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 …

UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Greece

UNESCO stands for United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization. Their work is of indisputable importance, since it comes with great responsibility. They evaluate sites worldwide and they identify those that mean a lot to humanity. As a result, they deem the sites valuable and require protection. International treaties ensure that UNESCO World Heritage Sites …

The Ancient Wonder Eupalinos Tunnel in Samos Reopens to Public

One of the greatest engineering achievements of ancient times, a Greek wonder on the island of Samos, the 6th century BC Eupalinos Tunnel re-opened to the public this week following extensive restoration works. The 1,036m tunnel or Eupalinian aqueduct was excavated more than 2,500 years ago from both ends using the principles of geometry to …

Learn about the New Zagori Project at the magical Region of Epirus!

A new project that aims to keep travellers interested in visiting and returning to the Zagori region was recently presented at the office of the European Parliament in Athens by the University Research Institute of Applied Communication (URIAC) of the National & Kapodistrian University of Athens and the Zagori Excellence Network – ZEN. Titled the …

Philippi becomes UNESCO World Heritage site

The archaeological site of Philippi situated in northern Greece has now been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site. This is the most important archaeological site of eastern Macedonia, with characteristic monuments of the Hellenistic, Roman and Early Christian periods. The history of the site of Philippi begins in 360/359 B.C. when the colonists from …

World Heritage Sites in Greece

Because of its geographical position, Greece was a crossroad of civilisations that had left their traces everywhere: the architecture of the museums and settlements, miniature art, daily life, nutritional customs and in all forms of popular art in the various regions of the country. The visitor can come into contact with this multihued and impressive …