Southward European Journey

With stunning beaches, ancient sites, diverse cultures, and beautiful scenery, venture from Munich to Athens on this south-bound Euro-trip.

In this trip

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  • Great FoodGreat Food
  • Historic PlacesHistoric Places
  • CultureCulture
  • Night LifeNight Life

Trip itinerary

  • 1

    Munich, Germany

  • 2

    Innsbruck, Austria

  • 3

    Bled, Slovenia

  • 4

    Rijeka, Croatia

  • 5

    Plitvicka Jezera, Croatia

  • 6

    Split, Croatia

  • 7

    Dubrovnik, Croatia

  • 8

    Podgorica, Montenegro

  • 9

    Ohrid, Macedonia

  • 10

    Thessaloniki, Greece

  • 11

    Kalambaka, Greece

  • 12

    Athens, Greece

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Things to do in and around Munich

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  • 284 Marienplatz is a central square in the city centre of Munich
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  • Schlosspark Linderhof, Westpaterre
  • Partnachklamm
  • munich oct 2008 Residenz Antiquarium
  • Composition (1962) - Bram Van Velde (1895 - 1981)
  • München Munich 308 Alte Pinakothek (5)
  • Bavarian National Museum
  • Breitachklamm
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  • BMW museum, Munich
  • 29 Amalienburg, Munich, 7-01
  • Schloss Neuschwanstein from Marienbrücke
  • Augsburg street
   
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Munich

Germany, Bavaria region

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Munich is a fabulous city, known for its rich history, culture, art, as well as modern amenities and great nightlife.

Munich is the capital and largest city of the German state of Bavaria. It is located on the River Isar north of the Bavarian Alps. Munich is home to many national and international authorities, major universities, major museums and theaters. Its numerous architectural attractions, international sports events, exhibitions, conferences and Oktoberfest attract considerable tourism. Since 2006, the city's motto has been "Munich loves you".
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Things to do in and around Innsbruck

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  • 01 - Ingresso
  • Innsbruck - Ski jump platform
  • Folklore Museum, Amman 2
  • 070/365 (August 20, 2008) - Mountain Coaster (Wisp Mountain, McHenry, Maryland)
  • Harzer-Hexen-Stieg-8
  • Schwarze Mannerl in der Hofkirche Innsbruck
  • Schloss Ambras, Innsbruck
  • Hofburg
  • How Small We Really Are
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Innsbruck

Austria, Tyrol region

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Tyrol's capital city has it all, from castles and a casino to winter sports, parks, historic churches, and plenty of museums.

Innsbruck is the capital city of the federal state of Tyrol in western Austria. Tourism is the most important source of income for the city authority, largely because of Innsbruck's beautiful town centre with its historic buildings, the friendly ambience and the extensive sport facilities both in winter and in summer. Innsbruck is home to several important buildings and monuments, museums, churches, parks and gardens. As a very popular tourist destination, Innsbruck organizes several annual events and festivals. Due to its location between high mountains, Innsbruck serves as an ideal place for skiing in winter, and mountaineering in summer.
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Things to do in and around Bled

  • Lake Bled
  • Adventure Park, Alleghe-IMG_2597
  • Lake Bled, Slovenia
  • Bled Castle - Lake Bled, Slovenia
  • The island in Lake Bled
  • Castle on the hill at cold winter night
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  • Bled
  • Assumption of Mary Church on Bled Island
  • Church of St Martin, Bled, Slovenia
  • Lake Bled
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  • Skocjan Caves
  • Triglav - 1
   
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Bled

Slovenia, Upper Carniola region

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Home to several historic and recreational attractions, this picturesque town is situated next to a glacier lake of the same name.

Bled is a town on Lake Bled in northwestern Slovenia. It is most notable as a popular tourist destination in the Upper Carniola region and in Slovenia as whole. Bled is known for the glacial Lake Bled, which makes it a major tourist attraction. Perched on a rock overlooking the lake is the iconic Bled Castle. The town is also known in Slovenia for its vanilla and cream pastry Today it is a convention centre and tourist resort, offering a wide range of sports activities such as golf, fishing, and horseback-riding. Other notable near-by landmarks are the Assumption of Mary Church and Triglav National Park.
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Things to do in and around Rijeka

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  • Trsat gaztelua, Rijeka
  • Rijeka, Croatia - Sept 2008
  • Hong Kong Maritime Museum
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  • Roofs of Rovinj
  • Porec vista general
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  • Rijeka (325)
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  • Trsat, Croatia
  • Autumn in Croatia
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Rijeka

Croatia, Primorje-Gorski Kotar region

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Croatia's third largest city is a significant port, boasting an array of historic sites, cultural attractions, and great food.

