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Destinations for Lovers of Antiques

Jerusalem
Jerusalem
#About the City the Whole World Looks Up To

Jerusalem is a city of the three religions that believe in one God. In the same city there are mosques, monasteries, temples and synagogues, the ruins of the Jewish temple and many remnants of the history of empires, armies and religions, the kings of Israel and the Bible, through the last path of Jesus Christ until the ascension of the prophet Muhammad.

All believers, members of the monotheistic religions, see Jerusalem as the one place where they must visit and pray at least once in their lives. This is why everyone sees Jerusalem as a symbol of a world city from which Torah will emerge.

The cultural, historical and archeological diversity of Jerusalem is inconceivable. In this city, which was occupied for 3,000 years by kings, conquerors and saints, almost every country or religion in the ancient world, each left its mark on religion, architectural, artistic and even gastronomic. The food in Jerusalem is simply wonderful. There is wonderful food here and a great variety of restaurants.



#Tours

A tour of the last path of Christ? - Click on the tag "Via Dolorosa".

A tour of the Old City, Click on the tag "Old City of Jerusalem".



#Must See Sights

Want to see the most popular places in town? - Click on the tag "Must see in Jerusalem".



#With Children

A trip for the whole family? - Click on the tag "Attractions for children in Jerusalem".



#Food

Unforgettable meal? - Click on the tag "Must eat in Jerusalem".



#Tips

In restaurants in Israel it is customary to leave at least 10% tip, some up about 15% or more.



#Israel Country Code

+972



#Saving

Coffee Shops - Coffee shop chain "Cofix" and "Cofiz" offers coffee, pastries, ice creams and food for 5 NIS. Even in the Jewish Quarter you can find them in the Cardo and the Crusader markets.

Public transportation - buy daily or weekly ticket on the light rail in the city.

Discounts in all kinds of places in the city, you can receive a student card and a pensioner card.



#Transportation

The light rail has "weekly" and "daily" tickets in Jerusalem. If you have a RavKav card, don't forget to tap it during every trip!

Students are entitled to discounts ranging from 30% to 50% off the price of tickets in Jerusalem light rail.



#Picnic

In Sacher Park you can have wonderful picnics, as well as grassy areas near the walls of the Old City, and the rose garden opposite the Knesset.



#Entertainment

If you're looking to dance, the 17 Haoman club in Jerusalem is recommended.



#Electric Outlets

The possible plugs are Type H and Type C.



Here is Jerusalem:

https://youtu.be/Fmzo7LAIxiU
Athens
Athens
#About the Cradle of Western Civilization

Athens is one of the most important cities in history. 3,500 years old, the city and location developed and gave birth to so much wisdom and innovation, so many things were done here for the first time, flattered by ideas that generations and cultures were based on, breathing and living without stopping.

This is the city where democracy was born, where western philosophy was invented, where theaters, tragedies, art and aesthetics were developed, and would be the base for European culture. Here the beginning of architecture starts, fighting technics, the model for imitation for the Romans and hundreds of thousands of other civilizations to follow. Here the sons and creators of the Renaissance and the later neo-classical streamed to.

But the significant innovation of Athens is undoubtedly social innovation. In Polis, the Greek city of Athens, the first ancient democracy was born in history. Although it was far from being a democracy in its modern sense, for the first time in the two hundred years after 500 BC, this Greek city was dominated by a general assembly of male citizens. This was the first democracy in the history of the human race, which, even if it does not equate with today's sophisticated democracies, with women's votes and equality for all citizens, must agree that it all began.

In fact, the democracy of Athens was a system of government which implemented a method that today we call "direct democracy." Athens democracy was created during the eighth century BC, when it moved to the civil status of citizens of the polis. This is for landowners and property in the city and this wonderful process they became social status was initially part of the government. During the 5th century BCE, this system of government was formed into what would be called "democracy," which means "rule of the people" in Greek.


#Savings

Antiques - A full-price ticket to the Acropolis will allow you to enter many archaeological sites in Athens, including the Ancient Agora, the Roman, the Temple of Olympian Zeus and the Kerameikos Cemetery.

Antiques at the Metro Stations - If the museums are expensive then you can see lots of great antiques that have been discovered and displayed on the high floors of the following subway stations: Syntagma, Panepistimio, Acropolis and Monastiraki.

Museums - The tips of each museum indicate whether and when there are free days. In August there is also the August Full Moon, where museums open their doors for free.


#Communication

For 8 GB internet data, and 500 minutes of called inside Greece, between 7 to 10 days in the country, buy the Vodaphone sim card for 20 euros.



#Food

In Athens, many traditional foods that these small taverns feature are outstanding.

The Tavernas will usually have a rich Greek meze - a collection of excellent Greek dishes.

