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Athens, Greece

Roman Tomb in Zara

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

Dromeas (The Runner)

A sharp sculpture made of thousands of pieces of jagged glass.
Athens, Greece

First Cemetery of Athens

The oldest cemetery of modern-day Athens blends the modern and ancient worlds.
Athens, Greece

Tower of the Winds

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

Atlantis Books

A quirky bookstore hidden beneath a sea of whitewashed Greek villas.
Dandarah, Egypt

Hathor Temple

One of the most well-preserved temples of ancient Egypt.
Vagli Sopra, Italy

Lago di Vagli

This Tuscan lake hides a 13th century town that is still visible when the water recedes.
Rokers Point Settlement, Bahamas

Underwater Plane Wreck Near Staniel Cay

One of the most accessible undersea plane wrecks in the world.
Bahamas

Nurse Sharks of Compass Cay

They squeal, they nosh, they look like predators.
Pioneertown, California

Pioneertown

A fake town founded by Western movie stars is now becoming a hip desert community.
Culberson County, Texas

Guadalupe Peak

The highest point in Texas is capped by a big silver pyramid.
Sydney, Australia

Trim the Cat

The statue honors an adventurous seafaring cat.
Province de Zagora, Morocco

Erg Chigaga

Exploring the wilder, more passionate sibling of Erg Chebbi feels like discovering a secret sun-kissed planet from another galaxy.
Ouarzazate, Morocco

Atlas Film Studios

World's largest film studio, where visitors tour the decaying sets that litter the harsh desert environment.
Acton, Australia

Australian National University Classics Museum

A little-known museum of Ancient Roman and Ancient Greek artifacts.
Canberra, Australia

The Shine Dome

This copper-coated, multi-arched dome is surrounded by a moat and lights up at night.
Canberra, Australia

National Gallery Sculpture Garden

Dozens of large-scale, creative, evocative curios from prominent artists dot the calm outdoor space around this major museum.
Canberra, Australia

Australian-American Memorial

From a distance, this statue of an eagle looks like a giant chicken on a stick.
Macquarie, Australia

The Big Owl

This roadside attraction became locally famous for its unintentionally phallic shape.
San Bernardino, California

Zzyzx Mineral Springs and Healing Center

A former utopian healing center created by a huckster and built by derelicts.
Yermo, California

Calico Ghost Town

A desert ghost town—occupied for only 12 years—was once home to more than 500 silver mines.
Newberry Springs, California

Rock-A-Hoola Waterpark

The "Fun Spot of the Desert" is now a haunting ruin, and a reminder that putting a water park in a desert is a bad idea.
Merzouga, Morocco

Erg Chebbi

God's Saharan sandbox of wrath.