Features - Europe

24 Hours in Larnaca

Dotted with palm trees and glorious golden beaches, the port city of Larnaca is a beacon on the south coast of Cyprus for discerning travellers, and with a 6,000-year heritage it is renowned as one of Europe’s oldest cities. Visitors can enjoy a fantastic variety of sights, sounds, and tastes that are unique to this exciting coastal city, and in under an hour can enjoy world-class diving and snorkelling at Cape Greco.

24 Hours in Yerevan

Yerevan, Armenia’s capital, is a charming blend of European and Soviet-era architecture, oriental hospitality, and unique local traditions – and all this comes with almost 300 sunny days a year! Don’t worry if your trip schedule is tight: compact and tourist friendly, the city can be explored in just 24 hours, if you plan well. Just follow the guidelines suggested by Yerevan-based travel blogger Sirvard Amatuni, and relish every moment of your trip.

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24 Hours in Edinburgh

Crime fiction writer Ian Rankin once described Edinburgh as “a city the size of a town that feels like a village”. Certainly, this UNESCO-recognised World Heritage Site offers both the cool cosmopolitan delights of a capital city – a hub for culture, education, and high-tech start-ups – alongside more low-key aspects of village life. It’s also an eminently walkable city in terms of scale – as long as you don’t mind climbing steep hills, that is!

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24 hours in Copenhagen

As well as being the cultural, economic, and political centre of Denmark, Copenhagen is also a paradise for lovers of art and design, combining a traditional, maritime atmosphere with modern Danish architecture to form a unique and beautiful cityscape. In recent years, Copenhagen has emerged as a true gourmet destination and can pride itself on being the home of many world-class restaurants. The city’s very own brand of effortless style and low-key sophistication make this Nordic capital worth a visit.

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24 Hours in Amsterdam

Amsterdam is a city proud of its past, with a rich history built on maritime trade and a long tradition of excellence in the arts, especially painting. Yet the Dutch city is also a forward-looking place, full of hot young designers, recently redeveloped museums, and progressive ideas. Quirky, innovative, and fun, Amsterdam is best enjoyed with a slow pedal by bicycle, a stroll along its canals, or an hour spent on a café terrace watching the world go by.

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24 Hours in Barcelona

Barcelona is nestled snugly between pine-clad hills and the twinkling embrace of the Mediterranean Sea.

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24 Hours in Sofia

A historical gem at the junction of Asia and Europe, Sofia has the creative energy of an up-and-coming destination city. Signs of ancient Rome and Thrace are on display alongside influences from the Ottoman and Austro-Hungarian empires, as well as the 50-year period of communist rule.

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24 Hours in Edinburgh

Edinburgh’s a rare character – both instantly loveable and fascinatingly complex. Age has bestowed distinguished handsomeness rather than decay, and there’s a learned air to the city.

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24 hours in Istanbul

In March, Istanbul awakens with a spring in its step. The sun is stronger. Evenings are longer. And the city’s 15 million residents spill outdoors to sip tea al fresco on both banks on the Bosphorus. Alas, that traditional watery divide between European and Asian shores is no more.

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24 Hours in Oslo

Oslo is surrounded by the fjord on one side and by the green hills of Oslomarka Forest on the three others. This proximity to nature is in the very soul of the citys residents.

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