Kos island
Kos lies in the southeastern part of the Aegean Sea and belongs to the Dodecanese archipelago, is one of the largest and most populated in this group. In the northwest,…

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Corfu Island
Corfu is the Italian version of the name of this island. The Greek version is Kerkyra. It is the second largest island in the Ionian group of islands. Compared to…

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The most unusual natural attractions of Brazil
There is one interesting place in Brazil that does not cease to amaze the Brazilians themselves - it is the Parque Nacional dos Lencois Maranhenses National Park, on the territory…

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Naples

Naples is a major city in southern Italy, the capital of the Campania region. The city is located in close proximity to Vesuvius – the largest active volcano in Europe, which destroyed and preserved to this day the ancient cities of Pompeii, Herculaneum.

The strategic location of Naples was the cause of numerous attacks, since the founding of the city in the VIII century BC. Initially, the Greek settlement was captured by the Romans in 327 BC, and became the favorite residence of emperors and literary figures, including Virgil and Nero. In the 7th century, Naples was ruled by Byzantium, and later by Norman Sicily. The city reached its highest point of medieval prosperity under Charles of Anjou, when in 1266 he made Naples the capital of the Kingdom of Naples. Karl expanded the city and decorated it with palaces and churches. Further, the Spanish Habsburgs were followed by the Bourbons, Bonaparte and the dynasty of the rulers of Savoy, when the Campaign became part of a united Italy in 1860. Continue reading

Catania – a major port

Catania is a major port located on the eastern coast of Sicily at the foot of Mount Etna, the center of the province of the same name. According to the 2010 census, the population of the city is about 300 thousand people – it is the second largest city in Sicily and the tenth in Italy.

Catania was founded by Greek colonists who arrived in Sicily in 729 BC. In the 5th century BC the cruel tyrant from Syracuse Heron I expelled the inhabitants of the city and renamed Catania to Aitna, but he was soon overthrown, and the city regained its name. In 403 BC Catania was once again ruled by Syracuse, and the inhabitants of the city were sold into slavery. A statue of Cora (Persephone) with a torch in hand made during that period has survived to this day. Continue reading

Where is the best vacation in Turkey: Antalya, Kemer, Belek, Side or Alanya?

In this article we will not describe in detail how well in beach Turkey and why millions of our compatriots return here annually. In short – they go overseas, the sun, rags and their favorite all-inclusive food system. Yes, and a visa is not needed. Why aren’t you a vacation paradise?

Most Russian tourists choose to relax on the Mediterranean coast of Turkey. It is here that the country’s largest tourist centers are located – Antalya, Kemer, Belek, Side and Alanya, with hundreds of diverse resort complexes and the corresponding tourist infrastructure.

In general, in this article we will try to figure out what is still better – Antalya, Kemer, Belek, Side or Alanya?

Antalya

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Ceylon: the customs and foundations of modern Sri Lanka
In Sri Lanka, in general, a poor Asian country, the life expectancy of the population is surprisingly high, even by European standards - an average of 75 years (73 for…

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Summer Holidays in Egypt - Pros and Cons
Let’s try to summarize the summer cons and summer pros of vacation in this country, focusing solely on the “seasonal factor”. That is, without touching the merits and demerits of…

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Athens
The capital of the Hellenic Republic is located in the historical region of Attica. Together with the nearest settlements and Piraeus is the Athenian agglomeration with a population of more…

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Naples
Naples is a major city in southern Italy, the capital of the Campania region. The city is located in close proximity to Vesuvius - the largest active volcano in Europe,…

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