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Vilnius, Lithuania

Stebuklas Miracle Tile

While this monument tile is shrouded in mystery it also marks the end of the longest ever human chain.
Vilnius, Lithuania

Literatų Gatvė (Literature Street)

Plaques celebrating Lithuanian writers freckle a wall of this picture-perfect path.
Lasithi, Greece

Spinalonga Island

This abandoned Greek island was the last active leper colony in Europe.
Heraklion, Greece

Knossos

A minotaur, a labyrinth, and a dubious restoration pull in visitors from around the world.
Zakinthos, Greece

Navagio Beach

Hidden in a secluded Greek cove is a pristine beach marred only by the rusting smuggler's hulk stranded on its shores.
Athens, Greece

Anafiotika

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

Pasha Gardens

A little-known park with unusual, half-ruined structures and a mystical energy.
Thessaloniki, Greece

Heptapyrgion Fortress

An abandoned Byzantine fortress and notorious prison.
London, England

The Real Greenwich Prime Meridian

Thanks to modern navigational tools we now know that the true prime meridian runs through a park next door.
London, England

Greenwich Foot Tunnel

A 1,215-foot tunnel transports pedestrians beneath the River Thames.
Copenhagen, Denmark

Rundetårn

Old observatory in Copenhagen with a spiral corridor used as a racetrack.
Copenhagen, Denmark

Freetown Christiania

Danish tourist destination well known for open stalls where vendors sell marijuana on the street.
Copenhagen, Denmark

Superkilen

An ultra-modern diversity park in Denmark has turned an entire city block electric pink.
Poznań, Poland

The Fighting Goats of Poznań

These mechanical goats first battled it out in the year 1551, all because of an overcooked deer.
Warsaw, Poland

Chopin Monument

In the summer, the area around this sculpture transforms into a vibrant concert venue.
Warsaw, Poland

Warsaw's Chopin Benches

Special benches that play Chopin's music are scattered throughout his native city.
Warsaw, Poland

Warsaw Uprising Monument

A tribute to the Polish insurgents who fought in the failed attempt to end their city's Nazi occupation.
Warsaw, Poland

The Neon Museum

A program of Communist glamour in post-Stalin Poland is preserved in this colorful museum.
Bologna, Italy

Finestrella di Via Piella

A small window on Via Piella offers a lovely and rare peek at Bologna's lost canals.
Vilnius, Lithuania

The Mermaid of Užupis

Travelers who fall victim to this mermaid's charms are destined to stay in Užupis forever.
Meškuičių seniūnija, Lithuania

Hill of Crosses

An old hill fort covered in over 100,000 crosses is a symbol of Lithuanian nationalism and beliefs.
Helsinki, Finland

Temppeliaukio Church

A subterranean house of worship carved right out of the bedrock.
Helsinki, Finland

Kamppi Chapel

An alien church provides much needed silence in the midst of a Finland shopping center.
Riga, Latvia

The Three Brothers

The oldest housing complex in Riga is a mini timeline of architectural trends.