Nature, religion, and a box of bones. The monastery of Timios Prodromes

The holy monastery of Timios Prodromes offers everything a culture-loving tourist in Greece desires. From the mountainous landscape to incredible architecture, fascinating stories, religion, and exclusivity. With just 50 reviews on Google, this monastery might be the hidden gem of Greece. Location The holy monastery of Timios Prodromes lies just west of Argos, in theContinue reading “Nature, religion, and a box of bones. The monastery of Timios Prodromes”

Experience the ancient theatre of Epidaurus

In the north of Peleponnese, close to Nafplion and just 2 hours away from Athens, lies the ancient city of Epidaurus. Epidaurus was a small city established in the sixth century B.C. Today, it is a big tourist attraction due to the most well-preserved ancient theatre. The site is on the list of UNESCO worldContinue reading “Experience the ancient theatre of Epidaurus”

Explore Xanthi. In the North of Greece

The day I heard my Greek boyfriend is from North-West Greece, I felt a bit sad. Why didn’t I find a guy from Crete, Kefalonia, or Mykonos? How am I supposed to enjoy my summers, spending an entire month in Xanthi? The only place in Greece that can have months of rain. And just 60.000Continue reading “Explore Xanthi. In the North of Greece”

The many abandoned and unfinished buildings in Greece

During your stay in Greece, you might be surprised by the many empty or half-finished buildings you come across. You find them in cities, towns, villages, and even remote areas. They are everywhere, and as an architect, I wanted to understand the reason behind them. After talking with many Greek citizens and homeowners I createdContinue reading “The many abandoned and unfinished buildings in Greece”

Building amongst archeological sites

Around 50 years ago, Thessaloniki decided to do something about the endless traffic jams in the city. The idea was a metro, connecting the rectangular-shaped city center underground. Today, however, not one station opened. Why? Because building amongst archeological sites is nearly impossible. The tunnel for Thessaloniki’s metro resulted in the largest archeological dig inContinue reading “Building amongst archeological sites”

The old, the empty, and the ugly. The story behind architecture in Greek cities.

The Greeks are famous for their architecture, they even invented this type of art. Look at the Parthenon, the temple of Apollo, or the theatre in Philippi. All amazing architecture, and all on the list of UNESCO world heritage sites today. But also on the islands, the architecture resembles an art. The idyllic villages withContinue reading “The old, the empty, and the ugly. The story behind architecture in Greek cities.”

When a monk makes camp

Panagia Kakaniotissa image from greekcitytimes.com Just a few kilometers West of Myrina is a church that is not like any other. Without a roof but covered by the tip of the mountain it was built in. This small church is one of the most unique churches in the world. Hideout for the monks The churchContinue reading “When a monk makes camp”

Much more than a beach. Paralia Mikro Fanaraki

Paralia Mikro Fanaraki – June 2021 In the East of the island of Lemnos, there is a small beach called Fanaraki. A small lantern. Probably named after the little lighthouse on the rocks in the sea a bit more west. The beach itself is micro, small. But there is so much to see and doContinue reading “Much more than a beach. Paralia Mikro Fanaraki”

Meteora

Breathtaking and magical. Six monasteries on top of huge rock pilars that seem so surreal. No words nor pictures can capture the beauty and impressiveness of this Greek landmark where history, spirituality, nature and architecture truly come together. Definitely visit this very unique place! No wonder Meteora is on the UNESCO world heritage list. TheContinue reading “Meteora”