Saturday, July 31, 2021

MALAYSIA






 Malaysia is a Southeast Asian country occupying parts of the Malay Peninsula and the island of Borneo. It's known for its beaches, rainforests and mix of Malay, Chinese, Indian and European cultural influences. The capital, Kuala Lumpur, is home to colonial buildings, busy shopping districts such as Bukit Bintang and skyscrapers such as the iconic, 451m-tall Petronas Twin Towers. Malaysia is known for its capital city of Kuala Lumpur.


Kualalumpur 

Kuala With its beautiful skyline, cool shopping malls and delicious food, it is a nice place to spend a few days.Admire the architecture of the Wilayah Mosque .Escape from the hustle and bustle of the city, then visit the KL Forest Eco Park that is close to the Kuala Lumpur Tower.The petaling  street market in China Town is a place that you really must see when you go to Kuala Lumpur. The colours, smells and sounds, it can feel overwhelming, but this is definitly a part of Kuala Lumpur too. Admire the beautiful Sultan Abdul Samad and Merdeka Square.The Petronas Twin Towers are the iconic image of Kuala Lumpur. The two silver towers are more than 450 meters high and connected to a walkway. Battu cavesLarge limestone caves that are more than 400 million years old. Several cave temples have been made here since the 19th century. The large cave can be visited free of charge via the Rainbow Stairs: brightly coloured stairs that lead you all the way up to the caves.




George Town


George Town is a large city on the island of Penang in northwestern Malaysia. The city is known for its special cuisine (a mix of Chinese, Indian and Malay), but also for the street art and the beautiful buildings influenced by the Baba-Nyonya culture. George Town is completely full of cool street paintings. moving towards one of the most beautiful buildings of George Town.The Blue Mansion The official name of this indigo blue building is Cheon Fatt Tze Mansion, it was built at the end of the nineteenth century by the rich merchant Cheon Fatt Tze.Visit the Clan Jetty just before sunset. These are long jetties with houses built on wooden poles. Chinese clans have been living here for a century and a half, hence the name Clan Jetty.The Chinese origins  were soon mixed with Malaysian culture, creating a new unique culture in Penang. A new language, new kitchen, new rituals, and a different clothing style. The Penang Baba-Nyonya culture is still characteristic of Penang and George Town. kek lok  Si temple. This Buddhist temple is eight kilometres outside the centre and is really huge! It is the largest Buddhist temple in Malaysia.




Borneo

The island of Borneo is the 3rd largest island in the world. It consists of Malaysia, Indonesia and Brunei. This beautiful island is a true paradise for nature lovers, adventurers and divers. Borneo is known for its pristine rainforests, colourful coral reefs, white beaches, palm plantations and has a population with ancient traditions.Long stretched beaches, towering palm trees and green dense jungle. The northernmost part of Malaysian Borneo, called Tip of Borneo, is an unexplored area where you feel like a real explorer. Away from busy cities, this is Borneo is an oasis of peace and nature.




Danum Valley

A visit to Danum Valley is adventurous .It is one of the oldest rainforests in the world and chock-full of wildlife.It is a beautiful area for hikes and to spot birds, animals, reptiles and all kinds of insects. With 130 million years, it is one of the oldest rainforests in the world. Even older than the Amazon rainforest (which is 60 million years old). This beautiful jungle is over 438 square kilometres in size and in healthy condition due to years of conservation. Danum Valley has been recognized as having one of the most complex ecosystems in the world.




Kota Kinabalu

it is a large city in western Malaysian Borneo, located in the state of Sabah. Kota Kinabalu is used as a base for Malaysian Borneo. From here you can climb Mount Kinabalu , or go island hopping in Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park.



