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)”

Sete – The most beautiful port in Southern France

Although not one of the most famous and prominent destinations in the South of France, Sete is a unique city with its own character that is worth visiting. Known as the Venice of Languedoc, it is a port and a seaside resort in the Languedoc-Roussillon region in the Mediterranean with its own very strong culturalContinue reading “Sete – The most beautiful port in Southern France”

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”

Bitola – An unknown historic Balkan city

Just 12 km from the borders of Greece, Bitola is the second largest city in North Macedonia. It has managed to maintain its unique 18th and 19th century architecture, with buildings that show its former glory and historic past, when every major European country had a consulate here due to the trading and business thatContinue reading “Bitola – An unknown historic Balkan city”

Bluebell flowers in Silly – An awarded sustainable European landscape

#uniquedestinations Sustainable tourism is defined by UN World Tourism Organization as “tourism that takes full account of its current and future economic, social and environmental impacts, addressing the needs of visitors, the industry, the environment and host communities.” It also refers to the environmental, economic, and socio-cultural aspects of tourism development, and the suitable balance that mustContinue reading “Bluebell flowers in Silly – An awarded sustainable European landscape”

Belfast murals – History written on the walls

#uniquedestinations Belfast is the capital and largest city of Northern Ireland, located on the banks of the River Lagan. In the early 19th century, Belfast was an important port. It played a decisive role in the Industrial Revolution in Ireland, and soon became the largest producer of linen in the world. It was also aContinue reading “Belfast murals – History written on the walls”

Slovenia is the next gastronomic destination you must visit

Slovenia is in Central Europe and the only country that connects the Alps, the Mediterranean, the Karst and the Pannonian Plain. Slovenia is mostly mountainous and forested (in fact it is the third most-forested country in Europe) and has always been the crossroads of Slavic, Germanic and Romance languages and cultures. Slovenia as a tourist destinationContinue reading “Slovenia is the next gastronomic destination you must visit”

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”