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Welcome to Trip Anthropologist

Trip Anthropologist is a travel resource site where curious and history-mad travelers can be inspired, & plan & book their next trip. Discover the hidden histories of the world’s most exciting locations through country & city guides, itineraries, archaeological sites, & historic towns, castles, and museums.

monique skidmore, founder of Trip Anthropologist seated outside a paris cafe

Hi! My name is Monique and I’m a cultural anthropologist & avid traveler. I wanted to create a site for thoughtful & curious travelers who want to be more than just tourists. Join me as I journey around the Mediterranean & Europe, hunting down ancient citadels & monuments. I’m looking for the remains of incredible cultures & histories, of epic journeys, empires, pirate raids, heroic deeds, & capricious gods. Along the way, I find local foods, breathtaking beaches, & unforgettable hikes.

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GREECE

This achingly beautiful country is the birthplace of democracy and the perfect destination for sun and history-loving hedonists! 226 idyllic inhabited islands and lots of deserted ones for you to explore. Greece has warm aqua waters, beaches of every color, a laid-back lifestyle, and 18 UNESCO sites like the Palace of Knossos and its Minotaur’s labyrinth that bring alive the mythology of the Greek gods.

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The 25 Best Hotels in Santorini with Private Pool

The 25 Best Hotels in Santorini with Private Pool

Private outdoor heated plunge pools, jacuzzis & Cyclades luxe: the best 25 Santorini hotels with private pools in 5 Santorini villages
ATV Rental Milos – everything you need to know [2023]

ATV Rental Milos – everything you need to know [2023]

Milos has a lot of beautiful places to explore, but sometimes these magical spots are off-road and only approachable by boat or ATV. This makes having an ATV very helpful for an adventurous Milos vacation. Here’s a comparison of the costs, companies, and places to go when you have an ATV rental on Milos Island, as well as all the FAQ about ATV rentals in Greece
The complete guide to the best things to do in Santorini [2023]

The complete guide to the best things to do in Santorini [2023]

The very best things to do in Santorini include experiencing a sunset catamaran cruise, boat tours to…

Paros or Naxos – complete guide on how to choose between them

Paros or Naxos – complete guide on how to choose between them

Not quite sure which of the Greek islands of Paros and Naxos to choose for your next…

Visit Knossos Palace & the Minotaur Labyrinth

Visit Knossos Palace & the Minotaur Labyrinth

How & why to visit Knossos Palace, Crete. Beneath the UNESCO site is the fabled labyrinth of the Minotaur, a major element in Greek mythology.
Best Ancient Ruins in Greece: Greece ruins to visit in 2023

Best Ancient Ruins in Greece: Greece ruins to visit in 2023

Comprehensive guide to the best 25 Ancient Ruins in Greece. Discover the most impressive archaeological sites of the ancient Greek world.
Sailing Around Santorini: The Best Santorini Boat Tours

Sailing Around Santorini: The Best Santorini Boat Tours

Learn all about sailing around Santorini: The best Santorini boat tour itineraries, what’s included, and what kinds of experiences are available!
Everything You Need to Know About Visiting the Acropolis: Acropolis Entrance Fees, Hours and Tours

Everything You Need to Know About Visiting the Acropolis: Acropolis Entrance Fees, Hours and Tours

Tour Guide & travel tips for Visiting the Acropolis, Athens: Acropolis Entrance Fees, Hours and Tours. How to get to the Acropolis, Greece.

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Visiting the Ancient Stadium at Olympia, Greece

Visiting the Ancient Stadium at Olympia, Greece

You’ve heard of the world-famous Ancient stadium at Olympia and the Olympic games that were held there, but you’re not sure why you should go … Read more
The 25 Best Hotels in Santorini with Private Pool

The 25 Best Hotels in Santorini with Private Pool

The most sought-after Santorini holiday experience includes access to unforgettable views of the caldera, the volcano, and the sapphire Aegean Sea, luxurious services and amenities, … Read more
Why You Must See Ancient Akrotiri Santorini

Why You Must See Ancient Akrotiri Santorini

Santorini’s best-kept secret is Ancient Akrotiri, Greece’s Pompeii, a buried city that is one of the most important archaeological sites in Greece. Here’s the where, … Read more
12 best Genoa beaches and beachside accommodation

12 best Genoa beaches and beachside accommodation

The Genoa beaches of Liguria and the Italian Riviera are deservedly some of the most sought-after travel destinations in Italy. The port city of Genoa … Read more
How to Visit Klima, Milos + best things to do in 2023

How to Visit Klima, Milos + best things to do in 2023

A real contender for “the most colourful village” among all of the colorful fishing villages in the Greek islands is Klima, Milos. Little Klima village … Read more
Best 11 All-Inclusive Santorini Hotels + Resorts in 2023

Best 11 All-Inclusive Santorini Hotels + Resorts in 2023

Many holidaymakers love to opt for all-inclusive resorts when they travel and although “inclusive resorts” or “inclusive hotels” mean different things in different countries, it … Read more