Category archives: Europe

 

 

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The Breathtaking Heights of Meteora

Meteora, Thessaly, Greece. It is one of the most important Orthodox monasteries in Greece. And one of the most impressive, visited by many tourists every year. The impressive complex of six monasteries is located on the sandstone rock pillars. It was built by the monks, who inhabited area in the 9th century. They used ladders or [...]

 

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The Secret of Vatican's Tower of Winds

Tower of Winds, Vatican. Built in 1578 and 1580 the impressive hall has a special purpose: it was made to proceed with astronomical studies and reform the Calender. The area of two floors was made by architect Ottaviano Mascherino and later frescoed by the brothers Paul and Matthijs Bril, Simone Lagi and other artists. The space [...]

 

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Holy Capo Vaticano in Calabria

Capo Vaticano, Calabria, Italy. The white granite cape is a popular bathing spot in Italy. White sandy beach, crystal clear and warm water of Tyrrhenian Sea make it a perfect holiday destination. According to writer Giuseppe Berto, the spot is a holy place, that was often visited by the priests to confirm their future predictions. It [...]

 

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The Most Beautiful Bookstore in Porto

Livraria Lello, Porto, Portugal. One of the oldest bookstores in Porto is open since 1906 and fascinates readers with impressive architecture. It is also classified as the third best bookstore in the world! Besides the wide variety of books, the building itself is a great spot to see. The bookstore is decorated in Art Nouveau style, [...]

 

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The Most Dangerous Hiking Trail

El Caminito del Rey, El Chorro, Spain. Translated it means “the King’s little pathway“. A very narrow hiking trail is pinned to the steep rocks and is considered to be the most dangerous in the world. The city, however, attracts many adventurers, that are determined to climb the rocks or go hiking the path. Even the [...]

 

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Unique Golden Horn Beach

Golden Horn (Zlatni Rat), Brac Island, Croatia. The beautiful beach stretches for 530 meters (580 yards) into a warm crystal clear Adriatic Sea. The unique location attracts many vacationers, that can enjoy the sun, warm sea and water sports. The island is a famous windsurfing spot. Due to the winds, Golden Horn’s form constantly slightly changes.

 

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The Highest Photoshoot on Kjeragbolten

Kjeragbolten, Rogaland, Norway. The giant boulder is located between two steep cliffs of Kjerag mountains and blocks the way into the 984-meter abyss. The rock was posited here after the last glacier and today is part of the favorite Kjerag trail. Hikers are attracted to visit it, because it looks unusual and dangerous. However, it is [...]

 

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The Royal Gardens in France

The Château and gardens Of Marqueyssac, Vézac, Dordogne Department, France. The beautiful castle was built in 17th century and is also famous for its amazing gardens. Bertrand Vernet de Marqueyssac, who was a counselor to Louis XIV, built the château. However, the famous gardens of carved boxwood trees was planted by Julien de Cervel in 1860s. [...]

 

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Hot Springs in Saturnia

Saturnia, Tuscany, Italy. The popular spa town is inhabited since the ancient times. The most famous thing here is of course Terme di Saturnia – the natural hot springs. According to legend, the springs were created after angry Jupiter had thrown lightning bolts, trying to hit Saturn. He missed him and a natural spa center was [...]

 

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Vischering Castle in Germany

Vischering Castle, Lüdinghausen, North Rhine-Westfalia, Germany. The building is a beautiful moat castle example – it stands in the middle of a deep ditch, filled with water. It was built by an order of Bischop Gerhard von der Mark in 1271. The ensemble includes a sandstone castle and a chapel. The trees grow around the ditch, [...]