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~ VISIT RHODES, GREECE ~ This scenic Greek island, away from the crowds of Athens, boasts beautiful beaches plus a few sights that will give you your fill of history, including the Temple of Apollo, the Acropolis of Lindos, the Governor’s Palace, as well as a bustling Old Town with medieval castles, Roman ruins, and Byzantine mosques.

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9 Overlooked European Cities You Have to Visit Before You Die

This scenic Greek island, away from the crowds of Athens, boasts beautiful beaches plus a few sights that will give you your fill of history, including the Temple of Apollo, the Acropolis of Lindos, the Governor’s Palace, as well as a bustling Old Town with medieval castles, Roman ruins, and Byzantine mosques.

Ho‘okuleana: Hulihe‘e Palace – Kailua-Kona. Hulihe‘e Palace is Kona’s only existing royal residence and one of three palaces in the United States. (The other two are ‘Iolani Palace and Queen Emma's Summer Palace, both on O‘ahu.) Hulihe‘e, built in 1838, was the residence of Governor John Adams Kuakini and a favorite retreat for Hawai‘i’s royal families. The Palace was constructed by foreign seamen using lava rock, coral, koa and ōhi‘a timbers.

Iolani Palace > Sacred Place > Palace Grounds | KELIIPONI HALE: THE CORONATION PAVILION | Photo: Michael D. Horikawa The Coronation Pavilion was built for the February 12, 1883 coronation of King Kalakaua and Queen Kapiolani. It was moved from its original site near the King Street steps. The Royal Hawaiian Band regularly gives concerts near the Coronation Pavilion, which has also been used for the inauguration of the Governors of the State of Hawaii.

Chernyshev's Manor near Moscow - different view - Duke Zakhar Chernyshev,a Russian military leader, governor-general of Moscow and one of the closest friends of Ekaterina the Great, build his manor in 1760s. It included the early-classicism-styled two-storeyed palace with elements of French rococo, utility buildings and existed by that time church with a belfry that was rebuilt afterwards. All was lost with the fascist occupation in 1941.