Cesky Krumlov : The fairytale town of Bohemia

If you don’t believe in fairytales, there is town in Czech Republic, which might change your mind. Cesky Krumlov is a suprisingly beautiful and well preserved medieval town in South Bohemia. It is also one of the most visited sites in Czech Republic. The town was founded in the 13th century and was under the…

Ancient Gortyna : The lost city of Arcadia

On the mountains of Arcadia in Peloponnesos, near Stemnitsa and in the valley of Lousios river (the river where the fairies bathed baby Zeus), lies the ancient city of Gortyna. A lost city that was brought to light again by the archaelogists in the 1940s. According to Greek Mythology the city was founded by the…

La Montecarlo : More than just a pizzeria in Rome

Everyone visiting or planning to visit Rome, it is almost certain that he will search for the best pizza in town. At the top 5 of every search he will come across the name “La Montecarlo”. Located close to Piazza Navona, one of the top tourist attractions of Rome, and operating since 1986 at the…

Soaked in syrup : The best galaktoboureko in Athens

Galaktompoureko is a traditional syropy sweet dessert made in a baking pan consisting mainly of phyllo and custard cream. There are various recipes and ways to prepare it but the cream usually has a lemon or vanilla flavour, while the syrup is made from sugar and water. Although it is considered traditionally Greek, some believe…

A zip line across time zones and countries

Zip lines have become extremely popular all over the world. In adventure parks, jungles, lakes and mountains, zip lines could be found everywhere. But there is a zip line where a passport (or E.U. Id) is required. It is called LimitZero and starts in Sancular de Guadiana in Spain and ends on the other side…

10 + 1 places in Athens for a perfect coffee break

A cup of coffee is a serious issue in Athens. Athenians love coffee. You will see them walking around with a coffee in their hand every hour of the day. There are canteens, cafes, coffee houses, coffee restaurants at almost every street of the city. Everyone has his/her favourite cafe and it is really hard…

Chateauneuf du Pape – The Pope's vineyard

#uniquedestinations One of the best known French wine labels, takes its name from an unassuming village on a small hill near Avignon in Provence, Chateauneuf du Pape. The village lies just 3 klm from River Rhone and 12 klm from Avignon. Almost all the cultivable land is planted with grapevines. The village is famous for the…

Kypseli : Catch the vibe of a changing city

Kypseli is a neighbourhood in central Athens and one of the oldest urban areas of the city. Kypseli until the beginning of the 20th century was a rural area with a few estates and country houses (Konstantinos Kanaris a hero of the Greek revolution lived here). In 1908 it was bounded and planned by the engineer…

What to do in Venice if you had only one day

Venice needs no introduction. It is probably one of the most famous and recognizable places in the world. A travel destination which should be on every traveler’s bucket list. A day or a week is never going to be enough at this unique place, however Venice is often a stop in a longer journey around…