Melaka

Melaka, also known as Malacca or Malacca, is a city in southern Malaysia.Melaka has been a Dutch colony for 183 years. And that is clearly reflected by the architecture on Dutch Square.Melaka is known for its delicious food, called Nyonya. This is a fusion between Chinese and Malaysian dishes that are quite spicy.On the beach of Melaka, you will find a magnificent mosque, the Meleka Straits Mosque. The colours (white, blue and gold) in combination with the sea make this a beautiful place that you absolutely must-see. The best view here is during sunset.The Sultanate palace is a wooden replica of the real palace of Sultan Mansur from the 15th century. It is made according to traditional building technology with associated material. Nowadays the palace houses a cultural museum called Malacca Sultanate Palace Museum.Melaka is full of beautiful street art. Entire buildings are painted or decorated with graffiti. You can find one of the most beautiful walls near Dutch Square, at the Kiehl’s office.



Flights from India to Malaysia

Air India Express has announced direct flights from Indian cities including Trichy, Kochi, Hyderabad, and Chennai to Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia.Carriers flying from India to Malaysia are Air Asia, Malindo Air, Malaysia Airlines, Air Asia.


Visa

 The Malaysia entry Visa is valid as a tourist visa for Indian Citizens. The Single Entry visa allows for stays up to 15 days in Total. You can get your eNTRI Visa online now.


Hotels in Malaysia

Victoria Garden Hotel



Tien Hotel


Shangri La's Tanjung  Aru




Rosa Malacca



Sri Lanka


Sri Lanka is known to the world as the “Pearl of the Indian Ocean” for its picturesque wonders of the Sea surrounding Sri Lanka and sparkle as a tempting wonder in Asia. Sri Lanka has become a captivated tourist destination not just for it`s mesmerising tropical climate but also for impeccable mountains and rivers, impressive rain forests, spectacular historical places and the culture; not to mention the extraordinary Sri Lankan cuisines. Sri Lanka offers an unforgettable journey for all kinds of travellers within these iconic borders by giving the chance to spend a leisurely vacation ultimately extending your experience to an exciting adventure.

 

Things to do

 Visit Dalawella Beach

If you’ve researched your trip to Sri Lanka on Instagram at all you most definitely will have seen this swing. It used to just be a swing used by locals hanging out this gorgeous stretch of coastline, but the minute a few visiting tourists got some sick sunset shots on the swing and posted them on the ‘gram, it’s been a top spot to visit in Sri Lanka.

 


Get cultured in Kandy

If you’re lucky enough to be in Sri Lanka in late July or early August, then you need to experience the famous Esala Perahara Festival (also known as the Festival of The Tooth Relic). It takes place in Kandy and is the largest Buddhist celebration in the county, attracting up to a million people over the ten-day festival period.

 Think decorated elephants, fire jugglers, dancers, drummers and fire breathers taking to the streets to form one spectacular and super colourful parade.

 


Take to Kandy to Ella train

 The most famous train ride in Sri Lanka is the train from Kandy to Ella, that winds it’s was cross country and past hundreds of acres of super green tea plantations. The train can be quite crowded with many people hanging out the train doors and trying to squash into the train carriages and standing for long periods.

 Overcrowding aside, it’s one of the most beautiful train rides in the world and ends in Ella, a picturesque town in Sri Lanka’s hill country.

 


Go surfing in Weligama

In English Weligama translates to “Sandy Village” which sums up this beautiful bay in the South of Sri Lanka perfectly. Weligama, and nearby Midigama, is one of the best places in Sri Lanka to go surfing thanks to perfect waves sets and a long, untouched coastline.

 Beaches here are a little more wild than on the East coast, whcih only adds to the charm of the area. It’s also famous for the fishermen who stand on stilts in the water, and are probably some of the most photographed people in Sri Lanka!

 Weligama is also home to the Cape Weligama Hotel, one of the most luxurious hotels in the country with the most beautiful half moon swimming pool, perched on a hill and overlooking the ocean.



Visit historic Dambulla

Just a 20-minute drive from Sigiriya is the important town if Dambulla, also part of Sri Lanka’s cultural triangle. Dambulla is most famous for The Golden Temple and the Dambulla Cave complex which tourists can visit.

 The temple and caves have been a sacred pilgrimage site for over 22 centuries and according to UNESCO it’s the most well-preserved cave temple in the country. The cost of tickets to visit is just $10 per person.

