Ignite a new passion in 2016! Vacations don’t happen often, so make the most of yours. Sneak a peek at Europe this year, for a glorious time you’ll never forget. Venture into Croatia, Greece, or France for adventures galore. You might never want to leave!
Lovely Croatia lies along the Mediterranean in Southeastern Europe, and boasts an abundance of amazing opportunities for your enjoyment. Don’t miss your chance to spend time sailing along the coast, and explore one of over a thousand islands in the area. Also, find Konoba Opat during the trip, where you’ll be served delicious fresh fish caught by local fisherman.
Meander through any of the eight national parks, especially Plitvice Lakes National Park. Stunning waterfalls and gorgeous walking trails make this one worthy of a long look. Or for a faster pace adventure, visit the zip line in Omiš to soar across a canyon, moving at 65 km/h. (That’s a bit over 40mph.) Prepare to be astounded!
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Nestled in southern Europe, along the coast of the Mediterranean Sea, a couple of lifetimes of exploration await you in Greece. The Acropolis of Athens stands out to visitors as characteristic of ancient Greek civilization. Including the Parthenon, built under order of Pericles, a leader in 5th century BC. Indulge yourself in history with a visit to the Acropolis Museum as well.
Other joys in Greece include the gorgeous beaches, complete with over 2000 islands and islets. Luxurious ferries, as well as airplanes, provide access to the numerous islands. Even if you just prefer to swim, a beach exists for everyone’s tastes, some with extraordinary nightlife, and others quieter.
Don’t miss the Pláka, a lovely, historical neighborhood of Athens, surrounding the Acropolis. Filled with neoclassical architecture, restaurants, and shopping, some call this area “Neighborhood of the gods.” Definitely worth a second glance.
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See the glorious gem of Europe when you visit France, located on the western side of the continent, and bordered by the English Channel, Bay of Biscay, and the Mediterranean Sea. You’ll love the historic Eiffel Tower, amazing works of art at The Louvre, or the Notre Dame Cathedral Paris, built an astonishing eight centuries ago.
Also, don’t miss the Palace of Versailles, built by Louie XIV in 1682. Not to mention the gardens surrounding the palace, which can supply a day’s worth of enjoyment as you meander through the paths and indulge your senses in unrivaled beauty.
For another stunning sight, tour the The Palais Garnier, a 1979-seat opera house, built in the 1800’s for Paris Opera. This prestigious location supplied the setting for the 1910 novel The Phantom of the Opera, as well as being portrayed in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s 1986 musical. Years of history just waiting to be explored!
Don’t neglect your taste buds while exploring France. The world famous cuisine delivers a sensational experience every time. Any kind of food imaginable, from the traditional French onion soup, called Soupe à l’oignon, to amazing wine for every palate. And excellent wine goes perfectly with cheese, so you’ll want to know which combinations taste best.
Restaurants to see include Bistro Paul Bert, where they serve an outstanding apple tart and steak frites. Also Verjus, known for its stellar fried chicken dish. Or taste some caviar at L’Atelier de Joel Robuchon,to indulge your luxurious side.
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