the fact that the locals speak about 300 different languages.


35. Among all the cities in the world, London occupies one of the first places in terms of the number of billionaires living in it.


36. The famous movable Tower Bridge in London weighs 2000 tons, while it takes just one minute to open.


37. It was here that the world's first subway was built.


38. The foggy London stereotype arose from the fact that during the era of the development of local industry, the city was constantly wrapped in thick smog. In fact, fogs are rare here, and mostly in the cold season.


39. In summer it is rarely warmer than +20, but in winter the temperature rarely drops below 0 degrees.


40. In terms of population, London ranks second in Europe, second only to Moscow.



41. Many streets, especially in older areas, are confusing and very winding, so many Londoners carry a map of the city with them.


42. Lines are everywhere here - in museums, pubs and restaurants. Even in the USSR there were not so many queues.


43. London is the only city in the world to have hosted the Olympic Games three times.


44. Less than 50% of Londoners are Christians.


45. The famous Westminster Abbey in London was built over almost 700 years.


46. One of the ancient laws obliges London hotels to accept not only guests, but also their horses.

Buckingham Palace in London consists of 600 rooms.



47. In the USA, as many as 8 cities are called London (interesting facts about the USA).


48. From the center of London to the center of Paris can be reached by high-speed train in just 2 hours.


49. The exact age of London is unknown, but, judging by the chronicles found, it is about two thousand years old.


50. In the Tower of London, the ravens that live there are looked after by a special caretaker. There is a legend that Great Britain will fall when these birds leave the Tower (see interesting facts about birds).


51. There are two types of taxis in London - ordinary and traditional London cabs. To get a cab driver's license, you have to pass the most difficult test on the knowledge of absolutely all London streets, because traditionally cab drivers do not use maps or navigators.


52. London is the largest city in the European Union, and concurrently the second largest in Europe as a whole.



53. Founded by the Romans, London was originally called in the Roman manner - Londinium.


54. For a hundred years, from 1985 to 1925, London was the largest city in the world.


55. Every year at Christmas in Trafalgar Square in London, a Christmas tree is sent from Oslo. This is a token of gratitude for the help provided to Norway during the Second World War (see interesting facts about Oslo).


56. Driving into the center of London during the daytime is paid, and, by the way, costs a lot - ten pounds sterling.


57. There is a statue of George Washington in London, but it was installed on land brought from the United States, because Washington declared during his lifetime that "do not set foot on English soil again."


58. London's famous Big Ben is not a tower, contrary to popular myth. "Big Ben" is the name of the bell tower installed there, and the tower itself is called "Elizabeth"


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59. Twenty hidden rivers flow under London (see interesting facts about rivers).


60. The code of rules for ships entering London harbor still allows the constable of the Tower to demand a barrel of rum from each ship as a duty.


61. The inhabitants of London speak more than three hundred languages, which makes London the most multilingual city in the world. However, in English here anyway, of course, everyone speaks.


62. Local law forbids you from hailing a taxi on the streets of London if you are infected with the plague.


63. All London buses became red in 1907. Before that, they were painted in different colors.


64. London is the largest city in the UK. About a third less people live here than in Moscow, and almost fifty times more than in Paris.


65. One of London's museums houses a collection of items left behind by passengers on the London Underground. It includes such extravagant items as a human skull, a samurai sword, a coffin and a puffer fish.



66. London Heathrow Airport receives and sends more international flights than any other airport in the world.


67. During the fire of 1666 in London, about 70 thousand people were left without a roof over their heads, despite the fact that then the population of this city was only 80 thousand.


68. The world's first zoo opened in London. This significant event took place back in 1828.


69. There are over a thousand streets in London.


70. Contrary to popular belief, London is not a rainy city at all. On the contrary, it is one of the driest in Europe. But there are really many cloudy days here.


71. Buses in London run around the clock.



72. The cheapest transport in London is a bicycle. You can rent it on almost every street, and a daily rental will cost half the price of the shortest metro ride.


73. In 2012, the city hosted the Olympics for the third time, no other city has received such an honor.


74. Many museums in London are free to visit, although you can make a voluntary donation if you wish.


75. Eternal rain in London is a common myth. In fact, there is no more precipitation here than, for example, in Rome, but it can start to rain suddenly and end just as suddenly, so it is customary for locals to always carry an umbrella with them.


76. The London Eye Ferris wheel is one of the largest in the world. There are 32 booths fixed on the circle (according to the number of districts of the city), each of which can accommodate 25 people. A full turn of the wheel takes half an hour. The "Eye" is an important element of the pyrotechnic shows that are held on New Year's Eve and other holidays; fireworks are also launched from it.



77. If Japanese restaurants and pizzerias are widespread in Russia, then in London the championship belongs to Indian cuisine.


78. There are as many as 6 airports in London and its environs. Heathrow is the most famous of them, and also the busiest in Europe.


79. There are almost no traffic jams in the central part of the city. The secret is simple - since 2003, on weekdays, entry here is paid and is more than 12 pounds. Moreover, entry in an old car that does not meet environmental standards will cost twice as much.


80. The London Underground is one of the largest in the world with 270 stations. It is also the oldest in the world, its first branch was opened in 1863. The people call the subway Underground (“subway”) or Tube (“pipe”). The fare varies depending on the metro area. The stations have special places for musicians to perform, and it is customary to leave the newspapers in the car, where someone else can read them.


