alexlandsmeer's User Profile - Atlas Obscura
Leaderboard Highlights
alexlandsmeer's activity rankings
1st
Places visited in Athens, Greece
1st
Places visited in Nafplio, Greece
1st
Places visited in Zaandam, Netherlands
4th
Places visited in Greece
Loading map...
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.
Athens, Greece

Fallen Aviators Monument

This striking sculpture of Icarus honors Greece's fallen flyers.
Greece

The Oracle of Delphi

The hallucinogenic center of the ancient world.
Athens, Greece

Stones of Frederica

Elaborate stone houses constructed from the ruins of war.
Athens, Greece

Asyrmatos Building

A unique housing complex born from the aftermath of the Greek Civil War.
Athens, Greece

Magic Sphere of Helios

This mystical orb covered in strange symbols is thought to have been used in ancient Greek magical rituals.
Kesariani, Greece

Kaisariani Shooting Range

A memorial dedicated to a tragic event during the Axis occupation of Greece.
Athens, Greece

Holy Church of the Archangels

This small chapel holds the mummified heart of one of the heroes of the Greek Revolution.
Athens, Greece

Goulandris Museum of Cycladic Art

Large collection from the 3rd millennium BCE.
Nafplio, Greece

Bourtzi

This 15th-century island fortress later served as home to the executioners no one wanted to live near.
Athens, Greece

Church of Agios Sostis

This Byzantine Church was moved from Paris to Athens block by block.
Athens, Greece

Church of Agios Dimitrios Loumbardiaris (Saint Demetrius the Bombardier)

A Byzantine-era church hidden in a wooded area below the Acropolis.
Athens, Greece

Caves of Filopappou Hill

These caves secretly held national treasures during World War II.
Athens, Greece

Eleni Marneri Galerie Late Antiquity Urban Villa

The ruins of an ancient mansion sits in front of and underneath a contemporary art gallery.
Athens, Greece

Ruins at Coco Mat Athens B.C. Hotel

When construction began on this hotel, developers were surprised to find the ruins of an ancient civilization.
Athens, Greece

Austrian Archaeological Institute at Athens

A historic building houses one of the most important archaeological institutes in Europe.
Athens, Greece

The Athens Polytechnic Monument

A crushed gate and giant bronze head serve as a reminder of Greece's fight for freedom.
Athens, Greece

The Blue Polykatoikia

An important example of architectural history slowly decays in the city center.
Athens, Greece

Korai 4

Scars of this building's past life as a violent prison still cover its walls.
Athens, Greece

Klafthmonos Square Parking Structure Fortification Walls

Preserved portions of Athens's ancient defenses are on display in a subterranean parking garage.
Athens, Greece

Roman Tomb in Zara

The ruins of an ancient Roman tomb hidden in the basement of a trendy clothing store.
Athens, Greece

St. John Around the Column

There are many Byzantine-era churches still standing in Athens, but this is the only one with a 2,500-year-old column rising through its roof.
Athens, Greece

Anafiotika

The Cycladic architecture makes this Athens neighborhood feel like an island paradise hidden in the shadow of the Acropolis.