Limitless Travelling with K.
Katerina is a multinational travel blogger with roots from Ukraine and Latvia, who works and lives in Athens, Greece. From a very young age, Katerina was involved and surrounded by tourist activities, which in turn became her passion in life. She holds a Master’s degree in International Hospitality & Tourism Leadership, from the University of Wales which she completed at Alpine Center in Greece. Since 2009 she has been living and traveling extensively through Greece, thanks to her work as a travel agent, which helped her explore many unique places in this beautiful country. Limitless Travelling with K., is where she shares her travel stories and useful travel tips, both for Greece and abroad. She specializes in solo traveling, as well as traveling with as a couple or with friends. Katerina’ s blog consists of all her personal useful tips, which will help anyone looking for travel ideas, give answers, and information in general. Her mission is to inspire everyone to travel without any limits in the budget, time and company.
Limitless Travelling latest articles:
- Top Things To Do In Milos Island Greece
The Greek island of Milos has been on my travel list for years and yes, I finally visited it! I am so happy to share with you the top things to do in Milos, such as where to stay, the best beaches to visit, what to do and see, and where to enjoy the tastiest dinner on the island. Milos has enchanting sunsets, natural caves, picturesque cliffs, a clear sea with beautiful beaches, and, of course, a rich heritage of ancient Cycladic architecture. Are you ready? Let’s start! How To Get To Milos Island Greece One of the options to get to Milos is by plane from the main airport of Athens. The second option is to take a ferry from the main port of Piraeus in Athens. Ferries run several times a day and the trip lasts about 3 hours. I advise booking the ferry tickets in advance. You can check the schedule HERE. The island also has excellent ferry connections with other Cycladic islands such as Santorini, Mykonos, Naxos. It can be a great idea to combine visiting several islands during your stay in Greece. Where To Stay In Milos Island Greece Milos has many great areas and hotels to stay during your holiday. Since we took Vespa with us, we had no problem finding a hotel in any part of the island. My choice fell on an area near the famous Sarakiniko beach and hotel – Sarakiniko Rooms. The hotel was super stylish and modern with a great location and breathtaking views of Sarakiniko beach. Besides the comfy bed and fast internet, we had tasty local products for breakfast and an espresso machine in the room. Another well-known area to stay in Milos is the main port – Adamas. The most lively area with many restaurants, bars, entertainment, and the beach within walking distance. Adamas is perfect for your stay if you are not considering renting a car. Pollonia is located northeast of the main port and is extremely popular with windsurfing and diving enthusiasts. Along the bay stretches a long sandy beach, on the edge of which grow tamarisks, and from the south, it is closed by a small cape, where the small village is located. Plaka, the capital of the island, has white houses with blue doors and shutters decorated with flowers. At the top of the town, there is a Venetian temple and a picturesque view of Milos Bay. The nearest beach can only be reached by transport, so the area is not for everybody. There are many other great places to stay in Milos, such as Klima Village and Mandraki Village, so you have many options to choose from. The Top Milos Beaches I will start with my personal preferences and organized beaches on the island. Sarakiniko Beach. The most popular beach not only in Milos but throughout Greece. This beach can be recognized by just one photo since such a moon landscape cannot be found anywhere else. Imagine only whimsical rocks as white cascades descending in the bright blue Aegean mope. This beach was close to our hotel. The only minus is that it is very difficult to stay under the scorching sun for a long time without an umbrella. So we swam a little, took a thousand impressive photos, and went to look for an organized beach. Paliochori Beach. Paliochori beach consists of two parts, separated by rocks. The eastern part is much longer, there is a wide, sandy line, and the nice café Sirocco. Here we relaxed and had a great snack. The western side of the beach, in addition to the beautiful red-yellow-white-crimson mountain slopes, offers some privacy and hot springs. Fyriplaka Beach. It has all the attributes of a dream beach – snow-white sand, a long and wide coastline, and rocks shimmering with all the colors of the rainbow. The only bad thing that there were no umbrellas and sunbeds, and we did not stay long. Kleftiko Beach. Now, monk seals are hiding here, and earlier pirates hid