Mystras – Discover Greece With Dave’s Travel Pages

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The historical castle town of Mystras is a must-see for anyone visiting the Peloponnese in Greece. Spread out over three levels, Mystras is a Byzantine walled city which still retains an air of splendour to this day. About Mystras Mystras is a Byzantine walled city complex located in the Laconia region of the Peloponnese in Greece. Now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, its foundations were originally laid in 1249. Over time, it developed from a strong fortress to become a bustling city state, and a major place of trade within the Byzantine empire. Today, the remains of the fortress itself … [Read more...]

Acropolis Museum in Athens – Museum of the Week

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The Acropolis museum in Athens, is the most visited museum in Greece. Opened back in 2009, it is a purpose built, thoughtfully designed building, boasting an incredible collection of artifacts, and unparalleled views of the Acropolis itself. Why then, do I think it is the McDonald's of the museum world? As part of my ongoing mission to visit every museum in Athens for my #museummonday feature at Dave's Travel Pages, I knew that sooner or later, I would have to write about the Acropolis Museum. I have visited this museum three times over the past months, and each time, I have come away … [Read more...]

Peloponnese Road Trip – Travel the South Coast

South Peloponnese Road Trip Greece - Planning the next place to go, whilst listening to the waves on the beach.

Trying to plan our recent Peloponnese Road Trip was no easy task. We only had two weeks to play with, there was a wedding we were invited to, the Peloponnese in Greece is bigger than it looks, and there is an endless amount of things to see and do. Oh, capital controls had been introduced in Greece just before we left as well, reducing the amount of money people could withdraw a day to just 50 euros. Easy stuff then! Our Peloponnese Road Trip We had previously travelled through parts of the Peloponnese only a few weeks before. On that occasion, it was mainly  in the centre of the region, … [Read more...]

Weirdest Buildings in the Peloponnese, Greece

Fairy tale castle in peloponnese

What do a fairy-tale castle built by a man a sandwich short of a picnic, a temple under a circus big-top, and a church seemingly designed by someone on acid have in common? They are the weirdest buildings in the Peloponnese, that's what! During my recent road trip through Greece, I visited these three weird looking buildings all on the same day. Read on for more! The Weirdest Buildings in the Peloponnese My recent two week road trip through the South Peloponnese included many 'must-see' places, such as Mystras and Ancient Messene. Sometimes though, it is the unexpected places that you … [Read more...]

Ancient Messene in Greece – A Greek Travel Guide

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Ancient Messene is one of a number of places in Greece where no one can quite agree on its Latin spelling. Is it Messini or Messene? Who knows! Whatever you do though, don't get it confused with the rather bland market town of Messini, because you will be disappointed! Ancient Messene Ancient Messene is a 30km drive from Kalamata, and isn't particularly well sign posted. Even the sat-nav struggled at times! When you do get there though, you will be rewarded with the opportunity to explore one of the largest and best preserved archaeological sites in Greece. Settled since ancient … [Read more...]