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GREECE HISTORY TRAVEL

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Visit Knossos Palace and the Minotaur Labyrinth

Gods, Monsters, Heroes – what more could you want from a visit to the Palace of Knossos on Crete? Beneath this UNESCO world heritage…

The Oracle of Delphi: A Detailed Guide for Visitors

The Oracle of Delphi was one of the most important figures in ancient Greece and before you visit it really helps to understand why…

Secrets of Eleusis: Eleusinian Mysteries

The city of Eleusis (the Greek word for Eleusis is Elefsina), is an industrial port suburb of Athens but for centuries the Secrets of Eleusis…

Ancient Corinth and Acrocorinth: How and Why to Visit

Are you wondering if the ruins of Ancient Corinth and Acrocorinth are worth visiting? Can you visit Ancient Corinth as a day trip? Can…

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

Visiting the Acropolis and its highlights such as the remains of the Parthenon, the Temple of Athena Nike, the Propylaia, the Erechtheion, and the…

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 perhaps you’re not sure why you…

Boxing girls fresco Akrotiri, Santorini

Why You Must See Ancient Akrotiri Santorini

Santorini’s best-kept secret is Ancient Akrotiri, a buried city that is one of the most important archaeological sites in Greece. Here’s the where, why,…

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2 week Crete road trip for history and beach lovers

Crete has it all: beautiful beaches, Minoan ruins, myths of Minotaurs and labyrinths at the Palace of Knossos, Zeus’ birthplace, Venetian harbors, palm tree…

ITALY HISTORY TRAVEL

Tuscany between Siena and Florence, Italy

The 5 big reasons to visit Italy

“I find other countries have this or this, but Italy is the only one that has it all for me. The culture, the cuisine, the…

Ampitheatre of Pompeii, Italy

Visit the Amazing Amphitheatre of Pompeii

There are many exciting sites that vie for your intention and time at ancient Pompeii, but the Ampitheatre of Pompeii is a remarkable structure…

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Ultimate Itinerary for 4 Days in Rome

This ultimate itinerary for 4 days in Rome covers all the major sites, sounds, and tastes of the Eternal City. You could live your…

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Visit the Pantheon Rome: Everything you Need to Know

The Pantheon Rome is one of the world’s most iconic buildings and in this article, you’ll learn everything you need to know about how,…

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What are the Colosseum Hours of Operation?

Are you wondering what the Colosseum hours of operation are and if they change during the year? the timetable varies considerably during the year…

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Pompeii vs Herculaneum: Pros, Cons, How to Visit

In this guide to the great archaeological sites, we consider the big question of Pompeii vs Herculaneum. If you are trying to make the…

Vernazza Italy: the Colorful UNESCO Masterpiece of Cinque Terre

Vernazza Italy is the picturesque second village of the five Cinque Terre villages and stands out as the jewel of these stunning villages.  One…

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Forum at Pompeii: Don’t miss these 6 sites!

The Forum at Pompeii was at the core of Pompeii’s political and religious power and it is an absolute must-see on your visit to…

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Colosseum at Night: pros & cons of best 3 tours with an unbeatable atmosphere

Why should you visit the Colosseum at night and how do you choose the best one? Here are the best tours, tickets, and reasons…

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Conquer Rome in a day – Guide to 24 incredible hours in Rome

How is it possible to see all the main sites of Rome in a day without rushing around madly and ending up exhausted? If…

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Vatican Museum Opening Hours + tickets [2024]

Vatican Museum opening hours, closures, and last entry times can be confusing! Displaying more than 20,000 works of art and including the Sistine Chapel,…

Scaliger Castle, Sirmione, Italy

Most Beautiful Castle on Lake Garda? Here’s the best 13 to choose from

Castles are always places that dominate the surrounding landscape. Whether they are built on the tops of mountains or hills or are on the…

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Dress code in the Vatican

A handy guide to the dress code in the Vatican that explains why there’s a dress code for the Vatican, when and where it’s…

45 Best Landmarks in Italy to Visit in 2024

Italy is a destination rich in blockbuster attractions, unforgettable monuments, soaring cathedrals, burial tombs, mosaics and frescoes, and the ruins of past civilizations – all with…

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Herculaneum Ruins: How and Why to Visit in 2024

When most people think about touring Italy, visiting the ruins of Pompeii often comes to mind—but many have never heard of the ancient city…

Visiting Pompeii and Mount Vesuvius: tickets, travel tips, tours, highlights [2024]

Easily accessed from Sorrento, Naples, and Rome, Pompeii is an enormous preserved snapshot of ancient history. The remains of this ancient city have been…

