Archive for 02/22/13
The Metéora, "middle of the sky", "suspended in the air" or "in the heavens above" is one of the largest and most important complexes of Eastern Orthodox monasteries in Greece, second only to Mount Athos. The six monasteries are built on natural sandstone rock pillars, at the northwestern edge of the Plain of Thessaly near the Pineios river and Pindus Mountains, in central Greece. The nearest town is Kalambaka. Simonopetra Monastery, also Monastery of Simonos Petra, Simonopetra ranks thirteenth in the hierarchy of the Athonite monasteries.
5-star Palace of the Lost City is situated at Sun City Resort. The hotel consists of 338 rooms and 4 suites. Sun City is a world-class holiday resort located at the base of the majestic Pilanesberg. In 2001, Sun City was the site of the 2nd IIFA Awards. Held at the Superbowl Arena, it honoured both artistic and technical excellence of professionals in Bollywood, for that year.
The 17th-century castle is not open to the public, but people come here anyway, just to see the extraordinary gardens. The demesne (or estate) of the Parsons family, now the earls of Rosse, wraps around a peaceful lake and along the banks of the two rivers. The box hedges have been featured in the Guinness Book of Records as the tallest in the world, and the hornbeam cloisters are lovely. The grounds contain an astronomical exhibit, with a 19th-century reflecting telescope that was once the largest in the world. Recently restored by the Historic Science Centre, the telescope is used twice daily, at noon and 3pm. During the summer, there are often exhibits on the history of Birr Castle and its residents.
Luxury 5-star Kanuhura Resort, a part of Mauritian hotel group Sun Resorts. Kanuhura Resort offers 5 star service and facilities to their guests. All of the Villas are dotted along the length of the island’s sandy shore, opening onto the fine white sand and azure sea.Each of villas (Beach villas, Beach villas duplexes, Grand Beach villas, Water villas and Grand Water villas) has a private veranda with mesmerising views of the Ocean and is equiped with an outdoor shower, a semi-outdoor bath tub, air-conditioning, a fan, satellite television, broadband internet connection, a telephone with a direct international line, a safe, a CD player and audio system, a minibar and smoke detectors. Guests will enjoy in plenty of flavors, offered in Kanuhura’s five restaurants, in sunset cocktails served by the poolside or in the shade of the bar. Also diverse range of treatments and a comprehensive range of facilities, are available to guests in a beautiful wooden interior of Kanuhura’s spa – massages, body treatments, and separate steam bath, dry sauna, cold plunge pools and Jacuzzis, for ladies and gentlemen.For those who wish to take a more active holiday in the Maldives, water sports and leisure activities are plentiful at this Maldives hotel.