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Vacation Rentals in Europe: The World's Greatest Museums

The opportunity to see the world's greatest works of art and history is but one of the joys that Europe offers even to the seasoned traveler. The British Museum in London, capital of the United Kingdom, has such an extensive collection of historical artifacts that it would take weeks to see them all. One of the most important items in the collection is a reconstruction of portions of the Parthenon. Here, visitors can see the Elgin marbles that used to grace the actual Parthenon in Athens. Other notable collections in the British Museum include artifacts and mummies from many periods of Egyptian history. A particular advantage of the British Museum and many other large museums in London is that they are open to the public free of charge.

Paris is better known for its art museums. While not free, they are certainly worth the price of admission. Some of the most important artworks in the world are located in the Louvre, and the building itself is a masterpiece that used to be a royal palace for the kings of France. Of particular interest in the Louvre is the extensive collection of large-format paintings from several eras of French history and the collection of Greek and Roman statues.

In Madrid, the museum tourists should not miss is the El Prado, located in the nation's capital city of Madrid. The great works of Diego Velasquez and El Greco are on display here. Truly, winter or summer in Europe vacation homes is an opportunity to get to know the world's heritage by visiting these museums.

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Posted by Ann Cowan on Saturday, August 25, 2007
Europe is proving to be an increasingly popular destination for tourists worldwide. Generally a very safe region of the world, there are areas of stunning beauty and opportunities to explore ancient kingdoms and the weather in fabulous the further south you travel.

North Cyprus - Paradise Found!

Posted by Rick Bond on Wednesday, August 01, 2007
North Cyprus is one of the last unspoiled corners of the Mediterranean. In its old-style charm, the warmth of its people and its spectacular beauty, the country's quality of life harks back to a bygone era. The coastline offers fine, uncrowded beaches from the sophisticated to the deserted even in high season . The mountains provide a lovely backdrop to the beaches but are very well worth visiting themselves the track systems offer good walking. In the spring they abound with wild flowers. What makes Northern Cyprus special apart from its beaches, mountains and natural beauty? Well, to these you add a super climate, and the hospitality of the Turkish Cypriots. The main population centres, all with their own historic flavour, are the capital, Lefkosa (Nicosia), the principal commercial port town of Famagusta, Guzelyurt surrounded by citrus orchards and Kyrenia, the jewel in the country's tourist crown, nestled behind a picturesque horseshoe-shaped yacht harbour.

Europe - Top holiday destination

Posted by John Whittingham on Wednesday, August 01, 2007
With its many Countries, and varied cultures, cuisines and lifestyles, the emergence of the European Community, and the Euro as the main currency, has propelled Europe to the number one holiday destination for visitors from all over the World. From the cooler Scandinavian Countries to the North, to the warmer Mediterranean Countries to the South, there is truly something to suit everyone.

Europe - THE holiday destination

Posted by John Whittingham on Tuesday, July 31, 2007
For those who do not live in Europe, it represents a vast variety of Nations, cultures, cuisine and lifestyles. It also experiences totally differing weather cycles, from the long winters, but very warm short summers of Scandinavia to the North, to the short warm winters and hot, but with a cooling breeze, long summers in the Mediterranean Countries to the South. Spain is the favorite holiday destination for Europeans, due to its extremely good climate, but also because of a combination of very cheap flights from all other European Countries, and an abundance of Privately Owned Holiday Rental Accommodation, available at very reasonable prices.

Why Europe ?

Posted by Sandra Thompson on Tuesday, July 31, 2007
We have chosen Europe simply because it is home continent and therefore easier to travel to and it also has so much to offer.


Posted by Annelie Roux on Saturday, February 17, 2007
Europe is the world's second-smallest of the seven traditional continents of the Earth. It is bound to the north by the Arctic Ocean, to the west by the Atlantic Ocean, to the south by the Mediterranean Sea, and on the east it is separated from Asia by the Ural Mountains, the Ural river, and by the Caspian Sea. Europe has plenty of interesting countries from a tourist point of view and their climates, cultures, history and natural features vary from the Scandinavian countries in the north to the Mediterranean countries and islands in the south. Traveling in Europe has been simplified with the introduction of the Schengen visa which allows one to travel freely throughout the Schengen zone. The introduction of the Euro has also made life easier for the tourist who no longer has to worry about multiple currency exchanges when traveling. Western Europe has traditionally been the destination of choice but Eastern European countries have now become very competitive in the Tourism market.

Europe where the history start

Posted by Luciano Valentini di Laviano on Tuesday, February 13, 2007
The Old Continent, where history, art, and culture are under your eyes every time.


Posted by Mary & Alan Thornton on Wednesday, February 07, 2007
The region is known as the oasis of Spain, with an abundance of olive groves, almond trees, citrus fruits, vines and pine forests making the area green all year, despite the average 300 days of sunshine.