Exploring The Hidden Gems Of Europe: Greece, Ireland, Czech Republic

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From the rolling green hills of Ireland to the ancient ruins and breathtaking architecture of Greece, these lesser-known European destinations have plenty to offer. Include these countries in your 2023 travel list and let’s take a closer look at what is there to visit and what souvenirs you should bring back home.

Greece

Greece is the Land of Myth and Legend! This magical destination is home to some of the world’s oldest ruins and monuments. Be sure to explore Athens’ iconic Acropolis Hill, which was built in 447 BC as a temple dedicated to goddess Athena.

No visit would be complete without a trip out to one of Greece’s many idyllic islands such as Santorini and Mykonos where you can experience picture perfect sunsets over crystal clear waters while sipping on ouzo cocktails. Sample local delicacies like moussaka or gyros with tzatziki sauce and don’t forget your camera – as this country is full of incredible photo opportunities! As per the memorabilia, Greek olive oil, olives, and herbs make excellent inexpensive souvenirs, but if you want to bring home something that will be truly memorable, a pair of handmade leather sandals tailored especially for you is definitely something you will remember Greece for.

Ireland

Welcome to Ireland, the Emerald Isle! This beautiful country is a land of rolling green hills, lush greenery and charming villages. From the capital city of Dublin with its vibrant nightlife and rich cultural heritage to the wild rugged beauty of Connemara in the West – there’s something here for everyone.

Here we can take part in traditional Irish music events like Ceilidhs or visit fascinating landmarks such as the Cliffs of Moher or Blarney Castle. We’ll also have a chance to sample authentic local dishes like colcannon and boxty pancakes! Don’t forget to bring back the iconic Guinness beer, Jameson whiskey, and of course the famous Irish sweater. The latter will make not only a wonderful souvenir for your loved ones, but also a great addition to your own wardrobe. If for some reason you can’t bring one back home, online stores such as Tara have a wide range of authentic Irish sweaters for everyone’s taste and budget.

Czech Republic

The last one on our list is the Czech Republic – the land of wonders! This beautiful country is full of history, culture and breathtaking landscapes.

In Prague, the City of a Hundred Spires, visit Charles Bridge and The National Gallery. Walk through Old Town Square to see cobblestone streets and Baroque architecture, then stop at a Prague pub for a beer or schnitzel with dumplings. Visit Karlštejn Castle, built by King Charles IV in 1348, or Hluboká Castle, a Gothic Revival masterpiece. Try beer-braised beef goulash, garlic soup, and trdelnik (a popular pastry). Wafers and beer are good souvenirs from the Czech Republic, along with Bohemian glass, Kafka memorabilia, and marionettes.

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