Are you looking for more in a holiday than just lazing by the pool? Find some inspiration for your next trip with our guide to the most inspirational places on earth, that you can visit whilst on holiday.
Explore the Ancient City of Akrotiri Archaeological Site in Santorini
Also known as the Pompeii of the Aegean, due to the fact it was buried by volcanic ash, the earliest evidence of any civilisation in this Greek city has been traced back to the fifth millennium BC.
This everlasting city has been excavated since 1967, allowing visitors to enjoy these ruins. It is also supposedly the inspiration for Plato’s Atlantis. We recommend hiring a guide who can bring the story of this Minoan Bronze Age settlement to life but, you can do the tour alone, this will give you time to leisurely stroll around the awe-inspiring ruins.
Cenote Diving in Mexico
The Riviera Maya region of Mexico has some amazing hotels to stay in, but if you can tear yourself away from the poolside, we would recommend this once in a lifetime experience of diving in the Cenotes. The underwater caves and caverns that make up the Cenotes cater to every level of diver, so whether you’re a first-timer or you’re at an advanced level, everyone can experience this mesmerising dive. There are not enough words to describe the incredible opportunity of experiencing in these natural sinkholes so you’ll just have to go and see for yourself.
Discover Cappadocia in Turkey
Entire underground cities such as Derinkuyu have been created out of its famous cone-like “fairy-tale chimneys” that were formed by the erosion of volcanic ash. Tourists can enjoy hot air ballooning in Goreme. Or try trekking in the impressive valleys and formations that were shaped by the eruptions of three volcanoes, this is also extremely popular around here.
Walk the Ancient City Walls in Dubrovnik, Croatia
These medieval walls encircle most of the city and were built as a defence prior to the seventh century. They are known to be one of the greatest fortification systems of the Middle Ages, as no army tried to rupture them, not only did they keep Dubrovnik safe, but also preserved this magnificent fort. It is a long walk that involves many steps, but the views from the top are amazing. There’s no rush so you can stop and enjoy the moment and maybe enjoy a beverage in one of the cafes and bars on the way.
Learn the Salsa in Havana, Cuba
You are best asking locally for salsa dance lessons as very few Cubans put their businesses online, so you may find it difficult to research beforehand. This international dance is upbeat and lots of fun, not to mention it is a great way to keep fit. The Cubans are expert Salsa dancers and there is no better way to learn how to master the steps. Havana is so atmospheric that you will be sure to fall in love with not only the place but the dance too.
With this list, we are sure your bucket list will have grown. Where is the most awe-inspiring place you have visited?