Landmarks

Landmarks In Greece
‘Chrysa’ Art Gallery
Macedonia & Thrace / Pieria & Mount Olympus

Since 1990 the by now well-reputed art gallery hosts solo and group exhibitions by well known and talented local artists.

Achilleion (south of Corfu Town)
Ionian Islands / Corfu (Kerkyra)

Empress Sissy of Austria built this stunning 19th Century palace as a safe haven after the death of her son. An avid scholar of Greek history and mythology, Sissy commissioned numerous works of art based on Greek mythology and civilization, including statues, murals and paintings for Achilleion.

Acropolis of Its Kale
Epirus / Ioannina

The Acropolis of Its Kale makes up a large section of the castle and within it lay the Fetiye Mosque, the graves of Ali Pasha and his family as well as several former residences within the castle. The remains of the buildings which housed the castle guards and army advisors still exist here.

Afetes Church & Bridges
Thessaly & Sporades / Magnesia (Pelion)

A little village with some 400 residents, Afetes has a great view of the Pegasitic Gulf. Noteworthy are the central square with the church of Agios Ioannis Prodromos (St. John the Forerunner) built by Demos Zoupaniotis from Epirus, known for its stonemasons. Note the mansions and arched bridges of the area too.

Aghia Marina Tower
Cyclades / Kea (Tzia)

There are attempts to restore a rare but relatively unknown ancient monument on the island known as the Aghia Marina tower. The tower lies 6.5 km southwest of the main village, Ioulis, a rare 4th century BC structure which has fallen into neglect and disrepair following a major collapse five years ago. The original square edifice, made of rock and marble, was 10 meters long on each side and 20 meters in height, with four levels and an interior staircase. It may have been part of a larger defensive complex. The tower stands next to the medieval monastery and church of Aghia Marina, strangely deserted since 1837.

Aghios Markos Church
Crete / Herakleion

Unsprisingly, given the name, this church was built by the Venetians in reverence towards their city’s patron saint, Mark. One of many churches adopted by the Ottomans for use as a mosque, addeding a minaret. It can be found on Venizelos square in the city.

Amir Ali Springs (Karavas village)
Ionian Islands / Kythera

Local legend has it that a Kytherean decided to rebel against the Ottoman law that required Greek men to hand over their wives the local Ottoman leader on their wedding night. Disguised in women’s clothing, the Kytherean man pretended to be his wife and went to the Ottoman ruler Amir Ali in order to spare his wife. Amir Ali beheaded him by the springs which, despite this gruesome history, are immensely beautiful and refreshing.

Anavros Park
Thessaly & Sporades / Magnesia (Pelion)

Anavros Park offers a wonderful walk by the sea featuring an aquarium and many sculptures done by well-known Greek and foreign artists. It emerged from the 1st international Sculpture Meeting in 1988. The nearby stream of Anavros was mentioned in Homer’s epic.

Ancient cypress tree in Prassia
Central Greece / Evrytania

No one knows exactly how old this tree is, towering over the village of Prassia, but it has a diameter of 7 meters and is 35 meters tall. It is designated as a protected natural monument.

Ancient Quarry of Vria
Macedonia & Thrace / Pieria & Mount Olympus

At a challenging road at a distance of 11km from the center of the Vria settlement you will find the ancient quarry, where giant carved marble slabs and columns are scattered in a beech forest. It remains a mystery how these vast, cumbersome pieces were transported to the port from this location.

Andreas Laskaratos Statue (Lixouri town)
Ionian Islands / Kefalonia

Erected in honor of a native Kefallonian who is also one of Greece’s most important poets, the statue faces Lixouri with its back turned to neighboring Argostoli. This very particular stance reflects the centuries’ old feud between the two towns.

Anthiro bridge
Thessaly & Sporades / Karditsa (Lake Plastira)

Spanning 35 meters in length, the bow bridge of Agrosia was built in line with traditional architecture and is worth a visit.

Apoikia
Cyclades / Andros

Located north of Hora, this green settlement is famous for its waters and its source Sariza. Its water is supposed to have diuretic properties and is recommended for kidney and stomach diseases.

Architecture and watermill of Ellinopirgos
Thessaly & Sporades / Karditsa (Lake Plastira)

Ellinopirgos (Ithomi region) is marked as a site for cultural preservation and retains many examples of traditional architecture. Favourites of visitors are the stone balcony of Agios Eleftherios and the watermill of Hantzi, both built in the last century. Near the watermill, an unexplored cave is found called Hole of Lolo.

Argalasti bridges, church & mansions
Thessaly & Sporades / Magnesia (Pelion)

This village boasts haunting neoclassical mansions, as well as the church of the apostles Peter and Paul. It has a great marble belfry, two Russian bells and a Swiss clock, similar to another in Smyrna. The region’s bridges are also impressive, in the past accessed by stone paths (Kalderimia).

Arkadi monastery
Crete / Rethymnon

In 1866 the monastery of Arkadi was self-detonated by Greeks surrounded by Turkish soldiers. This became a cause celebre across Europe, and brought Crete’s plight under Ottoman occupation to the attention of many for the first time, thanks to widespread newspaper reports.

Bardouniotes, Mavromihalis and Kapetanakis Towers
Peloponnese / Laconia

At Vasilakio in the municipality of Krokees, there are remains of the towers of the Bardouniotes Turks dating from Ottoman rule. Mavromihalis Tower and Kapetanakis Tower in Areopolis are other landmarks of interest which have been restored. The Mavromihalis Tower is now a four-star hotel.

Bath House of the Winds, Plaka
Athens & Nearby Islands / Athens City

Today known as Palea Loutra or Old Baths located on 8 Kyristou Street, the baths were mentiond in 1667 by Turkish traveler Evlia Celebi. There is an interesting multi-domed bath complex on the rear end.

Baths of Vezir Tzami
Central Greece / Aitolo-Akarnania

The Huseyin Pasha Turkish bath, built around 1702, lies right next to the site of the Vezir Tzami mosque, which does not exist anymore. The neighbourhood, however, is still called Vezir Tzami.

Bembo Fountain and Ottoman pumping house
Crete / Herakleion

On Plateia Kornarou (Kornaros Square) a Venetian fountain can be found the Bembo Fountain which predates the Morosini fountain by some 40 years. Built by Zuanne Bembo in 1588 (though some sources have it as being built 66 years earlier than this). It is adorned with columns, Venetian coats-of-arms and a statue of a figure, lacking a head and feet, which dates back to Roman times, and was brought here from Ierapetra on the south coast. The whole is surrounded by columns and a plinth, and by where the statue’s feet would be, a tap in the shape of a lion’s head. There’s an Ottoman hexagonal “pumping house” adjacent, which is now a coffee shop.

Beth Shalom Synagogue
Athens & Nearby Islands / Athens City

Beth Shalom is the city’s main synagogue built in 1930’s by the Sephardic community of Athens. It is a neoclassical marble structure with stained glass windows. Like in all Greek synagogues, women sit upstairs on the balcony.

Bezesteni Archaeological Museum, Serres
Macedonia & Thrace / Serres

In operation since 1970 in the old 15-century six-domed Turkish textile market, the museum has finds from the Neolithic, Bronze, Hellenistic and Roman eras and Byzantium. One of only two remaining Ottoman-era “bezesteni” (textile) markets in Greece.

Botanical Gardens of Neochori
Thessaly & Sporades / Karditsa (Lake Plastira)

Neochori is a village spread on the hill slopes above Lake Plastira. It is 37 kilometres from Karditsa at an altitude of 900-1050 metres. The Botanical Gardens and tree nursery of Neochori are open on a daily basis and unveil ecosystem of the region. Enjoy linden trees, firs, water plants, herbs and ornamental plants.

Boulevard of Palms (Kos town)
Dodecanese / Kos

This beautiful stone bridge lined by centuries’ old palm trees crosses what used to be a moat as it links the town to the Castle of the Knights of the Order of St. John.

Bridge and watermills at Porti
Thessaly & Sporades / Karditsa (Lake Plastira)

The village of Porti, six kilometres northwest of Mouzaki and 33 km from Karditsa, lies on an altitude of 650 metres. The village includes two watermills and an arched bridge over the river.

Bridge of Katafili, Ardanovo River
Thessaly & Sporades / Karditsa (Lake Plastira)

The Bridge of Katafili on the Ardanovo River was built in 1910 by an Italian engineer employing the locally renowned stonemasons from the Tzoumerka Mountains. The bridge has five arches (with a large central one) and spans a length of 50 meters, built from select local stone.

Bridges and heroes’ mansions at Petroto
Thessaly & Sporades / Karditsa (Lake Plastira)

The village district of Petroto (meaning ‘rock strewn’) at 650 meters is 54 from Mouzaki, and 12 kilometres from Anthiro and Kali Komi. There are three stone bridges. The arched stone bridge at the Poupi locality dates from the 13th-14th centuries. The Bridge of Korakou (Bridge of the Crow) is the largest single arched bridge in Greece, built in 1514-1515 by the then Bishop of Larissa, Saint Vissarionas, with the help of patrons from all the Balkans. The bridge was blown up by the andartes during the Greek civil war. The third is Koutsokamara, an arched bridge in the Sikias area. In addition the residences of two of the area’s greatest heroes of the War of Independence have been kept up for visitors: these are the mansions of Karathanassi in Petroto, and of Tsiouma in Agios Dimitrios.

Bridges and houses of Vlassi
Thessaly & Sporades / Karditsa (Lake Plastira)

Vlassi in the municipality of Athamanon at an altitude of 1100 meters features impressive stone houses, four arched stone bridges and great views. The nearest to the village is called the Mezilo Bridge, located on the Tirologos area right before the village. The bridge is in good condition, and dates from around 1600.

Bridges and watermill of Agios Giorgos
Thessaly & Sporades / Karditsa (Lake Plastira)

Agios Giorgos within the municipality of Mitropolis lies 12 kilometers from Karditsa at an altitude of 330 meters. The village has been declared a protected historic site by the Greek government. There are two bridges within the village, and 1.5 km to the north a watermill has been preserved in private ownership.

Bridges at Ano and Kato Ktimeni (Dranista)
Thessaly & Sporades / Karditsa (Lake Plastira)

Ano and Kato Ktimeni are jointly administered villages within the municipality of Tamassi. Its landmarks include the stone-built single arch bridge on the Draniotiko River, north-west of Kato Ktimeni and the double-arched bridge of Loutra.

Brooke Square
Evia / Skyros

This airy square is dedicated to the English poet Rupert Brooke who was a philhellene. In 1915 as he was aboard a ship and on his deathbed, he expressed his wish to be buried on Skyros. His grave lies in Treis Boukies.

Bust and house of Lord Byron (Metaxata village)
Ionian Islands / Kefalonia

Lord Byron arrived in Kefallonia to further the Greek cause, and stayed in a house in the village. He lived here for a few months before departing to fight alongside the Greeks.

Byron House
Central Greece / Aitolo-Akarnania

Belonging to the Kapsali family, the mansion is home to the Messolonghi Byron Society dedicated to Lord Byron’s life and poetry.The celebrated English poet and Philhellene Lord Byron came to the city to support the Greek revolutionary cause and died in Mesolongi in 1824.

Byzantine bath of Valanio
Peloponnese / Ilia

There are ruins of a byzantine bath located in Fragoklisia, beside the banks of a small stream. The remains are hauntingly strange, today overgrown with foliage.

Byzantine spring of Agios Prokopios
Thessaly & Sporades / Karditsa (Lake Plastira)

In Moschato, within the Plastiras municipality, one of the landmarks of interest is the stone-enhanced spring of Agios Prokopios, said to date from the end of the Byzantine era but rebuilt in 1905.

Castle houses of Pasha Kalou
Epirus / Ioannina

The former residences of Pasha Kalou can be found along the northern side of the castle. This is where the Aslan dynasty lived out over a century of drama before ceding power to Ali Pasha’s family. The views over the lake and island are most impressive here.

Castle kitchens
Epirus / Ioannina

Next to the Mosque of Aslan Pasha are the remains of the castle’s kitchens, where Ali Pasha’s decadent meals were once prepared. They were built towards the end of the 18th century and today a small cafe operates from this space.

Ceramic Arts Center
Macedonia & Thrace / Pieria & Mount Olympus

Set up by Ioannis Stagidis, the ceramic arts center chiefly creates pottery in the Minoan style, even using a kiln whose design is based on the Minoan model.

Chrysanthopoulos Mansion
Evia / Central Evia

Within the picturesque village of Pyrgos outside of Kymi, the former mansion of Greek painter Sotiris Chrysanthopoulos has been converted into a gallery of his works and an opportunity to see what his life was like.

Church of Agioi Anargiroi
Epirus / Ioannina

The remains of the only church that operated within the castle walls during Ottoman rule lie behind the vault of Ali Pasha.

Clock Tower
Epirus / Ioannina

At the central gate of the castle you’ll find the impressive clock tower built by local architect Pericles Melirritos during the rule of Osman Pasha from 1897 – 1905. It was constructed to celebrate the anniversary of rule under the Sultan Abdoul Hamit Han and contains inscriptions from the Koran.

Clock Tower in Medieval Frourio, Trikala Town
Thessaly & Sporades / Trikala (Meteora, Pertouli)

The town’s famous Clock Tower was rebuilt in 1936, but the old-world features that make it a favorite landmark among both locals and visitors will make you a fan. It stands proud in the middle of old and new buildings, and is one of the defining parts of Trikala.

Clock tower of Livadia
Central Greece / Viotia

Although the tower was built during the Frankish era, the clock was donated by Lord Elgin in 1803 in exchange for being able to undertake archaeological excavations in the vicinity to find the mysterious oracle of Trofonios.

Clock Tower of Preveza
Epirus / Preveza & Parga

This impressive example of Venetian architecture was built in 1752 and has served as the city’s emblem ever since. Today its height dominates the city centre, as the life of the city circulates around it.

Commonwealth War Cemetery
Athens & Nearby Islands / Athens City

On the Alimos coastal road, i.e. Poseidonos Avenue, the 2,028 Commonwealth servicemen during the WWII who perished in the area are buried or commemorated here. Some fell in the Crimean War, others in Crete or Yugoslavia, etc. Very peaceful, thought-provoking and green.

Dark past of Distomo
Central Greece / Viotia

In Karakolithos outside the town of Distomo lies a monument alluding to sombre times, where 134 citizens where executed in April 1944 by the Nazis for their resistance to occupation.

De Bosset Bridge (Koutavos Lagoon, Argostoli town)
Ionian Islands / Kefalonia

Built in 1813, this beautiful stone bridge crosses the sea-water to connect Argostoli with the shore opposite the lagoon. This 900 meter bridge was designed by a Swiss engineer and is known for its interesting arches.

Defterdar Mosque (Eleftherias Square)
Dodecanese / Kos

Built in the late 1700s by a high-ranking official of the Ottoman Empire, its most striking feature is a beautiful dome at the center of the structure.

Dolo Bridge
Epirus / Ioannina

Along the road from Dolo to Pogoniani, trekkers will encounter this simple, single-arched bridge which crosses the Kouvaras ravine.

Doxapatri Tower, Skiada
Peloponnese / Achaia

In Skiada the ancient Tower of a Byzantine general, Doxapatri, has escaped destruction, whereas further south lie the scanty ruins of the castle of Paleologos.

Drosini Tower
Evia / Northern Evia

The charming village of Gouvies just 15 klm. Northeast of Istiaia is home to what is today referred to as the Drosini Tower.

Elgin Shipwreck (Avlemona village)
Ionian Islands / Kythera

The Mentor sank in 1802 off Avlemona harbor as it transported the Parthenon Marbles on behalf of Lord Elgin. Locals recovered a number of items belonging to the crew, including a clock that stopped at the exact time of the sinking.

Elias Katsis Mansion in Thrampsimi
Thessaly & Sporades / Karditsa (Lake Plastira)

Thrapsimi in the municipality of Menelaides is 31 km from both Karditsa and Sofades at an altitude of 650 metres. It features the preserved house of the priest Elias Katsis, built in 1925, a three-story stone mansion built by masons from Epiros. There is also a folk museum in the village.

Emin Aga Inn (Near Melia Village)
Epirus / Ioannina

Throughout the Louros River Valley in the southern area of the region, there are several preserved inns dating back to when the area was frequently travelled through by caravans and horse-drawn carriages. The most famous of all is the Emin Aga Inn, which acted as the headquarters of the Greek army stationed throughout Epirus during the fight for the liberation of northern Greece from the Turks. After nearly two years of fighting, the Turkish troops surrendered and signed a treaty here, and in 1913, the Greek army liberated Ioannina. The Inn stands near the banks of the Louros River west of the village Melia and today houses the War of 1912-1913 museum.

Fetihe Mosque, Nafpaktos
Central Greece / Aitolo-Akarnania

Built by Sultan Bayazit Veli, son of Mohammed II (1446-1512), in reconnaissance of God for the seizure of the city of Nafpaktos in 1499, the mosque was the first in the city. When Christianity returned, it became a commercial establishment. It was recently renovated however and is now used for cultural events.

Fetiye Mosque
Epirus / Ioannina

Within the Fortress of Its Kale stands this impressive mosque. Its current structure was commissioned by Ali Pasha in 1795 to replace the older version built 1430 on top of the ruins of an old Byzantine Church. A later version of the mosque was built to commemorate the defeat of a peasant uprising lead by Dionysius “the philosopher” in 1611. The graves of Ali Pasha and his family can be found in the courtyard in front of the mosque.

Fine Arts Association of Pieria
Macedonia & Thrace / Pieria & Mount Olympus

With over 70 members from various arts backgrounds (photography, painting, sculpture, mosaics, iconography), the Fine Arts Association of Pieria was founded in 1980 by the famous artist Haritopoulos, and organizes group and individual art exhibitions in galleries around.

First Cemetery of Athens
Athens & Nearby Islands / Athens City

Great 19th century funerary art. Look for the tombs of Koimomeni (sleeping beauty), hero Theodoros Kolokotronis, hero Yiannis Makriyiannis, writer Panayiotis Soutsos, statesman Harilaos Trikoupis, museum founder Antonios Benakis, architect Heinrich Schliemann, Scottish philhellene George Finlay, etc.

Five bridges of Rahoula
Thessaly & Sporades / Karditsa (Lake Plastira)

There is a smaller, single arched stone bridge at a distance of 1.5 kilometres from the village at a site called Itia. All of these bridges represent an important part of the heritage and old architecture of the area.

Five-arched stone bridge of Aggista
Macedonia & Thrace / Serres

The five-arched stone bridge of Aggista, where the Aggitis Gorge ends, is one of the most picturesque manmade creations in all of Serres. Near the bridge sits the 4th-century-BC ancient Lion of Amphipolis, only unearthed in 1913.

