Photos and history from Olympia, the birthplace of the ancient Olympic games in Greece. What was it like at the first Olympics?
There’s so much to see in Athens, it’s sometimes hard to know where to start. This 3-day itinerary will take you through the best sites of the ancient city.
Some locals in Athens love their city so much they give free tours to visitors. Not only do you get to meet a resident – you get to see some special places.
I had forgotten about that sky. So blue, so clear. And the neverending azure blanket that lit up the city but also brought an oppressive heat.
The Byzantine monasteries of Greece have been included on the UNESCO World Heritage List. The easiest to visit is the Daphni Monastery in outer Athens.
One of the highlights of a visit to Athens is seeing the Acropolis and Parthenon for yourself. It’s stunning from a distance and incredible up close.
Where are the best bars in Athens? Well, in Kolonaki, the Greek tavernas have come of age and the hipsters and young people are changing the culture.
The Greek economy is causing troubles well beyond the streets of Athens. Many cities and towns are deserted. Which makes it a perfect time for tourists!
The Tactual Museum in Athens gives those with visual impairments a chance to touch classical masterpieces. And it shows others how hard things can be.