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All about religious travel

It is not necessary to become a pilgrim, in order to go on a journey to religious shrines. These extraordinarily beautiful place and literally breathe history.

Ruins of Ephesus

Ruins of Ephesus

In the footsteps of the Apostle Paul, Greece and Turkey
Following the apostle Paul could make a great and very informative tour. Strengthen its worth in Turkey, not very large settlement of Tarsus, the birthplace of the saint. And from there heading to Ephesus. Ruins of Ephesus are located 3 km from the progressive town of Selcuk. In addition to numerous ancient ruins, the city is renowned for being here to read his sermon apostle traveler. From Ephesus, followed by St. Paul, go to Greece to Rhodes, where he continued his own sermons, and from there to another island – Lindos. Not very large comfortable bay marked away white church – the very place where Paul went ashore. more »

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Attraction Egypt – Abu Simbel

Temples of Abu Simbel, erected on the orders of the pharaoh Ramses II during his reign from 1279 to 1213 BC, in honor of himself and his first and main wife Nefertari, located about 300 kilometers south of the city of Aswan and its dimensions are staggering. Since 1979, carved into the rock churches are included in the World Heritage List of UNESCO.

Temples of Abu Simbel

Temples of Abu Simbel

At the entrance of the larger of the two temples rise four 21-meter statue sitting with authentic features of Ramses the Great. Second, a smaller temple dedicated to the goddess Hathor and decorated with 10-foot statues depicting Ramses and his beloved wife Nefertari. more »

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Lake Vulismeni

Once was a freshwater lake Vulismeni, then it is connected with the sea, and the water in it was the salt. Lake shrouded in an aura of myths and legends that claim here loved to swim and bask in the sun lovely Athena and her friend Diana. Lake ordinary people threatened with death because they had no bottom. Some truth in this, as in the center of the reservoir reaches a depth of 65 meters.

Lake Vulismeni

Lake Vulismeni

Lakebed Vulismeni – present cemetery of German arms. Locals threw him after the war there. From the west Vulismeni surrounds impregnable rock, and its east coast – Focus night life resort of Agios Nikolaos. more »

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Island Crete

On the island of Crete is the biggest olive plantations. Great resorts and beautiful beaches on the island are also in abundance. There are also attractions. If you want to travel, you can make a short cruise to the nearby islands. Prepared from local grapes wine, which comes to the table of the Pope. Olive groves bring income is not less than the tourist business. Still grown here tiny cherry tomatoes.

Island Crete

Island Crete

On the northern coast of the island of Crete, where the most famous resorts, boat sails away every day that bring tourists to the popular toy or creepy Santorini island leper Spinagole. more »

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The Palace of Knossos

Knossos Palace is located on the Greek island of Crete and is considered the first skyscraper in the world. It was a perfect construction of the Ancient World with all utilities: ventilation, drainage, water supply. The building of the palace in the evening covered with artificial light.

The Palace of Knossos

The Palace of Knossos

Ruined palace of Knossos and Santorini volcano awakened terrible tsunami that rose after the volcano. Tsunami destroyed the Minoan civilization and swept asunder huge palace. more »

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