Istanbul, Turkey - Rome, Italy 41 days trip

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1

Istanbul, Turkey

2 nights Mon. Jan 06-Wed. Jan 08

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Plovdiv, Bulgaria

2 nights Wed. Jan 08-Fri. Jan 10

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Sofia, Bulgaria

3 nights Fri. Jan 10-Mon. Jan 13

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Thessaloniki, Greece

3 nights Mon. Jan 13-Thu. Jan 16

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Athens, Greece

4 nights Thu. Jan 16-Mon. Jan 20

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Serifos, Greece

5 nights Mon. Jan 20-Sat. Jan 25

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Parikia (Paros), Greece

2 nights Sat. Jan 25-Mon. Jan 27

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Ioannina, Greece

3 nights Mon. Jan 27-Thu. Jan 30

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Gjirokaster, Albania

2 nights Thu. Jan 30-Sat. Feb 01

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Tirana, Albania

2 nights Sat. Feb 01-Mon. Feb 03

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Oria, Italy

5 nights Mon. Feb 03-Sat. Feb 08

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Naples, Italy

2 nights Sat. Feb 08-Mon. Feb 10

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Rome, Italy

5 nights Mon. Feb 10-Sat. Feb 15

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Things to do in and around Istanbul

  • Urban Density
  • Dolmabahce Palace @ Istanbul
  • Hagia Sophia (Ayasofya) view
  • Topkapi Palace @ Istanbul
  • Blue Mosque, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Street, Prince Islands
  • 13 October 2007
  • Grand Bazaar
  • Istanbul Modern
  • Inside the Grand Bazaar, Istanbul
  • Sunken Palace Cistern in Istanbul
  • Traditional Ottoman village
  • Small town outside of Istanbul, Turkey
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  • Süleymaniye Camii Suleiman Mosque
  • Istanbul Archeological Museum
  • Tombeau d'Eyüp Sultan
  • Lake Sapanca, Turkey
  • Uçmaya Hazırlık (Preparing to fly)
   
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Istanbul

Turkey, Marmara region

CultureFoodHistoricNight life2 nightsMon. Jan 06 - Wed. Jan 08

East meets West in a vibrant crescendo of history, culture, and cuisine, making Istanbul an unmissable destination.

Istanbul, once known as Constantinople and Byzantium before that, is the most populous city in Turkey, and the country's economic, cultural, and historical center. Istanbul is a transcontinental city in Eurasia, straddling the Bosphorus strait between the Sea of Marmara and the Black Sea. Istanbul is one of the world's most populous cities and ranks as world's 5th-largest city proper and the largest European city. It's main attractions include Aya Sofya Basilica, Blue Mosque, Dolmabahce Palace, Grand Bazaar, several museums, and more.
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Things to do in and around Plovdiv

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  • Plovdiv
  • Central Plovdiv mall
  • PLOVDIV - 2010
  • Plovdiv, Roman theatre
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  • Dyavolski Most/Devil's Bridge, near Ardino, Bulgaria
  • Hindliyanhuis - Plovdiv
  • Fungus?
  • Shipka
  • Les gorges de Trigrad
  • Troyan Monastery
   
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Plovdiv

Bulgaria, Plovdiv region

Night lifeFoodHistoricCulture2 nightsWed. Jan 08 - Fri. Jan 10

The perfect mix of old and new, this thriving university town's young atmosphere is set among ancient monuments and excellent museums.

Plovdiv is the second-largest city in Bulgaria and is an important economic, transport, cultural, and educational center. Plovdiv's history spans 6,000 years, with traces of a Neolithic settlement dating to roughly 4000 BC,[3] ranking it among the world's oldest cities. The city has historically developed on seven syenite hills, and is often referred to in Bulgaria as "The City of the Seven Hills." There are many remains preserved from antiquity such as the ancient Plovdiv Roman theatre, Roman odeon, Roman aqueduct, Roman Stadium, the archaeological complex Eirene, and others. Additionally, intriguing museums and places of worship can be found throughout the city.
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Things to do in and around Sofia

  • Sofia: Sin City HDR
  • Sofia
  • Sofia - National Museum of History
  • Sofia, Bulgaria
  • Ancient Roman Bathhouse and Church
  • 4 out of 7 Rila lakes
  • Rila Mountain, Bulgaria
  • Bulgaria-02877 - National Archaeological Museum
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  • Pygmy marmoset
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  • Malyovitsa in the clouds
  • Ledenika cave
  • Национален музей „Земята и хората“
  • Church of St Petka of the Saddlers-2
  • Sofia's Synagogue
  • Rusian Church - Sofia, Bulgaria
  • Boyana Church
  • The Geyzer of Sapareva Banya
  • National Palace of Culture, Sofia, Bulgaria
  • All Seeing Eyes
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Sofia

Bulgaria, Sofia City region

HistoricFoodNight lifeCulture3 nightsFri. Jan 10 - Mon. Jan 13

Bulgaria's capital is a fusion of old and new, with historic churches and Soviet remnants alongside modern amenities, parks, and galleries.

