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Maria Aivalioti

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Posts by Maria Aivalioti

Searching for Homer in Chios island

Looking for a paradise in the north Aegean Sea rich in history and full of traditions? Then Chios is the right place for you. Located in the northern Aegean Sea, the island is famous for the exclusive production of mastic for the medieval villages and for being home to Homer, the legendary author of the […]

Visit Rethymno: 6 Places that Unravel the City’s History

One of the most picturesque cities on the island of Crete, Rethymno offers plenty of opportunities for day and night. Before you leave the city to head to the island’s dreamy beaches, take a stroll at these 6 places that bear witness to Rethymno’s past. The scenic old port The port has always been a […]

A brief history of the Alhambra Palace

“I do not know what to call this land upon which I stand. If what is beneath my feet is paradise, then what is the Alhambra? Heaven?” wrote the Golden Age Spanish novelist Lope de Vega when he first visited Alhambra Palace. Take a look at Alhambra’s brief history and check out our audio preview […]

7 facts to know about the Cologne Cathedral

Imposingly standing in Cologne, the most populous city of the North-Rhine Westphalia region and the fourth largest city in Germany, the Cathedral is Cologne’s most visited site. Its story, driven by human ambition, starts in 1248. An architectural masterpiece that is said to have caused the devil’s jealousy, the Cologne Cathedral houses remarkable artworks and […]

Visit Knossos: Facts and Tips to know ahead

Crete is famous for its beaches (yes, as I am writing these words, I am dreaming of being in a sandy Cretan beach under a palm tree looking at the sea and reading my book), for its food and delicacies (I’ll come back to this at another blog post), for locals’ hospitality and last but […]

The Ancient Agora of Athens: All you need to know

As you stroll around Athens, you’ll easily realize that there is so much to see and admire. And what you should definitely not miss is a visit to the Ancient Agora of Athens, the center of the antique city and the birthplace of Democracy. Located in a vivid and picturesque neighborhood, full of restaurants, cafés […]