81. London has a Tramlink tram system, but it operates only in south London in the Croydon area and has only 4 routes. The fact is that there is no subway in this part of the city.



82. London is the only place where you need to study to become a taxi driver, and the training takes several years and involves passing the most difficult exams. The fact is that it is not customary for local taxi drivers to use maps, and even more so navigators, they must remember all the streets and even houses by heart! Not surprisingly, about 70% of applicants do not stand up to training. Naturally, we are talking about black taxi cabs that have become the hallmark of the city. It is they who have the right to play the streets and put passengers anywhere, but the prices in them bite. There are also simpler taxis in the city, but they only work on specific calls. If you need to use a transfer to the airport, we recommend that you order a Russian taxi in London. Reasonable price and quality service guaranteed.


83. Famous red double decker buses are called double deckers. The first buses of this type appeared on the streets in 1956.


84. In many places of the city there are parking lots with bicycles that can be rented with a bank card.


85. The Greenwich meridian passes through London, which in 1884 was decided to be considered zero (until that moment, different countries counted longitude from their national meridians). It used to pass through the observatory in the town of Greenwich, but now the town has become one of the districts of the sprawling capital.



86. Under London there are many underground rivers and streams. In the Victorian era, they were hidden underground - in the sewer system. At that time, it was the right decision, because Londoners threw garbage at them and poured sewage.


87. The Tower of London on the banks of the Thames is considered one of the oldest buildings in the UK. Its construction is attributed to William I, the legendary Norman conqueror who radically changed the whole way of Great Britain. Construction began in 1066 and ended in 1078. Later, Richard the Lionheart ordered to build several more towers and dig a moat around the fortress, and from 1190 the fortress gradually began to turn into a prison and a place of executions, and representatives of the nobility and even unsuccessful monarchs often became prisoners. King Henry VIII and his descendants were especially zealous in this matter in the 16th-17th centuries. It was only after World War II that they stopped keeping prisoners. Part of the fortress was occupied for a long time by the mint and the menagerie, later transferred to the London Zoo. Today, the Tower has become a museum and repository of the treasures of the British crown. Among the staff of the modern Tower there is a ravenmaster - an employee who monitors the well-being of the local flock of crows. There is a belief that when they leave the fortress, many misfortunes await the country. To prevent this from happening, crows have their wings clipped.


88. Big Ben is another well-known landmark that is actually not called that. The clock tower of the Palace of Westminster bears the name of Elizabeth, and "Big Ben" is not even the name of the clock, but the largest of the six bells inside the tower.



89. The London Zoo has been operating since 1828 and is the oldest in the world. Interestingly, it does not receive government funding and exists on proceeds from ticket sales, charitable fees and donations.


90. Like other major cities, London has not been spared by great tragedies. In 1952, the Great Smog hung over the city for several days - a toxic fog that led to the death of several thousand people. Immediately after this environmental disaster, the Clean Air Act was passed, but London is still considered one of the most polluted European cities today.


91. In 1666, during the Great Fire of London, most of the city burned out in just three days. The exact number of victims is unknown, the fact remains that more than 80% of the population was left homeless, and the restoration of the city took more than a dozen years. Although everything can be found pluses. For example, the fire helped to cope with the Great Plague Epidemic, which at that time had been raging in the capital for a year.


92. The Great Stench is another environmental disaster in London's history. In 1858, there was no sewerage in the largest city in Europe. And during the hot summer, the Thames overflowed with sewage and poisoned the surrounding areas. Cholera began to spread (they did not yet know that it was transmitted through water), there was a disgusting stench, residents fled to the suburbs, and the British Parliament resigned. The disaster ended by itself with the advent of rainy weather, but the government realized that the problem had to be dealt with somehow, and a year later a sewer system appeared in London.



93. The city is the main political, cultural and economic center of Britain.


94. In the Tower, a local fortress, a special person watches over the ravens living in its territories. According to one legend, Great Britain will fall immediately after the birds leave the fortress.


95. An interesting fact is that in London, anyone can, instead of a traditional taxi, call a cab - a horse-drawn carriage.


96. There are 20 piped rivers flowing under the surface of London.


97. Did you know that over 300 languages ​​are spoken in this capital, making London the most multilingual city on earth. But there is no doubt that everyone here knows English.


98. The British take their culture and traditions very seriously. As a result, the tower constable has the right to demand from the ships entering the harbor - a barrel of rum.


99. By law, a person suffering from the plague is not allowed to call a taxi.


100. Since 1907, all London buses have been painted red, although before that they were of a wide variety of colors and shades.


 


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20-facts-you-didnt-know-about-saint-barths

St. Barthélemy is the pearl of the Caribbean. The small island of Saint-Barth is located 30 km from Saint Martin, and its area is only 25 square meters km. This small island is fully focused on VIP tourism. Here you can soak up the sun and practice all kinds of water sports. Saint Barthelemy has the most beautiful bays and conditions for yachting enthusiasts, as well as magnificent beaches. 

 

Facts you didn’t know about St. Barth island

 

The island has 20 white sandy beaches, and about 60 restaurants, whose dishes are equated by gourmets with the masterpieces of French and New York culinary specialists. There are also about 30 hotels on the island, among which luxurious villas predominate. In winter, celebrities gather on the beaches of St. Barth. The most significant social events on the island are the classical music festival in January, the world music culture festival in August, and the film festival in April.

