Paleokarya – The most photogenic bridge in Greece

In the beautiful ravine of Paleokarya (Παλαιοκαρυά), just 30 km from the city of Trikala (Τρίκαλα), with a dense forest and remarkable fauna, run the crystal clear waters of the small river Paleokaritis or Paleokaryotis (Παλαιοκαρίτης ή Παλαιοκαρυώτης), which springs from the nearby mountains and flows into the river Portaikos (Πορταϊκός). In this unique scenery,Continue reading “Paleokarya – The most photogenic bridge in Greece”

Akadimia Platonos: Where modern Athens embraces its ancient past

Akadimia Platonos (Ακαδημία Πλάτωνος) is an area in the northwestern part of Athens. It owes its name to the hero Akadimos (Ακάδημος), and the school of philosophy, the Academy, founded by Plato (Πλάτωνας). This area was defined by the hill Ippios Kolonos, near today’s Lenorman Street, and by the ancient banks of the river Kifissos.Continue reading “Akadimia Platonos: Where modern Athens embraces its ancient past”

Konstantinos Koukidis Column in Anafiotika – A monument to an unsung hero or a modern myth ?

Although thousands of visitors coming to Athens have learned about its hidden secret, the scenic neighbourhood of Anafiotika (Αναφιώτικα) in the shadow of the Acropolis (Ακρόπολις), few of them must have noticed the slightly faded relief column dedicated to the hero Konstantinos Koukidis (Κωνσταντίνος Κουκίδης) on Stratonos Street. Anafiotika is part of the old historicalContinue reading “Konstantinos Koukidis Column in Anafiotika – A monument to an unsung hero or a modern myth ?”

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”

10 historic and spectacular Greek monasteries

The history of Greece is inextricably tied to the history of its monasteries. For most of the monasteries, the date of their foundation is lost in time. A monk who during his wandering found this place or a Byzantine lord who dedicated the monastery to his patron saint is among the stories you could hearContinue reading “10 historic and spectacular Greek monasteries”

5 small European towns to put on your bucket list

While traveling around Europe and visiting famous cities and attractions, we sometimes neglect to visit towns that are real hidden gems. And they are these towns that could offer us a more authentic and unique experience. Here are 5 of our favourite smaller European towns that are certainly worth a visit : Galaxidi (Greece) :Continue reading “5 small European towns to put on your bucket list”

Α flooded city and the screaming waterfalls in the shadow of Olympus

Mount Olympus is the mountain of Gods and legends, the tallest Greek mountain and a beloved destination for climbers and hikers. But Olympus has much more to offer and hides many surprises. One easy and at the same time unique excursion you could do is to visit the north foothills of the mountain and especiallyContinue reading “Α flooded city and the screaming waterfalls in the shadow of Olympus”

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 …”