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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…

Hamburger or Croatian cevapi ?

Hamburger is one of the most popular foods in the world, however in the Balkans and especially in the former Yugoslav countries, the most popular dish with minced meat remains cevapi or cevapcici. It is considered a national dish of Bosnia and Herzegovina, and is also common in Bulgaria, Serbia, Croatia, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Kosovo,…

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…

SNFCC – A lighthouse of culture in Athens (published in Voyagers Voice)

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,…

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…

If you visit Berlin, you must eat at an imbiss

Imbiss in German means snack, but it is also a general term for a small food stand or street food shop. There are thousands of these small shops around Berlin and they sell every possible variation of street food. They serve the German classic currywurst, but also pizzas, burgers, falafels, kebabs, hot dog, Vietnamese food,…

A virtual visit to 6 unique Bohemian castles

Bohemia is historical region of central Europe that was a kingdom in the Holy Roman Empire and later a province in the Habsburgs’ Austrian Empire. Bohemia was bounded on the south by Austria, on the west by Bavaria, on the north by Saxony and Lusatia, on the northeast by Silesia, and on the east by Moravia. It was part of Czechoslovakia, and since 1993 it…

Odessa Steps – A dream destination for every movie buff

#uniquedestinations Battleship Potemkin is a 1925 Soviet silent film directed by Sergei Eisenstein which presents a dramatised version of the mutiny that occurred in 1905 when the crew of the Russian battleship Potemkin rebelled against its officers and the public protests that followed in the city of Odessa in Ukraine. It was long considered the masterwork of the silent cinema. In…

Vrysaki – The lost neighbourhood of Athens

The Ancient Agora of Athens (Αρχαία Αγορά Αθηνών) is perhaps the most famous and visited archaeological site of Athens apart from Acropolis. It was the centre of social, economic and political life of the ancient city. However, few of the thousands of Greeks and foreign visitors who come here every year know that until the…

Café Tomaselli – The oldest café in Austria

The Tomaselli must be almost as old as the tradition of coffee drinking in Europe. ERICH KÄSTNER Salzburg is one of the most beautiful cities in Europe and inextricably linked to the history of music as Mozart’s birthplace. Salzburg’s Altstadt (historic centre) is famous for its Baroque buildings and is one of the best-preserved city centres…

A virtual visit to 6 unique European squares

Squares are an integral part of a city and are usually the focus of its daily life. A city or a village is often characterised by the beauty of its squares. In this article we revisit six of our favourite smaller squares in Europe, which are often overshadowed by larger and more spectacular ones. Grabrodretorv…

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