 


 Hiking in Knuckles Mountain Range

The Knuckles Mountain Range is one of the lesser known places to visit in Sri Lanka, a factor that makes hiking here all the more special. You will be lucky if you come across even one other tourist, with most people visiting the area locals who consider this their little hidden gem.

 The views are beyond spectacular driving up through the mountains, past smaller hills, waterfalls, rivers and even tea plantations. It can get very windy up here but the hiking is out of this world and the views will honestly make you realise why Sri Lanka is one of the most beautiful countries in the world.



Climb Pidurangala Rock

Opposite Sigiriya is Pidurangala Rock, which I think is the best place to hike for spectacular views of Sigiriya. You can also do a relaxing boat trip in the area, across a lake filled with lily pads and with gorgeous views of Sigiriya in the distance.

 It only takes 30 minutes to hike up Pidurangala but the views are spectacular and it’s worth the climbing over rocks and sweat it takes to get put here!

 



 

Climb Sigiriya Rock

No visit to Sri Lanka would be complete without visiting the country’s most famous rock fortress, Sigiriya. Whether you visit for sunrise or sunset Sigiriya Rock Fortress is a view to behold.

 The site itself is teeming with history, from the ancient fortress at the top, to the famous Lion rock and the sprawling water gardens.

 


Do an elephant safari

By far one of the top things to do in Sri Lanka, going on an elephant safari was always going to be top of this list. Sri Lanka takes great pride in protecting their elephants, and killing one of these gorgeous protected species carries the death penalty. There are currently between 2,500 and 4,000 wild elephants in Sri Lanka, with many now living in National Parks as the country becomes more developed.

 The best places to go on safari in Sri Lanka include Kaudulla National Parl and Minneriya National Park in Central Sri Lanka and Yala National Park down south. You can see up to 300 elephants, in herds of 15 to 20 at a time, walking with their young, bathing or eating their insanely huge daily intake of grass!

 


Whale watching in Mirissa

Besides going on an elephant jeep safari, whale watching off the coast of Mirissa was one of the most memorable experiences I had in Sri Lanka. There aren’t too many places in the world where you are almost guaranteed to see Blue Whales, the largest mammals on earth, just an hour out to sea.

 You’ll also spot dolphins, pilot whales and a whole range of other marine life, if you’re lucky.

 


Take a plane ride

If you’re looking for a REALLY unique activity to do in Sri Lanka, why jot sign up for a plane ride in a tiny Cessna plane, where the pilot even lets the front passenger to have a chance at flying the plane!

 Cinnamon Air and a few others companies offer domestic flights within Sri Lanka, making it easier to get from places like Jaffna to tourist hotspots such as the beach es down south or the cultural triangle in the middle of the country. We flew from Jaffna to Sigiriya and it was one of the coolest things I’ve ever done in Sri Lanka!

 


Find Sri Lanka’s best beaches

With over 800 miles, or 1300km, or uninterrupted coastline, one of the absolute best things to do in Sri Lanka is to go on a beach hopping adventure. Whether you go north or south, east or west, there are secret beaches, fun beach bars, surf spots and coconut lined stretches of sand in every direction.

 Some of my favourite beaches can be found on the Southern coast next to Mirissa and the quieter eastern beaches like Pasikuda, where you’ll have miles and miles of remote sandy beaches all to yourself.


FOOD
From among a vast range of dishes to eat in Sri Lanka.Start off the list with Fish Ambul Thiyal (sour fish curry), the most popular among the various fish curries available. The most important ingredient here is the dried goraka, a small fruit that gives the fish its sour flavor. Kottu is Sri Lanka’s version of a hamburger. A type of roti known as the godamba roti is fried and chopped with a selection of ingredients handpicked by you. Kukul Mas Curry is the good old chicken curry you cannot go wrong with. It is infused with local spices and a generous dollop of coconut milk to thicken the gravy. Gotu Kola Mallung (Salad) is a native plant, and the salad is made by combining it with tomato, coconut, chilli and shallots.


