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Romania, your next destination

Romania is becoming one of the most popular travel destinations in the last couple of years. More and more tourists are attracted by its rich history, vast nature and intense nightlife. All together in just one place? Yes, that sound exactly like Romania. Although most of the visitors chose to visit Bucharest or the seaside […]

Sifnos and Serifos, two undiscovered island gems

A stone’s throw away from Athens, both islands are famous for their beautiful golden beaches, picturesque landscape and traditional white villages. Just 45 minutes away from Athens lies the port of Piraeus where you can get on a ferry and arrive after 2.5 hours to the first island Serifos. Sifnos is merely another 30minutes away, […]

A local’s guide to Ibiza: 10 top tips

  The White Isle takes a break from partying in winter and spring but there is still plenty of fun to be had at its cool bars, restaurants and famous market  Shore and certain … Es Cavallet beach, Ibiza, home to El Chiringuito beach bar. Photograph: Juan Moyano/Alamy Beach bar Es Cavallet – a kilometre of […]

The world’s most lust-worthy islands you can BUY: From a £2.3m spit of sand in the Maldives to a £1.3m outcrop in Canada, the perfect properties for wannabe Robinson Crusoes revealed

Calling all (millionaire) Robinson Crusoe wannabes. These are the perfect properties on which to live out your castaway fantasies – private islands for sale in some of the world’s most exotic locations, from dreamy spits of sand in the Maldives to tree-lined chunks of land in the South Pacific. They are listed by Private Islands Inc and […]

Marvel at Monrovia: a city destination with a difference

In Liberia’s national museum, there is a beguiling mahogany sculpture called Twin Mother, a gracefully carved bust of an African woman breastfeeding twins. “You have to feed both your children at the same time,” Lamie, the energetic guide, explains, introducing this as a symbol of Liberia’s troubled past. “You can’t let one develop and neglect the […]

Leros

Leros has everything going for it. It is big enough to explore and there are plenty of whitewashed villages and enchanting coves. Fortunately, it has escaped the large-scale development of some islands, and the resorts are low key and charming. What to do The island’s main town of Platanos is just 10 minutes’ walk above the […]

Telendos

Essentially little more than a mountain rising out of the sea by the island of Kalymnos, and reached from there by a 10-minute boat ride, Telendos’s chief attraction is its complete lack of cars, or indeed roads. Most people visit just for a day trip, but it’s a perfect place to chill out for longer […]

Lipsi

Locals will tell you this small island (just 8km long) got its name because this is where the beautiful nymph Calypso detained Odysseus, delaying his trip home to Ithaka, and his wife Penelope, by several years. It is certainly a good place to while away some time. The one village settlement is pretty and there […]

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