Back to Classics at the Acropolis in Athens

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16 Back to Classics at the Acropolis in Athens

You really can’t appreciate the weight of Ancient Greece until you step foot on Acropolis Hill. Its name means “high city”, soaring more than 150 meters (490 feet) and spanning 7.4 acres above the heart of historic Athens. The Acropolis is arguably one of the most important sites in the Western world, a natural fortress that has been inhabited as far back as the 4th millennium BC where gods were once worshiped and greats like Socrates and Plato once walked. Read more

Top 5 Reasons to Visit the Acropolis Museum

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15 Top 5 Reasons to Visit the Acropolis Museum

The Acropolis is synonymous with Athens. And while the former citadel may be on the top of most people’s list, I’m going to let you in on a little secret: visit the Acropolis Museum first.

The museum is relatively new to Athens, having opened less than a decade ago in 2009 to replace the too-small museum on Acropolis Hill. A visit has the power to put everything you’ll see at the Acropolis into an amazingly vivid context, connecting the dots between the marble ruins and filling in the blanks of nearly 2,500 years of history. I was surprised by just how much I enjoyed this museum, which earned its rank high on my list of favorites in the world. Read more

The 10 Most Beautiful Greek Islands

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The 10 Most Beautiful Greek Islands The 10 Most Beautiful Greek Islands

Greece is best known for its 3,000 islands, of which approximately 170 are populated. Each one has an attractive and varied landscape, from lush greenery to protruding cliffs. Those islands are famous for their laconic beaches, crystal-clear water, party towns and traditional villages with winding cobbled streets, populated by idyllic whitewashed buildings. Having hundreds of islands to choose from, making the list of the The 10 Most Beautiful Greek Islands was extremely difficult. Read more

Walking from Fira to Oia, Santorini

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fira to oia cliffs e1440898712690 Walking from Fira to Oia, Santorini

Santorini is a pretty amazing place. A volcanic eruption over 3000 years ago morphed this tiny island in Greece into something you’d expect to see on Star Trek. You also have tiny towns full of buildings dressed in white, adding to the otherworldly utopia feeling. Two of the more interesting towns on Santorini are Fira and Oia, and while you can take a short bus ride between the two, you’d be missing out on some of the best views in Europe if you didn’t walk the caldera-top path at least once. Here’s a guide on what to expect when walking from Fira to Oia. Read more

The contrasting colours of Santorini: a dream destination

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contrasting colours of santorini 810x540 The contrasting colours of Santorini: a dream destination

White. Before I went to Santorini, the first thing that came to mind when I thought of this place was a scene with beautiful white villas. I imagined Santorini as a big resort island (like the Maldives) but with more hotels close to each other thus forming those charming white towns that we see on Pinterest. Maybe I should have done better research before we went, or maybe it was good that I didn’t, but the first sight of Santorini was nothing like what I had in mind. I was simply blown away by its natural beauty. Read more