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Chania, Greece

Chania Lighthouse

This stone tower was built to protect Crete from incoming pirates.
Inachori, Greece

Elafonisi (Deer Island)

A small island with shimmering pink sands, home to loggerhead turtles and rare plants.
Milos, Greece

Catacombs of Milos

An intricate network of underground tombs carved into volcanic rock.
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Chet Baker Memorial Relief

In 1988, jazz legend Chet Baker fell to his death from a window of this hotel facing Amsterdam Centraal.
Amsterdam, Netherlands

National Holocaust Monument

The mirrored section takes the shape of Hebrew characters when viewed from above.
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Begijnhof Chapel

A hidden church in a hidden courtyard tells the story of the Miracle of Amsterdam.
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Normaal Amsterdams Peil (Amsterdam Ordnance Datum)

Europe's official "zero-level," the equator of elevation.
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Kleine Trippenhuis

One of Amsterdam's narrowest houses is located right across the canal from its widest.
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Red Light Secrets

This museum housed in a former brothel explores the past and present of sex work in Amsterdam.
Amsterdam, Netherlands

De Poezenboot (The Cat Boat)

A floating cat sanctuary on an Amsterdam canal.
The Hague, Netherlands

Panorama Mesdag

The largest 19th century panorama in the world still in-situ.
Amityville, New York

Amityville Horror House

The site of a tragic massacre that spawned a multimedia franchise.
Maddaloni, Italy

Ponti della Valle di Maddaloni

A massive bridge forms part of an aqueduct that was deemed an architectural wonder of its time.
Naples, Italy

Via dei Presepi

Every day is like Christmas on this street where the traditional Neapolitan nativity scene comes to life.
Seattle, Washington

Psychic Chicken of Seattle

Deep into the lower floors of Pike Place, find a date with fowl fate.
San Nicola di Tremiti, Italy

Abbey of Santa Maria a Mare

An abandoned monastery sits on a far-off island in the Adriatic Sea.
Naples, Italy

San Gennaro Mural

San Gennaro, the patron saint of Naples, greets pedestrians between these narrow city streets.
Milan, Italy

Dancing Bull of Good Fortune

Third time's a charm, or in this case, two testicles are.
Milan, Italy

'Saint Bartholomew Flayed'

This grisly effigy displays an early Christian martyr who was skinned alive and beheaded.
Milan, Italy

Bosco Verticale

Two very green residential towers cleaning the air in one of Europe's most polluted cities.
Leiden, Netherlands

Vrouwekerk

Only a few walls remain of the last church the Pilgrims used before they sailed to North America.
Leiden, Netherlands

Willebrord Snellius' Grave

One of the great math minds of the 17th century is underfoot in this 900 year old Dutch church.
Leiden, Netherlands

Victoria Amazonica

People have been placing babies on these lilies for photoshoots since the Victorian era.
Leiden, Netherlands

The Wall Poems of Leiden

The works of poetry's biggest names grace the walls of the city of Leiden, all carefully painted by hand.