Aug 04, 20

The islands of Gavi, Zannone, Palmarola, Ventotene, Santo Stefano and Ponza, make up the Pontine archipelago. The discovery of Neolithic artefacts and Bronze Age tools prove that this volcanic archipelago has been inhabited for thousands of years. In Roman times, people were encouraged to move to the Pontine Islands, and people migrated from Ponza to Ventotene during the reign of Caesar Augustus. Rome used the two islands as a holiday retreat and a place to exile political dissidents. Agrippina the Younger, the mother to the future Roman emperor, Nero, was exiled to the Pontine Islands by her brother, Caligula in 39 AD. Then her uncle Claudius lifted the exile when he got into power. Two thousand years later, Mussolini used the islands for the same reason. 

In the Middle Ages, the Pontine Islands were more or less abandoned due to constant raids from the Saracens and pirates. During the 18th century, the Kingdom of Naples incorporated the islands, and after unification, they became part of the Kingdom of Italy.

Feb 03, 20

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.

Feb 03, 20

Bari, located on the heel of southern Italy, is a thriving city, sometimes overlooked by tourists who often flock to nearby Lecce. Bari is much bigger than Lecce and has a lot more to offer tourists than just beautiful buildings. It is an ancient city that traces its roots back more than 2,000 years. Bari grew in importance under the Romans who developed its harbour, and today the port is still active and a significant contributor to the Bari's economy. It is also well connected, with ferries heading to Greece, Albania and Croatia. There are also good train connections to the north of Italy and local gems to the south such as, Brindisi, which is like a scaled-down version of Bari and closer to Puglia's best beaches. 

1 Street food - fried polenta!

Feb 01, 20

The Dutch Caribbean – also known as the Dutch West Indies – are colonial islands belonging to the Dutch Empire and the Kingdom of the Netherlands. They are located in the Lesser Antilles archipelago in the Caribbean Sea. The Dutch Caribbean currently comprises the islands of Aruba, Curaçao, Sint Maarten, Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba. The term the Caribbean Netherlands is used to describe three islands; Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba, considered special Dutch municipalities since 2010.

Same country, different geography…

Dec 16, 19

Turkey lies between Europe and Asia, it's a multifaceted country, a melting pot of east and west, full of unforgettable scents and colours! If you are looking for a holiday of discovery, Netferry recommends Turkey! There are some fantastic places, landscapes and people with big hearts and good food. The southern coast of Turkey has dreamy beaches and tourists flock to the southern towns to swim in the crystal clear waters and soak up the sun.  

Turkey is a big country, and the landscapes are incredibly varied. Don't miss watching the sunset on the Bosphorus; or taking a walk in Pamukkale at sunrise, afterwards heading for the thermal baths. Then if you're looking for a fairy tale landscape,  don't miss magical Cappadocia, and its red earth pyramids.

May 10, 19

Today we explore Ayvalik, the home of Turkish olives. Ayvalik is on the northwestern coast of Turkey and is full of artistic and cultural heritage. The city is friendly and relaxed and the surrounding landscape is cultivated with olive trees, a symbol of peace. 

Ayvalik has been invaded and occupied by many different populations, from the Macedonians to the Romans and the Byzantines; and there are even some archaeological sites showing evidence of prehistoric settlements in this area.

Jun 29, 19

We all know that Greece is a much sought after travel destination, it offers loads to do, see, and taste, not to mention the beaches! There are so many Greek islands to choose from, depending on the type of traveller you are, but Netferry can help you find out which island is best for your holiday! 

Greece is made of hundreds of islands that range from remote and solitary to developed and famous. There are islands for wild parties, those with chic and exclusive beach clubs, then don’t forget those islands linked to myths and legends, all you need to do is read our advice to find out which island is best for you! In the previous article on Greek destinations we mentioned Kefalonia, Delos, Hydra and Symi, but today we will explore some other islands. 

Jun 29, 19

Netferry wants to recommend a few of our favourite Greek islands according to the type of traveller you are! A holiday in Greece is always a great option, but it's sometimes difficult to know which island to choose from!

Let's start with Kefalonia in the Ionian Sea, just west of mainland Greece, it is a popular island because of its beautiful beaches. Kefalonia is also famous for its good food and wines, including Mavrodafni, Rombola and Mosxato, just to name a few! The island has a long tradition of wine production and grape cultivation, they produce ruby ​​red wines with a sweet and fruity flavour.