The west coast of Crete: Elafonissi and Paleochora

Crete, Greece. Author and Copyright Luca di Lalla

The west coast of the island of Crete boasts some of the most beautiful beaches on the island, including the wonderful Balos beach. THE BEACH OF ELAFONISSI Elafonissi (Elafónisos), perhaps the most beautiful sea in Crete, is a truly enchanting ...

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Knossos: the most important archaeological site in Crete

Knossos, Crete, Greece. Author and Copyright Luca di Lalla

The archaeological site of Knossos is located in the central part of the island of Crete about 5 km from Heráklion. The first palace was built around 2000 BC. and it seems destroyed by an earthquake around 1700 BC. Shortly ...

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Balos: the most spectacular beach in Crete

The lagoon of Balos, Crete, Greece. Author and Copyright Luca di Lalla

Balos beach is located near the Gramvousa peninsula. This peninsula is located at the northwestern end of the island of Crete, west of Kissamos and north of the town of Kalyviani. The peninsula is made up of craggy rocks that ...

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Samaria Gorge: the canyon of the island of Crete

The Samaria Gorge, Crete, Greece. Author and Copyright Luca di Lalla

If you visit the island of Crete, the Samaria Gorge is a destination that cannot be missed. Bus excursions are organized from all parts of Crete. In addition, from Chania and Paleochora there is also a Ktel bus direct to ...

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How to get to Crete: flights and ferries

To get to the island of Crete you can take the ferry from Piraeus (but there is also a maritime connection from the port of Githion in the Peloponnese to that of Kastelli in Crete) or use the plane, usually ...

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The attractions of Crete: what to see in Crete

Crete, Greece. Author and Copyright Luca di Lalla

The island of Crete is known for its many attractions. The best known are the sea and its beautiful beaches (Balos, Elafonissi, Falasarna, the palm beach of Vai, etc.). But the island is also famous for the interesting archaeological centers ...

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Crete: the island of the ancient Minoan civilization

The island of Crete (Kriti), the largest island in Greece (8,261 sq km, over 620,000 inhabitants) and the fifth largest of the Mediterranean islands. This island is located in the Aegean Sea, and with its long and narrow shape separates ...

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The climate of Nuremberg: when to go to Nuremberg

Nuremberg has a type of continental climate of transition with the maritime one, for which the region where the city is located suffers the typical influences of continentality sometimes mitigated by currents from the ocean. The winters are still cold ...

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Nuremberg (Nürnberg): a suggestive medieval city

Nuremberg (Nürnberg) (500,000 inhabitants) is an important city in Bavaria located north-west of Munich along the banks of the Pegnitz river. Nuremberg is the most important city in Franconia and the second largest after Munich in all of Bavaria. The ...

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The climate of Garmisch-Partenkirchen: when to go

The mountain town of Garmisch-Partenkirchen is located in southern Germany close to the Bavarian Alps, its climate is influenced by the presence of the mountains and is alpine. This type of climate causes Garmisch-Partenkirchen to have cold winters and mild ...

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Garmisch-Partenkirchen: a center in the Bavarian Alps

Garmisch-Partenkirchen is a small town (26,000 inhabitants) in southern Bavaria. Which is located near the border with Austria. In fact, it is located just 60 km north of Innsbruck and 90 km south of Munich. This town in the Bavarian ...

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The climate of Bamberg: when to go to Bamberg

The city of Bamberg is located in the zone of Germany with a continental climate of transition with the maritime climate, this type of climate is characterized by cold and relatively dry winters, while summers are relatively hot but rainy. ...

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Bamberg: a city called Franconian Rome

Bamberg (about 70,000 inhabitants) is a city in Bavaria located in Upper Franconia along the Regnitz river, near the confluence with the Main river at an altitude of about 240 meters above sea level. The city is of medieval origin. ...

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The climate in Regensburg: when to go to Regensburg

The climate of Regensburg is continental with cold winters with average minimum temperatures well below freezing in the months of December, January, February and March. Summers have mild temperatures but are rainy. The intermediate seasons, i.e. autumn and spring, have ...