  






 HOTELS 

The Long House

Tri

Taru

Fort Printers 





 FLIGHTS

The cheapest flight from India to Sri Lanka is from Chennai to Colombo, with airfares starting at INR 8591.2The most popular airlines flying from India to Sri Lanka are AirAsia India, US-Bangla Airlines, Qatar Airways ,Sri Lankan Air Lines,Go Air .The most popular city destinations in Sri Lanka are Colombo, Nuwara Eliya, Koggala


Best time to visit 

  • In a nutshell, the best time to visit the west and south coasts and hill country is from December to March, while the best weather on the east coast is from April/May to September.

  • Visa 
  • Visas on arrival are available. You will have to provide the details of the trip beforehand. Also, your passport must be valid for at least 3 months after your expected date of departure. Yes, Visas on arrival are available.

Friday, July 30, 2021

JAPAN

                                                                                                                



Japan is an island country in East Asia, located in the northwest Pacific Ocean. It is bordered on the west by the Sea of Japan, and extends from the Sea of Okhotsk in the north toward the East China Sea and Taiwan in the south.Japan is known worldwide for its traditional arts, including tea ceremonies, calligraphy and flower arranging. The country has a legacy of distinctive gardens, sculpture and poetry. Japan is home to more than a dozen UNESCO World Heritage sites and is the birthplace of sushi, one of its most famous culinary exports.Tokyo is the most populated city in the world.


      Unlike most countries that are one solid land mass, Japan is actually a group of islands that form a country, typically referred to as an archipelago. The Japanese archipelago consists of 6,852 islands. While only 430 of those islands are inhabited — Honshu is considered the main island.
     
Things to do in japan :

Tokyo
  
Soak in the traditional Japanese culture, learn about modern life in the city, become a real-life cartoon character and people watch until your head spins. Also you get the chance to enjoy both city life and natural landscapes.Tokyo is also famous for Anime, electronics, manga, and video games.



Kyoto

The cultural capital of Japan. Kyoto is a city on the island of Honshu. It's famous for its numerous classical Buddhist temples, as well as gardens, imperial palaces, Shinto shrines and traditional wooden houses. It’s also known for formal traditions such as kaiseki dining, consisting of multiple courses of precise dishes, and geisha, female entertainers often found in the Gion district.



Osaka

It is known for its modern architecture, nightlife and hearty street food and is  surrounded by a moat and park with plum, peach and cherry-blossom trees. Sumiyoshi-taisha is among Japan’s oldest Shinto shrines. To shop vintage and eat takyaoki you have place like Amerikamura and Tsutenkaku and Shinsekai is place where the past and present coexists.



Shinjuku City

 apart from large shopping malls, tons of restaurants and bars and some of the tallest buildings in Tokyo, the area also contains many scenic green parks to relax in.Towards the left of Shinjuku station is the area’s skyscraper district. Here you will find some of Tokyo’s tallest buildings. Many of these are hotels, but the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Office stands out with its two towers reaching 243 meters.Koreatown in Shin-Okubo has an assortment of Korean shops and restaurants along its main road, selling K-Pop music and merchandise, Korean groceries and other Korean food.Shinjuku gyoen is the relaxing haven  located in the center of the Shinjuku area, offering a mass of greenery and a calming atmosphere. 



Shibuya

 people of all ages because of its good mixture of traditional and modern culture.Shibuya station is the second busiest railway station of Tokyo, handling on average 2.4 million passengers each day. We have got the  busiest pedestrian crossing in the world that is  Shibuya Crossing.focusing on the traditional aspects of Japan starting with the Meiji Shrine. Meiji Shrine is an old shinto shrine in Harajuku area and it is the most visited shrine in Japan on new years day. The shrine itself is surrounded by nature, and it has a beautiful Japanese-style garden called Meiji Shrine Imperial Garden.