Garden of Heroes, Mesolongi
Central Greece / Aitolo-Akarnania

A park of plants and monuments dedicated to the heroes of the region, this space is nature’s way of making amends with a troubled past. There is even a monument for Philhellenes from France, Germany, Italy and Poland who took part in the Greek war of independence, as well as a marble statue of the poet Byron.

Garden of Poets (Lefkada Town)
Ionian Islands / Lefkada

As a way of honoring the island’s literary history, the municipality created this park in town that features the busts of literary natives including Valaoritis, Sikelianos, Kleareti and Hearn.

Geni Mosque (Mytilini Town)
North Aegean / Lesvos

This mosque is a gem, and you’ll be able to admire the area’s Ottoman influences in its wonderful detailing. It was built in 1825, and is perfectly preserved. As you make your way to the mosque, explore the surrounding neighborhood. It was one of the Turkish areas on the island during Ottoman rule.

Grave of Ali Pasha
Epirus / Ioannina

Ali Pasha’s body is buried in front of the Fetiye Mosque and his grave is located within an intricate iron cage. The infamous ruler of Ioannina met his fate on the small island across the lake, where he waited in vain for absolution from the Sultan. Instead, he was met with a band of the empire’s soldier who decapitated him and took his head with them to Constantinople.

Grave of Rupert Brooke
Evia / Skyros

English poet Rupert Brooke was laid to rest in the bay of Treis Boukies in 1915. He was a volunteer officer in Egypt, and on his way to the Dardanelles fell ill. His boat landed on Skyros to bury him upon his wishes. Read the interesting inscription on his tombstone.

Gretsi Bridge (Kato Meropi Village)
Epirus / Ioannina

A few kilometres south of the village of Kato Meropi lays this single-arched bridge which spans a small ravine and sits above a small waterfall. It was built in 1830 and is located near the watermill of Palaiopirgos.

Harem of Ali Pasha
Epirus / Ioannina

Ironically, next to the church of Agios Anargiros are the remains of the infamous harem of Ali Pasha. It has been said that here, Ali the womaniser had 300 women coming from all parts of the Ottoman Empire.

Harsi Hamam (Mytilini Town)
North Aegean / Lesvos

Admire these Turkish baths which portray the varied influences on Lesvos’ history and architecture. The bath is perfectly preserved and reflects Ottoman culture in Lesvos. The Harsi Hamam is now used as a cultural center, so take advantage of the many events that take place in this stunning building.

Hassan Passa or Loggia Mosque (Kos Town)
Dodecanese / Kos

Built in 1786 by the local Ottoman commander, the masonry incorporated ancient archaeological artifacts. You’ll find a beautiful minaret close by as well as a white marble fountain where worshippers wash their feet before prayers.

Hatzipetrou Bridge, Neraidochori village
Thessaly & Sporades / Trikala (Meteora, Pertouli)

This beautiful stone bridge blends into the stunning natural surroundings in a way that will make you feel like you stepped into a fairy tale. Of course, Neraidochori means Fairy Village, which is an apt description of the beauty of the area.

Hellinomouseion, Zagora
Thessaly & Sporades / Magnesia (Pelion)

Zagora is known for its silk and textiles, which merchants sent out on ‘Zagoras ships’ across the Mediterranean and Black Sea. The village has great mansions and the Hellinomouseion building founded in 1702, an old school of language, science, philosophy, etc. Noteworthy too is the Public Library of Zagora.

Hippocrates’ Plane Tree (Platanos Square)
Dodecanese / Kos

Believed to be planted by Hippocrates himself 2500 years ago, it’s the oldest tree in Europe and boasts a 14-meter trunk in diameter. The father of Western medicine also taught his students in the shade of this beautiful plane tree, in the center of Kos.

Historic Archives of Kythera (Chora castle)
Ionian Islands / Kythera

This Venetian building preserves the history of the island from the 16thC onward and is the most complete record of Ionian history.

Houmarli Medresse Mosque
Dodecanese / Rhodes (Rodos)

This was once a Byzantine monastery that was ceded to the Franciscan monks in 1457.

Hytra Islet (off Kapsali)
Ionian Islands / Kythera

This natural monument is the island’s pride and joy. The sempreviva flower flourishes here and a sea-cave offers visitors stunning greens and blues when the afternoon sun streams in. There’s a beach as well for a quick dip.

Iakovatos Mansion (Lixouri Town)
Ionian Islands / Kefalonia

This stunning 19thC mansion survived the earthquake and stands proud, a testament to Kefallonia’s past. Explore the beautiful library with unique Fatnomata features in the ceiling and wander through the museum to admire antiques, rare Byzantine icons and many illuminated manuscripts.

Island of Ioannina (Ioannina city)
Epirus / Ioannina

Ioannina’s small island sits peacefully across the water and adds to the unique and picturesque charm of the city. The island’s small village is a living monument, full of traditionally-built houses, churches, monasteries and museums. The most famous monastery is that of Agios Panteleimonas, where the Ottoman ruler Ali Pasha was decapitated. Today it houses the museum of Ali Pasha. Boats run frequently, especially during the summer months. The island’s population around 350 are enjoying revenue due to heightened tourist interest.

Jewish Cemetery (Platani village)
Dodecanese / Kos

Hugged by a beautiful pine forest, this Jewish cemetery boasts beautiful craftsmanship.

Jewish quarter (Ioannina city)
Epirus / Ioannina

Just outside the castle walls is what is today known as the Jewish quarter. Here a handful of elderly Jewish residents live in apartments. There is also a Jewish community centre here. The small neighbourhood stands atop the former synagogue that was destroyed by the Nazis during the German occupation of WWII.

Kaber Aga (Miliotades Village)
Epirus / Ioannina

This bridge crosses the junction of the Varda and Zagoritikou Rivers just outside the village of Miliotades in Eastern Zagori. Its unique appearance is owed to its low arch and two filled arches on either side. Named after its benefactor, this bridge was built in 1875 and crosses the Varda River. As one of the largest bridges in the area, it spans 60 metres.

Kaireios Library
Cyclades / Andros

The Kaireios Library was founded with a Presidential Decree in 1987. Today the Library has 35.000 books (many of which are old and rare publications), in manuscripts, an extensive archive, many works of art and objects of historical value and traditional culture. A loaning department and a department with children’s books function in the Library. The institution organises each year training seminars for bookbinding, maintenance of old books and documents and maintenance and recording of folklore objects.

Kali Komi Bridge, Argithea region
Thessaly & Sporades / Karditsa (Lake Plastira)

The village of Kali Komi within the Argithea region features an old watermill(photo) that has been preserved, and was still in use until 1996. The village is also characterised by its stone-built houses more than a hundred years old.

Kallikatsou Boulder – Petra tis Kallikatsou (Petra region)
Dodecanese / Patmos

Dating back to 1100 BC, it’s riddled with natural and manmade caves, and served as a temple for Aphrodite and then was taken over by monks who lived in tiny caves. Many stone steps carved by monks are still visible, as well as natural reservoirs that collected rainwater and manmade niches for candles and other religious and votive offerings. Look for submerged ruins of a church nearby.

Kalogerikos Bridge (Kipi Village)
Epirus / Ioannina

This unique three-arched bridge is located just outside the village of Kipi is also known as Plakida Bridge. Its construction was originally financed by Abbot Kalogerikos in 1814, but decades later, Alexis Plakidas, a resident from the nearby village of Koukouli paid for its renovation in 1865. It spans 56 metres and is one of the most well-known bridges throughout the country.

Kalouta Bridge
Epirus / Ioannina

This large bridge outside the village of Kalouta features three stone arches and spans 51 metres in length. It was built in 1812 and stands next to a water mill.

Kamara Bridge of Karia
Thessaly & Sporades / Karditsa (Lake Plastira)

Karia, 15 kilometres southwest of Argithea, is known for its 13th century bridge called Kamara. It is 3 km away from modern bridge of Agorassia and 800 metres from the highway at Vaitsa. It is 15.5 metres high with an open arch of 30 metres. It is built from limestone rocks on a foundation and in good condition.

Karystian House
Evia / Southern Evia

In the centre of Karystos, a restored family mansion which belonged to the Moskhona family houses a wide range of items dating back decades ago. The items were donated by H. B. Deligiorgi and include traditional costumes and clothing, tapestries, antique furniture, farming tools and a large number of old photographs.

Karystos Centre for Environmental Awareness
Evia / Southern Evia

Get an in-depth look on the history and mystery of southern Evia’s Drakospita as well as its numerous plant and animal species at the Centre for Environmental Awareness between the villages of Kalyvia and Nikasi just north of Karystos.

Kastri Islet
Dodecanese / Kos

This unique rock formation looks like a stone fortress guarding the cove.

Katafylliou bridge
Thessaly & Sporades / Karditsa (Lake Plastira)

This bridge crosses the Acheloos river and features five arches. It was built in the early 20th century.

Katavothres (Argostoli harbor)
Ionian Islands / Kefalonia

If you love odd geological attractions, be sure to wonder at the workings of the Katavothres in Argostoli harbor. Seawater enters through these underground rock formations, traverses the whole island below the mountains, and resurfaces in Melissani cave.

Katouni Bridge (Katouni village)
Ionian Islands / Kythera

This stunning stone bridge consists of 13 arches and 12 domes, is 110m long and 15m tall. Built by McFale during the British occupation in 1826, it constituted a significant improvement to local infrastructure. McFale fell in love with a local girl from Katouni village and rumor has it he built the bridge to shorten the distance between them and have an excuse to see her every day.

Kazarma bridge
Peloponnese / Argolida

A bridge from the Mycenaean era has survived the test of time. The bridge of Kazarma lies 15 kilometres from Nafplio on the way to Epidaurus. Characterised by its more crude architecture and Cyclopean elements, the bridge is about 2,300 years old. It is still used today by the inhabitants of the area.

Kefalogiofyro, Efpalio
Central Greece / Fokida

Kefalogiofyro in Efpalio represents the narrow pass across the Mornopotamos river, considered a unique bridge with impressive architecture. It was used by those who escaped during the exodus of Mesolongi (Prefecture of Aitoloakarnania) in 1826 from the Ottoman siege, sheltering in the Monastery of Varnakova nearby.

Kefalos Theater (Argostoli Town)
Ionian Islands / Kefalonia

This beautiful restored Neoclassical building pays tribute to Kefalonia’s illustrious artistic heritage. First founded in the 19thC, it premiered a number of plays. Today’s theater hosts not-to-be-missed performances.

Kleidonias Bridge
Epirus / Ioannina

Located at the end of the Vikos Gorge, this elegant, high-arched bridge is in fine condition, despite the fact that it was built in 1853. It sits just outside the village of Kleidonias and bridges the Voidomatis River, explaining why this bridge is sometimes referred to as “Voidomatis Bridge”.

Kokori Bridge
Epirus / Ioannina

One of the older bridges throughout the region is this beautiful stone bridge built in part by Gregoris Kokoris. It was first built in 1750 with money given by Noutsou Kondodimou, (the bridge is also referred to as Kondodimos Bridge). Unfortunately, it collapsed several times and had to be rebuilt. Not to worry, the current example is sturdy and lies between the villages of Kipi, Koukouli and Dilofo.

Konaki of Ekrem Bey
Thessaly & Sporades / Karditsa (Lake Plastira)

Dating from the Ottoman era, a konaki is a house built for a lord or Bey. One of these is in Prodromos, and is where the 13th Ephorate of Prehistoric & Classical Antiquities is housed.

Konitsas Bridge
Epirus / Ioannina

One of the finest examples of stone bridges throughout the region as well as the recognisable emblem of Konitsa is this bridge which bears the village’s name. Built in 1870 by Ziogos Frontzos and other builders from the village of Pirsoyianni, this impressive, single-arched bridge spans over 35 metres across the Aoos River and is a must-see for visitors in the area.

Konstantio School, Kalabaka town
Thessaly & Sporades / Trikala (Meteora, Pertouli)

Built in 1850, this is the oldest building in Kalambaka. Take a walk to the area and admire the unique architectural features that give you a taste of what the town looked like in the 19thC. It now houses a public school.

Korako bridge in Anthiro and Agorassia bridge
Thessaly & Sporades / Karditsa (Lake Plastira)

Anthiro in the Argithea region boasts the remarkable bridge at Korako (Crow) built in1514 over the Aspropotamos River, uniting Thessaly with Epiros. This was the largest stone arch bridge of Greece until it was blown up in 1949 during the Greek Civil War. Another 14th century bridge lies 1.5 km from Agorassia.

Kounopetra (Akrotiri in Paliki)
Ionian Islands / Kefalonia

This huge boulder sticks out of the shore into the Ionian Sea, where its base is formed in such a way that wind and waves cause the rock to shake. Although this shaking sensation lessened after the quake caused the rock to settle, it’s still evident. Experience a once-in-a-lifetime sensation by standing on this shaking rock.

Koursoum Tzami or Osman Sach Mosque, Trikala Town
Thessaly & Sporades / Trikala (Meteora, Pertouli)

Currently used as a museum, it’s one of the finest examples of Muslim architecture in the country, and it’s a wonderfully unique venue for a number of cultural activities. Built in the 16th Century by a Turkish prince who sought refuge in Trikala when wounded, it’s a living monument to the hospitality and help the locals bestowed upon him during his recovery.

Kremasti Bridge (Agia Paraskevi Village)
North Aegean / Lesvos

This stunning stone bridge is a gem. Built by the Genoese Gattelusi family in the 1300s, you’ll love its medieval architecture. It’s perfectly preserved so admire the stone masonry and design. While you’re there, hike through the surrounding area. You’ll be astounded by the many medieval ruins.

Kriorema windmill and Tsiouka bridge, Messenikolas
Thessaly & Sporades / Karditsa (Lake Plastira)

Near Messenikolas there are ruins of the old watermill at Kriorema. The bridge of Tsiouka dates from the early 20th century and was blown up by resistance fighters during the Greek Civil War. There are also interesting old bridges on the road from Mitropoli to Messenikolas and the Monastery of Korona.

Kyllini Lighthouse
Peloponnese / Ilia

The island of Kaukalida is the only uninhabited settlement. The island is rocky and has Kyllini’s lighthouse (20-30 meters tall). It is accessed by a tiny port holding one or two boats and is not used for cars from the port of Kyllini. Interestingly, about 100,000 years ago the island was connected with the mainland.

Kynos and Livanates Tower, Municipality of Dafnousia
Central Greece / Fthiotida

There are two archaeological sites at Livanates, an attractive fishing village, which are Kynos which was the harbor of King Opous of Lokrida (Locris) and Pyrgo Lyvanaton (Tower of Livanates).

Lafkos bakery
Thessaly & Sporades / Magnesia (Pelion)

In the area of Sipiada, this little town has 1000 people and used to be a trade centre. It played an important role during the Revolution of 1821 and then the German occupation. The bakery shop dates from 1911 and was designed by Evaristo de Chirico.

Lazaion Tower
Macedonia & Thrace / Pieria & Mount Olympus

The Lazaion family was one of Milia’s founding families and first residents, who lived in the area for around 150 years, since the beginning of the 17th Century.

Lazaretto Islet (off the Old Port)
Ionian Islands / Corfu (Kerkyra)

This small islet encompasses much of Corfu’s socio-political history and is now a National Monument. Hidden among the islet’s lush green landscape you’ll find a 16th Century monastery, a hospital and a leprosarium. Lazaretto was also used as an execution-place during the Civil War, and you can still see the remains of the wall where prisoners were shot as well as their graves.

Lefkata Lighthouse (South-western tip of the island)
Ionian Islands / Lefkada

This stunning lighthouse sits at the edge of the cliffs. You’ll have to follow the path along the cliffs to get there, but it’s worth it to admire the beautiful views of Ithaki and Kefallonia islands, as well as the sunset.

Lialias Forest and Katiga’s Rock
Macedonia & Thrace / Serres

Sitting on the edge of a deep ravine with a breathtaking view of the surrounding mountains, legend has it that this huge boulder is the spot from which poor heartbroken Katiga is said to have leapt to her death. The path that leads to the rock is one of the most scenic. This more than 30 square kilometres of beech and pine forest is a protected Natura 2000 area. With a climate similar to that of northern Europe, it is a winter wonderland when covered in snow. The spring brings a burst of color with crocuses peeping out under the shade of ageless trees. More than 515 species of flora have been recorded and the region hosts an abundance of wildlife. The Sfagnonas part of the wood is of particular beauty and is protected as a paleobotanical area of great importance to the study of the forest’s history. It has been declared a monument of nature by the Agriculture Ministry.

Lighthouse at Lithari cape
Evia / Skyros

This beautiful traditional lighthouse built of stone in 1894 has a tower that’s 12.5 meters. It’s glass windows on the top of the light house look like something out of a time machine as well.

Lighthouse of Cape Papa, Karkinagri
North Aegean / Ikaria

The lighthouse of Cape Papa has been declared a cultural heritage site. Built sometime between 1886 and 1890 by the French Lighthouse Company while the island was still under rule of the Ottoman Empire. The lighthouse illuminates one of the central Aegean’s most treacherous passes – that between Mykonos and Ikaria. It hone for the first time on May 20th, 1890. During the years of WWII, it was turned into an armory by the Italians and remained unlit due to damages it had sustained. It began shining again in 1945 as its damages began being repaired. With a focal height reaching 75 metres, its light can be seen from 2.5 miles away, with a characteristic white blinking light every 20 seconds. The height of its cylindrical tower is 11 metres and contains 32 stone and metal steps leading towards the top.

Lighthouse of Zourvas
Athens & Nearby Islands / Hydra Island

This lighthouse which was built in 1883 can be found on the eastern side of Hydra. It stands at 10 m. tall and was rebuilt in 1946, after having been destroyed during the course of the Second World War.

Lighthouses of Magnesia
Thessaly & Sporades / Magnesia (Pelion)

There are two stone lighthouses on the mainland and three on the Sporades islands (Skopelos, Psathoura and Skiathos). The first, lighthouse of Trikeri was built in the farthest edge of the peninsula of Magnesia, in cape Kavoulia, by the French Company of Ottoman Lighthouses in 1854 with local materials. The nine-meter tower was built in 1918 for operating the rotatating light with petrol. It was supplied with electricity in 1979 and in 1995 it became automatic. The lighthouse of Argironissos which belongs to the Municipality of Pteleos, was built in 1899 on the eastern edge of the island. It operated on petrol initially but during the Second World War it remained closed and started functioning again in 1944. Recently it became automatic, powered by solar energy.

Liston (Spianada Square)
Ionian Islands / Corfu (Kerkyra)

Designed by the French in the 1800s, the tall arcaded buildings now house fashionable restaurants and cafés on the colonnaded ground floor – complete with old-fashioned street lamps adorning each arch. Its name was inspired by the island’s List of Nobility as aristocrats regularly frequented this area.

