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Top 5 Villages in Rhodes Greece, Asklipios, Monolithos

Asklipios:

asklipios village rhodes greece

The Rhodes island is known for its beaches and this is because its and island and has one of most picturesque beaches in this part of Europe. However, there are very rich heritage ties that this island bears and this is mainly because of the villages on the island that have maintained these ties to its strong culture. The villages are mostly the more quite areas of the island, however, for tourists who have an interest in culture & history, there is a lot of rich Greek heritage waiting to be explored. One such village is the Asklipios which located to the south eastern part of the island and is about 64 kms from the capital city of Rhodes.

This city is one of the best for a visit that can be educative about the past and the way this past has blended with the modern times. The village has been a major attraction due to its amphitheatre like location which provides the entire view of the village from various locations. Not just that, this village has a certain level of natural beauty which is only amplified with the geographical location of the village in the middle of mountains, giving an excellent ride on the way to this village. A major section of houses is built with most white mass which only gives a sneak peek to folklore architecture in this region.

There are 2 places worth a visit while in this village. One of this is the Medieval Castle, this castle is the architecture right from the 13th century and was built by the Knights during their reign around this territory. The second place, is the church that is dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary, this church dates back to 1060 AD and is more of a museum in the present days. The villagers celebrate 2 major festivals in the month of August, these are the Transfiguration of Christ & the Annunciation of the Virgin Mary.

The village, although not considered as a tourist destination, has a variety of staying options that can be very handy. These include the high costing villas to the more economical hotel stays.

Monolithos:

Monolithos village rhodes greece

This village of the Greek island is considered to be one of the most active of all villages in all of Rhodes island. This village is considered to have fought bravely in most wars that occurred across the territory and was against any kind of foreign rule on the island. Legend has it that this village was witness to the most historic even on the island, famously termed as the ‘bloddy Easter of 1919’ which was the revolt of local villagers against the then dominant Italian rule over the island. These signs of revolt were also seen during the World War II, although this time around the magnitude was much lesser therefore oppressed by the Italian-German governance.

The Monolithos village is situated at the southwestern side of the Rhodes island and is at a distance of approximately 73 kms from the main city of Rhodes. One of the very few villages that has more than 350 permanent residents, these also include some houses made of stone and some streets which add to tourists attraction in the village. The name of the village is owed to an age old rock that dates back to monolithic times, on top of which is built an elegant castle which is a part of the reign of the Knights over the island. This village is an excellent ride from the main town and has a lot of options for staying back for a day or two. There is plenty of staying options, along with facilities for eating and a few drinks over the perfect backdrop of natural ambience.

While at the village, there is a medieval castle worth spending time at. This castle is considered to be from the times of the Knights and has been built with an access road over 100 carved stones. This castle has a small guard house that would light a torch in cases of emergency and indicate to the people to evacuate the village. The castle had enough space to accommodate the villagers and would act as a safeguard during times of pirates raiding the village. This castle is worth a visit during the day, but is simply brilliant at the sunset time, this is when the reddish horizon has a view of the entire surrounding islands, the sea and the waters making a picture perfect setting for some great photographic moments.

Kalathos:

Kalathos is one of the smaller villages on the island. Kalathos is about 6 kms from Lindos and is approximately 46 kms away from the city of Rhodes and the airport. This village is within the municipality of Lindos, since it is easier for managing and lesser hassles of creating an individual municipality for a small village. Kalathos has about 400 permanent residents that form the population of the village and have been responsible for maintaining the culture in this part of the island. There are many settlements in this region and the construction of the area is a good reflection of the ancient Greek architecture, although modern need of space has led to the modification of most housing settlements. Being away from the main city, has its own toll on the people in Kalathos since it is difficult to keep the tourists engaged in the village.

In spite of all the set backs, the village of Kalathos is a place worth the visit for being away from the entire buzz of tourists created during the vacation. There are plenty of eating options that also include the local Greek Tavernas and a lot of local restaurants to choose from. Besides the food, there is a beach in the vicinity called the Shingle Beach which has as long as half a mile long area covered in sand. This beach is big, has lots of space and can handle quite a few large groups of tourists. Ironically, since there is no big flock of tourist visits, there is a lot of isolation, calm and relaxation to be found on this beach. Again, there are plenty of tavernas to make the food available and the sub beds that can be solace for sun bathers.

