There have are 14 World Wonders (7 old and 7 new) and somehow, for some reason, the Parthenon in Athens has been left off both lists. Considering this ancient city was built in the 5th Century B.C., that’s a major snub. Nevertheless, that which we call a world wonder by any other name is still as sweet, and there’s no denying that a visit to the Acropolis is a singular and awe-inspiring experience. Throughout the years, this holy…

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Just five hours north of Athens by train lies a real life Game of Thrones location, with 6 working monasteries built on top of impossibly shaped rocks. Welcome to Meteora, Greece. While the landscape may seem familiar, having served as the motivation for the fictional city of Eyrie, very few people are actually aware that Meteora exists. This is because the resident monks are doing their very best to keep the site a secret. After all,…

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