Lake Plastira – A symphony of tranquility

Lake Plastira / Plastiras (Λίμνη Πλαστήρα), or Lake Tavropou (Λίμνη Ταυρωπού), as it is officially called, is located at an altitude of 750 metres near the city of Karditsa (Καρδίτσα). Karditsa is the capital of the prefecture of the same name, in the region of Thessaly in Central Greece. Although it started as an important…

The wooden bridges of Lucerne

Lucerne (or “Luzern” in German) is the largest city in Central Switzerland and lies on the western shore of Lake Lucerne. Although it started as a small fishing village, it grew into an important staging and commercial point when the St. Gotthard Pass was opened in 1220 and became a vital trade route between Northern…

Nessun Dorma – The best aperitivo in Cinque Terre

…and one of the best in Italy Nessun Dorma is the heaven in Cinque Terre. Eat italian food and drink local wine. Have you seen the view from here? nessundormacinqueterre.com CINQUE TERRE The five villages of the Cinque Terre (Riomaggiore, Manarola, Corniglia, Vernazza and Monterosso) in Liguria need no special recommendations. It is one of…

A guide to the best street food in Athens (featured on traveldudes.com)

Looking for the most mouth-watering street food in Athens? Keep reading… Every trip to any destination, to be complete, must include the local flavours and aromas of the place you’re visiting. A guilty pleasure of every trip is to try the street food that is available, starting with distinct local flavours but also including local…

8 things to do if you’re visiting Zurich for the first time

Zurich may not be the capital of Switzerland, but it is a global centre for banking and industry. It is a beautiful city, very well organised and, at the same time, hospitable and tolerant of the multidimensional mosaic of its residents and visitors from every corner of the planet. Furthermore, it has an intense cultural…

Githio – The picturesque harbour of Mani (updated)

The story of Gythio (or Githeio/Γύθειο) in Peloponnese (Greece) begins with a love story. According to the legend, on the small island of Cranae (or Kranai/Κρανάη), Paris and Helen spent their first night before fleeing to Troy. This island, known today as Marathonisi (Μαραθονήσι), is the ancient settlement of Gythio. The city was an important…

Λέρος, ένα μοναδικό μνημείο του Β’ Παγκοσμίου Πολέμου

Η Λέρος είναι ένα υπέροχο και συνήθως παρεξηγημένο νησί των Δωδεκανήσων. Έχει μακρά ιστορία που ξεκινά από τους προϊστορικούς χρόνους και έπαιξε σημαντικό ρόλο κατά τον Β’ Παγκόσμιο Πόλεμο. Τα νησιά των Δωδεκάνησων, εκτός από το Καστελόριζο, καταλήφθηκαν από την Ιταλία κατά τον Ιταλοτουρκικό πόλεμο του 1912. Το ιταλικό ενδιαφέρον για τα νησιά είχε τις…

Mezapos, the impressive pirate cove of Mani

#uniquedestinations Mani (Μάνη) in the Peloponnese (Πελοπόννησος) is a place with a fascinating history and landscapes of incredible natural beauty. It is a place of wild beauty where the rough terrain is combined with the rocky coasts and the unique architectural styles of traditional towers. One of the least known magical spots in Mani is…