The beach of Shingle offers an exquisite view of sand for a vast stretch, the sand & tiny pebbles are visible for as far as you can see. The beach stretch is approximately 4km long and has a few sections which are restricted due to commercial reasons. Kalathos, has a bus service that runs towards the main city and is pretty regular during the day. This is the most cost effective way of travelling to this part of the island, others include renting a car or a motorbike and riding from the main city.

Halki Island:

This island is geographically one of the smallest of all Dodecanese islands and barely covers an area of about 28 sq. kms. This island is arguably one the most beautiful islands and is one of the closest to the Rhodes Island. The Halki island, is famous in all parts of the world known as ‘The Center of Peace & Friendship”. This island has a lot in common with the Rhodes, one of the primary similarities being the mountainous terrain of the island. Halki is close to the Kamiros port on the Rhodes island and is at a mere distance of about 3.5 nautical miles.

Although being so close to the Rhodes island, history has very little mention of the Halki island. The history of this small island can only be drawn and it would always be incomplete without the complementary reference to the Rhodes island. Centuries worth of historical changes have only remained as major con-incidences with events on the Rhodes island and the history of the Halki island seems to have been lost out somewhere down the past. During the more recent times, at the beginning of the 20th century, the island was under the Turkish rule which saw the most prosperous reign for this territory. With the change in governance, there was tremendous degrade in the life on this island until finally by the 1923, the entire island and a few surrounding islands were under complete Italian rule.

In the present times, the small island has just one settlement which is also called Halki. This settlement came into being during the early 19th century, which saw police boats completely eradicating the threat of piracy in this region and thereby giving a way for human settlements in the coastal regions. There is one village of Chorio, which was then the only settlement on the island. This settlement, however, gradually lost it’s way and has been deserted for over a century.

The feast of St. John of Alakara is the biggest feast on the island and is celebrated on the 29th of August. This festival is also a major destination for many pilgrims and serves as a cause for all Halkites, from around the globe, to gather in their native village for a celebration. All festivals on the island a very traditional in nature of celebration and has very bright colors that form a major part of decorations.

Symi Island:

This island, although very beautiful in its own respect, is a bit far from the Rhodes island. Located roughly about 2 hours of boat ride away from the Island of Rhodes, this place is worth a visit if the time permits. The Symi island is known for the sponge diving and harbors with crystal clear waters. However, this island is the personification of a Greek Island that believes in keeping its cultural roots alive and maintains most of its traditional customs.

This island is now very thinly populated, however, it was once home for more than 22,000 people and was famous for its prosperity among the Dodecanese islands. Symi was famous for its boat building centers, sponge fishing and thereby was also a major commercial island. This island, like all others in the surrounding, is not very big and ranges of about a 100 odd sq. kms with Vigla which stands at approximately 600 mts which is the highest point on the island. The island had major geographical advantages like being surrounded by Turkey on three sides, proximity to the Asia minor region and a relatively sheltered location, which provided ideal breeding conditions for a prosperous island like the Symi. The island was pre-dominantly a part of the Ottoman empire, until the beginning of the 20th century where it was occupied by the Italians after the war with Turkey in 1912. During World War II both Allies and the Axis groups bombed the islands as it remained under the British Military occupation. After 1947, the island was finally incorporated in modern Greece until the present times.

There is a wide range of food available at the Island. This includes the famous Greek tavernas, which are more culture oriented, to the more modern cuisine. There are plenty of restaurants that serve only breakfast and have no other food options. There are self-catering living options which have the most basic of fittings to the more lavish setting of a barbeque. Most tourists also indulge in some small cooking lessons, which include ingredients from the local market and cooking fish that is brought in from the boat, just off the crystal clear waters.

The beaches of this island are simply picture perfect which gets couples to have this as the wedding venue. If there is enough time on hand, civil weddings can be arranged at the town hall, the venue for blessings – one perfect beach.