their ships in the Kleftiko rocks after attacks on merchant ships. We visited it during a boat trip. Provatas Beach. Another organized beach with a beach bar. This is one of the most convenient beaches for families with children. Soft sand and shallow water allow parents to relax without unnecessary worries. Plathiena Beach. It is a small, sandy beach located in a beautiful and cozy bay in the western part of Milos, near the island’s capital, Plaka. This is an organized beach and we spent the first part of the day here and had lunch next to the beach. Achivadolimni Beach. This beach located in the southern part of Milos Bay, which is the crater of an extinct ancient volcano. It is also the longest beach on the island, reminiscent of a giant crescent. The beach got its name in honor of the only lake in Milos. Since the beach was not organized, we did not stay here for a long time. Agia Kiriaki Beach. The beach is located on the south coast of Milos. A dirt road leads to the beach, which ends in a fairly large free parking. This beach was also not organized. READ ALSO: “5 Best Greek Islands To Visit From Athens” Top Things To Do In Milos Island #1 Full Day Island Discovery Cruise With Lunch. Although many companies offer this cruise, I suggest you choose a catamaran. This was an unforgettable sea voyage around the island with a visit to the most famous beach – Kleftiko. There were 9 couples on board, so the trip was very fun and exciting. #2 Romantic Sunset on Plaka. The capital of the island – the city of Plaka – is located two hundred meters above sea level. A panoramic view of the bay opens from its height. The Crusader castle is considered a striking landmark of the city, where everyone goes to enjoy unforgettable sunsets. #3 Natural Caves. Sykia is the most unusual cave located in the western part of Milos. Yachts and ships from Adamantas regularly come here, there is also a road from the side of the Church of St. John. The most visited place is a cave formed by four rocks. #4 Museums of Milos. There are several interesting museums in Milos that you can visit: the Archaeological Museum, the Ecclesiastical Museum, the Folklore Museum, the Mining Museum and the Maritime Museum. #5 Klima Village. Klima is the largest fishing village. A picturesque place where houses are built at the very edge of the water, the first floors of the buildings are used as garages for boats. The doors and balconies of the houses are painted in different colors, making the whole village look bright and attractive #6 Mandrakia Village. Mandrakia is a small fishing village near Plaka. The architecture of this picturesque village is traditional for Milos as it follows the natural landscape carved into the rocks around the small port. These houses are used by fishermen for fishing boats and nets. There is also a delicious fish tavern here. #7 Catacombs. To the southeast of Milos is another worthy attraction of the island – the famous catacombs of the 3rd century, where 2000 Christians are supposed to rest. The only early Christian Necropolis in Greece consists of a main underground corridor and 4 small adjacent ones, and their total length is 185 m. #8 Enjoy food at the local restaurants and taverns. I didn’t expect that there are so many wonderful and delicious restaurants and taverns in Milos. Aragosta. Lovely restaurant with fresh fish and specialties. Did I mention that it offers a stunning view of the port of Adamas? Very romantic and after a delicious dinner you can enjoy cocktails at the bar. O! Hamos! Possibly one of the most popular local taverns in Milos. The name of the tavern translates as “Chaos” and indeed this place is always full of customers. In the evening, here you can find a line of people waiting for a free table. Be sure to come here early. The tavern is famous for homemade and local food. Mikros Apoplous. Amazing seafood and fish tavern in Adamas. I advise you to try different dishes (meze) with Greek ouzo. It’s usually full in the evenings too, so come early. Borriello Restaurant. The restaurant is located in Plaka with spectacular views and excellent cuisine. Notos Seafood Experience. Modern restaurant with contemporary seafood cuisine. Great place for lunch with traditional dishes prepared in a new way. Milos is an unusual island, the colors, and shapes of which will take your breath away, while sea cliffs, caves with an unusual stalactite mantle, and numerous hot springs add to its beauty and attract many tourists from all over the world. LIKE IT? PIN IT! This is a guest post. All the websites and companies that included here are based on author’s personal travel experiences. Please note that some of these links contain the personal affiliate links, and with no extra cost to you. I may earn a small commission that helps me run this website and helps me share my adventures and travel tips which can help you.
