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Project Greece

As always, I plan my trips with Excel. Here’s the one I made for Greece, cleaned up just a bit to remove notes for our group (everybody had access to …

Crete

<b>Crete simply has it all!</b><p>Crete is the largest island in Greece, and the fifth largest one in the Mediterranean Sea. Here, you can admire the remnants …

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Can Privatization Save the Treasures of Ancient Greece?

Many objects dug from the earth or drawn from the legends of Nemea could be used to promote the ancient Greek site: the mythological Nemean Lion …

Ancient city’s strip mall unearthed in Greece

During excavations in the summer of 2013, archaeologists uncovered the portico of the ancient city of Argilos, which sits along the northern coast of the Aegean Sea in modern-day Greece. This aerial view shows the ruins that were excavated, including five of the seven storerooms that make up the …

Archaeology

Downfall of ancient Greece blamed on 300-year drought

Tourists visit the 2,500-year-old Parthenon Temple on the Acropolis hill, in Athens, a popular destination for visitors. New research shows that a 300-year-old drought may have done in the original Greek occupants.many years ago.<p>A 300-year drought may have caused the demise of several Mediterranean …

Ancient History

Travel in Greece - Common Mistakes

01 of 08<p>Visiting Only Famous Landmarks<p>Travel in Greece can be among the most rewarding experiences you'll ever attempt. But many visitors make …

Oscar Season Turns Ugly

Beyond Woody Allen: controversies, PR explosions, truth-squadding, and the 2014 Academy Awards<p>The Oscar telecast may be great, Ellen DeGeneres could …

Career Arc: Paul Verhoeven

The twisted genius behind ‘RoboCop,’ ‘Total Recall,’ and — yes — ‘Showgirls’<p>A remake of the 1987 sci-fi movie <i>RoboCop</i> opens this week, nearly a decade …

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As cold as ice: standard expressions and idioms

There are seven days until Christmas and in Athens the temperature is nine degrees Celcius., i.e. it’s freezing cold.<p>by Kevin Saff @ flickr<p>The …

Survival phrases in Greek

In Greece most people speak English, so language is not really a barrier. If you’d like to use simple Greek words though, now and then, feel free to …

Language

Top Ten Destinations To Visit In Greece

<b>#4) Rhodes Town</b><p>Home of Colossus of Rhodes, one of the Seven Wonders of the World, <b>Rhodes Town</b> comes in at number four on our list. Here, tourists come …

European Travel

The secret history of the Parthenon

For the past 230 years or so, the story that was sculpted into the frieze of the Parthenon, the most influential building in the western world, has …

18 free things to do in Barcelona

Barcelona has enough to keep the most voracious of culture vultures and self-indulgent of gourmands happy for weeks, but all those entry fees and tapas bills can mount up. Fortunately, help is at hand with a variety of ways to make your holiday budget stretch a little further.<p>In addition to the …

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Say Goodbye to Jet Lags With These Easy Tips

I took my first 20-plus hour-long flight when I was 16-years-old. Since then, I have been on countless transcontinental journeys, traveling to almost 50 countries across six continents. The longest flight I took was 26 hours from Atlanta to Singapore. Having family in India, I fly the 20-plus hours …

Top 10 experiences on Hawaii's Big Island

Island fever may happen elsewhere, but it's almost unheard of on Hawai'i. The aptly named Big Island is fantastically diverse, with miles of highways and - better yet - byways to explore. From age-old fishing villages to modern mega resorts, from snow-capped peaks to sandy beaches, you'll …

Las Vegas Container Park Is New Retail and Entertainment Attraction

A unique retail area called Container Park has opened in downtown Las Vegas. Located in the Fremont East entertainment district, the development …

Top 10 Landmarks in U.S. National Parks

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Nat Geo Travel Staff’s 2014 Bucket List

The staff at National Geographic Travel is continually criss-crossing the globe to uncover the best and the brightest places, but we have travel wish lists just like everyone else.<p><b>Here’s where we want to go in 2014 and why:</b><p><b>> Iceland and Greenland</b><p>“I have a strange love for quiet, empty, ‘desolate’ …

10 Ancient Archaeological Sites for Your World Travel Bucket List

Shares 7K<p>Typically, when ancient archaeological sites get some form of development, it’s a benefit.<p>With development comes better controlled access …