Things to do on Rhodes Holidays

The Island of Rhodes has a lot to offer to everyone that visits this place. There is a beautiful blue water coast line that has thrills for the seekers, at the same time there are a lot of things that can be done at this island of Greece. Following are a few Things To Do while at Rhodes:

Lindos Glass Bottom Boat ride:

lindos Rhodes Greece glass bottom boat
lindos glass bottom boat

It’s quite an expectation to have a good marine life around an island, but seeing this marine life through a glass bottom of a boat is quite a sight. This is a ride around  the Rhodes coast line, lasting a little more than 2 hours, providing the most spectacular view of the under waters. At an island with such beauty, this is the most convenient way of getting a glimpse of the beauty that lies beyond the beaches.

Mike’s Sweets:

This may sound like an advert for the restaurants in the place, however, it is anything but that. The sweets at Mike’s is a place that offers a one of it’s kind sweets & ice-cream in the middle of the sea on this island. While the secret to the ingredients is with Mike’s, the place offers one of the best hand made sweets & ice-cream treats.

Aquarium Trip:

This will be the best for the little ones that accompany a group, but not at all restricted to any age group and can be enjoyed by almost anyone. The aquarium of Rhodes is in the New City and is about 80 years in age. Primarily built to study the Flora & Fauna around the islands, the aquarium also provides a spectacle to rare marine types.

Surfing & Snorkeling:

Being an island, Rhodes has a lot to offer to outdoor water sports enthusiasts. There is a choice available between the Mediteranean & the Agean sea sea for surfers, while those who prefer to snorkel can use the beaches around the Kallithea spa.

Mini Golf:

While sports is not the first on the list of Things to do at a vacation spot, it’s truly amazing to have the facility of a mini golf course. These golf courses are offered in the tourist villages around Rhodes and a quiet game of golf can do a lot of good .

Besides the above, there are many tourist attractions and places worth a trip around the Island of Rhodes, these places make vacationing at Rhodes a bliss.

Atrium Palace Rhodes Restaurants and Luxurious Accommodation Unveiled

The Rhodes city itself is imperial in nature. The visitors of the city generally look for luxurious hotels and resorts in the city. The Atrium Palace is a right answer to their search. Set amidst the serenity of Kalathos Bay and enjoying its vicinity to the wonderful Lindos village, the Atrium Palace Rhodes blends classically the medieval architectural brilliance of the Italians and Greeks with the modern day amenities far-reaching.

Atrium Palace Rhodes Greece pool
Atrium Palace Rhodes Greece pool
Atrium Palace Rhodes Greece hotel
Atrium Palace Rhodes Greece hotel

The architecture of the hotel resort is an expression of the distinctive blend of the island’s historical trends derived from the passing of centuries and civilisations. The rooms are all exhilarating and the luxury suites having accompanied by the oriental inspired AnaGenesis Thalasso Spa, grow completely appealing during the peak seasons. The hotel is at a pebble throwing distance from the Mediterranean Sea, a silent eyewitness of all the invasions and retreats in the city of Rhodes. Let’s take a trip around the hotel to explore the various types of eating joints. Having a close look at the restaurants of the hotel, we will see what types of rooms the hotel offers to its visitors.

Atrium Palace Rhodes Restaurants

Taste buds just keep exploring different avenues at this one of the celebrated luxury hotels of Rhodes. The Palace has three different food-joints namely, Asterias (a beachside bistro), Poseidon (a poolside calm and quite café), and Symposium (the main restaurant of the hotel, an indoor à la carte).

Symposium

Symposium offers a rich pummel of lip smacking dishes. Breakfasts are served in between 7.30 to 10.30. Omelets and pancakes are freshly fried or baked if some tourist orders the same. The chef will cook the breakfast dishes before your naked eyes so better you hold back your enzymes and desire for quite a few moments. For dinner courses, the Symposium offers a wide array of choices. Both warm and cold starters along with desserts and salads are served as per orders. The restaurant is open from 7.30 in the morning till 21,.30 at night.

Poseidon

But not everybody is an incurious type. Many want to explore the corners of the hotel for which the hotel has brought in this poolside wonder. The Poseidon is a nice bistro beside the ever gushing waterfalls that is like a contmributory to the built-in pool. For half-board and full-board visitors, they have a “Lunch or Dinner” offer. The poolside café remains open from 12:00 till 16:30.

Asterias

The Asterias is a beachside rapture that can hold you back from 12:00 noon when it opens till midnight when the attendants would probably requesting you to go back to your lavish room. It6’s not an exaggeration although. The splendid view of the Mediterranean Sea and the seaside current of air paired subtly with the special dishes that they offer will not only savor your taste buds but also ignite every hidden imagination from the deep of your heart.

