Golf in Ireland? Where to start — or end? There are more than 400 courses on the bonny green isle. Many of the world’s top-rated golf venues are here, as are almost one-third of the world’s links courses — those perpetually windswept ensembles of sand dunes, pocket greens and gorse-lined fairways that are golf in its original, undiluted state.
Welcome to Rhodes, a medieval treasure beautifully preserved throughout the centuries. Rhodes is the capital of the Dodecanese, an island ideal not only for those who want to relax, but also for those looking for an action-packed holiday! With its bright green hills, rich green valleys and uninterrupted line of golden beaches, Rhodes is truly a blessed place. “The sun island” has more sunshiny days and milder temperatures throughout the year than any other location in Greece. It is, after all, one of the country’s easternmost places and among the first to welcome summer on its impressive beaches. Add in the excellent facilities for tourism, the island’s special blend of cosmopolitan and traditional, and numerous cultural and archaeological sites, the most important being the Medieval (Old) Town, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and you’ve got the perfect holiday destination. While on Rhodes, don’t miss a daytrip to nearby Sými. An island of sponge divers and seamen, Sými used to have 30,000 inhabitants before the Second World War and was the richest island in the Dodecanese, despite its small size. Today, Sými attracts many visitors thanks to its beautifully preserved Neo-Classical buildings and the famous Archangel Michael monastery at Panormitis.
Free time in Cape Town presents a pleasant but maddening quandary. With its botanic gardens, vibrant urban centers, outlying stellar wineries, gorgeous beaches and dramatic coastlines, this melting pot has an enviable repertoire that can easily seduce travelers to spend weeks, much less a single day, exploring.