Aghios Nikolaos, Greece
With the mesmerizing Lake Voulismeni flowing into the ocean, Agios Nikolaos, Crete, Greece is a perfect example of a magical paradise. Even the beautiful Greek goddesses Athena and Artemis are rumored to have bathed in the turquoise waters of the lake. Capital of the Prefecture of Lasithi, Agios…   read more

The Republic of Albania is a country in South Eastern Europe. It’s bordered by Montenegro to the northwest, Kosovo to the northeast, the Republic of Macedonia to the east and Greece to the south and southeast. It has a coast on the Adriatic Sea to the west, and on the Ionian Sea to the…   read more

Amorgos Island, Greece
Filled with hidden treasures, the Panagia Hozoviotissa is the pride and joy of Amorgos Island.  The ancient monastery is elevated high among the cliffs overlooking the striking, turquoise waters of the Aegean Sea.  Many visitors from all over the world come to the island to marvel at its…   read more

Argostoli, Greece
From the blue ocean waters to the green hills, Argostoli, Greece is the best of both worlds.  The culture of the small town is manifested through its architectural structures, infrastructure, and interesting landmarks that are fun to explore.  Its attractions overflow with hidden…   read more

Arkhangelsk, Russia
Bursting with culture, the Arkhangelsk International Street Theatre Festival is a celebration of artistic expression.  The streets become an open platform for local and international artists to showcase their talents to the public.  The excited spectators fill the streets as they become…   read more

Officially the Republic of Armenia, this country landlocked, mountainous country is situated in the Caucasus region. Located between the Black and Caspian Seas, the country is bordered on the north and east by Georgia and Azerbaijan, and on the south and west by Iran and Turkey. Yerevan is the…   read more

Athens, Greece
High above Athens, Greece, on the Acropolis, the iconic Parthenon shimmers in that fabled Greek light. Nowhere else in this noisy, modern city do the ancient Greeks speak to us as clearly as they do through its soaring lines. Its seemingly straight lines are actually concave; the columns subtly…   read more

"Azerbaijan" may not roll off the tongue, in fact, you may not even know where it is, but this former Russian territory in the Caucasus Mountains of southeastern Europe and Asia is a hidden gem of a country. Once an important stop on the Silk Route, Azerbaijan has potential to develop as…   read more

The Republic of Belarus is a landlocked country in Eastern Europe, bordered clockwise by Russia to the northeast, Ukraine to the south, Poland to the west, and Lithuania and Latvia to the northwest. Its capital is Minsk; other major cities include Brest, Grodno, Gomel, Mogilev and Vitebsk. Forty…   read more

Belgrade, Serbia
Draped with classical antiquities, the city of Belgrade, Serbia is truly a feast for the eyes.  The cobblestone streets are exquisitely decorated with magnificent architectural gems presented in the forms of cathedrals, museums, palaces, and fountains.  It is quite easy to fall in love…   read more

Bosnia and Herzegovina
Travelers’ apprehension about visiting Bosnia and Herzegovina, a small Balkan country in southeast Europe, is understandable. After all, what’s there to see in a war-torn landscape of scarred towns, poor or damaged transportation and villages riddled with landmines?When the former…   read more

Bratislava, Slovakia
Out of the rocky veins of the Small Carpathians Mountains and rich soil of the Danube and Morava Rivers emerged the capital of Slovakia, Bratislava.  The city signifies everything European, uplifted by the fortifications of the impressive Bratislava Castle, while culture and history brighten…   read more

Bucharest, Romania
If you are looking for a city beautified with European décor and as enticing as the streets of a great metropolis, then Bucharest, Romania is the destination for you.  Imagine walking on cobblestone as stylish monolithic architecture invites you into their realm with secret treasures…   read more

Budapest, Hungary
Budapest, the capital and largest city of Hungary serves as an important economic, commercial, industrial and cultural hub of central Europe. Rich in both natural and architectural beauty, the historic city receives over 20 million visitors a year. Standing triumphantly on the banks of the Danube…   read more

