Friday, 27 February 2009
Thursday, 12 February 2009
Downtown Athens is a shoppers paradise. Besides the areas of the Plaka and Monastiraki which are well known to travelers for their large variety of tourist shops all of central Athens is a shopper's Mecca. Streets that were once choked with traffic have now been closed to all motor vehicles and this diverse shopping area has become a walking shoppers paradise with every kind of shop you can imagine, and some you never imagined existed. There are street merchants selling everything from scarves to devices that make stuffed grape leaves or hollow out a zucchini. The clothing shops have quality men and women's apparel from all over the world and the shoe stores make you wonder why your choices at home are so limited. Check out Spiliopoulos towards the bottom of Ermou where I buy my shoes. It is like a shoe-free-for-all that can be like the NY Stock Exchange during a buying frenzy. If you go to the end of Ermou and turn right on Athinas Street there are a number of clothing shops where you can find more casual stuff, jeans, T-shirts and these wild Polynesian shirts that I am not allowed to get because they make me look like I weigh 300 pounds (according to my wife). Speaking of weight there is a clothes shop on Athinas street between Ermou and Agia Erinis with clothes for big people. Really big people. On the same street you can buy cool souvenir shirts, not like the ones they sell in the flea market or the Plaka. The kind that even Greeks buy.
Tuesday, 10 February 2009
Visit the open-air Galaxy Roof restaurant or sip your favourite cocktail at the rooftop Galaxy Bar, both featuring the best view of Athens and the Acropolis. Sample light snacks and Japanese delicacies at the Aethrion Lounge and enjoy Mediterranean flavours at the Byzantine restaurant. During summertime, enjoy a relaxing day by the largest hotel swimming pool in the city or have an outdoor lunch at the Oasis Bar & Grill. Athens attractions near the hotel include the Acropolis and the Ancient Agora as well as the shopping district of Kolonaki.
The hotel is just 25 minutes away from the airport by direct subway. It features 22 meeting rooms for 2 to 1300 people, a 24-hour Business Center and an Executive Lounge with Acropolis view, offering coffee, drinks and light snacks. All rooms have balconies with either Acropolis or Lycabettus hill views.
Thursday, 5 February 2009
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Old Compton Street (OCS), Soho's main drag, is often called the gayest street in Europe.
The Admiral Duncan
The good ship Duncan, one of the capital's best-loved queer haunts, sails on. A traditional, endearingly rough around the edges boozer, the sounds at the Admiral Duncan remain firmly rooted in those halcyon days of the 1980s and 1990s.
Open Mon-Sat, noon-11pm, and Sunday, noon-10.30pm
For something a little more mature, Barcode is the place mostly post-30s gay men assemble nightly. A cruise-y joint, Barcode isn't averse to a muscle or two. Try downstairs for dancing; Tuesday nights are the side-splitting Comedy Camp. So don't forget your corsets.
Open Mon-Sat, 4pm-1am and Sun, 4pm-10.30pm
The Box is famous for its worked-out-to-within-an-inch-of-their-lives barmen. It attracts a similar type, but also a scattering of savvy media types from nearby Covent Garden. Its walls are often given over to some hot new happening gay artist.
Girls just wanna have fun at Candy Bar, the UK's first women-only venue with a licence to strip! The erotic dancers in the basement are poles apart.
Open 7 days a week from 5pm onwards
Bovver boots and bomber jackets are the uniform of choice at this renowned trad drinking hole in Soho. But don't let that mislead you. Comptons sees plenty of cruising, but no bruising.
Open Mon-Sat, noon-11pm, Sun, noon-10.30pm
The Duke of Wellington
This hugely popular "local" pub, slap-bang in the middle of Soho, is a one-up, one-down. The Duke of Wellington is warm and welcoming downstairs, chic and chilled upstairs.
With no fewer than 4 floors of pleasure to choose from – a ground bar, a lounge bar, a piano bar and a club bar – The Edge is like the Empire State Building of gay abandon. A Euro-style fooderie during daylight hours, it turns into a throbbing nightclub at sundown.
