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Tallinn, Estonia

St Catherine's Passage

A medieval setting reimagined into a unique art alley.
Põhja-Tallinna, Estonia

Fortress Patarei

A former imperial sea-fortress and Soviet prison.
Trakai, Lithuania

Trakai Island Castle

Over time, this castle grew to encompass the entire island.
Riga, Latvia

House of the Blackheads

The reconstruction of this prominent building fulfilled a long-written command.
Helsinki, Finland

Lyhdynkantajat (The Lantern Bearers)

These enormous, stern-faced statues greet visitors with lanterns, and sometimes costumes.
Nafplio, Greece

Vouleftikon (People's Assembly)

This 18th-century former mosque held the first Hellenic Parliament.
Kavala, Greece

The Aqueduct of Kavala

This ancient structure appears Roman, but was constructed during the 16th century and was utilized until 1911.
Kalamata, Greece

Church of Agioi Apostoloi (Church of the Holy Apostles)

The Greek War of Independence was declared at this medieval Byzantine sanctuary.
Laconia, Greece

Areopolis

This town named for the ancient God of War is home to fewer than a thousand people, but it's the birthplace of the Greek Revolution.
Sparta, Greece

Mystras

The ruins of an abandoned medieval city where the last Byzantine emperor was crowned.
Argolis, Greece

Mycenae

This legendary city has been a tourist attraction for centuries.
Athens, Greece

Pittaki Street

150 or so scrounged-up lamps, chandeliers, and lanterns light up this alley in central Athens.
Athens, Greece

Prosfygika

This once architecturally advanced housing complex is now a haven for squatters that still bears the scars of war.
Athens, Greece

Syntagma Square Metro Station

Where commuters walk through remnants of an ancient Greek necropolis.
Naples, Italy

Porta Nolana

This medieval city gate is now a blend of the past and the modern world.
Naples, Italy

Funicolare Centrale

In a city that boasts four separate inclined cable railways, this is one of the busiest funicular lines in the world.
Naples, Italy

Via dei Presepi

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

Toledo Art Station

This shining multicolored metro station deep under Naples is said to be the most beautiful in Europe.
Naples, Italy

Naples Underground

A labyrinth of ancient tunnels hidden below the city holds the ruins of 2,500 years of history.
Bologna, Italy

Monument to Fallen Partisans

A striking memorial recalls thousands of Bolognese men and women killed fighting fascists in World War II.
Thessaloniki, Greece

Yeni Camii

This architecturally eclectic early-20th century mosque was built as a place of worship for the Islamic followers of a Jewish messiah.
Athens, Greece

Theatre of Dionysus

Heralded as the world's first theater, these ruins are often overlooked as they reside in the shadows of the Acropolis.
Thessaloniki, Greece

Bensousan Han

An artistic melting pot inside an old roadside inn from the Ottoman era.
Paris, France

Paris Padlocks of Love

The celebrated eyesore created by starry-eyed sweethearts.