Whenever you visit Kos, remember to spend some time at the Roman Odeon of Kos since this is a living piece of history that captures the ancient splendor of the Romans and Greeks. It is a must-visit site for anyone interested in art and history, and its impressive structures and artifacts provide a glimpse into the past. The odeon is well-preserved, making it an excellent destination for those who want to explore and appreciate the wonders of ancient history.
Athens is full of surprises, from neighborhoods steeped in history to charming alleyways, beautiful squares, fantastic monuments, and forgotten ancient ruins. One such gem is the district of Anafiotika, located on the northeast side of the Acropolis hill, under the shadow of one of Athens’ most famous landmarks. Anafiotika brings a breath of the Aegean to the heart of Athens.
Athens is so unique that we cannot imagine any other city where you can find an ancient roman tomb inside a Zara store. We expected to stumble upon ruins in Athens since it’s a quintessential historical city. But not in a clothing store.
The Panathenaic Stadium is a must see tourist destination in Athens and a unique architectural destination since it’s the only stadium in the world built entirely out of marble. But what makes this place stand out from everything that we saw in Greece is that this place is where the first modern Olympics Games were hosted back in 1896.
Agios Nikolaos in Megalochori is a small chapel located on the island of Santorini. But this small church isn’t like any other church, and it was built in the rocky cliffs that overlook the crater and the Aegean sea below. Its bell tower has the traditional triptych of bells that can be found all around the Greek islands, but this feels more unique due to its location.
Delos is a small strip of land near Mykonos, but don’t let its small size fool you since this island is one of Greece’s most important archaeological, historical and mythological sites. The entire island is an excavation site, one of the largest ones in the Mediterranean, and it’s a fantastic experience to walk among the ruins and see how the ancient Greeks used to live.
The windmills of Mykonos are one of the most iconic features of this beautiful island in the Aegean sea. From almost anywhere in the village of Mykonos, you can spot the windmills, and it’s one of the first things you saw when you arrived in the island harbour. And they look gorgeous, painted all white against the blue sky.
Along a windy road between the port city of Skala and the monastery in Chora is where you are going to find the sacred Cave of the Apocalypse, where according to the Christian tradition, St John had the visions that became the Book of Revelation.
Next to the ancient Agora of Kos, opposite the fortress of Neratzia, is where you will find one of the oldest trees in Kos: the plane tree of Hippocrates. This historical tree is visited by thousands of people every year due to a story that became a legend.
If you are looking for a yacht-style experience in a small ship with excellent food and service, we think we have the thing for you. Running on Waves took us on a week-long tour of the Greek island under the Aegean Cruise banner, and we couldn’t be happier about it.