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Parthenon from Filopappou Hill

See Ancient Athens from Philopappou Hill

From the top of Philopappou Hill, you will be able to see the sweeping views of ancient Athens. The hill is named after Philopappou, a royal prince of the Kingdom of Commagene. On top of the Hill of the Muses, you’ll find a memorial in his honor. The memorial is facing the Parthenon and it is […]

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Oia Santorini Sunset Will Give You Chills Greece Travel

Oia Santorini Sunset Will Give You Chills

Oia Santorini Sunset will definitely give you chills. Make sure to get a spot 30 minutes before the sunset. You would be surprised that hundreds of tourists waiting for the golden spectacle to end their day. Or, perhaps, their honeymoon. Oia is on the edge of Santorini island.  It is famous for its white-washed houses […]

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The Temple of Zeus is at the Heart of Athens Greece

The Temple of Zeus is at the Heart of Athens

The Temple of Zeus is at the heart of Athens. It is a few minutes walk from Syntagma and not far from the Panathenaic Stadium where the first modern Olympic Games was held. BEWARE. A friend of mine did a headstand here and I had a jumping photo when a security officer came over and […]

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Interesting facts about St Nicholas Monastery in Meteora Greece

Interesting facts about St Nicholas Monastery in Meteora

St Nicholas Monastery is also known as St Nikolaos Anapafsas. It is the first monastery that will grab your attention on your way to Meteora. From the town of Kalambaka, Meteora is accessible by an unreliable public bus, but taking a taxi would be highly recommended. There are also tours that would take you up […]

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Nea Kameni – A Volcanic Island Across Santorini Greece

Nea Kameni – A Volcanic Island Across Santorini

Nea Kameni is one of the volcanic islands situated in the Santorini caldera. It’s almost two millennia old and around the caldera, there are many volcanic islands present – active volcanic islands, mind you.  If you’re holidaying in Santorini, you must go for a day trip to the surrounding islands. Find a tour agency that […]

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Philoppapos Hill Athens Greece

Touristy Things to do in Athens

Here is a list of touristy things to do in Athens. In its evolution, the ancient city has not let go of its ancient character despite the trials of time. So, if you’re in Athens, pick some or a few of these places for your two or three days itinerary in the ancient city. 1. […]

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Roussanou Monastery Meteora Greece

Roussanou Monastery – Small But Lovely

Roussanou Monastery sits on a low rock pillar – compared to the other monasteries in Meteora. It is very much accessible to public transport and there is not much climbing involved, but a few steps. The monastery itself is connected via a small bridge and is managed by nuns who are collecting the entrance fee […]

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Varlaam Monastery in Meteora, Greece.

Varlaam Monastery – Sitting on Top of a Rock Pillar While Being Beautiful

Varlaam Monastery was the first monastery we’ve seen when the driver dropped us off at the parking lot in Meteora. Though the parking space was just opposite the Great Monastery of Meteoron, Varlaam demanded our attention first. And why not? She sits on top of a rock pillar while being spectacularly gorgeous! Wait until the […]

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Holy Monastery of Great Meteoron (Greece).

The Great Monastery of Meteoron in Meteora

The Great Monastery of Meteoron is the highest of all monasteries built in Meteora. These monasteries sit on top of towering rocks that were impossible to climb. As they say, it is a herculean task to get up in these monasteries that look like they’re “suspended in the air.” But, nowadays, stairs and bridges are […]

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The Holy Monastery of Roussanou (Greece).

Meteora in One Day from Athens – A Travel Itinerary

Meteora in one day? Yes, it is possible – from Athens. However, you need to sacrifice your sleep if you want to maximize your time. And if you are into walking/hiking, you’ll go far. So, here’s our one day itinerary in Meteora. Thursday, 11:55 PM – Taking the Train We took a train from Athens […]

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