Atrium Palace Accommodation

All the rooms of the hotel contribute generously towards Atrium becoming one of the most craved-for luxury hotels of Rhodes. The Deluxe, Executive, Superior and Presidential Suites of the hotel tribute to the lush and plush of the lodgers.

You can go to Visit http://www.atriumhotels.gr/ for more Details

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Kalathos Beach, Lindos, 85102 Rhodes – Greece
Tel.: +30 22440 31601/31602/31623,
Fax: +30 22440 31600

Top Beaches in Rhodes Alluring Human Minds since Centuries

The islands of Greece offer myriad tourist attractions that appeal the travelers from across the planet, especially during summers. Rhodes being one of the most popular tourist attractions of Greece welcomes its visitors with lusty and sexy beaches, beaches that are of international repute. The summer sun and the golden sand of these beaches work as a nice blend of natural beauties and work as a magnet for the travel-freaks. Top beaches in Rhodes are although stay crowded throughout the year.

Most of the Rhodes beach hotels stay full booked during June and October.  Rhodes offers a wide assortment of spellbinding beaches. The sandy coastline is appealing enough for those who love to play in the sun with the abundant sea kissing their feet every now and then. These beaches of Rhodes are studded with bars, taverns and hotels so accommodation comes easy for Rhodes visitors. Water sports are also largely played on these beaches. Some of the top Rhodes beaches are as follows.

The Kalathos Beach

Kalathos village Rhodes Greece
Kalathos village Rhodes Greece

The Kalathos Beach is located 50 kilometers south-west from Rhodes city central. The beach in daytime looks mesmerizingly golden and the crystalline sea water splashes on the lusty beach with enough valor and thrust. You can take bamboo umbrellas and wooden sun beds for rent.

The Kallithea Beach

The Kallithea is considered as one of the top beaches in Rhodes which is located 10 kilometers south-east from the city of Rhodes. Hot springs are the prime points of attraction for the visitors of this beach. With pine and palm trees rowed around the coastline and the golden sand rightly contrasted by the bluish green colored water have been attracting minds since centuries. The beach is undoubtedly one of the top beaches in Rhodes.

The Faliraki Beach

Faliraki Beach Rhodes Greece
Faliraki Beach Rhodes Greece

Faliraki is located to the north-east of the city of Rhodes. The beach is just a few kilometers away from the city central and the coastline of the beach is bejeweled with elegantly golden sand and greenish blue seawater. The water is absolutely crystallite so you can take a easy look through. The 4 kilometer spanned wide beach is studded with some of the best restaurants, pubs and bars of Rhodes and provides ample opportunities for both water sports and beach sports lovers.

The Monolithos Beach

Monolithos beach in Santorini Rhodes Greece
Monolithos beach in Santorini Rhodes Greece

The Monolithos beach is known for its serenity and tranquility. Those who have enjoyed life to the fullest and want to spend a few peaceful days in this blessed city of Rhodes, can easily head towards Rhodes straight away from the Diagoras as it’s not so far from the international airfield. The beach has a distinctive look with the white sand reflecting the sunrays and in night, turning to an enchanted slice of land. It’s also attributed with a swarm of Rhodes beach hotels.

Memorable Holidays for Kids in Rhodes

Rhodes Island is ever welcoming with its bountiful beaches and the host of historical places, monuments and other buildings. The island of Rhodes is a great travel destination for those who have kids to take along during holidays. Memorable holidays for kids in Rhodes are assured with the beautiful landscape of the island city, the appealing beaches coupled with pellucid sea water, everything whispering welcome to the ears of travel freaks from all around the world. For the kids, however, the island is a fun place to roam round. The beaches and the city various entertainment means and historical marvels as well. All these attractions can tantalize the nerves of the young people, especially the kids.

Intensive Care and Superb Customer Service

All the hotels in Rhodes are manned with specially trained professionals who can well take care of kids, listen to their incoherent talks with utmost importance and can arrange special dishes and gifts for them to keep them happy. Their sublime responsibility remains to ensure safety and security for the kids. This actually helps the kids to enjoy their holidays while their parents can enjoy themselves with peace of mind.

