With around 5 000 islands scattered around the coastline and beyond, reaching some of the more remote outposts can be an adventure in itself.
Missing from maps, Orbita hides in the pine forests of central Ukraine, abandoned after the Chernobyl nuclear disaster but now filling with families.
London department store Selfridges is soon to open Britain's first water-only cocktail venue.
'Why do I love winter? Because it has everything that summer doesn't!' [VIDEO].
Richard Vines asks some of France's most celebrated chefs for pointers on casual places to eat great food at reasonable prices.
Adrian Rorvik continues on his whirlwind journey through the enigmatic city of Istanbul.
The Zika virus may spread into Europe this summer as the weather gets warmer, but travellers can take precautions.
Aragvi was a hangout for KGB officers who used it as a spot to recruit agents and its dining rooms were wired up with hidden microphones.
Helsinki is finding favour with the hip crowd and millennials.
From the backstreets of Verona to the senate in Rome, Shakespeare has included some of Europe's most beautiful cities in his plays and sonnets.
Tens of thousands of revellers defied wind and rain to attend Berlin's annual Carnival of Cultures street parade at the weekend.
As Hollywood rolls into town for the 69th Film Festival, Mark Porter gets an insider's guide to the most glamorous spots.
Adrian Rorvik finds he doesn't have enough time in Instanbul, in the first of a two-part visit to the city.
From a galaxy far, far away to the rugged coast of Ireland - the Millennium Falcon has landed in Donegal for filming of the next Star Wars film.
Although Paris is famous for its street-side cafes and artisanal food culture, the city generally served up an unappetising cup of coffee...