Litharitsia Park (Ioannina city)
Epirus / Ioannina

A short distance from the castle lies the Promahona Litharitsia, which roughly translates into “rock fortress.” Commissioned by Ali Pasha in 1800, this impressive fortification was constructed to act as a first line of defence against enemies attempting to breach the castle walls. It was once fortified with canons and other weapons. Today a cafe and restaurant operate within its walls and offer enchanting views over the lake.

Livadakia Bridge (Agios Nikolaos village)
Epirus / Ioannina

Featuring two arches of differing sizes, this large bridge crosses the stream of Livadakia just outside the village of Agios Nikolaos.

Lord Byron’s Rock (Lakythra village)
Ionian Islands / Kefalonia

If you’re looking to get inspired like the great poet who wrote a number of poems during his stay in Kefalonia, head to Lakythra village and find Lord Byron’s rock. The poet loved the view from this rock, which gave him vistas of the whole island and the Ionian and the locals honored him in a plaque dedicated to him.

Magoula Bridge, Kato Tithorea
Central Greece / Fthiotida

In the main square of Kato Tithorea there’s the old stone bridge of Magoula (as well as a workshop with local folk art).

Mani Lighthouse
Peloponnese / Laconia

Cape Tainaro (or Tenaro) the southernmost point of mainland Europe, also belongs to the Municipality. Its lighthouse was constructed by the French in 1882 in Paris and renovated in 1930. Since 1984 it is powered by solar energy. There is a path leading to the lighthouse (about 20 minutes walk). The lighthouse was recently renovated by the Ekaterini Laskaridis Foundation, in cooperation with the Navy. At Niata the old wind-mills and dozens of stone wells around the village, are really noteworthy.

Manoli Bridge
Central Greece / Evrytania

The fact that this bridge is still standing is testament to the wonder of classic architecture, reflecting building wisdom of centuries. It was built early during Ottoman rule, and lies in the municipality of Aperanta, 15 minutes after Krendi at the banks of the Agrafioti river. It can be seen from the bridge at Krioneri.

Mansions of Trikeri
Thessaly & Sporades / Magnesia (Pelion)

Old three-storey manor houses, which are decorated with carven ceilings and doors with colourful loopholes and frescos. The historic manor houses of Vriniotis-Fortounas, Koumpourelos, Kritikos, Vogiatzis and Koutmanis are characterized by carved ceilings, doors and frescoes.

Matsopoulou Mill, Trikala Town
Thessaly & Sporades / Trikala (Meteora, Pertouli)

Built in 1884, this mill played a crucial role in the city’s history – present in all facets of industry, its place in the region’s economy was honored by turning it into a municipal arts center that also hosts a movie theater, classrooms for art courses and other cultural activities.
While you take in an art show, admire the mill’s stunning architecture. It’s one of the most unique venues of arts and culture you’ll see.

Melidoni Cave
Crete / Rethymnon

The occupants of the Melidoni cave – not far from Bali or Panormos – has a dark history. Some 350 Greeks were trapped inside by the Turks who suffocated the occupants by lighting a fire. This place is tremendously moving and deserves a visit.

Mermaid Statue (main harbor, Pothia)
Dodecanese / Kalymnos

The bronze statue of the mermaid that stands at the main harbor is emblematic and symbolic of the Kalymniotes’ love of the sea and their attraction to its siren-song. It was sculpted by Irini Kokkinou.

Meteora, Kalambaka Town
Thessaly & Sporades / Trikala (Meteora, Pertouli)

This UNESCO World Heritage Site is made up of a network of Greek Orthodox Christian monasteries perched atop a complex of 1000 sandstone boulders, each soaring to 400-meters. Soaring to the sky, these imposing boulders were chosen by the first monks as ideal spiritual locations for monastic cells. Beginning in the 12thC, monks attempted to scale the boulders by pushing logs up against the sides of rock pillars, climbing the logs and then dropping rope ladders down for other monks to join them. To this day, monastic cells dot the sheer face of the rock – evidence of the monks’ determination to worship and meditate as close to God as possible.

Mezilou Bridge
Thessaly & Sporades / Karditsa (Lake Plastira)

Near the community of Vlasi, this single-arched bridge features semicircular construction and built during the Ottoman domination.

Milapidea School (near Ano Livadi and Fatsadika villages)
Ionian Islands / Kythera

This is a stunning example of British architecture. Built in 1825, it features Gothic windows and was built by the British in order to foster education on the island. The locals welcomed this effort .

Milies School
Thessaly & Sporades / Magnesia (Pelion)

A picturesque village only 28 km from Volos, Milies has a historic school built in 1770. The words “psychis akos” (cure for the soul) are inscribed over the doorway, reminds us of the building’s hisotry. The rich Library of the School had about 10,000 volumes at one time, most of which were lost during distasters.

Milos watermill at Vathylakkos
Thessaly & Sporades / Karditsa (Lake Plastira)

Vathylakkos is a village in the municipality of Menelaides, 19 km from Kedros at an altitude of 800 metres. The village was founded in 1850 and features a stone watermill built in 1901 at Milos, 4 km north of the village. The mill is in good condition and belongs to the Church of the Ascension of the Holy Virgin.

Misiou Bridge (Near Vitsa and Koukouli)
Epirus / Ioannina

Another older bridge is that of Misiou, found along the stairs of Skala Vitsas which connects the villages of Vitsa and Koukouli. It was built in 1748 by Alexis Misios and offers its explorers fantastic views of the Vikos Gorge.

Mon Repos Estate (Paleopolis)
Ionian Islands / Corfu (Kerkyra)

This neoclassical mansion from 1828 testifies to the love between the British Commissioner and his Corfiot wife. It now houses the Paleopolis Museum, works of art, furniture and other items documenting the estate’s intriguing cultural and political history. Archeological attractions dot the grounds.

Montofoli Estate
Evia / Southern Evia

For over 25 years, the Karakostas Family has been producing award-winning wine from the vines of the beautiful Montofoli Estate just outside of Karystos.

Monument of Oedipus
Central Greece / Viotia

In Davlia – on the road from Davlia to Distomo – there is a monument that attests to the presence of the old Schiste (Shisti) road where Oedipus supposedly killed his father Laios. Sophocles, Pausinias and others mentioned the existence of this road that leads to the Oracle of Delphi.

Monument to Slaughtered Patriots at Ano kai Kato Kerdilia (Kerdylia)
Macedonia & Thrace / Serres

Just inland from the coast of the Strymonas Gulf sits the monument to the villagers of Kerdilia. On October 17, 1941, over 230 men and boys were massacred in the first mass execution by the Nazis in Greece.

Moschato bridge
Thessaly & Sporades / Karditsa (Lake Plastira)

The bridge of Moschato, 1 km from the village and next to the newer bridge, crosses tributaries to the Pamisos River. The old bridge dates to the end of the 18th century, has a single arch and is built of limestone blocks. It is three meters high with a six-meter arch. It is in good condition.

Mosque Demirli
Dodecanese / Rhodes (Rodos)

This was formerly a large Byzantine church with a high dome, it is located in a side street of Agios Fanouris.

Mosque of Aslan Pasha
Epirus / Ioannina

This mosque, also known as the Mosque of Ali Pasha, was built in 1618, almost 200 years before its namesake came to power in the region. In 1993, the mosque underwent an ambitious renovation and today it houses the Public Ethnographic Museum of Ioannina. Visitors can see a large array of pieces such as jewellery, weapons and furniture from previous centuries.

Mosque of Ibrahim Pasha
Dodecanese / Rhodes (Rodos)

Built in 1531 and refurbished in 1928, it is on Sophocles Street.

Mosque of Kaloutsianis/Kanli Tsesme (Ioannina city)
Epirus / Ioannina

One of the three surviving mosques throughout Ioannina and the only which stands outside the castle walls. This mosque was built during the late 15th century in order to give the growing Turkish population a place to worship within the area. It’s also referred to as Kanli Tsesme which means “blood spring” due to the fact that several Christian rebels were put to death outside of the mosque during a failed peasant uprising in the early 17th century.

Mosque of Redjeb Pasha
Dodecanese / Rhodes (Rodos)

Regarded as one of the most important Turkish buildings and is a heavily decorated mosque. It contains the sarcophagus of Redjeb Pasha and is located behind the St Fanouris church.

Mosque of Suleiman (Suleymaniye Tzami)
Dodecanese / Rhodes (Rodos)

Built soon after the Turks occupied the city of Rhodes in 1522 on the site of the destroyed Christian Church of the Apostles. It was refurbished in 1808.

Mosque of the Conquerors’ Victory, Plaka
Athens & Nearby Islands / Athens City

Also known as Fetihyie Tzami, was built in the 15th century by the Ottomans over the remains of a Byzantine church. The Venetian General Morosini transformed it into a Catholic Church later. In the 19th century it served as a school, then as a military building, and eventually a bakery.

Moudari Lighthouse (Cape Spathi)
Ionian Islands / Kythera

Built by the British in 1857, it stands 25m tall and is the highest lighthouse built during English occupation in Greece. It offers stunning views off the northernmost tip of the island.

Mountouraki single-arch bridge, Timfristos
Central Greece / Fthiotida

In the municipality of Timfristos at Mountouraki there is an astounding bridge with a single arch dating from the 19th century. While there check out the 18th century church of Agios Athanassios, Metamorfosi tou Sotira church and others.

Municipal Aquarium of Vyronia, or Vironia.
Macedonia & Thrace / Serres

At the northeastern tip of Lake Kerkini and on the railway line, this aquarium features the 31 varieties of fish found in the lake.

Municipal Market of Athens, Athinas Street
Athens & Nearby Islands / Athens City

In Greek it is known as the Kentriki Agora or Demotiki Agora. Along with the adjacent meat, fish and vegetable markets, this place is full of the traditional sights and sounds of Athens. The small wine eateries called Oinomagereia are also a special phenomenon (closed Sundays).

Mylou Bridge (Bagiotiko River)
Epirus / Ioannina

One of the most unique bridges throughout the region is the Bridge of Mylou which crosses the Bagiotiko River just outside the village of Kipi. Not only is it a double-arched bridge, but one of its arches is smaller than the other. It was built in 1748 and takes its name from the Greek word for mill (mylos), as there used to be an old mill nearby.

Nafpaktos Clock
Central Greece / Aitolo-Akarnania

Built in 1914 by Bishop Seraphim Domvoiti, the architecturally beautiful clock overlooks the city and can be reached from the church of Agios Dimitrios. Visit in the afternoon when the sun lies low and reflects against the clock.

Napier’s Garden (Argostoli Town)
Ionian Islands / Kefalonia

A unique raised park thick with trees and full of paths that lead you on a leisurely stroll. Take some time to relax in the shade of these beautiful old trees, have a mandola, a mouth-watering traditional Kefallonian snack, and admire the perfectly designed park.

National Observatory
Athens & Nearby Islands / Athens City

On the Hill of the Nymphs in the attractive Thisseo neighborhood, this attractive observatory was unique in the Balkans. Like other notable buildings in Athens, it was designed by Theophile Hansen and completed in 1842. Its unique cross-shape reflects the 4 points of the horizon.

Nikolaidi Mansion (Hora Town)
Dodecanese / Patmos

Built in the 1700s, this mansion is a perfect way to learn more about Patmos’ traditional architecture. Tour the exhibits which also display stunning artifacts that date back to Prehistoric times, through Antiquity and the Hellenistic era. As Patmos does not have an archaeological museum, the Nikolaidi Mansion is an ideal way to learn more about Patmos’ archaeological past.

Nonoulos Bridge (Near Dolo village)
Epirus / Ioannina

This bridge takes its name from the elderly woman who paid for its reconstruction. Originally a wooden bridge, it was replaced in 1908 by the stone version that exists today. It crosses at the beginning of the Kouvaras Gorge just north of Dolo village.

Old House of Parliament
Athens & Nearby Islands / Athens City

King Otto of Greece lived here while the Royal Palace (today’s Parliament) was being built. The neoclassical building, now the History Museum, was used as the House of Parliament in from 1843-1854 and 1875-1932. Noteworthy too is the statue of General Kolokotronis on a horse up front.

Old Jewish Synagogue
Epirus / Ioannina

The Kahal Kadosh Yashan synagogue known as the “old synagogue” can be found within the castle’s walls along Justinian Street. Its foundation is believed to date back to the Byzantine period. Today’s surviving structure was renovated in 1987 and survives thanks to the efforts of former Ioannina mayor Dimitrios Vlahides. He convinced the Nazis not to destroy it, claiming that the Greeks wished to convert it into a library. He also managed to save dozens of Jewish artefacts found within the church that were later given to returning survivors of the holocaust.

Old mill of Agia Kyriaki, Trikeri
Thessaly & Sporades / Magnesia (Pelion)

A footpath that begins at the central square of the village leads to Agia Kyriaki and guides the visitor to the remains of the old mill. In the central square, note the stone pillar under the plane tree from 1797. Within 10 minutes from Geroplina stands the Trikeri lighthouse.

Old National University of Athens
Athens & Nearby Islands / Athens City

Founded in the late 1820s and designed by Hans Christian Hansen, the university is a true architectural landmark in Athens. The portico boasts frescoes done by Bavarian Karl Rahl and painted by 1888 by Eduardo Lebiedzky, featuring famous heroes and personalities in Greek history.

Olive Mill and Water Mills of Agoriani
Peloponnese / Laconia

The traditional olive mill of the two siblings Christos and Aggeliki Vergadou and the two watermills of Nikolaos Psathas and the heirs of Dimitrios Psathas are worth a visit. The traditional olive mill is one of the few surviving ones in the region and stopped working in 1958. The olive fruit used to pass in three stages to yield olive oil in a complicated process operated by a ‘koumantadoros’ who had to separate the water from the oil at the end.

Oxia and Paleohori bridges
Thessaly & Sporades / Karditsa (Lake Plastira)

Oxia (meaning beech tree) in the Mouzaki region has a century-old stone mill at Paliabela that is still in use. In Paleohori there is an old arched bridge that unites it with Oxia. Another old bridge is found at the site called Tsiligeika. Do visit also the 17th century Monastery of the Holy Trinity in the area.

Pakkes watermill and fountains at Kriopigi
Thessaly & Sporades / Karditsa (Lake Plastira)

The village of Kriopigi (meaning Cold Spring) features an old watermill called Pakkes in the village which was built in 1890. The springs of Megali Vrissi (meaning Big Fountain) and Sikia (Fig Tree) are also worth a visit.

Palace of St. Michael and St. George (Corfu Town)
Ionian Islands / Corfu (Kerkyra)

Located in Spianada square, this beautiful Georgian building was commissioned by Thomas Maitland and originally housed the offices and residences of the British Commissioners. Now it is home to the Museum of Asian Art and the Municipal Art Gallery.

Palamas & Trikoupi House
Central Greece / Aitolo-Akarnania

Famous scholar and teacher Panagiotis Palamas was born here in 1722. His son, the famous poet Kostis Palamas who wrote the Olympic Hymn also lived here.

Paleokamara Korakonissiou Bridge
Thessaly & Sporades / Karditsa (Lake Plastira)

Ellinika in the Argithea region boasts the Paleokamara Korakonissiou, a stone, single arched bridge over the Arentio or Polineriti River, built in 1241. This bridge lies 5 km northwest of the village and is in good condition. From the bridge a footpath leads to the Acheloos river. Enjoy great views there as well.

Paliovrisi fountain in Loutro
Thessaly & Sporades / Karditsa (Lake Plastira)

Loutro is an old village in the municipality of Menelaides, 24 km from Karditsa at an altitude of 247 metres. Within the village itself, the stone-built fountain of Paliovrisi is a local landmark.

Papadia and Asopos bridges
Central Greece / Fthiotida

The Papadia Bridge is considered the longest one in the mountains of the country, while the Asopos Bridge is another important bridge in Iti.

Paparoussi bridges
Central Greece / Evrytania

Some 24 kilometers from Karpenissi at an altitude of 660 meters, there are two old stone bridges that are worth visiting, as well as a stunning view of Lake Kremaston.

Patounis Traditional Soap Factory (Ioannou Theotokou St., Corfu Town)
Ionian Islands / Corfu (Kerkyra)

This 150 year-old soap factory still uses traditional methods to manufacture hand-made soap. The company’s products are extremely popular exports as the main ingredient consists of locally-grown olive oil.

Petrilioti Bridge
Thessaly & Sporades / Karditsa (Lake Plastira)

Built by the bishops of Epirus, this bridge is another of great bridges in the area from a bygone era.

Plaka Bridge (Tzoumerka area)
Epirus / Ioannina

One of the most well-known and recognisable bridges throughout the region is the bridge of Plaka located within the Tzoumerka region. Its elegant, single arch crosses the Arachthos River and has an overall length of 61 metres.

Plaka Forest (Antimahia village)
Dodecanese / Kos

This lush pine forest full of friendly peacocks accustomed to humans is an ideal spot for a walk. It’s a favorite location amongst local photographers as well.

Pontikonisi (Kanoni)
Ionian Islands / Corfu (Kerkyra)

This lush green islet off the coast is a trademark of Corfu. In effect, the tiny islet is a tree-covered rock and essentially a unique ecosystem. A 16th Century Byzantine church nestles in the thicket. Pontikonisi is accessible by boat (a 10 minute ride) and only at certain times in order to preserve the phenomenon.

Porta Bridge, Pili Town
Thessaly & Sporades / Trikala (Meteora, Pertouli)

Built in 1514 by Saint Vissarion, this huge arch bridge is worth a tour. It passes over a roaring river, and was the only way of crossing for centuries. It’s a significant part of the region’s history.

Potamaki Bridge
Epirus / Ioannina

This simple, single-arched bridge crosses the Potamaki Stream and lies outside the villages of Seniko and Kerasea.

Pothia Shipyard
Dodecanese / Kalymnos

Explore this family-run shipyard that was founded in 1910 and which is one of the only surviving shipyards in Greece. The owners and employees are always eager to give tours and answer all your questions about Kalymnos’ seafaring history and its future. And of course they’ll regale you with stories of their own.

Poudia Nouaou Bridge (Syrakko village)
Epirus / Ioannina

Meaning “new bridge” in the Vlach dialect, this bridge was built around 1800 just outside the entrance of the village of Syrakko. Its single arch crosses the Arachthos and Kalaritikos Rivers.

Poudia Viaklia Bridge (Syrakko village)
Epirus / Ioannina

Meaning “old bridge” in the Vlach dialect, this bridge lies close to the entrance of Syrakko and just a few kilometres from Poudia Nouaou or “new bridge”.

Priest’s Windmill (Antimahia village)
Dodecanese / Kos

This windmill, originally owned by a priest, is the only working windmill that remains standing in the Dodecanese. Built over 160 years ago, you’ll still see the windmill’s traditional layout over 3 floors.

