The Antikythera Mechanism – Mysteries of Ancient Greece

The Antikythera Mechanism on display at the National Archaeological Museum of Athens

Does an analog computer dating back over 2000 years sound like fantasy? It might do, if not for the fact that one was discovered in a shipwreck off the coast of Greece! The Antikythera Mechanism is one of the greatest mysteries of Ancient Greece. Read on to find out more! Mysteries of Ancient Greece When I was in my early teens, I became interested in ancient civilisations. They always seemed somewhat mysterious to me. This sense of mystery was added to by reading Erich Von Daniken books such as Chariots of the Gods.  I never agreed with his ancient astronaut theories, but I did come to … [Read more...]

The National Archaeological Museum of Athens

The Artemision Bronze - Is this Poseidon or Zeus? On display at the National Archaeological Museum of Athens

The National Archaeological Museum of Athens, is not just the best museum in Athens. It is also the best museum in Greece, and dare I say, one of the best in the world. A bold statement? Perhaps, especially as I controversially compared the Acropolis Museum of Athens to a shopping mall or McDonald's not too long ago! I stand by that though, and here's why... The National Archaeological Museum of Athens The problem I had with the Acropolis Museum in Athens, was that it didn't have much soul to it. It was too clean and sanitary. It lacked personality. The National Archaeological Museum of … [Read more...]

Cycling Routes in Armenia : Inspiring Your Travel Adventures

Cycling routes in Armenia - Inspiring your travel adventures with Dave's Travel Pages

Armenia is one of the few countries in which I have not yet cycled. So, when I was approached by Astghik of Arratour about a guest post on the subject, I said yes straight away! I always love reading about new places, and I hope you do also.    Popular Cycling Routes in Armenia Not many people consider cycling in Armenia, which is a pity. The country offers vivid and unforgettable impressions to the cyclist. Beautiful landscapes, interesting mountainous routes, ancient architectural monuments - it has it all. So, if you are planning a trip to Armenia keep reading, as we describe 2 … [Read more...]

Packing Cubes for Travel : Travel Packing Tips

Packing Cubes

Using Packing Cubes for travel will be the best travel packing tip you ever follow! It doesn't matter if your are flying with carry on, taking a suitcase on honeymoon, or cycling around the world. Packing Cubes will make efficient use of the space in your bag, and keep you organized.  Packing Cubes for Travel : Travel Packing Tips Packing Cubes do far more than simply separate your T-shirts from your shorts. They can help you keep organized as you travel, and make things easily accessible. Packing cubes can also prevent clothes from becoming damaged and keep them neater. If you have … [Read more...]

Museum of the City of Athens – The Home of King Otto

Period furniture inside the museum of the city of Athens

The Museum of the City Of Athens, is a museum that many visitors to Athens may never hear of. In fact, many locals haven't heard of it either! That's a real shame, because where else in Greece can you see the largest painting of Athens ever made, and period 19th century aristocratic furniture all housed in the former palace of a King? The Museum of the City of Athens So, when I used the word palace, did you have images of a huge, elaborate building come to mind? If you did, you probably want to get rid of that image, because this building is nothing like that! That's not to say that it … [Read more...]