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Being the site of one of the two active volcanos on the UNESCSO Heritage Site-listed Aeolian Islands, and with its rugged cliffs and blackened rock rising sharply out of the sapphire sea, it is little wonder that Greek mythology marked Vulcano as the place where Hephaestus, the god of craftsmen, had his workshop. The island is home to unique geological sites that are all within easy reach from the resorts situated around the northern peninsula of Vulcanello. The steaming volcano is the island’s most obvious attraction and treks to the Fosso or the Gran Cratere, will take you further into this otherworldly landscape. At the foot of steep hillsides sits the local harbour. Here you’ll find the narrow isthmus with its black beaches leading to Vulcanello, as well as the island’s famous mud baths, knowns as Laghetto di Fanghi. The mud is believed to have therapeutic powers, and although the sulphuric fumes may not be the most welcoming aroma, a dip in the baths, warmed by hot natural springs, is a truly refreshing experience. A dip should undoubtedly be followed by taking in the local delights and wine at the local restaurants surrounding the harbour, before heading out to explore the area further. Vulcano Island can either be experienced on its own, or via trips to and from its neighbouring Aeolian Islands. The Tyrrhenian Sea surrounding it offers boat tours and facilities for water sports, with the dark island as a scenic backdrop. Glittering in the sun, Vulcano is like a rough cut of the local gemstone obsidian, and visitors of all ages can indulge in what’s on offer in and around the jagged coastline.
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/