Tour Turkey From the Comfort of your Couch

With the borders remaining closed in many places around the world, the new trend of online tours is skyrocketing! Next on our list of must-sees is Turkey. Set up by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, Sanal Muze (a government website) is offering amazing 3D experiences that tour some of the most well-known museums.
At the moment, there are 16 virtual tour available, including the famous Ephesus Museum in Izmir. Check them out by going to the Sanal Muze website here!

The Lost City of Heracleion

Sunken and forgotten off the coast of Egypt, hidden beneath layers and layers of sand and silt lies the once bustling metropolis city of Thonis-Heracleion (the Egyptian and Greek names of the city), a city lost between legend and reality. The sunken civilisation that was once barely more than a legend, appearing in only a few rare inscriptions and ancient texts, was discovered by Frank Goddio and the European Institute for Underwater Archaeology (IEASM) in the early 2000s while searching for Napoleon's warship remains from the Battle of the Nile in 1798.
The city, that was disappeared beneath the Mediterranean Sea 1,200 years ago predated its more commonly known neighbour, Alexandria, as the main trading port of the region, built on the banks of the Nile river serving as the obligatory port of entry to Egypt for all ships coming from the Greek world. Before being discovered one of the only places its memory survived was in the writings of the 5th-century BC Greek writer Herodotus, …

New Hiking trail in Italy will Connect all 25 National Parks

When you hear Italy what's the first thing that comes to mind... the Colosseum, the canals and gondolas in Venice, the delicious food, pizza, pasta and gelato? Many people don't realise Italy is home to some of the most stunning national parks dotted both along the coastline with stunning water views, and inland with majestic mountainous plains. A new hiking trail is opening up to connect all 25 National Parks, including those on the islands of Sardinia and Sicily. Stretching over 7,000 kilometres the Sentiero dei Parchi, or Path of the Parks, is expected to continue growing as plans continue.
The path will take avid hikers through the snow-capped mountains in the Dolomites and Alps in northern Italy, along the coastlines of the famous, must-see Cinque Terre, over the rolling hills of Tuscany, to the caves and forests of Abruzzo, according to Afar magazine. Hikers can indulge in the lavish diversity of the stunning country, while re-connecting with nature on the amazing trail.

Duabai to Welcome Tourists & Visitors From 7th July 2020!

We're all itching to get back out and discover the world, so it's with great excitement that we hear Dubai is opening up to tourists and visitors from the 7th of July 2020!! This isn't without extra measures and precautions being put in placed to help ensure the spread of COVID-19 is contained. All tourists and visitors allowed to enter will be according to Dubai Airport's official flight schedules and subject to airports being operational at their departure destinations. Arrivals will also have to show their PCR test results, which are valid for 92 hours, upon their arrival to Dubai, or partake in a test at Dubai Airports. If tested positive, a mandatory 14-day quarantine will be imposed.

Travellers are also required to adhere to all official measures and requirements established by the Dubai Government and other countries before travelling and after returning to Dubai. Before travelling they will have to both disclose any symptoms by filling in forms provided by air…

Greece Opening for Tourism Earlier than Expected

Wondering when you will be able to get your travel fix again? Well we have exciting news to share... Greece's 2020 tourism season will begin again on June 15! On this day, the country will open seasonal hotels and also welcome back flights from abroad. Initially, flights will only be accepted into Athens, with other airports, such as Santorini and Thessaloniki, opening on July 1. Restrictions banning travel to and from islands has also been lifted.
Although they are re-opening, there is a limited list of 20 approved countries that have been granted access. The list will be amended as necessary, but for now, the countries being accepted in are: CyprusIsraelGermanyChinaAustraliaJapanDenmarkAustriaBulgariaSerbiaRomaniaAlbaniaNorth MacedoniaBosnia and HerzegovinaCzech RepublicCroatiaHungaryPolandSlovakiaNorway Tourists will not be tested or required to quarantine upon arrival to the country, yet it has been advised that randomised test will be carried out to ensure the safety of touri…

Virtually Visit Some of the Most Amazing Places in Spain

Just because we can't travel the world at the moment, that isn't going to stop us from exploring some of the most breathtaking museums and landmarks from around the world. Many of Spain's most popular tourist attractions have released virtual tours for us to explore while we sit on our couch in the safety of our homes.

