Entries by Natania

Orašac, the birthplace of the Serbian state

Orašac Orašac is a small village in the municipality of Aranđelovac in Central Serbia. It is known as the place of the First Serbian Uprising in 1804, which initiated the creation of Serbia as a modern state. Since 1979, the famous place Orašac has been classified as a cultural landmark of exceptional importance. In memory […]

Bethlehem and Church of the Nativity

Bethlehem Bethlehem is located on the central West Bank under Palestine rule.  It is about 10 km (6.2 miles) south of Jerusalem, one of the oldest and holiest cities in the world. According to the Gospels of Matthew and Luke, Bethlehem is considered to be the birthplace of Jesus Christ. Today it is one of the most […]

Navarino castles and Voidokilia beach

Navarino bay and Voidokilia Navarino Bay or the bay of Pylos is the largest natural harbour in Peloponnese. Actually, the island of Sphacteria stands as a natural barrier in the bay against the open Ionian Sea. It is known for two impressive castles, its rich ancient history and two important naval battles. Since castles are […]

Methoni, the sea castle in Peloponnese

Methoni Methoni Castle is considered among the best-preserved castles in Peloponnese and Greece as well. It is a unique fortress with its fortified walls and is surrounded by the sea on three sides.   Methoni Castle The castle of Methoni is located near the Methoni village in Messenia, a region in the southwestern part of […]

Spinalonga, the island of banned mirrors

Spinalonga island Spinalonga is an islet located on the north-eastern side of Crete. It is hard to believe that this area which covers only 8,5 hectares, once was a place of suffering, death, and lost hope. Actually, Spinalonga is known as a leper colony, where leprosy patients from Crete and from all over Greece were […]

Plovdiv, the ancient Bulgarian city

Plovdiv city Plovdiv is known as „The City on the hills“, because it was built on six hills, originally on seven. Located on the crossroads between the West and the East in the fertile plain of Thrace, it has been a home for many various nationalities since ancient times. Plovdiv is located in a region […]

The Devil’s Town, a natural phenomenon in Serbia

The Devil’s Town The Devil’s Town (Đavolja varoš) is a rare natural phenomenon, located in the southern part of Serbia, on the slopes of Radan mountain.   It is known for the specific rock formation of soil figures and mineral water springs. This place was declared a natural monument of great importance by the Republic of […]

Olympia, the birthplace of Olympic Games

Ancient Olympia While we are looking forward to the start of the Olympic Games, let us return briefly to Olympia and ancient Greece, to the place where it all began. It was a world ruled by gods, and the greatest honour for every citizen was to participate and win in the famous Olympic Games, during […]

Secrets of Lemnos island

The mythical island of Lemnos Lemnos is the 8th largest island in Greece, located in the northern part of the Aegean Sea. According to mythology, it is the home of Amazons and Hephaestus, God of fire. Since there is no massive tourism, you will enjoy sandy beaches, interesting sites and churches, a desert area in […]

Via Dolorosa, the path covered with tears

Sacred Via Dolorosa Via Dolorosa is the most sacred path for Christians, located in the Old town of Jerusalem. It is believed that it was the path that Jesus walked on the way to his crucifixion. Actually, Via Dolorosa is not one street. It consists of several parts of a few streets and it is a […]

Patmos, a holy island in the Aegean Sea

Patmos sacred Island Patmos is a small island in the Aegean Sea and it is located west of the coast of Turkey. It looks like many other picturesque and adorable Greek islands, but there is something more about it. It is one of the holiest islands in the Christian world. Actually, it is believed that […]

Three Cities, lovely places across Valletta

Three Cities of Malta Three Cities are medieval fortified cities across Valletta’s harbour. They are Vittoriosa, Cospiciua and Senglea. The cities are interconnected and intertwined. And it’s hard to say where one city begins and where the other ends! Actually, they are similar to Valletta but more peaceful and with less traffic. You can read […]

Valletta, the city of palaces and balconies

The stunning city of Valletta Valletta is the capital of Malta, the island country in the Mediterranean Sea. Mostly it is known as The City of the Knights, because of the military and charitable Order of St John of Jerusalem and its leader, Jean De La Vallette. Valletta is a real museum under the open […]