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Regensburg: a UNESCO-listed historic center

Regensburg (about 150,000 inhabitants) is a city in the German state of Bavaria, located about 90 km from Nuremberg and 100 km north of Munich. The city lies at the confluence of the Danube with the Regen River, the Danube, ...

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The climate of Munich: when to go to Munich

The climate of Munich – a city that is located very close to the Bavarian Alps, at a height of around 500 meters above sea level – is a continental climate characterized by long and harsh winters, and mild and ...

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Munich: the metropolis city of Bavaria

Munich (München) is a large German city of about 1,300,000 inhabitants whose metropolitan area has over 2,600,000 inhabitants. The city is the capital of the German state of Bavaria. Munich is the third largest German city by population. The city ...

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Berlin: a vital city immersed in the future

Berlin is a metropolis of over 3,400,000 inhabitants, whose metropolitan area has over 5,000,000 inhabitants. This city is the German capital and the largest city in Germany. Founded in the thirteenth century, in a strategic position on the banks of ...

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The climate of Dresden: when to go to Dresden

The climate of the city of Dresden is of a humid continental type characterized by mild and rainy summers and by cold and dry winters. The average minimum temperatures are usually below freezing throughout the winter. While in summer the ...

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Dresden: known as the Florence of Germany

Dresden (500,000 inhabitants), the capital of Saxony, stands along the banks of the Elbe river, near the border with the Czech Republic. The city extends on both sides of the Elbe river and is nestled in the hills of the ...

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The climate of Trier: when to go to Trier

The climate of Trier is a type of climate mixed between the continental climate and the oceanic climate. The city has cold temperatures in winter and the possibility of snow. The rains are well distributed throughout the year, although the ...

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Trier: one of the capitals of the Western Roman Empire

Trier is an average city in the German state of Rhineland-Palatinate, which has about 100,000 inhabitants. The city is located on the right bank of the Moselle river, in a large basin between the Eifel mountains in the north and ...

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How to get to Germany. Flights to Germany

HOW TO GET TO GERMANY: FLIGHTS AND AIRPORTS The plane is the fastest way to get to Germany. Germany is served by over 100 international airlines. The German flag carrier Lufthansa, together with its Star Alliance partners, offers the most ...

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Germany power plugs and sockets, telephones

On this page you will find especially useful information for traveling to Germany. Among this information you will also find what documents are needed for a trip to Germany. What are the power plugs and sockets used in Germany. How ...

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The climate of Corsica: when to go to Corsica

The climate of Corsica is a typically Mediterranean climate. However, this climate varies according to altitude: along the coasts it is mild and humid in winter and hot and dry in summer. While in the rugged mountains of the interior, ...

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The climate of Brittany: when to go in Brittany

The climate of Brittany is purely oceanic. The influence of sea currents and winds from the ocean moderate the daily and seasonal variations in temperatures. The Breton climate is characterized by frequent and well distributed rains throughout the year, but ...

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Castles of the Loire: the castles of the aristocracy and kings

Located just two hours drive from Paris, the Loire Valley is the most historic region in France. This area of the country has a cultural landscape of great beauty containing cities and towns rich in history (Blois, Chinon, Orléans, Saumur, ...

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Alpe d’Huez: where skiing and cycling meet

Alpe d’Huez is an important alpine resort, a famous ski resort, and one of the best known climbs in the French Alps of the Tour de France. This alpine resort is located at 1,860 meters above sea level in Isère ...

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Itinerary in Provence: 4 days in Provence

<—- Go back to the itinerary in Paris. Read the itinerary in Provence. August 14 Itinerary in Provence: PARIS – VIENNE – AVIGNON 730 km We leave Paris at 8 am after having rested our car for four long days ...

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Itinerary in Paris: a 4 day trip to Paris

<—- Go back to the itinerary in Holland and Belgium. Read the itinerary in Paris. August 10 Itinerary in Paris: BRUSSELS – PARIS 300 km Today we moved to Paris, but before our priority was the search for a gas ...

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