Ionian Islands

I was very pleased to finish my quest to visit all the Ionian islands until I found out there is one left – Kythira (Κoύθηρα). It is located far on the south and administratively it belongs to Athica region but geographically it is an Ionian island. So, the the goal is yet to be reached,…

Phryne the Hetaira

Recently I’ve visited Sissi’s palace located on Corfu. Two gorgeous statues of Achilles looked great and although Sissi’s palace is famous thanks to those statues, something else caught my eye and made me think. Courtyard of this palace is wonderful, with statues of muses and Dionisio, busts of famous Greeks, surprisingly, a Lord Byron’s and,…

Sunrise… sunset

One would think there is not much of a difference between sunrise and sunset. One would be mistaken. On the east coast of the Greek mainland, there are many places where you can experience a unique daily event – sun rising from the clear endless sea. The west coast, however, gives you many great views…

Where Alexander the Great bows

This post is a sequel of a resent post The forgotten city of Pella. Dion and Pella are great places to visit on the way to Mount Olympus. Goal of my first visit to Olympus was to see these archeological sites, but next trip will be more of a mountaineering venture. Unlike the first time,…

The forgotten city of Pella

While I’m planning my next trip to Mount Olympus during September, I want to share some memories and information from a couple of years ago, from a visit to Macedonia (a geographical and historical region of Greece). We were traveling across Balkans, through Serbia, FYR of Macedonia (this is not the same as Macedonia of…

Climbing the Acropolis

Afternoon we spent in Athens wondering the streets and climbing the Acropolis was so much better then my last trip with agency and a large group I had to follow. That is why I wanted to share the experience and inspire people to travel as true individuals. We used metro and this was a great…

Man is the measure of all things

The thrill from making my own Parthenon kind of dwindled the more I was looking at it. Model was kind of weird and not closely as perfect as original building. And it was no wonder because the more I looked into the original, it become more and more amazing. Even in its remains, as it…

I made my own Parthenon :)

I bought this model during my stay at Athens. It looked rather simple, but it turns out you have to cut every little peace and glue it separately. It was a whole weekend of work but it was worth it – my very own Parthenon was done.