Beaches

Turkey

Turkey is a vast country divided between Europe and Asia. The western part of the country lies on European soil, while the Eastern part, on the other side of the Bosporus, also known as the Strait of Istanbul, lies on the vast Anatolian peninsula.

The country borders Bulgaria to the northwest, Georgia to the northeast, Armenia, Iran and Azerbaijan to the east and Iraq and Syria to the southeast.

Its never ending southern coast hugs the Mediterranean Sea, the Aegean Sea to the west and the Black Sea to the north.

With this huge amount of water washing its soil, it is just logical that Turkey is a paradise for [READ MORE]

French Riviera (Côte d’Azur)

The Côte d’Azur, also known as the French Riviera, is the Mediterranean coastline situated in the South of France.

It became popular in the 18th century, when the British upper class went there to spend their winter holidays.

It has always been considered as an exclusive holiday destination, much loved by aristocrats, artists and celebrities. It is funny though to think that before it was urbanised, the French Riviera was nothing but a long stretch of deserted land, without any attraction.

The first wealthy English moved who moved over there settled quite far from the beach, to enjoy the variety of the vegetation offered in the region.

In the first… [READ MORE]

Corsica

Corsica is a beautiful island situated in the Mediterranean Sea. In geographical terms, it is divided from France by the Liguria Sea, yet it is part of the so-called Metropolitan of France. However, Corsica is nothing like any other French regions, it has more power and is far more independent.

Corsica has had a glorious past, having been occupied and colonised by the Carthaginians, the ancient Greeks and the Etruscans before becoming a Roman Province. In the 5th century, it was invaded by the Visigoths, Vandals, Saracens, Lombards and the Franks. Also in the 5th century the Genoese took possession of the island and ruled it until the 8th century,… [READ MORE]

Florida

Florida, also known as the Sunshine State, is a large state located in the southeast of the US. It has the longest and most beautiful coastlines of the entire United States and borders Georgia to the north and Alabama to the northwest.

Its 1,350 mile-long coastline is washed by the Gulf of Mexico to the west, the Atlantic Ocean to the east and the Caribbean Sea to the south.

It is known for its moderate tropical climate which allows both locals and visitors to surf all year round and enjoy the pleasures of the sea.

You have probably heard of Jacksonville, the largest city in the entire state, and Miami,… [READ MORE]

Portugal

Portugal is situated in Western Europe, overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and borders Spain to the east.

Because of its favourable position, in the past this country used to rule many overseas territories. Today, the archipelagoes of Madeira and the Azores are all that is left of the once glorious colonial empire.

Portugal has a proud history of independence, the many historical events that have taken place on its land and the different cultures that have marked its architecture and mindset are still visible in some coastal regions. Here you may find many brightly painted wooden houses that once belonged to rich fishermen, featuring fancy majolica decorations, and lots of windmills,… [READ MORE]

Morocco

Morocco, also known as Maghreb, is a North African country. It is bordered by Algeria and Western Sahara; its coastline is bound by the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean.

Once ruled by the Berbers, Morocco was colonised by the Phoenicians, the Carthaginians, the Romans, the Vandals and the Byzantines, and became a civilized Mediterranean country. However, things changed as the Muslims took over.

The traces of the passage of these people are visible in major cities such as Casablanca, made popular by the homonymous movie starring Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman, followed by Rabat, Fez, Marrakech, Agadir, Meknes and Tangier.

Each year thousands of tourists visit Morocco, attracted by… [READ MORE]