Swimming Destinations in Rhodes

Swimming pools are attached with many of the resorts and hotels of Rhodes. These swimming pools are intended for the kids having endless fun. They are offered with a wide array of watersport options. Playing watersports in Rhodes beaches and swimming pools is an activity the kids and their parents crave for.

Camping around Rhodes

Parents can take their kids to different historical places that are dotted all across the island of Rhodes. These travel destinations of Rhodes can make the holidays for kids in Rhodes etched in their memories for their lifetime. Camping around Rhodes must cover places like Rohdini Park (a sheer mishmash of abundant natural beauty and architectural excellence), Rhodes Aquarium (a beautiful reservoir of aquatic creatures) and endless.

Sports Activities

Memorable Holidays for Kids in Rhodes

As mentioned earlier, Rhodes is a great place for watersports and other types of sports as well. The kids can take part in various watersports along with their parents to feel the warmth of the sun, the naughtiness of the sea and the excitement of the golden sand. Watersports in Rhodes include surfing, rafting, kayaking, water polo and swimming. The water park of Faliraki offers a wide array of watersports to the kids.

Visiting Historical Places

Rhodes as a historical city has been preserving the memories of valorous knights, the wise kings and the prophetic philosophers and scientists. The city bears the signs of medieval age and the whole of Rhodes can literally work as a time-machine for your kid. Don’t forget to take them to the great Palace of the Grand Master, the Archeological Museum, the Medieval Town and the Street of Knights, places that still hold back the glam and glory of ancient Greece. These historical places can become great learning places for your kids too.

Essential Guidelines for Having a Safe Road Trip

Essential Guidelines for Having a Safe Road Trip

There are many such people on this earth who enjoy traveling a lot. They strongly feel that no holiday is complete unless it is enriched with some great experience of traveling. A trip that is well planned always makes for a thoroughly enjoyable holiday. A holiday that is packed with some great experiences of traveling will certainly be cherished for the rest of the years to come. It is necessary for you to ensure that you travel in a relaxed way. When you are planning for a family trip, one thing that you need to ensure is that you need to make each and every person of the group feel comfortable. It is always necessary to ensure that the holiday is spent in the best manner.

It may appear to you that it is very tough to accomplish each of the objectives. So, one thing that is very essential for you is to get familiar with good tips on traveling. Following proper tips will help you to have a memorable experience of traveling. Traveling has several different manners. One among those different types is road trip. A road trip can certainly be highly exciting for a traveler. Travel tips will help you to travel in the best way. Some of those immensely helpful traveling tips have been shared with you in this article.

Useful Tips on Road Trip

  • You Must Not Rush– One of the major rules of having a road trip is that under no situation you should hurry. You must not rush irrespective of what situation you are in. It may happen that you do not have much time for your packing. Even if it is such a situation, you must do the packing with a lot of care. Those things that you simply cannot do without should be taken first. You may leave out those things that are not much essential for you. If you rush yourself while doing the packing, there are severe chances that you will miss out on much important stuff. It is also not wise to pack a lot earlier. You will then have to open and close the bag again and again. The best time of packing is the night before the day you set off to travel.
  • Make Sure That the People are Entertained– Road trip can really get boring if you do not keep enough options for entertainment. Each and every member of the group should be continuously entertained so that traveling becomes a pleasure. Nobody should feel bored during the road trip.
  • Ensure Availability of Time– When you are having a road trip there is not the tension of reaching the airport within time. Therefore, keeping sufficient amount of time in hand is not that difficult. A road trip should have flexible time schedules so that it can be enjoyed to the fullest.

The above mentioned guidelines will certainly help you to have a very enjoyable road trip. A traveling program that is well planned always makes for a delightful holiday.

 

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3 Speciality In-House Restaurants in London Hotels

The capital city of London boasts several 4 star and 5 star hotels, offering exclusive dine in space within their premises. These London hotels  are spread across the city, inviting people from all over the world to dine at their speciality restaurants. From Japanese to Chinese and British, these restaurants specialise in serving different world cuisines. You will find many contemporary as well as traditional eateries within these hotels, giving authentic tastes from every country.

