Troodos is a mountain resort region in Cyprus and the only place in the country where it snows. From October to March, majestic peaks, including the highest peak Olympos (1952 m), are covered with a white veil.
The Troodos Mountains formed over 70 million years ago. On its slopes there are picturesque villages adjacent to the ruins of temples and ancient monasteries that arose in the Byzantine era.
In winter, the resort is occupied by skiers, in the summer the cool valleys save from the scorching heat. Local forests are declared a reserve where centuries-old oaks, pines, junipers, cypresses, strawberries and Continue reading
The Dead Sea is a unique place on Earth that helps to find health and longevity, therefore this corner of Israel is very popular. Both independent tourists and excursion groups come here to spend time in a relaxed atmosphere with benefits for body and soul.
In fact, this is a salt lake, poorly fed by the waters of the Jordan River. The size of pearls by nature is very modest (length – about 66 km, and the maximum width – only 18 km), while the pool area continues to decline due to human activities. Continue reading
Eilat is the southern city of Israel, washed by the waters of the Gulf of Aqaba of the Red Sea. The resort is suitable for year-round recreation, as the temperature never drops below +20 ° C even in winter. The hottest month is July. The thermometer shows almost +40 ° C. Water in the winter months warms up to + 21-22 ° C, and in the summer to 24-25 ° C. Compared to other cities, the local climate is drier, the humidity is only 15-20%, so the heat is relatively easily tolerated.
Gulf of Aqaba
Active water entertainments are popular in Eilat, snorkeling is one of them. Colonies of corals grow almost on the shore, tightly adjacent to each other, so anyone can admire works of art from nature, Continue reading
Netanya is one of the largest resorts in Israel on the Mediterranean coast. Located just 32 km from Tel Aviv and 63 km from Haifa, it is very popular among holidaymakers of all ages, especially among young people. Numerous cafes, bars, restaurants and clubs are open until morning.
Netanya’s beach line is longer than in Tel Aviv. All swimming areas are maintained in perfect condition.
About 15 km south of Netanya lies the city of Herzliya. This is an elite resort for very wealthy ladies and gentlemen. On the shore are luxurious villas, surrounded by greenery, which is rare for the desert. Local restaurants offer gourmet cuisine, while world-famous stars are magnified in clubs. Continue reading
Fort Galle, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is one of Sri Lanka’s main attractions. The construction has an ancient and interesting history.
It is not possible to find out the exact date of construction of the fortification walls and towers. It is believed that the first fortress was built by the Arabs 2000 years ago, then in 1588 the Portuguese rebuilt it, who arrived on the island in search of new trade opportunities, in the 17th century the Dutch forced them to declare Sri Lanka their colony. In the 19th century, the appearance of the fort was changed by the British.
Video walk along the walls of the fort:
Today, Galle Fort is a district of the same named port city. Surrounded by walls are cafes, shops, museums, a hotel, banks and even a market. The narrow streets and houses of the colonial period invite you to plunge into the atmosphere of bygone years. Continue reading