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Katowice, Poland

Spodek

While the U.S. and Soviet Union were engaged in a space race, Poland built a UFO on the ground.
Krakow, Poland

Lord's Ark

In the midst of a living monument to Soviet social engineering, Polish Catholics built this church by hand.
nowotarski, Poland

Cloud Demon Repelling Tower

A tower in a small Polish village uses the power of a sacred bell to ward off mischievous weather spirits.
Krakow, Poland

Nowa Huta

This sprawling concrete suburb of Kraków was designed by the Soviet Union as the model proletarian city.
Wieliczka, Poland

Wieliczka Salt Mine

An underground city of salt.
Kalavryta, Greece

Kalavryta Sacrifice Memorial

A solemn reminder of the infamous World War II war crime that massacred almost all the men in a small Greek town.
Agii Anargiri, Greece

Pyrgos Vasilissis (Queens Tower)

This fairytale-looking castle is a wonderful example of Greek neo-Gothic architecture
Athens, Greece

Zappeion

A man's head is enshrined beneath a statue near the first building constructed for the modern Olympic Games.
Athens, Greece

Choragic Monument of Lysicrates

The only surviving choragic monument is a trophy awarded in 334 BC for the winning dramatic chorus.
Athens, Greece

Anafiotika

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

Dimitrios

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

Lycabettus Funicular

The railway carts travelers to central Athens's highest peak, which offers stunning vistas of the city.
Oía, Greece

Atlantis Books

A quirky bookstore hidden beneath a sea of whitewashed Greek villas.
Greece

Labyrinthos Caves

Cretean quarry suggests real-life site for ancient Greek myth of the man-eating Minotaur in his labyrinth.
Oxfordshire, England

'The Nuba Survival'

In an isolated field near a dilapidated barn stands this chilling portrayal of the plight of the Nuba peoples of Sudan.
Kyiv, Ukraine

Kyiv Crematorium

This oddly shaped building is a surprising Soviet-era crematorium.
Athens, Greece

Prosfygika

This once architecturally advanced housing complex is now a haven for squatters that still bears the scars of war.
Wiltshire, England

Stonehenge World Heritage Site

Famously misunderstood wonder of the ancient world
London, England

The Viktor Wynd Museum of Curiosities, Fine Art & Natural History

This shop and gallery is a modern-day cabinet of curiosities, unassumingly positioned along an urban thoroughfare.
London, England

Highgate Cemetery

London's creepiest cemetery was once the site of dueling magicians and mobs of stake-carrying vampire hunters.
Athens, Greece

Agia Dynami

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

Strofades Monastery

A lonely medieval monastery on an uninhabited island.
Lakki, Greece

Lakki Cinema

This Greek cinema was architecturally inspired by Mussolini's vision of a fascist Mediterranean utopia.
Athens, Greece

Dromeas (The Runner)

A sharp sculpture made of thousands of pieces of jagged glass.