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The Oracle of Delphi
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The Oracle of Delphi

Listen to the Episode “The Oracle of Delphi”       Listen and Subscribe in iTunes Other ways to Listen and Subscribe         Visiting Greece can be overwhelming, with the number of historical landmarks to visit. But the Oracle of Delphi, high up in the mountains, is […]

The Mask of Agamemnon, housed in the National Archaelogical Museum in Athens, found at Mycenae
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Agamemnon’s Mycenae

Listen to the Episode “Agamemnon’s Mycenae”     Listen and Subscribe in iTunes Other Ways to Listen and Subscribe          Most of us have read Homer’s “Iliad” either in high school or college, but few are likely to remember the details of the characters and places it […]

The painting of Jesus in the dome of the church
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How to Visit the Monastery of Daphni in Athens

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 […]

UNESCO World Heritage Site #31: Archaeological Site of Delphi (Greece)
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How to take a day trip from Athens to Delphi

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 […]

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?
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23 Pieces of The Best Street Art in Athens

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 […]

Roussanou Monastery
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How to take a day trip from Athens to 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 […]

The Tomb of Agamemnon also known as the Treasury of Atreus
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How to Visit Mycenae from Athens

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 heaven permitted him to capture Priam’s town, to return home […]