Open Mon-Sat, noon-1am, Sun, noon-10.30pm
For something a little livlier, try Escape. With its shiny floor and disco music, designer-clad young lads and an up-for-it attitude, Escape is a bijou space that's a great pre-club dance bar.
Open Mon-Sat, 3pm-3am
First Out Café Bar
It's like those heady student days all over again. Head to First Out for veggie food, cheap drinks... hell, even art exhibitions. Right, who's for a debate about world peace? First Out has it all.
Open Mon-Sat, 10am-11pm and Sun, 11am-10.30pm
Mad as a box of hair, with fish tanks, kids' wallpaper and funny space-age banquettes, intimate pre-club fave, the Friendly Society is fun, fun, fun. (With a bit more fun on the side).
The name leaves you in no doubt as to what to expect. The G-A-Y Bar is all velvet and va-va-voom, with video screens beaming out Kylie, S Club, Gloria Gaynor et al. There's a girls' bar in the basement.
Open Mon-Sat, noon-midnight and Sun, noon-10.30pm
Halfway to Heaven
A popular stop-off point on the way to the celestial-sounding superclub (see Heaven), Halfway to Heaven is the calm before the storm. There are no frills to speak of in this everyman's boozer, but the atmosphere is friendly.
Open Mon-Sat, noon-11pm and Sun, noon-10.30pm
The King's Arms
Brad Pitt was once spotted enjoying a pint of good ol' British here. But for the most part, the King's Arms is home to friendly bears hustling pool with their nearest and dearest.
Candles and a stylishly eccentric decor give the Ku Bar an old-curiosity-shop ambience that will inject a breath of fresh air into your social schedule. Popular with a young crowd.
Polish off some tasty grub from the extensive menu, then dance it off in front of the huge video screen playing the latest hits downstairs. Kudos attracts a particularly multiethnic crowd.
Open Mon-Fri, 3pm-11pm, Sat, noon-11pm and Sun, noon-10.30pm
Aptly named, the Village is like several venues rolled into one. Stretched over 3 distinctive floors, the diverse decors – everything from Morocco to the musicals, boudoir to Buffalo Bill – alongside a young, mixed Euro crowd ensure you'll never get bored at Village Soho.
Open Mon-Sat, 11.30pm-1am and Sun, noon-midnight
The Mayfair Bar
Sip classy cocktails in the heart of influential Mayfair at the intimate Mayfair Bar. You'll find an unusual and refreshing mix of drinks, expertly made by the skilled Mayfair bartenders. This is a place to snuggle away; unwind by the recessed fireplace and enjoy the original artwork, sense of privacy and the luxurious surroundings.
Not hugely Canadian (or French, for that matter), Quebec is a trad bar loved by people who consider themselves too old, proud or too out-of-shape to wear skinny-fit tees.
Open Mon-Wed, noon-1am, Thu-Sat noon-2am, Sun 1pm-midnight
The Retro Bar
At the Retro Bar, skinny indie boys and babes in Adidas and drainpipes pogo to the latest and greatest alternative offerings from Britpop and across the pond.
Open Mon-Sat, noon-11pm and Sun, noon-10.30pm
A suave retreat away from the hustle and bustle of London's hub. If the suited banker boys don't grab your attention, then the beautiful bar tenders serving up colourful cocktails will. The food at Rupert Street is a treat, too. Rammed most Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights, with the chitter-chatter flirting often spilling out onto the street.
Open Mon-Sat, noon-11am and Sun, noon-10.30pm
Hunky lads, pumping tunes and even a name that reminds you of your first Ford Escort are among the delights of 79 CXR. And with a tasty, varied menu, an outside seating area and friendly bar staff, who could ask for anything more?
Open Mon-Sat, 1pm-3am and Sun, 1-10.30pm
The Yard Bar
The Yard Bar is popular with the office boys and money men. Comfy sofas, cheery staff and open-air drinking make it the perfect place to relax at the end of the working day.