 

Location: Central America, Lesser Antilles, between the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean. The island of volcanic origin is located 24 km southeast of about. Saint-Martin and 225 km north of about. Guadeloupe.

 

1. The island was discovered in 1493 by Christopher Columbus.

He named it after his brother Bartolomeo. The indigenous inhabitants of the island, the Caribbean Indians, for many years successfully prevented the emergence of European settlements on St. Barth. However, already in 1673, the island was taken over by the French, who annexed Saint Barth to their possessions under the name of Guadeloupe.

 

2. Gustavia is the main city of the island. 

The city was founded on the shores of a picturesque bay, in the harbor of which today there are exquisite yachts. Gustavia is famous for its first-class restaurants, which offer wonderful panoramic views; Piano bars right on the seafront, and duty-free shops where you can buy Havana cigars, French perfumes, Italian designer clothes, and fine wines. On the beaches and restaurants of Gustavia, you can meet Hollywood celebrities who invariably spend their holidays in St. Barth. Here is the Historical Museum (documents and photographs, an exposition of flora and fauna), an old church with a bell tower made of stone and wood. Morne du Vite is a kind of observation deck where you can view the entire island from a height of 300 meters.

 

3. Climate Tropical maritime, with a rainy season from July to October. 

The average air temperature is 26 C, from January to May the temperature rises to 32 C. The water temperature is about 25 C almost all year round. Precipitation falls from 600 to 2000 mm per year. From February to April - the driest months, when it rains, on average, no more than seven days a month, and air humidity - is 77%. July and November are the wettest months when rain often lasts for 10-14 days and humidity averages 85%.

 

4. There is no public transport in Saint Barthélemy. 

The only way to get around the island is by taxi. Parking lots are located at the airport of Gustav III and in Gustavia, you can also call a car by phone. A trip from the airport to the capital costs 25 EUR, to Grand Cu de Sac - 40 EUR, at night and on weekends rates increase by 50%. For lack of an alternative, tourists often ask taxi drivers to act as guides: the cost of a sightseeing trip around the area with driver's comments is 45 EUR for 45 minutes, 60 EUR for 90 minutes. If there are more than 4 passengers in the group, you will have to pay an extra 8 EUR for each.

 

Land transport in St. Barth's is a little tight, but with water, things are a little better. Speed ​​boats leave for the neighboring island of Saint Martin several times a day (transfer - from 64 EUR, schedule and tickets - on the official website of one of the carriers (in English)). If you wish, you can rent a yacht: the cost is from 1300 EUR per week, the pleasure of contemplating the picturesque landscapes from the deck of your own snow-white beauty is priceless, ask any of the local millionaires.

 

5.  Renting a car in St. Barthélemy is not an optional luxury, but a vital necessity

Endless taxi rides will ruin even the wealthiest tourist, and you can’t get around the entire island on foot. The rental offices are concentrated at the airport, you can also book a car at the hotel: it will be driven right to the entrance without any problems. Both local (Maurice, Gumbs) and international (Budget, Hertz, Avis, Europcar) offices work in St. Barth. The rental price depends on the season: in summer a compact car will cost 23-35 EUR, a convertible - from 60, an SUV - 35-65 EUR per day, and in winter prices can almost double. There are only two gas stations on the island: near the airport and in the Lorian beach area, both are closed on Sundays.

 

An alternative to a car is a scooter: the rental price is from 30 EUR per day, depending on the season.

 

6. Driving in St. Barth is an interesting experience

The roads are narrow, winding, with sudden sharp turns. The maximum allowed speed is 50 km/h. Traffic in the vicinity of the airport and Gustavia can be dense, but it does not come to serious traffic jams. Parking is free everywhere, you can leave your car in almost any convenient place, with the exception of the central metropolitan harbor: it is allowed to stand there for no more than 2 hours in a row.

 

7. The quality of mobile communications in St. Barthélemy is excellent, but the service providers are quite expensive and connection takes time

The largest operators are Orange, Dauphine Telecom, and Digicel. The first step is to install a special chip with a local number, which will be available within 24 hours: the France Telecom office in Saint-Jean or mobile phone shops at a gas station near the airport and in Gustavia will help you sort out the intricacies.

 

There are coin and card payphones on St. Barths. It is more convenient to call abroad from the second: cards of various denominations are sold at post offices, tobacco and newsstands, and at gas stations. Free Wi-Fi is available only in hotels and some restaurants in Saint-Jean and Gustavia. Dauphine Telecom offers Internet cards with prepaid traffic (200-4000 Mb) starting from 5 EUR.

 

8. Hotels in St. Barth are more than comfortable, with impeccable service and a wide range of additional services. 

Housing for the most demanding taste can be found in Gustavia, and in all other points of the island. Most of the hotels (there are about 30 of them here) are small and cozy, aimed at wealthy tourists. Villas and bungalows with private gardens and swimming pools, equipped at the foot of picturesque hills or right on the beaches, are very popular. Almost all of them are rented for at least a week (in the high season - for two).

 

The mains voltage is 220 V, and the sockets are French (type E), which do not require an adapter.