Rafalias Pharmacy
Athens & Nearby Islands / Hydra Island

This unique pharmacy has kept its original structure and design for the past two generations and still operates as an everyday pharmacy. However, it looks and feels more like a museum, as a step through its door is similar to a step back in time.

Railway Station & Statue of Athena, Volos
Thessaly & Sporades / Magnesia (Pelion)

Built in 1884, the railway station is noted for its aesthetics and it hosts a museum related to the history of the railway. At the entrance stands a marble statue of the goddess Athena created in 1884 by the Italian sculptor I. Previsan. In the lower part there’s an embossed bust of King George I.

Residence of N. Kriezotis
Evia / Central Evia

The former residence of the famous Greek general who fought against the Turks in numerous places during the Greek Revolution is found in the small village of Triada just east of the town of Psachna.

Rimondi Fountain
Crete / Rethymnon

The Rimondi fountain, built in the 1620s and named after the then rector of Rethymnon, still supplies water to the thirsty passerby, and is a superb piece of architecture. The Venetian Fortezza – built by Michele Sanmicheli, towards the end of the 16th century – is perhaps not quite as well preserved as the one at Chania, but is still a splendid example of Venetian building at its best (and unlike Chania where according to Robert Pashley the Venetian lighthouse “fell down” in 1834, Rethymnon’s survives to this day). The walls are inclined at 20 degrees to allow cannonballs to ricochet off them, but the city was surrendered to the Turks in 1646, after ‘only’ 45 days (compare this to the siege of Herakleion, which was to last more than 21 years – the longest in European history).

San Giacomo Theatre (Corfu Town)
Ionian Islands / Corfu (Kerkyra)

Built in the 1600s and the first of its kind in Greece, it was an illustrious theatre where Italian and Greek composers staged plays and operas to the aristocracy’s delight. Now Corfu’s City Hall, it served as an informal audition for operas destined for the Scala di Milano in its glory days.

School and Karra Bridge of Kastania
Thessaly & Sporades / Karditsa (Lake Plastira)

Kastania is a resort village at an altitude of 800 metres within a fir tree forest. Its area includes the northern slope of the peak of Tsouka on Mount Itamos. The old school is a well-known landmark. Younger monuments include a stone-built, single arch bridge called the Karra.

Silk factory & mansions of Ano Lechonia
Thessaly & Sporades / Magnesia (Pelion)

In Ano Lehonia, the tower Kokosli dating from 1875 is of interest. Visit also the first silk processing factory and the neoclassical mansions of Hatzikyriakis and Kassiopoulos which are of special architectural merit.

Simandiri Mansion (Hora Town)
Dodecanese / Patmos

You’ll be astounded by this beautiful mansion which was built in 1625 by craftsmen from Asia Minor and is now a museum. Admire Patmos’ traditional architecture with vaulted ceilings in an open ground floor swept by stunning arches. Then tour the rooms and you’ll find antique furniture and silverware from 17thC Russia, valuable artwork, a 1913 crib and icons from the 15thC up to the 17thC.

Small train of Pelion (Mountzouris)
Thessaly & Sporades / Magnesia (Pelion)

The once famous steam train of 1895, known as Mountzouris, is up and running once again! Today in goes from Lehonia to the town of Milies and was considered a technical marvel in its days passing over seven stone bridges and one metal bridge. Much of it the supporting infrastructure was designed by Italian engineer Evaristo de Chirico, whose son, Giorgio di Chirico was the famous surrealist painter and often included the train and its stations in his paintings.

Soufari Serai
Epirus / Ioannina

This impressive building is located in the eastern section of the castle. It was built in 1818 and was used as Ali Pasha’s cavalry school. Throughout its history, it has been used by the Greek army as a warehouse garage as well as other military functions. It had fallen into disarray before undergoing an extensive renovation project. Today it houses a library containing invaluable historical documents.

Soulaeiman Mosque (Konitsa)
Epirus / Ioannina

In the southern area of Konitsa, the well-preserved Soulaeiman Mosque was built to honour the Sultan Soulaeiman in 1536. Though it has needed several renovations, it’s unique due to the fact that its minaret is still intact. It stands in a picturesque location on the side of a hill.

Spianada Square (Corfu Town)
Ionian Islands / Corfu (Kerkyra)

One of the biggest squares in Greece, Spianada’s rolling lawns and vast open spaces afford terrific views of the Old and New Ports.

Spili, its fountain and its mansion
Crete / Rethymnon

Mountain villages such as Spili, with its beautiful Venetian fountain spouting water from the heads of 19 lions is a fabulous place to escape the summer heat of the coastal plains. There is a building in the upper village of Argyroupolis/Lappa which some claim to have been the legendary venue for the “Kandanoleon wedding murders”, although it is more likely Alkianos in the Chania region. The mansion has a latin inscription on its lintel ‘Omnia Mundi Fumus et Umbra’ (‘All the Things of the World are Smoke and Shadow’), which is reason enough to pay it a visit.

Sponge-processing Workshops (Pothia harbor)
Dodecanese / Kalymnos

Drop into one of these busy workshops around the main harbor and let the craftsmen walk you through the sponge-processing methods. You’ll be stunned at the detail involved and you’ll also learn a lot of this industry, which led Kalymnos to prosperity. Watching them work will make you understand why technology hasn’t touched these workshops.

Springs and Fountain (Pili village)
Dodecanese / Kos

These 1920s Italian-crafted fountains offer visitors spring water of the highest quality.

Statue of Adonis Oikonomos
Athens & Nearby Islands / Hydra Island

This Hydriot captain played a crucial role in getting Hydra to join the liberation efforts of the Greek Revolutionary War of 1821, despite the resistance of several of the island’s nobles. Though Hydra did eventually join the fight, Oikonomos paid with his life for it, as he was murdered by conspirators of A. Liontou in December of 1821.

Statue of Andreas Miaoulis
Athens & Nearby Islands / Hydra Island

National hero and Hydriot shipowner and builder, Andreas Miaoulis played a leading role in the revolution of 1821 as the Head Naval Commander of the Greek fleet. National hero and Hydriot shipowner and builder, Andreas Miaoulis played a leading role in the revolution of 1821 as the Head Naval Commander of the Greek fleet.

Statue of Anemogiannis of Paxi
Central Greece / Aitolo-Akarnania

In Nafpaktos and near its port, the statue of Giorgos Anemogiannis reminds visitors of the Greek War of Independence against the Ottoman Turks. At a young age of 25, Anemogiannis tried to burn the Ottoman fleet in the harbour and was caught. He was subsequently tortured and killed by the occupiers in 1821.

Statue of Antonios Kriezi
Athens & Nearby Islands / Hydra Island

A Hydriot fighter in the Greek Revolutionary War of 1821, Antonios Kriezi went on to become Prime Minister of the newly liberated Greek state twice. Today a statue honoring his memory can be found along the stone-paved coastal road leading towards Mandraki.

Statue of Leonidas, Thermopylae
Central Greece / Fthiotida

The statue of Leonidas, erected on the historical hill of Kolonos, was commissioned in the 1950s by Greeks from America and commemorates the battle at Thermopylae. There used to be another one erected in the 5th century BC but it has been destroyed since.

Doxapatri Tower, Skiada
Peloponnese / Achaia

In Skiada the ancient Tower of a Byzantine general, Doxapatri, has escaped destruction, whereas further south lie the scanty ruins of the castle of Paleologos.

Turkish Hot Baths (Hammam), Patras
Peloponnese / Achaia

Dating from 1500 AD, the Hammam is actually still in use today. It is situated on 29 Boukaouri street in Patras

The Cathedral
Athens & Nearby Islands / Aegina Island

Decisions concerning the future of the newly liberated state were made in this first parliament building from 1827 -1828. Touring the Cathedral makes one feel almost as if they are transported back in time to the country’s founding days and the historic artifacts as well as icons and murals make it well worth the visit.

The Eunardios School of Teaching
Athens & Nearby Islands / Aegina Island

Next to the Cathedral lies this neoclassical building given to the island in 1830 by a Swiss banker named Eunardios. It was turned into a school of teaching and offered prospective educators three-month training courses.

The Government House
Athens & Nearby Islands / Aegina Island

Another building which traces its roots back to the early days of the newly formed state is the Government House. The leader of liberated Greece, Ioannis Kapodistriou resided here and the structure also contained offices and records. The island’s modern day archives are stored on the first floor of the building.

The Orphanage
Athens & Nearby Islands / Aegina Island

First president of the burgeoning Greek state Ioannis Kapodistriou built this orphanage in the southeast section of the city. Aside from serving as a school and shelter for the children who resided here, the building was also home to the National library as well as the country’s first archaeological museum and music school.

The Tower of Markello
Athens & Nearby Islands / Aegina Island

This rose-colored Venetian tower may be ruined but that only adds charm to the modern state’s first headquarters from 1816-1828. The structure is next to a peaceful square a few streets inland from the harbor and is named after the man who built it. This rose-colored Venetian tower may be ruined but that only adds charm to the modern state’s first headquarters from 1816-1828. The structure is next to a peaceful square a few streets inland from the harbor and is named after the man who built it.

Baths of Vezir Tzami
Central Greece / Aitolo-Akarnania

The Huseyin Pasha Turkish bath, built around 1702, lies right next to the site of the Vezir Tzami mosque, which does not exist anymore. The neighbourhood, however, is still called Vezir Tzami.

Byron House
Central Greece / Aitolo-Akarnania

Belonging to the Kapsali family, the mansion is home to the Messolonghi Byron Society dedicated to Lord Byron’s life and poetry.The celebrated English poet and Philhellene Lord Byron came to the city to support the Greek revolutionary cause and died in Mesolongi in 1824.

Fetihe Mosque, Nafpaktos
Central Greece / Aitolo-Akarnania

Built by Sultan Bayazit Veli, son of Mohammed II (1446-1512), in reconnaissance of God for the seizure of the city of Nafpaktos in 1499, the mosque was the first in the city. When Christianity returned, it became a commercial establishment. It was recently renovated however and is now used for cultural events.

Garden of Heroes, Mesolongi
Central Greece / Aitolo-Akarnania

A park of plants and monuments dedicated to the heroes of the region, this space is nature’s way of making amends with a troubled past. There is even a monument for Philhellenes from France, Germany, Italy and Poland who took part in the Greek war of independence, as well as a marble statue of the poet Byron.

Nafpaktos Clock
Central Greece / Aitolo-Akarnania

Built in 1914 by Bishop Seraphim Domvoiti, the architecturally beautiful clock overlooks the city and can be reached from the church of Agios Dimitrios. Visit in the afternoon when the sun lies low and reflects against the clock.

Palamas & Trikoupi House
Central Greece / Aitolo-Akarnania

Famous scholar and teacher Panagiotis Palamas was born here in 1722. His son, the famous poet Kostis Palamas who wrote the Olympic Hymn also lived here.

Statue of Anemogiannis of Paxi
Central Greece / Aitolo-Akarnania

In Nafpaktos and near its port, the statue of Giorgos Anemogiannis reminds visitors of the Greek War of Independence against the Ottoman Turks. At a young age of 25, Anemogiannis tried to burn the Ottoman fleet in the harbour and was caught. He was subsequently tortured and killed by the occupiers in 1821.

Tower of Botsaris, Nafpaktos, Central Greece
Central Greece / Aitolo-Akarnania

Close to the port and castle there is a Venetian tower from the 15th century and an Ottoman tower from the 16th. The latter was procured by General Notis Botsaris in 1829 when the city gained independence. The tower features a museum regarding the 1571 Battle of Lepanto and many paintings, gravures, etc. There are also displays regarding churches and rulers of medieval times, as well as wall textiles weaved in Belgium. Worth seeing.

Trikoupeio Cultural Centre
Central Greece / Aitolo-Akarnania

The old railway station was renovated and redesigned for hosting cultural events, as well as film screenings by the Mesolongi Friends of Film Association.

Valvi House
Central Greece / Aitolo-Akarnania

Home of politician Zafeirio-Zenovio Valvis, featuring his notable collection of books. The building has become a public library. Valvis served as twice as Prime Minister of Greece in the mid 1800s.

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Apoikia
Cyclades / Andros

Located north of Hora, this green settlement is famous for its waters and its source Sariza. Its water is supposed to have diuretic properties and is recommended for kidney and stomach diseases.

Kaireios Library
Cyclades / Andros

The Kaireios Library was founded with a Presidential Decree in 1987. Today the Library has 35.000 books (many of which are old and rare publications), in manuscripts, an extensive archive, many works of art and objects of historical value and traditional culture. A loaning department and a department with children’s books function in the Library. The institution organises each year training seminars for bookbinding, maintenance of old books and documents and maintenance and recording of folklore objects.

Tower of Agios Petros
Cyclades / Andros

The impressive Tower of Agios Petros lies 3 km northeast of Gavrio. It is a Classical-Hellenistic observatory dating from the 4th to the 3rd century B.C. The 20-meter tower is cylindrical and built of slate and has a diameter of 9.40 meters. It was used to protect locals from the raids of enemies and pirates. While parts of it have collapsed, the spiral stone staircase that led to the five floors still exists.

Towerhouses in Andros
Cyclades / Andros

The tower – residences of notables that were built at the 17th and 18th century are important landmarks of Andros. They are tall, square residences with many rooms and storage spaces. The entrance to the tower was a small door that was placed high from the ground and accessible only by a mobile wooden ladder to protect tenants from enemies. The Tower of Bistis (Mouvela) in Stenies and the Tower of Mastroyannoulis in Amolocho both from the 17th century are the most representative, as well as the Tower of Lorentzou Kairi in Mesaria and the tower of Folerou in Strampourgies.

Kazarma bridge
Peloponnese / Argolida

A bridge from the Mycenaean era has survived the test of time. The bridge of Kazarma lies 15 kilometres from Nafplio on the way to Epidaurus. Characterised by its more crude architecture and Cyclopean elements, the bridge is about 2,300 years old. It is still used today by the inhabitants of the area.

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Bath House of the Winds, Plaka
Athens & Nearby Islands / Athens City

Today known as Palea Loutra or Old Baths located on 8 Kyristou Street, the baths were mentiond in 1667 by Turkish traveler Evlia Celebi. There is an interesting multi-domed bath complex on the rear end.

Beth Shalom Synagogue
Athens & Nearby Islands / Athens City

Beth Shalom is the city’s main synagogue built in 1930’s by the Sephardic community of Athens. It is a neoclassical marble structure with stained glass windows. Like in all Greek synagogues, women sit upstairs on the balcony.

Commonwealth War Cemetery
Athens & Nearby Islands / Athens City

On the Alimos coastal road, i.e. Poseidonos Avenue, the 2,028 Commonwealth servicemen during the WWII who perished in the area are buried or commemorated here. Some fell in the Crimean War, others in Crete or Yugoslavia, etc. Very peaceful, thought-provoking and green.

First Cemetery of Athens
Athens & Nearby Islands / Athens City

Great 19th century funerary art. Look for the tombs of Koimomeni (sleeping beauty), hero Theodoros Kolokotronis, hero Yiannis Makriyiannis, writer Panayiotis Soutsos, statesman Harilaos Trikoupis, museum founder Antonios Benakis, architect Heinrich Schliemann, Scottish philhellene George Finlay, etc.

Mosque of the Conquerors’ Victory, Plaka
Athens & Nearby Islands / Athens City

Also known as Fetihyie Tzami, was built in the 15th century by the Ottomans over the remains of a Byzantine church. The Venetian General Morosini transformed it into a Catholic Church later. In the 19th century it served as a school, then as a military building, and eventually a bakery.

Municipal Market of Athens, Athinas Street
Athens & Nearby Islands / Athens City

In Greek it is known as the Kentriki Agora or Demotiki Agora. Along with the adjacent meat, fish and vegetable markets, this place is full of the traditional sights and sounds of Athens. The small wine eateries called Oinomagereia are also a special phenomenon (closed Sundays).

National Observatory
Athens & Nearby Islands / Athens City

On the Hill of the Nymphs in the attractive Thisseo neighborhood, this attractive observatory was unique in the Balkans. Like other notable buildings in Athens, it was designed by Theophile Hansen and completed in 1842. Its unique cross-shape reflects the 4 points of the horizon.

Old House of Parliament
Athens & Nearby Islands / Athens City

King Otto of Greece lived here while the Royal Palace (today’s Parliament) was being built. The neoclassical building, now the History Museum, was used as the House of Parliament in from 1843-1854 and 1875-1932. Noteworthy too is the statue of General Kolokotronis on a horse up front.

Old National University of Athens
Athens & Nearby Islands / Athens City

Founded in the late 1820s and designed by Hans Christian Hansen, the university is a true architectural landmark in Athens. The portico boasts frescoes done by Bavarian Karl Rahl and painted by 1888 by Eduardo Lebiedzky, featuring famous heroes and personalities in Greek history.

Syntagma Square, Central Athens
Athens & Nearby Islands / Athens City

No visit to Athens is complete without passing by Syntagma Square and the Parliament, originally the Royal Palace of King Otto. Completed in 1843 it is loved for the change of the Evzone guards outside and is home to the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

Technopolis, Gazi
Athens & Nearby Islands / Athens City

The 19th century Athens works factory in a previously rundown area has been reinvented and transformed into a bustling cultural complex where many exhibitions and shows take place, with some permanent exhibitions too.

Zappeion
Athens & Nearby Islands / Athens City

The Zappas family, Greeks from Romania, had this neoclassical structure built by Danish architect Theophil Freiherr von Hansen. It often houses exhibitions and features a lovely outdoor coffee shop, ideal in good weather. Access to the main National Gardens is very close.

Chrysanthopoulos Mansion
Evia / Central Evia

Within the picturesque village of Pyrgos outside of Kymi, the former mansion of Greek painter Sotiris Chrysanthopoulos has been converted into a gallery of his works and an opportunity to see what his life was like.

Residence of N. Kriezotis
Evia / Central Evia

The former residence of the famous Greek general who fought against the Turks in numerous places during the Greek Revolution is found in the small village of Triada just east of the town of Psachna.

Venetian Tower at Avlonari
Evia / Central Evia

The most well-preserved Venetian tower throughout all of Evia can be found within the small town of Avlonari , approximately 15 klm. South of Kymi. Renovation took place in 1953 and today it remains a jewel throughout the surrounding area.

Venetian Tower at Gymnos
Evia / Central Evia

A Venetian tower sits at the highest point of the village of Gymnos, just north of Aliveri.

Venetian Tower at Kipi
Evia / Central Evia

The village of Kipi just east of the town of Konistres is home to Evia’s largest Venetian Tower.

Venetian Tower at Pissonas
Evia / Central Evia

The lovely village of Pissonas is home to two Venetian towers, one of which is still inhabited and referred to as the “Tower of Mostra”, taking its name from its Venetian benefactor.

