Greece lies at the juncture of Europe, Asia and Africa. It is heir to the heritages of ancient Greece, the Roman and Byzantine Empires and nearly four centuries of Ottoman rule. Greece is the birthplace of democracy Western philosophy the Olympic Games, Western literature and historiography, political science, major scientific and mathematical principles, and Western drama including both tragedy and comedy.
Greece is a developed country, a member of the European Union since 1981, a member of the Economic and Monetary union of the European Union since 2001, NATO since 1952, the OECD since 1961, the WEU since 1995 and ESA since 2005.Athens is the capital; Thessaloniki, Patras, Heraklion, Volos, Ioannina, Larissa and Kavala are some of the country's other major cities.
Acropolis of Athens
Temple of Zeus
ACROPOLIS OF ANTHENS
The stunning rock defines the city and is the main attraction when it comes to things to do in Greece.
The Acropolis in Athens is the most famous acropolis in Greece, and the entire world, for that matter.
Things to consider at the Acropolis are the fact that you have to check any bag you are carrying before entering, and during the summer it can get pretty warm on the Acropolis during the peak daytime hours.
The Red Beach found on the Greek island of Santorini is a mesmerizing stretch of red sand that is set against a truly stunning backdrop of scaling red cliffs.
The crystal-clear blue waters of the Aegean Sea uniquely contrast the stunning red-colored sands, all set against a prolific cliff background .
TEMPLE OF ZEUS
The Temple of Zeus in Athens is located near the center of the city, just about a quarter of a mile to the southeast of the Acropolis, and within a quarter mile south of Syntagma Square and the Parliament Building.
An interesting note in the history of the temple of Zeus is that Hadrian, upon dedicating the temple to Zeus, erected two large statues in the center of the building. Both were large and one depicted Zeus, the other one Hadrian himself.
The Plaka in Athens, is the city’s oldest neighborhood, and most of it has been relegated to foot traffic.
Although every day shopping in Plaka is a good day, Sundays are when the masses arrive.
On the Island of Santorini, the stunning vistas and relaxing beaches are mostly what attract visitors to this highly popular vacation destination
Vlihada is a small, coastal village that can be found on the southern side of the island
The history of Spanish people is a mixture of the Roman, Moslem, Greek, Phoenician, and North African people that have, at one time or another throughout history, called the Iberian Peninsula home. With access to both the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean, present-day Spain (which shares the Iberian Peninsula with Portugal) was a vital trading link and entry point into both northern Africa and Southern Europe. The history of Spain has been influenced tremendously by this cross current of ethnicities and religions
Caves of Drach
The Picasso Museum highlights include: Picasso’s childhood drawings made in La Coruna between the ages of 10 and 14, his blue period paintings, and his 44 cubist Las Meninas studies.
Barcelona’s Picasso Museum is composed largely from the private collection of the artist’s longtime friend, Jaime Sabartes.
The running of the bulls in Pamplona Spain was first made famous in Ernest Hemingway’s novel The Sun Also Rises. Since then, tourists have flocked to the Basque town of Pamplona Spain every June to sing, dance, drink, and careen down the town’s cobbled streets with a herd of angry and confused bulls charging behind them during the running of the bulls Pamplona.
Park Guell Barcelona is the perfect setting to enjoy a cold drink, play a game of Frisbee, or simply take in the fabulous views of the city and harbor.
The serpentine bench at Guell Park that encircles the main ground is one of the most unique features of this Alice in Wonderland-like park
CAVES OF DRACH
Of all of the beautiful and adventurous places to go in Mallorca Spain, the most famous tourist attraction is the Caves of Drach (Caves of the Dragon).
The caves consist of 12 main areas and other impressive chambers such as the Black Cave, the White Cave, and the Luis Salvator Cave
Perched atop a rocky mountain and surrounded by yellow hillsides, the medieval city Toledo Spain is one of the oldest towns on the Iberian Peninsula, and a perfect day trip
More than religious architecture, Toledo is known for the imposing Alcazar fortress.
For thousands of years, Italy has been at the forefront of modern culture. The birthplace of the Roman Empire and fountainhead of the Renaissance, Italy has retained a prominent spot atop the global radar since long before the time of Caesar.
Giuseppe Garibaldi formed the current kingdom of Italy in 1861, but the roots of Italian history date back to a largely undocumented tribe called the Etruscans.
Leaning Tower of Pisa
Mount Etna Volcano
LEARNING TOWER OF PISA
The Tower of Pisa is the bell tower of the Cathedral. Its construction began in the august of 1173 and continued (with two long interruptions) for about two hundred years, in full fidelity to the original project, whose architect is still uncertain.
Both because of its inclination, and its beauty, from 1173 up to the present the Tower has been the object of very special attention.
Located on the north side of Vatican City, a spiral ramp leads visitors inside the Vatican museum, a haphazard array of corridors and papal spaces.
Even though the Renaissance paintings garner much of the praise heaped on the museum, the Vatican library holds an impressive and enchanting collection of crumbling documents, medieval treaties and antique books.