 

Holidays in luxurious St. Barth require serious investments: hostels and campsites have never been heard of here. The cheapest accommodation is offered by hotels without "stars" in Gustavia: from 310 EUR per day for a double room with a sea view. Prices in luxury "fives" 360-650 EUR per night (breakfast included). An alternative to hotels is apartments (from 480 EUR per day) or private villas (from 610 EUR per day). In the high season, housing becomes more expensive (although, it would seem, much more): rooms in "starless" hotels - from 350 EUR, in 5 * - from 650 EUR per day.

 

9. The official currency of Saint Barthélemy since 2002 is the euro, but US dollars are also accepted almost everywhere. 

Banks are open from 8:30 to 15:00-16:00 from Monday to Friday, on Saturday - until noon, Sunday - day off. Currency exchange offices are open all week from 9:00 to 18:00, some exchange offices near banks are open around the clock. Hotels offer the least favorable rate, so it is better to look for a bank branch nearby.

 

Visa, Cirrus, and MasterCard credit cards are used almost everywhere, but there are still establishments where you can pay only in cash. There are many ATMs on the island, cash is issued only in euros. It is advantageous to use traveler's checks in dollars and euros in St. Barth: in some stores, their owners are given a 20% discount. Tips (10%) in most restaurants are included in the bill automatically, in other cases, the staff relies on the generosity of customers. In a taxi, you can pick up change without a twinge of conscience: the prices are such that there is enough for tea.

 

10. Saint Barthélemy is the safest place in the Caribbean with a consistently low crime rate. 

Of course, there are always those who are not averse to profiting from rich tourists: pickpockets from time to time trade at the airport, at the Gustavia marina, and not far from attractions, so it is worth remaining vigilant and keeping your wallet, documents, and valuables under supervision. Moreover, safes are not equipped in all hotels: you have to rely only on yourself. But almost no one locks cars here: stealing them from the island is almost impossible.

 

Poisonous manchineel trees grow in the resort: touching their leaves or fruits can cause serious burns. For the peace of mind of tourists, locals mark them with red paint.

 

11. No vaccinations are required before traveling to St. Barths

Some health risks are posed by centipedes and mosquitoes that carry dengue fever. Most villas and hotels use the services of specialized companies that treat the territory from insects, but it is better to play it safe and take repellents with you. You can’t do without a protective cream at all: jokes are bad with the scorching tropical sun. Caution does not hurt in the water either: at a depth, there are yellow-red fire corals that leave severe burns when in contact with the skin. Jellyfish are rare guests off the coast of St. Barth, but if an unpleasant encounter does happen, it is enough to rub the affected area with fine sand.

 

12. Saint Barthelemy is ideal for a beach holiday: the waters of the Caribbean Sea delight with cleanliness, the landscapes are photogenic, and the coast is well-groomed. 

The shores are mostly rocky, surrounded by small islands and coral reefs, but there are also sandy areas, occupied to varying degrees by spoiled holidaymakers. All recreation areas are municipal, and free, but the entertainment infrastructure is far from being established everywhere.

 

The most beautiful beach in the south is Saline with white sand and turquoise sea. The way here is already a pleasure: you will have to get along a picturesque path winding through the rocks. There are practically no amenities, umbrellas, and sunbeds - too: nothing prevents unity with magnificent nature. After soaking up the sun enough, you can “catch” a wave (they are sometimes very impressive here) or dine in one of the nearby restaurants.

 

The coast of Shell Beach is covered not with sand, but with small shells.

 

13. The most popular beaches are concentrated in Gustavia and Saint-Jean: there are hotels, restaurants, amenities, and sports equipment rentals. 

For families with kids, the capital's Shell Beach is good with a gentle, and therefore absolutely safe entrance to the water. During the day you can hide from the burning sun under a canopy or a palm tree, in the evening you can admire the incredible sunset. By the way, Shell Beach is the most democratic and chaste beach on the island: nudists who feel at home on St. Barth visit it the least.

 

It is forbidden to swim in the Grand Fond Bay: underwater boulders and corals can seriously injure. Beginning windsurfers flock to the Grand Cu de Sac, where it's easy to learn to stand on the board in a bay protected by a coral reef. It is better for professionals to go to Flamant: local waves conquer only the masters. We recommend Gouverneur Beach to fans of solitude: here you can not only sunbathe in silence but also look for legendary pirate treasures.

 

14. The main entertainment in Saint Barthelemy is connected with the sea: diving in Caribbean waters (as well as fishing, catching a wave, dissecting catamarans, and just swimming) is a real pleasure. 

Marigot Beach is great for diving - a cozy bay with amazingly beautiful underwater landscapes. Novice divers prefer Grand Cu de Sac: it is shallow, and there are almost no waves, but there is a minus - the water is not as clear as in other parts of the island. Flocks of tropical fish are found near Gouverneur Beach, turtles, rays and moonfish can be found on Petit Cus de Sac, and at night even lobsters and sharks. Pelicans have also chosen this quiet lagoon: they fish, teach their kids to fly, and are not at all afraid of curious tourists.

 

In the capital and on the Grand Cu de Sac, there are several dive clubs offering dives with an instructor for 70-80 EUR.

 

The main audience of Colombier Beach is scuba divers who scare stingrays and sea turtles. And the most breathtaking views open in the waters of the marine reserve, marked with white buoys: exotic fish, reef sharks, lobsters, and other inhabitants arrange a whole show surrounded by colorful corals.

 

15. Guests of St. Barth are shopaholics: sellers know this and create all conditions for the comfortable scattering of money. 