Venetian Tower of Kadi
Evia / Central Evia

In the village of Kadi travellers can visit a well-preserved Venetian tower located next to the village church.

Venetian Tower of Politika
Evia / Central Evia

Visitors to the coastal village of Politika along the northern Euboean Gulf should take some time to visit the village’s extremely well-preserved Venetian tower.

Venetian Tower of Trachili
Evia / Central Evia

Located about 15 klm. North of Aliveri, a Venetian Tower sits within the cemetery at the highest point of the village of Trachili.

Venetian Tower of Triada
Evia / Central Evia

South of Mount Dirfys, the village of Triada is home to a Venetian tower of unknown age.

Venetian Towers of Vasiliko
Evia / Central Evia

Two well-preserved Venetian towers stand on the hill above the area of Lilandio at Vasiliko. They date back to 1200 AD and are open to the public.

Achilleion (south of Corfu Town)
Ionian Islands / Corfu (Kerkyra)

Empress Sissy of Austria built this stunning 19th Century palace as a safe haven after the death of her son. An avid scholar of Greek history and mythology, Sissy commissioned numerous works of art based on Greek mythology and civilization, including statues, murals and paintings for Achilleion.

Lazaretto Islet (off the Old Port)
Ionian Islands / Corfu (Kerkyra)

This small islet encompasses much of Corfu’s socio-political history and is now a National Monument. Hidden among the islet’s lush green landscape you’ll find a 16th Century monastery, a hospital and a leprosarium. Lazaretto was also used as an execution-place during the Civil War, and you can still see the remains of the wall where prisoners were shot as well as their graves.

Liston (Spianada Square)
Ionian Islands / Corfu (Kerkyra)

Designed by the French in the 1800s, the tall arcaded buildings now house fashionable restaurants and cafés on the colonnaded ground floor – complete with old-fashioned street lamps adorning each arch. Its name was inspired by the island’s List of Nobility as aristocrats regularly frequented this area.

Mon Repos Estate (Paleopolis)
Ionian Islands / Corfu (Kerkyra)

This neoclassical mansion from 1828 testifies to the love between the British Commissioner and his Corfiot wife. It now houses the Paleopolis Museum, works of art, furniture and other items documenting the estate’s intriguing cultural and political history. Archeological attractions dot the grounds.

Palace of St. Michael and St. George (Corfu Town)
Ionian Islands / Corfu (Kerkyra)

Located in Spianada square, this beautiful Georgian building was commissioned by Thomas Maitland and originally housed the offices and residences of the British Commissioners. Now it is home to the Museum of Asian Art and the Municipal Art Gallery.

Patounis Traditional Soap Factory (Ioannou Theotokou St., Corfu Town)
Ionian Islands / Corfu (Kerkyra)

This 150 year-old soap factory still uses traditional methods to manufacture hand-made soap. The company’s products are extremely popular exports as the main ingredient consists of locally-grown olive oil.

Pontikonisi (Kanoni)
Ionian Islands / Corfu (Kerkyra)

This lush green islet off the coast is a trademark of Corfu. In effect, the tiny islet is a tree-covered rock and essentially a unique ecosystem. A 16th Century Byzantine church nestles in the thicket. Pontikonisi is accessible by boat (a 10 minute ride) and only at certain times in order to preserve the phenomenon.

San Giacomo Theatre (Corfu Town)
Ionian Islands / Corfu (Kerkyra)

Built in the 1600s and the first of its kind in Greece, it was an illustrious theatre where Italian and Greek composers staged plays and operas to the aristocracy’s delight. Now Corfu’s City Hall, it served as an informal audition for operas destined for the Scala di Milano in its glory days.

Spianada Square (Corfu Town)
Ionian Islands / Corfu (Kerkyra)

One of the biggest squares in Greece, Spianada’s rolling lawns and vast open spaces afford terrific views of the Old and New Ports.

Vido Island (off the Old Port)
Ionian Islands / Corfu (Kerkyra)

Make it a point to visit this unique islet. Take a small boat across where you’ll find a lush green landscape with a thriving ecosystem. The forest of pine and palm trees provides an excellent habitat for pheasants, hares, partridges and wild rabbits. Vido’s beautiful beaches complete the backdrop. Explore the Monument to the Fallen Serbian Soldiers who fled the mainland in 1916 and sought refuge in Vido Island. A Mausoleum houses their identified remains. The restored Church of St. Stephen is another attraction. You can also go to the old British watchtower. Make your excursion a day-trip and have lunch or dinner at Vido’s restaurant.

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Ancient cypress tree in Prassia
Central Greece / Evrytania

No one knows exactly how old this tree is, towering over the village of Prassia, but it has a diameter of 7 meters and is 35 meters tall. It is designated as a protected natural monument.

Manoli Bridge
Central Greece / Evrytania

The fact that this bridge is still standing is testament to the wonder of classic architecture, reflecting building wisdom of centuries. It was built early during Ottoman rule, and lies in the municipality of Aperanta, 15 minutes after Krendi at the banks of the Agrafioti river. It can be seen from the bridge at Krioneri.

Paparoussi bridges
Central Greece / Evrytania

Some 24 kilometers from Karpenissi at an altitude of 660 meters, there are two old stone bridges that are worth visiting, as well as a stunning view of Lake Kremaston.

Stone bridge of Tembla
Central Greece / Evrytania

This strangely interesting and oddly attractive asymmetrical bridge, built by Italian engineers just one year before the start of the Second World War. It is located in the municipality of Aspropotamos (which means White River).

Kefalogiofyro, Efpalio
Central Greece / Fokida

Kefalogiofyro in Efpalio represents the narrow pass across the Mornopotamos river, considered a unique bridge with impressive architecture. It was used by those who escaped during the exodus of Mesolongi (Prefecture of Aitoloakarnania) in 1826 from the Ottoman siege, sheltering in the Monastery of Varnakova nearby.

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Kynos and Livanates Tower, Municipality of Dafnousia
Central Greece / Fthiotida

There are two archaeological sites at Livanates, an attractive fishing village, which are Kynos which was the harbor of King Opous of Lokrida (Locris) and Pyrgo Lyvanaton (Tower of Livanates).

Magoula Bridge, Kato Tithorea
Central Greece / Fthiotida

In the main square of Kato Tithorea there’s the old stone bridge of Magoula (as well as a workshop with local folk art).

Mountouraki single-arch bridge, Timfristos
Central Greece / Fthiotida

In the municipality of Timfristos at Mountouraki there is an astounding bridge with a single arch dating from the 19th century. While there check out the 18th century church of Agios Athanassios, Metamorfosi tou Sotira church and others.

Papadia and Asopos bridges
Central Greece / Fthiotida

The Papadia Bridge is considered the longest one in the mountains of the country, while the Asopos Bridge is another important bridge in Iti.

Statue of Leonidas, Thermopylae
Central Greece / Fthiotida

The statue of Leonidas, erected on the historical hill of Kolonos, was commissioned in the 1950s by Greeks from America and commemorates the battle at Thermopylae. There used to be another one erected in the 5th century BC but it has been destroyed since.

Stone bridge, Stilida
Central Greece / Fthiotida

In the idyllic village of Stilida there is an amazing bridge made of stone, as well as the Metamorfosi tou Sotiros church which boasts interesting architecture.

Stone channel, Omvriaki
Central Greece / Fthiotida

Omvriaki has a stone channel with running water and a stone pond that are interesting and quite traditional.

Vaulted stone bridge of Asvestis
Central Greece / Fthiotida

The village of Asvestis features a vaulted stone-made bridge.

Watermill and waterfalls of Gorgopotamos
Central Greece / Fthiotida

Gorgopotamos has waterfalls and an amazing watermill at Platania, as well as stone bridges one of which is considered historically very important. There is also a Memorial of National Resistance and a historical bridge nearby.

Watermill of Ekara
Central Greece / Fthiotida

The watermill of Ekara in the municipality of Thessaliotida is a relaxing and lovely area to visit.

Watermill of Melitea, Domokos
Central Greece / Fthiotida

In the municipality of Domokos near Melitea there is a traditional watermill and the belfry of Agios Georgios in Filiadona.

Watermills and bridges of Amphikleia
Central Greece / Fthiotida

Amphikleia (or Amfikleia) has watermills and stone bridges around the Kifissos river.

WWII Memorial, Agios Stefanos, Xyniada
Central Greece / Fthiotida

Within the Municipality of Xyniada in Agios Stefanos stands a memorial for 106 people massacred by the Nazis in World War II.

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Aghios Markos Church
Crete / Herakleion

Unsprisingly, given the name, this church was built by the Venetians in reverence towards their city’s patron saint, Mark. One of many churches adopted by the Ottomans for use as a mosque, addeding a minaret. It can be found on Venizelos square in the city.

Bembo Fountain and Ottoman pumping house
Crete / Herakleion

On Plateia Kornarou (Kornaros Square) a Venetian fountain can be found the Bembo Fountain which predates the Morosini fountain by some 40 years. Built by Zuanne Bembo in 1588 (though some sources have it as being built 66 years earlier than this). It is adorned with columns, Venetian coats-of-arms and a statue of a figure, lacking a head and feet, which dates back to Roman times, and was brought here from Ierapetra on the south coast. The whole is surrounded by columns and a plinth, and by where the statue’s feet would be, a tap in the shape of a lion’s head. There’s an Ottoman hexagonal “pumping house” adjacent, which is now a coffee shop.

The Venetian Loggia
Crete / Herakleion

This is a beautiful building, situated a few yards away from the Basilica of Saint Mark, on 25th of August Street. It was completed in 1628, and designed by Frencesco Morosini (the same year as the fountain bearing his name).

Lighthouse of Zourvas
Athens & Nearby Islands / Hydra Island

This lighthouse which was built in 1883 can be found on the eastern side of Hydra. It stands at 10 m. tall and was rebuilt in 1946, after having been destroyed during the course of the Second World War.

Rafalias Pharmacy
Athens & Nearby Islands / Hydra Island

This unique pharmacy has kept its original structure and design for the past two generations and still operates as an everyday pharmacy. However, it looks and feels more like a museum, as a step through its door is similar to a step back in time.

Statue of Adonis Oikonomos
Athens & Nearby Islands / Hydra Island

This Hydriot captain played a crucial role in getting Hydra to join the liberation efforts of the Greek Revolutionary War of 1821, despite the resistance of several of the island’s nobles. Though Hydra did eventually join the fight, Oikonomos paid with his life for it, as he was murdered by conspirators of A. Liontou in December of 1821.

Statue of Andreas Miaoulis
Athens & Nearby Islands / Hydra Island

National hero and Hydriot shipowner and builder, Andreas Miaoulis played a leading role in the revolution of 1821 as the Head Naval Commander of the Greek fleet. National hero and Hydriot shipowner and builder, Andreas Miaoulis played a leading role in the revolution of 1821 as the Head Naval Commander of the Greek fleet.

Statue of Antonios Kriezi
Athens & Nearby Islands / Hydra Island

A Hydriot fighter in the Greek Revolutionary War of 1821, Antonios Kriezi went on to become Prime Minister of the newly liberated Greek state twice. Today a statue honoring his memory can be found along the stone-paved coastal road leading towards Mandraki.

Statue of Nicolas Jorge
Athens & Nearby Islands / Hydra Island

This bust honors the Hydriot captain Nikolaou G. Kolmaniati (Nicolas Jorge Colmaniatis). After immigrating to Argentina in 1811, he enrolled into the navy as a sailor and eventually reached the rank of rear admiral. Today he is honored as a national hero in Argentina.

Synagogue of Corfu, Corfu Town
Ionian Islands / Corfu (Kerkyra)

Admire the island’s only synagogue on Solomou Square to get a sense of the important role Corfu’s Jewish population played in the past. The Jewish Community Centre will help you arrange a visit to this stunning synagogue.

Tomb of Pavlos Koundouriotis
Athens & Nearby Islands / Hydra Island

Within a pine forest located just below the historical mansion belonging to the same family, lies the tomb of grandson, Pavlos Koundouriotis. Served as leader of the Greek fleet during the Balkan Wars (1924-1926) as well as President of the then Hellenic Democracy (1926-1929).

Windmills, Hydra
Athens & Nearby Islands / Hydra Island

As the first element of Hydra to greet incoming visitors from the sea, the island’s scattered windmills can be found in a variety of conditions, ranging from near perfect preservation to crumbling ruins.

Lighthouse of Cape Papa, Karkinagri
North Aegean / Ikaria

The lighthouse of Cape Papa has been declared a cultural heritage site. Built sometime between 1886 and 1890 by the French Lighthouse Company while the island was still under rule of the Ottoman Empire. The lighthouse illuminates one of the central Aegean’s most treacherous passes – that between Mykonos and Ikaria. It hone for the first time on May 20th, 1890. During the years of WWII, it was turned into an armory by the Italians and remained unlit due to damages it had sustained. It began shining again in 1945 as its damages began being repaired. With a focal height reaching 75 metres, its light can be seen from 2.5 miles away, with a characteristic white blinking light every 20 seconds. The height of its cylindrical tower is 11 metres and contains 32 stone and metal steps leading towards the top.

The Rock of Icarus
North Aegean / Ikaria

Located in the middle of the sea, about 20 metres from the village of Chrysostomos, lies the rock of mythological Icarus, who is said to have lost his wings and fallen into the sea at that point. A small stone amphitheatre has been built on site, and many various events are frequently held there. In a field across the water, lie the pieces of a broken iron mine cart, which is referred to as the “blood of Icarus”, according to local tradition.

Byzantine bath of Valanio
Peloponnese / Ilia

There are ruins of a byzantine bath located in Fragoklisia, beside the banks of a small stream. The remains are hauntingly strange, today overgrown with foliage.

Kyllini Lighthouse
Peloponnese / Ilia

The island of Kaukalida is the only uninhabited settlement. The island is rocky and has Kyllini’s lighthouse (20-30 meters tall). It is accessed by a tiny port holding one or two boats and is not used for cars from the port of Kyllini. Interestingly, about 100,000 years ago the island was connected with the mainland.

Tower of Ibrahim Pasha, Kato Samiko
Peloponnese / Ilia

In Kato Samiko there are remains of an Ottoman tower built by Ibrahim Pasha in 1826.

Trani Vrysi, Andritsena
Peloponnese / Ilia

The town of Andritsena is a landmark in itself and well worth visiting, a quite haven with traditional hotels and coffee shops. At the centre of the village lies the main square, where the Great Fountain (Trani Vrysi) can be found. Still going strong, the double arched fountain was build in 1724 and is the oldest on record in the Peloponnese.

Acropolis of Its Kale
Epirus / Ioannina

The Acropolis of Its Kale makes up a large section of the castle and within it lay the Fetiye Mosque, the graves of Ali Pasha and his family as well as several former residences within the castle. The remains of the buildings which housed the castle guards and army advisors still exist here.

Castle houses of Pasha Kalou
Epirus / Ioannina

The former residences of Pasha Kalou can be found along the northern side of the castle. This is where the Aslan dynasty lived out over a century of drama before ceding power to Ali Pasha’s family. The views over the lake and island are most impressive here.

Castle kitchens
Epirus / Ioannina

Next to the Mosque of Aslan Pasha are the remains of the castle’s kitchens, where Ali Pasha’s decadent meals were once prepared. They were built towards the end of the 18th century and today a small cafe operates from this space.

Church of Agioi Anargiroi
Epirus / Ioannina

The remains of the only church that operated within the castle walls during Ottoman rule lie behind the vault of Ali Pasha.

Clock Tower
Epirus / Ioannina

At the central gate of the castle you’ll find the impressive clock tower built by local architect Pericles Melirritos during the rule of Osman Pasha from 1897 – 1905. It was constructed to celebrate the anniversary of rule under the Sultan Abdoul Hamit Han and contains inscriptions from the Koran.

Dolo Bridge
Epirus / Ioannina

Along the road from Dolo to Pogoniani, trekkers will encounter this simple, single-arched bridge which crosses the Kouvaras ravine.

Emin Aga Inn (Near Melia Village)
Epirus / Ioannina

Throughout the Louros River Valley in the southern area of the region, there are several preserved inns dating back to when the area was frequently travelled through by caravans and horse-drawn carriages. The most famous of all is the Emin Aga Inn, which acted as the headquarters of the Greek army stationed throughout Epirus during the fight for the liberation of northern Greece from the Turks. After nearly two years of fighting, the Turkish troops surrendered and signed a treaty here, and in 1913, the Greek army liberated Ioannina. The Inn stands near the banks of the Louros River west of the village Melia and today houses the War of 1912-1913 museum.

Fetiye Mosque
Epirus / Ioannina

Within the Fortress of Its Kale stands this impressive mosque. Its current structure was commissioned by Ali Pasha in 1795 to replace the older version built 1430 on top of the ruins of an old Byzantine Church. A later version of the mosque was built to commemorate the defeat of a peasant uprising lead by Dionysius “the philosopher” in 1611. The graves of Ali Pasha and his family can be found in the courtyard in front of the mosque.

Grave of Ali Pasha
Epirus / Ioannina

Ali Pasha’s body is buried in front of the Fetiye Mosque and his grave is located within an intricate iron cage. The infamous ruler of Ioannina met his fate on the small island across the lake, where he waited in vain for absolution from the Sultan. Instead, he was met with a band of the empire’s soldier who decapitated him and took his head with them to Constantinople.

Gretsi Bridge (Kato Meropi Village)
Epirus / Ioannina

A few kilometres south of the village of Kato Meropi lays this single-arched bridge which spans a small ravine and sits above a small waterfall. It was built in 1830 and is located near the watermill of Palaiopirgos.

Harem of Ali Pasha
Epirus / Ioannina

Ironically, next to the church of Agios Anargiros are the remains of the infamous harem of Ali Pasha. It has been said that here, Ali the womaniser had 300 women coming from all parts of the Ottoman Empire.

Island of Ioannina (Ioannina city)
Epirus / Ioannina

Ioannina’s small island sits peacefully across the water and adds to the unique and picturesque charm of the city. The island’s small village is a living monument, full of traditionally-built houses, churches, monasteries and museums. The most famous monastery is that of Agios Panteleimonas, where the Ottoman ruler Ali Pasha was decapitated. Today it houses the museum of Ali Pasha. Boats run frequently, especially during the summer months. The island’s population around 350 are enjoying revenue due to heightened tourist interest.

Jewish quarter (Ioannina city)
Epirus / Ioannina

Just outside the castle walls is what is today known as the Jewish quarter. Here a handful of elderly Jewish residents live in apartments. There is also a Jewish community centre here. The small neighbourhood stands atop the former synagogue that was destroyed by the Nazis during the German occupation of WWII.

