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Athens, Greece

Fethiye Mosque

This historic structure has been used as a mosque, a barracks, a prison, a school, and a bakery.
Penteli, Greece

Monastery Penteli

The heads and relics of 179 monks slaughtered by pirates are on display within this Ceonobic Monastery.
Athens, Greece

Numismatic Museum of Athens

One of the greatest collections of coins in the world is housed in the former mansion of an archeological pioneer.
Newcastle upon Tyne, England

The Vampire Rabbit of Newcastle

This century-old grotesque has a mysterious history and may not actually be a rabbit.
Edinburgh, Scotland

Millennium Clock Tower

The dance of this huge clock is a magnificent and eerie commentary on good and evil in the history of humankind.
London, England

The Burney Relief

This bewitching Babylonian goddess haunts a hallway of the British Museum.
Elefsina, Greece

Plutonian Cave of Eleusis

According to legend, this cavern holds the passage that Persephone used to travel to and from the underworld.
Elefsina, Greece

Church of Panagia Mesosporitissa

Only open for two days a year, this church links ancient Greek and modern Christian celebrations.
Greece

Archeological Exhibit at Athens International Airport

These artifacts were discovered during the construction of the airport, with some dating back to the Neolithic period.
Athina, Greece

Theatre of Dionysus

Heralded as the world's first theater, these ruins are often overlooked as they reside in the shadows of the Acropolis.
Nafplio, Greece

Vouleftikon (People's Assembly)

This 18th-century former mosque held the first Hellenic Parliament.
Derbyshire, England

The Upper Derwent Reservoirs

This chain of artificial lakes was an ideal test ground for the aircraft that would carry the "bouncing bombs" used by the WWII "Dambusters" squad.
York, England

Dick Turpin's Tombstone

The final resting place of England's most notorious bandit.
Edinburgh, Scotland

Charles II Statue

Edinburgh's oldest statue hides within a parking lot behind the city's iconic cathedral.
Edinburgh, Scotland

David Hume's Statue

Touching this 18th-century Scottish philosopher’s toe allegedly conjures good fortune.
Edinburgh, Scotland

George Mackenzie's Mausoleum

The tomb of one of Scotland's bloody historic villains is a magnet for bumbling desecrators.
Edinburgh, Scotland

Greyfriars Bobby

The most loyal of little dogs, or a Victorian era publicity stunt?
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Amsterdam Oersoep

A Dutch passageway's artistic, aquatic-themed makeover pays tribute to the capital city's famed waterways.
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Theater Tuschinski

A beautifully eclectic mix of architectural styles.
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Cuypers Library

This gorgeous reading room houses the oldest and largest art history library in the Netherlands.
Bucharest, Romania

Arcul de Triumf

Romania's triumphal arch looks out over Bucharest.
Bucharest, Romania

Palace of the Parliament

This communist behemoth is the heaviest building in the world and a legacy of a brutal regime.
Bucharest, Romania

Cărturești Carusel Bookstore

This once derelict building is now one of the most beautiful bookstores in the world.
Sinaia, Romania

Peleș Castle

This elaborately decorated, fairytale-like Romanian royal palace is one of the most striking castles in Europe.