Caldas da Rainha

Caldas da Rainha is a busy little market town that has become a popular tourist hot spot over the years. Located along the coast of Portugal, the city is home to some of the finest golden beaches in Portugal. It is only an hour’s drive to Caldas da Rainha from Lisbon which makes it a…

Fátima

Perhaps the most famous pilgrimage spot in all of Portugal is that of Fátima’s. Every year countless individuals come to this portion of Portugal to see the location where the Virgin Mary appeared before three shepherd children a century ago. It was on May 13th of 1917 when a lady who shone brighter than the…

Marčana

Along the eastern shorelines of the Istrian peninsula, you will find the quaint city of Marčana. For thousands of years, life has flourished in this coastal town with the earliest settlements having been dated back as far as the Neolithic Age. Bones and many artifacts made of stone have been unearthed in the caves near…

Leiria

There are many fine little towns that can be found in the Leiria district of Portugal. Here you will see some amazing scenery and be able to explore a number of fine monuments. There are also the ancient churches and castles in the area that attract thousands of visitors every single year. Located near the…

Santarém

The lively town of Santarém is nestled in green plains that reach to the horizon in all directions. The annual flooding of the Tagus River helps to keep the vast plains a lush green color virtually all year long. Known for its horse and bull breeding industries, you can catch some of the best of…

Sesimbra

There is something majestic about choosing to visit the town of Sesimbra. Having been inhabited since prehistoric times, there is a lot of history to be discovered in and around the city today. From the Celts, to the Romans, the Visigoths and finally the Moors before becoming part of the Portuguese kingdom, there are many…

Bale

Along the southwestern coast of the Istrian peninsula, one can find the sleepy little town of Bale. This small town has many notable medieval buildings spread out throughout the town and to get to them, one must walk down narrow, ancient cobblestone pathways. There is so much history to be learned about Bale. Perhaps the…

Banjole

The very first time you visit Banjole, you will instantly fall in love with this ancient town. The lovely aromas of rosemary and lavender fill the sky almost year round and the rolling green hills are adorned with the golden yellow color of the broom plant. Located within a natural harbor that protects it from…

Fažana

Along the south western coast of the istrian peninsula, you will find the quaint little town of Fažana. The town as it stands today has been dated back as far as the Roman Empire when it was the center of the vase, amphorae and tile manufacturing industry of the times. Of course back in those…

Ika and Ičići

At the bottom of the green slopes of Mount Učka, at the edges of the Kvarner Bay, you will find the sleepy little villages of Ika and Ičići. Many Austro-Hungarian villas are scattered out along the countryside in all directions. The area itself was home to the Liburnians tribes who were responsible for attacking and…

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