Features - Europe

Swimming, diving, and sailing in Athens

One doesn’t automatically think of the Greek capital as somewhere to  connect with nature.  Writer Isabella Zampetaki reveals some less familiar treasures just a few miles south of the city.

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.

Articles - Europe

Culinary Stockholm: Uncovering Swedish taste

An advocate for slow travel, Stockholm-based writer and photographer Lola Akinmade Åkerström notes that getting beneath the skin of her city requires slackening your pace, prepping your taste buds, and savouring Swedish culture through its gastronomy.

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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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Athens

Late spring is an excellent time to visit Athens. The mild sunny weather is ideal for outdoor experiences both in the centre of the city and on its Riviera.

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Freewheeling fun in Copenhagen

Cities and cycling often make uncomfortable partners, but not in Copenhagen. Writer and frequent visitor Brian Johnston guides us through the pleasures of pedal power in the Danish capital.

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Yerevan

Compact and hospitable, Yerevan is an excellent choice for a perfect weekend – whether you’re a history geek, art and music lover, or sophisticated gourmand.

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Yerevan

Yerevan is a lesser-discovered yet amazingly hospitable European capital boasting a rich cultural and historical heritage. With Qatar Airways launching flights later this year on May 15, Yerevan-based lifestyle and travel blogger Sirvard Amatuni invites Oryx readers to veer away from the well-known tourist destinations and savour something new.

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London’s junior Michelin dining trend

Britain’s-once stuffy restaurants are opening up to young sophisticated diners. Restaurant critic Tristan Rutherford takes his 11-year-old nephew for a Michelin-starred tour of London’s finest tables.

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The Mailbox, Birmingham

Britain’s second city used to be known for its canals, heavy industry, and Indian restaurants, but the refurbishment of luxury mall The Mailbox represents its more glamorous side.

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