12 amazing day trips from Athens worth every cent

While there is a lot of history in Athens, hence the many archaeological sites and museums, depending on your interests the Greek Capital may not occupy your entire holiday. Or maybe you have a lot of time to spend when you visit the city of Athens. Either way, it would be nice to explore the surrounding treasures without venturing out too far from the hotel you’ve already paid. So here are 12 amazing day trips from Athens, to really get to know Greece! The list starts with the usual recommendations, but you’ll find the off-the-beaten path experiences towards the end!

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Top 5 churches to visit in Athens

The churches from the city of Athens are beautiful historic places, some of them built over ancient Greek temples. Some of them are large and imposing, but most of them are small constructions, crammed between other buildings or… tucked under them! There are many churches to visit in Athens where you can admire Byzantine works of art, but here are my top choices. Make sure you don’t skip seeing them!

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Things to do in Athens in the Koukaki District

After you visit the Acropolis Area, I suggest you explore a bit the Koukaki district. It’s really close: take a walk on Dionysiou Areopagitou Street and go west when you exit from the Acropolis of Athens. You will be heading in its direction! There are several things to in the Athens in the Koukaki district, as it is one of the oldest parts of the Greek capital. Read below to discover them.

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What to do in Athens: Go up on Lycabettus Hill

After our visit to Piraeus, we spent the remaining days in the heart of the Greek Capital. And, to take a better look at all the incredible places to visit in Athens, we went up on Lycabettus Hill, the highest point of the city. Therefore, when you’re wondering what to do in Athens, go up here. You’ll soon get some inspiration on what to visit next!

Together with the Acropolis and Philopappos Hill, Lycabettus Hill is a great place to view the entire city of Athens. In one gaze, you can see from the center of Athens all the way to the coast, in Piraeus.

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Backpacking in the Mountains: A Guide for Newbies

Living in the moment is what humans are born to do. So the next time you’re going on a holiday adventure with your best buddies, you might want to try something new.

Whether you are an adventurous crew down to the core or are only beginning to realize your love for such activities, then a mountain safari trip is definitely a good choice for you. While it may be daunting at first, you should be just fine if you have ample knowledge about what you need to bring and how to go about planning your trip.

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100 Reasons Why You Should Visit Romania Part I

100 Reasons Why You Should Visit Romania – Part I

On 1 December 2018, Romania will celebrate its centennial anniversary. To mark this moment on my travel blog, I am publishing a two-part article containing 100 reasons why you should visit Romania, my home country. 

Though everyday life here can sometimes seem tedious to me, I recognize and appreciate the fact that I was in born in a country with so many natural beauties. And, despite recent-history events from the political sphere, I still believe that my home country is a place you (or anyone!) should come to. So here are the first 50 reasons why I believe you should visit Romania.

1. The Danube Delta

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The Danube Delta

To the South-East of Romania, at the border with Ukraine and, for a very brief length, the Republic of Moldova, the Danube finishes its journey into the Black Sea. The river forms a delta when splitting into three arms: Chilia, Sulina and Saint George (Sfântu Gheorghe). On the little ground left in-between, humans live a simple life, depending on fishing and tourism to make a living. There is much to see in the Danube Delta Biosphere Reserve, from beautiful carpets of waterlilies and luxurious vegetation, to colonies of migratory birds and various fish. The Danube Delta is not only the home of over 360 bird species and more than 45 fish species, but also that of the wild horses in the Letea Forest.

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Mathieu’s Adventures: The Beautiful Hike to Bastei Bridge, in Saxony

I ended up going on a hike to Bastei because I had to work from Germany (Saxony) for a few days in April.

Close to the end of the week, a German colleague shot the obvious question during lunch:
What did you plan for this weekend?

My colleagues and I didn’t have anything planned, so we asked for advice:
You should go to Bastei, it’s not too far. Perfect for a walk. Beautiful. You will love it!

It seemed nice enough, so that’s what we did. I actually didn’t pay much attention to the rest, because I like surprises, so I left my colleagues to take care of the details.

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