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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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Volcanic passion

What people think in February? Of course, love! On our planet, there are places where particularly bright flash and a twisted sense of whirlwind romance. Talking about volcanoes surrounding area. No wonder they are considered a symbol of passion erupting.

Teide volcano on Tenerife

Teide volcano on Tenerife

the Canary Islands
Canary Islands 13, and they are all of volcanic origin. Lanzarote has even park Timanfaya volcanoes. The main pride of the archipelago – handsome Teide on Tenerife, one of the highest volcanoes in the world, its snow-capped peaks rising to the clouds at 3,718 meters! A name is translated from the language of the natives as “white mountain”. But the snow is here only in the winter, and only for beauty – you can not ride on skis. But how cool comfort of the sea, see in front of the snowy mountain! more »

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Greek island of Symi

When the ferry harbor clings to the beautiful island of Symi, the distance fancies that some jolly sprinkled around the city watercolor. Colorful houses in a big mess scattered on the slopes. If you look closely, you can spot the between-stairs steep streets. Road transport is not running.

In the northern part of the island is its capital. This small town Ano Symi.

Greek island of Symi

Greek island of Symi

Its lower part is in the harbor, and on top of a huge staircase leads Kalistrat having 350 steps. This tedious and difficult ascent would require a lot of patience and reward stunning views of the bay and the coast. But wanting to climb the Callistratus not so much. more »

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Village Giethoorn – Dutch Venice

In the Dutch province of Overijssel Giethoorn village nestled what rightly can be considered native sister Venice. In this regard, this village is often called the “Venice of the Netherlands” or “Venice of the North”.

The original settlers of this area were engaged once peat extraction, which was located in abundance on the territory of the swampy area. In order to export in order to turf, they had to dig a large number of channels. In areas of peat extraction creates not very big lake.

Village Giethoorn

Village Giethoorn

These channels are formed in the order of its many islands, which then began to settle people. Islands combined Mezhuyev a wooden bridges, the number of which is approximately 180. Depth channels, as well as lakes, quite small and is not more than 1 meter. more »

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