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  • ATHENS Travel Guide - Top Free Things to do in the City. (with The Endless Adventure)

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    We spent a day trying to find the best free things to do in Athens! Along with us today is the Endless Adventure! They also filmed two vlogs while in Athens (and you might be able to spot us in their videos!), you can find them here:

    Greek Food Tour
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    Best Views in Athens
    https://youtu.be/1dlej9H8IMk

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    To start off we made our way through the National Gardens in the centre of Athens. We found some interested things along the way including some barnyard animals!

    Next we checked out some of Athen’s historic ruins. You typically have to pay to see most of them, but we viewed them from afar. We saw both Hadrian’s Arch (Hadrian’s Wall) and The Temple of Olympian Zeus.

    After that we roamed around the beautiful Plaka neighbourhood, the oldest district in the city which is full of beautiful cobblestone streets, shops and restaurants.

    Though we did have to pay for them, we next stopped to try some delicious Greek fried dough balls called loukoumades. We tried some traditional ones and also a more modern version.

    Lastly we wandered through the trendy neighbourhood, Psyrri. This area is starting to gentrify with great bars and restaurants and here we found loads of really amazing street art.

    Athens:
    Athens is the historical capital of Europe, with a long history, dating from the first settlement in the Neolithic age. In the 5th Century BC (the “Golden Age of Pericles”) – the culmination of Athens’ long, fascinating history – the city’s values and civilization acquired a universal significance. Over the years, a multitude of conquerors occupied Athens, and erected unique, splendid monuments - a rare historical palimpsest. In 1834, it became the capital of the modern Greek state and in two centuries since it has become an attractive modern metropolis with unrivalled charm.

    A large part of the town’s historic centre has been converted into a 3-kilometre pedestrian zone (the largest in Europe), leading to the major archaeological sites (“archaeological park”), reconstructing – to a large degree – the ancient landscape.

    The National Gardens:
    The Garden is accessible from seven entrances. The central entrance on Amalias Avenue, one on Vasilissis Sophias Avenue, three on Irodou Attikou Street and two more in the area of Zappeion park.

    Before it was renamed “National”, the garden was called “royal” or “the garden of Amalia” the queen to whom it owes its rare existence. The interest of Queen Amalia, wife of king Otto, in the Garden was such that she is said to have spent at least three hours a day personally taking care of it. She herself also planted the iconic 25-metre-high Washingtonia palm trees which grab the attention when one enters the garden from the gate on Vasilissis Amalias Avenue.

    Hadrian’s Arch: The Hadrian’s Arch was constructed in 131 AD by the Roman Emperor Hadrian as part of a wall separating the old and new cities of Athens. On the side of the arch facing the Acropolis is the inscriptions, This is Athens, the former city to Theseus. The 18 meters gate was made of marble from nearby Moutn Pentelikon and decorated in the Corinthian roder.

    The Temple of Olympian Zeus:
    The Temple of Olympian Zeus, also know as the Olympeion, is located on Amlais Avenue, about 500 meters south east of Acropolos and about 700 meters out of Syntagma Square. Its foundations were laid on the site of an earlier temple by the tyrant Pisistratus in 515 BC but the war was abandoned when his son, Hippias, was overthrown in 510

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    Poland can claim several superlatives—including the biggest medieval town square, the largest gothic brick castle, and probably the best vodka in the world—to name just a few of the best things the country has to offer. Whether you’re into museums or kitesurfing, sleeping in an old palace converted into a hotel or camping by the lake, folk crafts or fine dining, dancing in a bar, or listening to classical music in an ancient church, you will not be disappointed.

    From the belt of silver sands hedged with fragrant pines at the Baltic shore through the zones of countless lakes, vast forests, and picturesque rolling plains, all the way to the sharp granite peaks of the Tatra mountains; Poland’s infinite variety of landscapes is arranged in latitudinal strips. Unspoiled nature is the pride of the country, and as much as 18.5% of Poland’s area is in a protected zone set aside from developmen

    In Poland, you can experience the joy of four distinct seasons: watch ancient Easter traditions celebrated while the world turns green in the spring; slow down during the pleasant summer heat on a café terrace in a medieval town square or at the beach; take to the mountains to watch the colors change in the fall; and enjoy a well-deserved glass of vodka or mulled wine after a day’s skiing in the winter.

    Places visited:

    Poznan
    Gdansk
    Warsaw
    Krakow
    Wroclaw
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    This trip is all about beautiful Spain Trevor and Anna explore best places in Spain. This great playlist takes us from the flight from Canada to Barcelona where they experience the best of the city. Later, the delightful travellers go to one of the impressive cities in Europe; Madrid.

    Madrid offers the best of Spain as one of the top destinations in Europe.

    After visiting the capital, Trevor and Anna visit Sevilla; known for its great weather, dance and music, before going to the best in Spain; Costa Brava.

    Costa Brava offers a vast range of opportunities, from amazing beach spots to traditional villages and some of the best food in the world.

