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Founded in the 7th century, the city of Dubrovnik has suffered both natural disasters and the pains of war over scores of centuries. However, against each adversity the city has managed to restore and rebuilt itself, while preserving its charm and beauty. The myriad of cobbled streets, interwoven around the romantic centre of Dubrovnik, serve as perfect extensions from the fortress and the walls to go on a full exploration of the city. A dedicated Game of Thrones-tour will take you to all the places that are used in the series, and during the summer season this walk is available from 11am until late afternoon. If you just want to explore the city at your own leisure then there’s something new to discover literally around every corner. Start your journey at the forts by the coast, where Fort Lovrijenac stands like a colossus, greeting visitors arriving from the sea. Walk down the wide Stradun-street and visit the pharmacy of the Franciscan Monastery, which is the world’s third-oldest working pharmacy –and definitely looks the part as well. Hang out by Big Onofrio’s Fountain next to the truly marvellous Pile Gate, and don’t forget to explore the interior of Rector’s Palace. The city is a delightful labyrinth of bygone days and if you feel like you’re losing your sense of direction after hours of wandering, then either retire to Banja Beach for a bit of sun-lounging, or head to the cable-car system. Carrying you up the steep sides of Mount Srd, you’ll be met with a panoramic view of the old city and the surrounding area. During the months of summer the cable-car service stays open until midnight, and you can watch the sun set on the horizon of the Adriatic Sea, while the streetlights below bathe the city in a golden glow.
Permeating every particle of Greek culture is its rich heritage of history and mythology. Regardless of where you choose to holiday in Greece, you’re never far from a place that in one way or another is linked to one of the great gods like Zeus, Aphrodite or Poseidon, or the historical setting of fabled demigods and heroes like Hercules, Perseus and Odysseus.
The Moroccan metropolis is a plethora of colours, tastes, scents and of course sounds. Visiting the city will leave you with an infinity of impressions and regardless of where you move in the centre of Marrakech, you’re never short of new experiences. During your stay in this amazing city, sometimes you’ll need a space where you can just relax and enjoy the silence for a bit. Luckily there are numerous options for you to choose between, and below we have selected four things for you to do when you want a break from the hustle and bustle of the souks.
Every year on the 17th of March the planet glows in a special green hue, in honour of the patron saint of Ireland, St. Patrick. Throughout the world, millions of people gather to celebrate everything Irish and the most famous festivities take place in New York City, Boston and of course Dublin. With lots of activities and performances taking place during the weekend around St. Patrick’s Day, we’ve chosen some of the main things that you can do, if you find yourself in Dublin during these joyful days. Check out more events here: http://www.stpatricksfestival.ie/