In Gustavia and Saint-Jean, luxury designer boutiques with big names are open: it is quite possible to dress up for dinner in a luxury restaurant. The center of attraction is the capital's embankment of the Republic with jewelry shops and fashionable salons of the level of Louis Vuitton and Cartier. The creations of Chanel, Hermes, Gucci, and Prada are most profitable to buy in the multi-brand Laurent Effel, which is in no way inferior to Milan and Paris stores. There are also duty-free shops in Saint Barthélemy with a decent assortment of cigars, perfumes, clothes, and elite alcohol. By the way, about alcohol: it is better to taste and buy it in the Absolutely Wine wine cellar, opened by a famous sommelier.

 

16. The cuisine of Saint Barthelemy is reminiscent of French, only with Creole and African notes and island flavor. 

Here they actively use fish and seafood but do not forget about meat. The main delicacies from it are wild goat "gut-Colombo", fried in hot spices, rabbit stew with vegetables, and for the most daring - black pudding "boudin". The bird is also held in high esteem: tender turkey or chicken with rice and exotic fried pigeons are a must for tasting.

 

Seafood is a different story: they are simply delicious cooked at the resort. Gourmets should treat themselves to stuffed crab “otarne”, boiled octopus “shatru”, crab meat in white wine “matuto de coabes”, Creole fish stew, lobster brioches, and spicy clam broth. The most outlandish dishes are sea urchins, red snapper, and turtle soup. The best tropical dessert is, of course, fruits: salads and fresh juices from papaya, guava, passion fruit, pineapple, and tangerine.

 

Alcohol is not produced in St. Barths, but they more than compensate for this with a variety of elite wines from around the world.

 

The choice of fashionable restaurants is huge: talented chefs work tirelessly to serve dishes of local, French, Mexican, Indian, and Chinese cuisines. The most popular establishments are concentrated on the sea coast, but you can eat delicious food in any part of the island.

 

17. The main historical sights of Saint Barthélemy are located in Gustavia. 

The Swedish defensive complexes are most impressive: in the ancient forts of Gustav and Karl, guardhouses, ammunition depots, and other structures have been preserved. Architecturally of interest are the Governor's House and the presbytery dating back to the 18th and 19th centuries. The center of local religious life is the Anglican Episcopal Church: a neat building with a wooden bell tower surrounded by lush tropical greenery.

 

A walk to the snow-white lighthouse with a red top, similar to a lifebuoy, will be a special pleasure.

 

There are museums in Saint Barthélemy: in the capital - the Municipal Museum with an original collection of paintings and historical documents and "Eden" with works by contemporary artists. In the village of Corossol, the Ingenue-Magras gallery is open with shells, corals, stars, and other exhibits raised from the depths of the sea. Outside of Gustavia, the village of Lorian is worth a visit, where French settlers first settled: neat streets and an old Catholic church seem to return to the distant past. Authentic settlements are partially preserved in Korossol. And on the Morne-du-Vite mountain, there is an observation deck with the most impressive panorama on the island.

 

18. The atmosphere of the holiday reigns in St. Barth all year round, but there are, of course, events celebrated on a special scale. 

The first on their list is Catholic Christmas and New Year: the rich from all over the world come to the Caribbean Saint-Tropez to party in a big way. May 27th is Slavery Abolition Day, and July 14th is Bastille Day.

 

But the most advanced public occupies St. Barthélemy during the festivals for which the island is famous. The main musical event is the January fest of jazz and classical music, which lasts for two weeks. World-class stars perform not in tired concert halls and not even in open areas: the ancient churches of Gustavia and Lorian become the stage for them.

 

In August, a three-day celebration of Caribbean music is held: famous and emerging performers from Haiti, Jamaica, Martinique and other parts of the region fill the air of Saint Barth with the sounds of reggae, salsa, and Creole folk motifs. And April is marked by cinema: the most famous directors show their films and arrange master classes as part of the Caribbean Film Festival, established in 1996.

 

19. Now only middle-class businessmen and seekers of wealthy husbands rest there. 

All the rich and famous are now flying away on New Year's holidays to the Caribbean island of St. Barts. There, on a blessed piece of land, Hollywood stars and famous athletes have chosen a place in the sun, black rappers, and world tycoons have made a fortune. And - more recently - the Russian elite. With the light hand of Roman Abramovich, who bought himself a fashionable estate on the coast, Russian speech on the streets of the capital of the island of Gustavia now sounds almost more often than English.

 

St. Barts (or St. Barthélemy) is a kind of "reserve" of billionaires: the island is lost in the Caribbean Sea, you can get to its shores only on a yacht or a small plane. The local runway is so short that private jet Abramovich, who is known to love large sizes, simply does not fit into it.

 

20. In order to get to the island of St. Barts, you need some serious money. 

St. Barts is the most expensive island in the Caribbean, both in terms of hotel prices and the level of prices on the island itself. Taxi drivers on the island joke: if you have enough money to get here, it's not a fact that you have enough money to take a taxi.

 

The island is called the "Caribbean Saint Tropez" and it is the favorite destination of stars from all over the world. The two most expensive hotels on the island - Eden Rock and Ile de France - are frequented by Paris Hilton, Penelope Cruz, Michael Douglas, Bon Jovi, Robert De Niro, Bradd Pitt, Johnny Depp, and Tina Turner.

