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Keetmanshoop, Namibia

Quiver Tree Forest

A rare cluster of alien-like plants grows along a dusty highway.
Edinburgh, Scotland

Mons Meg

A six-ton wedding present for the King of the Scots.
Laconia, Greece

Areopolis

This town named for the ancient God of War is home to fewer than a thousand people, but it's the birthplace of the Greek Revolution.
Sparta, Greece

Mystras

The ruins of an abandoned medieval city where the last Byzantine emperor was crowned.
Athens, Greece

Antikythera Mechanism

2000-year-old computer demonstrates remarkable engineering and astronomical precision.
Athens, Greece

Agia Dynami

This small 16th-century church in Athens is almost entirely surrounded by a modern building.
Athens, Greece

Church of Agios Demetrios of Diakos

This Ottoman-era church is hidden amid a busy tourist area.
Athens, Greece

Tower of the Winds

An ancient octagonal weather station named for the eight Greek gods of wind.
Athens, Greece

Pittaki Street

150 or so scrounged-up lamps, chandeliers, and lanterns light up this alley in central Athens.
Athens, Greece

Anafiotika

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

The Olive Tree of the Acropolis

Legend says this sacred tree was a gift from goddess Athena.
Athens, 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.
Laconia, Greece

Vatheia

The historic tower houses of this nearly abandoned Greek town have been compared to the spikes on an iguana's back.
Lakonia, Greece

Dimitrios

This wrecked ghost ship has been rusting on a Greek beach since the 1980s.
Nafplio, Greece

Bourtzi

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

Ottoman Fountains of Nafplio

Public water fountains built during the Ottoman Era still stand throughout this seaside town.
Nafplio, Greece

Vouleftikon (People's Assembly)

This 18th-century former mosque held the first Hellenic Parliament.
Nafplio, Greece

Basilica of Agios Nikolaos

This church is dedicated to the patron saint of seafarers.
Arkadiko, Greece

Arkadiko Bridge

Built by the Ancient Greeks, this chariot bridge is still in use today.
Argolis, Greece

Mycenae

This legendary city has been a tourist attraction for centuries.
Lyon, France

Église du Bon-Pasteur

This abandoned church in central Lyon is missing its front stairs.
Bouziès, France

Daniel Monnier’s Le Lot

The beautiful bas-relief lines a sliver of a 19th-century walking path between two charming French villages.
Collioure, France

Notre-Dame-des-Anges

Immortalized by artists, this church incorporates a medieval lighthouse into its shoreside structure.
Lyon, France

Lumière Villa

Antique cinematography artifacts fill this museum dedicated to the inventors of the moving picture.