How to Visit the Monastery of Daphni in Athens

The painting of Jesus in the dome of the church

This site consists of 3 monasteries located in different parts of Greece. I visited Daphni Monastery, which is on the outskirts of Athens.  My Visit My trip to Daphni Monastery was simple and without fanfare. I only learned that this was a UNESCO site and close enough to Athens to visit on my own when … Read more

How to Easily Visit Boyana Church in Sofia, Bulgaria

The small graveyard at Boyana in the fog

After living in Sofia for two years, I still can’t believe what a secret Boyana Church is. Even though it’s a UNESCO World Heritage Site, its location in the neighborhood of Boyana means that it’s still a bit off-the-beaten-path for travelers coming to Sofia. Here’s everything you need to know to visit Boyana Church from … Read more

How to take a day trip from Athens to Delphi

UNESCO World Heritage Site #31: Archaeological Site of Delphi (Greece)

Now your statues are standing and pouring sweat. They shiver with dread. The black blood drips from the highest rooftops. They have seen the necessity of evil. Get out, get out of my sanctum and drown your spirits in woe. -The Oracle of Delphi to the Athenians as the Persians Approached My Visit Delphi is … Read more

How to Improve Your Travel Photography

How to Improve Your Travel Photography (Infographic)

Introduction Regardless of what kind of camera you use, you can take stunning travel photography to remember your trip and share with your friends. Travel photography has been my favorite hobby since 2007, when I bought my first DSLR (a NikonD40). In the last year, I’ve upgraded my equipment, but some of my favorite shots … Read more

23 Pieces of The Best Street Art in Athens

The caption of this mural is "This is a Great Hipster Instagram Opportunity #cocorocks" I love it, but I was too self-conscious to actually Instagram it. And who is Coco and why does #cocorock?

Getting Nervous Many people who visit Greece give the capital a few days. They do a checklist tour of the historic sites (The Acropolis, the Agora, the Temple of Olympian Zeus…), then they bounce. Some go to the islands, while others start touring around the mainland. I didn’t meet any other tourists while I was … Read more

How to take a day trip from Athens to Meteora

Roussanou Monastery in Meteora

Seeing Meteora, that was the main reason I chose to go to Greece. Yes, I wanted to see the Acropolis and some islands and connect with the beginnings of democracy and philosophy. But really, I wanted to feast my eyes on the beautiful monasteries built atop rocks that seem to be suspended in the air. … Read more

How to Visit Mycenae from Athens

The Tomb of Agamemnon also known as the Treasury of Atreus

When we think of ancient history, the classical Greeks might come to mind. When they thought of ancient history, they thought of the Trojan war and the great (and potentially mythical) figures of Mycenae. Take Agamemnon. The powers in heavenpermitted him to capture Priam’s town,to return home honoured by the gods.But now, if he must … Read more