The Oracle of Delphi

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 one of the most beautiful, and most memorable, places to visit. … Read more

The Acropolis and the Golden Age of Athens

The Acropolis

Listen to the Episode “The Acropolis and the Golden Age of Athens” iTunes Other Ways to Listen & Subscribe The Acropolis of Athens, Greece, is one of the most recognizable landmarks in all of the world and belongs on any Greece itinerary. But to hear Ryan Stitt of The History of Ancient Greece podcast tell … Read more

Agamemnon’s Mycenae

The Mask of Agamemnon, housed in the National Archaelogical Museum in Athens, found at 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 mentions. It may seem surprising to you that I’d be talking … Read more

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 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

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