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ELEUSIS (Ελευσίνα)

Eleusis Archeological Site is situated about 18 kilometers northwest of the center of Athens on the slopes of a low hill on the Thriasian Plain, close to the shore of the Saronic Gulf. Although little has been restored, the scale of its construction is impressive, as enormous pieces of...

HOSIOS LOUKAS (Ὅσιος Λουκᾶς)

The monastery of Moni Hosios Loukas, a UNESCO World Heritage site (entrance 4 EUR), is situated at a scenic site on the slopes of Mount Helicon. It overlooks a remote valley 23 kilometers southeast of Arahova. Dedicated to a 10th-century hermit Luke of Steiris canonized for his healing...

ARACHOVA (Αράχωβα)

We spent the evening in the small mountainous town in Central Greece which recently became the biggest organized ski resort in the country. In the evening we walked uphill on cobbled streets with small houses to get great panoramic views over the Bell Tower, which sits in the center on a...

DELPHI (Δελφοί)

We spent one day in the ancient sanctuary of Delphi. For the Greeks, Delphi marked the very center of the world, a sacred space where human beings could communicate directly with the gods. Blending harmoniously with the superb landscape and charged with sacred meaning, Delphi in the 6th...

GALAXIDI (Γαλαξίδι)

We made it to the harbor of the picturesque and laid-back town of Galaxidi. Morning walks and quiet evenings with food or drink are very much the order of the day, as locals say, Galaxidi “talks through its silence”. The town is tucked away along the northern shores of the Corinthian Gulf...

NAFPAKTOS (Ναύπακτος)

Laid-back beaches and lush green landscape brought us to the Gulf of Corinth to a little charming town of Nafpaktos. The town was an important Athenian naval station in the Peloponnesian war. Town changed hands many times during the Crusades and the Ottoman–Venetian Wars. It was under...

LEFKADA ISLAND

A jewel of an island in the Ionian Sea, Lefkada remains surprisingly unaffected by tourism. It is famous for its dense forests and some world-famous beaches. It was not easy to drive through the island, we really do not recommend it with the big truck. But the island is very interesting...

LEFKADA (Λευκάδα)

We drove a 1600 meters long tunnel from Preveza to reach a narrow causeway, making Lefkada one of the few Greek islands that you can drive to ( 🛣 – 7,50 EUR). Lefkada was originally a peninsula, not a true island. Corinthian colonizers cut a canal through the narrow isthmus that...

PREVEZA (Πρέβεζα)

Preveza town is located at the mouth of Amvrakikos Gulf in Western Greece. The town was built on the site of ancient Vereniki town, which was founded by Pyrrhus, the Greek King of Epirus in 290 BC. Preveza was built during the late 11th century after ancient Nikopolis town was deserted...

NEKROMANTEION (Νεκρομαντεῖον)

The word Nekromanteion means “Oracle of the Dead”, and the faithful came here to talk with their dead ancestors. Per ancient sources, the site was in use from at least the 8th century BC, and the extant walls and labyrinth date from the late 4th century BC. The Romans burned...