Revealing the secret sights of Piraeus

After our series of articles on the secret and unknown attractions of Athens and its suburbs, we wanted to expand our search to Piraeus. The port of Ancient Athens, with its own important history and distinct personality, has many known and unknown attractions that the visitor deserves to discover. The unpleasant thing in the caseContinue reading “Revealing the secret sights of Piraeus”

The National Museum of Contemporary Art Athens (EMST)

The National Museum of Contemporary Art Athens (EMST) opened its doors to its permanent establishment in the building of the former Fix Factory, in February 2020. The Museum was founded in 2000 and housed parts of its collection and exhibitions in various spaces as well as on the ground floor of the current building. TheContinue reading “The National Museum of Contemporary Art Athens (EMST)”

South Pelion – A road trip between two seas

Pelion (Πήλιο) in Greece is a unique destination for all seasons. It is the perfect combination of mountain and sea, beautiful traditional villages (with special and characteristic architecture), a rich natural landscape and also beaches of unique natural beauty. Therefore, it is logical to be a popular tourist destination all year round. In this article,Continue reading “South Pelion – A road trip between two seas”

A visit to 10 historic arcades of Athens

In a city like Athens, with sunshine most days of the year, one would expect there to be no commercial arcades running through large building complexes and structures. However, there is an extensive network of arcades designed and built from the late 19th to the mid-20th century, using French passages and English arcades as models,Continue reading “A visit to 10 historic arcades of Athens”

Psaromachalas – A walk in the oldest neighbourhood of Nafplio

The soul of Nafplio has lived here for years now, intact and pure. Theodoros Kostouros (1913-1986) Nafplio (Ναύπλιο) is a historic and beautiful city, and capital of the Prefecture of Argolida (Αργολίδα). From references to Greek Mythology to modern history, Nafplio played a leading role in the history of Peloponnese and Greece in general. ItContinue reading “Psaromachalas – A walk in the oldest neighbourhood of Nafplio”

ΞΧΞ – The mysterious island of the Saronic Gulf

In the centre of the Saronic Gulf (Σαρωνικός Κόλπος) in Greece, there is a small island surrounded by mysterious and eerie beauty. It is the island of Metopi (Μετώπη), also known as ΞΧΞ, located between Aegina (Αίγινα) and Agistri (Αγκίστρι). The island from above looks like a sword and a mysterious red lake dominates its one end.Continue reading “ΞΧΞ – The mysterious island of the Saronic Gulf”

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”