The Republic of Bulgaria is a country in the Balkans in southeastern Europe. Bulgaria borders five other countries: Romania to the north, Serbia and the Republic of Macedonia to the west, and Greece and Turkey to the south. The Black Sea defines the extent of the country to the east. The country…   read more

Butrint, Albania
Nestled amid emerald hills and trees is Butrint, one of Albania’s hidden surprises.  This UNESCO Heritage Site is a playground for historians and a timeless adventure bringing never-before-seen attractions to the feet of its bystanders.  Butrint is where beauty is manifested in the…   read more

Crete, Greece
When you think of the island of Crete, Greece the first word that comes to mind is-- magical. Blessed with miles of pristine beaches, an eventful history, and glorious mountains, there are many reasons why many dream to have this favorite holiday destination become a reality.  Tourists come t…   read more

The Republic of Croatia is a country in Central Europe, situated at the crossroads of the Pannonian Plain, the Balkans and the Adriatic Sea. Its capital and largest city is Zagreb.  Its shape resembles that of a crescent or a horseshoe, and its mainland territory is split in two non-contiguou…   read more

Czech Republic
This landlocked country in the heart of Europe is surrounded by Poland, Germany, Austria and Slovakia. Mountain ranges which border the country on almost all sides, have historically served as a natural border. Czech culture has deep roots and a modern vibe. The capital Prague, called the city of…   read more

Dubrovnik, Croatia
Dubrovnik is a Croatian city on the Adriatic Sea coast in the extreme south of Dalmatia, at the very end of the Isthmus of Dubrovnik. It is one of the most prominent tourist destinations on the Adriatic, a seaport and the center of Dubrovnik-Neretva county. In 1979, the city of Dubrovnik joined th…   read more

Estonia, a sparsely populated Baltic state in Northern Europe, has an unusual and naturally diverse landscape. Smell the juniper and listen to the quiet of the primeval forests, 1,400 lakes, 7,000 rivers and streams, bogs and swamplands. Along winding roads through bucolic pastures you’ll…   read more

The Republic of Finland is a Nordic country situated in the Fennoscandian region of Northern Europe. It is bordered by Sweden on the west, Norway on the north and Russia on the east, while Estonia lies to its south across the Gulf of Finland.Helsinki, the Finnish capital, is a city of parks,…   read more

Georgia is a sovereign state in the Caucasus region of Europe. Situated at the juncture of Eastern Europe and Western Asia, it is bounded to the west by the Black Sea, to the north by Russia, to the south by Turkey and Armenia, and to the east by Azerbaijan. Georgia is divided into nine regions an…   read more

Say Greece and you conjure images of classical monuments and white-washed fishing villages bathed by that magical Greek light and set against a backdrop of azure seas. Located at the nexus of three continents, it’s been part of many empires. Often considered the birthplace of Western…   read more

Helsinki, Finland
Helsinki is the capital and largest city in Finland. It is in the southern part of Finland, on the shore of the Gulf of Finland, by the Baltic Sea. The biggest historical museum in Helsinki is the National Museum of Finland, which houses an historical collection from prehistoric times to the 21st…   read more

Hungary offers visitors one of the major cultural capitals of Europe, thermal water centers and a lake resort area among its treasures. It’s a fairly compact country, enabling you to see as much as possible during your stay. Hungary can be divided into five tourist regions including Budapest…   read more

Kiev, Ukraine
Kiev is the capital of politically young but historically ancient Ukraine, a fledgling democracy still feeling its way after the Orange Revolution of 2004 and 2005. Kiev, founded 1,500 years ago on the banks of the Dnipro River, is a city of golden domes glinting in the sun,…   read more

Though not yet completely on the tourist map, Latvia is a small Baltic country that bursts with diverse and beautiful scenery and a bustling capital city with cobbled streets and a pulsating nightlife. A relatively flat country with sandy coastlines on the Baltic Sea and Gulf of Riga, Latvia offer…   read more

