Top Tips for a Perfect Holiday in Pyrgos Santorini

A holiday is a special occasion for many, so in this guide we will share the top tips for enjoying the perfect holiday in Pyrgos, Santorini.

A Brief Introduction to Pyrgos Village in Santorini

Pyrgos village in Santorini is the highest village on the island and provides stunning views of the entire island. Just a few miles from the caldera (the cliff edge), Pyrgos has over 40 churches, some blue domed which is a typical representation on Santorini and Greece. It is described by many who visit Pyrgos as the hidden gem of Santorini. This is due to the fact that it is not a popular and the busy towns on the caldera. Therefore, it retains a more calming and relaxed atmosphere even during the busy tourist season which runs from April until the end of October.

The whole village is built on the hillside. It starts in the main

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How to use your home as a vacation rental home

The vacation rental industry has experienced a rapid surge over the last decade with more home converted into vacation spots. Looking to make a side income? Then offering a vacation rental home is one of the many available options you can try. You have to decide whether you intend to rent your home out on a short or long-term basis, which could range from a few weeks to completely and permanently converting the home into a vacation rental home. The decision to rent out your home comes with a lot of tough and carefully analyzed choices to make, a major one being the need to revamp your furniture if you are considering putting up their homes as a vacation home. You should consider the use of specialized companies such as BrylaneHome and others that offer revamping, refurbishing, or total replacement services that will ensure that your new business venture takes … Read More

Have An Inspiring Vacation In Corfu Island

Have An Inspiring Vacation In Corfu Island

What if we will tell you that you know how Corfu island looks like? You definitely saw its gorgeous pictures of blue-water lagoons, untouched nature, amazing architecture, and gold beaches. It is the undisputed Queen of the Ionian islands that became the point of inspiration for many artists. The ‘Emerald Island’ of Greece has a turquoise sea and a landscape full of wild colorful flowers and bushes. The perfect place to have the most memorable vacation in your life.

And you deserve to spend a fabulous holiday experience in the most comfortable place for staying. Relaxing at a private villa in the Ionian islands opens many discovery opportunities and the chance to explore the grandeur of Greek nature. You will be surprised by the huge selection of houses that are so diverse and can meet all your requirements.

Corfu villas offer you absolute

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Things to do in Amsterdam at Night

Amsterdam has captivating nightlife. You can visit the famous, or infamous, Red Light District, or you can enjoy some music at the famous Concertgebouw. You could also dance the night away to some live music, but If, like me, you appreciate culture and museums, then you’ll be happy to know that many museums and galleries, such as the Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh and Anne Frank House, stay open until 10-11 pm, especially on weekends.

The Moco Museum

Located on Amsterdam Museum Square the Moco Museumis open daily; Sunday – Thursday 10:00 – 19:00 hours, and onFridays and Saturdays between 10:00 – 21:00 hours. It also offers live music and a Cocktail Experience at the House of Bols, the world’s oldest distillery.

The Moco Museum offers a first-rate collection of modern and contemporary art by artists such as Andy Warhol, Jean-Michel Basquiat, and Yayoi Kusama. This is no doubt in line with … Read More

Kerala Allows Tourists Again, Keeps Beaches Shut Till November 1

a tree next to a body of water: Kerala (File photo)

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Kerala (File photo)

After six months of lockdown, Kerala is now open for tourists once again. The state government has decided to welcome guests to revive the tourism sector in Kerala. Though major tourist hotspots in the state will be open for visitors, beaches will remain closed till November 1. If you are thinking to visit Kerala, do not forget the mandatory step which is to register yourself on As per Kerala’s Tourism Minister Kadkampally Surendran, “The state has decided to reopen its tourist destinations in a phased manner in the wake of the crisis being faced by various stakeholders dependent on tourism, said. The unlock-4 guidelines of the Center have allowed the tourism sector to be reopened after taking precautions. Taking note of this, the state has decided to reopen the tourism sector and this would be a big relief for
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Take a trip to Sarasota’s Marie Selby Gardens to see a dazzling orchid display

SARASOTA — Enter the Tropical Conservatory at Marie Selby Botanical Gardens and you’re immediately greeted by a living wall of purple, gold and white orchids set among lush greenery, while the twinkling notes of 1920s jazz music sets a celebratory mood.

It’s a fitting entrance for the “45th Anniversary Orchid Show: Women Breaking the Glasshouse Ceiling,” which celebrates a number of occasions.

This year is the 100th anniversary of William and Marie Selby’s purchase of the land where the gardens opened 45 years ago. It’s also the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, which gave women the right to vote.

The living wall at the entrance is a nod to the women’s suffragette movement, using the colors of both the British and American groups — purple, gold, white and green.

Flowers on the Suffrage Celebration Wall of Orchids in the Tropical Conservatory during the 45th Anniversary Orchid
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Deputy Secretary Biegun’s Travel to India

During his visit to New Delhi, India from October 12-14, Deputy Secretary of State Stephen E. Biegun delivered keynote remarks at the India-U.S. Forum and met with senior Indian government officials ahead of the U.S.-India 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue later this year.

At the India-U.S. Forum, Deputy Secretary Stephen Biegun joined Foreign Secretary Harsh Shringla to underscore the importance of the U.S.-India partnership, particularly in advancing a free and open Indo-Pacific. The Deputy Secretary emphasized the work of the Quad toward a region protected and made prosperous in equal measure by strong and peaceful nations in the Indo-Pacific. Deputy Secretary Biegun also underscored enhanced cooperation among the Quad to create resilient supply chains, promote transparency, and increase maritime security, topics most recently discussed in the October 6 meeting of Foreign Ministers attended by Secretary of State Pompeo.

In his meetings with External Affairs Minister Dr. S. Jaishankar, National Security Advisor Ajit

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Iceland Tourism Prepares for a Comeback

This year, the Icelandic government is investing roughly 1.7 billion Icelandic krona (about $12.3 million) in infrastructure at both public and private tourist spots across the country, said Skarphedinn Berg Steinarsson, director general of the Icelandic Tourist Board. Roughly 1 billion krona has been set aside for infrastructure at national parks, protected areas and large public tourist sites, while 700 million krona is going into the country’s Tourist Site Protection Fund. The investments were already being planned last year, but the government increased the funding after the pandemic hit. Further investments will support harbor and road improvements throughout the country.

The improvements at tourist sites have two goals, Mr. Steinarsson said in an interview, “allowing them to receive bigger numbers — creating parking spaces, walking paths, etc. — but also preserving the nature to make sure that the sites will not be worn down when we get the visitors back.”

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Signs of green shoots in air travel?

There is hope and signs of green shoots for the Indian aviation industry: domestic passenger traffic in September was up 39% over the preceding month. Data released by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation showed that 3.94 million domestic travellers took to the skies last month, as against 2.83 million in August. The figures for July and June were 2.1 million and 1.98 million, respectively. However, domestic passenger traffic is nowhere near the pre-Covid-19 levels.

Domestic air travel resumed operations on May 25, following a two-month halt due to the country-wide lockdown on account of the Covid-19 pandemic. Since then, the recovery in air travel has been gradual and is being closely monitored by the Ministry of Civil Aviation. To begin with, a controlled re-opening of air travel was put in place, with the government allowing airlines to operate only up to 60% of their pre-Covid-19 schedules.

“In reality airlines

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