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8 travel features tagged “History”

Ancient worlds: The story of civilisation

In this classic video from the BBC archive, historian Richard Miles travels to Iraq, Syria, Egypt, Anatolia and Greece, showing how past successes and failures shaped today's world.
Read more… 25 January 2014


The island of Aphrodite’s ancestors

With Ancient Greek, Venetian, Ottoman and British influences sitting alongside rocky cliffs and sweeping coastlines, the tiny Greek island of Cythera will not remain a secret for long.
Read more… 04 January 2014


The Passport blog

Celebrate the Acropolis’ extraordinary past

Through 31 August, explore the epic myths and tragic history behind the 2,500-year-old Acropolis at Athens’ Hellenic Festival.
Read more… 06 June 2013


Meteora, Greece’s city in the sky

Balanced across 24 giant rock formations that reach nearly 400m into the sky are ancient monasteries, visible through the clouds.
Read more… 15 July 2011


Travelling to Olympia, now and in 480 BC

Travel back in time to visit Olympia in 480 BC for the famous Greek games, and get tips on visiting the present day historic site.
Read more… 21 March 2011


Mini Guide

Mini guide to Rhodes, Greece

The largest of the Dodecanese islands, it is packed with ancient sites, a labyrinthine Old Town and comfortable beachside tavernas, perfect for a lazy lunch in the shade.
Read more… 11 August 2010


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