Visit the palace of a Homeric king in Pylos

#uniquedestinations Nestor’s Palace (Ανάκτορο Νέστορος) is a central mansion of the Late Greek Age, surrounded by a fortified enclosure and is considered by archaeologists to be related to the heroic King Nestor, who played a key role in the Trojan War. It was an impressive building that included storage rooms, laboratories, baths, skylights, reception areas,…

4 of the best restaurants for casual dining in Athens

There are many fine places in Athens and its suburbs that base their cuisine on Greek tradition but at the same time want to offer something completely different from the classic Greek tavern. They offer a chance for casual dining with a fun, comfortable, laid-back atmosphere and affordably priced menu. In this article, we present…

Neapoli Lakonias – The unexplored nautical town of Southern Greece

Neapoli – also known as Neapolis, Neapoli Voion or Vatika (Νεάπολη -ς / Νεάπολη Βοιών / Βατίκα) – is located in the bay between Elafonisos (Ελαφόνησος) and Cavo Maleas (Κάβο Μαλέας) in Lakonia (Λακωνία). It is the last southeastern continental city of Greece and Europe. The old part of the city has been built amphitheatrically…

Poros Island – So close and so unique

Poros (Πόρος) is a small Greek island-pair 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…

Slice by slice – The best pizza in Athens (updated)

In October 2019 we posted our article about the search for “the best pizza in Athens”. But now we have updated our choices and here is our new verdict : Pizza is probably one of the most famous dishes in the world. Pizza, as we know it, was invented in Naples and since then, along…

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…

SNFCC – A lighthouse of culture in Athens

This article about SNFCC is published in the new digital magazine Voyagers Voice. Voyagers Voice is free online magazine based on culture and art. The articles are written by natives or by people who have lived in that country for many years and know the culture of that place very well. At Food and Travel,…