Roussillon – The ochre village

#uniquedestinations Roussillon, in the Vaucluse valley in Provence, is a scenic village surrounded by beautiful countryside, but what makes it one of the most impressive French villages and a unique destination is the fact that it is situated in the heart of the biggest ochre deposits in the world. Roussillon is connected with the legend…

Chateauneuf du Pape – The Pope's vineyard

#uniquedestinations One of the best known French wine labels, takes its name from an unassuming village on a small hill near Avignon in Provence, Chateauneuf du Pape. The village lies just 3 klm from River Rhone and 12 klm from Avignon. Almost all the cultivable land is planted with grapevines. The village is famous for the…

Vagonetto – Take a ride in a mine

#uniquedestinations Vagonetto is a mining park in Fokis (Fokis Mining Park), on mountain Parnassos, near Arachova and Amfissa. It is the only thematic park of this kind in Greece and one of the very few in Europe (like the National Coal Mining Museum in UK, the Estonian Mining Museum, Hallstat in Saltzburg and Wieliczka Salt…

Nemi – The strawberry village

#uniquedestinations If you are in Rome, probably the best and easiest day trip you could make is to visit Castelli Romani. Just 20 klm southeast of the Eternal City begins the gentle climb through the forests of Coli Albani to the 13 Castelli Romani villages. The mountain is actually the long-extinct Volcano Laziale, which has…

Riesenrad (Vienna) – A treasure of European cinema culture

#uniquedestinations Riesenrad is a giant Ferris wheel, located in the famous Prater Park and one of the city symbols that dominates the skyline of Vienna. Almost 65 meters tall, it offers to visitors breathtaking and unforgetable views of the city and Danube. The Wheel was built in 1897 to mark the 50 years (Golden Jubilee) of Emperor…

Oberammergau – Attend the show that takes place every ten years

#uniquedestinations Oberammergau is a little town located in Bavarian Alps, not far from Munich. The town is famous for its woodcarving tradition, which is kept alive since 1520 and also for the magnificent painted facades of its buildings. The citizens of the town have created real masterpieces, that represent biblical scenes, peasant paintings, local fairy…

Seborga – Discover the village that claims independence

#uniquedestinations Seborga is a small town in the region of Liguria in Italy, near the French border. It has 300 inhabitants and its main economic activities are tourism and agriculture. In the early 1960s, Giorgio Carbone, then head of the village’s flower-growers co-operative, began promoting the idea that Seborga should retain its historic independence as…

Ardas – Cross a river with your car

#uniquedestinations Ardas is an affluent of river Evros. During the ancient times it was called Arpissos. It has a total length of 290 klm, from which 240 klm are in Boulgaria and the last 49 klm in Greece. Ardas meets with Evros near the village Kastanies in Evros county. Its riverfront is rich in wild animals…

Shandon Bells – Ring the bells of a historic church

#uniquedestinations The Church of St Anne is a church located in the Shandon district of Cork in Ireland and its famous for its bell tower and bells, known as Shandon Bells. Cork is the second largest city in the country and has an important cultural and musical tradition. The church is considered the most important ecclesiastical…