The Panathenaic Stadium is a classical cultural and touristic monument of Greece and one of the most significant monuments not only for Athens, but for the whole Greece. Its rich history is directly connected to the Modern Olympic Games as from their revival in 1896 until the Athens Olympic Games in 2004. It is also the place from where the Olympic flame sets up its journey to the cities of the Olympic Games, both Winter, Summer and Youth. Picture and words by @humansandthecity —
The Islamic art collections of the Benaki Museum are housed in a complex of neo-classical buildings located in the historical centre of Athens, in the Kerameikos district. Major archaeological sites located in the same area include the grounds of the ancient Agora (currently undergoing development), the Doric temple of Hephaestus (the "Theseio") and the Museum of the ancient Kerameikos necropolis (cemetery). Picture and words by @humansandthecity
Anafiotika is a scenic tiny neighborhood of Athens, part of the old historical neighborhood called Plaka. The neighborhood was built according to the typical Cycladic architecture, and even nowadays gives to visitors the feel of Greek islands in the heart of the city, with white walls and small spaces, usually with the presence of bougainvillea flowers. Picture and words by @humansandthecity
Winters are mild in Athens. Take a stroll alone in Dionisiou Aeropagitou street to explore the local architecture and capture numerous photogenic facades. This famous street will also lead you to the entrance of the Acropolis and the ancient Odeon of Herodes Atticus. @humansandthecity
Lago di Braies, one of the most beautiful mountain lakes in the heart of the Dolomites. Hike around the lake to explore more, rent a boat and notice the magical water reflections. A spectacular setting.
We are excited about a new guest series taking place right here in 2020! Announcing our first guest, George Roumeliotis, aka @humansandthecity , member of the multi-faceted Original Senses family. For 6 days, we follow his lens as he guides us around Athens. What better way to start the new year. Stay tuned!
Are you naughty or nice? Let the Yule Lads decide. These mischievous troll-like creatures are part of a fun, Icelandic Christmas tradition. During the 13 days leading up to Christmas, children place a shoe at their bedroom window, waiting for a Yule Lad to visit, and leave a gift or a rotting potato! Pict by @visitmyvatn
Greenland, a pure white wilderness primed for exploration. The world’s largest island is also the least populated place on earth. So you’ll have the milky blue icebergs, dazzling fjords, and sweeping tundra all to yourself. Follow the link in bio to read more about Greenland!