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Athens, Greece

House of Proclus

Underneath one of the region's most historic roads lies the home of Plato's successor.
Athens, Greece

Agia Dynami

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

Proteichisma on Erysichthonos Street

The ruins of this ancient fortification wall sit in the middle of a quiet, residential intersection.
Markopoulo Mesogeas, Greece

Temple of Artemis Brauronia

This seaside sanctuary was once one of the most important religious sites for women in ancient Greece.
Elefsina, Greece

Church of Panagia Mesosporitissa

Only open for two days a year, this church links ancient Greek and modern Christian celebrations.
Greece

Castle of Agia Mavra (Santa Maura)

A seaside castle complex that stood through centuries of conquests.
Elefsina, Greece

Plutonian Cave of Eleusis

According to legend, this cavern holds the passage that Persephone used to travel to and from the underworld.
Frini, Greece

Monastery of Panagia Faneromeni

After being destroyed by two separate fires, this monastery is now home to a small zoo and relics from dozens of saints.
Penteli, Greece

Monastery Penteli

The heads and relics of 179 monks slaughtered by pirates are on display within this Ceonobic Monastery.
Key West, Florida

U.S. Route 1 Mile 0 Sign

The highway's southernmost spot is a beloved local attraction.
London, England

Memorial to the Women of World War II

The bronze uniforms commemorate the vital role of women during World War II.
Kalamata, Greece

Church of the Virgin Mary

This sixth-century church housed an icon with eyes so beautiful legend has it they inspired the name of a Greek city.
Nafplio, Greece

Church of Agioi Pantes

A staircase made of gravestones leads up to this church built into a giant rock.
Kalamata, Greece

Church of Agioi Apostoloi (Church of the Holy Apostles)

The Greek War of Independence was declared at this medieval Byzantine sanctuary.
Athens, Greece

Klafthmonos Square Parking Structure Fortification Walls

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

Vouleftikon (People's Assembly)

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

Divani Palace Acropolis Fortification Wall

A preserved portion of an ancient Athens barrier is displayed in a hotel basement.
New Orleans, Louisiana

The New Orleans Train Garden

Tiny historical streetcars wind through a small scale version of Crescent City in this whimsical train garden.
Agii Anargiri, Greece

Pyrgos Vasilissis (Queens Tower)

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

Lion of Bavaria

This slumbering beast honors the Bavarian soldiers who died in Greece during a 19th-century typhoid outbreak.
Nafplio, Greece

Church of Agios Spyridon

The historic building has preserved human organs, unusual hexagrams, and scars from a political assassination.
Nea Tiryntha, Greece

Tholos Tomb of Tiryns

Step inside an ancient beehive tomb built for a mysterious cult hero.
Athens, Greece

Fethiye Mosque

This historic structure has been used as a mosque, a barracks, a prison, a school, and a bakery.