 

There are very few hotels on St. Barth - almost all Hollywood stars come there on their boats. The largest ships are in the port of Gustavia, a small town on the island.

 

Short facts about St. Barth

  • Only very small planes fly to the island. Before each flight, the passenger is weighed together with luggage so that the total weight is not more than the norm;
  • There is no public transport in Saint Barth. At all!
  • The price for a taxi on the island is 25 euros/minute;
  • There are lizards like crocodiles, huge turtles, and a million mosquitoes;
  • Almost all the beaches of the island are wild and not equipped with anything other than soda cans for cigarette butts hanging on the stand;
  • You need a separate visa here, or a European residence permit is suitable.

 

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The Marshall Islands is a small state lost in the endless ocean. Few people in our country were closely interested in him, and it was completely in vain - this is the land of insane beauty.


The islands were discovered by the Spanish in the first half of the 16th century and were explored by British Captain John Marshall (1788), from whom they received their name. Between 1885 and 1914 they were under German protectorate, and during World War II the area was part of the Japanese first line of defense. In 1944 the islands were conquered by the Americans, who administered them until 1990, when the country gained its independence. On Bikini and Enewetak Islands, the U.S.A. they conducted nuclear experiments.


The Republic of the Marshall Islands is an island state in the Pacific Ocean, north of the Equator, between the Caroline and Hawaii archipelagos, with an area of ​​181 km.


The territory of the country occupies several hundred islands (32 atolls, 867 reefs), arranged in two rows: Ralik in the west and Ratak in the east.


The climate is equatorial, determining a tropical (tree) vegetation, dominated by banana and palm trees, but also a fauna rich in birds, fish.


Bemorepanda collected some more interesting facts:


1. The Republic of the Marshall Islands is actually under the control and jurisdiction of the United States.


2. The archipelago, on which the republic is spread, includes 5 islands and 29 atolls.


3. The Marshall Islands were discovered in 1526.


4. The land area of ​​this state is about 181 square kilometers.


5. Nuclear weapons were tested on two atolls.


6. There are no nature reserves in the Marshall Islands.


7. There are paved roads only on the two largest atolls of the archipelago.


8. The maximum height of the Marshall Islands above sea level is ten meters.


9. The country gained independence only in 1983.


10. It is here, on the Kwajalein Atoll, that the world's largest lagoon is located.


11. In the northern part of the archipelago, the climate is so arid that it receives about the same amount of precipitation as in the American deserts.


12. The Marshall Islands have two official languages ​​- Marshall and English.


13. The currency of the Republic is the US dollar.


14. 98% of the population of the islands are Marshalls.


15. The Marshall Islands maintains diplomatic relations with many countries. With Russia too.


16. Also the Marshall Islands is a member of the United Nations.


17. Subsidies from the United States and other countries account for a large share of the state 

budget.


18. On the territory of the Marshall Islands there are more than two thousand kilometers of highways.


19. Internet and mobile phones are available in the two largest atolls, but they are very poorly distributed.


20. The Marshall Islands publishes two newspapers, one private and one public.


21. The country's islands are significantly distant from each other.


22. In total, the Marshall Islands is home to just over fifty thousand people.


23. The most popular sport in the country is basketball.


24. In 2008, athletes from the Marshall Islands took part in the Olympic Games for the first time, but did not take prizes.


25. There are only two hospitals in the country.

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Amsterdam is one of those cities that perpetuates the idea that it can only be visited on a generous budget. However, we tell you that it is not impossible to find many places and activities that you can do with pleasure and that will not cost you anything.

 

I Amsterdam - beyond the witty slogan.

With a height of three meters and a width of 23.5 meters, the letters in red and white were one of the biggest tourist attractions and were in front of the 14-year-old Rijksmuseum. The pun "I Amsterdam" had become a city symbol. Hundreds of thousands of tourists posted photos of it on Facebook and Instagram.

 

In addition, the vast letters were an excellent way to promote the Dutch capital and contributed to the massive growth of tourism, which in recent years has left a negative mark on residents and the city. Therefore, the withdrawal of the sign was also a consequence of the overwhelming increase in the number of tourists facing Amsterdam.

 

The city with 850,000 inhabitants was visited in 2017 by over 21 million tourists, which led to overcrowding of streets, cafes, and restaurants. "These letters in Museum Square have become a symbol of mass tourism that has negative effects," said Councilor Udo Kock.

 

It is estimated that over 6,000 selfie photos were taken daily in front of these volumetric letters. The "I Amsterdam" sign also has a dedicated web address.

 

What is Amsterdam famous for?

Amsterdam is one of the largest cities in the world, with a unique lifestyle and style. Once an artistic and cultural center that rivaled the largest in history, Amsterdam now enjoys a reputation as a fascinating metropolis with a more spicy side.

 

Not to be missed for any traveler, Amsterdam has a culture in which the classic and the modern elements coexist and work together harmoniously. Amsterdam's attractions include a beautiful 17th-century Baroque architecture that once housed concert halls and merchants and now houses state-of-the-art trendy restaurants, bars, and clubs in one of the most progressive and liberal. Cities of the world.

 

What are the top things to do in Amsterdam?

 

Amsterdam, the city of diamonds, canals, bicycles, flowers, and windmills, the cultural capital of the Netherlands, but also a significant financial and institutional center, is a multicultural city, a mosaic of nationalities and religions, whose history is one of freedom, tolerance, and nightlife.

