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Hvar, the perfect island to ask her to marry you

Here is how to organize the perfect romantic getaway in Croatia. To enjoy together between the waves of the Adriatic, discover the local traditions and conclude all with the question, “Will you marry me?”
The moment has arrived. Finally both have an employment contract that can be defined as such, been together for some years and have found that yes, she is the right one. Because it is the first to feel the need to call when something good happens to you, because it is the only one with whom you want to share a boring evening on the couch watching TV, because no can make you angry and make you laugh five minutes after the way she does. In short, you just want that she is the witness of your life. Great, congratulations. Do you miss just one last, crucial step: ask her if she wants to marry you.

Where? As? When? Film and Real Time programs have raised the bar of his claims, but the general rule is only ever one: sorprendila, doing what you would never expect from you. Or organize something to perfection. A trip on the romantic island of Hvar, Croatia, complete with a boat trip, food and wine and great final dinner excursion, can be the right choice.

But far from simple, it is considering that hardly were you able to successfully concocting something that went beyond the soccer match on Thursday night. Better then to rely on someone local, who can point you in the beaches, the chef and the right path to make this unforgettable week end.

Secret Escapes, the dream of luxury vacations come true (on the web)

Secret Escapes is the travel club specializing in online flash sales for four- and five-star and boutique hotels. Imminent introduction in their bids even whole trip packages
Secret Escapes. Leaks secret. Just the name makes you an irresistible urge to go, especially in this beginning of autumn when the melancholy holiday becomes stronger. And if you hear it whisper softly, as in commercials broadcast on television in recent weeks, the desire to escape into a luxurious retreat grows even more.

Secret Escapes is the travel club specializing in online flash sales for four- and five-star and boutique hotels. Arrived in Italy for a few months, he was officially presented today in Milan: the writings in our country are 650 thousand out of a total of 23 million worldwide. The goal is to reach one million by the end of the year. Among the Italian cities, those with more interactions are Milan, Rome and Naples.

Secret Escapes is not just a travel site, but a club. To receive offers must register, using Facebook or your email. Discounts up to 70% on the market price. The target of members is very large: from 25 to 60-65 years of age, with a higher concentration from 40 years upwards. “People with a good standard of living, but not rich: those who could not afford to stay in luxury facilities, this enables it to turn the dream into reality,” said Alex Saint, Chief Executive.

“We offer exclusive holidays, available at prices that can not be found anywhere else – added Alex Saint -. We only work with selected partners who can guarantee, in addition to special rates, including those advantages that make it a truly unforgettable experience: free upgrade, a bottle of bubbles, a massage, a dinner included and other special initiatives. ”

Not only luxury hotel, though. Secret Escapes has announced that it is imminent (by the end of the year at most) the introduction into their offer entire packages traveling in luxury destinations. The dream, in short, becomes 360 degrees.

CARD – Secret Escapes was founded by Alex Saint (formerly Unilever, DMGT, dealchecker.co.uk), Tom Valentine (eBay and Seatwave) and Troy Collins (DMGT, dealchecker.co.uk) in 2011. The company is present in 13 international countries: United Kingdom, Germany, Sweden, Poland, Norway, Denmark, Austria, USA, Switzerland and, since 2015, the Netherlands, Belgium, Spain and Italy. Secret Escapes works with more than 5,000 hotels and tour operators.

Secret Escapes from 2011 has sold more than two million nights and managed to exceed 100 million pounds in sales volumes in 2014. Compared to last year, the company grew by 60% and the level of satisfaction of users who made a holiday by using the service of Secret Escapes shall be 95%. Among the projects the company’s growth, including the objective of the company to grow further in the US and landing in Asia.

Cheap cruises: travel options in the Mediterranean for December 2015

Cruises attract many ruristi as type of holiday and try to find the Cheap for every occasion here travel more affordable for the Mediterranean in December 2015 …
You’d find one of the cheap cruises for a fantastic holiday in the Mediterranean, even in winter? December 2015 could be the perfect month for many singles, couples or families, who choose to embark on a fantastic journey by boat, maybe low-cost carriers. If you’re curious about what the best offers please read on!

Offers interesting are right in the Mediterranean Sea. The most enchanting cheap cruises are those that depart from La Spezia, Liguria, and then touch the city of France and Spain, as Marseille, Barcelona and Palma de Mallorca, the beautiful and world renowned city of the Balearic Islands.
Another route really interesting is that, starting from Savona, carries its passengers to visit the Greek Islands, as Kalamata, Nafplio and Volos, a journey of 13 days between history, nature, culture and breathtaking views.

