Category Archives: Eastern Europe

The Chernobyl Exclusion Zone – 10 incredible photos to inspire your visit

On April 26th, 1986, the world came to know about a small town in Ukraine. Chernobyl. Chernobyl is no longer known as a town but as the location of the largest nuclear power plant accident in history.  Late night testing-gone-wrong decimated the area, causing significant long-term health effects for residents and costing billions to ‘remedy’. Visiting the […]

Alternative Athens: The Tastiest Way to Get to Know Greece’s Capital!

Jade and her husband, Mark have decided that there’s practically no better way than to get comfortable with a city than to do so on a food tour – we couldn’t agree more!  Read on for their review of Alternative Athens and to gain a little insider’s Greek foodie knowledge about this incredible city. Walking to meet our […]

Athens, Greece – A Surprising Beauty

Athens – a great combination of culture, excitement and a little grunge, all of which combines to creates an intriguing city. I’m not quite sure what we expected from Europe’s oldest city, but we were pleasantly surprised. We payed a visit to the Acropolis and spent the afternoon meandering through the old town of Plaka […]

A Magical Day on Mykonos

Mykonos is one of the smallest islands in the Cyclades and though it often plays second fiddle to the renowned Santorini, there is plenty to see to warrant a visit to its shores. According to Greek mythology, Hercules slew a number of giants in this area; the large rocks that are found scattered across the […]

Incredible Crete

If you’re planning a trip to Greece, seriously consider adding Crete to your list.  Today we had the pleasure of visiting Chania, a gorgeous little town, overlooking the Aegean Sea and framed by mountains.  A day here really isn’t enough to uncover all that the island has to offer but it was a fabulous taster […]

Walking Through Ancient Olympia – Greece

The first stop on our cruise saw us disembark at the sleepy seaside town of Katakolon, the gateway to ancient Olympia.  A half hour journey from the port, sits Olympia; the area that was home to the first Olympic Games and was in use for over a thousand years.  Here, the fittest and strongest ancient Greek […]