Rijeka is home to several interesting sites. Tvornica "Torpedo" (the Torpedo factory), the first European prototypes of a self-propelled torpedo, created by Giovanni Luppis, a retired naval engineer from Rijeka. The remains of this factory still exist. Svetište Majke Božje Trsatske – the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Trsat. Built 135 m (443 ft) above sea level on the Trsat hill during the late Middle Ages, it represents the Guardian of Travellers, especially seamen, who bring offerings to her so she will guard them or help them in time of trouble. Old gate or Roman arch still stands, as does Rijeka Cathedral, dedicated to St. Vitus.
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Things to do in and around Plitvicka Jezera

  • Reflections of Bliss
  • Curving downward path.
  • Funny little red thing!
  • Autumn in Croatia
  • Upper Town - view of the lower town--Cathedral
  • Zadar
  • Roofs of Rovinj
  • Porec vista general
   
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Plitvicka Jezera

Croatia, Lika region

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A small town, mostly known for being a sleeping destination for travelers who want to explore the Plitvice Lakes Park more thoroughly.

Plitvicka Jezera is a municipality in central Croatia, in the eastern part of the Lika-Senj county, that lies in and near the eponymous Plitvice Lakes National Park.
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Things to do in and around Split

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  • Peristyle and Silver Gate.
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  • Marjan Peninsula and Split
  • Hvar
  • Zadar
  • Restaurant de Malo Grablje, Croatie
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  • View from Trogir Cathedral tower
  • Makarska
   
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Split

Croatia, Split-Dalmatia region

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Croatia's second-largest city is home to several remarkable historic landmarks, rich museums, diverse architecture, and nice beaches.

In 1979, the historic center of Split was included into the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites. Split is said to be one of the centres of Croatian culture. Its literary tradition can be traced to medieval times, and includes names like Marko Marulić, while in more modern times Split excelled by authors famous for their sense of humor. Among them the most notable is Miljenko Smoje, famous for his TV series Malo misto and Velo misto, with the latter dealing with the development of Split into a modern city.
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Things to do in and around Dubrovnik

  • Dubrovnik, Croatia
  • Dubrovnik City Walls
  • Dubrovnik
  • Croatia-01619 - Rector's Palace
  • 027 City wall walk - Across to St Ivan's Tower and the Maritime Museum
  • Cavtat, Croatia
  • Towards Elafiti Islands
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  • Pile Gate, Old City of Dubrovnik
  • Velika Onofrijeva fontana (Onofrio's Big Fountain)
  • Morning market at Gundulić Square
  • Island of Lokrum
  • Makarska
  • Honeymoon Cruise: Dubrovnik, Croatia
  • 1408211016 - Croatia Dubrovnik Old Town Church of Saint Blaise & Orlando’s Column
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  • From the Balcony - Korcula
   
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Dubrovnik

Croatia, Dubrovnik-Neretva region

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With its dramatic scenery, a wealth of historic sites, quaint streets, and marvelous beaches, this vibrant city is a superb destination.

Dubrovnik is a Croatian city on the Adriatic Sea, in the region of Dalmatia. It is one of the most prominent tourist destinations in the Mediterranean, a seaport and the centre of Dubrovnik-Neretva County. In 1979, the city of Dubrovnik joined the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites. According to CNNGo, Dubrovnik is among the 10 best preserved medieval walled cities in the world.
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Things to do in and around Podgorica

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  • City in gold
  • Harvard Museum of Natural History
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  • Budva
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  • Fishing Beneath the Walls of the Old City
  • Podgorica, Montenegro
  • Montenegrin Traditional Weaving - Ethnographic Museum - Cetinje - Montenegro - 02
  • Podgorica Cathedral
  • red beach
  • Mrtvica Canyon WWII Fortification 1
   
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Podgorica

Montenegro, Central region

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The capital and the largest city in Montenegro, Podgorica is a cultural hub offering museums, churches, and fine palaces.