Always starting from Savona you can find yourself in the warm city of Africa, touching Barcelona, ​​Tangier, Casablanca, Cadiz and Malaga, discovering the wonders that the land not too far from us we can offer.
Another interesting itinerary is directed to the Canary Islands and that, starting from Genoa, making a stop in Barcelona, ​​Casablanca, St.Cruz Tenerife, Funchal and Malaga, all cities where you will find a mild climate even in winter.

Departing from Savona there are many other offers of cheap cruises that dano possinilità to know the beautiful city in Greece and Croatia, visiting Corfu, Katakolon, Athens-Piraeus and Civitavecchia. Wonderful cities and unspoiled nature await you!
If you prefer to embark at Civitavecchia you will have the opportunity, in a 12-day trip, visiting Rome, Genoa, Katakolon, Athens, Rhodes, Haifa, Heraklion for a wonderful adventure that touches Greece, Egypt and Israel.

Starting instead from Barcelona can discover the beauty of Spain and Italy, passing through Civitavecchia, Rome, Naples, Palma de Mallorca, a holiday among the homegrown and the Spanish lands!
So what are you waiting to choose the right cruise low cost and leave? The routes are so many and the possibilities of many fun, wonderful, unique holiday with all different flavors!

Mykonos, the most ecumenical of the Cyclades Mykonos, the most ecumenical of the Cyclades

 

Alternative and fashionable at the same time, able to attract fans of architecture and of course people who expect sea and nightlife, the island of windmills (survivors) and Paradise beaches, in name and in fact, remains a must of summer .

Like the celebrities and lovers of cheese, lovers of wild nights and lovers of Cycladic architecture. First refuge of pirates, then stop on the itinerary between Woodstock and Kathmandu, today synonymous with high society and transgression, Mykonos has a historical vocation of a natural camouflage and fashionable. If the heritage windmill, that once characterized the island, it has remained a single row haggard, strict ordinance protects the harmony of the houses all whitewashed, with blue shutters – the gray and green are permitted, but only after special approval.
The narrow streets of Chora steep climb overflowing with restaurants and shops, while the elegant Alefkandra called Little Venice, deploys its multicolored houses on stilts, coveted destinations at sunset. A little farther on, check a giant meringue plywood is Panagia Paraportiani, a fifteenth century church consists of four chapels on the ground floor and one upstairs, so close to each other as to seem fused. The other place of worship on the island architecturally interesting is the Orthodox monastery of Panagia Tourliani century, which, with its beautiful doors red stands in the sleepy village of Ano Mera, among the hills of the interior.

Most visitors, however, in Mykonos goes directly to heaven: the most famous sandy beaches of Greece, Paradise and Super Paradise, welcome varies worldliness, nudists and pop music at high volume from five in the afternoon at five in the morning. The surfers chasing the Meltemi, the relentless wind of the Cyclades, link to Ftelia on the north coast, while Psarou, on the south coast, there is a qualified diving center. The best way to unwind after nights of dancing or offshore activities is a dish kopanisti, goat cheese very spicy obtained after repeated fermentation, accompanied by a glass of ouzo, or for those who do not like alcohol, of soumada, refreshing drink milk of almonds.

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For a day trip away from the crowds you can choose between Kea, Andros and Tinos, green mulberry trees, olive trees, oaks and fragrant pine trees. It starts from the old harbor, Ghialos, with the blessing of Petrus, the photogenic pelican, a descendant of a long line of mascots of the island, which oversees the lively fish market.

Obama remembers the tragedy that changed US history

The 14 th anniversary by the attack on the Twin Towers
The United States celebrates the 14th anniversary by the attack on the Twin Towers in New York, took place on 11 September 2001. A day that America has become a time to remember the event that changed the recent history of the world, but also to look forward. The federal government has recognized September 11 as Patriot Day and National Day of Service and Remembrance, where Washington wants the American people to engage in voluntary acts in memory of the dead, the survivors and the people who took care of the first relief. “In the following years we have been united and strong,” said President Barack Obama asking citizens, in establishing this new day of remembrance, to make acts of volunteerism. “I also ask to observe a moment of silence at 8:46 to honor the innocent victims who died after the terrorist attack on 11 September 2001,” the statement sent by the Obama White House. There will be celebrations throughout the United States. In New York there will be a day of remembrance at Ground Zero and the National September 11 Memorial Museum. And this year has returned to illuminate the Manhattan sky light installation with 88 lights that remain lit until dawn on Saturday 12. September 11, 2011 Al Qaeda hijacked four flights. Two crashed into the Twin Towers in New York, causing it to collapse, the third hit the Pentagon and the fourth was flown into the Capitol or the White House in Washington, but crashed in a field near Shanksville, Pennsylvania, after persons on board tried in vain to regain control of the flight. In all there were 2,974 victims. The collapse of the towers the dead were 2,763: 2,165 in skyscrapers, 441 policemen and firefighters, 157 on board aircraft. Pentagon 189 deaths: 125 civilians and military, 64 people aboard the plane. In Shanksville 44 dead aboard the hijacked. Nineteen suicide bombers died aboard the four planes.