Here are five best in-house restaurants that you cannot miss out when you stay at central London hotels:

The Rib Room Bar & Restaurant – British Cuisine

The Rib Room Bar and Restaurant
The Rib Room Bar and Restaurant

Within Jumeirah Carlton Tower, you will find The Rib Room Bar & Restaurant, offering elegant space for lunch, dinner, and private dinning. This restaurant in Knightsbridge displays best of British cuisine, prepared using fresh, seasonal produce. The restaurant has a choice of menus including, classic, breakfast, Sunday lunch, seasonal, private, set, and for children. Relish world famous roast rib of beef along with 450 different varieties of wines and champagnes. The Rib Room Bar offers a fine range of quality cocktails with light bites. There is a separate cigar bar selection where you can enjoy premium varieties of cigars too.

Grand Imperial – Cantonese Cuisine

Grand Imperial – Cantonese Cuisine
Grand Imperial

If you love Cantonese cuisine, then think no more than Grand Imperial restaurant in The Grosvenor Hotel. You will find everything authentic about private dinning at this restaurant. From its ancient artwork and calligraphy to sumptuous Cantonese cuisine, Grand Imperial offers everything special to travellers. It features its own grand entrance at Buckingham Palace Road and is best to savour Chinese New Year menu. Head Chef Rand Cheung holds years of experience in creating fine Cantonese dishes for visitors. He uses only fresh sourced ingredients and serves a selection of barbecue, seafood, abalone, dim sum, and stir-fried meat at this restaurant.

Benihana Restaurant – Japanese Cuisine

Benihana Restaurant – Japanese Cuisine
Benihana

It is a classic teppanyaki restaurant chain within Grange St Paul’s Hotel, offering yummy Japanese food. The charismatic chefs here toss fresh vegetables, seafood, and meat onto their traditional ‘Hibachi Grill’ tables. They conjure up some authentic dishes right in front of your eyes. Signature menus here include miso soups, meat, seafood, and tempura. You can also taste some classic grills from Benihana, prepared using very best ingredients available in the market. Enjoy best Japanese main courses here, such as Samurai special served with miso or onion soup, king prawns, and rib eye steak.

These in-house hotel restaurants in London welcome hordes of visitors every year to taste their world specialities. While staying at top hotels in London, you can enjoy eating in their on-site restaurants.

Author’s Bio: Sonam is a dedicated travel writer, who works with Londonhotels4u.com. On this website, you can book best London hotel rooms as per your preferred budget.

Tips to get enchanting trip with never ending fun

Today, booming market of the hotel industry has brought it quite close to us. It is not just a place to stay and eat. Rather, there are many more facilities provided by the hotels for the guests visiting the hotels. The needs of travelers are fulfilled with the wide range of servicesThere are many reasons for which an individual has to stay in a hotel. Some of the reasons are travelling, city tour, business, family occasion, research work, etc.

Tips to get enchanting trip with never ending fun

How to get grand hotels that meet your needs?

You can now get wide services for any type of need within the premise of a grand hotel. It is possible to have a look at the list of hotels through internet and visit the suitable one according to the food, stay and facilities offered. It is a crucial role for the staff members to fulfill the needs and desire of each guest visiting their venue. The quality of the trip will depend on the selection of hotels.

What should you keep in mind while choosing a hotel?

There are many factors which must be considered before choosing a hotel. Some of the factors include:

·  Comfortable room with clean atmosphere

·  Modern ambience

·  Tasty and delicious food

·  24 hours wake up call service

·  Luggage pick up and drop service

·  Internet access

·  Side seeing for people coming for a vacation

If you need any more facility apart from the above list, you can easily ask the hotel authority for the same.

Speak about the purpose before choosing a hotel

Hotels are available in different variety. Two major types of hotels are business hotels and resort hotels. Business hotels are basically a variety of hotels where people come to stay for business purpose. If you are willing to stay in a hotel for business purpose, facilities like seminars, conference facilities, internet facilities, complimentary breakfast will be mandatory. But, if you are willing to stay in a resort for touring, many more exciting and adventurous deal must be associated with the hotel where you are staying.

How to enhance your trip?

If you are willing to enhance your trip with many more facilities, a comfortable stay will be the first criteria. You must wish to stay in such a hotel with the help of which you can get pleasure all around. The hotel must provide you with a guide and car facilities from the travel desk through which you can easily see various tourist spots. You can now get options on the vehicle that you will choose for the city tour. Many people have a fascination about a vehicle for the trip. You must get a travel-desk in the hotel that can provide you with option on a vehicle.

