Olympia museum statues

Ancient Olympia – home of the Olympic Games

Olympia – yes, that Olympia – is situated in a green valley on the North-Eastern side of the Peloponnese, about 30km inland.  Most visitors arrive via a little tangle of country roads that wind through the flat countryside of this part…

sleeping woman malta

The Hypogeum: Malta’s underground world

Malta is home to some of the most impressive neolithic sites in the world – none more so than the hypogeum at Hal Saflieni.  This underground burial complex is open to the public, and has been an UNESCO world heritage…

Omonia Square

Omonia: the heart of Athens

Do you remember the Madrid of the 1980s?  Have you been to Buenos Aires in recent years?  They aren’t the prettiest of capital cities but, like Athens, they are full of life.  We’ve written before about the many charms of…

Nafsimedo Hotel Nafplio

Nafsimedon Hotel, Nafplio: mansion by the sea

Nafplio is a charm.  This little town is a ridiculously sweet place to stay for a few nights, whether on a tour of the region or looking for somewhere to linger a little longer.  Its pretty streets, boutiques and the…

Athens central market

Travel Diary: Athens is not Sarajevo

When the Gusto Guides team were preparing for our first trip to Athens, we weren’t sure what to expect.  After all, this is the city that has suffered the most through the economic turbulence of recent years.  After the endless tales of hunger…

Palma Mallorca

5 reasons why we love Palma

Palma, once seen by many tourists as the gateway to Mallorca’s golden beaches, is fast growing as a holiday destination in its own right.  This beautiful city has a wonderful mix of sunshine, history and open sea.  Here are our…

athens acropolis atenas

How to get to Athens city centre from the airport

The main airport serving Athens, the Eleftherios Venizelos, lies about 12 miles to the East of central Athens.  Connections with the city centre and Pireaus harbour are good, and easy to navigate even for those who cannot speak (or read)…