Old Town Square, or Staromestske, dates back 600 or 700 years, originating in the late 12th century when locals used the area as the central marketplace of the city. Since then, the market has grown into a bustling commerce center filled with nearby restaurants, shops, cafés, churches, and other stops.
The Alexander Spendiaryan State Academic Opera and Ballet Theater is located in Yerevan, the capital city of Armenia. It takes its name in honor of Alexander Spendiaryan, an Armenian composer who wrote the opera Almast. This opera was the first one that was performed at the complex. The facility did not take on this name until 1938, five years following its official opening.
The Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus stands to gain much from the forward thinking and engaging tourism industry efforts Turkey has initiated these last couple of years. Investment in Northern Cyprus tourism will eneviatbly pay off not only for the investment concerns, but for the people of the Republic as well. While many countries in Europe have suffered from losses in tourism dollars these last couple of years, Turkey and brother states have done exceedingly well, holding their own against all rivals.
This Valentine’s take that special someone to a love nest never before experienced, Eastern Europe for example. Prague and Malta make for unforgettable romantic getaway spots. And the room service is incomparable.
At the end of this month Eyefor Travel and TMA will host the E-Tourism and Travel Distribution for Southern Europe and Mediterranean in Athens, Greece. Industry experts, travel companies, and key investors are scheduled to attend this show focused on emerging technologies and strategies for the industry for 2011 and the years to come.
The 28th Rijeka Carnival opens Croatia’s carnival season. The carnival lasts from January 17, to March 9, 2011.
Visit Sarajevo this February: the XXVII International Festival Sarajevo – “Sarajevo Winter 2011” February 7-28, 2011 – has a lot to offer.
Visitors to Prague next month will be treated to a special treat. Europe’s most beautiful city puts on its mask and relives the customs of medieval times during the Bohemian Carnival. Experience the pageantry and excitement of taking part in one of Europe’s oldest festivals.
The Areni-1 winery is a 6,100-year-old winery that discovered in a cave in the village of Areni in the Vayots Dzor province of the Republic of Armenia.
Albania and Bulgaria are considered among the best travel destinations in the world this year. Two publications ranked these Eastern European countries among the world’s top 10 destinations: CNN and Lonely Planet.
Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov offers a ray of sunshine for those who want a free-visa zone between the EU and Russia. At a press conference the Minister told reporters Russia and the EU are much closer to an agreement. So far the EU has stonewalled every attempt by the Kremlin to free up travel and tourism between Russia and the rest of Europe.
Exchange rates can sometimes turn the best vacation deal into a nightmare. The recent Swiss Franc valuation caught ski vacationers by surprise. When expensive Alps ski resorts get even more expensive, many European skiers just stay home. Fortunately there is another solution. Skiing the Carpathians, Slovenian Alps, Caucasus, and other Eastern European resorts almost always costs half as much.