Malta is blessed with exceptional climate and sheer natural beauty.
At this time of the year Maltese residents and visitors are urged to put their walking boots on and take in the local landscape in the firm knowledge that ‘seeing is believing’, leading to a better awareness of the rock formations, geological faults, caves, caverns and majestic cliffs that surround our archipelago.
The Walks Programme of the Ramblers’ Association at this time of the year includes fine rigorous treks along some of the most spectacular viewpoints in the Mediterranean region.
Read more of the article at Malta’s fantastic coasts beckon – timesofmalta.com.
Story by Lino Begeja; Photo by Ramon Baile – Flickr
If you want to escape from the daily grind and lie back in the warm sun while sipping on a cocktail, look no further than holiday homes on the Greek Ionian islands. While there are 12 land masses in the group, here are the top three for sunny getaways.
Find out the top 3 islands at The top 3 Ionian islands to visit in Greece – I Want Sun.
Lord Nelson is one of the most famous officers of the Royal Navy. Nelson participated in battles in the American Revolutionary War, the French Revolutionary War and the Napoleonic Wars. Nelson was fatally wounded during the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805. Jasper Copping of the Telegraph reports on the discovery of Lord Nelson artefacts in the Mediterranean.
Now, an explorer believes he has found Lord Nelson’s weapon on the wreck of a British warship 500 feet below the surface of the Mediterranean.
The diver thinks the sword is amongst a haul of artefacts linked to the admiral which was on board HMS Victoria when it sank in 1893.
The vessel was lost, along with 358 sailors, after a disastrous blunder by Vice Admiral George Tryon led to it colliding with another British warship as they were preparing to anchor during peacetime manoeuvres off the coast of Lebanon.
The vice admiral was a great admirer of Nelson, who had died 88 years earlier, and was rumoured to have had on board with him a collection of his hero’s personal effects, which he was reported to have bought at auction.
Read more of the article at Explorers raise hope of Nelson ‘treasure trove’ on Victorian shipwreck – Telegraph
If anyone needs your holiday money at the moment, it’s Greece.
The birthplace of modern civilisation, philosophy and medicine has become the sick man of Europe and those mental images of beautiful, sunkissed beaches have somehow been replaced by news footage of violent protests and riots.
But there’s no sign of drama and destitution down in the Western part of the Peloponnese – Greece’s southern peninsula – only a bullish determination to focus on the country’s lucrative tourist industry with a new Mediterranean development.
Costa Navarino, in the south-west region of Messinia, didn’t exist five years ago. If you’d visited the area back then you would have experienced a rough and ready coastline with hot and dusty countryside that mostly existed on olive agriculture.
Story by Lee Mannion – The Daily Mail; Photo by Grzontan
ONCE SUMMER hits and the holiday mode sets in, islanders are inclined to head straight for the beach and lap up the sun as the highway fills with cars and just about every inch of sand down in Protaras and Paphos is packed with people crammed in like sardines.
But Cyprus isn’t just about sun and sea, with the island’s rich cultural heritage often not given the attention that it deserves. Away from the hustle and bustle of sea side resorts lie a whole host of spectacular archaeological sites that make for a great day out. And while many of us may not have visited any one of these ancient sites for a good number of years, there are still plenty of people who seem to make the effort to soak up our rich heritage, with visits to the Curium proving extremely popular.
Read More at Rediscovering Cyprus’ ancient heritage – Cyprus Mail.
Story by Zoe Christodoulides – Cyprus Mail