 

20. Boat trip on the city canals

The best way to enjoy the "Venice of the North" is by boat. A walk on the canals of Amsterdam is a must! During this walk, you will discover many new things about how the city was born, the narrow houses on the shore, and the canals.

 

As you wander around the city looking for the street artworks of the locals, take a look at the canals you pass. Amsterdam has 165 channels, and dozens of bridges cross them. Their role is to protect the city from the North Sea and is much more than a Nirvana for modern art lovers. On their routes, you will find many of the cafes and shops in Amsterdam, and many of the canals have gained fame just because they are… canals! Prinsengracht stands out through the beautiful trees that guard it and which hide some of the lake houses here, and Brouwersgracht passes by the historic area of the city, the most sought after by tourists after the residential one.

 

19. Walking through the Jordan

This neighborhood appeared in the 17th century and is known as the home of immigrants and the working class. At that time, Amsterdam was invaded by waves and waves of immigrants from France, England, Spain, etc., due to the political and religious tolerance that the city showed. Because of this, Jordan was initially a poor, overcrowded neighborhood with no running water.

 

Today, the neighborhood has a different face. It is famous for its typical Amsterdam cottages, restaurants, and canals. Personally, Wesaw this area less touristy and much quieter than the chaos and congestion in the central area. It's well worth a few tens of minutes.

 

18. A snack in the Foodhallen

Foodhallen is a food court set in a former tram depot. You will find many stands with fresh and delicious food: sushi, pizza, Greek food, hot dogs and burgers, Vietnamese, Iberian, or Mexican food. We were delighted with this place and, as a result, recommend it!

 

17. Visit a cheese factory

Does it make sense to tell you that We left with 2 kg of Dutch cheese? Gouda and Edam are just two of the best and most famous types of cheese from the Netherlands. We recommend you take a cheese farm tour and taste all the assortments.

 

Catharina Hoeve Farm in Zaanse Schanse is the ideal place. The farm is more of a museum where you are presented with the history and how this farm produces cheese. In the end, you are invited to a store where you can taste every assortment of cheese.

 

16. Visit the windmills

And let's talk about the Catharina Hoeve cheese farm. We must also mention the windmills in Zaanse Schans, which is why the Zaan region is so famous.

 

In the 17th-18th centuries, there were approx—600 active windmills, which positively impacted the country's economy. Over time, their number has decreased significantly, with only ten active in Zaanse Schans. They are used in wood, pigment, or oil processing.

 

15. Visit the oldest inner courtyard in Amsterdam, but also the narrowest house

Although it is not known precisely when this small charity was founded, most sources say that Beijnhof has its origins around the 1300s, which is why it is considered the oldest part of Amsterdam. After establishing Protestantism in Amsterdam in 1578, the Beijnhof was the only Roman Catholic institution in the city.

The most miniature house has three floors and is about 2 m long. Most likely, each floor is a room.

 

14. French fries and herring sandwich

Although the french fries come from Belgium, you will be able to enjoy them in Amsterdam as well. There is a stand only with french fries called Manneken Pis on station street.

 

If you arrive in Volendam, you should try a sandwich with herring, onions, and pickles. We don't promise you that it is the best sandwich you will eat, but it is traditional, and as a result, you should at least taste it.

 

13. Red Light District

We don't think anyone visited this city without going through the Red Light District or the prostitution district, as it is known, at least once, out of curiosity. The area abounds with shops with all kinds of products (We think you can imagine what kind of "products"), so-called museums and showcases.

 

You cannot take pictures in the Red Light District, especially in the evening. It's better to know this and not cheat because you don't want a very well-made guard to come to you who might tell you otherwise that you're not allowed to take pictures.

 

12. Rent a bicycle and go cycling

Cycling is a way of life in Amsterdam facilitated by the unbalanced cycling network and flat landscapes. It is one of the top 10 things to do in Amsterdam because Amsterdam is the greenest city in the world. You'll be surprised to know that there are more bikes than people in Amsterdam! You can take the bike by train to Haarlem and by bike through the tulip fields for a pleasant, refreshing and picturesque experience. There is no better way to explore Amsterdam's streets, canals, museums, and attractions than by bicycle.

 

11. Feel the adrenaline rush in the "Highest Swing in Europe."

With your toes spinning 100 meters above the IJ, this giant swing built for two on the A'DAM Toren Lookout platform is the perfect fuel for your adventurous soul. One of the best things to do in Amsterdam and a safe, unobstructed adventure, Over The Edge in Amsterdam, will make all these roller-coaster adventure sanctuaries look like children's parks.

 

10. Go ice skating in Amsterdam in the winter

There is a reason for ice skaters who love Amsterdam. Traditionally, the canals are crowded in the winter, providing the perfect frozen playground for skating locals and travelers. Visit every winter morning, and you will hear the enchanting sounds of skates spinning and cutting fearlessly over the narrow canals. One of the most fun things to do in Amsterdam in December and February is travelers can put on their skates and join the locals in skating for a skating competition while the spectators cheer you up!

