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Royal Rio Palace Hotel, Rio De Janeiro
Royal Rio Palace Hotel is near Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, one block away from the metro station. A 4 star Rio de Janeiro hotel well positioned close to the city centre, the shopping malls and the exciting places of the marvellous city of Rio de Janeiro. ...
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Sheraton Khalidiya
Sheraton Khalidiya Hotel is a luxury 5 star Abu Dhabi hotel near the shopping and commercial districts. Well positioned in Abu Dhabi, UA Emirates for the beach, Gold Souk, Cultural Foundation, Petroleum Exhibition, Marina Mall and Abu Dhabi Mall. ...
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Alion Beach
Overlooking one of the nicest white sandy beaches with stunning views of the harbour of Ayia Napa, Alion Hotel nestles in its own vividly coloured gardens....
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Giaros or Yiaros is an uninhabited island in the centre of the North Cyclades, has long been a no-go destination. Before it became a military base it was used as another of those islands of exile.

Giaros was particularly notorious during the rule of the military junta 1967-74, when a number of prominent dissidents were imprisoned here (at least, they were given the bricks and told to make a prison).

Now declared to be a historic site deserving state protection by the Greek Minister for Culture, Giaros is to be protected by a presidential decree banning further military activity.

Hopefully this means that Giaros will become a day-trip destination from the neighbouring islands of Andros, Tinos and Syros, but as the island remains something of an unknown quantity, it is difficult to say what day-trippers could hope to see beyond the empty jail complex, though it could be marketed as the Greek Alcatraz.

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