Podgorica is the capital and largest city of Montenegro. Its favorable position at the confluence of the Ribnica and Moraca rivers and the meeting point of the fertile Zeta Plain and Bjelopavlici Valley has encouraged settlement. The city is close to winter ski centers in the north and seaside resorts on the Adriatic Sea. Podgorica's mixture of architectural styles reflects the turbulent history of the city and country: as one regime replaced another, the corresponding style was introduced. Its main attractions include Cathedral of the Resurrection of Christ, Podgorica City Museum, Natural History Museum of Montenegro, Petrovic Palace, Skaline, St. George Church, and more.
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Things to do in and around Ohrid

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  • Lake Ohrid, Macedonia
  • Bastions
  • Greek Theatre built in 200 BC, Lychnidos, Ohrid, Republic of Macedonia FYROM
  • Pelister National Park - Macedonia
  • Galičica National Park
  • Ohrid
  • Church of St. Bogorodica Perivlepta
  • Church of St. Sophia
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  • Heraclea Lyncestis, Republic of Macedonia
  • Mavrovo Lake
  • Church of St. John at Kaneo, Ohrid
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  • Fortress Towers of Marko
  • presilhas vermelhas
   
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Ohrid

Macedonia, Southwestern region

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The largest city on the Ohrid lake is home to a variety of churches, several monasteries, and other historic landmarks.

Ohrid is a city in the Republic of Macedonia and the seat of Ohrid Municipality. It is the largest city on Lake Ohrid and the eighth-largest city in the country. Ohrid is notable for once having had 365 churches, one for each day of the year, and has been referred to as a "Jerusalem (of the Balkans)". The city is rich in picturesque houses and monuments, and tourism is predominant. Ohrid is one of only 28 sites that are part of UNESCO's World Heritage that are both Cultural and Natural sites. The main sights of this city are Lake Ohrid, Church of St. Sophia, the amphitheater, Holy Mary Peribleptos, Samuil's Fortress, and more.
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Things to do in and around Thessaloniki

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  • Thessaloniki Film Festival
  • Thessaloniki: city walls
  • Folklife and Ethnological Museum. of Macedonia - Thrace
  • Rotunda
  • Mount Olympus from High Divide
  • Serre-Chevalier 1500 - Les Bains de Monêtier
  • Hamam
  • Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki, Greece
  • View over The Latomou Monastery
  • Kamara
  • Kastoria (1)
  • A poppy on the wall of the execution field
  • Ancient Agora of Thessaloniki, 3rd cent. BCE and later (9)
  • Museum of Byzantine Culture
  • Ruins of the palace of Galerius, ca. 300, Thessaloniki (1)
  • Church of Hagia Sophia, 7th cent., Thessaloniki
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  • Metsovo, a town in Epirus
   
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Thessaloniki

Greece, Macedonia region

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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 Kalambaka

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  • Meteora
  • Kastoria (1)
  • Metsovo, a town in Epirus
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Kalambaka

Greece, Thessaly region

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A lovely modern Greek town that visitors come to for its proximity to the beautiful Meteora park.

Kalabaka is a municipality in the Trikala regional unit, part of Thessaly in Greece. The town is situated on the foot of the Meteora peaks, and is known for the Meteora monasteries are located in the town. The town was built on the location of the ancient city of Aiginion and of its medieval monuments, only the cathedral, the Church of the Dormition, survives. Relics of an ancient Greek temple – probably of god Apollo – have been incorporated in the wall of the town’s oldest and most renowned church, dedicated to Virgin Mary.
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Things to do in and around Athens

  • Plaka and Lycabettus
  • Athens 03
  • Akropol
  • Athens Street
  • Mount Lycabettos
  • Temple of Poseidon - Cape Sunion
  • Byzantine Church
  • New Acropolis Museum
  • Temple of Athena Nike
  • Plaka à Athènes
  • Museum of Greek Popular Musical Instruments 1
  • The Athenian Tumulus
  • mycenae grave circle above
  • Athens - Erechtheion
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  • Theater of Dionysos, southern slope of the Acropolis, 342-326 BCE (17)
  • Temple of Olympian Zeus
  • Nafplion, Greece
  • Corinth, Acrocorinth (I)
   
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Athens

Greece, Attica region

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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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