Europe

Greek treats, bridge and all that jazz…

By Kate Collins, June 20, 2008

This year’s New York Jewish Museum annual education visit is “Greece through Jewish Eyes”. Taking in Athens, Delphi, Thessaloniki and other sites, and looking at Jewish settlement in Greece from the third century BCE, the trip will run from September 12 to 22.

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Our big fat Greek history

By Marcus Freed, June 20, 2008

Majestic Northern Greece has plenty to offer Jewish visitors

Northern Greece, unlike the tiny islands with their romantic pebble beaches and picturesque white walled houses, has a rugged beauty, all sweeping panoramas and historic sites.

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Peak perfection in Switzerland

By Rachel Fletcher, June 6, 2008

We sample a very special brand of pampering in St Moritz

 

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Please feed the animals

By Ivor Baddiel, May 22, 2008

Enjoy an eco-conscious, child-friendly holiday down on the farm

Aside from 40 years in the wilderness, Jews are not the keenest of campers, preferring in the main the comforts of Marbella and Tel Aviv. But, thanks to Feather Down Farm Days, that might be about to change.

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Slick city breaks

By Jan Shure, May 14, 2008

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Why Irish eyes are smiling

By Lee Lixenberg, May 8, 2008

A tour of Belfast city centre reveals a city revived after years of turmoil

There was a saying doing the rounds among battle-hardened people of Belfast during the height of the Troubles in the 1970s and ‘80s, which went something like this: “Anyone who isn’t confused here, doesn’t really understand what’s going on.”

Today, a confident new Belfast is emerging from the fog of battle and tourists are returning in droves to spots once made famous for all the wrong reasons.

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The reign in Spain, or how Cordoba's Jewish life lingers on

By Jules Stewart, April 17, 2008

The charm of what was once the world’s largest city is undiminished

My first visit to Córdoba was made, inadvertently, in 1973, when I was taking my family on a summer holiday to Málaga. After juddering along a pot-holed road from Madrid for 11 hours in the 100-degree furnace that was a dilapidated hired Seat, we threw in the towel and reconciled ourselves to an overnight stay in Córdoba.

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Venice, open houses and online Israel

By Lucy Miller, April 11, 2008

Israel’s Ministry of Tourism has launched a new internet site which allows visitors to Israel, and those planning a visit, to ask questions and receive recommendations and information before and during their stay, with a team of licensed tour guides from the Israeli Tour Guides Association providing answers within 48 hours of a posting. The site will also feature 300 tourist attractions and 500 accommodation options and will serve as a forum for exchanging information, personal recommendations and travelogues.

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Choose your dream island

By Anthea Gerrie, April 3, 2008

From hush to hedonism, Greek islands have it all

 

Recommending a Greek island is like talking up a favourite restaurant. You love the food and atmosphere, but will they suit other people’s taste?

While the islands share a chilled pace, abudance of fresh, tasty fare, rich history and a glorious sense of joie de vivre, they differ enormously in look and feel.

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