While Athens may be famous for its historic scene, there are plenty of other, more modern sites to discover. From colourful flea markets in the Thissio neighbourhood to a green getaway with panoramic views over Athens from Lycabettus mountain. Follow US-based traveller Saul Schwartz, as he discovers modern Athens and shows us where to go to discover all the capital of Greece has to offer.
The Acropolis of Athens and its monuments are universal symbols of the classical spirit and civilization and form the greatest architectural and artistic complex handed down by Greek Antiquity to the world. Built back in the 5th century BC, these iconic structures are the birthplace of democracy and Western civilization. Follow US-based traveller Saul Schwartz as he discovers ancient Athens and shows us where best to feel the presence of history.
The Palace of Knossos is THE top site to see on Crete and its most visited tourist attraction. This was our chance to view the remains of a Bronze Age people from about 4.000 years ago. These people had an astonishingly high level of civilization and ruled large parts of the Aegean from the capital in Knossos. It is one of the most important archaeological sites in the Mediterranean.
Check out Knossos on a one day Roadtrip from Chania!
Crete may be quintessential Greek, but you only have to dig down a little to discover its many foreign influences through the centuries. This makes the island the perfect getaway for any traveller seeking to understand the history and cultures of Europe, while enjoying warm weather and beautiful nature.
Chania is a great base for exploring this multifaceted island.