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Reine, Norway

Reine is a fishing village and the administrative centre of the municipality of Moskenes in Nordland county, Norway. Wikipedia
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Euro B - Bled Slovenia
Bled Slovenia

Bled, a Slovenian resort town in the foothills of the Julian Alps, is set along the glacial Lake Bled. On a cliff overlooking the lake is the 11th-century Bled Castle, which houses a museum, chapel and printing press. Atop an inslet in the lake’s center is the Pilgrimage Church of the Assumption of Maria and its steep staircase and bell tower.

Euro C - Germany
Quedlinburg, Germany

Quedlinburg is a town situated just north of the Harz mountains, in the district of Harz in the west of Saxony-Anhalt, Germany. In 1994, the castle, church and old town were added to the UNESCO World Heritage List. Wikipedia
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Euro D - Zermatt, Switzerland
Zermatt, Switzerland

Zermatt, in southern Switzerland’s Valais canton, is a mountain resort renowned for skiing, climbing and Alpine recreation. The town of Zermatt (elevation: 1,620m) is set below the iconic, snowcapped Matterhorn peak. Its main street, Bahnhofstrasse, has upscale boutiques, lodging from luxurious hotels to modest chalets, and a lively apres-ski scene. There are public outdoor rinks for ice-skating and curling.

Euro E - Aiguèze, France
Aiguèze, France

Aiguèze is a commune in the Gard department in southern France. Since 2005, Aiguèze has been a member of Les Plus Beaux Villages de France, the first such location in Gard. Wikipedia
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Euro F - Lacock, England
Lacock, England

Lacock is a village and civil parish in the rural county of Wiltshire, England, 3 miles from the town of Chippenham. The village is owned almost in its entirety by the National Trust and attracts many visitors by virtue of its unspoiled appearance. Wikipedia
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Euro G - Reine, Norway
Reine, Norway

Reine is a fishing village and the administrative centre of the municipality of Moskenes in Nordland county, Norway. Wikipedia
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EURO H - Procida, Italy
Procida, Italy

Procida is one of the Flegrean Islands off the coast of Naples in southern Italy. The island is between Cape Miseno and the island of Ischia. Wikipedia
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Euro I - Sintra, Portugal
Sintra, Portugal

Sintra is a resort town in the foothills of Portugal’s Sintra Mountains, near the capital of Lisbon. A longtime royal sanctuary, its forested terrain is studded with pastel-colored villas and palaces. The Moorish- and Manueline-style Sintra National Palace is distinguished by its dramatic twin chimneys and elaborate tilework. The hilltop 19th-century Pena National Palace is known for its whimsical design and sweeping views.

Euro J - Korčula, Croatia
Korčula, Croatia

Korčula is a Croatian island in the Adriatic Sea, off the mainland’s Pelješac peninsula. The town Korčula is known for the medieval towers and walls fortifying its harbor. Its central square features the Cathedral of St. Mark, begun in the 14th century. The island’s beaches include Vela Przina, a wide crescent that’s popular with families, and Pupnatska Luka, a turquoise cove.

Euro K - Bickensohl, Germany
Bickensohl, Germany

Bickensohl is located in the region of Baden-Wuerttemberg. Baden-Wuerttemberg’s capital Stuttgart (Stuttgart) is approximately 138 km / 86 mi away from Bickensohl (as the crow flies). The distance from Bickensohl to Germany’s capital Berlin (Berlin) is approximately 643 km / 399 mi (as the crow flies).

Euro L - Hallstatt, Austria
Hallstatt, Austria

Hallstatt is a village in Austria’s mountainous Salzkammergut region. Its 16th-century Alpine houses and Gothic Catholic church sit on Lake Hallstatt’s western shore. A funicular connects to Salzwelten, an ancient salt mine with a subterranean salt lake and multimedia presentations on the village’s mining history. To the west, a trail leads to the Echern Valley with its glacial potholes and Waldbachstrub Waterfall.

