Delphi, Greece

Delphi, perhaps the most sacred place in Greece, was seen as the centre of the world in ancient times. Marked by the stone monument called the Omphalos, or navel, or Hellenic belly-button as Stephen Fry so eloquently puts it. Delphi is where the Oracle was placed by Apollo and where anyone could come to ask questions about the future. The answers that were given by the Oracle, however, were more riddle-like than actual predictions.

Peñon d’Ifach, Spain

The natural parc of the Penyal d’Ifach in Calp, Spain. This 332 meter high limestone outcrop emerging from the sea is home to numerous rare plants and over 300 species of animals, and a nesting site for colonies of sea birds and other birds.