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Something About the Greek islands. Here are available (despite the price and bureaucracy)

Greek island: and ‘the unusual wedding gift that Cristiano Ronaldo wanted to do with Jorge Mendes, at the wedding of his historic prosecutor on 3 August. It ‘s not known what is the island chosen it’ the price but there are rumors that the champion Real Madrid has shelled out around 4 million Euros. Certainly less than you would spend to make a penthouse in Chelsea.
It ‘s always been the dream of super-rich men own their own island. And today, thanks to the disastrous situation of the country, the favorite seems to be Greece, where private owners, in view of the increase in property taxes, they decide to market their own jewels of the sea, which has always been handed down from generation to generation.
There are about twenty islands owned ‘private currently for sale. On the site Private Islands Online, specializing in the sale of its islands around the world, sixteen are today “available for sale”. The most ‘expensive (although for many the price is not’ visible unless requested) and ‘Omfori, worth 56 million Euros, “a paradise on earth” in the Ionian Sea of ​​4.5 million square meters on which the government granted the necessary permits to build up to 20% of the territory.

It follows, always in the Ionian Sea, Dulichium 44 million EUR 5.4 million square meters – making it the most ‘extensive private Greek island – the mouth of the Gulf of Corinth. But with much less (4.9 million euro) you can ‘buy Stroggilo that, in spite of the gossip in July that gave Johnny Depp as a buyer, it is still for sale on the site: the island of 218 thousand square meters to 110 meters of the beach, it is located in the Aegean Sea near the most ‘tourist Patmos. For “only” 3.3 million Euros you can ‘buy Linhari Peninsula, 10 minutes from Corinth. “The price and ‘already’ been halved – precise Private Islands Online – this incredible opportunity ‘not remain’ free long.” But the island more ‘economic you can’ find another portal specialized Valdi Private Islands, based in Hamburg and that today are five solutions: 1.6 million Euros sells St. Athanasios, a mini islet 10 thousand square meters ever in the Gulf of Corinth.
Also having the chance ‘, buy a Greek island and not’ anyway so ‘easy: many are not building, and for other difficult’ access to private planes, too many bureaucratic procedures to obtain permission. “National pride and red tape holding back the business,” explained a few days ago Farhad Vladi, founder of the real estate group. “Who buys should get no less than 32 permits, including ok Defense Ministry and Agriculture, in the end the customer often forget exasperated by the government greek.” Not to mention that in Greece the beaches are public, which ‘means that no matter how remote the island can be any person can’ dock and plant your own umbrella.
Contrary to what some imagine in Germany and Finland, but also in Switzerland, where members of the extreme right have demanded that Athens repay the debts by selling the islands, the greek state owns only a modest number. Among the properties’ public instead they include pieces of land also quite areas. For example, about a third of the island of Mykonos and ‘owned’ public. Currently, the public fund greek privatization (HRADF) has held islands and land. The property that are part of the fund are 35 palaces, and the rest ‘represented by companies’, banks, airport concessions and 10 port concessions.

However, buying an island in Greece can ‘be more’ simple than buying a villa or a land with beach. The Land Registry greek and ‘backlog. Are only 4 million properties’ surveyed and recorded. The Agency of Land Registry is completing 28 projects detection which represents 62% of the greek territory. The objective and ‘complete mapping of the properties’ by 2020.

