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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

Diporto

With no menu and no sign, this 130-year-old taverna doles out affordable home cooking.
Athens, Greece

Caves of Filopappou Hill

These caves secretly held national treasures during World War II.
Athens, Greece

Asyrmatos Building

A unique housing complex born from the aftermath of the Greek Civil War.
Athens, Greece

Stones of Frederica

Elaborate stone houses constructed from the ruins of war.
Preveza, Greece

Nicopolis

The ruins of this monumental city founded by the first Roman Emperor are strangely overlooked by most travelers.
Konitsa, Greece

Konitsa Bridge

One of the largest single-span stone-arch bridges in the Balkans looks like something straight out of a fairytale.
Corfu, Greece

Church of St. Spyridon

This Greek Orthodox church houses the mummified body of St. Spyridon.
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.
Greece

Castle of Agia Mavra (Santa Maura)

A seaside castle complex that stood through centuries of conquests.
New York, New York

Union Square Metronome

The most confusing clock in New York.
New York, New York

Nikola Tesla Street Corner

Commemorating the spot where the famous scientist fed his pigeons.
New York, New York

New Yorker Hotel

The New York hotel where tragic visionary Nikola Tesla spent his final hours, destitute and alone but for the pigeons.
New York, New York

Burger Joint

Slyly buy a shake in the Parker Meridien lobby.
New York, New York

Macy's Wooden Escalators

A bit of retro transportation flair preserved in the world's largest department store.
New York, New York

Fearless Girl Statue

Wall Street has a new heroine, a bronze statue of a small but fierce girl.
New York, New York

Gimbel's Bridge

A three-story copper skybridge connects two Manhattan buildings with Art Deco luxury.
New York, New York

Alice in Wonderland Statue

This whimsical group of statues is a favorite of children who love to climb all over Lewis Carroll's beloved characters.
New York, New York

Grand Central Terminal Whispering Gallery

Whisper secrets in a busy station only to be heard on the other side of this acoustic arch.
New York, New York

The High Line

Elevated freight railway turned wildly successful urban park.
Pompeii, Italy

Plaster Citizens of Pompeii

The last moments of the ill-fated Pompeiians, frozen forever in plaster.
Pompeii, Italy

Pompeii Thermopolium

Before it was buried by volcanic ash, this fast-food restaurant fed the hungry hordes of ancient Rome.
Pompeii, Italy

The Brothels of Pompeii

Erotic art covers the walls of the largest ancient pleasure palace.
Pompeii, Italy

Villa dei Misteri

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