Aegina Island

Just a short ferry ride from Athens is the island of Aegina, famous for its pistachios, ancient temple, and beautiful scenery. I gave myself just half a day to enjoy the highlights of this island, although if you have more time a full day would be more relaxed and give you chances to explore further. … Continue reading Aegina Island

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Acropolis Museum

This fantastic museum contains pottery, sculptures, and other artefacts found in and around the Acropolis site. They are accompanied by detailed information and labels (Greek and English only) to enable visitors to place the items in context. These artefacts in themselves make the museum worth visiting, enabling you to admire their details and artistry up … Continue reading Acropolis Museum

Athens: Changing of the Guard

Every hour at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Athens, the guard changes. While most of the time this is a straightforward affair, every Sunday at 11am they put on a more official/ tourist-y spectacle. I just got there in time to see the guards and marching band coming down the Main Street in front … Continue reading Athens: Changing of the Guard

Panathenaic Stadium

This incredible stadium stands at the birthplace of the (ancient and modern) Olympic Games and has been in use for hundreds of years, for standard athletics events and historically for Roman style gladiator tournaments. It's impressive structure is built entirely from Pentelic marble. We started by walking around the outside of the track, admiring the … Continue reading Panathenaic Stadium