Kaber Aga (Miliotades Village)
Epirus / Ioannina

This bridge crosses the junction of the Varda and Zagoritikou Rivers just outside the village of Miliotades in Eastern Zagori. Its unique appearance is owed to its low arch and two filled arches on either side. Named after its benefactor, this bridge was built in 1875 and crosses the Varda River. As one of the largest bridges in the area, it spans 60 metres.

Kalogerikos Bridge (Kipi Village)
Epirus / Ioannina

This unique three-arched bridge is located just outside the village of Kipi is also known as Plakida Bridge. Its construction was originally financed by Abbot Kalogerikos in 1814, but decades later, Alexis Plakidas, a resident from the nearby village of Koukouli paid for its renovation in 1865. It spans 56 metres and is one of the most well-known bridges throughout the country.

Kalouta Bridge
Epirus / Ioannina

This large bridge outside the village of Kalouta features three stone arches and spans 51 metres in length. It was built in 1812 and stands next to a water mill.

Kleidonias Bridge
Epirus / Ioannina

Located at the end of the Vikos Gorge, this elegant, high-arched bridge is in fine condition, despite the fact that it was built in 1853. It sits just outside the village of Kleidonias and bridges the Voidomatis River, explaining why this bridge is sometimes referred to as “Voidomatis Bridge”.

Kokori Bridge
Epirus / Ioannina

One of the older bridges throughout the region is this beautiful stone bridge built in part by Gregoris Kokoris. It was first built in 1750 with money given by Noutsou Kondodimou, (the bridge is also referred to as Kondodimos Bridge). Unfortunately, it collapsed several times and had to be rebuilt. Not to worry, the current example is sturdy and lies between the villages of Kipi, Koukouli and Dilofo.

Konitsas Bridge
Epirus / Ioannina

One of the finest examples of stone bridges throughout the region as well as the recognisable emblem of Konitsa is this bridge which bears the village’s name. Built in 1870 by Ziogos Frontzos and other builders from the village of Pirsoyianni, this impressive, single-arched bridge spans over 35 metres across the Aoos River and is a must-see for visitors in the area.

Litharitsia Park (Ioannina city)
Epirus / Ioannina

A short distance from the castle lies the Promahona Litharitsia, which roughly translates into “rock fortress.” Commissioned by Ali Pasha in 1800, this impressive fortification was constructed to act as a first line of defence against enemies attempting to breach the castle walls. It was once fortified with canons and other weapons. Today a cafe and restaurant operate within its walls and offer enchanting views over the lake.

Livadakia Bridge (Agios Nikolaos village)
Epirus / Ioannina

Featuring two arches of differing sizes, this large bridge crosses the stream of Livadakia just outside the village of Agios Nikolaos.

Misiou Bridge (Near Vitsa and Koukouli)
Epirus / Ioannina

Another older bridge is that of Misiou, found along the stairs of Skala Vitsas which connects the villages of Vitsa and Koukouli. It was built in 1748 by Alexis Misios and offers its explorers fantastic views of the Vikos Gorge.

Mosque of Aslan Pasha
Epirus / Ioannina

This mosque, also known as the Mosque of Ali Pasha, was built in 1618, almost 200 years before its namesake came to power in the region. In 1993, the mosque underwent an ambitious renovation and today it houses the Public Ethnographic Museum of Ioannina. Visitors can see a large array of pieces such as jewellery, weapons and furniture from previous centuries.

Mosque of Kaloutsianis/Kanli Tsesme (Ioannina city)
Epirus / Ioannina

One of the three surviving mosques throughout Ioannina and the only which stands outside the castle walls. This mosque was built during the late 15th century in order to give the growing Turkish population a place to worship within the area. It’s also referred to as Kanli Tsesme which means “blood spring” due to the fact that several Christian rebels were put to death outside of the mosque during a failed peasant uprising in the early 17th century.

Mylou Bridge (Bagiotiko River)
Epirus / Ioannina

One of the most unique bridges throughout the region is the Bridge of Mylou which crosses the Bagiotiko River just outside the village of Kipi. Not only is it a double-arched bridge, but one of its arches is smaller than the other. It was built in 1748 and takes its name from the Greek word for mill (mylos), as there used to be an old mill nearby.

Nonoulos Bridge (Near Dolo village)
Epirus / Ioannina

This bridge takes its name from the elderly woman who paid for its reconstruction. Originally a wooden bridge, it was replaced in 1908 by the stone version that exists today. It crosses at the beginning of the Kouvaras Gorge just north of Dolo village.

Old Jewish Synagogue
Epirus / Ioannina

The Kahal Kadosh Yashan synagogue known as the “old synagogue” can be found within the castle’s walls along Justinian Street. Its foundation is believed to date back to the Byzantine period. Today’s surviving structure was renovated in 1987 and survives thanks to the efforts of former Ioannina mayor Dimitrios Vlahides. He convinced the Nazis not to destroy it, claiming that the Greeks wished to convert it into a library. He also managed to save dozens of Jewish artefacts found within the church that were later given to returning survivors of the holocaust.

Plaka Bridge (Tzoumerka area)
Epirus / Ioannina

One of the most well-known and recognisable bridges throughout the region is the bridge of Plaka located within the Tzoumerka region. Its elegant, single arch crosses the Arachthos River and has an overall length of 61 metres.

Potamaki Bridge
Epirus / Ioannina

This simple, single-arched bridge crosses the Potamaki Stream and lies outside the villages of Seniko and Kerasea.

Poudia Nouaou Bridge (Syrakko village)
Epirus / Ioannina

Meaning “new bridge” in the Vlach dialect, this bridge was built around 1800 just outside the entrance of the village of Syrakko. Its single arch crosses the Arachthos and Kalaritikos Rivers.

Poudia Viaklia Bridge (Syrakko village)
Epirus / Ioannina

Meaning “old bridge” in the Vlach dialect, this bridge lies close to the entrance of Syrakko and just a few kilometres from Poudia Nouaou or “new bridge”.

Soufari Serai
Epirus / Ioannina

This impressive building is located in the eastern section of the castle. It was built in 1818 and was used as Ali Pasha’s cavalry school. Throughout its history, it has been used by the Greek army as a warehouse garage as well as other military functions. It had fallen into disarray before undergoing an extensive renovation project. Today it houses a library containing invaluable historical documents.

Soulaeiman Mosque (Konitsa)
Epirus / Ioannina

In the southern area of Konitsa, the well-preserved Soulaeiman Mosque was built to honour the Sultan Soulaeiman in 1536. Though it has needed several renovations, it’s unique due to the fact that its minaret is still intact. It stands in a picturesque location on the side of a hill.

Stoes (Ioannina city)
Epirus / Ioannina

Throughout the city there are several stoes (long alleyways inside buildings) that have changed little over the centuries from when they were first built. Today, they have been tastefully converted into walkways lined with restaurants, cafes, bars and shops. Adding to the city’s historical charm, a walk down these stoes is parallel to a journey back through time. Some of the most well-known are the stoes of Liabey, Louli and Baratsa.

Tower of Voihmoundou
Epirus / Ioannina

This impressive tower dominates the skyline over Ioannina’s castle. It stands on top of the Acropolis of Its Kale.

Tyria
Epirus / Ioannina

This double-arched bridge stands over the Tyria River just north of the village of Agios Nikolaos.

Vault of Ali Pasha
Epirus / Ioannina

Below the Tower of Voihmoundou lies the infamous vault of Ali Pasha. The ruler’s fortune was said to be incomparable to any of its time and has yet to be found. Some believe that it was carried off to Constantinople by the sultan’s forces after the assassination of Ali Pasha, yet others claim it has yet to be found. Today it houses interesting exhibits of gold and silver jewellery dating back to the 17th century.

Vlach Village of Aetomilitsa
Epirus / Ioannina

Braving the heights of Mount Grammos, the traditional village of Aetomilitsa literally sits at the pinnacle of Ioannina prefecture. Its fame comes not only from its altitude but also due to its prosperity, boasting flocks of over 40,000 sheep and goats at times in the past. For centuries it has been a stopping point along the route of the semi-nomadic ethnic group known as Vlachs.

Zermas Bridge
Epirus / Ioannina

Along the road from Plagias to Drosopigi lies this double-arched bridge. Though the date of its original building is unknown, it was renovated at least twice, in 1870 and 1927.

Zosimaia Public Library (Ioannina city)
Epirus / Ioannina

This building was originally designed by Pericles Melirritos, the architect who designed the city’s clock tower. It originally housed the city’s baths which operated here until the 1960s. Today it has been turned into an impressive library featuring over 300 books. It was established by the well-known and successful Zosimaia family, whose 6 sons travelled extensively through Europe and enriched the region and country with culture through their generous endowments.

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Mermaid Statue (main harbor, Pothia)
Dodecanese / Kalymnos

The bronze statue of the mermaid that stands at the main harbor is emblematic and symbolic of the Kalymniotes’ love of the sea and their attraction to its siren-song. It was sculpted by Irini Kokkinou.

Pothia Shipyard
Dodecanese / Kalymnos

Explore this family-run shipyard that was founded in 1910 and which is one of the only surviving shipyards in Greece. The owners and employees are always eager to give tours and answer all your questions about Kalymnos’ seafaring history and its future. And of course they’ll regale you with stories of their own.

Sponge-processing Workshops (Pothia harbor)
Dodecanese / Kalymnos

Drop into one of these busy workshops around the main harbor and let the craftsmen walk you through the sponge-processing methods. You’ll be stunned at the detail involved and you’ll also learn a lot of this industry, which led Kalymnos to prosperity. Watching them work will make you understand why technology hasn’t touched these workshops.

Stone Windmills (near Chrysoheria Castle, Chora)
Dodecanese / Kalymnos

These three stone windmills tower over visitors, are well-preserved, and almost blend into the mountainside behind them.

Town Hall (Pothia)
Dodecanese / Kalymnos

Visit this stunning building and admire the imposing Venetian architecture.

Anthiro bridge
Thessaly & Sporades / Karditsa (Lake Plastira)

Spanning 35 meters in length, the bow bridge of Agrosia was built in line with traditional architecture and is worth a visit.

Architecture and watermill of Ellinopirgos
Thessaly & Sporades / Karditsa (Lake Plastira)

Ellinopirgos (Ithomi region) is marked as a site for cultural preservation and retains many examples of traditional architecture. Favourites of visitors are the stone balcony of Agios Eleftherios and the watermill of Hantzi, both built in the last century. Near the watermill, an unexplored cave is found called Hole of Lolo.

Botanical Gardens of Neochori
Thessaly & Sporades / Karditsa (Lake Plastira)

Neochori is a village spread on the hill slopes above Lake Plastira. It is 37 kilometres from Karditsa at an altitude of 900-1050 metres. The Botanical Gardens and tree nursery of Neochori are open on a daily basis and unveil ecosystem of the region. Enjoy linden trees, firs, water plants, herbs and ornamental plants.

Bridge and watermills at Porti
Thessaly & Sporades / Karditsa (Lake Plastira)

The village of Porti, six kilometres northwest of Mouzaki and 33 km from Karditsa, lies on an altitude of 650 metres. The village includes two watermills and an arched bridge over the river.

Bridge of Katafili, Ardanovo River
Thessaly & Sporades / Karditsa (Lake Plastira)

The Bridge of Katafili on the Ardanovo River was built in 1910 by an Italian engineer employing the locally renowned stonemasons from the Tzoumerka Mountains. The bridge has five arches (with a large central one) and spans a length of 50 meters, built from select local stone.

Bridges and heroes’ mansions at Petroto
Thessaly & Sporades / Karditsa (Lake Plastira)

The village district of Petroto (meaning ‘rock strewn’) at 650 meters is 54 from Mouzaki, and 12 kilometres from Anthiro and Kali Komi. There are three stone bridges. The arched stone bridge at the Poupi locality dates from the 13th-14th centuries. The Bridge of Korakou (Bridge of the Crow) is the largest single arched bridge in Greece, built in 1514-1515 by the then Bishop of Larissa, Saint Vissarionas, with the help of patrons from all the Balkans. The bridge was blown up by the andartes during the Greek civil war. The third is Koutsokamara, an arched bridge in the Sikias area. In addition the residences of two of the area’s greatest heroes of the War of Independence have been kept up for visitors: these are the mansions of Karathanassi in Petroto, and of Tsiouma in Agios Dimitrios.

Bridges and houses of Vlassi
Thessaly & Sporades / Karditsa (Lake Plastira)

Vlassi in the municipality of Athamanon at an altitude of 1100 meters features impressive stone houses, four arched stone bridges and great views. The nearest to the village is called the Mezilo Bridge, located on the Tirologos area right before the village. The bridge is in good condition, and dates from around 1600.

Bridges and watermill of Agios Giorgos
Thessaly & Sporades / Karditsa (Lake Plastira)

Agios Giorgos within the municipality of Mitropolis lies 12 kilometers from Karditsa at an altitude of 330 meters. The village has been declared a protected historic site by the Greek government. There are two bridges within the village, and 1.5 km to the north a watermill has been preserved in private ownership.

Bridges at Ano and Kato Ktimeni (Dranista)
Thessaly & Sporades / Karditsa (Lake Plastira)

Ano and Kato Ktimeni are jointly administered villages within the municipality of Tamassi. Its landmarks include the stone-built single arch bridge on the Draniotiko River, north-west of Kato Ktimeni and the double-arched bridge of Loutra.

Byzantine spring of Agios Prokopios
Thessaly & Sporades / Karditsa (Lake Plastira)

In Moschato, within the Plastiras municipality, one of the landmarks of interest is the stone-enhanced spring of Agios Prokopios, said to date from the end of the Byzantine era but rebuilt in 1905.

Elias Katsis Mansion in Thrampsimi
Thessaly & Sporades / Karditsa (Lake Plastira)

Thrapsimi in the municipality of Menelaides is 31 km from both Karditsa and Sofades at an altitude of 650 metres. It features the preserved house of the priest Elias Katsis, built in 1925, a three-story stone mansion built by masons from Epiros. There is also a folk museum in the village.

Five bridges of Rahoula
Thessaly & Sporades / Karditsa (Lake Plastira)

There is a smaller, single arched stone bridge at a distance of 1.5 kilometres from the village at a site called Itia. All of these bridges represent an important part of the heritage and old architecture of the area.

Kali Komi Bridge, Argithea region
Thessaly & Sporades / Karditsa (Lake Plastira)

The village of Kali Komi within the Argithea region features an old watermill(photo) that has been preserved, and was still in use until 1996. The village is also characterised by its stone-built houses more than a hundred years old.

Kamara Bridge of Karia
Thessaly & Sporades / Karditsa (Lake Plastira)

Karia, 15 kilometres southwest of Argithea, is known for its 13th century bridge called Kamara. It is 3 km away from modern bridge of Agorassia and 800 metres from the highway at Vaitsa. It is 15.5 metres high with an open arch of 30 metres. It is built from limestone rocks on a foundation and in good condition.

Katafylliou bridge
Thessaly & Sporades / Karditsa (Lake Plastira)

This bridge crosses the Acheloos river and features five arches. It was built in the early 20th century.

Konaki of Ekrem Bey
Thessaly & Sporades / Karditsa (Lake Plastira)

Dating from the Ottoman era, a konaki is a house built for a lord or Bey. One of these is in Prodromos, and is where the 13th Ephorate of Prehistoric & Classical Antiquities is housed.

Korako bridge in Anthiro and Agorassia bridge
Thessaly & Sporades / Karditsa (Lake Plastira)

Anthiro in the Argithea region boasts the remarkable bridge at Korako (Crow) built in1514 over the Aspropotamos River, uniting Thessaly with Epiros. This was the largest stone arch bridge of Greece until it was blown up in 1949 during the Greek Civil War. Another 14th century bridge lies 1.5 km from Agorassia.

Kriorema windmill and Tsiouka bridge, Messenikolas
Thessaly & Sporades / Karditsa (Lake Plastira)

Near Messenikolas there are ruins of the old watermill at Kriorema. The bridge of Tsiouka dates from the early 20th century and was blown up by resistance fighters during the Greek Civil War. There are also interesting old bridges on the road from Mitropoli to Messenikolas and the Monastery of Korona.

Mezilou Bridge
Thessaly & Sporades / Karditsa (Lake Plastira)

Near the community of Vlasi, this single-arched bridge features semicircular construction and built during the Ottoman domination.

Milos watermill at Vathylakkos
Thessaly & Sporades / Karditsa (Lake Plastira)

Vathylakkos is a village in the municipality of Menelaides, 19 km from Kedros at an altitude of 800 metres. The village was founded in 1850 and features a stone watermill built in 1901 at Milos, 4 km north of the village. The mill is in good condition and belongs to the Church of the Ascension of the Holy Virgin.

Moschato bridge
Thessaly & Sporades / Karditsa (Lake Plastira)

The bridge of Moschato, 1 km from the village and next to the newer bridge, crosses tributaries to the Pamisos River. The old bridge dates to the end of the 18th century, has a single arch and is built of limestone blocks. It is three meters high with a six-meter arch. It is in good condition.

Oxia and Paleohori bridges
Thessaly & Sporades / Karditsa (Lake Plastira)

Oxia (meaning beech tree) in the Mouzaki region has a century-old stone mill at Paliabela that is still in use. In Paleohori there is an old arched bridge that unites it with Oxia. Another old bridge is found at the site called Tsiligeika. Do visit also the 17th century Monastery of the Holy Trinity in the area.

Pakkes watermill and fountains at Kriopigi
Thessaly & Sporades / Karditsa (Lake Plastira)

The village of Kriopigi (meaning Cold Spring) features an old watermill called Pakkes in the village which was built in 1890. The springs of Megali Vrissi (meaning Big Fountain) and Sikia (Fig Tree) are also worth a visit.

Paleokamara Korakonissiou Bridge
Thessaly & Sporades / Karditsa (Lake Plastira)

Ellinika in the Argithea region boasts the Paleokamara Korakonissiou, a stone, single arched bridge over the Arentio or Polineriti River, built in 1241. This bridge lies 5 km northwest of the village and is in good condition. From the bridge a footpath leads to the Acheloos river. Enjoy great views there as well.

Paliovrisi fountain in Loutro
Thessaly & Sporades / Karditsa (Lake Plastira)

Loutro is an old village in the municipality of Menelaides, 24 km from Karditsa at an altitude of 247 metres. Within the village itself, the stone-built fountain of Paliovrisi is a local landmark.

Petrilioti Bridge
Thessaly & Sporades / Karditsa (Lake Plastira)

Built by the bishops of Epirus, this bridge is another of great bridges in the area from a bygone era.

School and Karra Bridge of Kastania
Thessaly & Sporades / Karditsa (Lake Plastira)

Kastania is a resort village at an altitude of 800 metres within a fir tree forest. Its area includes the northern slope of the peak of Tsouka on Mount Itamos. The old school is a well-known landmark. Younger monuments include a stone-built, single arch bridge called the Karra.