Okinawa

The main island of Okinawa is home to a number of amazing places. Naha city is the prefectural capital of Okinawa and boasts a number of famous tourist spots such as Shurijo Castle and Naminoue Shrine. Shurijo Castle was an iconic structure in Okinawa with has a long history. Okinawa is a group of about 160 beautiful islands located in the south of Japan. The archipelago is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Japan, known for its tropical climate, white sandy beaches, colourful coral reefs and rich culture. The culture of Okinawa is very interesting and it is quite different from other parts in Japan. As Okinawa is very close to Taiwan and China, the Japanese, Taiwanese and Chinese cultures have mixed together here and have resulted in Okinawa’s unique culture.There are also some historical spots, including a number of World War II sites, to be visited.Must visit place is  Churaumi Aquarium, one of the most beautiful aquariums in the world. The three-storeyed aquarium will allow you to admire more than 700 species of marine life diverse and unique.



Oita

Oita Prefecture in Kyushu is surrounded by mountains and sea and would make an excellent place for relaxation and light sightseeing.Beppu is one of the most famous areas in Japan to enjoy natural hot spring baths. Festivals throughout the year, and interesting wildlife, Oita is a great place to spend time.there are many places to visit in Oita such as Onsen, Global tower,Mount Takasaki monkey land and National park,Marine palace Aquarium Umitamago,Kunisaki peninsula.






Flights from India :

New Delhi to Japan 
Mumbai to Japan
Bengaluru to Japan
Chennai to Japan
Kolkata to Japan
The average flight time between India and Tokyo (Japan's capital), is 7 hours and 15 minutes. This has been calculated based on journeys departing from New Delhi.ANA (All Nippon Airways), Vistara, Japan Airlines, SriLankan Airlines and Air India all fly direct to Japan.


Visa
 
All Indian nationals require a visa to enter Japan. Indians must apply for a Japan visa prior to their travel.However applicants should not apply for their visa earlier than 45 days from intended date of travel.


Hotels in Japan :

The Peninsula Tokyo



Hotel Aqua Citta Naha



PARIS



 Paris, France's capital, is a major European city and a global center for art, fashion, gastronomy and culture.People call Paris “the City of Love”.Paris has an impressive art scene that is accessible throughout the city.Lovingly called the most romantic city in the world, Paris is unlike any other city. Sporting mindblowing Nouveau architecture and magnificent cobbled streets, the French capital is a treasure trove of multifarious experiences. The City of Lights is home to quite a few iconic monuments and landmarks - the revered Notre Dame Cathedral, the spectacular Louvre Museum, the palatial Sacré-Cœur and the most emblematic of them all - the stupendous Eiffel Tower.


Eiffel Tower


The iconic steel structure is the first thing to come to your mind when you think of Paris.Catching a glimpse of Paris from the Eiffel Tower at night is an exhilarating experience With over 70,000 bulbs illuminating the 300-meter tall iron towerThe view from the Eiffel Tower Summit at night is unparalleled and as an added advantage, you will also be able to spot famous Parisian landmarks such as the Sacré Coeur (Montmartre), Notre-Dame de Paris, La Fondation Louis Vuitton, Trocadéro, and Montparnasse Tower from atop the Summit. With magnificent light works all around, it truly is an enchanting experience to see Paris from the skies at night.


Champs Elysees

 A place where the Greek Gods rest in Greek Mythology. Champs Elysees, the significant symbol of France, emerged from marshlands. You get to enjoy various sites and activities that the destination.Champs Elysees is the place where the most popular and luxurious brands in the world are. It is a paradise for shoppers and window shoppers. Paris is a destination for people who admire and breathe fashion.Entertain yourself by visiting Le Lido de Paris Merveilles. It is a nighttime theatre show, where you can see the performance of the stunning dancers in their eye-blinding costumes.




Montmartre 

if you are looking for  the atmosphere of a village remarkably intact with intimate squares, winding narrow streets, tiny terraces, and long stairways this place is must visit. It’s bustling with artists busying over their canvases, colourful stalls and souvenirs for sale in a cute cobblestone square.






