Postcard from the backstreets of Arnaia, Greece

The village of Arnaia in the Macedonian region of Mount  Athos in Greece is appears to be as a traditional Greek village might be envisaged. Attractive and colourful houses line the main street and the little nooks and crannies of the town. Pastel blues and deep terracotta hues can be discovered without too much searching. Narrow streets, with little or …

Olympia, Greece – Virtual History in the Ruins

There is something strangely compelling even spellbinding about Olympia, Greece. This may seem an obvious statement in one of the world’s great archaeological sites but exploring the crumbling ruins it is actually harder to pinpoint the reasons than anticipated. It is of course a world heritage site but appears more ‘run-down’ than other similar sites. In many cases the ruins …