Sofia is the capital and largest city of Bulgaria and is the 15th largest city in the European Union. The city is located at the foot of Vitosha Mountain in the western part of the country, within less than 50km drive from the Serbian border. Its location in the center of the Balkan peninsula means that it is the midway between the Black Sea and the Adriatic Sea, whereas the Aegean Sea is the closest to it. Sofia has been an area of human habitation since at least 7000BCE and is Europe's second-oldest city. Among its many attractions you may find the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, National Art Gallery, Natural History Museum, palaces, churches, and much more.
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Things to do in and around Thessaloniki

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  • Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki, Greece
  • Thessaloniki Film Festival
  • Rotunda
  • View over The Latomou Monastery
  • Mount Olympus from High Divide
  • Dion 14
  • Museum of Byzantine Culture
  • Lefkos Pyrgos
  • Folklife and Ethnological Museum. of Macedonia - Thrace
  • Hamam
  • A poppy on the wall of the execution field
  • Serre-Chevalier 1500 - Les Bains de Monêtier
  • Gallery, Society for Macedonian Studies
  • Thessaloniki: city walls
  • Church of Hagia Sophia, 7th cent., Thessaloniki
  • Kamara
  • Αγία Σοφία στη Θεσσαλονίκη
  • Church of St Demetrius of Thessaloniki, Veliko Tarnovo
  • Ancient Agora of Thessaloniki, 3rd cent. BCE and later (9)
  • Ruins of the palace of Galerius, ca. 300, Thessaloniki (1)
   
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Thessaloniki

Greece, Macedonia region

CultureNight lifeFoodHistoric3 nightsMon. Jan 13 - Thu. Jan 16

Thessaloniki is both cosmopolitan and comfortable. Its modern culture merges well with its Roman and Byzantine history.

Thessaloniki is the second-largest city in Greece and the capital of Macedonia. Events such as the Thessaloniki International Trade Fair and the Thessaloniki International Film Festival are held annually. It is a popular tourist destination in Greece - In 2010, Lonely Planet ranked Thessaloniki as the world's fifth-best party city worldwide. Thessaloniki is also regarded as the cultural capital of Greece, with main theaters include the Royal Theater, the Earth Theater and Forest Theater. The city is known for its major shopping streets. Tsimiski Street and Proxenou Koromila avenue are the city's most famous shopping streets and are among Greece's most expensive and exclusive high streets.
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Things to do in and around Athens

  • Plaka and Lycabettus
  • Akropol
  • Athens Street
  • New Acropolis Museum
  • Temple of Athena Nike
  • Temple of Poseidon - Cape Sunion
  • Byzantine Church
  • National Archaeological Museum, Athens, Greece - 08/2012
  • Secondary Dieties
  • Athens, Benaki Museum: Mycenean female figurines
  • Βυζαντινό και Χριστιανικό Μουσείο
  • The Athenian Tumulus
  • mycenae grave circle above
  • Mount Lycabettos
  • Iglesia de Kapnikarea
  • Plaka à Athènes
  • Athens - Erechtheion
  • epidaurus
  • Greece 2014
  • Athens 03
  • The Acropolis
  • Wings, 1970
  • Folk Art Museum
  • Delphi, Mount Parnassus
  • Nafplion, Greece
  • Daphni Monastery undergoing restoration
  • Iglesia/Church
  • Theater of Dionysos, southern slope of the Acropolis, 342-326 BCE (17)
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  • Corinth, Acrocorinth (I)
  • Hydra port
   
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Athens

Greece, Attica region

CultureFoodHistoricNight life4 nightsThu. Jan 16 - Mon. Jan 20

Considered the birthplace of Western Civilization, Athens' 3,500 year history is alive today in politics, culture, and philosophy.

Athens is the capital and largest city of Greece, and is one of the world's oldest cities, with its recorded history spanning around 3,400 years and the earliest human presence around 11th–7th millennium BC,. The National Garden of Athens was completed in 1840 and is a green refuge in the centre of the Greek capital. Athens' largest zoo is the Attica Zoological Park, a private zoo located in the suburb of Spata. The zoo is home to around 2000 animals representing 400 species, and is open 365 days a year. The city is a world centre of archaeological research. Apart from national institutions there are several archaeological Museums, including the National Archaeological Museum.
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Things to do in and around Serifos