Stefaniotiko bridge, Eastern Argithea
Thessaly & Sporades / Karditsa (Lake Plastira)

If you’re in the area, ask where the bridge as Tragazia is within the eastern part of Argithea.

Stone bridge at Pefkofito and watermills at Vamvakies
Thessaly & Sporades / Karditsa (Lake Plastira)

Pefkofito, meaning Planted Pine, is a beautiful village at 730 metres altitude within the Mouzaki region. Important local sites of interest include the stone arched bridge, called the Paleokamara(photo), which tradition states is the work of Saint Vissarionas. The village has reserved two stone watermills at Vamvakies.

Stone bridge of Glavas and fountains of Amarantos
Thessaly & Sporades / Karditsa (Lake Plastira)

In Amarantos (Itamo municipality) there is a stone bridge at the Glavas area, about 3 km east of the village towards Dafnospilia. Three picturesque fountains of Amarantos are Kalafouto, the historic spring at the peak of the village, Malagari with crystalline waters and Karali at the highest point of the village.

Stone fountains of Filakti
Thessaly & Sporades / Karditsa (Lake Plastira)

The village of Filakti sits at the end of a long but beautiful country road 32 km from Karditsa. It lies on the steep slopes of the Voutsikaki Mountains at 1200 metres facing south. The village has many stone fountains such as those of Papadeiki, Xerovrisi and in the forest at the Ennea Nera (Fountain of 9 Waters).

Stone watermill and Paliantoni Bridge, Fountoto
Thessaly & Sporades / Karditsa (Lake Plastira)

Fountoto(photo)(meaning Thick-Leafed) is a village within the municipality of Athamanon. It is 5 km from Petrilo at an altitude of 1,250 metres in the foothills of Mount Delidimi. The stone watermill and old stone Paliantoni Bridge are quaint remnants of traditional village style.

The bridge of Mascholouri
Thessaly & Sporades / Karditsa (Lake Plastira)

Constructed sometime between the 12th and 15th century, this is one of the oldest in the region and links together the banks of the Sofaditis river. It is a three-arched bridge with, interestingly, Persian influence.

Traditional fountains and bridge of Rendina
Thessaly & Sporades / Karditsa (Lake Plastira)

Written also as Rentina and pronounced Redina, this traditional village has impressive stone-built fountains and noteworthy architecture. Ten kilometres from the village at the site of Dipotamos is the stone bridge of Kalogeropoulou.

Trizolou footbridge
Thessaly & Sporades / Karditsa (Lake Plastira)

In the community of Karya, there’s a stone bridge that was built in the 13th century joining the villages of eastern Argithea with the western part. This is the longest single-arched bridge in Thessaly!

Watermill and bridge in Drossato
Thessaly & Sporades / Karditsa (Lake Plastira)

Drossato in the Athamanon area has a stonebuilt watermill about 150 years old. Village houses are stone built, dated 150-200 years. Stone shepherds’ cottages can be seen in the Monoplati area. A wonderful stone arched bridge between Drossato and Tirologos from the Ottoman era is declared a national monument.

Watermill of Kedros
Thessaly & Sporades / Karditsa (Lake Plastira)

Kedros is a village at an altitude of 567 metres as we leave the Plain of Thessaly for the Agrafa Mountains. The centuries-old watermill, which is still in use today, is among the more notable landmarks of the village.

Watermill of Therino
Thessaly & Sporades / Karditsa (Lake Plastira)

Therino is a traditional village 10 km northwest of Argithea, At an altitude of 870 metres. An old watermill dating from about 1870 still stands at a site called Goura.

Zografos mansion and industrial heritage, Lazarina
Thessaly & Sporades / Karditsa (Lake Plastira)

Lazarina in the Mouzaki district has the mansion of landowner Christos Zografos, built in 1986, representing the industrial heritage and economy of the area then. This included Greece’s first sugar refinery and rice mill, parts of which can still be seen. There are efforts to incorporate these into an industrial museum.

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Aghia Marina Tower
Cyclades / Kea (Tzia)

There are attempts to restore a rare but relatively unknown ancient monument on the island known as the Aghia Marina tower. The tower lies 6.5 km southwest of the main village, Ioulis, a rare 4th century BC structure which has fallen into neglect and disrepair following a major collapse five years ago. The original square edifice, made of rock and marble, was 10 meters long on each side and 20 meters in height, with four levels and an interior staircase. It may have been part of a larger defensive complex. The tower stands next to the medieval monastery and church of Aghia Marina, strangely deserted since 1837.

Andreas Laskaratos Statue (Lixouri town)
Ionian Islands / Kefalonia

Erected in honor of a native Kefallonian who is also one of Greece’s most important poets, the statue faces Lixouri with its back turned to neighboring Argostoli. This very particular stance reflects the centuries’ old feud between the two towns.

Bust and house of Lord Byron (Metaxata village)
Ionian Islands / Kefalonia

Lord Byron arrived in Kefallonia to further the Greek cause, and stayed in a house in the village. He lived here for a few months before departing to fight alongside the Greeks.

De Bosset Bridge (Koutavos Lagoon, Argostoli town)
Ionian Islands / Kefalonia

Built in 1813, this beautiful stone bridge crosses the sea-water to connect Argostoli with the shore opposite the lagoon. This 900 meter bridge was designed by a Swiss engineer and is known for its interesting arches.

Iakovatos Mansion (Lixouri Town)
Ionian Islands / Kefalonia

This stunning 19thC mansion survived the earthquake and stands proud, a testament to Kefallonia’s past. Explore the beautiful library with unique Fatnomata features in the ceiling and wander through the museum to admire antiques, rare Byzantine icons and many illuminated manuscripts.

Katavothres (Argostoli harbor)
Ionian Islands / Kefalonia

If you love odd geological attractions, be sure to wonder at the workings of the Katavothres in Argostoli harbor. Seawater enters through these underground rock formations, traverses the whole island below the mountains, and resurfaces in Melissani cave.

Kefalos Theater (Argostoli Town)
Ionian Islands / Kefalonia

This beautiful restored Neoclassical building pays tribute to Kefalonia’s illustrious artistic heritage. First founded in the 19thC, it premiered a number of plays. Today’s theater hosts not-to-be-missed performances.

Kounopetra (Akrotiri in Paliki)
Ionian Islands / Kefalonia

This huge boulder sticks out of the shore into the Ionian Sea, where its base is formed in such a way that wind and waves cause the rock to shake. Although this shaking sensation lessened after the quake caused the rock to settle, it’s still evident. Experience a once-in-a-lifetime sensation by standing on this shaking rock.

Lord Byron’s Rock (Lakythra village)
Ionian Islands / Kefalonia

If you’re looking to get inspired like the great poet who wrote a number of poems during his stay in Kefalonia, head to Lakythra village and find Lord Byron’s rock. The poet loved the view from this rock, which gave him vistas of the whole island and the Ionian and the locals honored him in a plaque dedicated to him.

Napier’s Garden (Argostoli Town)
Ionian Islands / Kefalonia

A unique raised park thick with trees and full of paths that lead you on a leisurely stroll. Take some time to relax in the shade of these beautiful old trees, have a mandola, a mouth-watering traditional Kefallonian snack, and admire the perfectly designed park.

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Boulevard of Palms (Kos town)
Dodecanese / Kos

This beautiful stone bridge lined by centuries’ old palm trees crosses what used to be a moat as it links the town to the Castle of the Knights of the Order of St. John.

Defterdar Mosque (Eleftherias Square)
Dodecanese / Kos

Built in the late 1700s by a high-ranking official of the Ottoman Empire, its most striking feature is a beautiful dome at the center of the structure.

Hassan Passa or Loggia Mosque (Kos Town)
Dodecanese / Kos

Built in 1786 by the local Ottoman commander, the masonry incorporated ancient archaeological artifacts. You’ll find a beautiful minaret close by as well as a white marble fountain where worshippers wash their feet before prayers.

Hippocrates’ Plane Tree (Platanos Square)
Dodecanese / Kos

Believed to be planted by Hippocrates himself 2500 years ago, it’s the oldest tree in Europe and boasts a 14-meter trunk in diameter. The father of Western medicine also taught his students in the shade of this beautiful plane tree, in the center of Kos.

Jewish Cemetery (Platani village)
Dodecanese / Kos

Hugged by a beautiful pine forest, this Jewish cemetery boasts beautiful craftsmanship.

Kastri Islet
Dodecanese / Kos

This unique rock formation looks like a stone fortress guarding the cove.

Plaka Forest (Antimahia village)
Dodecanese / Kos

This lush pine forest full of friendly peacocks accustomed to humans is an ideal spot for a walk. It’s a favorite location amongst local photographers as well.

Priest’s Windmill (Antimahia village)
Dodecanese / Kos

This windmill, originally owned by a priest, is the only working windmill that remains standing in the Dodecanese. Built over 160 years ago, you’ll still see the windmill’s traditional layout over 3 floors.

Springs and Fountain (Pili village)
Dodecanese / Kos

These 1920s Italian-crafted fountains offer visitors spring water of the highest quality.

Amir Ali Springs (Karavas village)
Ionian Islands / Kythera

Local legend has it that a Kytherean decided to rebel against the Ottoman law that required Greek men to hand over their wives the local Ottoman leader on their wedding night. Disguised in women’s clothing, the Kytherean man pretended to be his wife and went to the Ottoman ruler Amir Ali in order to spare his wife. Amir Ali beheaded him by the springs which, despite this gruesome history, are immensely beautiful and refreshing.

Elgin Shipwreck (Avlemona village)
Ionian Islands / Kythera

The Mentor sank in 1802 off Avlemona harbor as it transported the Parthenon Marbles on behalf of Lord Elgin. Locals recovered a number of items belonging to the crew, including a clock that stopped at the exact time of the sinking.

Historic Archives of Kythera (Chora castle)
Ionian Islands / Kythera

This Venetian building preserves the history of the island from the 16thC onward and is the most complete record of Ionian history.

Hytra Islet (off Kapsali)
Ionian Islands / Kythera

This natural monument is the island’s pride and joy. The sempreviva flower flourishes here and a sea-cave offers visitors stunning greens and blues when the afternoon sun streams in. There’s a beach as well for a quick dip.

Katouni Bridge (Katouni village)
Ionian Islands / Kythera

This stunning stone bridge consists of 13 arches and 12 domes, is 110m long and 15m tall. Built by McFale during the British occupation in 1826, it constituted a significant improvement to local infrastructure. McFale fell in love with a local girl from Katouni village and rumor has it he built the bridge to shorten the distance between them and have an excuse to see her every day.

Milapidea School (near Ano Livadi and Fatsadika villages)
Ionian Islands / Kythera

This is a stunning example of British architecture. Built in 1825, it features Gothic windows and was built by the British in order to foster education on the island. The locals welcomed this effort .

Moudari Lighthouse (Cape Spathi)
Ionian Islands / Kythera

Built by the British in 1857, it stands 25m tall and is the highest lighthouse built during English occupation in Greece. It offers stunning views off the northernmost tip of the island.

Zeidoros Theater (Kapsali village)
Ionian Islands / Kythera

This theater is a replica of Epidavros theater and hosts a number of cultural activities every summer, including plays and concerts.

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Bardouniotes, Mavromihalis and Kapetanakis Towers
Peloponnese / Laconia

At Vasilakio in the municipality of Krokees, there are remains of the towers of the Bardouniotes Turks dating from Ottoman rule. Mavromihalis Tower and Kapetanakis Tower in Areopolis are other landmarks of interest which have been restored. The Mavromihalis Tower is now a four-star hotel.

Mani Lighthouse
Peloponnese / Laconia

Cape Tainaro (or Tenaro) the southernmost point of mainland Europe, also belongs to the Municipality. Its lighthouse was constructed by the French in 1882 in Paris and renovated in 1930. Since 1984 it is powered by solar energy. There is a path leading to the lighthouse (about 20 minutes walk). The lighthouse was recently renovated by the Ekaterini Laskaridis Foundation, in cooperation with the Navy. At Niata the old wind-mills and dozens of stone wells around the village, are really noteworthy.

Olive Mill and Water Mills of Agoriani
Peloponnese / Laconia

The traditional olive mill of the two siblings Christos and Aggeliki Vergadou and the two watermills of Nikolaos Psathas and the heirs of Dimitrios Psathas are worth a visit. The traditional olive mill is one of the few surviving ones in the region and stopped working in 1958. The olive fruit used to pass in three stages to yield olive oil in a complicated process operated by a ‘koumantadoros’ who had to separate the water from the oil at the end.

The old furnace, Agoriani
Peloponnese / Laconia

The historical furnace and lime kiln is located in an area of Agoriani called Neraidovrisi and has been there since at least the beginning of the 20th century, with evidence that it may have existed long before that. It was used for the melting of limestone and its conversion into lime. The workmen accumulated the limestone, collected wood, lit a fire and sealed it. Usually the rocks burned for three or more days and nights, which is why the area around the furnace was cleared completely, i.e. to collect wood. It was last used by Dimitrios Kafentzis around 1945 and today sadly the roof has caved in.

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Garden of Poets (Lefkada Town)
Ionian Islands / Lefkada

As a way of honoring the island’s literary history, the municipality created this park in town that features the busts of literary natives including Valaoritis, Sikelianos, Kleareti and Hearn.

Lefkata Lighthouse (South-western tip of the island)
Ionian Islands / Lefkada

This stunning lighthouse sits at the edge of the cliffs. You’ll have to follow the path along the cliffs to get there, but it’s worth it to admire the beautiful views of Ithaki and Kefallonia islands, as well as the sunset.

The Voltoi of St. Donato (Eglouvi village, near St. Donato Church)
Ionian Islands / Lefkada

These stone, dome-shaped buildings that date back to the Venetians were used in the past as farm-houses and storage sheds. They were used by locals who sought shelter during the War of Independence in 1821. In WWII, local rebels held secret meetings in these eerie buildings.

Wilhelm Dörpfeld’s Grave (at the top of Vlyhou Mountain, near St. Kiriaki’s chapel)
Ionian Islands / Lefkada

One of the world’s most famous archaeologist, he conducted a number of digs on the island that brought forth stunning artifacts and the theory that Lefkada is Odysseus’ Ithaca in Homer’s Odyssey.

Windmills (Gira Lagoon, Lefkada Town)
Ionian Islands / Lefkada

Explore the series of stone windmills that line the beautiful lagoon’s shores.

Geni Mosque (Mytilini Town)
North Aegean / Lesvos

This mosque is a gem, and you’ll be able to admire the area’s Ottoman influences in its wonderful detailing. It was built in 1825, and is perfectly preserved. As you make your way to the mosque, explore the surrounding neighborhood. It was one of the Turkish areas on the island during Ottoman rule.

Harsi Hamam (Mytilini Town)
North Aegean / Lesvos

Admire these Turkish baths which portray the varied influences on Lesvos’ history and architecture. The bath is perfectly preserved and reflects Ottoman culture in Lesvos. The Harsi Hamam is now used as a cultural center, so take advantage of the many events that take place in this stunning building.

Kremasti Bridge (Agia Paraskevi Village)
North Aegean / Lesvos

This stunning stone bridge is a gem. Built by the Genoese Gattelusi family in the 1300s, you’ll love its medieval architecture. It’s perfectly preserved so admire the stone masonry and design. While you’re there, hike through the surrounding area. You’ll be astounded by the many medieval ruins.

Afetes Church & Bridges
Thessaly & Sporades / Magnesia (Pelion)

A little village with some 400 residents, Afetes has a great view of the Pegasitic Gulf. Noteworthy are the central square with the church of Agios Ioannis Prodromos (St. John the Forerunner) built by Demos Zoupaniotis from Epirus, known for its stonemasons. Note the mansions and arched bridges of the area too.

Anavros Park
Thessaly & Sporades / Magnesia (Pelion)

Anavros Park offers a wonderful walk by the sea featuring an aquarium and many sculptures done by well-known Greek and foreign artists. It emerged from the 1st international Sculpture Meeting in 1988. The nearby stream of Anavros was mentioned in Homer’s epic.

Argalasti bridges, church & mansions
Thessaly & Sporades / Magnesia (Pelion)

This village boasts haunting neoclassical mansions, as well as the church of the apostles Peter and Paul. It has a great marble belfry, two Russian bells and a Swiss clock, similar to another in Smyrna. The region’s bridges are also impressive, in the past accessed by stone paths (Kalderimia).

Hellinomouseion, Zagora
Thessaly & Sporades / Magnesia (Pelion)

Zagora is known for its silk and textiles, which merchants sent out on ‘Zagoras ships’ across the Mediterranean and Black Sea. The village has great mansions and the Hellinomouseion building founded in 1702, an old school of language, science, philosophy, etc. Noteworthy too is the Public Library of Zagora.

Lafkos bakery
Thessaly & Sporades / Magnesia (Pelion)

In the area of Sipiada, this little town has 1000 people and used to be a trade centre. It played an important role during the Revolution of 1821 and then the German occupation. The bakery shop dates from 1911 and was designed by Evaristo de Chirico.

Lighthouses of Magnesia
Thessaly & Sporades / Magnesia (Pelion)

There are two stone lighthouses on the mainland and three on the Sporades islands (Skopelos, Psathoura and Skiathos). The first, lighthouse of Trikeri was built in the farthest edge of the peninsula of Magnesia, in cape Kavoulia, by the French Company of Ottoman Lighthouses in 1854 with local materials. The nine-meter tower was built in 1918 for operating the rotatating light with petrol. It was supplied with electricity in 1979 and in 1995 it became automatic. The lighthouse of Argironissos which belongs to the Municipality of Pteleos, was built in 1899 on the eastern edge of the island. It operated on petrol initially but during the Second World War it remained closed and started functioning again in 1944. Recently it became automatic, powered by solar energy.

Mansions of Trikeri
Thessaly & Sporades / Magnesia (Pelion)

Old three-storey manor houses, which are decorated with carven ceilings and doors with colourful loopholes and frescos. The historic manor houses of Vriniotis-Fortounas, Koumpourelos, Kritikos, Vogiatzis and Koutmanis are characterized by carved ceilings, doors and frescoes.

Milies School
Thessaly & Sporades / Magnesia (Pelion)

A picturesque village only 28 km from Volos, Milies has a historic school built in 1770. The words “psychis akos” (cure for the soul) are inscribed over the doorway, reminds us of the building’s hisotry. The rich Library of the School had about 10,000 volumes at one time, most of which were lost during distasters.

Old mill of Agia Kyriaki, Trikeri
Thessaly & Sporades / Magnesia (Pelion)

A footpath that begins at the central square of the village leads to Agia Kyriaki and guides the visitor to the remains of the old mill. In the central square, note the stone pillar under the plane tree from 1797. Within 10 minutes from Geroplina stands the Trikeri lighthouse.

