Attractions

Top Choice House in Kardamyli

Patrick Leigh Fermor House

Larger-than-life Patrick Leigh Fermor (1915–2011), one of Britain's most eminent writers, lived just outside Kardymili on-and-off for much of his later life with his wife, Joan. A scholar and soldier (involved in th…
Top Choice Notable Building in Syntagma & Plaka

Parliament & Changing of the Guard

In front of the parliament building, the traditionally costumed evzones (guards) of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier change every hour on the hour. On Sunday at 11am, a whole platoon marches down Vasilissis Sofias to…
Top Choice Architecture in Milos

Klima Rock Dwellings

Tiny, photogenic Klima clings to the beachfront cliff face below Trypiti. It’s the best example of Milos’ syrmata (traditional fishermen’s encampments), where the downstairs, with brightly painted doors, are used fo…
Architecture in Acropolis Area

Propylaia

The Propylaia formed the monumental entrance to the Acropolis. Built by Mnesicles between 437 BC and 432 BC, it ranks in architectural brilliance with the Parthenon. It consists of a central hall with two wings on e…
Architecture in Northeastern Rhodes

Kalithea Thermi

Italian architect Pietro Lombardi constructed this opulent art deco spa, on the site of ancient thermal springs, in 1929. Its dazzling white-domed pavilions, pebble-mosaic courtyards and sweeping sea-view colonnades…
Architecture in Thessaloniki

Thessaloniki Concert Hall

Japanese architect Arata Isozaki created the M2, one of two buildings that house Thessaloniki's live music scene. The M2 is a contemporary structure with impeccably simple geometry, using glass, stone and steel, and…
Architecture in Corfu Town

Liston

Corfu Town owes the elegant, photogenic Liston, the arcade that lines the northern half of the Spianada, to neither the Venetians nor the British, but to the French. Designed during the brief Napoleonic occupation o…
Architecture in Rhodes Town

Inn of France

The Inn of France is the most ornate and distinctive of all the inns (temporary residences for visiting knights of select orders, denominated by their country). On the opposite side of the street is a wrought-iron g…
Notable Building in Gazi, Keramikos & Metaxourgio

Industrial Gas Museum

A walking route runs through the old gasworks in Gazi, a complex of furnaces and industrial buildings from the mid-19th century. The atmosphere is cool, and so are the old photos and film clips. There's a pleasant c…
House in Corfu Town

Corfu Living History

Corfu Living History is a town house that has been remodelled to illustrate the daily lives of a fictitious merchant family from the mid-19th century. Enthusiastic tour guides make the whole experience fun and infor…