After these Greek opening dishes, hot and characteristic dishes like the souvlaki or gyros (shishlik or shwarma in a cream and yogurt sauce with garlic, fresh onion and tomatoes), the musaka (a slice of eggplant slices and minced meat in a divine sauce), tzatziki (cucumbers cut finely in yogurt and with garlic crushed and dripping olive oil from above), sardines, the dolmadakia (small vine leaves filled with rice and seasoning that only Zeus knows), and the prime and the splendor of the creation - the Greek salad -so good, fresh vegetables, feta cheese, oil olive and oregano from above. Enjoy your meal!

Drink ouzo or ritzina - a kind of local wine enriched with pineapple and Greek coffee, which is black coffee or "parapha" (pronounced Fra-Pe) - cold, bitter and foamy and very tasty coffee.

So in Greece, there are ouzores, taverns, restaurants and music clubs. Everyone is eating and drinking a lot and good. And by the way, there are as many cafes right now, including those that used to be restaurants, and they stayed the same, but changed the name to a cafe. The reason? - Cafes charge less ...



A Closer Look at the Wonderful Greek Food:

https://youtu.be/C3kPeGtX2v8


#Transportation

From the airport, you can reach the metro from the blue line, within 40 minutes, during the day until midnight. 10 euros will get you directly to the Syntagma and Monastiraki stations.

The metro, in general, is a great tool to avoid city traffic.


#Entertainment

If you want traditional Greek entertainment in Athens, you will find it in the Plaka neighborhood. The concentration of small clubs and successful bars will be in Monastiraki, Psirri, Kolonaki, and Gazi.

#Tip

In Greek restaurants and cafes, it is customary to leave a 10% tip for a cheaper bill, and about 15% for a more expensive bill.

#Greece Country Code

+30

#Shopping

In general, Ermou Street, leading from Syntagma Square to Monastiraki Square, is the main shopping street in Athens.

For more shopping sites, see the link below for recommendations.


#Electric Outlets

The possible types of plugs are Types C and F (see link attached below for photos).


A taste of the upcoming trip? - Here's a video that will show you the city in all its beauty:

https://youtu.be/NJQpXiugmUg



A View from Above:

https://youtu.be/jV4xKLu7lFA



Cultural Points in the City:

https://youtu.be/r3H2f1DiYgQ"
Rome
Rome
Even if nowadays not all roads lead to Rome, it is still the poster for a good life. Here there is a perfect combination between the ancient world, its ruins, its impressive antiquities, incredible archeology, and a modern, vibrant, fashionable and tasteful city. There are narrow alleyways and broad avenues in this city, beautiful squares, magnificent churches and fantastic houses, alongside amazing ancient sites, museums full of artifacts and many wonderful monuments.

In Rome there are fascinating combinations between ancient and more recent history, and a rhythm of contemporary life. From here the Roman emperors ruled the entire ancient world. Here Christianity was persecuted until the emperor turned it into the religion of the empire and persecuted all who did not accept it. Here the Pope acted and controlled the entire Catholic world. Here the dictator Mussolini spoke and tried to establish a new empire and ended up hanging in the streets like a fool.

However, Rome is also Italy of the Renaissance and the Baroque, of the sublime art of Raphael and Michelangelo. Rome experienced in real time the inventions and discoveries of Leonardo de Vinci, one of the geniuses of mankind. In Rome, high-quality cinema was born, created by an Italian neo-realism. About cinema, "La Dolce Vita," the sweet life, is in Rome. In the city where the heart grew, also grew the pizza, the Italian ice cream, the pasta, the sounds of the Italian opera, the Italian design and fashion, the beautiful and incredibly fast cars of Italy, the handsome young men and of course the Italian women, from the abundant "mamas" that adorn you from delicacies to the beautiful women, who are dressed in the best of fashion and walk around soaring high above.

Rome is a cheeky and provocative candy. Visit to enjoy it!



#Accommodation
Staying near the Trevi Fountain and Via del Corso areas are recommended for young people, as they are city center, easy to get around and really fun, everything can be reached by foot. Staying in the Trastevere area across the river is nice and cheap and fits people who are more well off, remember you will need public transportation to reach almost all the tourist destinations.

Young partygoers choose to stay near the Spanish Steps and Navona Square.

Those looking for a relaxing stay that is easy to get to with public transportation can choose to stay near the Termini area, it is not central or touristy but considered quiet.



#Must See
Want to see the most popular destinations? - Click on the tag "Must see in Rome".



#With Children
A trip for the whole family? - Click on the tag "Attractions for children in Rome".


