Formally a penal colony, The Tremiti Islands are an undiscovered gem off the coast of Puglia. The five islands are called San Domino, San Nicola, Capraia, Cretaccio and Pianosa are part of the larger Gargano National Park. The mainland ports with ferries to the islands are Vasto, Ortona, Vieste, Manfredonia, Rodi Garganico, Capoiale and Termoli. Cars are not allowed on the islands, so you will need to park your car at one of the ports above. If you are travelling by train, Termoli is ideal, as there is a bus just outside the station that goes straight to the ferry port. Another, less eco-friendly, way of getting to the islands is by helicopter from Foggia, it costs around 50 €. It takes about 20 minutes, a company called Alidaunia runs the service twice daily.
Despite the fact that the islands were used to hold prisoners in the 18th century and later as a place that Mussolini sent homosexuals, today the ferry from Termoli is a delight. It heads towards two little islands, before edging into a pretty little inlet. To the left, you have San Domino's Aleppo pines on top of limestone cliffs. To the right, the Abbazia di Santa Maria a Mare abbey, built by Benedictine monks in the 11th-century dominates the view of San Nicola while little fishing boats dot in the waters in between.
If you are planning a holiday with your little ones, Netferry has some exciting ideas for you! Today, we leave for England, a country that captivates you with its greenery and magical atmosphere. The UK hosts a complete summer calendar of events and festivals for families. Festivals can be great with kids; they are full of colours, music and fun; the experience will remain in their memories for years to come!
Netferry has researched some of the most exciting festivals that will take place in the coming months in England, whether it is sunny or rainy, the important thing is to have fun, through music, dance and art! Combine this with camping and some mud to unleash the festival spirit in all of us!
Lithuania is a country of surprises, and there is a lot to see and do in this former Soviet nation. The turbulent history makes for a fascinating country to explore. The country's arts and cultural scene have taken off in the past couple of decades, and the plethora of arts on offer in cities like Vilnius are testimony to the talent and creativity in contemporary Lithuania. Here is some background from Netferry, including where to go and what to see!
Museums and art galleries
Do you want to experience Greece through good food? Well today, NetFerry sets sail to the Ionian islands on a culinary voyage! Direct ferry connections from mainland Italy to these extraordinarily beautiful islands run during the summer season and depart from many major Italian ports along the East coast.
The Greek culinary tradition brings together a wide range of influences to create some extraordinary flavours! Greece has always been a cultural melting pot in the Mediterranean basin, with many culinary influences that have led to the sumptuous Greek cuisine we taste today. Today we will explore some dishes to try on Corfu, Zakynthos and Kefalonia.
Amirandes Grecohotel Exclusive Resort in Crete
Amirandes is an exclusive beachside resort that epitomizes Crete's most exciting features: beautiful architecture, warm hospitality, excellent cuisine and stunning views. The resort is set among a lagoon and features six restaurants, private beaches, an Elixir Spa with indoor pool, 60 private pools, an outdoor Olympic-size seawater pool, and children's facilities. Amirandes has a range of 212 guestrooms that have various features including private gyms, home cinema and state-of-the-art bathrooms with colour-therapy and aromatherapy Jacuzzi bathtubs. The staff are second-to-none, always upholding the meticulous attention to detail and utmost respect for guest privacy.
Today Netferry takes you on a journey to the Greek island of Crete, exploring things to do on holiday with your kids! You can reach the island either by plane or why not make it into an adventure aboard a ferry! There are many ferries from mainland Italy, connecting with Patras and from there are connections to Athens Piraeus. From Piraeus there are frequent ferries to Crete, taking about nine hours, arriving at Chania and Heraklion, the two main ports on the island.
The island of Crete is located in the middle of the Mediterranean, just south of mainland Greece and has a fascinating ancient history. A family holiday to Crete is an excellent choice as there's plenty for everyone, to make the time you spend with your family unforgettable! You can have fun chasing pirates on deserted beaches, go looking for turtles and run at breakneck speed along the stretches of fine white sand. Then it's time for some more adventure on dry land with day trips to monasteries and churches on the cliffs, exploring the winding streets and alleys in Crete's little towns and villages, play among the colourful houses and immerse your children in the sounds and scents of this magical island!
France is a brilliant holiday destination because it has something for everyone. From stunning mountains to Mediterranean beaches, plus heaps of culture and art. And did we mention the food? The varied French landscape beckons you outdoors, so fill a baguette with some great cheese and get into nature and explore! Today Netferry the French Alps as both a summer and winter destination.
The French Alps in the summer
Today with Netferry, discover Montenegro, one of the most beautiful Balkan countries bathed by the Adriatic Sea. The country is becoming increasingly popular as a tourist destination for European travellers because it offers varied landscapes and beaches that are second to none. In this blog, Netferry offers you five unmissable beaches off the beaten track in Montenegro, follow our advice to avoid the crowds, and guarantee tranquillity.
In Petrovazzo - Petrovac, located in the middle of the Montenegrin coast, there is a beach perfect for families with children, head to the Bay of Lučice. Surrounded by nature and located near the lovely town of Petrovac, this beach will not disappoint. Then if you head towards Bar, there is a sandy beach in the Bay of Buljarica, overlooked by a beautiful monastery.