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Church of Panagia Chalkeon | Thessaloniki, Greece

Church of Panagia Chalkeon | Thessaloniki, Greece

We found this Greek Orthodox church thanks to an app that led us around the city and helped us discover also many other such sights in Thessaloniki. Built in the 11th century, the architecture of this Thessaloniki church is of the typical for the region Macedonian style. The locals call it “the Red Church” because the entire building is made of bricks.

Malá Strana Alley | Prague, Czech Republic

Malá Strana Alley | Prague, Czech Republic

Tourists from around the globe visit Prague Old Town, attracted by its well-preserved historic sights. When you cross the Charles bridge though, you will find yourself in a bit different world. Malá Strana is known for colorful streets and cozy cafés. However, it is also a place with ornamental buildings in which are embassies.

Kotor ruins – daytime view | Kotor, Montenegro

Kotor ruins – daytime view | Kotor, Montenegro

Fortifications of Kotor are remarkable construction, influenced by several architectural styles, with the Venetian style predominantly. Unfortunately, severe earthquakes have damaged them in the 16th and the 17th centuries. The consequences of the most recent one from April 1979 are still visible on the Kotor Fortress.

Kotor panorama – daylight | Kotor, Montenegro

Kotor panorama – daylight | Kotor, Montenegro

Why choose this Adriatic Sea port for a holiday or vacation? Probably because of the nature – you have the Kotor Bay, surrounded by mountains which height ranges from 1000m to 1700m. Additionally, those of you, who like medieval culture and history, would really appreciate the well-preserved Kotor Old Town and the Fortifications.

Kotor Fortress From St. John’s Hill | Kotor, Montenegro

Kotor Fortress From St. John’s Hill | Kotor, Montenegro

The entire complex of towers, gates, ramparts, etc., together with the Castle of San Giovanni and Kotor Old Town is part of UNESCO World Heritage since 1979. Unfortunately, Kotor Fortress has been damaged by several severe earthquakes but also because of erosion. If you plan to climb up St. John’s Hill in order to reach the Fortress, be very careful and watch your steps.

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