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The ancient history and archaeology of Thessaloniki in Greece is an interesting one. The recent Thessaloniki news about the discovery of an ancient Roman road while digging for a new subway system in the heart of the city is not entirely a surprise. The most recent archaeological discovery reveals that the Roman road is about 1,800 years old, and that there was another ancient Greek road below that, believed to have been built at least another 500 years earlier.
Think you know the history of humankind? You most often hear about massive discoveries from archaeological digs on land, but what about the discoveries of ancient underwater cities?
This article lists the most colourful cities and neighbourhoods in the world, why their buildings are painted so colourfully, and the history behind them.
When you visit Cappadocia, there are so many historical attractions that are on offer that it can be overwhelming to decide how to take it all in. Part 3 in a three part series about Cappadocia's history and attractions explains all the major points on a traveller's itinerary.
Copenhagen is slowly gaining recognition as a must see European destination. As the capital of the happiest country on earth it boasts a relatively pollution-free environment, delectable cuisine, a rich history and friendly locals. There's plenty to see and do for travelers of all kinds.
While most people associate Athens with the Acropolis, there's a lot more to this city than that. It combines ancient history with modern development and doesn't lose its charm in the process. Here are my favorite things to do in Athens, Greece.
Cappadocia's history is long and storied. For centuries, it was an important hub of Christianity in eastern Europe, however, when the Seljuk Turks invaded, it was the start of the rise of Islam. This is part 2 in a three part series of the history of Cappadocia and its attractions.
When you want a break from the bright lights, make a plan for some fun in the sun with any of these day trips from Las Vegas by car, bus or helicopter. There is plenty to choose from for both the young and the old, whether it is a spectacular scenery or mesmerizing history.
Have you ever visited a place with great natural beauty and wondered what it would look like from above? Getting a 360 degree view from the top of a tower or a ride in a helicopter is great, but nothing compares to the wonderful feeling you get from a ride in a hot air balloon.
If there’s one region in Eastern Europe that is brimming with a rich history and an enchanting landscape, it is Cappadocia, Turkey. Most Turkish tours include this region in the itinerary and Cappadocia tours feature underground cities, churches and fairy chimneys whose history goes back to prehistoric times. Visitors to the Cappadocia caves are always enthralled by the mysteries of past civilizations that made their homes here.
With a culinary history that dates back 4000 years, Greece's cuisine has to be one of the most varied and delicious in the world. It is also touted by health experts to be among the healthiest, so there's no need to hold back when sampling all the lip smacking offerings that the country has to offer.
Dark skies refer to large patches of sky that are relatively free of light pollution, making them perfect for any stargazer. While anyone can get away to a neighborhood park far from street lighting to see starry skies, the view won’t be as good as at a remote area devoid of artificial lighting. That’s because the sky over the park will still have sky glow from surrounding city lights. You’ll be able to see maybe 100 stars at the most at the park, but there are a few places in the world that have such pure and natural dark skies, that you can see over 1000 stars and even the Milky Way and other galaxies.
Some of my most memorable meals have been ones where I sampled a range of flavors and ingredients that took me on journeys through famous culinary destinations. The chefs were masters at creating appetizers for a crowd, and even the pickiest diners could find enough to keep their tummies happy. Call me a glutton, but why settle for one big dish when you can try several small plates of food?
This article explores ways to create fake miniature photos that replicate tilt shift photography using software.
Whether you're an independent traveler or interested in an island hopping package tour, first knowing how to plan a Greek island vacation is important to reduce the stress that of having multiple connections and hotel stays. Know when to go and how to travel to make best use of your time there.
Choosing the best Greek Islands to visit for a vacation can be quite confusing if you don't know your Mykonos from your Paros. The islands are quite diverse in landscape, architecture, cuisine and culture, so this guide selects a few that are popular and cover the entire spectrum.
Think of elegant desserts and what comes to mind? For many that may be a chic French bistro or sidewalk cafe serving up plates of macarons, crepes, chocolate mousse or fruit tarts. French desserts have a long and storied history, but these seven popular French confections have stood the test of time and can be easily whipped up at home.