Palace of Versailles

The Palace of Versailles has been listed as a World Heritage Site for 30 years and is one of the greatest achievements in French 17th  century art. it was a hamlet surrounded by forests and marshland, with a single track connecting to Paris.this palace is one of the largest and most opulent castles in the world. 




Cruise on the Seine river 

A Seine river cruise is a very popular way to see Paris,These short river cruises allow you to take in many of the highlights of the city such as the Louvre, the Eiffel Tower, the Musée d’Orsay, Notre Dame Cathedral, etc. As you float along the Seine River.Many of Paris’s most famous and important buildings, bridges, and attractions can be seen from the river.



Paris Vineyards

you trip is inncomplete without visiting the vineyards. these are the regions that come to mind when planning a wine tasting trip to Paris.Some of the best places for vineyards are Clos Montmartre In Paris. Image Source,Clos Du Pas Saint-Maurice In Suresnes. Image Source,Vignes Des Grottes Au Pecq-Saint-Germain,Vigne De La Féronne Haute.




Disneyland

It is a place where time stops to give way to magic and imagination.The park is located in Marne-la-Vallée, about 35 minutes from the center of Paris by train. At present it has two different spaces, Disneyland Park and Walt Disney Studios Park, as well as a shopping and entertainment area, Disney Village, and a theme golf course, Golf Disneyland. to typical fast-food establishments the park has several restaurants offering quality food, sometimes even with a show included. ​




Notre Dame Cathedral

Notre-Dame is not just a site of worship- it’s a place with a rich history and significant architectural achievements. Notre-Dame is widely considered to be one of the finest examples of French Gothic architecture. It was one of the first buildings in the world to incorporate flying buttresses as a means of supporting exterior walls. Many small statues, all individually crafted, can be seen around the exterior of the building. Some statues were used as column supports and others, such as the famous gargoyles, as water spouts. The three large rosettes are regarded as one of the greatest masterpieces of Christianity.




Louvre Museum

Easily the most famous thing on display in the Louvre is Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa.some of the sculpture and paintings of yhe museum are such as The Seated Scribe,Venus de Milo,Winged Victory,Psyche Revived by Cupid’s Kiss,Other da Vinci Works,Death of the Virgin,The Wedding at Cana,Liberty Leading the People ,The Raft of the Medusa .






Flights from India :

New Delhi to Paris

Mumbai to Paris

Chennai to Paris

Bengaluru to Paris

Kolkata to Paris

Travelers from India can board direct flights from cities like Delhi and Mumbai to Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG) in France. Air India provides a direct flight from Delhi to Paris while Jet Airways and Air France offer nonstop flights between Mumbai and Paris.


Hotels in Paris

Hotel Monte Cristo


 Hotel Eiffel Blomet 



Hotel Madison




Visa

  • A passport that is valid for minimum 3 months after your proposed trip and has at least two blank pages. 2 recent passport-sized colour photographs (refer to the photo specifications given below)Cover letter.A duly filled application form.

Greece- An all time Classic



In Greece, sea and mountain meet to dramatic effect, and everything is bathed in the bright, relentless light of the Mediterranean sun. Life here can be what you make it, either an endless party or a quiet affair. The smells of thyme and lavender, the shops tucked away on tiny island streets, the welcoming people, the undiscovered beaches, the gorgeous food, and the epic history will make you want to plan your next visit back to Greece before you’ve even left.

Things to do in Greece

Watch the Sunset in Santorini

This crescent-shaped Cycladic island is the result of intense volcanic activity in the ancient times and is renowned for the dramatic views of the Aegean sea and a rocky caldera that rises 1,100 feet above sea level. The towns of Fira and Ia are perched along the top of the island and provide some spectacular and wildly popular sunset-watching opportunities across the bay. With its seriously romantic backdrop, it’s no wonder that Santorini is such a popular wedding destination.






