Psaromachalas – A walk in the oldest neighbourhood of Nafplio

[Μπορείτε να διαβάσετε εδώ την Ελληνική έκδοση του άρθρου μας] The soul of Nafplio has lived here for years now, intact and pure. Theodoros Kostouros (1913-1986) Nafplio (Ναύπλιο) is a historic and beautiful city, and capital of the Prefecture of Argolida (Αργολίδα). From references to Greek Mythology to modern history, Nafplio played a leading role…

ΞΧΞ – The mysterious island of the Saronic Gulf

#uniquedestinations In the centre of the Saronic Gulf (Σαρωνικός Κόλπος), there is a small island surrounded by mysterious and eerie beauty. It is the island of Metopi (Μετώπη), also known as ΞΧΞ, located between Aegina (Αίγινα) and Agistri (Αγκίστρι). The island from above looks like a sword and a mysterious red lake dominates its one end. The…

The best classic pastry shops in Athens

[Μπορείτε να διαβάσετε εδώ την Ελληνική έκδοση του άρθρου μας] The pastry shops of a city are an integral part of its daily life and culture. Buying sweets is part of our social behaviour. We buy them as a gift, as an expression of love, as part of a social habit (during the holiday seasons),…

Paleokarya – The most photogenic bridge in Greece

#uniquedestinations In the beautiful ravine of Paleokarya (Παλαιοκαρυά), just 30 km from the city of Trikala (Τρίκαλα), with a dense forest and remarkable fauna, run the crystal clear waters of the small river Paleokaritis or Paleokaryotis (Παλαιοκαρίτης ή Παλαιοκαρυώτης), which springs from the nearby mountains and flows into the river Portaikos (Πορταϊκός). In this unique…

Βρυσάκι – Η χαμένη γειτονιά της Αθήνας

Η Αρχαία Αγορά Αθηνών είναι ίσως ο πιο διάσημος και επισκέψιμος αρχαιολογικός χώρος της Αθήνας μετά την Ακρόπολη. Ήταν το κέντρο της κοινωνικής, οικονομικής και πολιτικής ζωής της αρχαίας πόλης. Ωστόσο, λίγοι από τους χιλιάδες κάθε χρόνο Έλληνες και ξένους επισκέπτες της γνωρίζουν ότι μέχρι τη δεκαετία του 1930 ήταν η τοποθεσία μιας από τις…

Akadimia Platonos: Where modern Athens embraces its ancient past

Akadimia Platonos (Ακαδημία Πλάτωνος) is an area in the northwestern part of Athens. It owes its name to the hero Akadimos (Ακάδημος), and the school of philosophy, the Academy, founded by Plato (Πλάτωνας). This area was defined by the hill Ippios Kolonos, near today’s Lenorman Street, and by the ancient banks of the river Kifissos….

Konstantinos Koukidis Column in Anafiotika – A monument to an unsung hero or a modern myth ?

Although thousands of visitors coming to Athens have learned about its hidden secret, the scenic neighbourhood of Anafiotika (Αναφιώτικα) in the shadow of the Acropolis (Ακρόπολις), few of them must have noticed the slightly faded relief column dedicated to the hero Konstantinos Koukidis (Κωνσταντίνος Κουκίδης) on Stratonos Street. Anafiotika is part of the old historical…

The best street food in Pagrati

Pagrati or Pangrati (Παγκράτι) is one of the most interesting urban areas of Athens that has always played an important role in the life of the city. It was loved by artists and writers, and was a favourite place of residence for intellectuals. The old inhabitants of Pagrati are still proud to call themselves true…

Discover the best beaches in Arcadia – Greece (updated)

Two years ago we searched the coastline of Arcadia to find out the best beaches. This year we visited the area again to check if these beaches remain the best. In our search we discover two more wonderful beaches. Arcadia is a region in Peloponnese, which is most commonly known for its picturesque mountain villages…