Railway Station & Statue of Athena, Volos
Thessaly & Sporades / Magnesia (Pelion)

Built in 1884, the railway station is noted for its aesthetics and it hosts a museum related to the history of the railway. At the entrance stands a marble statue of the goddess Athena created in 1884 by the Italian sculptor I. Previsan. In the lower part there’s an embossed bust of King George I.

Silk factory & mansions of Ano Lechonia
Thessaly & Sporades / Magnesia (Pelion)

In Ano Lehonia, the tower Kokosli dating from 1875 is of interest. Visit also the first silk processing factory and the neoclassical mansions of Hatzikyriakis and Kassiopoulos which are of special architectural merit.

Small train of Pelion (Mountzouris)
Thessaly & Sporades / Magnesia (Pelion)

The once famous steam train of 1895, known as Mountzouris, is up and running once again! Today in goes from Lehonia to the town of Milies and was considered a technical marvel in its days passing over seven stone bridges and one metal bridge. Much of it the supporting infrastructure was designed by Italian engineer Evaristo de Chirico, whose son, Giorgio di Chirico was the famous surrealist painter and often included the train and its stations in his paintings.

Wells of Trikeri
Thessaly & Sporades / Magnesia (Pelion)

A cobblestone route joins Trikeri with Kottes takes you through olive groves that passes and old water wells. According to the myth, fairies used to live in these wells and the waters were enchanted. Young ladies who looked in there could foresee their fate regarding their future mate.

WWII monument of Drakeia
Thessaly & Sporades / Magnesia (Pelion)

Drakeia boasted a school in 1760, and before that residents dealt with sericulture, farming and woodcarving. The slated central square of the village is the oldest in Pelio and hosts the monument in memory of the 114 people from Drakeia that were executed by the Nazi occupation army.

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Drosini Tower
Evia / Northern Evia

The charming village of Gouvies just 15 klm. Northeast of Istiaia is home to what is today referred to as the Drosini Tower.

Tower of Aidipsos
Evia / Northern Evia

In the seaside town of Loutra Aidipsos stand the ruins of a Frankish tower believed to have been the residence of the former Baroness of Aidipsos and Lichada, Petronella Tokko.

Venetian tower dwelling
Evia / Northern Evia

A well preserved and hauntingly beautiful Venetian tower sits in the centre of the picturesque seaside village of Rovies. The three-storey tower which dates back to the 13th century houses the community’s public collection of antique tools and objects of the town’s past.

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Kallikatsou Boulder – Petra tis Kallikatsou (Petra region)
Dodecanese / Patmos

Dating back to 1100 BC, it’s riddled with natural and manmade caves, and served as a temple for Aphrodite and then was taken over by monks who lived in tiny caves. Many stone steps carved by monks are still visible, as well as natural reservoirs that collected rainwater and manmade niches for candles and other religious and votive offerings. Look for submerged ruins of a church nearby.

Nikolaidi Mansion (Hora Town)
Dodecanese / Patmos

Built in the 1700s, this mansion is a perfect way to learn more about Patmos’ traditional architecture. Tour the exhibits which also display stunning artifacts that date back to Prehistoric times, through Antiquity and the Hellenistic era. As Patmos does not have an archaeological museum, the Nikolaidi Mansion is an ideal way to learn more about Patmos’ archaeological past.

Simandiri Mansion (Hora Town)
Dodecanese / Patmos

You’ll be astounded by this beautiful mansion which was built in 1625 by craftsmen from Asia Minor and is now a museum. Admire Patmos’ traditional architecture with vaulted ceilings in an open ground floor swept by stunning arches. Then tour the rooms and you’ll find antique furniture and silverware from 17thC Russia, valuable artwork, a 1913 crib and icons from the 15thC up to the 17thC.

The Patmiada Seminary (Skala Town)
Dodecanese / Patmos

Founded in 1713 by Makarios Kalogeras, a native of Patmos who had studied at Constantinople’s Seminary, the Patmiada Seminary became a beacon for theologians and scholars in the region. It attracted students from Russia, Asia Minor and Bucharest. Take a tour and you’ll understand the importance of this Seminary.

Windmills of Patmos (Hora Town)
Dodecanese / Patmos

Admire these stunning 16thC stone windmills that have been completely restored to their former glory. Not only is the interior now perfectly redone, but they’re all functional. Take a tour of these windmills and learn about how they played a pivotal role in Patmos’ local economy. Also ask about the restoration process and how it was entirely unique because of the windmills’ particularities.

‘Chrysa’ Art Gallery
Macedonia & Thrace / Pieria & Mount Olympus

Since 1990 the by now well-reputed art gallery hosts solo and group exhibitions by well known and talented local artists.

Ancient Quarry of Vria
Macedonia & Thrace / Pieria & Mount Olympus

At a challenging road at a distance of 11km from the center of the Vria settlement you will find the ancient quarry, where giant carved marble slabs and columns are scattered in a beech forest. It remains a mystery how these vast, cumbersome pieces were transported to the port from this location.

Ceramic Arts Center
Macedonia & Thrace / Pieria & Mount Olympus

Set up by Ioannis Stagidis, the ceramic arts center chiefly creates pottery in the Minoan style, even using a kiln whose design is based on the Minoan model.

Fine Arts Association of Pieria
Macedonia & Thrace / Pieria & Mount Olympus

With over 70 members from various arts backgrounds (photography, painting, sculpture, mosaics, iconography), the Fine Arts Association of Pieria was founded in 1980 by the famous artist Haritopoulos, and organizes group and individual art exhibitions in galleries around.

Lazaion Tower
Macedonia & Thrace / Pieria & Mount Olympus

The Lazaion family was one of Milia’s founding families and first residents, who lived in the area for around 150 years, since the beginning of the 17th Century.

The “Karapiperios School” of Byzantine Iconography
Macedonia & Thrace / Pieria & Mount Olympus

The archaic and traditional art of painting church icons is taught at this school, named after Chrisostomos Kapapiperis. Students are taught the art of making mosaics, iconography, history of church art and theology of painting.

The Baras Plain Tree
Macedonia & Thrace / Pieria & Mount Olympus

This is Greece’s largest plain tree, and is over 1000 years old! The tree has a diameter of 5,25m and a perimeter of 16,5m. Sadly, this awesome tree – which fits 25 adults in standing position inside it – has been forgotten and neglected.

Clock Tower of Preveza
Epirus / Preveza & Parga

This impressive example of Venetian architecture was built in 1752 and has served as the city’s emblem ever since. Today its height dominates the city centre, as the life of the city circulates around it.

Stone bridge of Aherontas river
Epirus / Preveza & Parga

The stone bridge which spans the river within the Thesprotikos district, create a fairytale setting within the forests which envelope the river. It crosses the river just outside the village Dala.

Traditional watermill in Meliana
Epirus / Preveza & Parga

In the village of Meliana within the Thesprotikos district, visitors have the opportunity to see a traditional watermill and enjoy the panoramic view of the valley below.

Watermills in Avassos
Epirus / Preveza & Parga

The pleasant village of Avassos within the Louros district is a wonderful area to explore. Aside from the old churches and quaint houses, traditional watermills give travellers and authentic look inside the life of a traditional village.

Zalongo Monument
Epirus / Preveza & Parga

Under Mt. Zalongo just outside the settlement of Kassope stands this monument commemorating the mass suicide of women and children here over 200 years ago. After rebel fighters from the village of Souli were defeated in battle against the Turks, the Greek women from the village found themselves trapped by the opposing forces in the mountains of Zalongo. Rather than being captured and enslaved, the women jumped off the cliffs with their children. The monument is comprised of large stone figures of women and children holding hands and is a silent yet powerful tribute that is sure to move all who visit it.

Arkadi monastery
Crete / Rethymnon

In 1866 the monastery of Arkadi was self-detonated by Greeks surrounded by Turkish soldiers. This became a cause celebre across Europe, and brought Crete’s plight under Ottoman occupation to the attention of many for the first time, thanks to widespread newspaper reports.

Melidoni Cave
Crete / Rethymnon

The occupants of the Melidoni cave – not far from Bali or Panormos – has a dark history. Some 350 Greeks were trapped inside by the Turks who suffocated the occupants by lighting a fire. This place is tremendously moving and deserves a visit.

Rimondi Fountain
Crete / Rethymnon

The Rimondi fountain, built in the 1620s and named after the then rector of Rethymnon, still supplies water to the thirsty passerby, and is a superb piece of architecture. The Venetian Fortezza – built by Michele Sanmicheli, towards the end of the 16th century – is perhaps not quite as well preserved as the one at Chania, but is still a splendid example of Venetian building at its best (and unlike Chania where according to Robert Pashley the Venetian lighthouse “fell down” in 1834, Rethymnon’s survives to this day). The walls are inclined at 20 degrees to allow cannonballs to ricochet off them, but the city was surrendered to the Turks in 1646, after ‘only’ 45 days (compare this to the siege of Herakleion, which was to last more than 21 years – the longest in European history).

Spili, its fountain and its mansion
Crete / Rethymnon

Mountain villages such as Spili, with its beautiful Venetian fountain spouting water from the heads of 19 lions is a fabulous place to escape the summer heat of the coastal plains. There is a building in the upper village of Argyroupolis/Lappa which some claim to have been the legendary venue for the “Kandanoleon wedding murders”, although it is more likely Alkianos in the Chania region. The mansion has a latin inscription on its lintel ‘Omnia Mundi Fumus et Umbra’ (‘All the Things of the World are Smoke and Shadow’), which is reason enough to pay it a visit.

Houmarli Medresse Mosque
Dodecanese / Rhodes (Rodos)

This was once a Byzantine monastery that was ceded to the Franciscan monks in 1457.

Mosque Demirli
Dodecanese / Rhodes (Rodos)

This was formerly a large Byzantine church with a high dome, it is located in a side street of Agios Fanouris.

Mosque of Ibrahim Pasha
Dodecanese / Rhodes (Rodos)

Built in 1531 and refurbished in 1928, it is on Sophocles Street.

Mosque of Redjeb Pasha
Dodecanese / Rhodes (Rodos)

Regarded as one of the most important Turkish buildings and is a heavily decorated mosque. It contains the sarcophagus of Redjeb Pasha and is located behind the St Fanouris church.

Mosque of Suleiman (Suleymaniye Tzami)
Dodecanese / Rhodes (Rodos)

Built soon after the Turks occupied the city of Rhodes in 1522 on the site of the destroyed Christian Church of the Apostles. It was refurbished in 1808.

The Mosque of Agha
Dodecanese / Rhodes (Rodos)

This mosque belonged to the Turkish garrison, and lies at the corner of Socrates and Agios Fanouris streets in Downtown Rhodes.

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Bezesteni Archaeological Museum, Serres
Macedonia & Thrace / Serres

In operation since 1970 in the old 15-century six-domed Turkish textile market, the museum has finds from the Neolithic, Bronze, Hellenistic and Roman eras and Byzantium. One of only two remaining Ottoman-era “bezesteni” (textile) markets in Greece.

Five-arched stone bridge of Aggista
Macedonia & Thrace / Serres

The five-arched stone bridge of Aggista, where the Aggitis Gorge ends, is one of the most picturesque manmade creations in all of Serres. Near the bridge sits the 4th-century-BC ancient Lion of Amphipolis, only unearthed in 1913.

Lialias Forest and Katiga’s Rock
Macedonia & Thrace / Serres

Sitting on the edge of a deep ravine with a breathtaking view of the surrounding mountains, legend has it that this huge boulder is the spot from which poor heartbroken Katiga is said to have leapt to her death. The path that leads to the rock is one of the most scenic. This more than 30 square kilometres of beech and pine forest is a protected Natura 2000 area. With a climate similar to that of northern Europe, it is a winter wonderland when covered in snow. The spring brings a burst of color with crocuses peeping out under the shade of ageless trees. More than 515 species of flora have been recorded and the region hosts an abundance of wildlife. The Sfagnonas part of the wood is of particular beauty and is protected as a paleobotanical area of great importance to the study of the forest’s history. It has been declared a monument of nature by the Agriculture Ministry.

Monument to Slaughtered Patriots at Ano kai Kato Kerdilia (Kerdylia)
Macedonia & Thrace / Serres

Just inland from the coast of the Strymonas Gulf sits the monument to the villagers of Kerdilia. On October 17, 1941, over 230 men and boys were massacred in the first mass execution by the Nazis in Greece.

Municipal Aquarium of Vyronia, or Vironia.
Macedonia & Thrace / Serres

At the northeastern tip of Lake Kerkini and on the railway line, this aquarium features the 31 varieties of fish found in the lake.

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Brooke Square
Evia / Skyros

This airy square is dedicated to the English poet Rupert Brooke who was a philhellene. In 1915 as he was aboard a ship and on his deathbed, he expressed his wish to be buried on Skyros. His grave lies in Treis Boukies.

Grave of Rupert Brooke
Evia / Skyros

English poet Rupert Brooke was laid to rest in the bay of Treis Boukies in 1915. He was a volunteer officer in Egypt, and on his way to the Dardanelles fell ill. His boat landed on Skyros to bury him upon his wishes. Read the interesting inscription on his tombstone.

Lighthouse at Lithari cape
Evia / Skyros

This beautiful traditional lighthouse built of stone in 1894 has a tower that’s 12.5 meters. It’s glass windows on the top of the light house look like something out of a time machine as well.

Karystian House
Evia / Southern Evia

In the centre of Karystos, a restored family mansion which belonged to the Moskhona family houses a wide range of items dating back decades ago. The items were donated by H. B. Deligiorgi and include traditional costumes and clothing, tapestries, antique furniture, farming tools and a large number of old photographs.

Karystos Centre for Environmental Awareness
Evia / Southern Evia

Get an in-depth look on the history and mystery of southern Evia’s Drakospita as well as its numerous plant and animal species at the Centre for Environmental Awareness between the villages of Kalyvia and Nikasi just north of Karystos.

Montofoli Estate
Evia / Southern Evia

For over 25 years, the Karakostas Family has been producing award-winning wine from the vines of the beautiful Montofoli Estate just outside of Karystos.

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Clock Tower in Medieval Frourio, Trikala Town
Thessaly & Sporades / Trikala (Meteora, Pertouli)

The town’s famous Clock Tower was rebuilt in 1936, but the old-world features that make it a favorite landmark among both locals and visitors will make you a fan. It stands proud in the middle of old and new buildings, and is one of the defining parts of Trikala.

Hatzipetrou Bridge, Neraidochori village
Thessaly & Sporades / Trikala (Meteora, Pertouli)

This beautiful stone bridge blends into the stunning natural surroundings in a way that will make you feel like you stepped into a fairy tale. Of course, Neraidochori means Fairy Village, which is an apt description of the beauty of the area.

Konstantio School, Kalabaka town
Thessaly & Sporades / Trikala (Meteora, Pertouli)

Built in 1850, this is the oldest building in Kalambaka. Take a walk to the area and admire the unique architectural features that give you a taste of what the town looked like in the 19thC. It now houses a public school.

Koursoum Tzami or Osman Sach Mosque, Trikala Town
Thessaly & Sporades / Trikala (Meteora, Pertouli)

Currently used as a museum, it’s one of the finest examples of Muslim architecture in the country, and it’s a wonderfully unique venue for a number of cultural activities. Built in the 16th Century by a Turkish prince who sought refuge in Trikala when wounded, it’s a living monument to the hospitality and help the locals bestowed upon him during his recovery.

Matsopoulou Mill, Trikala Town
Thessaly & Sporades / Trikala (Meteora, Pertouli)

Built in 1884, this mill played a crucial role in the city’s history – present in all facets of industry, its place in the region’s economy was honored by turning it into a municipal arts center that also hosts a movie theater, classrooms for art courses and other cultural activities.
While you take in an art show, admire the mill’s stunning architecture. It’s one of the most unique venues of arts and culture you’ll see.

Meteora, Kalambaka Town
Thessaly & Sporades / Trikala (Meteora, Pertouli)

This UNESCO World Heritage Site is made up of a network of Greek Orthodox Christian monasteries perched atop a complex of 1000 sandstone boulders, each soaring to 400-meters. Soaring to the sky, these imposing boulders were chosen by the first monks as ideal spiritual locations for monastic cells. Beginning in the 12thC, monks attempted to scale the boulders by pushing logs up against the sides of rock pillars, climbing the logs and then dropping rope ladders down for other monks to join them. To this day, monastic cells dot the sheer face of the rock – evidence of the monks’ determination to worship and meditate as close to God as possible.

Porta Bridge, Pili Town
Thessaly & Sporades / Trikala (Meteora, Pertouli)

Built in 1514 by Saint Vissarion, this huge arch bridge is worth a tour. It passes over a roaring river, and was the only way of crossing for centuries. It’s a significant part of the region’s history.

Stone Fountains of Psili Vrisi, Gavriel Vrisi, Iannaki Vrisi, Pili Town
Thessaly & Sporades / Trikala (Meteora, Pertouli)

These beautiful stone fountains are a wonderful place to take a break, sit down and admire your surroundings. Admire the craftsmanship and the beautiful stone design.

Watermill and Museum, Pili Town
Thessaly & Sporades / Trikala (Meteora, Pertouli)

Dating back to 1665, this old stone watermill is fully functional and has been restored to house a hydroengineering museum to portray the power of this clean source of energy. Rugs and carpets are cleaned in the mill, wheat and corn are ground. Admire the engineering used to perform these everyday tasks, and learn more about Trikala’s industrial past.

Clock tower of Livadia
Central Greece / Viotia

Although the tower was built during the Frankish era, the clock was donated by Lord Elgin in 1803 in exchange for being able to undertake archaeological excavations in the vicinity to find the mysterious oracle of Trofonios.

Dark past of Distomo
Central Greece / Viotia

In Karakolithos outside the town of Distomo lies a monument alluding to sombre times, where 134 citizens where executed in April 1944 by the Nazis for their resistance to occupation.

Monument of Oedipus
Central Greece / Viotia

In Davlia – on the road from Davlia to Distomo – there is a monument that attests to the presence of the old Schiste (Shisti) road where Oedipus supposedly killed his father Laios. Sophocles, Pausinias and others mentioned the existence of this road that leads to the Oracle of Delphi.

Stone Fountains, Viotia
Central Greece / Viotia

Many beautiful water fountains built of stone embellish the villages and underline the strong relationship that the residence have with this precious resource. Village life organized itself around these fountains, which slowly lost their true significance after municipal water was extended to the homes. The older fountains featured basins sculpted of stone so people could drink from them, with a lower base for animals. Today passersby and travellers can still drink from these crystal waters which derive straight from Parnassos.

Watermill of Livadia
Central Greece / Viotia

Built at the turn of the 20the century to mill flour, the watermill has been completely restored and represents a cultural beacon, as part of a cultural centre and exhibition space.

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