Europe

Matka Canyon, half-day trip from Skopje

Matka Canyon, half-day trip from Skopje

Matka Canyon, located just on the skirts of Skopje, is one of the most popular destinations for a half-day trip from the capital of North Macedonia.

If you’re looking to explore the natural beauty that this country has to offer, read more to learn how to reach Matka Canyon from Skopje and what to do there during your visit!

Skopje: the modern capital of North Macedonia

Skopje: the modern capital of North Macedonia

Skopje is without a doubt one of the most peculiar cities in the Balkan region. With a history that dates back to the ancient times, the capital of North Macedonia is a diverse and modern European city, where different ethnic, religious and national groups cohabit in harmony.

Since the project Skopje 2014, which re-built the entire city to give it a more classical appeal, Skopje has become one of the most attractive European capitals. See what to expect from a visit to this unknown yet exciting destination of wonderful food and peoples, beautiful neo-classical buildings and statues… statues everywhere!

The hanging monasteries of Meteora

The hanging monasteries of Meteora

Crowning the rocks of the Kalambaka region in Greece, the hanging monasteries of Meteora are a place like no other. A centre of spirituality for centuries, visiting this UNESCO Heritage Site is a must in any trip to the Hellenic Republic.

During my stay in Thessaloniki, I took an incredible day tour to Meteora with Ammon Express. Read more to discover with me this unique site with breathtaking landscapes!

Pella & Vergina: following the path of Alexander the Great

Pella & Vergina: following the path of Alexander the Great

With a kingdom that expanded all the way to Asia, Alexander the Great is one of the most emblematic figures of ancient Greece. Born in Macedonia in 356 BC, a visit to northern Greece is a great opportunity to discover the origins of one of the greatest emperors of all time.

During my stay in Thessaloniki, I took a guided visit with Ammon Express to Pella, birthplace of Alexander the Great and the historical capital of the ancient Greek kingdom of Macedonia, as well as Vergina, home to the Royal Tombs of Aigai where Alexander's father Philip II is buried.

Thessaloniki in 2 days - Part II: the Roman ruins & Ano Poli, the upper town

Thessaloniki in 2 days - Part II: the Roman ruins & Ano Poli, the upper town

After having visited the Byzantine and Ottoman monuments of the lower town, I continued my two-day trip by exploring the Roman past of Thessaloniki and the three most emblematic sites built during those times: the Agora, the Rotunda and the Arch of Galerius.

My trip would finish with a climb all the way up to the Ano Poli, the upper town. Crowned by a Byzantine and Ottoman-era fortress, it offers the best panoramic views of the Thessaloniki. Continue reading to check them out!

Thessaloniki in 2 days - Part I: from the port to the White Tower

Thessaloniki in 2 days - Part I: from the port to the White Tower

Capital of Greek Macedonia, Thessaloniki is a melting pot like no other in Greece. Influenced along the centuries by the Greek, Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman empires, visiting this modern and unknown Mediterranean city will be like travelling back in time through some of the most influential cultures of history.

Here is the first part of my 2-day itinerary of Thessaloniki, a walk from the port to the White Tower visiting all the highlights that the lower town has to offer!

Tallinn, the gem of the Baltic: one day trip from Helsinki

Tallinn, the gem of the Baltic: one day trip from Helsinki

One of the most beautiful and impressive medieval cities in Europe, the city of Tallinn is an absolute delight for any traveller. Walking through the cobblestone streets of its Old Town will transport you back in time, while visiting the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral will make you discover the Russian past of a the city that, surprisingly, has become a reference for digital innovation.

During my visit to Finland, I decided to visit Tallinn in a one day trip from Helsinki. Whether you’re also going to Tallinn for a day or maybe you have decided to dedicate some additional time to this fascinating city, discover in this article how to make the most out of your visit to the capital of Estonia!

Porvoo, the perfect half day-trip from Helsinki

Porvoo, the perfect half day-trip from Helsinki

If you're planning a day trip from Helsinki, the small town of Porvoo should be on your list. Located on the shore of the Gulf of Finland and less than 50km away from the Finnish capital, this idyllic town full of history, beautiful architecture and galleries is the perfect short trip to explore the more traditional side of Finland!

Suomenlinna: touring Helsinki's sea fortress island

Suomenlinna: touring Helsinki's sea fortress island

Founded in 1748 on a cluster of islands off the coast of Helsinki, the Suomenlinna sea fortress is a cultural treasure. Built when Finland was still part of the Kingdom of Sweden, Suomenlinna has taken a vital part in the history of Finland. Today, it is not only a UNESCO heritage site but also one of the most popular days out among tourist and locals alike. Check out what to expect from Helsinki's sea fortress islands!

Helsinki: the very best of the Finnish capital

Helsinki: the very best of the Finnish capital

With a recent past in between Eastern and Western Europe, but always keeping its Nordic style, Helsinki has become a trendy destination that is growing in popularity among travellers.

Although Finland might be better known for its landscapes, lakes and charming cities located next to the Arctic Circle, the beautiful capital city is also well worth a visit.

Find out what this unknown and yet very surprising destination has to offer!