The history of Italian opera is forever interwoven with the aristocratic leaders of the time - the musical form was derived from courtly entertainment in palaces all over the world and originally conceived as a recreational activity performed for only the very wealth
Many Italian opera houses built during this time still exist today, and most of them still hold performances on a regular basis.
Piazza Navona Rome is one of the finest squares found in all of the city, and anywhere else, for that matter.
Three magnificent fountains occupy the Navona Square, built upon the ruins of the first century Stadium of Domition.
This explains its long, oval shape and it is a place where ancient Romans used to watch a variety of games and races.
MOUNT ETNA VOLCANO
Standing at almost 11,000 feet, Mount Etna dominates the Sicilian skyline, a vague threat situated near the island's eastern coast.
This is the most active volcano in the world.
The ancient Greeks believed it to be the home of Vulcan, the god of fire - to them, Mount Etna erupting merely meant Vulcan was forging weapons for Mars, the god of war
France is an independent nation in Western Europe and the center of a large overseas administration. It is the third-largest European nation (after Russia and Ukraine).
S ince the 17th century, France has played a major role in European and world events.
In the 20th century, it has experienced numerous crises, including the devastation of two world wars, political and social upheavals, and the loss of a large empire in Indochina, Algeria, and West and Equatorial Africa
Versailles and its Chateau
Grand Theatre - Opera National de Bordeaux
The Eiffel Tower is the most recognizable landmark in Paris and is known worldwide as a symbol of France.
The structure was built from 1887 to 1889 as the entrance arch for the Exposition Universelle (1889), a World's fair marking the centennial celebration of the French revolution.
Disneyland Resort Paris, originally known as Euro Disney, is a theme park run by Euro Disney SCA, 39% of which is owned by The Walt Disney Company, in Marne-la-Vallée near Paris
The park also has its own train station where the TGV (named Thalys when coming from Brussels) stops and its own RER (commuter train) station, so when visiting Paris you can hop on the RER and stop right in the park.
In French & quot;aux Marche Puces de St Ouen" or if we want the real French spelling "aux Marché Puces de St Ouen". Probably the greatest antique market in the world.
VERSAILLIES AND ITS CHATEAU
Versailles used to be an unimportant village a few miles west of France until May 6, 1682 when King Louis XIV moved his court to the Palace of Versailles there. Versailles is now a very bourgeois suburb of Paris.
Grand Theatre - Opera National de Bordeaux
Considered by many to be the cultural heart of the city, this elaborately carved opera house surprises the senses with its fine architecture and interior design as well as its world-class performances
DOCUMENTS REQUIRED FOR GREECE
Passport must be valid for at least 3 months beyond date of departure
Yellow fever certificate if arriving from infected areas. Exempt infants under 6 months.
DOCUMENTS REQUIRED FOR SPAIN
A valid Passport
No compulsory vaccinations
however check travelers have up to date tetanus & polio immunizations.
DOCUMENTS REQUIRED FOR ITALY
Passports must be valid for at least 3 months from the expiry of the visa
No compulsory vaccinations and immunizations needed
DOCUMENTS REQUIRED FOR FRANCE
A valid passport up to 3 months from the expiry of the visa
No compulsory vaccination and immunization needed
Reason why less documents are needed for these countries :
Countries that we have selected Greece,Spain,Italy and France needs only few documents to travel because we are carrying a common visa that is Schengen Visa instead of carrying individual Visa’s for each country.
A Schengen visa allows the holder to travel freely within the Schengen countries for a maximum stay of up to 90 days in a 6 month period.
The Schengen Visa has made traveling between its 15 European member countries much easier and less bureaucratic. Traveling on a Schengen Visa means that the visa holder can travel to any (or all) member countries using one single visa, thus avoiding the hassle and expense of obtaining individual visas for each country. This is particularly beneficial for persons who wish to visit several European countries on the same trip. The Schengen visa is a “visitor visa”. It is issued to citizens of countries who are required to obtain a visa before entering Europe. The purpose of the visit must be leisure, tourism, or business. Upon the issuance of the visa, the visa holder is allowed to enter all member countries and travel freely throughout the Schengen area.
Countries were we can travel with Schengen Visa:
Meals in Flight Vegetarian meal(VGML)
Meats, fish, poultry or eggs will be avoided.
Food included will be pure vegetarian in any style like Indian, Chinese, Continental etc.
Seafood is served in the main course.
Meal includes Appetizer , salad , Pan Fried Cod , Fresh fruit , Bread roll, cheese and biscuits
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Meats, fish, poultry or eggs will be avoided.
The meal will include vegetarian meal with diary products in it.
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Strong spices, big pieces, gravies etc will be avoided.
This will include Bite-sized pieces of food liked by children, as they are easy to and digest and also it will nutritionally balanced.
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Pork, pork products and alcohol will be completely avoided.
Food will be prepared according to the muslim-shariat laws.