- Best Morning Desert Safari in Dubai
Aarthi is a travel blogger and freelance content writer by profession. In her spare time, she loves spending time with her family and friends, going for hikes, and listening to music. Reading and painting are her two other interests. Find more at www.bestdesertsafariindubai.com. Guest Post – “Best Morning Desert Safari In Dubai”. The evening desert safari with its adventure rides, scrumptious dinner, and amazing entertainment programs are the first things that come to mind when one thinks of desert safari Dubai. Surprisingly, not many know that there are some more variations of the desert safari, and the morning desert safari in Dubai is one of them. Here is all the information you need to know about Dubai’s morning desert safari. Why Choose the Morning Desert Safari Beginning early in the morning, the safari offers you a view of a different side of the vast and mysterious desert. Here are some of the reasons why you should choose the morning desert safari: It is great for those who are in Dubai for a short time. The evening tour lasts for 6 hours and takes up most of your evening. On the other hand, the morning desert safari begins early and takes 3-4 hours, leaving you the entire day to explore other attractions of the city. If you are not interested in the frills of the evening safari like the belly dancing and Tanoura dancing performances, shisha smoking, henna painting, etc., this is the perfect alternative for you. The morning desert safari is all about adventurous activities. The morning safari begins early just before sunrise when the desert still has the chilly air of the night. Moreover, you do not have to endure the harsh light of the sun during the wee hours of the morning. You get to enjoy the rides and activities before it becomes too hot. READ ALSO: “Best Areas To Stay In Dubai” What to Expect on a Morning Desert Safari Several types of morning desert safaris are available, and you can book one as per your convenience. While the timings and certain activities may differ a bit, most morning tours offer a similar experience. Here is what you can expect during your morning desert safari in Dubai: Beginning of the Journey Most desert safaris begin by picking you at your hotel or residence. To ensure that you get the chance to see the gorgeous sunrise of the desert, you would be picked up around 5 in the morning. A designated driver would take you to the outskirts of the desert in his 4×4 vehicle. Dune Bashing The morning desert safari begins with a bang, and hear we mean the amazing dune bashing session. Dune bashing is nothing less than a roller coaster ride, where a professional driver drives on the high and low sand dunes with ease. Safety of the guests is a high priority here, and the vehicles are accident-proofed for the same. You also have to wear your seatbelts and hold tight to your seats before the session begins. Fun Adventurous Activities While the dune bashing is the ultimate adventurous activity that you would enjoy in Dubai, it is not the only one. On the other hand, numerous other activities await you at the desert camp. You get to enjoy a ride on the camel while basking in the rays of the early morning sun. If you were disappointed about not getting to go dune bashing yourself, you would be thrilled to try quad biking in the desert. Apart from all this, sandboarding is also available at the desert safari. Hot Air Balloon Ride Although not a part of the regular morning tour, you can book a hot air balloon ride along with your morning desert safari. The hot air balloon ride takes off right before the sun comes up so that you get the chance to see an incredible sunrise. Floating 4000 feet above the ground, you get to see the bird’s eye view of the desert as well as parts of the city. The hot air balloon ride in the desert is a must if you are in Dubai for a romantic holiday. It makes for the perfect place for a romantic proposal. Wildlife Safari Just like the hot air balloon ride, a wildlife safari is not a part of the regular morning desert safari. However, you can book for the same if you want to explore the desert and check out the flora and fauna of the place. The wildlife desert safari would take you to the depths of the desert, where you can spot rare desert plants and animals like the Arabian Oryx and gazelles. A local guide, who has all the knowledge about the flora and fauna of the place, would accompany you. Breakfast at the Desert After an exciting time trying out the adventurous activities of the desert, it is time to feed your exhausted mind and body. Most morning desert safaris end with a lavish Emirati breakfast served with the most delicious and aromatic Arabic coffee. You get to indulge in local delicacies like Rgaag (Arabic bread and egg preparation), Chbaab (pancakes), and Balaleet (sweet noodles) along with some popular international dishes. Before the sun becomes too hot to handle in the desert, you would be driven back to the city. The morning desert safari is likely to end by 10 AM when the rest of the attractions in the city start to open. READ ALSO: “Best Time To Visit Dubai” Tips for Morning Desert Safari in Dubai Wear comfortable cotton clothes while going to the desert. However, do not forget to carry a light cardigan or jacket, as the early morning temperature is quite low in the desert. Wear open shoes or flip-flops that can be easily cleaned if sand enters them. Keep yourself hydrated. Do not forget to carry sunglasses and apply sunscreen before you step out. Do not wear heavy jewelry or accessories, as you may get hurt during the activities. Pregnant women, little children, and people with heart and back ailments should avoid dune bashing and other adventurous activities. Conclusion The morning desert safari is a unique experience, one that should be on your Dubai holiday itinerary. So, do not waste any more time. Book your tickets, apply for a Dubai visa, and get ready for an incredible experience of your life. LIKE IT? PIN IT! This is a guest post. All the websites and companies that included here are based on author’s personal travel experiences. Please note that some of these links contain the personal affiliate links, and with no extra cost to you. I may earn a small commission that helps me run this website and helps me share my adventures and travel tips which can help you.