    Let's have a look at this beautiful trip on this amazing playlist.
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    The ease of travel and wide array of experiences make Panama one of the most attractive emerging tourism destinations in the world. In just one week, visitors can enjoy two different oceans, experience the mountains and rainforest, learn about native cultures and take advantage of vibrant urban life. The capital, Panama City, is a modern, sophisticated metropolis that resembles Miami and has established commerce, arts, fashion and dining. Fodors, Frommers and National Geographic have all recently begun publishing guides for Panama, only the second country in Central America, behind Costa Rica, to have such extensive travel coverage.
    The Canal itself is best seen via an aerial view through the local operator (www.panamaflightadventures.com) and is the central marvel and spectacle of Panama among many. Even stunt and trick flights with veteran air force pilots and skydives are available over the marvel of engineering, to appreciate the entire scale of and ambition behind it.

    Panama is known as the "Crossroads of the Americas" due to its privileged position between North and South America. The indigenous meaning of the country's name, "abundance of fish", reflects Panama's reputation as a paradise for water sports enthusiasts and eco-tourists alike. As the isthmus connecting two massive continents, Panama's flora and fauna is incredibly diverse. For example, Panama boasts over 900 different bird species. Panama's many indigenous tribes are still thriving, living in the same ancient manner as their ancestors, making its cultural fabric exceptionally rich.

    Places visited:

    Panama city
    Bocas del Toro
    Starfish Beach
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    From Paklenica climbing sites, beautiful beaches of Split, great food of Dubrovnik, Croatia’s fabulous wines, partying on the islands, sailing the Adriatic, Croatia has a lot to offer to its visitors.

    Croatia is an Eastern European country with a long coastline on the Adriatic Sea. Encompassing more than a thousand islands, it's also crossed by the Dinaric Alps. Its inland capital, Zagreb, is distinguished by its medieval Gornji Grad (Upper Town) and diverse museums. The major coastal city Dubrovnik has massive 16th-century walls encircling an Old Town with Gothic and Renaissance buildings.

    Cities/towns visited:

    Dubrovnik
    Split
    Vis
    Hvar
    Bol
    Zagreb
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    Before traveling to some beautiful place, it is always good to get to know your accommodation options. As part of our incredible trips, we have gotten used to being in hotel rooms. Trips are always better when you have a great place to relax and rest.

    Have a look at the whole playlist and check our reviews!

    Here is the list of all the hotel reviews visited:

    South Beach Miami, The Gale Kaskades Suites
    A 5-minute walk from the Shelbourne Beach Club on South Beach, this chic boutique hotel is 8 minutes' walk from the Miami Beach Convention Center.

    The Marriot Resort & Royal Beach Casino Hotel. St. Kitts
    This refined business hotel on a private beach overlooking the ocean is a 5-minute walk from Kittian Village and 1.9 km from Frigate Bay.

    Azura Hotel, Tulum, Mexico
    perfectly located on the edge of downtown Tulum, a short bike ride away from the beach, Azura was a great home base for a week's stay in Tulum. The staff is very friendly and resourceful. Ask them for recommendations, they'll point you to all the right places to explore.

    Angeline’s Inn- Prince Edward County
    We are a small family run Inn that has been in business for over 27 years. We have 17 rooms on site each designed by our inn-house designer. Our new dining venture, The Hubb Eatery and Lounge is entering its forth year and is going strong. Stay tuned for the opening of our new TUCK SHOP opening spring 2016.

    Fairmont Royal York, Toronto
    Opened in 1929, this upscale hotel retains original features such as hand-painted ceilings and travertine pillars and is a 13-minute walk from the CN Tower and 1.3 km from the Harbourfront Centre.

    Smyth Tribeca, New York
    A 6-minute walk from One World Trade Center, this posh hotel is a 1-minute walk from the Chambers Street subway station and 1 mile from the Brooklyn Bridge.

    Henry Norman Hotel, Brooklyn
    In a former warehouse from the 19th century, this hip hotel in Greenpoint is a 15-minute walk from McCarren Park and a 10-minute walk from the Nassau Avenue subway station.

    A Penthouse Room in a 5 Star Hotel In Sanya, China
    Nestled on a pristine sweeping 7 km crescent of white sand beach cupped by rainforest covered mountains and caressed by calm and crystal-clear waters, the resort’s 452 rooms offer commanding views of the famous Yalong Bay. The direct access beach is complimented by a 10-hectare tropical garden perfect for peaceful walks in the sea breeze. Once in a lifetime memory happen at the elegant Ocean Front Wedding Chapel while the resort also offers numerous dynamic activities for families. Sanya Phoenix International Airport is just a 30-minute drive from the resort and two championship golf courses are nearby. Whether dining at the award winning Japanese restaurant or strolling across the Bermuda grass lawn, Sanya Marriott Yalong Bay Resort & Spa is the best choice for a pure beach holiday.

    Corner House Urban Hotel, Sevilla
    Welcome to The Corner House. Our House is a gastronomic Hotel located in the heart of Alameda de Hercules which boasts one of the most emblematic and original squares of the historic center of Seville. The hotel is located in a neighborhood that will seduce you with its bohemian and alternative surroundings, including a new Soho where you can connect with the most personal and authentic local atmosphere of our city.
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