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Lanzarote has been listed by UNESCO as a protected Biosphere Reserve, due to its unique nature and flora. Away from the urban developments along the south coast, the island has retained an unpolished beauty and traditional charm about it. One of the people who championed preserving the landscape of the island was polymath and Lanzarote-native, Cesar Manrique. A keen architect and artist, several of his unique artworks and buildings can be seen across the island and visits to the Cesar Manrique Museum in Haria, as well as the windmill in Arrieta and the panoramic splendour of the Mirador del Rio viewing platform, will introduce you fully to the great work he did for the island and the artistic gems that he left behind here.
The island, despite its relative small size, is packed with activities to do and sights to marvel at, and regardless of where you find yourself on the island, you’re never far from picture-perfect scenery and adventures. Lounge along the beaches in Playa Blanca, go swimming and snorkelling in the sea or have a go at some of the water sports on offer here. Hiring a car or going on guided day tours will expose you to the stunning sights inland. Wander around the exotic gardens at Guinate Tropical Park, gaze across at the volcanic solitude of the Timanfaya National Park, or head underground to explore the Cueva de los Verdes. Used as a hiding place for locals from marauding pirates and slave traders, the network of caves is today a beautiful system of colour rock and tunnels that even include a concert hall. Day tours to local vineyards are also possible from the various luxurious resorts and hotels that are found near the coastline. On Lanzarote the grapes are grown in a unique way that sees the trees being kept along the ground. The result is a delicious and sweet wine that should be enjoyed against the backdrop of the setting sun over the volcanic peaks.
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/