Palma de Mallorca is not only the capital of the Balearic Islands, but a wonderful starting point for discovering Mallorca. The vibrant city is perfect for short city breaks and restful beach holidays; there are over 200 beaches along the diverse, 550 kilometres long, coastline. Crystal-clear turquoise water, thousands of caves and numerous monuments – to list only the spellbinding Cathedral of Santa Maria of Palma – make the destination definitely worth visiting.
Paphos is an ancient city, the historical capital of Cyprus, and a beautiful coast with subtropical vegetation. It is located in the southwestern part of the island. The legend has it that it's the place where Aphrodite - the Greek goddess of love - emerged from the sea. Small, yet breathtaking sandy beaches, crystal clear water with magnificent monuments inscribed by UNESCO on the World Heritage List.
Italian city, located on Sicily - the biggest island of the Mediterranean sea. Catania is located on the eastern coast of Sicily and faces the Ionian Sea. Moreover, Catania is located at the foot of Mount Etna – a still active volcano. Interestingly, two rivers near Catania – Longane and Amenano – run under the city, the latter of which is visible at one point near Piazzo del Duomo.
Brindisi is located on the heel of the Italian boot, by the Adriatic sea in the region of Apulia. The name of the city derives from the Messapian word "Brention" - head of deer - which refers to the shape of the port, as it looks just like the head of the animal. Brindisi is located nearly 115 kilometres from Bari – the capital of the region of Apulia. The chief attraction is of course the enormous port. Tourists may also derive pleasure from sandy beaches and wonderful weather.
Located in northwestern Sardinia and referred to as the capital of the coral coast (Riviera del Corallo), as well as little Barcelona (Barceloneta), it is considered one of the island’s most charming cities. Beautiful bays, long beaches, Capo Caccia and Neptune’s Grotto – one of the biggest sea caves in Italy, the historical old town; there are definitely many reasons to visit Alghero.
Southernmost country in Europe, it has over 300 days of sunshine a year. Malta consists of three inhabited islands: Malta, Gozo and Comino. Valetta is the capital of the country. Interestingly, Malta is the second – after Vatican – most Catholic country in the world.
One of the biggest Bulgarian cities (fourth in terms of size), it is located in the southern part of the Black Sea coast at the Burgas Bay. It is a perfect starting point for those looking forward to exploring nearby resorts like Sunny Beach, Pomorie, and historic towns: Sozopol and Nesebyr. Near the city are three coastal lakes: Lake Atanasovsko, Lake Burgas, and Lake Mandrensko.
The capital of Cantabria, it is located in northern Spain next to the Bay of Biscay. Over 70 beautiful beaches and 6500 caves can be found there. Close to the city is the Cave of Altamira; discovered at the end of the 19th century, the walls of the cave are decorated with beautiful, multicolour mosaics dating back to the Paleolithic era.
The biggest city in Greece. The name of the city originates from Athena – the mythological Greek goddess, who gave the city the most useful gift: an olive tree. The city is abundant in ancient monuments. It is located on an seismically active sedimentary rock mass. Athens has a hot-summer Mediterranean climate.
Western boulevards and eastern alleys, ruined notable palaces and apartments whose modern architecture draws attention, and - above all - a calm sea with wondrous beaches: those are things which make Odessa worth visiting. Odessa is a port town with a complicated history, which enchants with its multiculturalism and atmosphere of days gone by. The city's diverse architecture allows to travel through past epochs and styles.
Castellón de la Plana is a small town located in the eastern part of Spain; it belongs to the Valencian Community, which is about 75 kilometres from Castellon. Castellón is located on the Costa del Azahar: the Orange Tree Coast. The name of the region is not accidental, as in this region of Spain – especially near Castellon – one may smell the pleasant scent of flowering citrus trees.