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Top Ten things to do in Athens, become an Athens expert in a few simple steps! Acropolis & The Agora The ancient citadel is located on a hill overlooking the modern city of Athens.  Although there are other sites similar to this one around Greece, this is deemed the most important and houses many important tourist sights such as the Parthenon and the Agora, the ancient marketplace.  Don't miss the National Archaeological Museum. Kerameikos While you're in the area Kerameikos is also worth a visit.

   Present in 23 countries, Europe’s Famous Hostels (EFH) is a great way to involve people from all over Europe and create awareness for a cause. Recently the brand decided to start investing in their social responsibility project by supporting a specific cause – bone narrow/stem cell donations with Team Margot Foundation. “Europe’s Famous Hostels partnership with Team Margot Foundation builds upon the relationship that first began with one of EFH's members, St Christopher’s Inns”, tells Yaser Martini, Margot’s father and founder

When you travel and explore new destinations there’s nothing better than staying at a really good hostel. A place where you’re excited to go back to at the end of a busy day of sightseeing, where you can have a beer and meet other travellers and most importantly, a place with an excellent location (and affordable prices). I thought it was too much to ask for but I found all of this in Europe’s Famous Hostels. Over the past month I

What to Eat in Amsterdam? Besides being a city of lovely canals, historic buildings, and charming coffee shops, Amsterdam also holds its own when it comes to food. And what's traveling without sampling some of the local flavor to go along with the local sights, local colors, and local vibes, right? Just like visiting other popular European capital cities, you have to watch yourself. There is always two sets of places to eat: eateries which are popular with tourists and local  cheap

Berlin is the eighth stop of my one-month Famous Hostels Eurotrip! When people say New York is the city that never sleeps I always know they haven’t been to Berlin yet. The German capital is the city with the never ending-nightlife, countless hipster hangouts and full of history.   They offer a wide range of walking tours and I decided to join the Berlin History tour since the nerd inside me wanted to learn more about the city’s history, from rise of the

What to do with 48 hours in Salzburg What to do with 48 hours in Salzburg? Plenty! Enjoy this beautiful city's rich history and natural setting. It's been over 50 years since Julie Andrews pranced through the verdant mountains in iconic movie "The Sound of Music" but Salzburg still celebrates this movie for putting this little Alpine city on the international map. Birth place to Mozart and with a medieval old town, Salzburg is one of Austria's prettiest cities (yes there are

City break in Berlin and Munich If you are wondering where to spend a short vacation in Europe as a backpacker for a city break holiday, then Berlin and Munich could be the perfect options. In fact this short city break will offer a lot in terms of entertainment and culture. These destinations offer inexpensive accommodations, are well connected by good transportation systems and have great museums and sightseeing. Let’s discuss both these cities individually: Berlin Berlin is the capital of Germany and

It’s time for new experiences, new feelings, new emotions and new stories! Your backpacking trip around Europe starts today. You are going to tour around the old continent on a shoestring as you want to spend as much time possible travelling, and see as many new places as you can. With this in mind, we have compiled our top ten tips for saving money whilst backpacking around Europe. Breathe in the air of freedom of Amsterdam, appease your senses walking around

What follows is a list of no more than six and no less than four things that are unique to Balmers Hostel, a proud member of Europe’s Famous Hostels, that you simply have to experience in order to be socially accepted as a human being: 1. Best Drinking Water The water here is bloody good. You can drink all of it. Even the toilet water. One guest drank some of our tap water and started believing in a divine creator instantly. In fact,

There’s plenty happening in Rotterdam this December, from the traditional Sinterklaas celebrations to winter dance festivals, as well as Christmas ice skating and firework celebrations. Find out what’s happening this month in Rotterdam here. December in Rotterdam December in Rotterdam is a month to celebrate; with Sinterklaas, Christmas and a spectacular New Year’s Eve firework display all providing plenty of festive cheer. The city is illuminated as Coolsingel shopping street is lit with decorations from Hofplein to Westblaak, and a large Christmas tree is

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