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The Luxurious ALEGRIA Mykonos

The Luxurious ALEGRIA Mykonos

The luxurious ALEGRIA Mykonos can be found on the breathtaking Greek island of Mykonos.  The island is quite rocky, but that doesn’t prevent anyone from visiting this special place.  The weather on Mykonos is beautiful year-round, though it is warmer during the summer months.  It is common to see the sun shining on most days, even during the rainy season, which goes from October until March.

Luxury Alegria Hotel Mykonos

There is so much to do on Mykonos, but everyone will want to make sure that a visit to see Petros the Pelican is on their list.  Petros has been Mykonos’ mascot since 1954.  While the original Petros died many years ago, numerous successors have been elected to ensure that there is always a mascot on the island near the waterfront.

Of course, visitors will also love seeing the Mykonos windmills, which were built during the 16th century.  They have all been restored in recent years and many locals live inside them.  Little Venice is comprised of rows of fishing houses and some of them have been converted into restaurants, shops, and galleries.

Mykonos Island is one of the most beautiful in Greece.

While in Mykonos, visitors will want to stay at the luxurious ALEGRIA Mykonos.  This resort has six suites including four executive suites, one junior suite, and one honeymoon suite.  There are also seven master bedrooms, so everyone will always have the perfect space that they require while they are there.  Every room has a magnificent view of the sea, so each guest will be able to watch the waves roll in whenever they wish.

Guests have access to the twenty-four-hour concierge services, so that every minute of their stay is exactly as they want it to be.  Innovative chefs prepare delectable cuisine for the attentive waiters to serve during mealtimes.  However, the favorite feature amongst many visitors is the professional butler that takes care of all their needs.

Everyone staying at ALEGRIA Mykonos will be able to immerse themselves into the infinity swimming pool and the fabulous Jacuzzi that is next to it.  After a relaxing swim in a pool that seems to continue forever, guests can enjoy a drink prepared by the poolside bartender or they can venture to the on-site spa room with its sauna, steam bath, and infrared.  Those who want to stick with their exercise regime while on the island can spend some time in the fully equipped gym.

Everyone staying at ALEGRIA Mykonos will be able to immerse themselves into the infinity swimming pool and the fabulous Jacuzzi that is next to it.

Anyone can hold an event at ALEGRIA Mykonos, and they have two spacious venues that are perfect for weddings, retreats, fashion shows, photo shoots, concerts, and more.  One venue is by the pool and that area can accommodate more than two hundred people.  However, approximately seven hundred people can be within the garden event venue, but both venue areas look out towards the sea.  The best part about these venues is that the extraordinary staff at ALEGRIA Mykonos will take care of all the planning for the host, as they ensure that all the host’s dreams come true.

A stay on the island of Mykonos can turn into an amazing experience when visitors choose to stay at ALEGRIA Mykonos.  After all, who could resist excellent customer service, spectacular views, delicious food, and a professional butler….

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Free Train Fares in Spain from September

Free Train Fares in Spain from September
Back in 2019, the COVID outbreak sabotaged everyone’s travel plans. From affecting tourism to drastically increasing living costs, at present, the recent inflation has impacted people in several ways. Fortunately, the Spanish Government came up with the perfect solution to tackle this financial burden.

From September 1 until December 31, 2022, locals and tourists can take advantage of a 100% discount on train rides. According to an announcement by the Prime Minister of Spain, Pedro Sánchez, on July 12, the mid-distance regional lines, Catalonia commuter routes, and commuter trains will operate free of cost. If you’re arranging a trip to Spain, scheduling it for the last portion of the year is better.

Renfe’s Efforts in Combating Inflation

Renfe is the name of the esteemed company offering their trains for this venture. Last month, a 30% discount policy on metros trams and buses was declared by this company. Tourists can use these trains to journey completely free to Bilbao, Barcelona, Madrid, and Seville through their new additional measure.

With big budget saves on the daily commute, this venture will prove to be beneficial for the locals too. Besides these big cities, you’ll also be able to travel between small towns without the travel expense. It’s important to note that according to Timeout, the free rides policy only applies to multi-trip tickets or routes less than 300 km (medium distance).