A relatively flat and forested country with a colorful yet tumultuous history, Lithuania is situated at the geographical center of Europe. The country established Europe Park to mark this position, with outdoor sculptures and art installations by 100 worldwide artists. Other one of a kind sites of…   read more

The democratic Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia is an old country seeking a fresh start, as it continues to break away from its communist roots. Strategically located in the Balkans in southeastern Europe and the smallest of the six Slavik republics, the historical region of Macedonia has…   read more

Minsk, Belarus
Minsk, Belarus, is the capital and largest city in Belarus, situated on the Svislach and Niamiha rivers. Minsk is also a headquarters of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS). Minsk is located on the southeastern slope of the Minsk Hills, a region of rolling hills running from the southwest…   read more

Landlocked and bounded by Romania and the Ukraine in southeastern Europe, Moldova is a former Soviet Union territory vaguely recognized in Europe and unknown to the rest of the world. Moldova’s wine industry is the centerpiece of its tourism industry. Amid fields of sunflowers, a bucolic…   read more

Considering its compact size, 5,333 square miles, Montenegro is an extraordinary mosaic of nations and cultural heritages, which have all contributed to the country’s character. It also has a diverse geography with a mild Mediterranean climate along its west coast and heavy snowfall in the…   read more

Mykonos, Greece
Mykonos, Greece, is one of the most famous of that country’s islands. No matter what you’re looking for, it’s got it. If you like lots of action, it’s there: nightlife, shopping, beaches, more beaches (both nude and not) per square mile than anywhere else in Greece. Gay,…   read more

Piraeus, Greece
Around 517 BC the vision of a dynamic port was brought to life due to its geological position along the tranquil Saronic Gulf.  It was not long before Piraeus, Greece transformed into a bustling commercial center, where life centered on the industry of its marina. Although the city suffered a…   read more

Poland is a garden of nature and a treasure trove of cultural riches. A democracy located in the middle of Europe, Poland is inhabited by friendly, hospitable people building a modern economy, yet dearly cherishing their heritage. The eventful history of over 1,000 years, rich traditions and…   read more

Prague, Czech Republic
Prague, Czech Republic, is a stunning European city where dropping by a corner pub for a locally brewed Czech beer is just as impressive as taking a stroll down the street to see the architectural marvels, like the Dancing House or famed Astronomical Clock. The sights and sounds of this stunning…   read more

Riga, Latvia
From the outside, Riga, Latvia, appears to be a sleepy, medieval town peppered with archaic wooden churches, their spires piercing the sky like swords.  A closer look reveals not only the centuries-old Art Nouveau architecture that crowds the city streets, but a myriad of fascinating museums...   read more

Romania has emerged from a decade of post-revolution economic turmoil as a member of the European Union (it joined in 2007), and a contemporary nation with a rich and varied past that makes it a multifaceted tourist destination. The castles and fortresses that dot the countryside are the legacy of…   read more

With its remnants of imperial grandeur, Communist monoliths, endless summer nights and bitter winters, post-Soviet Russia is not one nation but many: historically, culturally and geographically. Russia is massive, stretching from Kaliningrad, its westernmost state, which abuts Poland and Lithuania…   read more

Santorini, Greece
Santorini, Greece, may be the most melodramatic of all the Greek islands. One of the biggest volcanic eruptions ever blew out the center of island, which is now crescent shaped, with a dramatic landscape of cliffs towering over an enormous crater.  Its two principal towns, Fira and Oia, are…   read more

Sarajevo, Bosnia And Herzegovina
Sarajevo is the capital city of Bosnia and Herzegovina and is located in the Sarajevo Valley of the Bosnia Proper. Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina is surrounded by the Dinaric Alps and situated around the Miljacka River. This is a city famous for its religious diversity including Islam, Orthodoxy…   read more