Open Mon-Sat, 5-11pm and Sun, 5-10.30pm
In fact, it has developed at such a rate that it is now considered the gay capital of Europe. Stroll around any one of London's gay neighbourhoods (Vauxhall, Soho, Islington, Hoxton) and you are bound to discover some restaurant gems.
If you need some inspiration however, below are some of the best.
A real institution, the Soho branch of Balans has become a hotspot for visitors from around the world. The vibe is relaxed and friendly, the food is well priced but it's the location – bang in the middle of happening Old Compton Street – that really attracts the crowd. Happily, you'll also find branches of Balans in Kensington, in Chiswick, and in Earl's Court.
First Out Cafe
A cosy and very popular restaurant in St Giles Street, the First Out Café claims to be the first gay café in the West End. As well as serving delicious vegetarian food, First Out also hosts exhibitions and party nights.
Slightly off the beaten track in Hackney, the very stylish Bistrotheque is well worth a visit. Inspired by traditional English and French cuisine, the food is superb and immaculately served. When it comes to entertainment, Bistrotheque likes to camp it up with acts that include Spanky is a Gang-Star, Lipsinkers and Baby Dee.
Coffee, Cake and Kink
The coffee is fairtrade and freshly roasted, the cakes are homemade and delicious and the kink comes in the form of exotic books, prints, art and cards. The cheery proprietor at Coffee, Cake and Kink says his vision for his café is to "provide people with the sweeter things in life."
Over the last 17 years, the gorgeous Steph's has received a variety of awards for its food and ambience. Featuring classic British comfort food, diners can expect delicacies like fish and chips served in real newspaper and homemade pie of the day served with mash. The high-kicking line of painted flamingos set the scene in the totally fabulous Steph's.
Les Trois Garcons
The interior of the gloriously flamboyant Les Trois Garcons is almost museum worthy. Resplendent with stuffed animals covered in jewels, antiques and chandeliers, this restaurant takes high-camp to extremes. It's a firm favourite with the glitterati who come not just for the décor but also for the very fine food.
The Providores and Tapa Room
Run by the superb chef Peter Gordon, The Providores provides Marylebone High Street with its very own foodie heaven. At street level, the Tapa Room offers fantastic casual dining, while upstairs the Providores dining room serves unbelievable food in slightly more formal surroundings.
Alisan is an exciting restaurant conveniently located for the new Wembley Stadium. It's named after the Alisan Mountain in Taiwan, made famous in an old Mandarin folksong. It specialises in dim sum and Cantonese cuisine and there's a mezzanine cocktail lounge serving yummy snacks and drinks. The decor is bold and contemporary with blues, purples and pinks creating a dramatic ambience.
1. Fat Tire Bike Tours - London
2. National Gallery
3. Imperial War Museum London
4. Churchill Museum and Cabinet War Rooms
5. Shakespeare's Globe Theatre
6. HM Tower of London
7. The Original London Walks
8. Sir John Soane's Museum
9. Westminster Abbey
10. Wallace Collection
With the annual London Pride Festival, London's Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, and arguably the most eye-opening gay club nights you'll find in the world, there's something to keep you entertained all year round.
Wednesday, 4 February 2009
Hotels in Valletta allow travelers to be right in the heart of Malta. When staying in Valletta, cheap hotels are plentiful, allowing even the unseasoned traveler to enjoy the sites for extended vacations or just the weekend. Valletta hotels offer a wide array of amenities to accommodate all travelers, including discount hotels. Valletta is readily accessible by the many hotels in Valletta, which are all easy to find at medestino.com
Hotels in Timisoara run from the expensive Vila International (originally a villa for Ceausescu), to much more economic lodgings. For information on discount hotels, Timisoara cheap hotels and other budget accommodations, go to medestino.com
The eastern coastline and the southern tip of the Sinai have a number of beach resort regions, though by far the most developed region is the region in and around Sharm el Sheikh. At the other end of the Gulf of Aqaba to the north, Taba has also seen significant development, including an attempt to reproduce the success of El-Gouna on Egypt's mainland Red Sea coast in a project called Taba Heights. Between Taba and Sharm el-Sheikh, the major resorts are found at Nuweiba and Dahab.
