39 days in Europe Itinerary

39 days in Europe Itinerary

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London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Bath, United Kingdom
— 1 night
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Manchester, United Kingdom
— 1 day
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 1 night
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Inverness, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Wick, United Kingdom
— 1 night
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Ullapool, United Kingdom
— 1 night
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Isle of Skye, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
— 1 night
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
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Ljubljana, Slovenia
— 3 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 1 night
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Montepulciano, Italy
— 3 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 1 night
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Athens, Greece
— 1 night
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Heraklion, Greece
— 2 nights
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Milos, Greece
— 2 nights
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Mykonos Town, Greece
— 2 nights
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London, United Kingdom — 2 nights

The Square Mile

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): walk around Isabella Plantation, appreciate the extensive heritage of Victoria, get engrossed in the history at Natural History Museum, then explore the world behind art at Victoria and Albert Museum, then explore the wide array of goods at Harrods, and finally take an in-depth tour of Imperial War Museum London. Keep things going the next day: race across the water with a speed boat tour, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, admire the striking features of Tower of London, then enjoy breathtaking views from Tower Bridge, then steep yourself in history at Buckingham Palace, and finally walk around St. James's Park.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our London online trip builder.

Melbourne, Australia to London is an approximately 24.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Melbourne to London is minus 10 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can take a train to Bath.
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Find places to stay May 17 — 19:

Bath, United Kingdom — 1 night

Queen of English Cities

A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
On the 19th (Fri), relax in the rural setting at Marshfield Farm Ice Cream, pause for some serene contemplation at Manvers Street Baptist Church, get engrossed in the history at The Roman Baths, then look for gifts at Bath Aqua Glass shop/stained glass studio, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bath Abbey, and finally take in the views from Pulteney Bridge.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Bath road trip planning tool.

Take a train from London to Bath in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can drive to Manchester.
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Find places to stay May 19 — 20:

Manchester, United Kingdom — 1 day

Capital of the North

Unofficially dubbed the Capital of the North, Manchester is known for its influence on industry and music, as well as its world-renowned connection to sports.
On the 20th (Sat), take in the exciting artwork at Manchester Art Gallery, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, get engrossed in the history at Imperial War Museum North, then explore the engaging exhibits at Science and Industry Museum, then see the interesting displays at National Football Museum, and finally sample the fine beverages at The City of Manchester Distillery.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Manchester route maker app.

You can drive from Bath to Manchester in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Manchester can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Edinburgh.
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Find places to stay May 20 — 21:

Edinburgh, United Kingdom — 1 night

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): take a stroll through Edinburgh Old Town, take in the dramatic natural features at Calton Hill, explore the historical opulence of Palace of Holyroodhouse, then examine the collection at The Chocolatarium, then examine the collection at Royal Yacht Britannia, and finally admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon): contemplate the long history of Grassmarket, appreciate the history behind Greyfriars Bobby Memorial Statue, steep yourself in history at The Real Mary King's Close, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Giles' Cathedral, then go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour, and finally learn more about the world around you at National Museum of Scotland.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Edinburgh travel route planning app.

Traveling by train from Manchester to Edinburgh takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In May, daytime highs in Edinburgh are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to drive to Inverness.
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Find places to stay May 20 — 22:

Inverness, United Kingdom — 2 nights

Gateway to the Highlands

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): learn insider's secrets on a distillery tour, contemplate the long history of Fort George, see the interesting displays at The Highlanders' Museum (Queen's Own Highlanders Collection), step into the grandiose world of Cawdor Castle, then sample the fine beverages at Tomatin Distillery Visitor Centre, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Cairngorm Brewery. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at River Ness, catch a live performance at Northern Meeting Park, pause for some serene contemplation at Inverness Cathedral, then don't miss a visit to Culloden Battlefield, then explore the ancient world of Clava Cairns, and finally take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Inverness journey builder app.

