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The largest of the Balearic Islands, Majorca is divided between the white beaches and seaside towns along the coast, and the villages and wild landscape inland. Luxurious resorts, vivacious nightlife and urban charm can be found on the southern side of the island, while the northern part is a wild, jagged painting of cliffs rising out of the sea, mountainous ridges and stunning retreats nestled in azure coves. Whether you are based along the more famous coastal stretches, in the romantic capital of Palma or somewhere more secluded, you’ll never be far from fascinating sights, pleasant walks and interesting things to do and see.
Start your exploration of the island in the main city of Palma. A significant port in the Roman Empire, it has subsequently seen different rulers and kingdoms sweep through its street, leaving stunning architecture and ruins behind to be marvelled at. The circular Bellver Castle, perched on top of a hill north of the city, offers panoramic views of the city below, the yacht-filled bay and the mountains rising in the background. Walk along the seafront until you come to the Parc de la Mar. Immediately next to it, the majestic Mallorca Cathedral and the Royal Palace of L’Almudaina rise above the sea. Among other stunning places to experience in Palma, remember to visit the surrealist Joan Miro Museum, the beautiful buildings around Plaça del Mercat and the Pueblo Español museum.
Outside the capital the landscape reveals natural treasures around every corner. Explore the truly breathtaking Drach Caves near the city of Porto Cristo. Small boats will take you through the lit-up caves where a multitude of stalactites hang from the ceiling. In the northeast of the island you can gaze across the cobalt Mediterranean Sea from the lighthouse at the Cap de Formentor, before exploring the picturesque coast along the Alcudia Peninsular and the ancient city of Pollenca. Regardless of what brings you to Majorca you’re guaranteed to find something new and enchanting about this sun-swept destination.
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/