Nemea is an ancient site in the northeastern part of the Peloponnese, in Greece. It is famous in Greek myth as the home of the Nemean Lion which was killed by the hero Heracles. It is also known as the place where the infant Opheltes, lying on a bed of parsley, was killed by a […]
The so-called “Tomb of Clytemnestra” is outside the Citadel at Mycenae, and is a good example of the architectural type known as the tholos.
Mycenae is an archaeological site in Greece, located about 90 km southwest of Athens, and is one of the foundational sites of European civilization. It is believed that Mycenae was settled by Indo-Europeans who practiced farming and herding, close to 2000 BC. The site has been well-preserved; the massive ruins of the cyclopean walls and […]
Here are some photos from our 7-night Greek cruise. The Easy Cruise ship and accommodations are simple, but they get the job done, especially considering the price! Tip: If you are interested in cruising with Easy Cruise, check www.travelzoo.com for special deals. We met people there who only paid $10 per person per day!
Seven hours from now we’ll be on a flight to Athens, Greece. Twenty-four hours from now we’ll be departing Athens on a seven day cruise of the Greek coast line.
The Trevi Fountain is the largest and most ambitious of the Baroque fountains of Rome. It is 25.9 meters (85 feet) high and 19.8 meters (65 feet) wide. A traditional legend holds that if visitors throw a coin into the fountain, they are ensured a return to Rome.
The Monumento Nazionale a Vittorio Emanuele II (National Monument of Victor Emmanuel II) or Altare della Patria (Altar of the Fatherland) or “Il Vittoriano” is a monument to honor Victor Emmanuel, the first king of a unified Italy.
The Spanish Steps are a set of steps in Rome, Italy, climbing a steep slope between the Piazza di Spagna at the base and Piazza Trinità dei Monti above.
While wandering the streets of Rome, we ran into a large group of protestors and decided to follow them for a few blocks.
The Piazza del Popolo is a large oval square in Rome. The north side of the square is dominated by the Porta del Popolo, which leads to the Via Flaminia. Since the Via Flaminia (built in AD 220) connected Rome with the Adriatic coast, many travelers entered Rome via the square.