Drive from Edinburgh to Inverness in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Inverness are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Wick.
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Find places to stay May 22 — 24:

Wick, United Kingdom — 1 night

Stretching along both sides of the bay and divided by the eponymous river, Wick remains a good base for exploring the rugged northern coast of the Scottish mainland.
On the 25th (Thu), stroll through Sinclair's Bay, ponder the world of politics at Nucleus: The Nuclear and Caithness Archives, get engrossed in the history at Wick Heritage Museum, then take a tour of Caithness Seacoast Ltd, then step into the grandiose world of Castle Sinclair Girnigoe, and finally step into the grandiose world of Old Wick Castle.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Wick visit website.

You can drive from Inverness to Wick in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Inverness in May, expect nights in Wick to be about the same, around 5°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to drive to Ullapool.
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Find places to stay May 24 — 25:

Ullapool, United Kingdom — 1 night

Ullapool is a village of around 1,500 inhabitants in Ross-shire, Scottish Highlands. Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): stroll through Ullapool Hill, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Stac Pollaidh Mountain, steep yourself in history at Inchnadamph Old Parish Church Mausoleum, then explore the historical opulence of Ardvreck Castle, then explore the activities along Loch Assynt, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Achmelvich Bay. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Ullapool Sea Front, look for all kinds of wild species at Inverpolly Nature Reserve, trek along Lael Forest Walks, then stop by Ullapool Bike Hire, then stop by Made in Ullapool, and finally take in breathtaking views at Corrieshalloch Gorge National Nature Reserve.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Ullapool trip planner.

Getting from Wick to Ullapool by car takes about 3 hours. In May, daytime highs in Ullapool are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Isle of Skye.
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Find places to stay May 25 — 27:

Isle of Skye, United Kingdom — 2 nights

Blessed with picturesque lochs and a dramatic, rocky coastline, the far-flung Isle of Skye remains one of Scotland's most beloved destinations.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Isle of Skye: Plockton (Calum's Seal Trips & Plockton Harbour), Kyle of Lochalsh (Skye Bridge & Eilean Donan Castle) and Duirinish and Drumbuie Coastal Walk (in Drumbuie). The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Attadale Gardens, explore the striking landscape at The Old Man of Storr, don't miss a visit to Fairy Glen, and identify plant and animal life at Loch Coruisk.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Isle of Skye travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Ullapool to Isle of Skye in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in May, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can drive to Glasgow.
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Find places to stay May 27 — 30:

Glasgow, United Kingdom — 1 night

Scotland's Style Capital

Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Wed): test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, stroll the grounds of The Necropolis, take in the spiritual surroundings of Glasgow Cathedral, examine the collection at The Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel, then explore the world behind art at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, and finally have fun and explore at Glasgow Science Centre.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Glasgow sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Isle of Skye to Glasgow takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Glasgow are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to fly to Amsterdam.
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Find places to stay May 30 — Jun 1:

Amsterdam, The Netherlands — 2 nights

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Thu): admire the landmark architecture of Haarlem Railway Station, steep yourself in history at Hofjeswandeling in Haarlem, contemplate the long history of Stadhuis Haarlem, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sint-Bavokerk (Church of St. Bavo), then appreciate the extensive heritage of Grote Markt, and finally take in the exciting artwork at De Vishal. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri): take a stroll through Leidseplein, browse the eclectic array of goods at Albert Cuyp Market, take in the architecture and atmosphere at De Duif, walk around Vondelpark, then wander the streets of The Jordaan, and finally see the interesting displays at Anne Frank House.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam route maker website.

You can fly from Glasgow to Amsterdam in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from Glasgow to Amsterdam, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In June, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to fly to Ljubljana.
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Ljubljana, Slovenia — 3 nights

Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ljubljana: Postojna (Grotte di Postumia - Park Postojnska jama & Postojna Cave), Bled (Triglav National Park, Ojstrica, &more) and Lake Bohinj (in Bohinjsko Jezero). There's lots more to do: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, take a stroll through Ljubljana Old Town, snap pictures at Triple Bridge, and explore the activities along Ljubljanica River.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Ljubljana day trip site.

