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”

Why do many Greek men have a beard?

While strolling around a Greek town or village, you might be surprised by an abundance of facial hair. And abroad, you are often able to recognize the Greeks by their beards as well. Although Greek men have a variety of facial hair, from mustaches to stubbles to full-grown beards, not often do you see aContinue reading “Why do many Greek men have a beard?”

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”

The largest fortress of the Aegean Sea.

Myrina Castle – June 2021 When you reach the island of Lemnos by boat, you’re welcomed by this imposing Castle. Built on a rocky and craggy peninsula at the tip of the island, the castle of Myrina is the largest fortress in the Aegean Sea. Over the past 1000 years it endured many battles. TheContinue reading “The largest fortress of the Aegean Sea.”