Holy Trinity Monastery in Meteora Greece

Greece is truly a one of a kind destination. Ancient ruins, beautiful beaches, secluded islands, vibrants cities…you can visit Greece countless times and always find something new to see. Some of my favorite sites in Greece are the ancient ruins of the Peloponnese and the monasteries of Meteora but there’s really something for everyone.

Mainland Greece: A 9 Day Itinerary

Mainland Greece: A 9 Day Itinerary

Greece has so much to see that a 9 day trip is just the tip of the iceberg. If it’s your first time in Greece, I think it’s nice to stick to the mainland and save the islands for later. Even so, you’ll barely cover all the sights in just 9 days. Here’s my recommendation… …
A Night in Monemvasia, Greece

A Night in Monemvasia, Greece

I’m still so surprised by how many different types of destinations Greece has to offer. You can explore islands, ancient ruins, remnants of the Byzantine empire, and monasteries suspended on cliffs. Monemvasia is not well known to people outside of Greece, but if you tell a Greek you’re headed there, they’ll likely say something along… …
What to See in Mystras, Greece

What to See in Mystras, Greece

After a week of touring the ruins of ancient and classical Greece, I was excited for a slight change of pace. Yes, Mystras is still technically ruins, but you can tell the well-preserved churches and buildings are from a completely different point in time. Located on the slopes of Taygetos Mountain, Mystras was a powerful… …
A Day Trip to Mycenae and Epidaurus

A Day Trip to Mycenae and Epidaurus

Greece is so packed with UNESCO World Heritage Sites that it’s no surprise that two of my favorites are located only 45 minutes apart. Mycenae is fascinating because it’s one of the oldest sites you can see in Greece. To quote Rick Steves, the Mycenaeans “were as ancient and mysterious to Socrates and Plato as… …
A Day Trip to Corinth, Greece

A Day Trip to Corinth, Greece

In Ancient Greece, Corinth was a wealthy, cosmopolitan city thanks to its location. It controlled land access to the Peloponnese, and as a result, controlled trade in both the east and the west. While modern Corinth is not quite the Corinth of its heyday, the ruins of Ancient Corinth and Acrocorinth are certainly worth a… …
A Visit to Nafplio, Greece

A Visit to Nafplio, Greece

When I told people that I was going to Greece, their first question was usually “Oh cool, where?” I’m sure they were expecting to hear Santorini or Mykonos because you could hear a sense of disappointment when I’d reply Nafplio. For some reason, Nafplio isn’t too popular among US travelers to Greece. It’s hard to… …
Athens Day Trip: Hydra, Poros, and Aegina

Athens Day Trip: Hydra, Poros, and Aegina

You don’t have to go far from Athens to experience Greece’s beautiful islands. In fact, it’s possible to visit the three nearby Saronic islands, Hydra, Poros, and Aegina, in one day. Here’s what you need to know about visiting Hydra, Poros, and Aegina as a day trip from Athens. Getting There We booked tickets for… …
A Visit to the Monasteries of Meteora, Greece

A Visit to the Monasteries of Meteora, Greece

When I was researching where to go in mainland Greece, I was immediately drawn to Meteora (pronounced ma-tay-or-a) and it’s beautiful mountaintop monasteries. I’d never seen a place like it except maybe the Eyrie on Game of Thrones, but I knew we had to add it to our itinerary. Here’s everything you need to about… …
Athens Day Trip: Delphi

Athens Day Trip: Delphi

Aside from the Acropolis in Athens, Delphi is one of the most visited archeological sites in Greece. It takes about 2-2.5 hours to drive to this UNESCO World Heritage Site from Athens, making it a great option for a day trip. Here’s everything you need to know about visiting Delphi from Athens. A Brief History… …
Athens in 2 Days

Athens in 2 Days

Growing up half Greek, I heard my fair share of all things Greece. My grandparents used to spend the summer there and my mom has been over a dozen times, yet somehow I never got the chance to go. When my mom was invited to a wedding in Nafplio, a coastal town in the Peloponnese,… …