#Food
The Roman gastronomy is divided into two parallel streams: the first takes inspiration from Cucina Romana, the classical Roman kitchen. The second presents a modern and up to date Italian kitchen. Either way, there is no doubt that in Rome the pasta and pizza will be key players on your tables, especially if you are with children, but not necessarily. There are many pizzerias, and in the Forno chain you can enjoy good pizzas and mainstream enough for the whole family to be able to enjoy. Couples can share the heart-shaped pizzas.

Pastas - we recommend Cacio e Pepe, with a sauce of parmesan and Pecorino, butter and black peppers. Another recommendation is Bucatini allwamatriciana.

Additionally, look for typical street food in Rome, like Trapizzino, a sort of pizza that is cone shaped with dreamy fillings. Supli which are risotto balls with Mozzarella and more, covered in bread crumbs and deep fried. There are also fried zucchini with mozzarella and anchovies.

It is worth remembering the excellent Italian ice cream, which many consider the best in the world. Be sure to distinguish the quality ice cream and natural ones by their more natural colors, and not the ones full with food coloring.

As for coffee, of course, in Rome there is Italian coffee - definitely from the top line in the world. Tiramisu next to a cup of coffee is a great combination.


So enjoy your meals and check out the tag "Must eat in Rome".

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NS-QfEfRnGo


#Shopping
The best time to shop in Rome is during the SALDI seasons (sales). Then begin in Italy around January until February. Of course, the easiest to get to are the summer sales that go on for most of August.

Do your shopping in the expensive Via Veneto, or the elegant and expensive Via di Condotti that connects the Spanish Steps to the Via del Corso. Here are much more reasonable prices for Italian designers and famous brands like Benetton, Sisley, Zara, and Pull and Bear.

Continue from here, through the Piaza del Popolo, to Via Cola di Rancho, near the Vatican. Here you can continue your shopping, with excellent brands and designers. Other streets around Piaza del Popolo are Via del Babuino and Via di Ripetta.

Italian fashion at reasonable prices you can find at Viale Marconi, in a simple neighborhood, a little far away from the city center.

With the best designer stock, leading brands and big discounts, Teichner Outlet is one of the best-known stores in Rome. Every day from 10:30 am to 8:00 pm, 4 floors will wait for you with unbelievable prices, brands like GUESS, Armani, Patricia Pepe. The address is Via Appia Nuova 2.


#Saving
In the Penny Market chain spread throughout Italy prices are cheap. Even the supermarket chain commonly used, Coop, prices are not expensive.

If you came for some serious shopping, try getting to the big outlets outside the city, where you will find much cheaper prices.

Be careful of pickpockets in the city market.


#Tip
In Italian restaurants and cafés, there is no need to add tip to a check, since is already included in the price (servizio include).


#Entertainment
You will want to spend the evenings in Rome's entertainment district, the Trastevere district across the Tiber river.



#Italy Country Code
+39


#Shopping
See link below for recommendations.


#Entertainment and Clubs
To drink? - In the San Lorenzo district next to the university, you can enjoy along with some students, bars and clubs that are young and inexpensive. Marmo is one of the popular bars here and you can meet many local young people and students.
Piazzale del Verano 71.

Dancing? - The former workers' suburb, the Via del Pignetto, has recently become Rome's unofficial hipster stronghold. Apart from many restaurants, there are popular bars and concert halls. At the Fanfulla Club you will find good DJ's, great performances, in a variety of styles - dance, rock, funk, and electronic music.
Via Fanfulla da Lodi, 5.


#Electric Outlets
Possible plugs to use are Type F and Type L (see link below with photos).


A Taste of the Upcoming Trip? - Here's a video That Will Show you the City in All its Beauty:

https://youtu.be/y_4p6_KsqoE


A Bit From the Local Kitchen:

https://youtu.be/c7TbpsRGCCI


אֵאוּרִיקַה - האנציקלופדיה של הסקרנות!

העולם הוא צבעוני ומופלא, אאוריקה כאן בשביל שתגלו אותו...

אלפי נושאים, תמונות וסרטונים, מפתיעים, מסקרנים וממוקדים.

ניתן לנווט בין הפריטים במגע, בעכבר, בגלגלת, או במקשי המקלדת

בואו לגלות, לחקור, ולקבל השראה!

אֵאוּרִיקַה - האנציקלופדיה של הסקרנות!

שלום,
נראה שכבר הכרתם את אאוריקה. בטח כבר גיליתם כאן דברים מדהימים, אולי כבר שאלתם שאלות וקיבלתם תשובות טובות.
נשמח לראות משהו מכם בספר האורחים שלנו: איזו מילה טובה, חוות דעת, עצה חכמה לשיפור או כל מה שיש לכם לספר לנו על אאוריקה, כפי שאתם חווים אותה.