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Tbilisi, Georgia

Bridge of Peace

With over 10,000 lights, this feat of engineering marvel lights up the city after dark.
Lasithi, Greece

Spinalonga Island

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

Dikteon Cave

According to myth, Zeus himself was hidden in this cave to escape being eaten by his dad.
Lasithi, Greece

Windmills of Lasithi Plateau

This little Greek plateau is home to thousands of rustic, white-sailed windmills.
Heraklion, Greece

Phaistos Disc

This famous archeological mystery may be an ancient example of movable type.
Heraklion, Greece

Knossos

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

Villa dei Misteri

This amazingly well-preserved villa just outside Pompeii boasts rare examples of ancient Roman paintings.
Santorini, Greece

Prehistoric Town of Akrotiri

A Bronze age settlement on the Greek island of Santorini might have been the inspiration for Plato's Atlantis.
Oía, Greece

Atlantis Books

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

Tomato Industrial Museum

A former factory serves as a shrine to the industry that sustained Santorini for decades.
Perissa, Greece

Paralia Perissa

This black sand beach was crafted from volcanic explosions including the historic Minoan eruption.
Moires, Greece

Labyrinthos Caves

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

Frangokastello Castle

Every spring, locals see the shadowy figures of a ghost army of slain Greek soldiers descend upon this ruined fort.
Souda, Greece

Suda Bay War Cemetery

1,500 Commonwealth servicemen of World War II are buried or commemorated in this cemetery.
Ano Vouves, Greece

Olive Tree of Vouves

The oldest olive tree in Greece has been bearing fruit for at least 2,000 years.
Inachori, Greece

Elafonisi (Deer Island)

A small island with shimmering pink sands, home to loggerhead turtles and rare plants.
Bergen, Norway

Tubakuba

Stay overnight in the world's most sleekly designed rabbit hole, free of charge.
Mägipe, Estonia

Kõpu Lighthouse

One of the oldest lighthouses in the world has been in continuous use since it was first built in 1531.
Moscow, Russia

'Worker and Kolkhoz Woman'

An iconic Soviet statue of working-class people.
Tartu, Estonia

Museum of KGB Cells

The secret cells in the basement of the KGB's Estonian "Grey House" have been preserved as a grim Cold War museum.
Schattenhalb, Switzerland

The Reichenbach Falls

The alpine falls where Sherlock Holmes apparently met his demise can actually be visited.
Beatenberg, Switzerland

St. Beatus Cave

Caves famous for the dragon-slaying saint who lived there.
Gadmen, Switzerland

Trift Bridge

This amazing pedestrian suspension bridge in the Swiss Alps would give Indiana Jones nightmares.
Obergoms VS, Switzerland

Hotel Belvédère

A once-thriving hotel in the Swiss Alps couldn't compete with climate change.