CROATIA HISTORY TRAVEL

Best Dubrovnik Museums

Dubrovnik has some truly unique museums – dedicated to its authoritarian past, its civil war, to Love, its maritime history, and much more! Here…

Stari Grad Croatia

A must-visit when in Croatia, Stari Grad is one of those picturesque towns you see in photographs of old Europe. Its narrow lanes and…

Red History Museum Dubrovnik

Red History Museum Dubrovnik: Self-Guided Tour

The Red History Museum is a unique interactive experience and is fast becoming a global sensation- here’s a self-guided tour that explains everything you…

Dubrovnik Old Town

Known as the “Pearl of the Adriatic” Dubrovnik is one of the world’s finest and best-preserved medieval cities. With its pristine location in Croatia…

HUNGARY HISTORY TRAVEL

Fuzer, Hungary - Aerial view of the beautiful Castle of Fuzer

Top 28 Historic Castles in Hungary [2024]

Wondering about which historic castles in Hungary are the “must-see” castles? Hungary is an old country in the heart of central Europe, with 103…

Hungary Sopron Travel Guide 2024: Everything you need to know

The city of Sopron is located in the most western part of Hungary on an isthmus of land that pokes into Austria, near Lake…

CYPRUS HISTORY TRAVEL

North Nicosia, Cyprus

Larnaca to Nicosia – how to get there and what not to miss

Nicosia and Larnaca are the two closest cities in Cyprus and traveling from Larnaca to Nicosia is simple but there is a lot to…

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Cyprus In December: Adventure, Luxury, History & Culture

Visiting Cyprus for a holiday during an early winter month and particularly December may sound a bit off-season for most tourists but in reality,…

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Limassol to Nicosia Day Trip

Limassol to Nicosia (Lefkosia) is a simple and convenient daytrip with interesting scenery from the southern coast to the Cypriot interior and here you’ll…

UNITED KINGDOM HISTORY TRAVEL

10 Best Northern Ireland Landmarks for History and Culture

More than just wild scenic beauty, Northern Ireland has a rich cultural history that is apparent once you visit the most important northern Ireland…

Self-guided day trip to Down Cathedral and Saint Patrick’s Grave

It’s just not possible to read about the history and culture of Ireland and Northern Ireland without invoking the ghost of Saint Patrick and…

Isle of Lewis: Mystery and History

From its neolithic ritual stone circles to its Norse mill and kiln, Brochs, Blackhouses, Harris Tweed, and Highland Coos, this is an island chock…

Amazing Standing Stones of Callanish

Everything you need to visit the Standing Stones of Callanish on the Isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides, Scotland. Read about the best…

12 Best Cultural and Historical Places in England to Visit

When you travel and write full-time for a living, you get to know the parts of the world that have the most intriguing cultural…

Best Hadrian’s Wall Walks, Tours and Accommodation

Discover the best-preserved parts of Hadrian’s Wall, the best Hadrian’s Wall walks, tours, accommodation, camping, cycling, history, and more in this comprehensive guide to…

Best Scotland Landmarks for History and Culture

Whilst the scenery is spectacular and the cities intriguing, it can be hard to know what you simply must-see if your time in Scotland…

FRANCE HISTORY TRAVEL

Chateau Amboise: Death and Intrigue in the Loire Valley

There are so many beautiful castles to visit in the Loire Valley but some have more presence, more history, and more well, intrigue than…

Strasbourg Cathedral: A Gothic Masterpiece

Cathedral Notre-Dame de Strasbourg is located in the Alsace region of France. Its full name is the Cathedral of our Lady of Strasbourg de Notre…

The Ultimate Parisian Landmark list: best 45 to visit in 2024

How do you choose what to see in less than a week in the City of Light? Here is everything you need to know…

61 Incredible France Landmarks to Visit in 2024

France is an astonishingly diverse country. The largest country in Western Europe, it has long seafronts, alps, canyons and rivers, and vineyards and lavender…

Castle Chenonceau: Loire Chateau of Powerful Women

The Château de Chenonceau is the most important and most visited of the French castles, second only to the Palace of Versailles. The château…

CZECH REPUBLIC HISTORY TRAVEL

Prague libraries: most beautiful in the world?

The Strahov Library, with its Theological and Philosophical Halls, and the Clementinum (Klementinum) Baroque library are arguably the most beautiful libraries in the world…

10 Best Prague Museums

Prague has many world-class museums, but it can be hard to know which are the best Prague museums to see if your time is…