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Alonissos, the pearl of the Aegean

Belonging to the Sporades, the Greek island has nothing to do with mass tourism: here you can enjoy the charm of nature between stunning beaches and picturesque views

Although the crisis has crippled Greece, the people of travelers not give up the dream of a midsummer night. There are poles nightlife dear to the young which Ios and Mykonos but there are actually unknown to mass tourism, places where peace is on the agenda: to respond to the desire for peace is Alonissos that, along with Skiathos and Skopelos, It is part of the Northern Sporades. You, the ancient Ikos, located in the northern Aegean, is the farthest island from the mainland why preserves that aspect so intact and untouched; for those wishing to visit her, you can be reached via Athens from Italy with scheduled flights of the national airline, Aegean Airlines, after the graduation Skytax Wordl Airlines, has distinguished itself as the best airline in Europe in 2015 ; once they arrive by bus to Aghios Konstantinos proceed by ferry or, alternatively, you can opt for the airport of Skiathos served, as well as dall’Aegean, by Volotea, Blu-Express and Meridiana, then to embark sull’aliscafo that, in a few hours, you can reach its destination.

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The history of this island and very troubled, because, in 1952, with the arrival of phylloxera that began to ravage the vineyards from California, the agricultural sector was severely compromised; sometimes, as they say, the worst there is no end in fact, in 1965, the island was disrupted by a huge earthquake that brought the people to move in a hurry in the Patitiri abandoning their homes to find refuge in new earthquake-resistant buildings. To get a small summary of the history of this island, you can visit the Folklore Museum and the Northern Sporades, located behind the beach marina, a private pole owned by Kostas and Anghela Mavrikis that, from May to September, invites tourists to get into the tradition admiring everyday objects that tell the lifestyle of the local as well as make a complete picture of Greek history and the wars that have seen protagonist.

Once out of the museum you can savor the sparkling side of the island between souvenir shops, cafes and taverns where to sit back and enjoy the view as “Alonissos”, a tasty restaurant where you can try the specialties of the house. From here everything begins and everything ends Patitiri, with its picturesque port set in a small bay, is the starting point for any adventure, primarily the National Marine Park of Alonissos, established in 1992, a marvel jealously preserved that articulates in 2200 kilometers square of surface, habitat for about 300 species of fish, dolphins and she, the seal Monachus-Monachus, the rarest species in the world as well as endangered, protected from Mom, the Greek Association for the Study and the defense of Foca Mediterranean which, since 1988, is responsible for defending the marine and coastal environment. In order to know with their own eyes this paradise, it’s worth taking part in day trips aboard the “Gorgona” in the company of Captain Pakis Athanasiou driving, with his stories, at a time of wonders like the Blue Grotto, Peristera, Agios Demetrios then reach Kyra Panagia and visit the monastery, still under construction, where you can buy wine, olive oil, souvenirs and various sacred objects.
Its small size, it is about twenty kilometers in length, allow to discover it in full in a few days, which is by car or scooter: do not miss the old Alonissos, or its Chora, a place with a high level of romance set on the top of a hill where you fall in love those white houses full of fuchsia bougainvillea, a particularly scenic at sunset when the sun gives fascinating play of light and colors that illuminate immense. Here you can stroll among the shops, stopping off in one of the many restaurants and cafes as the “Taverna To Aloni” from whose terrace offers a climate of total relaxation, surrounded by the atmosphere simple and familiar while, to delight the palate, we think specialties such as the famous cheese cake, the tyropita.

Can not deny that Alonissos is renowned for its beaches that have a really authentic look because mostly shrouded by lush vegetation as Milia, located in the south-east of the island in a cove hidden in a thick pine forest: over here the stones, you can take advantage of a sandy area that takes nothing away from the intense blue of the sea. The mix sand and stones is also found in Kokkinokastro, very romantic at sunset when the sun sheds light on the big red cliff that forms a small cape; it was here that, apparently, was the ancient city of Ikos, and, to prove it, are the remains of the walls that emerge from the water. No less Chrisi Milia, the busiest beach of the island and because it turns admiring its golden sand and its position that sees fit in the heart of a lush pine forest and the beaches more rocky site north as Megali Ammos, Tourkoneri and Gialia.

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September 2015:

TEN DESTINATIONS IDEAL FOR TRAVEL dreaming of a holiday, here is selected for you the best destinations for the month of September.
Summer, vacation time, holidays, relaxing. Regardless of the chosen destination, either at the beach or in the mountains, in Italy or abroad, the desire of all is relax and pleasant days. Most Italians have already reached the resort towns, where they will spend the August or the following week, which promises to be hot. Many others, however, expected in September 2015.