Your stay will be remembered for years with personalized treatment at Tauá Grande Hotel e Termas de Araxá. Staff members of the hotel group will never give you a chance for complaint. Even businessmen can easily get a comfortable business trip with the well-known business hotels in the city.

Author’s Bio

Luizz is an individual with plenty of knowledge about package tour. He can easily provide you with a list of good hotels that can provide you with a comfortable stay. Tauá Grande Hotel e Termas de Araxá is a name in the market for a comfortable stay with great ambience.

Top Tips for the Virgin London Marathon

The Virgin London Marathon is the biggest in the world, and attracts thousands of competitors both amateur and professional. Its picturesque course around the River Thames, friendly atmosphere and sense of history had made the London marathon one of the most popular in the world.

Virgin London Marathon

For many people, the marathon is only one reason to visit the UK, and a great idea is to plan a trip to London around the event. If you are visiting the UK from abroad, or from another part of the country, here are some tips to help you get the most out of your visit.

Tips for beginners
Be prepared for crowds. Public transport will be similar to rush hour throughout the day, and some stations may even close temporarily to help ease congestion. Don’t be alarmed by the number of people, the city of London is well rehearsed for large crowds after the recent Olympic Games.

Plan your travel for the day before you leave, and travel light. You will be on your feet for most of the day if you are competing or watching the race. Leave valuables in your room and don’t forget a rain coat in case London gets any April showers.

Where to stay
For those running or wanting to catch all the action, it’s best to stay overnight in London for the nights prior to and after the marathon. There are all types of accommodation options on offer, from backpacker hostels to luxury 5 star hotel rooms. Prices may be a little higher due to the high demand, but you will find it’s worth paying a little extra to be close to the event, and all the action surrounding it.

Winding down after the big event
After the Virgin London Marathon is over and you have aching feet and a sense of achievement from finishing the event, you may be wondering what to do next. We recommend taking a short train ride to Oxford to relax in peace and quiet and soak up the famous atmosphere and history.

It’s easy to find rest and relaxation in Oxford with its beautiful architecture, rich history and friendly locals. Harry Potter fans will be in heaven when they discover the tailored tours that visit locations filmed in the hit movie series. If you have any energy left after the big race, try one of the cycling tours to get a unique view of the city.

Kerasma Restaurant offers Greek gastronomy cuisine

Kerasma Restaurant offers Greek gastronomy cuisine  in a relaxed, casual place where you can enjoy the best Greek products at a reasonable price. From the many restaurants in rhodes this is really an advertise for the greek gastronomy. Kerasma is known for its polite service and serves best desserts. The menu was varied with a twist on greek food.

Kerasma Restaurant interior
Kerasma Restaurant interior
Kerasma Restaurant, Rhodes Greece
Kerasma Restaurant, Rhodes Greece

Kerasma creating the team of Kerasma chefs, headed by the Michelin star-awarded Lefteris Lazarou, as well as the wine-stewarding team, the sommeliers, headed by International Association of Sommeliers (ASI) President Costas Touloumtzis. These leading chefs using authentic Greek products such as olives, olive oil, feta cheese, yogurt, mastic, honey, saffron, wine, fresh fruit and vegetables, fish and so on in preparation of great recipies

Price: Moderate
Price Range: USD 20 – 35
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups

Kerasma Restaurant is situated near the famous “Bar Street” in Rhodes Town.

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Location: Georgiou Leontos 4-6, Rhodes Town, 85100, Greece
Phone: (+30) 2241 401387
Web Site: http://www.kerasmagastronomy.com

Must See Places in Rhodes Greece

The picturesque Rhodes island is one of the most beautiful places to visit in Greece and besides being an island, this place has a lot to offer. If at Rhodes, there are a few things that every tourist would want to see and get that perfect vacation. We, after going through a pretty competitive list, have penned down a few ‘Must see places’ at this brilliant piece of land in the middle of Greece waters.

Here’s the list:

Street of the Knights:

Spirit of the Knights Boutique Hotel Rhodes Greece
Spirit of the Knights Boutique Hotel Rhodes Greece

This street boasts of being the most photographed place in all of Rhodes. This could also be a reason that this street makes the list on our article. The street starts just from the ‘Place of the Grand Masters’ and leads right to the middle of the city. Work of building this street started around the 14th century that explains its gothic architecture and a few restoration work was completed as early as the last century. Being the most visited place, makes this a must see in the island of Rhodes.