The simplicity of sun, sea and sand. The luxury of five-star hotels, water sports, shopping and entertainment. This is Sharm El Sheikh, one of the most accessible and developed tourist resort communities on the Sinai peninsula. All around are Bedouins, colourful tents, mountains and sea.
Formerly Known in Egypt as Ghardaga, Hurghada was at one time just a simple fishing village. But now, with it's crystal clear water, untouched reefs and a multitude of ship wrecks, it has become one of the best Egyptian tourist destinations. With more than 20 km of hotels along the beach, Hurghada can satisfy the needs of every visitor, from scuba diving to windsurfing to desert safaris. One can choose from the finest 5 Star Hotels to simple Guest Houses, and everything in-between.
El Gouna, the Red Sea's Premier Leisure Destination, is built on 10kms of scenic beach front; boasts unique; diverse architecture. Spread across a myriad of islands interlinked together by beautiful turquoise lagoons, El Gouna offers a wide range of accommodation facilities, from comfortable guest houses to luxurious beach-front resorts. Once in El Gouna you will find a wide variety of activities to keep yourself busy. El Gouna is a diver's paradise with internationally certified diving centres. Windsurfing, kite surfing & first professional centre in Egypt, water-skiing, para-sailing, snorkeling; many other water sport activities are available. El Gouna is very popular amongst SCUBA diver so try one of our El Gouna diving holidays.
Dahab ,the Arabic word for gold, and it is almost certain that this locale in eastern Sinai derived its name from the fine yellow sand that colours its beaches. Though it has not yet achieved the popularity of Sharm el Sheikh to the south, Dahab has a growing following, and the name may soon refer to the wealth that tourism is bringing to the small Bedouin village of Assalah. The combination of soft sand, gorgeous blue water, and a luxuriant strip of palm trees is pulling in the world. Dahab was originally a Bedouin fishing village that today is world-renowned for its windsurfing because of the reliable winds that provide outstanding flat water conditions.
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Prague, the capital city of Czech Republic, has come a long way from the turmoil of World Wars and suppression of post war era in hand of Soviets. Today with the boost in tourism, Prague hotels have contributed respectably in making this city one of the richest cities in Eastern Europe. Located on a picturesque valley by the Vltava River in central most part of Bohemia, this vibrant tourist destination of Europe can be best enjoyed from the comforts of various Prague hotels. The cultural diversity and vibrancy of Prague is best explained by the bunch of names it has gathered, like "city of a hundred spires", "the golden city", "the Left Bank of the Nineties", the "mother of cities", and "the heart of Europe". Tourists can enjoy all these by staying in the affordable hotels in Prague. History lovers can enjoy the richness by residing in any of the affordable Prague hotels. The present day Prague hides many anecdotes from history in its backyard. The city prospered during the 14th century under the reign of Charles IV and became the actual capital of the Holy Roman Empire. The greatest structures from this era include the oldest gothic cathedral in central Europe, the Saint Vitus Cathedral and the Charles University, which is the oldest university now in central Europe. Prague hotels also allows to reminiscence the memories of important figures of history and literature such as Franz Kafka, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Charles IV who spent certain periods of their life in this beautiful city of Prague.
Once you've had enough of culture, and are in the mood for nature, head down to the Ardastra Gardens & Conservation Center, where over 300 kinds of animals live in a natural and protected environment. Also, explore nearby Cabbage Beach, one of Paradise Island's famous beaches. Look through medestino.com to find the best deals on Nassau hotels, including budget and discount hotels in Nassau.
