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Wizz Air review – top 5 reasons not to fly with them

Wizz Air review – top 5 reasons not to fly with them

Top 5 reasons not to fly with Wizz Air I’ve written about our recent trip to Italy and today I will tell you about our flight experience with the low-budget company Wizz Air. My experience with Wizz was bad on this occasion. The top reasons for […]

Crossing Bulgaria-Turkey border through Kapitan Andreevo and Kapikule

Crossing Bulgaria-Turkey border through Kapitan Andreevo and Kapikule

Crossing the Bulgaria – Turkey border during the weekend – not a good experience   Recently we visited Edirne for some sightseeing and to try the local food. We went there by car and since we were in Southern Bulgaria for a few days, we […]

Should you visit Platamon castle in Greece?

Should you visit Platamon castle in Greece?

One-day trip to Platamon castle, Northern Greece

Greece is mostly visited because of its wonderful beaches, but the country is so much more than that. Greece is a place of ancient history so if you have the time, there’s a lot of sightseeing you can do.

How to get there

Platamon castle is very close to several beach resorts and a 30 minute drive from the city of Katerini. The easiest way to go reach the castle regardless of where in Northern Greece you are would be by car.

On the map above I have marked the rest stop where you can park your car. After that, there’s a short 10 minute walk uphill to get to the entrance of the castle. The climb, if you can call it that is easy and little children or elders should have no problem visiting.

If you want to use other means of transportation, you can use the regular train Thessaloniki – Larissa and get off at Neoi Poroi. This is about 7 km south from the castle. You can get a cab from Neoi Poroi to the castle or check the local buses.

If you want to check the trains, I’ve written before about how fast and convenient the Thessaloniki – Larissa line is here. The timetable of the trains is here.

 

Why you should go?

Yes, if you have the time you should definitely visit the castle. My reasons to go there are:

  • amazing views – this is an absolute must see place, you will be amazed how beautiful the nature is
  • you get some history if you’re interested in sightseeing
  • the entrance fee is just 2 EUR
  • you will get some exercise as well
  • you can go to the beach after you visit the castle, it’s very close-by

The view from the castle cannot be described in words. I will let you judge for yourself how beautiful the place is.

We went to see the castle in the afternoon and there were no people besides us there. It’s usually not crowded whenever you go so you can take your time and make beautiful pictures. It’s a great place for children too!

After the castle visit, we went down to the beach and had lunch – there’s a nice little Greek restaurant close-by which serves huge portions of very delicious food.

The food there is good and well-priced, so you can stop there for some refreshment and to see the beach.

Have you been to Platamon castle? What were your impressions? Share and comment below!

What to eat in Edirne, Turkey

What to eat in Edirne, Turkey

Which Turkish food to try in Edirne Edirne is a small (by Turkish standards) city near the Bulgarian border. It’s mostly famous for the Selimiye Mosque, which is the biggest on the Balkans. With a lot of sightseeing and shopping to do, any tourist will […]

Finding parking near Sofia airport

Finding parking near Sofia airport

Where to park around Sofia airport The Bulgarian capital Sofia is a growing business center in Eastern Europe. In latest years, flights to and from Sofia are increasing along with the number of people who live and work in the Bulgarian capital. Sofia is now […]

Top 3 cinemas in Sofia, Bulgaria

Top 3 cinemas in Sofia, Bulgaria

The best cinemas and movie theaters in Sofia for your movie experience.

 

The capital of Bulgaria offers many entertainment options for its growing population – food, drinks, shopping venues etc. Most of the big shopping malls have a movie theater area for guests to enjoy after a day of shopping. Here is a list of the best ones that you should visit if you’re in Sofia:

 

Cinema city, Paradise center

Cinema city is my favorite place to see a movie in Sofia. They have other cinemas in Sofia, but the one in Paradise center is the best. The complex has 14 separate movie theaters. They offer movies in 3D, IMAX 3D, 4DX and standard 2D. All of the movie theaters onsite are equipped with Dolby Digital Surround sound.

 

Cinema City complex
Cinema City complex

Cinema city offers reduced price tickets in Tuesday for 3D movies and Thursday for 2D movies – half-price. You can see the programme and book or buy a ticket on their website here.

 

Cine Grand, Sofia Ring Mall

Located in one of the biggest malls on Sofia Ring road, this cinema complex is most famous for their TSAR lounge. This lounge is only offered in Cine Grand and it offers big cozy recliner seats, food and drink.

 

Cine Grand in Sofia Ring mall has 8 regular and 2 TSAR movie theaters offering 2D and 3D movies. They also schedule children parties, so it’s better to plan your visit there in the weekdays because during the weekends the cinema is packed with kids.

 

Arena IMAX Mladost

The Arena chain has multiple movie theaters in Sofia, but the IMAX complex is the best of them. It’s a standalone complex, not a part of a mall. They have 15 halls including IMAX, premium and VIP halls. Their facilities are relatively new and well maintained compared to the other Arena movie theaters in the city.

Arena IMAX Mladost complex
Arena IMAX Mladost complex

 

The Mladost location offers several fast food restaurants and popcorn area as well, which is all you can expect in a regular cinema complex. I don’t visit it often because I like to combine my movie viewing with a quick stroll of the shopping malls, but if you want to just see a movie this is your place.

 

Top 3 shopping malls in Sofia

 

Another honorable mention that I wouldn’t include in the top 3 is the Arena cinema in The Mall on 115 Tsarigradsko Shose. It’s a good place to see a movie occasionally, but the seats are a bit uncomfortable for me so I would not recommend it for a regular visit.

Which are the best cinema complexes in your city? Comment below!

Popular hotels in Sofia, Bulgaria – cheap and luxury

Popular hotels in Sofia, Bulgaria – cheap and luxury

My short list with some of the popular cheap and luxury hotels in Sofia, Bulgaria   Today we are visiting Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria to give you some useful travel tips in regards to choosing the best hotel for your stay. Finding accommodation in […]

Is this politically correct… ask Google Translate

Is this politically correct… ask Google Translate

Translating from Bulgarian to Macedonian returns some “funny” results in Google Translate A very interesting story goes around the web these days and it is related to some “fun” relations on the Balkans. After Donald Trump got hit by a Google bombing with the keyword […]

Easiest way to reach Thessaloniki by train

Easiest way to reach Thessaloniki by train

How we traveled from to Thessaloniki by train

If you are a regular on our blog, you know that we like to travel to Greece. It’s a perfect place for a summer vacation. We also like to do a bit of sightseeing. This year we spend our beach vacation in Korinos and decided to visit Thessaloniki again.

In this post you will find out:

  • how to from the beach resorts to Thessaloniki by train
  • how to find the train station
  • ticket prices
  • train timetables

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Visiting the Basilica of Superga in Turin

Visiting the Basilica of Superga in Turin

Basilica of Superga – a must see in Turin! Today I will show you one of the unpopular places in Turin, which is worth the visit – the Basilica of Superga.   Location Basilica of Superga is located on the outskirts of Turin. Situated on […]