The Place of the Grand Master:

The Place of the Grand Master rhodes Greece
The Place of the Grand Master rhodes Greece

The Place of the Grand Master was originally built by the Knights of Rhodes which was completed in the 14th century. The original structure was destroyed in an explosion caused by the stored ammunition and needed a major restoration process. This was done by the Italians who occupied Rhodes in 1912 and was built as a holiday residence for Victor Immanuel III and later for Benito Mussolini. An interest in histpry and monuments can definitely draw the crowds here.

Kallithea Spa:

Kallithea Spa Rhodes Greece
Kallithea Spa Rhodes Greece

Now, when you have a holiday plan, this may sound as the most relaxing part of the holiday. It’s not any disappointing than that, at the same time it’s water that springs from the rocks that surround the Kallithea Bay. These waters have claims of curing Liver, Kidney and other ailments. Legend has it that even Hypocrates, who is considered the father of all Greek physicians, has drawn waters from these very springs. If there was a location for relaxing naturally, why miss the opportunity.

Archaeological Museum:

archaeological museum of rhodes greece
Archaeological museum, Rhodes Greece

The Rhodes museum is one the most interesting places for someone who appreciates collectibles. Building this museum was started by Grand Master de Lastic in 1440 and was completed by Grand Master d’Aubusson. Mosaic flooring and the funeral remains of the Knights of Rhodes form the major part of this museum.

These are a few of many places that Rhodes has to offer as a tourist destination. The beautiful island has a lot to offer and a lot that can be explored in this Greek island.

Hamburg – the new Berlin

Hamburg - the new Berlin

Hamburg, the second largest city in Germany, has traditionally lived in Berlin’s shadow – but not anymore.

The northern metropolis has become a media and industrial hub in modern times, with Hamburg now one of the most affluent and best places to live anywhere in Europe.

And tourists can’t get enough of Hamburg’s charms. From art to history and music to marathons, the city now attracts over four million visitors each year. Read on to find out about some of the interesting and innovative places to visit when staying in a Hamburg hotel this year.

St Michaelis Church
A truly iconic landmark of Hamburg, visitors are drawn from across both across Germany and further afield to gaze upon and worship at St Michaelis Church. The glorious Baroque building was originally constructed in 1786 and is dedicated to the archangel Michael. One of the main attractions of the building is the glorious bronze sculpture of Michael vanquishing the Devil, which welcomes tourists as they enter through the main entrance.

Today, visitors can climb St Michaelis’ 132 metre-high spire, where they will be able to soak up fantastic views of Hamburg’s skyline and harbour district.

Tierpark Hagenbeck
Hamburg Zoo  was originally opened in 1907 and is the rival of any in Europe. The zoo was the first to pioneer cageless exhibits, and it still uses moats to this day to improve visitor experiences by providing them with panoramic and lifelike enclosures.

The zoo has 210 different species of animals, with tourists able to feed the hugely popular elephants, lions and polar bears during their trip to this highly-respected conservation centre.

Hamburger Dom
The Dom is the largest fair in Germany and can more than match anything Berlin has to offer in terms of excitement. Held for 30 days in spring, summer and winter, it is located at the heart of Hamburg in front of St Mary’s Cathedral. Tourists can not only enjoy its Ferris wheel and other fairground attractions but buy local delicacies and products from the Dom’s market stalls.

Long Night of Museums
This renowned event sees many of Hamburg’s excellent museums and cultural institutions throw open their doors for an all-night extravaganza. The idea might have originated in Berlin but Hamburg has perfected it. Around 40 top attractions, including the Museum of Arts and Crafts and the Deichtorhallen, stay open into the night, allowing visitors to enjoy their collections in the unique moonlit conditions.

Hamburg State Opera
The city’s opera company is the envy of art lovers across the world, with Hamburg one of the leading lights in staging productions. Opera dates back to 1678 in the city and is now housed in the innovative Staatsoper building. The company has received international acclaim for its pioneering programme and tourists are as likely to be able to enjoy a world premiere of new and exciting shows as an operatic classic.