Monday, April 18, 2011

Seven European cities with beach port

Morning sightseeing, afternoon beach walk: For swimmers with cultural and shopping ambitions there is no better combination for a city break. In our photo-show, seven places where the beach and sea in the sightseeing trip are included.

Barcelona: So close, so beautiful

It could hardly be better: just a few minutes walk from the Ramblas, the Mercat de la Boqueria and the Sagrada Familia are the sandy beaches of the Spanish port of Barcelona. Rows over a length of almost five kilometers, a total of six sections marked by moles to each other. Behind the beach you can walk under the palms, the beach promenade. The favorite child of the city, the Platja de Barceloneta is full of restaurants and bars. Families love the 400-meter Platja de la Nova Icaria.

Nice: Savoir-vivre in the Bay of Angels

Very close, it is the narrow, cobbled streets, baroque churches and small squares of the old town of Nice to the beach fun in the Bay Baie des Anges ". 15 private and 20 public beach areas line the six-kilometer long pebble beach on the Promenade des Anglais. Party people and homosexuals meet at Castel Plage ", the" Beau Rivage Beach "is perfect for a glass of rose on Fruits de Mer Absolutely trend is the" Hi plague ".

Istanbul: bathing between Occident and Orient

The interface between evening and morning country is Istanbul. The "Pearl of the Bosphorus", the largest city in Turkey with its numerous attractions. In search of respite from urban bustle and wet to cool itself offers a swimming trip to the Black Sea. The wide sandy bay of Kilyos on the European banks is about 30 kilometers from the city center, by bus from Taksim Square, or reach by boat from Eminonu. Next sandy beach, a dreamy port and the ruins of a Genoese castle waiting in Sile, the Black Sea resort on the Asian bank, a taxi-ride from Beykoz away from.

Rome: where Odysseus was charmed

Roman Forum, Colosseum, Spanish Steps and St. Peter's: hardly a city rich in monuments and history. Dolce far niente is waiting at the Lido di Ostia, an ancient port in the "Eternal City" and nearly one hundred years, redesigned as a seaside resort on the drawing board. The numerous beach pools, restaurants and nightclubs are the perfect outdoor theater for young party-Romans. The trip takes one hour by train. A second popular seaside resort of Fregene Rome is on the Via Aurelia, just 25 kilometers outside the city. On the white sand beach, numerous film stars their summer residences.

Lisbon: the dream beach train bay

Also in Lisbon, you must not drive far to chill out after the cultural experience at the beach. After a long sightseeing tour of the Baixa with its beautiful tile work and the medieval, narrow streets, the beaches along the coast to attract a small breather along with sea breeze. The popular south of Lisbon, Costa da Caparica. A small beach train leaves from the innumerable bays and brings the beach for trips to any of the 13 kilometers of coastline.

Helsinki: City beach made in Finland

Within walking distance are the relaxing oasis in the Finnish capital Helsinki: From the harbor to gaze from the sea fortress Suomenlinna. Close are the beaches and the city at 315 outlying islands, it is useful, the bikini and bathing suit to put in the suitcase. Easily by ferry to reach the beach and islands Pihlajasaari Suomenlinna. The most popular city beach Hietaniemi Beach, short of locals Hietsu referred.

Amsterdam: From the canals Kiten

Historic canals, numerous art museums and multicultural atmosphere - this is Amsterdam. But also just removed close to town beach holiday feeling, about half an hour from the center. Amsterdam half hanging around the weekend on the wide, nine kilometers long beach of Zandvoort and Bloemendaal to chill out, swimming and kite surfing. The number 1 of the "urban beach-Tops" Ijmuiden, because it is so convenient to reach: From downtown (exit behind Amsterdam Centraal), take the ferry Flying Fast Ferry runs, then by bus to Beach Ijmuiden.

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