Organized travel with the purpose of exploring the culture and nature of other peoples existed in the ancient world. So, in the VI century BC the ancient Greeks and Romans traveled to Egypt, where they were attracted by the ancient history, culture, unique nature, beautiful Egyptian structures. The first Greek tourist, about which reliable data is available is the “father of history” of Herodotus, who described their travels.
His second book devoted to Ancient Egypt, which he visited after 459 ad Traveled the ancient Greeks and their country (travel to Olympia for the Olympic games), made the long trip to the healing springs, as well as to the “sacred places”. Aristotle, Democritus, Quintilian in his treatises on education recommended that the understanding of nature in direct contact with her. Continue reading
A brief history of tourism in Benidorm
In 1993 Benidorm city hall celebrated the first century of tourism in the city. based on tourist Avenue “Bath of the virgin of Sufragio” published in 1893, and who is considered the first existing tourist Avenue of Benidorm .
Due to the construction of a new road Silla — Alicante and Benidorm railway from Madrid . the city became more famous and tourist activity has increased.
In 1914 was officially opened on the narrow-gauge railway Trenet de La Marina . which connecting Alicante via Benidorm with Altea .
In 50-ies of the last century. prospects of development. definitively determined the direction of Benidorm on tourism. The General plan of 1956 gave the city a form in which it presents today. Continue reading