Travel in September is a solution that offers many advantages: the weather is usually good, still hot enough to choose beach destinations, the prices are affordable and the holiday destinations generally less crowded than in July and August. And then, why not start in September? We selected ten ideal destinations for the month of September:

In Europe, northern Germany offers breathtaking natural scenery. An ideal destination in September, attention this year to the weather forecast. Also in Europe, Austria and Switzerland will enchant you with their green, the mountain lakes, the enchanting scenery.
France awaits you with its cities. Provence is a viable alternative.
Portugal.
In Canada, a popular destination at this time is Quebec.
In the US West Coast, and in particular the City of Angels and San Francisco.
Africa: the resort on the Red Sea, Marsa Alam, Sharm El Sheikh, Hurghada, but also Morocco and imperial cities, the desert.
In Italy all over the south and the two largest islands await you with their heavenly sea, the sun and the warmth of its people.
For a beach holiday, the Canary Islands, in front of the Morocco: Gran Canary, Fuerteventura, Tenerife.
The Balearic Islands, Spain. In particular, Ibiza and Formentera are exceptional in September. United disco the first and the second of the wild, both will welcome you with their crystal-clear sea and white beaches.
Greece and its islands, the sea and the white city: Santorini, Rhodes, Crete, Mykonos.

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Guide the new Greece of DOVE

The secret islands and semi-deserted beaches. But the new kitchen and the nightlife of Mykonos, Hydra, Paros. And then the places of culture, including the Athens dear to the writer Petros Markaris, and map active holiday, from hiking to boating holidays. All the best and the unpublished in 180 pages. On sale from June 10
To discover the best and the unusual. Dispelling stereotypes. This is the spirit of the new Guide to Greece of WHERE, on sale from 10 June (€ 5.50).
In the Cyclades you eat badly, always-the-same-things, and drink worse? Catchphrase exceeded. There are interesting young chefs who not only serve souvlaki in Santorini, Naxos, Ios. And Milos, rewarded with Crete to the spectacular beaches. The guide WHERE does know a new generation of entrepreneurs that despite the crisis, open boutique hotel in the mansions of the Crusaders in Rhodes, or in old shops sponges in Symi. Restoring family homes, shelters for rent for leaks couple, such as residences and relaxation of Serifos.

For those looking for blue sea and silence, here is the islets off course, Arki and Marathi off Lipsi, where you sit in peace, safe from banana boats and disco music. But flipping through the 180 pages of the guide are also the place to go and bring in the dawn for bon viveur islands like Mykonos and Paros.

Holidays with children? The beaches most suitable games dell’Aquapark in Corfu, the encounter with the turtles in Kefalonia. And yet, three reportage dedicated to the cultural sites. Macedonia of Alexander the Great, told by the famous archaeologist and writer, Valerio Massimo Manfredi. The workshop of Hephaestus to Lemnos and the labyrinth of Minos at Knossos illustrated by Giorgio Ieranò, journalist and professor of Greek literature at Trent. Finally, the Athens dear to Petros Markaris (and its Commissioner Charitos), with the direct testimony of the writer.

Also available are a map of Greece active, of which no one ever talks about: climb the Meteors, hiking on Mount Athos, sailing in the Sporades. All faces of a country never equal to itself, with 15,000 kilometers of coastline and more than a thousand islands and rocks.

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They arrived the sales! The great fortunes buying house in Greece taking advantage of the crisis.

One of the maxims of capitalism is “advantage of times of crisis”, because it is precisely then that the prices are lower. That’s what they’re doing great fortunes in Greece: buy real estate with cut prices

Since 2009, year of the beginning of the crisis in Greece, the price of luxury homes in this Mediterranean paradise fell 50%. And one of the houses of the middle class, 30%. A real opportunity not to be missed.

This is what must have thought the big investors – especially Russians – who are cast as vultures on real estate opportunities. A house on the island of Syros, who until recently was worth 1.6 million euro, now sells for 800,000 Euros. Exactly half. This has increased dramatically the interest of buyers. “Last year we had an average of five people per month interested in luxury homes” – he told the Bild Wadim Dolmidinis, director of Greece Invest. “Now there are already eight month”

The first buyers are Russians, followed by the Chinese, particularly interested in homes around Athens. And the third and fourth place, the fortunes Serbian and Bulgarian. It’s time balances.

“It is the best time to buy,” says Francesco Pianelli, the real estate portal ikh-realestate.com This is the year in which the agencies are selling at lower prices, it is impossible that fall even more. For those with dinero, the best thing is to buy villas near the sea with 500 or 1000 m2. An example: two houses on the Aegean Sea, with private beach, an impressive sight, a giant terrace, garden and mini port for one yate, were sold for 4.5 million euro. Too expensive? The mediator does know: the have lowered by 1.5 million Euros!

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