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Three Tritons Fountain

Valletta – Malta’s Tiny, Amazing Capital City

Dale Dunlop, The Maritime Explorer, gives an intriguing insight into Valletta – Malta’s tiny, amazing capital city. If you are interested in dates and prices for this trip please check out our 6 DAY MALTA TOUR


In the last post from our whirlwind tour of Malta with Adventures Abroad, we took a boat cruise around Marsamxett and Grand Harbour getting a close up view of the famous forts that the Knights of St. John used to repel the Great Siege of Malta in 1565. It was a great way to start the trip and introduced us to Jean de Valette, the Grand Master of the order at the time of the siege and the principal architect of the successful defense. In this post, we’ll visit the Maltese capital of Valletta which was also the brainchild of this man and his enduring legacy to the world. Please join our small, but mighty group as we take a walking tour of this World Heritage Site. Continue reading

Colosseum Rome Italy

Group Tours to Italy – A Gem on the Mediterranean

Italy is sometimes referred to as ‘Bel Paese’ (beautiful country) and on our group tours to Italy, you’ll quickly learn why. This peninsula, jutting into the Mediterranean has more UNESCO World Heritage Sites than any other country.

Colosseum Rome Italy

Construction on Rome’s iconic amphitheater, the Colosseum, was completed in 80 AD and it was able to seat more than 50,000 people.

This European country is and has been home to many great artists, with many examples of their work on display in museums throughout the country.

Along with beautiful artistic works, on our group tours to Italy you’ll also experience the incredible natural beauty of this country, and the friendliness of the Italian people. Continue reading

Parthenon Athens Greece

Why Greece is the Perfect Family Getaway

You’ve wanted to go to Greece your whole life. The allure of those idyllic Greek islands surrounded by endless crystal-clear turquoise waters. The abundance of marble ruins scattered across the land, each with a tale of a mythical legend or a philosophical genius that would forever shape our civilization.

Parthenon Athens Greece

Construction on the Parthenon, located on the Acropolis in Athens, Greece, was completed in 432 BC, taking 15 years to complete. It is one of the most popular tourist sites in Greece.

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Aegialis Hotel on the island of Amorgos Greece

Accommodation Spotlight – Aegialis Hotel

Perhaps more than any other hotel in the history of Adventures Abroad, the Aegialis Hotel, on the island of Amorgos in Greece’s Cycladic Islands, is our unofficial ‘home-away-from-home.’ This hotel, and the island itself, was “discovered” by one of our first Tour Leaders in 1988, when he found himself “stranded” on Amorgos by a weather-related ferry cancellation.

Aegialis Hotel on the island of Amorgos Greece

You really can’t go wrong visiting almost any island in Greece, but on the island of Amorgos you’ll find a gem of a hotel in the Aegialis Hotel.

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Erechtheion ancient Greek Temple Athens Greece Erechtheum

Lessons From Ancient Greece

When the ancient Greeks created something they did so because of their beliefs in bettering themselves in their body, soul, and minds. They knew that by acting in a ‘we’ mentality vs a ‘me’ mentality, that the stronger their individuals became, the strong their society would become.

Erechtheion ancient Greek Temple Athens Greece Erechtheum

Referred to as either the Erechtheion or Erechtheum, this ancient Greek Temple, found on the acropolis in Athens, Greece, was built between 421 and 406 BC and was dedicated to Poseidon and Athena. Photo credit: Rachel Kristensen

 

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