It’s easy to have a great time in Mykonos because of the many discount hotels
Known as one of the party places of the Balearic Islands, Majorca has so much more to be discovered, with resorts to suit all tastes its understandable that visitors return year after year. Just 2 - 2 and a half-hours away from the UK, Majorca entices many travellers to explore its many coastal resorts. Magalluf is renowned for its lively party atmosphere into the early hours, Santa Ponsa is a popular family resort and Playa de Palma boasts one of the best beaches in Majorca. Alcudia, in the North of the island, offers a slice of history from its medieval town with a contrast of beach filled days there's so much choice at this popular coastal resort. Come and explore the other fantastic resorts available at this sunny haven.
Home to a selection of hotels and apartments there is something to suit all budgets and needs, whether it is a specific star rating, board basis or facility, Majorca can cater for everyone. Families flock to Majorca each year for the huge variety of activities available day and night. A family favourite is a day at the fun filled water parks of either Magalluf or Alcudia enjoying the outdoor pools and water flumes. Are you brave enough to experience the Kamikaze? Don't tire yourself out too much for the night comes alive and its party time. Magalluf is a favourite with young adults and provides an adrenaline filled atmosphere into the night. For a more tamed down evening opt for the pretty resort of Puerto de Pollensa and enjoy a drink overlooking the glistening sea in one of the many beachfront cafes.
Beyond the beaches and bars Majorca has many areas to be explored. Head to the Caves of Drach and see the fascinating underground beauty, take a trip to Palma, Majorca's capital, for a spot of shopping. With so many shops you'll be spoilt for choice or opt for a gentle stroll around the old castles and cathedrals. Whatever you want to do Majorca has it all from lazy days to history to the lively Majorca hotspots.
Ljubljana (pronounced Loob-li-yana) is the capital of Slovenia. Residents claim it was founded by Jason and the Argonauts of ancient Greek legend, but the oldest ruins found here are Roman. Ljubljana has a small but charming Old Town with such a relaxed, laid-back atmosphere it would be easy to stay here for a whole vacation, let alone a weekend. Ljubljana has many excellent sidewalk cafes and an exciting nightlife. Guests staying in Ljubljana hotels can easily do a walking tour of the Old Town. Ljubljana Castle and the nearby Tower offer some great views. Here a “virtual museum” allow you to ‘fly’ through the city’s history. Visitors will also want to see the Art Nouveau Buildings, the Triple Bridge and Presernov trg (Main Square). For magnificent frescoes, see the 18th century Cathedral of St. Nicholas. Also well worth a visit is the National Museum.
Hotels in Ljubljana cater to every travel budget, from the very expensive to the bargain rate. For information on discount hotels, Ljubljana cheap hotels and other low priced accommodation, go to www.medestino.com.
Holidays in Greece provide the perfect opportunity to discover the rich cultural heritage, unrivalled architectural sights and fascinating history that is sure to satisfy even the most ardent history lover. If you're looking for holidays with golden sandy beaches washed by the calm azure waters then Greece is the perfect destination. Amazingly, Greece has 1400 islands scattered like jewels across the crystal clear waters of the Aegean Sea. Holidays to the Greek islands are extra special because each island is unique, possessing it's own individual characteristics.
Scuba Diving: Sharm el Sheikh, along with Hurghada, is where it all started. These where the first two destinations of the nearly 20-years-old diving history of the
Snorkeling: Snorkeling is the watersport par excellence in the
Watersports: The Red Sea Riviera is not only scuba diving! The sea here is a paradise for a number of watersports, and some destinations are particularly famous because of their perfect conditions for one activity or the other.
When you think of board sports, as windsurf and kite-surf, you think of five main destinations: Dahab in Sinai, and El Gouna, Hurghada, Safaga and Marsa Alam on the
Dubrovnik has a main street called Stradum, which is said to be the busiest street in Croatia.
Its tourist shops are in buildings that go back to the 17th century, and at one end is the beautiful Onofrio’s Large Fountain, built in 1444. Guests staying in Dubrovnik hotels can visit, among many other attractions, the 14th century Franciscan monastery, magnificent Luza Square and the 16th century Sponza Palace. The 17th century Dubrovnik Cathedral is also a popular site.
