Ancient Akrotiri Santorini: Guide, Tickets, Tour, History

Boxing girls fresco, Akrotiri

Santorini’s best-kept secret is Ancient Akrotiri, a buried city that is one of the most important archaeological sites in Greece. Here’s the where, why, and how to walk through the excavated streets and peer into the homes of the people who perished when a volcanic explosion tore apart the island of Thera, ending the Minoan … Read more

Visiting the Ancient Olympic Stadium in Greece

Stadium at Ancient Olympia, By Lesekreis - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0

You’ve heard of the world-famous Ancient Olympic stadium and the Olympic Games that were held there, but perhaps you’re not sure why you should go there and if it’s really worth your time? In this article, I’ll give all the background info you need to know, practical advice for planning your visit, the absolutely ‘can’t … Read more

The Oracle of Delphi: Visit Ancient Delphi

Ancient Delphi, Greece

The Oracle of Delphi was one of the most important figures in ancient Greece. Here’s all you know to know about the Oracle, about the Archaeological site of Delphi, and all the tips you need to plan your visit including what to see, how to get there, and where to stay. Where is Delphi? The … Read more

Visit Knossos Palace and the Minotaur Labyrinth

Knossos Archaeological Site, Crete

Gods, Monsters, Heroes – what more could you want from a visit to the Palace of Knossos on Crete? Beneath this UNESCO world heritage site is the fabled labyrinth of the Minotaur, a major element in Greek mythology. In this comprehensive guide about how to visit Knossos Palace, learn where the legends of King Minos, … Read more

Visiting the Acropolis: Acropolis Entrance Fees, Hours, Best Tickets +Tours

Athens Skyline with Acropolis

Visiting the Acropolis and its highlights such as the remains of the Parthenon, the Temple of Athena Nike, the Propylaia, the Erechtheion, and the Odeon of Herodotus Atticus is a must for any Greek itinerary. However, there are a few things to consider including changes made by the Greek government in 2023. This guide includes … Read more

Essential Acropolis Self-Guided Walking Tour for 2024

Parthenon, Acropolis of Athens, Greece

Author’s Note: As a keen anthropologist, the Acropolis is my favorite place in Greece. I visit it every time I’m in Athens, so at least once but usually twice each year. I’ve read everything there is to read about its mythology and history. I’ve become an expert in visiting the Acropolis without the crowds! If … Read more

How many days in Athens for first-time visitors?

Acropolis of Athens seen from the Agora of Athens

How many days in Athens should you spend the first time you visit Athens? Around 3-4 days is the perfect amount for first-timers and this detailed guide covers all the essential Athens sites. Here’s how to see the major sights in central Athens, the most important ancient sites, and the must-see museums. Find where to … Read more

Athens Ruins: A Guide to the best ancient Greek sites of Athens

Parthenon, Acropolis of Athens, Greece

Ancient ruins are scattered all over Athens, so how do you know which are the best Athens ruins to visit? In this complete guide, you’ll not only have all the practical info you need to visit the best Athens ruins but also why they are so important to Greece and to Western civilization. If you’re … Read more

Vergina Greece: How to visit the royal Macedonian tombs

Macedonian Tomb, Vergina

Under a hill, (the Great Tumulus) in Vergina, Greece, are the Royal Tombs of Vergina. This is the final resting place of the father of Alexander the Great, King Philip II of Macedon who was assassinated. This UNESCO World Heritage site is only 70 km/43 miles from Thessaloniki and it’s not the only UNESCO site … Read more

26 Ancient Theaters in Greece

ancient-theater-of-delos-delos-island-Greece

Ancient theaters in Greece are very special kinds of ancient ruins. Western theater was born in Greece and the great ancient playwrights such as Sophocles and Aeschylus had their works performed in these theaters. A lot of historical figures were also murdered in theaters! In this most complete guide on the internet to the 26 … Read more