Meghan Markle plans the holidays of 2018. Among the Positano and Capri destinations

Among the destinations approved by Meghan Markle for 2018 there is also the Amalfi Coast. The future princess of England has already been repeatedly in our places and has declared herself in love with Positano and Capri.

Actress and model, Meghan Markle has traveled a lot around the world and, as reported by the Lifestyle tabloid, has recommended and approved six holiday destinations for 2018. Among these destinations there is also the Amalfi Coast with Positano and the island of Capri.

Lifestyle defines Positano a small fishing village that is only an hour and a half from Naples and is climbing on the mountain with its pastel-colored houses that descend to the sea. Meghan Markle spent her summer vacation in Positano last summer with her friends at the hotel Le Sirenuse, a family-run hotel that was a villa about fifty years ago.

Another destination approved by Markle is Capri, the small island located half an hour by boat from Naples and considered a magnet for VIPs. Despite the fact that the island is relatively small, there are many walks for hikers and enthusiasts as well as a long list of luxury hotels with excellent restaurants and pristine beaches.

Among the other destinations approved by Markle for the holidays 2018 there are Ibiza and Formentera with its beaches but above all the parties to some of the most extravagant clubs in Europe; then there is Madrid, capital of Spain with its museums, art and dream fairs.

In the ranking of the six places to go on holiday in 2018, the American model and actress also quotes Hydra, in Greece. Hydra is one of the less known Greek islands and is a real oasis of relaxation that offers good food, reliable climate and a lot of tranquility. Just two hours by ferry from Athens, the island is surrounded by stony beaches and crystal clear waters.

Greece, the pirate islands: Fourni, Icaria

The Aegean and its islands have always been ideal places for pirates, who easily hid among the thousands of inlets, spotting and robbing the passing merchant ships.

Today these islands are a destination for wellness and tranquility trips, representing a microcosm far from the ordinary and its frenzy.

Fourni is one of the twelve islands that form a small archipelago formed by nine rocks and three larger islands that are Agios Minas, Fourni and Thymena.

Those of Fourni and Thymena are the only islands that are inhabited, with a stable population of about 1600 inhabitants, due to the large fleet of fishing boats and one of the liveliest shipyards of the Aegean.

Here the historic link with the pirates is found in the official name of the municipality, Fourni Korseon, Fourni dei corsari.

Emerald waters, mills and mulberry trees provide the island with an absolutely natural and evocative charm.

Fourni is an ideal island for those who are looking for peace and quiet, who love life in the open air, who appreciate good food in taverns without frills but cozy and who prefer days, and especially quiet evenings, rather than a noisy social life.

The beaches are beautiful and are largely made up of pebbles mixed with sand.

The Kassidi beach is one of the most beautiful in the Fourni archipelago in Greece and is located six kilometers southwest of the capital.

Kassidi is protected from the winds and the sea is usually quite calm. It is reached by a dirt road and not far away is the other beach of Agios Ioannis, which occupies the southernmost point of the island of Fourni.

Another lovely beach is that of Bali, one of the best places for a refreshing swim.

Bali is located a short distance from the capital and boasts a beautiful location at the foot of the rocks and a stretch of low and quiet water, suitable for everyone.

The name of this island presumably derives from Icarus which, according to legend, fell into the sea off the island when its wax wings melted.

In the western part of the island, among the villages of Ràhes it is possible to walk on the old paths, once beaten by pirates.

 

An interesting cycle excursion that does not exceed six hours of walking is that from Khristòs to Kastaniés, which includes the gorge of Herarakos with the Spanédhon water mill.

Islands of Greece: the guide of Paros, the island of marble

Our review of the beautiful Greece and its wonderful islands continues. Fantastic places to see at least once in a lifetime. Each with its original features. After the general guide of the Cyclades and the less touristic islands, we want to take you to the discovery of Paros, or Paro in Italian.

The island of Paros is located in the central-southern Aegean Sea, next to the island of Naxos, which was once united. Off the south-west coast lies the smaller island of Antiparos and the uninhabited islets of Despotiko, Strongyli, Fira and Diplo, plus a series of rocks and islets that form the archipelago of Paros. Revmatonissi is a small private island that rises between Paros and Antiparos. Other reefs and islets rise off the south and northeastern coast of the island. North of Paros are the islands of Syros and Mykonos, south of Sikinos and Ios, while further west is the island of Sifnos. Therefore Paros is at the center of the Cyclades archipelago, easily reachable from the other main islands. It is 90 nautical miles from the port of Piraeus.

Paros is the third largest island of the Cyclades, with approximately 196 km² of surface, after Naxos and Andros. Its coastline extends for 120 kilometers. It has a predominantly mountainous territory, like all the Cyclades, although less harsh than nearby Naxos. The highest peak of the island, on the Profitis Ilias mountains reaches 771 meters above sea level. Like the other Cyclades, it has a barren land, with little vegetation, concentrated mainly in the central part. The rocks of Paros are mainly of granite and marble, a characteristic that has made the island important for its white marble quarries, still present, which still represent part of its economy. Although the main activity today is tourism.

