Poros Island – So close and so unique

Poros (Πόρος) is a small Greek island-pai small in the southern part of the Saronic Gulf, separated from the Peloponnese by a 200 m wide sea channel, with the scenic town of Galatas (Γαλατάς) on the mainland. Poros consists of two islands: Sphaeria (Σφαιρία), the southern part, which is of volcanic origin, where the town of Poros is located, and Kalavria (Καλαυρία) (meaning gentle breeze…

Exploring the Dragon House of Athens

[Μπορείτε να διαβάσετε εδώ την Ελληνική έκδοση του άρθρου μας] The most famous dragon houses (drakospita / δρακόσπιτα) in Greece are the Dragon Houses of South Evia. Dragon houses are generally made of square and elongated stones, which are placed on top of each other, without other binders and are held only by their weight….

Εξερευνώντας το Δρακόσπιτο της Αθήνας

Τα πιο γνωστά δρακόσπιτα στον Ελλαδικό χώρο είναι τα Δρακόσπιτα της Νότιας Εύβοιας. Τα δρακόσπιτα είναι κατασκευασμένα με τετραγωνικούς και μακρόστενους  λίθους, οι οποίοι είναι τοποθετημένοι ο ένας πάνω στον άλλο, χωρίς άλλα συνδετικά υλικά και συγκρατούνται μόνο με το βάρος τους. Τα κενά συμπληρώνονται με άλλους μικρότερους λίθους. Η σκεπή είναι και αυτή κατασκευασμένη από…

Iera Odos – Following the sacred road of Ancient Athens

Iera Odos (Sacred Road / Ιερά Οδός in Greek) was in ancient times the road that connected the city of Athens with Eleusis / Elefsina (Ελευσίς / Ελευσίνα), where once a year the famous (but still unexplained about their exact character) Eleusinian Mysteries (Ελευσίνια Μυστήρια) were performed. Iera Odos was 22 km long, starting from…

The John Lennon Wall in Prague

#uniquedestinations The historic centre of Prague is one of the most popular destinations in Europe due to its unique architecture and cultural significance. However, there is a wall in the area of the Mala Strana that has become famous and attracts more visitors every year. It is called “the John Lennon Wall”.  The wall is…

Trace the footsteps of Picasso in Barcelona

Born in Malaga, Pablo Ruiz Picasso came to Barcelona in 1894 at the age of thirteen because his father had been hired as a teacher at Llotja, the city’s School of Fine Arts. Picasso, although a teenager, as a child prodigy, studied in Llotja. In Barcelona he would become a man, mature artistically and leave…

Revealing more secrets sights in Athenian suburbs

The great acceptance of our article “Revealing secrets sights in Athenian suburbs“, gave us the inspiration to search even more and find new unknown (to most) sights in the suburbs of Athens. As we have mentioned and in our previous post although we sometimes know the existence of these places, we are not always aware…

Favourite record shops from our travels in Europe

During your travels, one of the things you always do is shop and buy special things that you can’t find in your country and are typical of the place you are visiting. For music lovers and especially those still buying vinyl and CDs, a visit to a new city is an opportunity to search and…