One of the most popular things to do if you’re visiting the Greek capital is to take a day trip to Delphi from Athens. There are many organised day tours offering trips for anybody without a car but I travelled there by public bus because a) it is cheaper and b) I was only going one-way. What I discovered, almost accidentally, was the perfect way to experience Delphi. Here’s a little run down of everything you need to know to plan your own trip.
I’ve been seriously thinking about visiting Athens for a few years now and I’m so thrilled that I finally got there as the first stop on my trip around the Balkans this year! I have wanted to see the Parthenon for as long as I can remember but I was surprised by how many other impressive ancient sites there are to discover too. It seems as if there is an amazing archaeological site or museum on every corner of the city! It was tricky but I have narrowed it down 5 of the best ancient sites to visit. These places will give you a perfect taster of ancient Greek history if you are on a city break.
I have to admit that I do feel like somewhat of an expert when it comes to navigating the Balkans by bus. Having spent several weeks this year travelling from Greece through Bulgaria, Serbia, Bosnia, Croatia and Montenegro I learnt a lot about the sometimes confusing world of bus travel in this part of Eastern Europe. I tried (often in vain) to research many of the journeys I had to take in order to gain some kind of understanding as to what I could expect but could never find very much information so I’ve compiled this post of everything that I learnt and I wish I’d known before taking my trip. If you’re planning on travelling in the Balkans by bus then this post is for you…
I have been meaning to take a day trip to Knole for the longest time for a couple of reasons. Firstly it is one of the closest old English houses to where we live and one of the only ones in the area I’ve never been to and secondly because of its well-known deer park. After all who doesn’t want to spend a day looking at cute bambis?
Well this weekend I finally got around to visiting and discovered a great family day out! It is also easily commutable from central London, which makes it a perfect day trip to add to your London itinerary if you’re looking to get a taste of the English countryside, soak up some history and see some adorable animals.
When we visited Oslo back as part of a big summer trip around Norway to my surprise it quickly became one of my favourite European cities. Prior to this I hadn’t had any expectations about the city, in fact we only really visited because our flight from Tromso went via Oslo before heading back to London. What we discovered was a really amazing city break destination with the perfect blend of history and modern culture. There really was so much to do in Oslo that we had drastically underestimated the amount of time we needed. If you’re short on time like us then here are the 5 absolute must-do cultural and historical attractions.