Road trip in the “Greek Alps” : Elati, Pertouli and beyond

Road trip in the “Greek Alps” : Elati, Pertouli and beyond

Autumn has arrived and it is the perfect time for an excursion to the Greek mountains. The colours are wonderful and nature is preparing for the arrival of winter. In this article we are going to make a one-day road trip to Elati, Pertouli and...
Pavlopetri and Ancient Asopos : The sunken cities of Lakonia

Pavlopetri and Ancient Asopos : The sunken cities of Lakonia

Laconia (Λακωνία) is an area of Peloponnesos with many popular destinations, wonderful beaches, unique archeological sites, Byzantine churches, picturesque villages and much more. However, few know that in Laconia there are two of the most important sunken ancient cities in Greece and probably in Europe....
Graffiti in Old Havana - an invitation to discover another side to this colourful city

Graffiti in Old Havana - an invitation to discover another side to this colourful city

If you're lucky enough to visit the city of Havana, one of the first things that stands out is the architecture. In fact, Havana is a melting-pot of 17th Century Spanish colonial plazas, Classical 18th Century French columns and portals; brightly coloured 19th Century façades...
Experience Havana like Prince Charles and Camilla – their royal Cuban tour, where they went and what they did

Experience Havana like Prince Charles and Camilla – their royal Cuban tour, where they went and what they did

Touring Havana like a royal is easier than it seems, and you don't have to be blue-blooded to enjoy the city's most elegant places, chicest venues and one-of-a-kind experiences. To find out what royals like Prince Charles and Camilla got up to in Havana, read...
Havana's hippest, coolest cultural venues, bars, cafes and all-in-ones

Havana's hippest, coolest cultural venues, bars, cafes and all-in-ones

Havana's hippest and coolest bars and restaurants are also cultural hotspots in their own right. True that there's only about a handful of them (so far); but they are a must for any culturally-inclined cocktail lover who seeks a space in which not only drinks....
Vibrant Havana and its cultural highlights - from art galleries to museums and festivals

Vibrant Havana and its cultural highlights - from art galleries to museums and festivals

Long hailed as the epicentre of Cuban culture. In fact, Havana is as multi-layered, multi-dimensional; and multi-coloured a city as you can get. It certainly has amazing cultural highlights in many forms, expressed in many different ways. From eye-catching architecture to endemic rhythms, dances, festivals,...
Discover the truly enchanted town of Baracoa - Cuba's first settlement

Discover the truly enchanted town of Baracoa - Cuba's first settlement

Welcome to one of Cuba's real hidden jewels; Nuestra Señora de la Asunción de Baracoa – simply Baracoa to its many friends and admirers. Here, in stark contrast to the arid south coast, lush vegetation and tropical flora envelop strange. Mythologically shaped mountains all over-looking...
Luxury holidays in Cuba, Havana and the beach with the Kempinski connection

Luxury holidays in Cuba, Havana and the beach with the Kempinski connection

European luxury first dawned in Havana with the opening of Kempinski's gleaming Havana hotel; the much acclaimed and revered Gran Hotel Manzana Kempinski La Habana. Now that the Swiss hotelier is soon opening a second upscale property in Cuba; this time in a privileged beach...
Best bars of Havana, my hand-picked selection of the best places to sip a cocktail and socialise in style

Best bars of Havana, my hand-picked selection of the best places to sip a cocktail and socialise in style

Cuba and specifically Havana are undergoing a renaissance in tourism which is restoring the island to the lofty position it had in the late 19th century and first decades of the 20th century when it was an intellectual, artistic and musical hub before the shutters...
On the beaten track: Havana's top five have-to-visit spots

On the beaten track: Havana's top five have-to-visit spots

From the vast Revolution Square to the now golden-domed Capitolio building; no visit to Cuba's capital is complete without a tour of the city's architectural marvels. But for a taste of Cuban spirit, its heritage bars are also among the top five places; everybody has...
Old Havana's best five-star hotels in the historic centre of New Cuba's capital city

Old Havana's best five-star hotels in the historic centre of New Cuba's capital city

Cuba is rapidly opening up to Western tourism, and the island's capital Havana is home to some of the Caribbean's most elegant hotels; which provide top-end luxury tourism. In fact, tourists in Old Havana now have the option of combining five-star comfort with centuries of...
The unknown stories of known buildings in Athens

The unknown stories of known buildings in Athens

They say that the history of a city is written in its buildings. The buildings are the witnesses of the events that took place in the history of a city. There are buildings in our city that we pass every day, stood there forever and...
The 5 Most Beautiful Beaches in Cuba

The 5 Most Beautiful Beaches in Cuba

Cuba Private Travel knows the Cuban Coastline like the back of our hands. It’s the advantage of being Havana Based. Here we choose the top 5 ways to experience the best beaches in Cuba from the mythic Playa Paraiso in Cayo Largo to an isolated...
How to Travel legally to Cuba as an American

How to Travel legally to Cuba as an American

Cuba is perceived by many Americans as forbidden fruit. Due to the tense history of relations between Cuba and the US since 1960. However, it still legal to travel to Cuba, and visit not only Havana and its cobblestones and colorful colonial buildings. You can...
Adventure Holidays in Cuba — Rock Climbing in Viñales

Adventure Holidays in Cuba — Rock Climbing in Viñales

uba is an esthetically fascinating island where tourists have numerous options. You can choose to be pampered in luxury 5 star opulence whilst staying at brand new state-of-the-art hotels, strategically situated next to beaches that resemble the sort that are wistfully gazed at on screensavers...
E-bike Tour of Havana City

E-bike Tour of Havana City

E-biking is a beautiful way to see a LOT of Havana in a short time. The lithium batteries give you extra power, but you are still using your energy at a predetermined level. Great for hills and in warm weather. Ride through the city from...
Women and people of color empowerment in Cuba itinerary

Women and people of color empowerment in Cuba itinerary

Havana, 5 nights Any Cuban journey must start in Havana. In fact, her faded beauty is legendary; this is hands down the most winsome city in the Caribbean and one of the top five scrumptious Latin American honies. Certainly, the city’s and the island’s history...
Jewish History and Jewish presence in Havana

Jewish History and Jewish presence in Havana

The first jew arrived in Cuba with Christopher Colombus; he was Luis de Torres, a translator. Jews have been a part of Cuban history from the very beginning. In the 1950s, around 20,000 Jews were living in Havana, in the area of Belén and Acosta...
20 Best Eats in Melbourne, Australia

20 Best Eats in Melbourne, Australia

This post was originally published at notatourist.net We all know one of Melbourne, Australia’s many draw cards is the huge selection of bars, restaurants, accessible fresh food, and coffee to choose from on any given day or night. With new eateries popping up left right...
Is Post-COVID Tourism Going to Recover?

Is Post-COVID Tourism Going to Recover?

The world economy has been affected so hard that powerful countries like France, United Kingdom, Germany, Spain, Italy, the top most visited places in the world, are struggling to maintain their level as high as possible. But this virus has affected the most pleasant and...
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