Pyrgi Chios: The Painted Village

Have you ever heard of the “Painted Village”? On the lovely island of Chios, Pyrgi is a picturesque village with intense Medieval influence that is head of Mastichochoria. This means that it is the head village among those, where mastic is cultivated. Mastic Villages are all part of the list of the Intangible Cultural Heritage …

Medieval City of Rhodes

Rhodes is a wonderful island of Dodecanese, the largest one of the complex and one of the top tourist destinations in the Mediterranean. The welcoming beaches with the cobalt blue waters, the vibrant nightlife and the exceptional landscapes have all added to its charms. And over the years, a lot of different civilizations have co-existed …

Mystras Castle Town

In the southeastern part of the Peloponnese, travelers are in for a unique experience at Mystras Castle Town. The “wonder of the Morea” is none other than an entire town structured within a fortress. Perched on a hillside and dating back to 1249 AD, Mystras is a sight for sore eyes. A place where the …

The Great Castle Town of Monemvasia

Located on the southeastern coast of the Peloponnese, Monemvasia certainly knows how to impress. Perched on the edge of the steep cliffs, overlooking the deep blue sea and the mesmeric horizon, this is hands down one of the most romantic places in Greece…and the world. The medieval castle town lies on a rock, connected to …

A Journey to Paleochora & Medieval Kithira

In the northeastern part of Kithira lies Paleochora. This has been the former capital of the island, under the name of Agios Dimitrios. It is built on the foot of a hill and bears medieval characteristics. It is no wonder why it has been called Mystras of Kithira, since the Monemvasians were the ones who …