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The Barcelona Trip of Your Dreams

The Barcelona Trip of Your Dreams

Barcelona is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world, and also considered the cosmopolitan capital of Spain because of its rich culture, as well as its arts and architecture. Every year, millions of people worldwide visit Barcelona to enjoy the beauty of the Catalan city. Last year, my girlfriend and I visited Barcelona to watch the Spanish Grand Prix, which is held in the city annually, and took some time to do some sightseeing while we were…

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Trooditissa Monastery

Trooditissa Monastery

The Trooditissa Monastery is one of the oldest monasteries in Cyprus, and is located in the Troodos Mountains, between the villages of Prodromos and Platres. The monastery has the highest elevation of any monastery in Cyprus, sitting 1,380 meters above sea level. Like other monasteries, the Trooditissa Monastery functioned as a school for several decades, graduating monks and children that lived in nearby villages. The monastery is said to go back to the 8th century, but the current building was…

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Kykkos Monastery

Kykkos Monastery

The Kykkos Monastery is considered to be one of the wealthiest and best known monasteries in Cyprus, making it a must visit destination for people visiting Cyprus. It is located on the north-west side of the Troodos Mountains. The Kykkos Monastery, also known as The Holy Monastery of the Virgin of Kykkos, was established towards the end of the 11th century by Alexios I Komnenos, a Byzantine emperor who ruled from 1081 to 1118. According to legend, there was a…

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Panagia tis Asinou

Panagia tis Asinou

The Church of Panagia tis Asinou is a popular tourist destination in Cyprus and a must see for those visiting the country. The church was erected between 1099 and 1105 by Nikiphoros Ischyrios, a former magistrate who became a monk under the name Nikolaos after the death of his wife. The church is located close to the bottom of the famous Troodos Mountains, near the village of Nikitari. It is one of the 10 Byzantine churches/monuments in the Troodos Mountain…

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Santorini’s Magical Sunset

Santorini’s Magical Sunset

Santorini is one of the islands of Cyclades located in the Aegean Sea. Its administrative boundaries lie within the bewitchingly beautiful country of Greece. The waters of the Aegean Sea are breathtakingly clear and Santorini beaches are composed of multi-colored lava pebbles. The crescent shaped island of Santorini is most famous for its Greek cuisine, array of fine wines and splendid sunset view that has proved timeless in all meanings of the word. Owing to the island’s crescent shape, it…

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