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…

Two new museums in Athens you must visit

Athens is a city with many interesting museums and some of them are among the most important museums in the  world, like the  Acropolis Museum, the National Archaeological Museum and the Byzantine Museum. However two new museums have begun operating in the city and they are willing to offer locals and visitors a whole new experience….

Riesenrad (Vienna) – A treasure of European cinema culture

#uniquedestinations Riesenrad is a giant Ferris wheel, located in the famous Prater Park and one of the city symbols that dominates the skyline of Vienna. Almost 65 meters tall, it offers to visitors breathtaking and unforgetable views of the city and Danube. The Wheel was built in 1897 to mark the 50 years (Golden Jubilee) of Emperor…

4 easy “unknown” excursions from Nafplio

Nafplio is a historic coastal town in Peloponnesos and one of the most popular tourist destinations in Greece. The town itself has many to offer but in this article we suggest four interesting destinations, not far from Nafplio,  which are relatively “unknown” and they  worth to be discovered. Pyramid of Hellinikon is a pyramid-like structure (of total dimensions 7.00…

Best souvlaki (kalamaki) in Athens ?

Souvlaki (aka kalamaki) is a popular Greek food and probably the most famous Greek street food, which you should taste if you are visiting Athens. It could be found anywhere but basically at specialized restaurants known as “souvlatzidika”. It consists of small pieces of meat and sometimes vegetables grilled on a skewer. The original souvlaki is made…

6 villages and 1 monastery to reveal the beauty of Tinos

Tinos is a wonderful island in Kyklades. For years it was known only as the island of Panagia (Virgin Mary) and probably the most famous pilgrimage site for Her Celebration every August. The pilgrims came and left from the island but never visited anything beyond the famous church of Panagia. This fact helped the villages…