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The Canary Islands are
blessed with a predominantly sub-tropic and desert climate, which naturally
means warm temperatures, a quiet breeze and lots of sun. Nonetheless, there are
plenty of micro-climates across the archipelago, and each island is home to
distinctive landscapes, from beautiful bays to breath-taking mountains and
volcanic formations. The five main islands have long been the preferred
destination for tourists wishing to escape to warmer weather, and whether you
are heading to the lively islands of Tenerife and Lanzarote, or the calmer,
more family-friendly Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria and La Palma, the Canary
Islands offer something for everyone.
Along the coasts of the islands, you’ll find plenty of picturesque beaches with clear, crystal blue water. Experience the black sands of Lanzarote and try windsurfing on Famara beach for a seaside adventure. Not to be missed, visit the majestic dunes of Maspalomas on Gran Canaria and frolic in the sun on the expansive beaches of Fuerteventura. For experiences inland, explore the old town of Vegueta in Las Palmas as well as the Casa Museu de Colon, to see what the island used to be like when it was mainly frequented by sailors and explorers, including a certain Christopher Columbus. In Tenerife, visit the stunning old church Iglesia de Nuestra Señora, and in Lanzarote, take a tour to the Timanfaya National Park to see the vast black landscape created by the towering Islote de Hilario volcano. In nearby villages, try riding a camel before exploring the local markets — make sure to pick up jewellery made from the local green gem known as peridot, found in the volcanic soil.
On each island you’ll find plenty of things to while away the day, and when the sun sets over the palm trees, it’s time to find a restaurant to try some local delicacies. One of the main culinary experiences in Canarian cuisine is the herby and slightly spicy sauce known as mojo. Try papas arrugadas (baked potatoes with rich helpings of mojo), sancocho canario (boiled fish with vegetables and green mojo) as well as the rich, meaty soup known as puchero canario. Regardless of which of the Canary Islands you find yourself holidaying in, we guarantee that you’ll find plenty of sun, amazing food and new, memorable experiences.
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/