Modern hi-speed passenger train of Spanish railways company-Renfe, on Madrid railways station Puerta de Atocha.

How this Policy is proving to be Beneficial to People

This initiative is mainly primarily directed at Spanish season ticket holders. However, tourists can take advantage of it and save money on inter-country commute costs by purchasing a multi-ride ticket.

Barcelona city and Port in evening. Catalonia, Spain

Tourists can use all the money saved via this new policy on exploration or food instead. Hence, making your trip affordable and budget-friendly. The Spanish Ministry of Transport reported that the primary purpose of this initiative is to motivate people to utilize public transportation. It ensures an economical, secure, and reliable source of commute despite the grave rise in fuel costs. By effectively diminishing the adverse effects of the surge in energy prices, this step by the Spanish Government is doing wonders for the civilians.

The skyline of Madrid, Spain, during sunset

Final Takeaway

In these crucial times, the little efforts of the Government toward providing financial relief to their people go a long way. Spain fulfills this duty by making inter-country travel free and accessible to the masses. Along with Spain, other European countries like Germany and Austria also offer reductions in public transport.

Plaza Mayor de Valladolid with the Town Hall in Spain

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Tour These European Castles Virtually from the Comfort of Your Living Room During Covid-19 Quarantine

If you are like most people in the world right now, you are staying home and trying to find a way to get through the days. After all, there are only so many hours you can spend watching Netflix or Disney+! All those chores probably don’t seem appealing either, which is why I would love to recommend touring a few European castles virtually from the comfort of your living room.

European Castles You Must Tour Virtually from the Comfort of Your Living Room

Virtual European Castle Tours

Palace of Versailles

This palace is where Louis XIV lived, and it was the Sun King himself who made it famous. As you take the virtual tour of the palace, you can see the infamous Hall of Mirrors, stunning artwork, amazing artifacts, and even the outdoor gardens. If you have always wanted to see the Palace of Versailles up close, this is the next best thing!

Virtual European Castle Tour of Versailles palace, Paris suburbs, France.
Versailles palace, Paris suburbs, France.

Royal Palace of Caserta

This is an Italian palace and you may not know that it is one of the biggest royal palaces in the entire world. The King of Naples lived in the Royal Palace of Caserta and you can see many views of the interior and exterior during your virtual tour.

The 'Reggia di Caserta', in the background, is a former royal palace. The huge garden is 3 kilometers long and has sculptures and canals.
The ‘Reggia di Caserta’, in the background, is a former royal palace. The huge garden is 3 kilometers long and has sculptures and canals.

Catherine Palace

Russian history is fascinating and there are not too many people who have not heard of Catherine the Great. A virtual tour of this palace will only take you around the outside, where you can see the stunning white, blue, and gold façade. Catherine the Great only lived in this palace during the summers, but it still holds quite a bit of history from her reign.

The Catherine Palace located in the town of Tsarskoye Selo (Pushkin), St. Petersburg, Russia.
The Catherine Palace located in the town of Tsarskoye Selo (Pushkin), St. Petersburg, Russia.

Edinburgh Castle

There are quite a few castles within the country of Scotland, but the Edinburgh Castle is an excellent place to start with a tour. This castle is located up on Castle Rock, so it looks out over the capital city. Your virtual tour will include views of the infamous grounds, so be prepared to enjoy some incredible views without needing to leave your home.

Virtual European Castle Tours of Edinburgh Castle during summer, Scotland.
Edinburgh Castle during summer, Scotland.

Buckingham Palace

Everyone loves the Queen of England and not too many have the opportunity to tour the inside of this palace when they are over in London. There are many reasons for this, but the main one is that no visitors are allowed in for tours when the Queen is in residence. Thankfully, you can take a virtual tour of this beautiful palace from the comfort of your home! You can see the State Rooms and they will give you an idea of how the rest of the palace must look.

Buckingham Palace in London.
Buckingham Palace in London.

These are some of the best European castles and palaces to visit virtually from the comfort of your living room. You will want to start by exploring these and then see what else you can find to explore through a little research on your own. Who knows! You may be able to wander around a castle you have wanted to see for years without even walking out your front door!

Let me know when you book your next virtual European Castle tours!