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.
The city took its name from Athena, goddess of wisdom, strategy and war, and protector of the city. The financial, political and administrative center of the country and an all-powerful city-state in antiquity, Athens is a major center of culture. A visit to the first-ever museum dedicated to Byzantium, a stroll around the National Garden and a trip to the Olympeion archaeological site will take you back through time.
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.