Hotels in Dubrovnik cater to all travel budgets, from the expensive to the bargain rate. For information on discount hotels, Dubrovnik cheap hotels, hostels and other low cost accommodations, please go to medestino.com.
Romania has many cities worth visiting while there but the city of Constanta is one of the best in the country. The city of Constanta is home to some very nice attractions including the Constanta Casino, the House with Lions, the Archaeology Park, and Ovid;s Square dedicated to the poet. Constanta is a great city filled with many discount hotels to stay in while touring all of the lovely attractions there.
Constanta is a city in Romania where people love to stay because of all the amazing hotels in Constanta available there. Staying in this city near the casino and the Archaeology Park is simple with the numerous discount hotels available for visitors to the city to stay in. The best source one will find when searching for the best deals on hotels is EasyToBook.com. Booking here is the best way to get you first choice of hotle sin Constata.
The largest city in Morocco, Casablanca is also the most famous. Subject to French rule throughout the majority of World War II, this area features a mélange of cultural influences that result in it being quite a diverse and exciting place to visit to this day. Viewers of the famous film of the same name might be surprised to find a bustling metropolitan center awaiting them, quite unlike the desert region seen on the screen. While here, be sure to visit the famous Casablanca Technopark for a look at where this region of the world is heading in the future. You can also see history and culture in the famous port of Casablanca, as well as the Cathedrale Sacre Coeur, a French Catholic cathedral that is one of the oldest to be found in this part of the world.
Those visiting Morocco know how hard it can be to find discount hotels; Casablanca is certainly no except. If you want to see the sights of this beautiful city without draining your wallet on lodgings, go with the services of a booking agent like medestino.com.
If you want an attraction near the big hotels in Cancún, the El Rey Ruins is always a good choice. For a small fee, you will gain access to one of the world’s biggest Mayan Ruins. Near the ruins is the Interactive Aquarium or Acuario Interactivo. This sea-world like attraction allows you to swim with the dolphins and study sea life up close. You’ll find various discount hotels Cancún has to offer close to most tourist hotspots. Cancún cheap hotels can be extremely hard to book during super peak season so it’s best you prepare well in advance.
As one of the world’s most famous capital cities, Cairo is usually a place where you will devote an entire vacation, and not simply a weekend. Cairo however, can be seen in a relatively short period of time and Cairo hotels are starting to offer better and better short term city break options to guests. Hotels in Cairo have always had an exception reputation but there now in Cairo, discount hotels and a relatively new phenomenon for Cairo, cheap hotels that are aimed at the mass international tourism market. If you are looking for any of these, then check out what is available from www.medestino.com before you make any final decisions.
The mosque of Muhammad Ali is one of the most magnificent examples of Islamic architecture in the world and is located in the heart of Cairo. The gates of the old city are also spectacular examples of Islamic design. The Sultan Hassan Mosque and the Al Rifa’i Mosque are also two items that you should make sure you see for yourself. The Egyptian museum is also one of the best places in the world to see and learn more about ancient Egyptian culture. The Khan el-Khalili is also a very lively and entertaining area of the city.
Bulgaria holidays have something for everyone hence its growing popularity with British tourists, so if you're in search of an all inclusive holiday, value family holiday or a budget holiday Bulgaria holidays are the perfect choice.
Many hotels in Barcelona are situated nicely to allow tourists perfect access to the Gothic Quarter, Barcelona’s old city. In the Gothic Quarter, visitors can view many old sites where Roman structures are often still visible. Housing some of the Barcelona’s most spectacular architecture, this area includes the Catedral, The Palau Reial Major, St. Martí, and a pair of museums, the Museu d’Història de la Ciutat and the Museu Frederic Marès. Museum and art lovers both will want to catch the Museu d’Art Comtemporani, located near the Rambla, and the Museu Picasso.