Euro M - La Rock France
La Roque-Gageac. France

La Roque-Gageac is a commune in the Dordogne department in Aquitaine, southwestern France. Perched above the Dordogne River, the village is a member of the Les Plus Beaux Villages de France association. Wikipedia
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Euro N - Portree, Isle of Skye, Scotland
Portree, Isle of Skye, Scotland

Portree is the largest town on Skye in the Inner Hebrides of Scotland. It is the location for the only secondary school on the Island, Portree High school. Public transport services are limited to buses. Wikipedia
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euro O - Greece
Oia, Greece

Oia or Ia is a small town and former community in the South Aegean on the islands of Thira and Therasia, in the Cyclades, Greece.Wikipedia
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A Greek surprise

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Evia Marmari
The shape of Megali Ammos Beach in Marmari is constantly changing with the wind and the sea.

For the more adventurous the Greece lovers: go out to the south of Evia! Huh? Where? Evia is after Crete the largest island of Greece and even manages to surprise its own population. In particular, a stay in the south is a party, especially if you want to encounter few tourists and loves traditional Greece.

You can Evia difficult overlook. So long and right on the shore of the Athenian Riviera. You get there by a ferry from the mainland or from a bridge at Halkida. But despite its size and its convenient proximity to Athens, the island and especially the southern part has so far managed to escape the mass tourism.

Evia, karystos

The bay of Karystos. A fairly wide sandy beach with a few cozy bars.

Direction Paximadi you may find the most beautiful sandy beaches and bays. The sea water will gradually down here and the water is beautifully clear. There are no facilities, so bring a well-stocked picnic basket with you!

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Authentic Greece

There are currently in South Evia ‘three non-finished Roman pillars “, also referred to as columns. You can made a beautiful walk here. Did you know that a lot of construction on the Italian island of Cilicia, are built with marble of Karystos? During this hike you will learn more of these facts.

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Agios Dimitrios Beach

Agios Dimitrios (on the southern Gulf of Evia). Provide a jeep, because it is a bumpy, steep road towards the beach. In any case you must have a little guts for this ride down.

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Halambro at Cavo D’Oro. Ideal for snorkel diving enthusiasts.

Cavo d’OroThis is the most authentic part of Evia; small hamlets with old stone houses, churches in blue and white and the beaches you see in the distance. It is also called the Golden Cape and a visit should not be missed if you stay in Marmari and Karystos. It belongs to the hinterland of the south and it is as if time has stood still.

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Most beautiful Greek Islands

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Greece has approximately 6,000 Greek islands and 227 of these are inhabited. They are all piece by piece an ideal place for a holiday with sun, sea and sand. They differ from islands with kilometers of beaches to islands with a lovely soft green environment. Besides one island is much warmer or colder than the other. Which are best suited for your vacation? Discover the top ten most beautiful Greek islands.

Greece, RhodosRhodos

Only a few kilometers away from Turkey can you be found Rhodes. This island has a huge amount of beautiful flora and fauna. The interior is mountainous and contains lots of forests and few people. Along the coast, sandy and boulder beaches themselves regularly. With an area of 1,398 km2 Rhodes is the fourth largest island in Greece. The island is also known from Greek mythology. Zeus, the great god, the sun god Helios had forgotten to provide an island and therefore Rhodes rose from the sea as a gift to Helios. Rhodes has been occupied throughout history by many different peoples such as the Romans, Goths, Minoans, Acchaeërs, Arabs and Persians. It is an ideal place for lovers of art history.

Greece, Kreta
Crete

The biggest island of Greece is Crete. The island is 250 kilometers long and even in some places 60 kilometers wide. To top it all keep a little organized, Crete is divided into four provinces. They all have a wonderful climate, rich culture, beautiful nature and a shimmering coastline at their disposal. The stories of Crete go 9,000 years back. The first inhabitants were already on the island around 7000 BC. Crete is not only popular because of its rich history, but also because of the coastline which is over 1,000 kilometers long. So you see everywhere sea and that many people find delicious.