  • Zierikzee. A small town to enjoy
  • Europe 2008
  • Temple of Poseidon - Cape Sunion
  • Sassy Statue at Delos Ruins
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  • Ancient Theater
  • Naoussa Cathedral
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  • Plaka and Lycabettus
  • Greece 2014
  • Santorini 11
  • The Athenian Tumulus
  • Harbour - Mykonos
  • Winter greens
   
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Serifos

Greece

5 nightsMon. Jan 20 - Sat. Jan 25

An authentic Greek destination visited by few tourists

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Things to do in and around Parikia (Paros)

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  • Paros 2014
  • Museum of Byzantine Culture, Thessaloniki, Greece
  • Paros 2014
  • Paros 2014
  • Sassy Statue at Delos Ruins
  • DSC_1009
  • Looking up at the Frankish Castle
  • Naoussa Cathedral
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  • Santorini 11
  • Ancient Theater
   
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Parikia (Paros)

Greece, Paros region

BeachesSmall towns2 nightsSat. Jan 25 - Mon. Jan 27

Located on the island of Paros, Parikia features beautiful white-washed homes, old churches, and breathtaking sea views.

Parikia is the capital and the main port of Paros island. It is distinguished by its narrow cobbled paths, the old churches, the small shops and the houses in blue and white. Parikia is today one of the most popular and busiest spot of the island, as its restaurants along the waterfront attract many visitors. Parikia is also famous for its vivid nightlife, which makes it along with Naoussa village the two busiest tourist resorts of Paros. The trademarks of Parikia are the preserved windmill in the port and the Venetian Castle and the most famous monument in Parikia is the church of Panagia Ekatontapiliani, which hosts the Ecclesiastical Museum of Parikia.
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Things to do in and around Ioannina

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  • Magica grotta di Perama
  • Ioannina Island, Greece
  • Teatro de Dodona I (detalle)
  • Inside the castle
  • Meteora
  • Achilleion - Sissi palee
  • Ioannina lake
  • Ioannina
  • Kalambaka
  • Kastoria (1)
  • Castello di Critinia / Kritinia Castle
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  • Aqualand, Majorca
   
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Ioannina

Greece, Epirus region

HistoricNight lifeFoodNatureCulture3 nightsMon. Jan 27 - Thu. Jan 30

Set on the banks of Lake Pamvotis, Ioannina remains a city of culture, commerce, and enlightenment despite its turbulent history.

Ioannina (often called Yannena within Greece) is the capital and largest city of Epirus, a region in north-western Greece. Ioannina has a wealth of attractions and museums, some of the more notable are the islet on Lake Pamvotis, The Castle Located in the center of the town and the Historic Centre of Ioannina where You can see small traditional shops and houses. Ioannina is famous throughout Greece for its silverwork, with a plethora of shops selling silver jewelry, bronzeware and decorative items.
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Things to do in and around Gjirokaster

  • Gjirokaster, Albania
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  • Gjirokastër
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  • Blue eye national park
  • Mountains near Thethi
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  • Ethnographic Museum, Gjirokastra, Albania
  • Tunnel
  • Gjirokastër
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  • Butrint - Driving Albania 39
  • porto palermo
  • Berat-Albania
   
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Gjirokaster

Albania, Gjirokaster region

HistoricSmall townsNatureActive2 nightsThu. Jan 30 - Sat. Feb 01

Situated in a valley at the foot of the Gjere mountains, this town is a well-preserved Ottoman settlement and is home to a 12C fort.

Gjirokaster is a town and a municipality in southern Albania. Lying in the historical region of Epirus, it is the capital of Gjirokaster County. Its old town is inscribed on the World Heritage List as "a rare example of a well-preserved Ottoman town, built by farmers of large estate." Gjirokaster is situated in a valley between the Gjere mountains and the Drino River, at 300 m (984 ft) above sea level. The city is overlooked by the Gjirokaster Castle where Gjirokaster National Folklore Festival is held every five years. Gjirokaster is the birthplace of former Albanian communist leader Enver Hoxha and notable writer Ismail Kadare. It hosts the Eqerem Cabej University.
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Things to do in and around Tirana

  • Tirana, Albania
  • Sheshi Skënderbrej, Tiranë
  • National History Museum, Skanderbeg Square
  • Archeological museum in Tirana
  • Vista sul lago
  • Verso
  • vlora coastline
  • Tile in Ephesus
  • Boredom
  • Park Rinia, Tirana, Albania
  • Clock tower and cantral mosque, Tirana
  • #conservationlands15 Social Media Takeover, May 15, Top 15 Trails to Blaze on BLM’s National Conservation Lands
  • Butrint national park
  • TiranaMosque
  • Albanian national gallery Tirana
  • Skanderbeg Square
  • Albania-02663 - Resurrection of Christ Orthodox Cathedral
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Tirana

Albania, Tirana region

CultureNight lifeFoodHistoric2 nightsSat. Feb 01 - Mon. Feb 03

Albania's modern capital city boasts colorful buildings, world-class museums, historic sites, and sprawling parks.