- Christmas in Belgium: the best holiday itinerary
When I first saw a photo of Christmas Bruges, I realized that this is the place where I want to spend my next Christmas. Yes, Christmas in Belgium was a really wonderful idea. Just imagine, like from a fairy tale, gingerbread houses with colorful lights, a Christmas market on the central square, an ice rink full of happy families, cozy cafeterias with delicious hot chocolates, and a fascinating story of the city – all this is about Christmas in Bruges. When I started planning our Christmas itinerary, I realized that we could only get to Bruges from Brussels, the capital of Belgium. So why not include this famous European capital on my Christmas list? Thus, Brussels became our first stop, where we generally celebrated Christmas Eve, as we arrived in Belgium on the eve of December 24th. I love traveling around Europe by train, it is a very fast and comfortable way. I looked over our route again and noticed that we can also visit another magnificent Christmas destination in Belgium – Ghent. I picked up a train schedule that in the morning we will leave Brussels, spend the whole day in Ghent, and in the evening we will be in Bruges. The perfect travel itinerary and I am glad to share it with you 🙂 Christmas in Belgium: how to spend Christmas in Brussels Brussels is not only a great Christmas destination but also very affordable. You can easily book a 5 * hotel with all luxury facilities at fairly competitive prices. Just check the hotel where we stayed during our Christmas trip in Brussel – Warwick Brussels Grand Palace. This hotel has a great location so you can explore all the Christmas markets around and I advise you to have a festive Christmas Eve dinner at the hotel, just don’t forget to book it in advance. How to get from Brussels airport (Brussels International) to the city center You have 2 options: by train or by bus. The train goes to the central station, Brussel-Centraal, which suited us the best as our hotel was just a few steps away. The round trip ticket costs 17 euros. The cheapest way to get to the center is by bus № 272. The bus runs every 30 – 60 minutes, the journey takes about 45 minutes. The bus stop is at level zero. In addition, the express buses No. 12 (from 5:40 am to 8:00 pm) and No. 21 (from 8:00 pm to 11:20 pm) run from the airport every 20-30 minutes. The bus goes to the Schuman metro station and the trip takes about 30 minutes. The bus ticket is valid for 60 minutes and can be used also for the metro. You can buy a ticket from the driver for 6 euros or from vending machines for 4.5 euros. The most expensive, but at the same time the fastest way to get to your hotel is by taxi. One way is approximately 27 – 38 euros per car. Brussels at Christmas : Top Things To Do Brussels is a great Christmas destination, but be prepared that almost all museums to be closed during Christmas Days and you will have a more limited list of places to visit. But on the other hand, this is a great period to visit the colorful Christmas markets in Belgium and just enjoy a walk around the city. My suggestions on what to do and what to see in Brussels: #1 The Grand Place Square. The majestic square in the Gothic style is distinguished by the amazing beauty of the buildings that surround it. The main Christmas Tree is erected annually here, and in the evenings they organize a music and light show that will impress both children and adults. You definitely shouldn’t miss this show! #2 Brussels Town Hall. The Town Hall is one of the symbols of the Belgian capital and an example of ancient architecture. The famous 96-meter tower of the Town Hall with the figure of St. Michael is an excellent landmark on the streets of Bruxelles. The entrance to the town hall is paid and excursions are possible, but unfortunately during our stay, they were not conducted. #3 St Michael and St Gudula Cathedral, Brussels. The cathedral was built in the Romano-Gothic style, but you will get the deepest impression only by going inside. Along the main aisle, there is a colonnade decorated with baroque sculptures of the apostles – an unimaginable beauty. #4 Church of Our Lady of Victories at the Sablon. As a true example of Brabant Gothic, the Church of Our Lady will be interesting to you for its mystical history. The church gained popularity after the installation of the statue of the Virgin Mary, which was stolen from Antwerp by a devout lady. #5 Parc du Cinquantenaire. This park is like a piece of Paris, with neat lawns and symmetrical paths reminiscent of the gardens of Versailles, and the Arc de Triomphe at the entrance to the park will amaze you with its beauty. By the way, this is one of the great places to fly your drone safely. #6 Atomium. One of the best places to visit during Christmas. It is better to buy tickets online in advance, as there are always a lot of tourists here. Externally, the building impresses with its architecture. Just imagine a model of an atom of iron magnified 165 billion times and 102 meters high. Six of ten spheres are open to the public, and the pipes that connect them contain escalators and corridors. Here you will find out all about the 1958 World’s Fair and the European lifestyle in the 1950s. Mini Europe. Park “Mini Europe” will delight not only children but also adults. It reminds me of the park we visited in The Hague when traveling in Holland. Here you will see all European capitals in mini sizes and feel like real Gulliver. The park is populated with tiny figures of people and there is a mini transport. Manneken Pis, Jeanneke Pis, and Zinneke. How not to