In Athens, reminders of ancient civilizations are never far from view. The famous Acropolis, the hill where the ancient Greeks built their Parthenon, stands taller than any building in town. And collections of ruins sit in underground metro stations, behind fences in the middle of neighborhoods and even beneath the Acropolis Museum, which was built over the remains of a post-Roman settlement.
The enormous, gleaming white marble Panathenaic Stadium offers a free audio tour in multiple languages.
The Acropolis, the hill atop which sits the ancient citadel, with famous buildings like the Parthenon and the Propylaia, the Erechtheion and the Temple of Athena Nike. Make time to stop by the associated museum, which houses important artifacts and art.
The Greek Agora
The Greek Agora has the well-preserved Temple of Hephaestus and other ruins like the Stoa (marketplace).
The Odeum of Herodes Atticus
The Odeum of Herodes Atticus is a restored Roman theater sitting just beneath the Acropolis. An array of plays and concerts are still held here, with world-renowned performers filling the calendar. Bonus points if you can find one that fits with your visit.
The Arch of Hadrian
The Arch of Hadrian was built to welcome the ancient Roman emperor Hadrian.
Anyone who’s visited a destination known for its northern lights viewing during certain times of the year knows, just because you visit doesn’t mean you’ll be able to actually see the northern lights. A lot has to come together for them to be visible, and if the weather doesn’t cooperate, you might be out of luck. However, a new cruise aims to help travelers avoid the disappointment of traveling across the world just to be left lightless.
Experience the life-changing destination of Greece by exploring its island gems in the Ionian Sea. Scattered off the western coastline of Central Greece, to the south of Peloponnese, the Ionian Islands are an island group comprising large and small islands.
With the NFL season in full swing and games already booked for months, there’s more than one reason to look forward to cheering on your favorite team. What better way to celebrate (or mourn a loss) after a game than visiting some great bars within walking distance of these massive NFL stadiums?
Filled with hidden treasures waiting to be discovered, Seoul invites travelers to unearth its many gems, and Seoul Tourism Organization is here to help travelers do just that. Through thoughtfully created initiatives like the Theme Tourism County Competition, Seoul Tourism Organization works closely with local districts to identify and showcase what makes each district unique and charming in all seasons.
More and more travelers want to feel good about the hotel they stay in and the trips they take. They want to know their vacation isn’t harming the environment and local community they are visiting. These hotels go above and beyond when it comes to giving back to local communities, employees, the environment and more.