The capital and largest city of Albania, Tirana is host to many public institutions and universities, and is the center of the political, economic, and cultural life of the country. The main cultural institutions of Tirana are the National Theater, the National Theater of Opera and Ballet of Albania and the National Arts Gallery. Performances of renowned world composers are regularly performed. The city hosts the Tirana Biennale, Tirana Jazz Festival, Summer Day, White Night, Rally Albania, Buy Albanian Regional Delicacies Expo, and Tirana Fashion Week. Tirana has been redesigning its identity to a Mediterranean city, lined with cafes and nightlife.
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Things to do in and around Oria

  • Italy-1013 - Great Views from the Walls
  • Monticchiello
  • facciata esterna/2 - Eremo di Vincent
  • Basilicata - La ghost town di Craco
  • Sasso Barisano - Matera
  • Alberobello
  • panorama of lecce, italy
  • OSTUNI -
  • IMG_2980 porto
  • Martina Franca
  • Otranto
  • monopoli
  • bari by night, italy
  • Gallipoli (LE), Italia
   
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Oria

Italy

5 nightsMon. Feb 03 - Sat. Feb 08

A destination in Italy frequented by few tourists.

Oria is a town and comune in the Apulia region, in the province of Brindisi, in southern Italy.

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Things to do in and around Naples

  • Naples
  • National Museum of Archaeology, Naples
  • Cappella Sansevero
  • catacombe di san gennaro
  • Siena
  • Eén van de 2000 bochten op de Amalfi kustweg
  • Sorrento Fishing Harbour
  • Il Duomo Naples 2
  • Royal Palace of Naples
  • Naples
  • Naples-Cimitero Fontanelle-042
  • Positano
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  • Procida from Vivara
  • Panopticon, carcere borbonico di Santo Stefano
   
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Naples

Italy, Amalfi Coast region

FoodNight lifeHistoricCultureBeaches2 nightsSat. Feb 08 - Mon. Feb 10

Italy's third-largest city is a bustling port rich with history, cultural monuments, various attractions, and great food.

Naples is the capital of Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy, after Rome and Milan. Naples is one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world. Bronze Age Greek settlements were established in the Naples area in the second millennium BC. Naples' historic city center is the largest in Europe, covering 1,700 hectares (4,200 acres) and enclosing 27 centuries of history, and is listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. In the immediate vicinity of Naples are numerous culturally and historically significant sites, including the Palace of Caserta and the Roman ruins of Pompeii and Herculaneum. Culinarily, Naples is synonymous with pizza, which originated in the city.
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Things to do in and around Rome

  • Rome
  • Rome - Trevi Fountain
  • Colosseum in Rome
  • Roman Forum and Palatine Hill
  • Santa Maria in Trastevere
  • panoramica giardino all'italiana a Villa Lante
  • Civita di Bagnoregio
  • Vatican Museum
  • 07_ 111 Palatine Hill
  • Tonight at the Pantheon in Rome
  • Everybody's gone @ the Spanish steps, Rome, Italy
  • Gardens of Ninfa (Giardini di Ninfa)
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  • Villa Borghese
  • Roma, Villa Torlonia
  • Spanish Steps (Piazza di Spagna) in Spring
  • Grape Orchards
  • CALCATA
  • view of St. Peter's Basilica...
  • View of Non-Catholic Cemetery
  • St Peter's Basilica
  • Parco Regionale dell'Appia Antica, Rome
  • Veii
  • Morning sun on the Gran Sasso
  • Mimo in Piazza Navona-ROMA
  • Piazza del Popolo, Rome, Sept. 2011
  • Church of the Gesu, Rome
  • Museo Hendrik Christian Andersen
  • Il Giardino dei Tarocchi (The Garden of Tarot)
  • Viterbo
  • Rome
  • Largo di Torre Argentina
  • Zuccari Palace aka Monster House, Rome (1)
  • Family Room
  • Saturnia 1
  • La Scarzuola
   
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Rome

Italy, Lazio region

CultureFoodHistoricNight life5 nightsMon. Feb 10 - Sat. Feb 15

Italy's eternal capital boasts historic sites, ancient ruins, fine architecture, rich culture, superb food, and vibrant nightlife.

Rome is a city and special commune (named "Roma Capitale") in Italy. Rome is the capital of Italy and also of the homonyms province and of the region of Lazio. Rome is referred to as "The Eternal City", its history spans more than two and a half thousand years. Rome's historic center is listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. Monuments and museums such as the Vatican Museums and the Colosseum are among the world's most visited tourist destinations with both locations receiving millions of tourists a year. The Vatican City is an independent country geographically located within the city boundaries of Rome.
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