Category: Europe

Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door: The ultimate guide

Visiting Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door have always been high on my list of things to do and growing up only a few hours away, I wish I had visited sooner. Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door are, in my opinion, some of the most dramatic and beautiful parts of...
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Sant Carles de la Rapita

At the edge of the wild and rugged Delta de l’Ebre, set against a backdrop of mountains, lies the fishing village Sant Carles de la Rapita.  Although the town itself is not necessarily worth a visit, the surrounding area with it’s incredible diversity makes it well worth a trip....
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Sailing in Argostoli, Kephalonia: A cruisers guide

Sailing to bustling Argostóli (Αργοστόλι), Kefalonia’s main harbour and a port of entry to Greece, was a little intimidating to us newbie sailors. So we decided to share what we had learnt in the hopes of making someone elses journey a little easier! Sadly much of Argostoli was destroyed by...
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Dimosari waterfalls in Nidri, Greece

The Dimosari waterfalls in Nidri, Greece, are an unexpected surprise in such a touristy town. Just an hours walk outside of the chaos of bars, inflatable pool toys and party ferries you will find a little haven, perfect for a relaxing morning or afternoon and an ideal escape from...
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Things to do in Lixouri, Kephalonia

Opposite the Kephalonian capital of Argostoli but far less well known than many Kephalonia hotspots, Lixouri really shouldn’t be ignored. We didn’t expect much from this little sea front town, but the laid back feel coupled with stretches of pretty much private beaches made this a highlight of our...
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Siurana in Spain: Visiting Catalonia’s most beautiful village.

Perched high on a mountain summit, with views from every corner, lies the incredibly picturesque village of Siurana in Spain.  Not only is this village located in arms reach of some of the best climbing and trekking grounds in Spain, it is also steeped in history and a mecca...
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Ragusa Ibla, Sicily’s UNESCO world heritage site

Even in the rain, Ragusa Ibla, Sicily’s UNESCO world heritage site, is beautiful. We visited on a rainy afternoon, without high hopes. There was little information in our guide book, and from the few months we had been staying in Marina di Ragusa we had heard very few good...
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Watching sunset from the Turkish Steps, Sicily

Watching sunset from the Turkish Steps (Scala dei Turchi) in Sicily has to be one of the most breathtaking things to do on this incredible island. The blindingly white rock formation falls into the crystal clear blue sea like a huge set of steps and the views from all...
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Valley of the temples, Sicily

When walking into Sicily’s most famous historical attraction, Valley of the Temples, you wouldn’t be blamed for thinking you had stumbled upon the film set of a historical drama. Gigantic Greek columns rise dramatically from the rugged, windswept backdrops, making tourists feel as though they have stepped back in...
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Visiting Syracuse’s archaeological park

Syracuse’s archaeological park Visiting Syracuse’s archaeological park is a must do when in Sicily. Just a five minute drive, or a half hour walk from the beautiful Ortygia lies Syracuse’s stunning ancient archaeological park and a visit here is well worth a few hours of your day. We visited...
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