Greece, SantoriniSantorini

Located between Naxos and Crete you can find Santorini. This island consists of six small islands called Aspronisi, Palea Kameni, Thira, Christiani, Thirasia and Nea Kameni. Right in the middle of this small archipelago is a volcano called catered for with a number of outbreaks of the landscape, also called a ring-shaped archipelago. Today Santorini is part of the sixteen Decade Volcanoes of the IAVCEI, an organization for volcanology. These sixteen volcanoes are known for a history of very large eruptions that made for a very special and impressive scenery.

Greece, Zakynthos
Zakynthos

To Zakynthos belongs to the image of a ship wreck on a white sand beach has landed in turquoise blue water. The number of pictures created in this location is unthinkable large. It’s no wonder with such beautiful surroundings. It’s good to stay on the island because the climate is delightful. In the summer months you will be cooled by a fine easterly wind. This wind has ensured that both the Romans and the Venetians the island change it to ‘Il Fiore di Levante “which means” Flower of the East “. According to a myth Dardanus has laid the foundation for the first city of the island. He named the land next to his son, Zakynthos.

Greece, KefaloniaKefalonia

Kefalonia has a difficult name and it is something to see on all the different spellings as used: Cephalonia, Cephallonia, Kafalonia, Cephallenia so on. However you want to spell, the island is located west of Greece in the Ionian Sea. Kefalonia is a quiet island that offers beautiful views of the nearby islands. Between eight and twelve o’clock in the morning there will be four hawksbills to the town of Argostoli to eat fish remains there who throw overboard fishermen. Many people alone come to witness this extraordinary phenomenon.

Greece, Mykonos
Mykonos

The Cyclades is an island group known for the wholly owned pure beauty. Mykonos is part of this. Because the island is mainly composed of granite, the land is hilly, dry and barren and the inhabitants almost always a shortage of water. Because they give their houses flat roofs, they can collect rainwater as well as possible and so they found other ways to live there. Mykonos is not known to have a special history, there are no signs of ancient civilizations. Although tourists still come in droves to go because of the special and almost surreal landscape.

Greece, Corfu
Corfu

On the northern side of Greece, near Albania, is the Greek island of Corfu is also known as Korfu is called. Because there are relatively much rain falls on this island, there is a lot of greenery. The soil is very fertile, thanks to the climate can grow a lot of olive trees. These trees have a long history. In the Venetian time they received a gold piece for every ten olive trees they planted because of the great need for oil at that time. This resulted in an exponential growth of olive trees that are still to be found everywhere. Olive oil which is of a very high quality is also still widely exported. For example, sells Harrods, the famous British department store, only olive oil that comes from this island.

Greece, Naxos
Naxos

In the Aegean Sea, on the other side of Greece, is the island of Naxos. Along with Mykonos, Paros and Naxos is part of the Cyclades. Thanks to a surface area of 448 km2, Naxos can call themselves the largest island of this archipelago. The island is characterized by a rugged and mountainous landscape with many sheep and goats roam. Thanks to these animals, it is possible for residents to export cheese amply. In the valleys you’ll find mostly grapes, olives and citrus fruits that allow many different wines and liquor. Naxos is also known for its beautiful marbles to find. Today there is still quarried marble. Make sure to Zas is not a mountain range of more than 1,000 meters above sea level which can be admired on the island.

Greece, Elafonisos
Elafonisos

Between Peloponnese and Kythira you can find an island in the Ionian sea that Elafonisos is mentioned. The municipality has the same name and contains more islands. The island belongs administratively to Peloponnese. Elafonisos is the largest island of Greece with over 625 people. The island is made on the basis of tourism, shipbuilding and fishing. The beaches there are very quiet and a good reason to without too many people around you enjoy a sunny holiday.

Greece, Skiathos
Skiathos

East of Pelion and north of Evia is Skiathos, a Greek island in the Sporades islands. Skiathos distinguishes itself by a very dense vegetation of pine forests. This walk along the coast into long beaches with beautiful clear waters and white sand. This color palette is a feast for the eyes. Another good reason to go to Skiathos is the wine. Both the sweet wine Moschato as the dark red wine and Skiathos Alypiako wines are known worldwide and are all delightful.

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