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 on two hills, the Agia Triada hill where is the church of the city and Vrontas hill to the east. The history of the city starts from the second millennium BC. In the place of the modern Neapoli was the ancient city of Voiai (Βοιαί)…


Because of the proximity with Athens (31 nautical miles from Piraeus), Poros has always been a favourite place for vacations for the Athenians, either for a weekend escape or for longer periods. Poros, although relatively small, hides many hidden treasures. Behind the shiny and impressive facade of the town and the port, with the expensive sailing yachts, the taverns, the bars, the cafes and the non-stop movement of the boats in the canal, lays a mosaic of many colours. Poros has many beautiful beaches and most of it is covered by dense vegetation (pines, olives trees but also small crops).


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 with its variants, has spread all over the world. In 2009, upon Italy’s request, Neapolitan pizza was registered with the European Union as a Traditional Guaranteed Dish and in 2017 the art of its making was included by UNESCO in its list of intangible cultural…


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. The gaps are filled with other smaller stones. The roof is also made of huge stones according to the corbelling system. It is clear that their builders had a deep knowledge of statics, but also of the cyclopean technique.

Apart from Evia, however, there is also a dragon house very close to the centre of…


In this article we follow the route of the modern Iera Odos (and then Athinon — Korinthou National Road) until Eleufis and try to locate all the visible and easily accessible monuments that have survived. The modern Iera Odos follows the route of the ancient, and until 1956 was the only access from the city to the rest of the country. The construction of Athens Avenue and Athinon — Korinthou National Road has interrupted the route of Iera Odos after the area of Daphni. …


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, Slovenia, Albania and Romania. Cevapi has its origins in the Balkans during the Ottoman period and represents a regional speciality similar to kebab. During the Ottoman occupation, hajduks (rebels, outlaws) made the hajducki cevap, which was easy to make, out of pieces of meat and…


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 in 1904 for Paris. Barcelona had a huge effect on the artist. The Catalan capital was in a period of huge economical growth and was embracing progressive ideas about art and society. The main expression of these progressive ideas was the movement of Modernisme. Modernisme…


SNFCC (Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center) is a cultural hub that came to change the everyday day life of Athenians and at the same time it is a perfect example of how private initiative and the state can work together harmoniously with impressive results. It is located in the bay of Faliro on the Athenian seafront and houses new facilities for the National Library of Greece (NLG) and the Greek National Opera (GNO), as well as the 210,000 m² Stavros Niarchos Park. …


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 of their real significance and historical importance. In this article we present (in chronological order) 6 new unique places in the Athenian suburbs.


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