The island of Paros was inhabited since prehistoric times. At the center of the Mycenaean civilization, like the other Cyclades, it was later involved in the wars between Athenians and Persians, allied with the latter. It was conquered by the Romans and then by Byzantines. At the beginning of the XIII century it was conquered by the Venetians and included in the Duchy of Naxos. In its history it was subjected to numerous raids and devastations by pirates. Paros is the birthplace of the poet Archilochus.

The capital of the island of Paros is the city of Paroikia or Parikia, on the north-west coast, the second most important city is Naoussa, on the north coast. High population centers are Marpissa, near the east coast and its port of Piso Livadi, Lefkes inland, Aliki, on the southern coast.

The island of Paros offers enchanting views, among natural beauties, villages of white houses typical of the Cyclades and marinas with small fishing boats, today mainly used for tourist activities.

Arrived on the island, the first visit is to the city of Paroikia, a charming town that develops between streets and alleys between the traditional white houses with blue doors and windows. The highest part, the one that offers a splendid view of the port is Kastro, the castle where there are the remains of a fortress of the Franks, a Venetian tower and some characteristic houses around the ruins. Near the castle stands the church of Agios Konstantinos, while in the interior is the Basilica of Our Lady of Katapoliani (Panagia Ekatontapiliani, Our Lady of the Hundred Gates) Byzantine church with exposed bricks, an older part, the chapel dedicated to St. Nicholas , dating back to the fourth century AD, several mosaics and important icons inside. The religious complex also houses the Byzantine Museum. To visit near the basilica, the Archaeological Museum of Paros, with important findings of ancient Greek and Roman times. A of the port to see the graceful little church of Agia Anna. The city of Paroikia is full of clothing stores, especially for the sea, restaurants, taverns and clubs.

Basilica of Our Lady of Katapoliani, Paroikia, Paros (Andrant83, CC BY-SA 4.0, Wikicommons)
In the north of the island, the city of Naoussa overlooks a large bay, with a glance effect on the row of white houses overlooking the harbor. Despite the tourist development, with the tables of the many taverns on the docks, the port of Naoussa is still dedicated to fishing, one of the main economic activities of the town. The many boats and fishing boats give the port of Naoussa a very characteristic and authentic appearance. To be seen. On the tip of the western quay of the port, among the taverns and shops, lies the delightful white church of Agios Nikolaos.

Royal Caribbean, new itineraries and technological innovations for the 2019-2020 season

During the 2019-2020 season, Royal Caribbean will offer 5 new ports of call in addition to the return of the Oasis of the Seas in Europe, cruises in the Caribbean and the departure of the first Quantum Class ship to Alaska.

First of all, for the first time since 2014, the Oasis of the Seas will return to sail the waters of the Mare nostrum, sailing from Barcelona to spend the summer season in the Old Continent. Among the many attractions there will be the ‘onboard districts’, 7 thematic areas designed to satisfy every taste and preference, latest generation technological supports, elegant and comfortable rooms and suites, a varied and exclusive gastronomic offer, a real natural park in the open air (the ‘Central Park’) surrounded by tropical gardens, Broadway-style stage shows and the iconic AquaTheater, where you can admire shows and incredible water games. Oasis of the Seas will sail for 7-night cruises and visit Palma de Mallorca, Marseille, Florence, Rome and Naples.
Five new ports of call will welcome Royal Caribbean passengers to Europe, unprepared landing points to explore cities and countries rich in history and charm. Thanks to these new stops, travelers can visit the glacier gate of Olden (in Norway), discover Visby, the best preserved medieval city in the world and UNESCO heritage (in Sweden), the charm of Zadar (in Croatia), Portofino between the cliffs overlooking the sea, the streets of Brest.
From Italy will sail some of the most picturesque routes: the Rhapsody of the Seas will leave from Venice with two 7-night itineraries: one at a time of Greek islands and Croatia and one towards the Greek islands only. The Jewel of the Seas will instead offer a Mediterranean cruise of 7 or 9 nights with departure / arrival at the port of Civitavecchia. European itineraries will be available for bookings starting from the week of 11 December 2017.
With a transpacific trip from Sydney to Seattle, Ovation of the Seas will debut in the United States for a 2019 summer season dedicated to Alaska. On board the Ovation of the Seas, sport lovers will have fun with the Seaplex indoor sports complex, indoor and outdoor pools (with solarium), the parachuting simulator, the climbing wall with sea view and the wave simulator to surf like in the Ocean.! Ovation of the Seas will sail from Juneau (capital of Alaska) to Victoria (British Columbia) for 7-night itineraries to discover this land of unspoiled nature. To sail to the land of the ice there will also be Radiance of the Seas, with cruises from 7 and 9 nights between Seward (Alaska) and Vancouver. The Alaska-related routes will be available for booking from 11 December 2017.
For those who want to experience a short holiday in the Caribbean Sea, in fact, Royal Caribbean can really make the difference: Mariner of the Seas and Navigator of the Seas offer routes of 3 and 4 nights to the archipelago in the Atlantic Ocean, sailing from Port Canaveral and Miami (Florida). On board Enchantment of the Seas, on the other hand, depart from Galveston (Texas) for short 4 or 5-night itineraries to various Mexican destinations throughout the year. To accompany guests on longer cruises in the Caribbean (7 nights), there will be Liberty of the Seas (which will sail from Galveston, to the Western Caribbean) and Freedom of the Seas (which from San Juan, Puerto Rico, will reach the Caribbean southern).
The short itineraries dedicated to the Caribbean will be bookable from November 20, 2017, while those of seven nights will be available from November 13, 2017. Anthem of the Seas will start from the Cape Liberty port of Bayonne (New Jersey) for cruises from 5 to 9 nights to Bermuda, Bahamas and the Caribbean Islands.
For the fall season, Anthem of the Seas will move north to offer 9-night itineraries to discover Canada and New England. Same stages for Adventure of the Seas, which will sail to the Bahamas and the Caribbean (with cruises from 6 to 8 nights) and to Canada and New England (along 6-night itineraries) with cruises for 10 and 11 nights. These cruises in the United States, Canada and Bermuda will be bookable from the week of December 4, 2017.