Here are some our favourites that we found!

The Picasso Museum, Barcelona

This extensive virtual tour gives you three options. Tour through the rooms of the collection in the museum, the courtyards, or the houses Picasso lived and worked in and the places he frequented in Barcelona.
The museum opened in 1963, and holds a broad collection of the genius artist's works, 4,251 works to be exact! The extensive collection is housed in five adjoining medieval palaces located Barcelona's La Ribera neighbourhood.
The museum really highlights the intimate relationship the 20th century artist had with Barcelona, a relationship that was shaped at a young age and…

Sicily to Pay for Tourist's Holidays

After being stuck at home for over two months now, we're all craving a summer vacation. If you've had Italy on the bucket list, it might be time to finally tick that one off... The Sicilian Government is offering to pay a portion of tourist's post COVID holidays.

An estimated €50 million (AU$84 million) has been budgeted to help lure tourists to the stunning island located just off the coast of Italy. They are offering to pay for half of tourists airfares to and from the island, along with one in three nights accommodation. To sweeten the deal even more, they are removing fees for museums and archaeological sites, letting you explore some of the richest historical sites and still have a bit of extra cash left over for another cheeky arancini.
They aim to do this by handing out vouchers through Sicily's tourism website. While they are yet to release when these will be available to the public, and whether they will be available for Australian tourists, borders and overs…

Greece's Push Towards Normality

With the European summer looming, Greece is beginning to ease its lockdown laws to begin the return to normality, or the “new normal” as the government put it. Aiming to be in a place where they can safely re-open the borders to tourists, their efforts are aimed at salvaging what is left of the year in order to keep the tourism industry alive.

Stage one of easing the lockdowns has seen the introduction of some new rules, including the mandatory use of face masks by workers, including those working in the food industry, supermarkets and grocery stores, public transport and taxis, hospitals, clinics and diagnostic centres, hairdressers and beauty salons. They have also recommended that customers also oblige to wearing face masks, even recommending those working in offices, going to school or university, and those going to places of worship and churches also follow the rule.

While they have allowed for Greeks to travel within their prefecture without an excuse, there are still limits in pl…

The Feast of St Paul's Shipwreck - Malta

Unique to Malta the feast of the shipwreck of St Paul is held annually on the 10th of February. The feast celebrates the events that proceeded, and including, the shipwreck of St Paul off the shores of Malta.

Although the exact location of the shipwreck was never determined, it is said to have been on the rocks near the shore of Malta. As the story goes, St Paul was travelling to Rome as a prisoner to stand before Caesar, being trialled as a political rebel. However, the ship carrying him, and the 247 others, was caught in a violent storm, leading to it being broken up on the Maltese coast. St Paul was warned of the shipwreck beforehand by God who agreed to spare the lives of everyone on board. All managed to swim to ashore, to be greeted by the local population. While St Paul was standing by a fire, he was bitten by a poisonous snake, yet did not incur any ill effects or injuries. The Maltese took this as a sign that he was perhaps a god. Paul, however, soon shows them it was God’s p…

Our Top 40 Travel Instagram Captions

We all know how important finding that perfect Instagram caption is these days. Stumped for ideas though? Last thing you want to be doing on your perfect holiday is stressing about captions. So, here’s Greece Med’s list of top 40 travel inspired Instagram captions!

1. Anyone else need a bit of beach therapy

2. Sun 🌞 sand 🐚 sea 🌊

3. Is it even a Greece vacation without a beach pic??

4. Suns out buns out

5. Nothing gets better than this

6. All about that travel life 🌍

7. Outta here ✌

8. Anyone figured out how to bring a beach home with you yet?

9. In the mood to take a six-month-long vacation twice a year

10. Italy stole a pizza my heart 🍕

11. Blue skies and no worries

12. Holiday doesn’t count if you don’t come back with a tan

13. Vacation mode on 😎

14. I want someone to look at me the way I look at a travel brochure

15. Wanderlust lifestyle 💫

16. Mood

17. Views for days

18. Sunshine is the best medicine 🌅

19. Heaven on earth

20. Don’t worry, Beach …