Explore the Acropolis

Every city-state in ancient Greece had an acropolis, a fortress high up on a hill to keep hostile visitors at bay. But there is only one Acropolis, built in 5 B.C. in Athens. It is rightly considered as the jewel of the Athenian civilization, the pinnacle of Classical beauty, and the epitome of human accomplishment in the ancient world. As you enter from the Beule Gate on the west side of the hill, the imposing scale and remarkable architectural design of the Propylaia, the Parthenon, and the Erechteion speak to the imagination and boggle the mind.




Get Serious Mamma Mia Vibes

There are about 6,000 islands and islets scattered around the Hellenic seascape, so one might rightly wonder: why Skopelos? Because it is possibly the greenest of all the Greek islands (with more than 67 percent of the land covered by pine trees) and if the surprising combo of glowing greenery and aquamarine crystalline waters made the Mamma Mia producers fall in love with Skopelos, then that’s good enough for us.



Explore Greece’s First Capital

The history of modern Greece is intertwined with “Nafplio the Beautiful”, as Greeks call it. The first capital of the newly independent state in 1821 retains its picturesque character, especially in its historic center. The Venetian Old Town is an ideal base for exploring the ancient sites of the Peloponnese. Narrow alleyways are covered with thick bougainvillea, while relaxed coffee shops and well-preserved neoclassical buildings are a world away from the busy pace of the modern town of Nafplion.



Discover an Ancient Treasure Trove

The most important findings from excavations around Greece are held at the National Archaeological Museum, and sometimes it feels like there is not enough space for everything to be displayed in its full splendor. Still, this is the most important museum to visit when in Athens, and you will need to spend at least half a day here to appreciate the findings, especially the Mycenean collection, the Kouroi, and the Poseidon of Artemision (although it is very difficult to prioritize any of the displays). Hire a guide to help you navigate its maze of rooms.




Climb the Mountain of the Gods

The tallest mountain of Greece (2,918 meters) set the stage for the trials and tribulations of the twelve Olympian Gods. In order to worship Zeus, an impressive sanctuary was set up at Dion, at the foot of the mountain, where a good-sized city sprung up in Hellenistic times. The mountain itself is an impressive body of rock, which boasts numerous trails, eateries serving hearty soups and tasty game dishes, and some small but inviting waterfalls.




Stay and Play in Party Town

The second largest city in Greece is so much more than a getaway stop on the way to the beach towns of Halkidiki and the monasteries of Mount Athos. A vibrant party city with a multicultural history, Thessaloniki has some of the best nightlife in Greece, while in the daytime, a walk along the promenade of Thermaikos, a visit to the Archaeological Museum (with the marvelous golden treasures from the Royal Tombs of Vergina), and an eastern-spiced meal in the Old Town will lure you into extending your stay.
 



Food in Greece

The Greeks approach food with a combination of seriousness and nostalgia. They don’t eat to live but rather live to eat, and meals in Greece are nearly always social, convivial occasions that lack any semblance of the Western eat-and-run mentality. Here, lunch or dinner can last for hours, and the more people gathered around the table and the simpler and fresher the food the better.
One thing has remained true, though: the Greeks emphasize authentic, raw, unadulterated ingredients that are grown locally, prepared into simple dishes, cooked slowly without fussy sauces and seasoned with herbs and olive oil rather than exotic spices. Love and imagination truly touch every Greek dish. The just-picked salads, freshly caught seafood and grass-fed livestock are all sure to strike your palate, and all you can do at mealtime is to sit back and to enjoy!





Hotels in Greece

Katikies Santorini
Valcona View Hotel Santorini
Dom Botique Hotel
Casa Cook Rhodes



 Flights 

No airlines flying direct from India to Greece. Other airlines flying to Greece are Emirates, Turkish Airlines, Aeroflot, Qatar Airways, Swiss, Austrian Airlines, Etihad Airways, Air France, Egypt Air, Lufthansa, KLM, Air China, British Airways, Gulf Air, EL AL Israel Airlines.
      The cheapest months to book a flight to Greece: September and October, followed by November. Booking a flight in September can see as much as 13% savings compared to the average yearly flight price. The most expensive months to book a flight to Greece: May and June.

MALAYSIA

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