Saturday 25 November 2017

Taking a trip through Ryanair’s 9 new destinations

Michael O'Leary
Michael O'Leary
Louise Kelly

Louise Kelly

Ryanair has today announced further expansions for the airline in terms of jobs growth, passenger numbers and destinations.

So where exactly will Michael O’Leary be taking us?


1) Almeria

Located smack bang in between tourist hotspots Malaga and Alicante, Almería is a coastal city in the southeast of Spain. Looking out on the Mediterranean Sea, it is a city full of churches, squares and parks – with most city sites free to European Union residents.


2) Bari

Bari is located on the south east  coast of Italy beside the Adriatic Sea.  If castles and cathedrals are your bag, this is the destination for you.


3) Basel

Basel (or Basle) is Switzerland's third most populous city with about 166,000 inhabitants.  An important cultural centre, the city is located where the Swiss, French and German borders meet. It is also a major industrial centre and a international meeting hotspot for European leaders.


4) Bucharest

Romania’s largest city and capital, Bucharest,  has become a more modern and acclaimed city in recent years in terms of culture, industry and finance centre of Romania. Full of historical interest with museums and monasteries galore, the city is beautiful to see by night on a walking tour. 


5) Chania

Chania is the second largest city of Crete located along the north coast of the Greek island. Make sure to visit the lighthouse that overlooks the Mediterranean Sea. And the many artifacts stored in the former Monastery of Saint Francis.


6) Comiso

Situated slightly inland in the south-west of the island of Sicily. Sights of note include the 15th century Mother Church of Santa Maria delle Grazie that was greatly damaged by the 1693 earthquake that devastated the entire city.


7) Lisbon

Lisbon is the largest city and capital of Portugal. But it is also one of the oldest cities in the world – and the oldest in western Europe. Home to EU agencies and UNESCO World Heritage Sites, the city enjoys a Mediterranean climate despite facing the Atlantic. 


8) Marrakesh

A year round destination of choice, Marrakesh (or Marrakech) is a major city in the northwest African nation of Morocco. Crowded and congested streets are balanced if you allow yourself to be immersed in a culture of conjurers, acrobats, trained monkeys and snake charmers. 


9) Prague

Hipster central but also culturally impressive, the Czech Republic’s largest (and capital) city Prague is the fourteenth-largest city in the European Union. Easy to get around with extensive public transport, there is lots to see during the day and lots of bars to hit at night. 

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