Riesenrad (Vienna) – A treasure of European cinema culture

Riesenrad is a giant Ferris wheel, located in the famous Prater Park and one of the city symbols that dominates the skyline of Vienna. Almost 65 meters tall, it offers visitors breathtaking and unforgettable views of the city and Danube. The Wheel was built in 1897 to mark the 50 years (Golden Jubilee) of Emperor Franz JosefContinue reading “Riesenrad (Vienna) – A treasure of European cinema culture”

4 easy “unknown” excursions from Nafplio

Nafplio is a historic coastal town in Peloponnesos and one of the most popular tourist destinations in Greece. The town itself has many to offer but in this article we suggest four interesting destinations, not far from Nafplio,  which are relatively “unknown” and they  worth to be discovered. Pyramid of Hellinikon is a pyramid-like structure (of total dimensions 7.00Continue reading “4 easy “unknown” excursions from Nafplio”

6 villages and a monastery to reveal the beauty of Tinos

Tinos is a wonderful island in Kyklades. For years it was known only as the island of Panagia (Virgin Mary) and probably the most famous pilgrimage site for Her Celebration every August. The pilgrims came and left from the island but never visited anything beyond the famous church of Panagia. This fact helped the villagesContinue reading “6 villages and a monastery to reveal the beauty of Tinos”

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

Barcelona, the capital of Catalonia, is considered one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. A lively city , where the old and the new mingle in a unique way. Barcelona is hard to be described in just eight things but these eight things suggested here are a good start. 1. Τake an afternoon walk aroundContinue reading “8 things to do if you’ re visiting Barcelona for the first time…”

10 different things to do after a visit to Acropolis

Acropolis is a place, which anyone visiting Athens would want to be at least one time. It is the symbol of the city and one of the most famous monuments in the world. In this article we are going to suggest ten truly unique things you could do after your visit to Acropolis, besides theContinue reading “10 different things to do after a visit to Acropolis”

Kyparissi : The unknown “island” of Peloponnesos

Kyparissi is a small village in Lakonia, squashed between the slopes of Mountain Parnonas and the shores of Myrtoan Sea. It has a character and an architectural style quite different from other seaside villages of Peloponnesos. Until the 1970s there was no motorway leading to the village and the main way of communicating with the mainlandContinue reading “Kyparissi : The unknown “island” of Peloponnesos”

Is Anafiotika (still) Athens best kept secret ?

Anafiotika is a scenic tiny neighbourhood of Athens, part of the old historical neighbourhood called Plaka. It lies in the north-east side of Acropolis. The first houses were illegally built during the reign of King Otto, at the second half of 19th century, when workers from the island of Anafi, which were considered the bestContinue reading “Is Anafiotika (still) Athens best kept secret ?”

7 reasons why you should visit Marseille …

Marseille is the second-largest city of France, its main commercial port and the most significant city of the historical province of Provence. Marseille was originally founded circa 600 BC as the Greek colony of Massalia and became the preeminent Greek polis in the region of southern Gaul. As a big trading center and the gate of France to AfricaContinue reading “7 reasons why you should visit Marseille …”

4 must-do day trips from Lisbon

After our article about Lisbon, we are going to suggest four memorable day trips which can be easily done by car. We excluded Sintra, with the beautiful and fairytale Palacio Nacional da Pena, because it is a world famous town and every traveller visiting Lisbon has it already in his/her itinerary. So, hire a carContinue reading “4 must-do day trips from Lisbon”

11 photos to prove why Santorini is so unique …

Santorini (aka Thira) is probably the most famous Greek island. Thousands of tourists come here every year to feel the ambience of this wonderful place. Everything has already been written about the island and little is left to be said. Here are eleven photos as proof of why this place is so unique. Indulge inContinue reading “11 photos to prove why Santorini is so unique …”