Barcelona is well known for its beaches and Olympic port, located in Barceloneta. Also famed in the city is the Rambla, a pedestrian thoroughfare, home to a massive shopping district and leisureplex, where entertainment abounds throughout the week and over the weekend. Barcelona has it all, if shopping is what you are looking for, including the Boqueria, Barcelona’s largest indoor market. If hilltop views of spectacular scenery are more the thing for you, Barcelona won’t disappoint. Outdoors types should make sure not to miss Tibidabo and Montjuïc. When travelling to Barcelona, cheap hotels are not hard to find. Just check with www.medestino.com for Discount hotels. Barcelona is one of the must-see cities in Spain, and the abundance of good Barcelona hotels makes it a popular destination for tourists arriving at Barcelona Airport (in El Prat de Llobregat) from all over.
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The Athens International Airport Eleftherios Venizelos ( named in honor of the great Cretan politician Eleftherios Venizelos) began operation in March 2001 and replaced the
The plans for transfer of the airport from Hellenikon between Alimos and Glyfada to another location began from the late 60's when
In the early 1990's, the Hellenikon airport could not handle the increased passenger demands of the future - unless extended. As an extension was now impossible, and the complaints about noise, pollution and high risk to multiply, the Greek Government took the decision to transfer the airport in an area outside the town namely in Spata. Finally on July 1995, the German company Hochtief took over the construction of the new
In accordance with the standards of IATA the
The airport has one main terminal and a satellite one, it has 2 runways corridors , the first with dimensions 4000 m. length and 45 metres width and another one with 3800 meters length and 45 metres width . Both runways have ILS system.
Monday, 2 February 2009
The very definition of a perfect city,
A vacation means shopping and the huge Galeria Mokotów has it all. You could spend all week in it and not see it all. For those that love a good bargain, the Arkadia is the mall for you. The Old Town Market Square is a sight that everyone must see. Destroyed during the war and then rebuilt, its beauty shows everywhere just as the Royal Castle does. There's shops, pubs, restaurants, artists selling their work, merchants ready to barter and the most beautiful cathedrals. The kids will love Lazienki Park & Chopin's Monument (aka Palace on the water). Young lovers (when not in the 'Ground Zero' nightclub) hang out as well as kids to feed the fish and go on boat rides. Do not leave Warsaw without tasting their famous brew.
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Choose your accommodation in Venice historic centre, in Mestre or in Venice Lido. Hotel in Venice is set in Venice and can count on a direct and long-lasting relationship with the Venice hotel owners and managers. That’s why it offers customers a complete and safe service taking advantage of its personal connection with the territory and the main tourist operators.
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The Skanderbeg Square is one of the central features of the city, but for a more historical perspective a tour of the Castle of Tirana, the Kalaja e Tiranës, gives visitors a glimpse into the distant past.
There are many other historic and modern areas to visit in the city and most are located close to discount Tiranë hotels that offer visitors excellent accommodation at reasonable prices.
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Staying at budget Tiranë hotels also provides the opportunity to treat yourself to a cultural performance at the National Theatre.
If music is more to your liking the National Gallery of the Arts provides classical, jazz and band performances.
The National Historic Museum is a great place to explore if you want to see the rich history of the region, combined with art, architecture and culture. Visitors will find there is a wealth of historic and modern events and sights to see in the city and the staff at Tiranë hotels can provide additional information as to what is happening during your stay.
Visitors to the St. Alexander Nevski Memorial Church, constructed between 1882 and 1912, will enjoy this spectacular cathedral sized church with its beautiful golden and copper domes. The Rotunda of St. George was a Roman temple built in the fourth century and rebuilt in the sixth century after a fire damaged part of it. It is Sofia’s oldest preserved building. For visitors that enjoy beautiful architecture, the Church of Nedelya with its neo-Byzantine architecture and huge dome will delight them. The square has a 79-foot bronze statue of Sofia, goddess and protector.