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Changing of the Guards at the Greek Parliament in Athens

The changing of the guards at the Greek Parliament in Athens happens everyday. But only at certain times of the day. I didn’t even know this event exists until I was in Syntagma one afternoon. While sitting at one of the benches there, I suddenly heard a commotion not far

Pnyx Hill in Athens – Birthplace of Our Modern Democracy

Pnyx Hill in Athens is not your ordinary hill. It may just be another hill in the city but this was once where citizens congregate to talk about and vote on issues that mattered to them. Yes, democracy was born here! When power was transferred to the people, they held

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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,

These Meteora Monasteries are Hovering in the Air

These Meteora monasteries are hovering in the air. On our way to see these monasteries, our jaws dropped as we passed by the towering rock formations. They are amazing geological formations that will never fail to make you wonder how they came into existence. While these are marvels of nature,

Fira Santorini at Night Will Leave You Breathless

Fira Santorini at night is truly mesmerizing. When the sun goes down and the lights are on, the island is something you can only see in movies. It will leave you breathless, constantly sighing at the beauty that never seems to fade. Fira is the capital town of Santorini. The
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