Geography

Thingvellir National Park, Iceland

Thingvellir National Park, Iceland

Þingvellir (Icelandic: ˈθiŋkˌvɛtlɪr̥, anglicized as Thingvellir) is historically known to be the place where the first parliamentary assembly of Iceland was formed in the year 930, and was the meeting place of the Parliament for an uninterrupted period of 868 years, until 1798. There they.....

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Snæfellsnes Peninsula, Iceland

Snæfellsnes Peninsula, Iceland

The Snæfellsnes (Icelandic pronunciation: ​ˈstn̥aiːfɛlsˌnɛːs) peninsula is often referred to as “Iceland in Miniature” or “Iceland in a Nutshell”. This well-deserved nickname was given to the peninsula because of the diversity of its landscapes. At its end, visitors find Snæfel.....

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Santorini, Greece

Santorini, Greece

Santorini (Greek: Σαντορίνη, pronounced (sandoˈrini)), officially Thira (Greek: Θήρα (ˈθira)) and classic Greek Thera (English pronunciation /ˈθɪərə/), is the supermodel of the Greek islands, a head-turner whose face is instantly recognizable around the world: multicolored cl.....

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Crete, Greece

Crete, Greece

Crete (Greek: Κρήτη, Modern: Kríti, (‘kriti), Ancient: Krḗtē, (krέːtεː); Egyptian: keftiu; Biblical Hebrew: כפתור‎, caphtor, Turkish: Girit) island in the eastern Mediterranean Sea that is one of 13 administrative regions (periféreies) of Greece. It is the largest and m.....

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Temple Of Hephaestus

Temple Of Hephaestus

The Temple of Hephaestus or Hephaisteion (also “Hephesteum”; Ancient Greek: Ἡφαιστεῖον, Greek: Ναός Ηφαίστου) or earlier as the Theseion (also “Theseum”; Ancient Greek: Θησεῖον, Greek: Θησείο), is the best-preserved ancient temple in Greece. It was de.....

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Temple Of Olympian Zeus, Athens

Temple Of Olympian Zeus, Athens

The Temple of Olympian Zeus (Greek: Ναός του Ολυμπίου Διός, Naós tou Olympíou Diós), is a former colossal temple at the center of the Greek capital Athens; it is also known as the Olympieion or Columns of the Olympian Zeus. It was dedicated to “Olympian” Zeus, a name ori.....

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Athens, Greece

Athens, Greece

Athens (/ˈæθɪnz/ ATH-inz; Greek: Αθήνα, romanized: Athína (aˈθina); Ancient Greek: Ἀθῆναι, romanized: Athênai (pl.) (atʰɛ̂ːnai̯)) is a historic city and capital of Greece. Many of Classical civilization’s intellectual and artistic ideas originated there, and the city i.....

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Milos, Greece

Milos, Greece

Milos or Melos (/ˈmɛlɒs, -oʊs, ˈmiːlɒs, -loʊs/; Modern Greek: Μήλος (ˈmilos); Ancient Greek: Μῆλος Melos) is one of the volcanic Greek islands, sitting at the southernmost part of the Cyclades island complex. It is known as the “island of color” due to the varying rock for.....

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Boppard, Germany

Boppard, Germany

Boppard, formerly also spelled Boppart, is a great place from which to explore the surrounding towns and villages of the Upper Middle Rhine Valley, which stretches 65 kilometers from Koblenz to Rudesheim. It is a town and municipality (since the 1976 inclusion of 9 neighboring villages, Ortsbezir.....

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Munich, Germany

Munich, Germany

Munich (/ˈmjuːnɪk/ MEW-nik; German: München (ˈmʏnçn̩); Bavarian: Minga (ˈmɪŋ(ː)ɐ); Latin: Monachium) city, capital of Bavaria Land (state), southern Germany. It is Bavaria’s largest city and the third-largest city in Germany (after Berlin and Hamburg). Munich, by far the largest ci.....

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Berlin, Germany

Berlin, Germany

Berlin (/bɜːrˈlɪn/; German: bɛʁˈliːn) capital and chief urban center of Germany. The city lies at the heart of the North German Plain, athwart an east-west commercial and geographic axis that helped make it the capital of the kingdom of Prussia and then, from 1871, of a unified Germany. B.....

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Kuakata Sea Beach, Bangladesh

Kuakata Sea Beach, Bangladesh

Kuakata Sea Beach is the 2nd largest sea beach in Bangladesh after Cox’s Bazar Sea beach. Kuakata (Bengali: কুয়াকাটা) is a beach town known for its panoramic sea beach. It is in southeastern Bangladesh and is the number of sizeable tourist destinations in the country. Kuakata.....

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