The story of Troy dates back 3,000 years. It has been told time and time again through legends, books, theater, and film throughout the centuries. The Greek poet Homer wrote about it in the eighth century B.C. and ancient Greek and Roman artists captured its intrigue on canvas and in clay.
From its pristine white buildings to its black sand beaches, Santorini island in Greece is ablaze with sites that cater to all five senses. Here are some of the top things to see and do in this jewel of the Aegean.
Off the island of Crete in Greece, the crumbling remains of Spinalonga Island hold the secrets of a castaway colony from long ago. Spinalonga was initially constructed as a fortress to protect the Port of Olous in the early 1700s. With its steep walls and impenetrable defenses, it remained under Venetian control long after the Ottomans conquered the rest of Crete.
The decorated and acclaimed cinematographer, theatrical director, producer, and scriptwriter behind the movies “The Favourite,” “The Lobster,” and “Dogtooth,” Yorgos Lanthimos, can now add Vogue Greece and Gucci fashion photographer to his impressive resume.
Located less than 1,000 feet from Greece’s famed Parthenon, the Acropolis Museum in Athens offers a panoramic view of the very archaeological sites from which its exhibits came. Designed by modern architects Bernard Tschumi and Michael Photiadis, the 150,000-square-foot property holds more than 3,000 artifacts from the ancient Athenian citadel known as the Acropolis.
The Cyclades are some of the most well-known islands in the world. Dotting the Aegean Sea in Greece with their small whitewashed houses, rugged cliffs, golden beaches, and breathtaking landscapes, they are a highly-favored destination for travelers from across the globe. At the southwestern-most point of the Cyclades, between Athens and Crete, lies the island of Milos – a hidden gem with a story to tell.
Athens, Greece is one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in Europe with origins going back more than 4,000 years. It has known every type of government in the world, including the world’s first democracy. Beyond the incredible history on display and ever-looming over the city, it is also known for its picturesque neighborhoods, exciting culture, and delicious eats. Here are the top ten things to do in downtown Athens.
Curated by ZLR Betriebsimperium and supported by the City of Munich, “The Sacred & The Profane” group exhibition, running from March 14 through March 17, 2019, at Galerie Weltraum, Munich, will examine the ambiguity of objects and rituals.
When the legendary German modern dancer and choreographer Pina Bausch died suddenly in 2009, a mere five days after receiving a cancer diagnosis, the dance world was unsure what would become of her company, “Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch.”
With dramatic white cliffs contrasted against jewel-toned turquoise and blue seas, the Greek islands are some of the most beautiful destinations on Earth. Add in the possibility of visiting a remote beach that has a bit of intriguing history, and travelers are set for a once-in-a-lifetime experience.