Athens, the capital of Greece, was the heart of the ancient Greek civilization. You can still visit the early Greek landmarks such as the Acropolis and the Parthenon. The Acropolis Museum and the National Archaeological Museum preserve sculptures, va...
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Every country has its share of tourist traps. Europe has the Leaning Tower of Pisa; the US has the Hollywood Walk of Fame and the Mall of America. But sometimes a site that many consider to be a "trap" is actually worth seeing. We rounded up 25 attractions around the world that might be crowded or costly, but still warrant a visit. From Ireland's Cliffs of Moher to Turkey's Grand Bazaar, here are the places that travelers should be keeping on their bucket lists.
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The glittering Cyclades span hundreds of miles, with centuries of history under their belt. The two-week version of this itinerary starts in glamorous Mykonos before a stop in Naxos for beach time and a cooking class. Then, make your way to the volcanic sunsets and cliffside architecture of Santorini. End your trip on Crete, where amazing beaches, excellent cuisine, and great hospitality await.
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If you're looking for a cheap European holiday, head east, according to the latest version of the annual City Costs Barometer from Post Office Travel Money. The ranking looked at the total cost of two nights of accommodation plus the average price of typical tourist items in 48 cities in Europe to determine which ones offer the best value for money. This list may help you determine where to take your next vacation on a budget.
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Some say visiting Athens without getting to know its locals is as foolish as exploring the city without seeing the Parthenon... With these events, not only will you discover the best of local Athenian food but also the true spirit of the city.
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