Posted on January 31, 2012 by Bob Berwyn
Around the world with Summit Voice
Corfu has a reputation as a hedonistic hotspot for northern Europeeans, but with cultural roots stretching all the way back to the Byzantine era, the old town's designation as a World heritage site is well-deserved. Click on the pic for more.
SUMMIT COUNTY —UNESCO’s World Heritage program is one of the worthwhile tourism endeavors that I’m familiar with. By choosing landmarks with cultural or environmental significance, the organization draws attention to some of the planets most cherished sites. In Colorado, Mesa Verde is the only World Heritage site so far, and the “black helicopter” crowd isn’t making it easy to suggest additional spots. I don’t really catalog the sites I’ve visited — in fact in some cases, I’m not even aware that a place is listed as such. But most of them are pretty cool places to spend a few days whether they’re listed or not.
The entire Dutch island of Texel is listed as a World heritage site for its extensive and undisturbed coastal dune ecoystem. Click on the pic for more.
The entire Dachstein mountain chain in Austria is designated as a World Heritage region.
World Heritage at Pompeii. Click for more ...
Looking out from Ambergris Caye (through a window screen) toward the great Mesoamerican Reef, one of the most spectacular World Heritage areas in central America.
The World Heritage site at Butrint, Albania includes amazing hands-on experiences. Click for more ...
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