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Losinj is in eclectic mix of jagged peaks and hillsides to the north and natural coves and pristine landscapes on the southern part of the island. Connecting these two is a narrow isthmus and a natural bay where the main city of Mali Losinj is situated. Once a magnificent port, ruled by Venetians and Italians before becoming part of modern Croatia, the city welcomes seafarers and landlubbers alike with its beautiful harbour-front. The cityscape is populated by pastel-coloured buildings, parasol-covered restaurants and small fishing boats bobbing gently in the water. From the triangular square at the centre of the city, you can venture into the labyrinthine streets that weave the city together in a red-roofed mosaic. Visit the Losinjski Museum to learn more about the fascinating history of the island and see the beautiful Church of the Nativity of the Virgin as well as its interesting graveyard. Stroll along the sea until you come to the building housing the antique Apoksiomen bronze statue that was recovered from the sea. Nearby you’ll also find tour boats from which you can explore the coastline and the Adriatic Sea further. Dolphins are known to frequent the waters and if you’re lucky, you might spot a flock of them frolicking in the sea. If you instead prefer to explore the island on land, then head to the nearby nature park of Cikat. A blend of pine forest and stunning beaches, just minutes away from the city, it will feel like a haven away from the relative urban bustle. Renting a bike will allow you easy access to the woodland and if you’re seeking places to relax by the water, there are beaches of every variety along the coast of Losinj. Soak up the sun by Cikat Bay, go windsurfing or water-skiing in the blue sea or simply just go for a long hike by the sea, before heading back to the city for dinner and a glass of sweet Croatian wine.
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/