You can fly from Amsterdam to Ljubljana in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Amsterdam in June, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Ljubljana: temperatures range from 29°C by day to 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to drive to Florence.
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Florence, Italy — 1 night

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 6th (Tue), contemplate the long history of Basilica of Santa Croce, admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, stop by Wine & Cheese shop, don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, then examine the collection at Pitti Palace, and finally take in the views from Ponte Vecchio.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Florence trip itinerary website.

You can drive from Ljubljana to Florence in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Ljubljana in June; daily highs in Florence reach 33°C and lows reach 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Montepulciano.
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Montepulciano, Italy — 3 nights

Pearl of the 16th Century

Perched on a limestone ridge in the heart of Tuscany, Montepulciano is known worldwide for its production of red wine, the Vino Noble.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Montepulciano: Castelnuovo dell'Abate (Abbazia di Sant'Antimo & Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona), Montalcino (Podere Il Cocco & Winery Solaria Patrizia Cencioni) and Siena (Fontebranda, Basilica Cateriniana San Domenico, &more). There's still lots to do: learn about winemaking at Icario Winery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tempio di San Biagio, and experience rural life at Fattoria Madonna della Querce.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Montepulciano online trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Florence to Montepulciano in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. June in Montepulciano sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can drive to Rome.
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Find places to stay Jun 7 — 10:

Rome, Italy — 1 night

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Vatican Grottoes, don't miss a visit to Cupola di San Pietro, appreciate the history behind Monument to Alexander VII, contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, then appreciate the history behind La Pieta, and finally admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Spanish Steps, make a trip to Il Ratto Di Proserpina, admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese, then enjoy breathtaking views from Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo, then make a trip to Obelisco Vaticano, and finally steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Square.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Rome trip planner.

Traveling by car from Montepulciano to Rome takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Athens.
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Find places to stay Jun 10 — 11:

Athens, Greece — 1 night

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): take in the awesome beauty at Hymettus, admire the masterpieces at National Archaeological Museum, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Lycabettus, examine the collection at Kotsanas Museum of Ancient Greek Technology, then explore the world behind art at Benaki Museum, and finally appreciate the history behind Temple of Olympian Zeus. On your second day here, don't miss a visit to Kolonaki Square, take a stroll through Monastiraki, appreciate the history behind Temple of Athena Nike, then delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens, then appreciate the history behind Erechtheion, and finally explore the world behind art at Ilias Lalaounis Jewelry Museum.

To see photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Athens trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Rome to Athens takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Rome to Athens due to the time zone difference. In June, daytime highs in Athens are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Heraklion.
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Find places to stay Jun 11 — 13:

Heraklion, Greece — 2 nights

Crete's largest city, Heraklion remains best known for its proximity to a sprawling Bronze Age archaeological site, once the center of a vanished Minoan civilization.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Ammoudara Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Reptisland, Head underground at Cave Of Zeus, experience rural life at Snail Farm and Fun, then do a tasting at Lyrarakis Winery, and finally examine the collection at Kazantzakis Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Venetian Walls and Tomb of Nikos Kazantzakis, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, take an in-depth tour of Historical Museum of Crete, get a new perspective on nature at The Natural History Museum of Crete, then take an in-depth tour of Heraklion Archaeological Museum, and finally stop by Inspira.

Plan a Heraklion trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Athens to Heraklion takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry; or ride a ferry. Traveling from Athens in June, expect nights in Heraklion to be about the same, around 22°C, while days are little chillier, around 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can fly to Milos.
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Milos, Greece — 2 nights

Island of Colors

The result of thousands of years of volcanic activity, the island of Milos features a craggy coastline interspersed by shallow beaches.
Milos is known for beaches, wildlife, and nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get a tailor-made plan with Oneiro Milos, enjoy the sand and surf at Sarakiniko Beach, examine the collection at Sand Museum, and stop by Mov Kosmima.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Milos travel route builder tool.

