Vagonetto – Take a ride in a mine

#uniquedestinations Vagonetto is a mining park in Fokis (Fokis Mining Park), on mountain Parnassos, near Arachova and Amfissa. It is the only thematic park of this kind in Greece and one of the very few in Europe (like the National Coal Mining Museum in UK, the Estonian Mining Museum, Hallstat in Saltzburg and Wieliczka Salt…

Art, taste and imperial grace : A weekend in Vienna

Vienna is the capital of Austria and one of the most elegant European cities. The former capital of the Austro-Hungarian Empire has kept all the imperial grace of Habsburg dynasty and at the same time it is a city which loves art, music and good food. Vienna has always played an important role in European culture…

Road trip in the “Greek Alps” : Elati, Pertouli and beyond

Autumn has arrived and it is the perfect time for an excursion to the Greek mountains. The colours are wonderful and nature is preparing for the arrival of winter. In this article we are going to make a one-day road trip to Elati, Pertouli and the surrounding area on mountain Koziakas. We set as our…

Mets : Discover Athens most charming neighbourhood

Mets is a small neighbourhood, very close to all the main touristic attractions of the city center (it is a 10 minutes walk from Acropolis and just a few hundred meters from Kallimarmaro Stadium) but it is not touristic at all. It is located on Logginos hill and between Ardittos hill and the First Cemetery…

Slice by slice : The best pizza in Athens

Pizza is probably one of the most famous dishes in the world. Pizza, as we know it, was invented in Naples and since then, along with its variants, has spread all over the world. In 2009, upon Italy’s request, Neapolitan pizza was registered with the European Union as a Traditional Guaranteed Dish and in 2017 the art of its making was…

6 places in downtown Athens to eat like a local

Downtown Athens offers you many choices for eating out. However there are a few places, loved by the locals and those who work at the city center, that could offer you a truly Athenian experience. Nothing fancy,  just tasty old-fashioned food, at unpretentious places. Here are our top picks for eating out like a local…

Nemi – The strawberry village

#uniquedestinations If you are in Rome, probably the best and easiest day trip you could make is to visit Castelli Romani. Just 20 klm southeast of the Eternal City begins the gentle climb through the forests of Coli Albani to the 13 Castelli Romani villages. The mountain is actually the long-extinct Volcano Laziale, which has…

Searching for the legends of Prague (Part B)

Continuing from Part A … Visiting Prague is like traveling back in time. You encounter history at every step you take and around every corner you turn. The whole city thrives in folk stories, historical legends and myths. The houses, the churches, the palaces, the squares, even a road or a pavement, are all related with…

Searching for the legends of Prague (Part A)

Prague is one of the most beautiful and picturesque cities in Europe. Visiting Prague is like traveling back in time. You encounter history at every step you take and around every corner you turn. The whole city thrives in folk stories, historical legends and myths. The houses, the churches, the palaces, the squares, even a…