DATE : August 30, 2017
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Top Hidden Beaches in Europe Best Hidden Beaches around Europe Date 11.07.2016 Article in pdf Beaches are one of the most popular vacation spots for most people, where they can enjoy the warmth of the sun, the soft feel of sand under their feet and the relaxing waters of the sea.
Europe, being one of the top travel destinations in the world, boasts of several beaches that range from bay sheltered between cliffs to long stretches of open sandy beaches. However, most of these beaches are found near tall buildings and tend to receive a lot of tourists, which spoils their tranquility.
Fortunately, there are still a few hidden gems that are yet to be spoiled. Below is a look at some of the top beaches in Europe where you can enjoy a quiet and relaxing vacation.
Pori Beach on Koufonisia Island
Pori is located on Koufonisia, a Greek island that is part of the famous Cyclades group of islands. It is one of the least inhabited islands in Greece, with the upper part of t..
DATE : May 18, 2017
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Short break in Ljubljana, Slovenia Swathed in forest and surrounded by Alpine peaks, Ljubljana is green in more ways than one, finds Chris Moss, as he explores Slovenia’s newly crowned eco-capital.
The train hissed slowly into Ljubljana. On the way from Salzburg I had passed Alpine valleys melting and budding in the first sunshine of the year. It was the perfect introduction to Slovenia’s lush capital. Leaving the station, I took one of the city’s kavalirs – free electric buggies – to my hotel in the car-free city centre and breathed deeply.
The speed here was lively but not hectic, with most people either drinking on terrace cafés or strolling the banks of the Ljubljanica river. Cyclists came and went, travelling at what I call ‘European urban speed’ – considerate, kind, calm. None of your head-to-toe Lycra-clad London cyclists here.
A short walk from my hotel – Ljubljana is the size of a small town – took me under willow trees, past the statue of revered national poet France Preš..
DATE : May 18, 2017
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A rafting weekend in Slovakia Amid the peaks of the Tatras Mountains, lies one of Europe's most secluded valleys where rafters can be found paddling for their lives…
I should have been concentrating on paddling through the white torrents. But my mind was elsewhere, fixed on the image of Cyprián the flying monk soaring across mountains in his 18th-century flying machine from – as legend has it – Poland to the High Tatras in northern Slovakia.
To reach this distant Slovakian river, I’d also had to fly (albeit it in 21st-century style) – to Poprad, the gateway to the Carpathians’ mighty Tatras range and some exhilarating white water.
Poprad spreads out on a lush green plain beneath the Tatras’ 2,000m-high snaggle-toothed peaks. The locals are crazy about nature and at every opportunity head for the hills to hike around the tarns, collect mushrooms or slurp rib-sticking bean soups in the kolibas (rustic restaurants).
I thought I’d join them.
Dumplings and Demänovka Poprad’s ou..