Why You Should Go to These Mediterranean Countries for History

When it comes to countries for history, Israel is a good pick ... photo by CC user visitisrael on Flickr

The Mediterranean is not just home to some of the most magnificent ocean waters in the world. It is also filled with some historic sights and rich culture that you shouldn’t miss out on when you visit these five countries.

Tel Aviv, Israel

Tel Aviv is known for its pristine beaches, rockin’ nightlife, and most importantly, historical significance. If you’re interested in authentic architecture, you should visit White City, which is marked by its almost 4,000 Israeli style houses, called Bauhaus, that are a great representation of architectural trends during the 1930s. Other historical landmarks include Old Jaffa, Neve Tzedek, and the Old Tel Aviv Port Area. There are plenty of hotel accommodations in the historical neighborhoods of the city.

Athens, Greece

History buffs everywhere will be in heaven when they visit the city of Athens, Greece. It is one of the world’s oldest cities, and much of its original architectural landmarks are still intact. These landmarks include the Acropolis, Temple of Hephaestus, Parthenon, and Ancient Agora. You don’t want to leave Athens without viewing these main attractions. There is much more to see in this ancient city, so take your pick. But first, pick from one of these Athens hotels to start preparing.

Marrakech, Morocco

A southern Moroccan city, Marrakech’s history dates all the way back to one thousand years.

A city this old is bound to keep any tourist busy with historical sightseeing. Some major points of interest include Djemaa El-Fna, Ali ben Youssef Medersa, Koutoubia Mosque, and Saadian Tombs. There are many palaces, mosques, and neighborhoods that are worth seeing. You’ll have trouble picking and choosing which sights to add to your itinerary, but you won’t have any trouble choosing a hotel when you pick from one of these Marrakech accommodations.

Cairo, Egypt

The Egyptian culture is mind-boggling. From pharaohs to mummification to elaborately decorated tombs, it is no wonder that people travel to Cairo, Egypt from all over the world. The best way to experience the culture of this ancient civilization is by visiting these sights: the Pyramids of Giza, the Egyptian Museum, Al-Azhar Mosque, and Old Cairo. There are also several noteworthy sights that are just a day trip away, so be sure to see these before tucking yourself in for the night at one of these Cairo hotels.

Alghero, Italy

The Italians are known for their delicious pasta and pizza, but there is much more to them than that. When you visit Alghero, Italy, you’ll be able to see all that the Italians have to offer when it comes to culture and historical landmarks. See some of the city’s original architecture when you visit Spiaggia Torre Del Porticciolo, Torre del Portal Alghero, Chiesa Di San Francesco, and Cattedrale di Santa Maria. Who knows, you might even be able to see some of these sights from your hotel window when you book from one of these hotels in Alghero.