Switch to Tim, Wind and Vodafone: offers and promotions abroad for a Merry Christmas 2017

Here are the best deals and promotions for foreign countries of Tim, Vodafone and Wind for Christmas 2017 with gigabytes in 4G, messages and minutes.

Here are the best deals and promotions for foreign countries of Tim, Vodafone and Wind for Christmas 2017 with gigabytes in 4G, messages and minutes.
Christmas 2017 is approaching and many will leave for the many long-awaited holidays. Others will stay at home but will be able to rest thanks to the long bridge in view of the Christmas holidays. Here are the new offers and promotions for abroad with minutes, gigabytes in 4G and messages proposed by Tim, Vodafone and Wind.

Christmas 2017 abroad with Tim

Tim International 100, here is the link, is the new offer proposed by Tim reserved for customers who were born abroad. It will cost € 9.99 every four weeks and will offer one thousand minutes to all national landlines and mobile numbers of which 300 also international, unlimited calls to the numbers Tim and 10 Gb at the speed of 4G Tim. The 300 minutes to foreign countries will be valid to call the following countries: Bangladesh, China, Cyprus, India, Poland, Peru, Romania, Mexico, Colombia, Czech Republic, Lithuania, Latvia, Israel, Singapore.

Those who will go on holiday will be able to activate Tim in travel Pass which will cost 20 euros every 10 days, here is the link. It will offer 10 GB in 4G, 500 minutes and 500 text messages. The minutes will be divided into 250 minutes of calls originated and 250 minutes of calls received that together with the Gb and messages will be available within ten days of the first call, when sending the first message or data connection. Upon expiry, the promotion can be reactivated. Reactivation will be possible even before the deadline.

The Vodafone Passport for Christmas 2017

With Vodafone you can activate three different types of Vodafone Passport. The one for the rechargeable customers, the one for those who have the subscription and the World for customers with subscription and rechargeable. The first will cost 3 euros a day if used, here is the link, and will offer 60 minutes (30 of which in and 30 out), 60 messages and 200 Mb of internet in 4G. Over 200MB, then, you will sail at 2 euros per 100MB up to 1GB. It will be valid in Albania, USA, Turkey, Switzerland and the Principality of Monaco.

For subscription customers, here is the link, the cost of Vodafone Passport will always be 3 euros per day if used. It will offer unlimited minutes in Albania, USA, Turkey, Switzerland and the Principality of Monaco, unlimited messages and 500 Mb of internet in 4G. Over 500 MB surf at 32Kbps.

Finally, Vodafone Pass World will offer 6 euros a day if used, here is the link where you will also find the countries where the offer will be valid. It will offer 30 minutes (including 15 incoming and 15 outgoing), 30 messages and 30 MB of internet in 4G.

Wind offers for abroad

“Call Your Country Super doubles” is the offer of Wind that will cost 10 euros every 28 days and will offer, here is the link, unlimited minutes to the numbers Wind, 500 minutes to all, 150 minutes to abroad and 8 Gb full speed. Who will activate this offer by January 21, then, will have 1000 minutes instead of 500 and 16 GB instead of 8. Finally the 150 minutes can be used to call the following countries:

Australia, Austria, Bangladesh, Brazil, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, China Cyprus, Colombia, Croatia, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Japan, Great Britain, Greece, Guam, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Iceland, Israel, Ireland , Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, Mongolia, Norway, Netherlands, Pakistan, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Czech Republic, Romania, San Marino, Singapore, Slovakia, Spain, United States, Sweden, South Africa, South Korea, Hungary.