visit Brussels and see its main attraction? It is of course – the peeing boy statue. Although the statue of the boy is really small, it is impossible to pass by, as “the baby” is dressed in different costumes. In our case, he was dressed as Santa Claus. Not many people know that Manneken Pis has a family. The girl sculpture Jeanneke Pis and dog sculpture Zinneke. Choco-Story Brussels Museum. While in Brussels, I highly recommend you visit one of the country’s “tastiest” museums – the Choco-Story Museum. I have read various reviews about this museum, but personally, I liked it. This is an interactive museum where you will learn the history of chocolate, the secrets of its preparation, taste different types of chocolate, and purchase chocolate souvenirs. You can book your ticket in advance HERE. Winter Wonders Christmas Market. Walking through Brussels you will see a large number of Christmas markets, but the largest and main Christmas Market is located right next to the Church of St. Catherine. Be sure to ride the Ferris wheel for a festive night view of Brussels from the top, buy the local products, and enjoy the Christmas spirit around you. Brussels Private Guided Tour. If group tours may not be available during the Christmas season, this does not mean that you will not have the opportunity to learn more about Brussels’s history. You can always book the services of a local guide who will create a personalized tour for you and your family. As you can see, even during Christmas time in Brussels, there are so many things to do and explore that, for sure, you will enjoy your vacation. After Brussels, our next stop was Bruges. But since our train passed through Ghent, we decided to visit it too. Christmas in Belgium: how to spend Christmas in Ghent We departed from Brussels Central Station at 13:00 and after about half an hour arrived at Gent-Sint-Pieters station, where a friend of Demetris was waiting for us to show us his amazing city. You can book your ticket for the train HERE. First of all, I have to admit that I was a little upset that we could not stay in Ghent for more days since this small town was a real Christmas fairytale. Ghent itself is a colorful, vibrant, and lively city, and at Christmas time it is simply magical. We walked a little from the parking slot along an almost deserted street, and then, unexpectedly, a huge square appeared in front of us with a bunch of people, festive music, city illuminations, and a Ferris wheel. The Christmas market, located around the Church of St. Nicholas, sells food and drinks, clothing, and handicrafts. This area is an essential part of any excursion in Ghent, and this place is not far behind the Christmas market at St. Catherine’s Square in Brussels. If you are going to visit Ghent, be sure to check out my post “One Day in Ghent” where I share travel ideas on what to see and do in Ghent during Christmas. The journey from Ghent to Bruges by train will take no more than half an hour. You can find the train schedule HERE. Christmas in Belgium: how to spend Christmas in Bruges Bruges has been a long time on my list of places to visit for Christmas and, finally, my dream come true! This small historical town can rightfully be called the Christmas capital. Magnificent illuminations, Christmas markets, Christmas trees and decorations in shops and in every corner of the historic center … and no less important, you can feel the Christmas spirit everywhere – the spirit of celebration, unity, and mutual assistance. We stayed at the amazing Notre Dame Boutique Hotel in the historic city center overlooking the Christmas market and with a delicious homemade breakfast included in the price. Before visiting Bruges, be sure to watch the famous black comedy “In Bruges“, and then check the movie locations and the hotel where the main character Colin Farrell lived. The locals are proud that the movie was filmed in Bruges and are always ready to show you the most famous places from the movie. Another interesting fact about Bruges: if French is spoken in Brussels, then in Bruges you will hear Dutch and West Flemish dialects. My suggestions on what to do and what to see in Bruges: #1 Guided Walking Tour. Bruges is a small town, but it would be naive to think that it has a boring history and you can see everything in a few hours. After all, it does not matter in which direction to walk, there is no single tourist route and historic center in Bruges. The city has been completely preserved, and whichever direction you go, it will be beautiful everywhere. The city has a unique and exciting history, so a few hours tour flew by quickly. #2 De Grôte Markt van Brugge. On the Markt of Bruges, you can find the main attractions of Bruges – the Belfry Tower. 50 bells ring a new melody every hour, and the observation deck upstairs is one of the most visited places in the city. Also, here you will find the main Christmas market. #3 Burg Square. Burg Square is one of the most important squares in the city. Once there was a fortified castle, and nowhere is a Gothic Town Hall with spiers, towers, and a decorated facade. #4 The Beguinage. Margaret of Constantinople founded the Beguinage (Begijnhof) in Bruges in 1254 with the aim of uniting the Beguines under one roof. The small community consisted of the sisters of the Lord, who spent their lives in prayer, labor, and asceticism. Today this place has been converted into a museum and you can freely visit the courtyard of the monastery. #5 The Lover’s Bridge & Lake of Love. The Lake of Love is an oasis of calm in the middle of Minnewater Park with the picturesque...