• The acropolis standing in the night sky of athens
    Dark Tourism,  Destinations,  Europe,  Experiences,  Greece,  Latest

    The Ultimate Athens Dark Tourism Guide (Updated 2024)

    When we think of Athens, our minds race to images of ancient ruins, golden beaches, and traditional tavernas. But there's a darker, more enigmatic side to this ancient city - a side that even I, as a local, was unaware of for most of my life. This is the world of dark tourism and, in Athens, it has a deep story to tell.  This guide is a local's effort to gather all the most important dark tourism spots in Athens, Greece. It is updated for 2023 and, as new spots are discovered, it will be updated.

  • A red train travels through a forest with trees in the background while showcasing what is interrail.
    Experiences,  Interrail,  Latest

    What is Interrail? A Traveler’s Ultimate Guide

    If you're seeking an exciting, but affordable way to experience Europe's best locations, interrail might be just for you. Imagine waking up to a new city every morning, meeting different people everyday, and trying new cuisine every night. But what exactly is interrail and how do you make the most out of this opportunity?

  • A display of artifacts used by Maria Callas, as found in her museum
    Greece,  Experiences,  Latest

    The First Maria Callas Museum in the World is in Athens

    Athens is home to some of the best museum cultures in the world, and that is undeniable. There are so many different museums to choose from, and you feel that it's never enough. Alongside Travel Vibe, we had the chance to be among the first to visit the newly opened Maria Callas Museum-the first one in the world dedicated to the famous Soprano.

  • The outside as seen from a sanatorium Tskaltubo. Nature has taken back the courtyard, as it is covered by plants
    Destinations,  Asia,  Dark Tourism,  Georgia

    Exploring Tskaltubo: A Soviet Ghost Town of Abandoned Sanatoriums

    Time stands still in Tskaltubo, where the once thriving Soviet spa and resort town has started to slowly be reclaimed by nature. This, however, has led this picturesque Georgian town to become a prominent destination for urban explorers and dark tourism enthusiasts.  In this guide, you will find everything you need to know about visiting the most famous abandoned Sanatoriums of Tskaltubo.

  • The sign of a prisoner in the 1941-1945 memorial sight. He is asking for water
    Experiences,  Dark Tourism

    Athens Dark Tourism Spot: Exploring A Nazi Torture Site

    How well do we know our hometown? Living in Athens all my life, I thought I knew most tourist posts. I was shocked when I found that an Athens dark tourism spot was in the city's center. A place Nazis used to imprison and torture people during the German occupation. I am speaking about the "1941-1944 Memorial Site", the place of the former Kommandatur.