8 stops on a road trip in Evros County

Evros County in Thraki (Θράκη) in the minds of other residents of Greece it is the most remote area of Greece. It is actually a magical place, with impressive history and important Byzantine heritage. The river Evros (Έβρος), which flows between Greece and Turkey, determines the past, present and future of the region. The beautiesContinue reading “8 stops on a road trip in Evros County”

The unknown stories of known buildings in Athens

They say that the history of a city is written in its buildings. The buildings are the witnesses of the events that took place in the history of a city. There are buildings in our city that we pass every day, stood there forever and are part of our daily lives. Have we ever thoughtContinue reading “The unknown stories of known buildings in Athens”

Pavlopetri and Ancient Asopos – The sunken cities of Lakonia

Laconia (Λακωνία) is an area of Peloponnesos with many popular destinations, wonderful beaches, unique archeological sites, Byzantine churches, picturesque villages and much more. However, few know that in Laconia there are two of the most important sunken ancient cities in Greece and probably in Europe. Both are easily accessible and the visitor could admire theirContinue reading “Pavlopetri and Ancient Asopos – The sunken cities of Lakonia”

8 things to do if you’ re visiting Geneva for the first time…

Geneva is a cosmopolitan city whose small size contradicts its wealth and importance on the world stage. It is the center of the French-speaking part of Switzerland and a dynamic center of business and commerce. It is also home to more than 250 international organizations, including the United Nations, and also the birthplace of theContinue reading “8 things to do if you’ re visiting Geneva for the first time…”

Forgotten sculptures of Athens and their stories

Outdoor sculpture has been everywhere in cities since antiquity. Sculptures have been made and adorned public spaces, buildings and private houses. Their purpose is to remind us of important historical events or people, but they are also used for religious and decorative purposes. Some of them, although very important at the time they were made,Continue reading “Forgotten sculptures of Athens and their stories”

Revealing the secret sights of Athens

Athens is a popular tourist destination with many important sights of universal significance. In this article we are presenting 7 sights that are relatively unknown to the public and remain almost secret, although they are inextricably linked to the history of the city. Temple of Artemis Agrotera & The Shadow of the Old Lady (ΝαόςContinue reading “Revealing the secret sights of Athens”

The amazing craters of Didyma

Didyma (Δίδυμα) is a historic village in the prefecture of Argolida in Greece. Until World War II, the village was called Didymoi (Δίδυμοι), which means twins in Greek. The origin of the name is explained in two ways, first that it came from Mount Didymos or that it was adopted by the Twin Caves justContinue reading “The amazing craters of Didyma”

Skyros : Like an Aegean poem

The famous Greek whiter Yiorgos Theotokas wrote when he arrived in Skyros that “each new island frees me from the things I left and yet it helps me to understand them and make them mine forever”. Skyros is a wonderful island and a place that immediately makes you feel at home. It’s one of thoseContinue reading “Skyros : Like an Aegean poem”

An afternoon walk in Dresden’s historic center

In 2019 the readers of Conde Nast Traveller magazine voted Dresden as one the “Best Cities in World” and in fact put it in the second place. Risen from the ashes of World War II and neglected for many years, Dresden has made an impressive comeback as a beautifully restored city in the east of Germany.Continue reading “An afternoon walk in Dresden’s historic center”

Lakki : A utopian Italian town on a Greek island

Leros (Λέρος)  is a wonderful and usually neglected Dodecanese island in Greece. It has a long history that starts in prehistoric times and played a important role during the World War II. The Dodecanese, except Kastellorizo, were occupied by Italy during the Italo-Turkish War of 1912. Italian interest in the islands was rooted in strategic purposes and the intentionContinue reading “Lakki : A utopian Italian town on a Greek island”