Tag: Greece

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…

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 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)…

Epidaurus theatre

Road trip: the best of Ancient Greece

We love old stones (not you, Mick, calm down).  We love old stones so much that we decided to drive halfway across Greece and back again to take in some of the most famous sites of the ancient world: Athens,…

Naxos Town Port

A Road Trip around Naxos

Without wanting to sound overenthusiastic, Naxos is a jewel of an island. It has everything: a pleasantly bustling town, inland villages, some impressive hills and, of course, the beautiful Mediterranean Sea lapping at its shores. Naxos is the largest of the…