Travel Tips & Advice on “accommodation”

Tour The Old City and Castle Fortress in Kavala, Greece

Our walk began at the promontory end. If you begin near the harbor, just reverse this tour information. Walk down Mohammed Ali Street from the Mohammed Ali Museum which leads to the oldest district of the city. Here stands the bright, dusty rose colored Hussein Bey Mosque (or Music Mosque) that was completely destroyed. A […]

Information and Review of Nefeli Hotel, Kavala

It is a 2:20 ride from Ouranopoli to the fascinating city of Kavala and check-in at Nefeli Hotel. Ideally located on a busy street filled with delicious bakeries (perfect for me), one block from a supermarket, three blocks away from the seaside promenade, and rooms overlook the sea on higher floors! Ask to see your […]

Review of Vergina Hotel, Thessaloniki, Greece

The drive into Greece took what seemed like forever due to a torrential downpour and customs; first Macedonia and then Greece. It wasn’t until 2:00p that the bus stopped “somewhere” at a small souvlakia or gyro road stop for fast sandwiches before continuing on to Thessaloniki. The Vergina Hotel on 19 Monastiriou Street, in central […]

Review of Hotel Molika in Pelister National Park

The drive continued across Galicica National Park, over Livada Pass for views down to Lake Prespa and into nearby Pelister National Park. After a long day sightseeing at Bay of Bones, Monastery and Church of St. Naum, boat ride on springs feeding Lake Ohrid and Bitola, we arrived at the contemporary and luxurious Hotel Molika […]

Food, Fun and More Information About Ohrid, Macedonia

Flexibility is the key to enjoying charming Ohrid, a UNESCO World Heritage Site founded 2400 years ago. Archaeological finds indicate that Ohrid is one of the oldest human settlements in all of Europe and the lake itself is over three million years old. There are many optional activities available, a good choice of restaurants, old […]

Highlights of Ohrid, Macedonia: City Walls, Fortress and Roman Amphitheater

The Explore Group stayed for three nights at Hotel Toni, Abas Emin 3, located a few steps from the pedestrian center of historical Ohrid; two supermarkets were steps away from the hotel. This hotel had 32 rooms, all with en-suite bathrooms, free Wi-fi, and breakfast buffet in their restaurant included in rates. Hindsight is 20/20: […]

Hotel OK in Skopje, Macedonia

The uniquely furnished Hotel OK, St. Londonska N. 19 is set in a quiet area, approximately 2.8 kilometers/2 miles from the center of Skopje. This location in more residential area appeared to be a drawback at first but we found walking from the center easy, local buses (inexpensive) run every 5-10 minutes and stop in front of the […]

A Night in a Monastery, Kriva Palanka, Macedonia

The St. Joachim/Joakim Osogovski Monastery complex includes: small Fourteenth Century Church of Holy Mother of God, large Church of St. Joachim Osogovski, three-story dormitory, guardhouse, and guesthouses for tourists. Dormitory accommodation is located on the lower level near the church while new double rooms in the guesthouse on the upper level are private with en-suite […]

Highlights of Sofia on An Easy Walking Tour: Part 2

Hotel Budapest is located north of the famous Lion’s Bridge at the top of Maria Luisa Boulevard; designed in 1890, it is impossible to miss the four lion bronze sculptures flanking the bridge. This bridge once marked the northern border of Sofia. The Russian Church, built between 1912-1914, is extremely decorative with its golden onion […]

Hotel Budapest in Sofia, Bulgaria

The contemporary and relatively new Budapest Hotel, No. 92A Budapeshta Street (and also bookable through on the sidebar) is the Sofia hotel Explore Worldwide included in this tour. I took one look at the trolley tracks and busy traffic on Budapeshta Street and thought, “Oh no, a noisy, substandard hotel.” Substandard, no – noisy, yes unless […]