 

9. Go paddle-boarding & ziplining in the Fun Forest

For all those who love nature and adventure, the Fun Forest, located at the northern end of the Bosse Bosse, offers you a combination of both! Fun Park is a fun place for your family or friends. Fun Park gives kids and adults some of the best things to do in Amsterdam - everything from running, jumping, and climbing to challenging rope courses and ziplining. Fun Park is one of the best natural landscapes in Amsterdam, offering the experience of stand-up paddleboarding (SUP) at the nearby lake.

 

8. Go on a Waterland guided boating tour of the Netherlands

Old Holland offers a perfect escape for adventure for water kids wondering what to do in Amsterdam. Overtake in the Waterland area of ​​the Netherlands with a 5-hour canoe experience in Amsterdam. With an expert guide on your side, drive north to Waterland, and see time-warp villages, quaint waterways, and lush pastures, which are enough to tell you why Amsterdam is one of the 30 most beautiful cities globally. Europe!

 

After boarding the canoe, you will find yourself surrounded by the idyllic roads of this charming landscape, with the sweet sounds of birds that will salt the scents of wild plants hanging in the air. You will glide along the rivers and bordered villages as you talk about the traditional way of life of the region.

 

7. Get lost in some fluorescent art

Amsterdam is full of weird little museums. One of them is the Ladyland Tweede Leliedwarsstraat Electric Museum, where everything starts to glow in the dark! The subject of the museum is fluorescent geology, and it is one of the few museums in the world where you are allowed to take pictures. A trip to this museum is one of the best options for those wondering what to do in Amsterdam, apart from wild parties and noise clubs. Enter this world of brilliant exposures, which will give you a high level!

 

6. Go for a beer tasting at a windmill

The Gooyer windmill in the Eastern Islands neighborhood, one of Amsterdam's eight windmills, is not just another windmill. Under the pavilions of this attractive landmark, you will find "t-Brouwerij IJ," an award-winning mini-artisanal minibar with an open-air drinks room and a 30-minute guided tour. Although you will find a vast range of standard and seasonal organic products produced here at the many bars and pubs around the city, nothing will taste as good as the freshly prepared ones in these locations. Go on a beer tasting tour at t-Brouwerij IJ so among the best things to do in Amsterdam for beer lovers.

 

5. Explore the best museums in Amsterdam

Enter the city's past at Amsterdam's many museums. Visit the Amsterdam Museum to change the evolution of urban life using objects such as 700-year-old shoes. Hop to the Ons Lieve Heer op Solder Museum, recently restored to its 17th-century glory. Then head to the Joods Historical Museum, where photographs, paintings, and artifacts speak volumes about the history of Judaism in the Netherlands.

 

Don't forget to visit the world's most fashionable art museum, the Rijksmuseum, which houses the most extensive collection of art and artifacts from the 15th century to the present day. Another excellent addition to the city is the Van Gogh Museum, an art museum dedicated to the work of Vincent Van Gogh and his contemporaries in Amsterdam. If you think that this whole city has nightclubs and vital parks, you will be surprised to find some of Amsterdam's best things to do in its museums.

 

4. Visit the famous flower market

When one thinks of Amsterdam, views of stockings, tulips, cheese, and windmills begin to rise. While the endless, multicolored tulip fields are a paradise for photographers and nature lovers, they are sold in abundance at Bloemenmarkt - one of the few floating flower markets lined up in packages with this definitive symbol of Dutch culture. One of the best things to do in Amsterdam in March to enjoy these beautiful flowers is to visit this market. If you want to see these perfect beauties in their original glory, take a short bike ride to the most famous Bollenstreek tulip fields, where these blooming flowers stretch in colorful stripes from the plain areas, it will blow your mind!

 

3. Go on a picnic in the Vondelpark

The most significant green space in Amsterdam, Vondelpark, is named after the most famous poet Joost van den Vondel (1587-1679) and is perfect for a picnic with your family, children, or partner. From picnicking on checked fruit baskets and buns to smoking and having a drink grill, people can engage in various activities in this park. The park also attracts visitors with several sculptures, including one by Picasso. Blooming in summer, the park becomes a center for music, dance, and activities for children and is thus one of the best places to visit in Europe in summer.

 

2. Meet giraffes and camels at the Amsterdam Zoo

Giraffes and camels are a queer combination. Why not? This is not the city's zoo, with a few monkeys and tigers in a cage. The Amsterdam Zoo, known as ARTIS, is home to more than 700 different animal species and over 200 types of plants and trees. Here you will find all kinds of wildlife worldwide, such as giraffes, orangutans, elephants, crocodiles, penguins, zebras, antelopes, flamingos, and even camels. In addition, the zoo boasts an impressive butterfly pavilion, a climate-controlled insectarium, a fascinating aquarium with all sorts of marine exotics, and an exhibition where tourists can learn about flora and fauna here.

 

One of the best things to do in Amsterdam is visit the zoo's planetarium, which will take you on an exhilarating journey into outer space! Visiting this zoo will surely be a unique and unforgettable experience for children and adults!

 

1. Explore the city's attractions with a Hop-On Hop-Off bus

Exploring Amsterdam has been made much easier by introducing Hop-On Hop-Off buses. They allow tourists to easily visit various places in the city, including famous tourist spots. But then, how is it different from the regular bus service in Amsterdam? Here's how - the HOHO bus service allows you to travel and travel to convenient locations in the city where you can visit some of the famous attractions and pamper yourself with all the exciting things to do in Amsterdam before boarding another bus. from the same station, remade. It's like a subway, just more colorful!

 

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