You can fly from Heraklion to Milos in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In June, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to ride a ferry to Mykonos Town.
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Find places to stay Jun 15 — 18:

Mykonos Town, Greece — 2 nights

Chora Mykonos

A holiday in Mykonos Town offers a chance to relax on picturesque beaches and explore a labyrinth of charming streets lined with traditional white houses.
Explore Mykonos Town's surroundings by going to Naxos Town (Kastro, The Temple of Apollo – Portara, &more) and Delos (Mount Kynthos, Archaeological Site of Delos, &more). And it doesn't end there: take a memorable tour with GoDive Mykonos PADI Diving Resort, kick back and relax at Panormos Beach, see the interesting displays at Aegean Maritime Museum, and get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum of Mykonos.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Mykonos Town online vacation planner.

You can ride a ferry from Milos to Mykonos Town in 4 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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Find places to stay Jun 18 — 21:

Scottish Highlands travel guide

4.5
Castles · Specialty Museums · Bodies of Water
The Scottish Highlands are the reason why Scotland looks like nowhere else in the world. The rugged landscapes of the Highlands are at once formidable and beautiful. Perhaps the best way to experience the awe-inspiring natural wonders of the region is by including a leisurely road trip in your itinerary. A journey through the Highlands is a journey through the history of our planet, as the ancient rocks were formed over a period of hundreds of millions of years. The region contains some of Europe’s most extensive wilderness areas, many of which have been designated as national parks and are essential places to visit for any nature lover. Dotted with small fishing villages, the region is also a foodie's paradise, offering arguably some of the finest fresh seafood and venison delicacies in the world.
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Tuscany travel guide

4.4
Landmarks · Art Museums · Sacred & Religious Sites
Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance
Known for its landscapes, traditions, and history, Tuscany possesses an unparalleled artistic legacy that continues to influence world culture. Regarded as the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance, the region boasts a lengthy list of attractions, including world-class museums, art galleries, and archeological sites. With a distinct culture and a very strong linguistic identity, this region is sometimes referred to as a nation within a nation. A land of picture-postcard areas, Tuscany contains plenty of places to visit on your holiday, with seven World Heritage Sites, including the historic town centers of Florence and Siena. With more than 120 protected nature preserves, Tuscany is not only a land of culture and historic monuments, but also a great place to discover and enjoy the Italian outdoors. Take it slowly here (as the locals do), and give yourself plenty of time to get to know the local culture and cuisine of Tuscany's medieval towns and ancient villages.
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Crete travel guide

4.3
Beaches · Ruins · Nightlife
Great Island
The largest of the Greek islands, Crete offers travelers more than just sun, sea, and sand. Famed for its warm hospitality, outstanding infrastructure, and contrasting landscapes, the island represents one of the world's richest areas in terms of history and culture. Crete burst onto the world scene over 4,000 years ago, when it served as the center of the Minoan civilization, one of Europe's earliest organized societies. Despite the island's wealth of developed beaches, the traces of the mysterious and enchanting Minoan empire remain Crete's top attraction, drawing visitors from all over the world. The island capital Heraklion provides an ideal base for exploring a renowned Minoan palace complex, the site of Europe's oldest city.
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Mykonos travel guide

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Beaches · Landmarks · Nightlife
Island of the Winds
Local tradition claims that Mykonos, the trendiest of the Cyclades group of islands, came into existence from the petrified bodies of giants killed by the mythological hero Hercules. Named after the grandson of the god Apollo, this cosmopolitan "Ibiza of Greece" offers modern tourists a blend of glamour and simplicity. Be prepared for hip and loud dance clubs along the coastline and quieter areas farther from the water. Avoid cruise ship crowds thronging the narrow streets by exploring the small villages located in the center of the island. The easiest way to discover the island's golden beaches is by guided boat tour, private car, or motorcycle.
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