Travel ARCHEOLOGICAL
  • Photography Tips for Archaeological Sites

    Follow these photography tips for archaeological architecture at one of the most famous destinations in the world: the Mayan region in Southeast Mexico.

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  • Route Across Southeast Mexico

    Follow the Route Across Southeast Mexico designed by DINKtravelers and discover the roads that lead to a past submerged in a natural stage.

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  • Top Things to Do in Nimes

    Elegance, calm and good food are the main components of a vacation in Nîmes.

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  • Visit the Archeological Site El Lagartero

    The Lagartero in Chiapas, Mexico, houses an archaeological site you can’t miss the chance to visit. Discover it with DINKtravelers.

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  • Ephesus Archaeological Museum

    A single column and, around it, a whole world. Travel to Ephesus, a place that transports you to a time of gods and heroes.

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  • The Sphinx of Giza

    The Great Sphinx of Giza is the biggest stone sculpture in the world and it’s one of the main attractions in Egypt.

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  • Excursions in Cozumel

    The Island of Cozumel has something for all tastes, from cultural attractions to an adventure rally, diving in coral reefs and visiting a chocolate factory.

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  • Acropolis and Parthenon of Athens

    Surround yourself with history, mythology and art by visiting one of the most emblematic monuments of universal culture: the Parthenon

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  • Tourism in Palenque

    Immerse in the jungle, on a foothill, lies Palenque, a site declared World Cultural Heritage that coexists in perfect communion with nature.

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  • El Tajin Archaeological Site

    El Tajin, capital of the Totonaca culture in Veracruz, is as grand as other Mesoamerican cities like Teotihuacan and Palenque. ¡Visit it now!

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  • The Caryatids of the Acropolis

    The goddess of wisdom protects Athens from her abode in the Acropolis while the faithful Caryatids keep her company.

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  • Tulum Archaeological Site

    In Tulum, surrounded by the remains of a Prehispanic past that echoes through time, you’ll see first-hand how life might have been for the Mayan culture.

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  • Odeon of Herodes Atticus

    Allow the muses to hypnotize you with their chant at the Odeon of Herodes Atticus in Athens.

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  • Yaxchilan Archaeological Site

    In Yaxchilán, which means “broken heavens”, they believe that celestial jaguars will make the legend about the end of the world come true.

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  • The Ancient City of Petra

    Petra “The City of Stone” is also known as the Eighth Wonder of the World. Discover why.

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  • Machu Picchu Archaeological Site

    The inhabitants of Machu Picchu abandoned the city to prevent it from ever being discovered. Now you can visit it and marvel at its beauty.

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  • Discovering Rapa Nui

    From Polynesian dances and megalithic heads to diving across subaquatic lava landscapes… the only thing missing in Easter Island is you.

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  • Archaeological Zone of Xochicalco

    Astronomy, architecture, art, spas, sports… there’s something interesting for a wide variety of tastes in the archaeological site of Xochicalco.

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  • La Venta Olmec Archaeological Park

    Visit La Venta to see the Colossal Heads distributed throughout a museum in situ inhabited by coatis and alligators.

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  • Explore the Island of Philae

    Philae is an archaeological site that houses great legends of Egyptian mythology. Learn about the ambitious conservation project for the area.

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  • Dining in Palenque

    When you dine at the restaurants located on the way to Palenque, try the local specialty: Chaya soup, a fine example of the Mayan culinary inheritance.

  • Visit the Virgin’s House

    Apart from Ephesus’ ruins, visit the Virgin Mary’s house, which is said to be located on a hill.

  • Drive to Ephesus

    In order to get to Ephesus, rent a car at the city of Smyrna, located 1 hour away from the archaeological site.

  • Don’t Rush

    In order to visit Ephesus leisurely, spend the night at Salcuk, Kusadasi or Sirince.

  • The Ideal Spa Day

    If you want to get a massage during your trip to Cozumel, get it on the first day of your trip, when you’re still not suffering from sunburn and your skin is not sensible.

  • Protect the Blue Crab of Cozumel

    The blue crab is a threatened species. Help protect it by not speeding around the island because most of them are run over by drivers. If you see one in the middle of a street, ask a local to assist you in helping it cross the road safely.

  • Enjoy Athens at Night

    It’s fine to go out for a walk at night in Athens. Streets are quite calm.

  • Take the Easy Way

    If you think it’s too exhausting to climb Mount Likavitos by going up its endless stairway, remember you can also take the cable car

  • Enjoy a Long Stay in Athens

    Plan at least a 2-day stay in Athens in order to have time to visit the most remarkable landmarks.

  • Make a Toast with Retsina

    Pair your lunch with a glass of retsina, a 100% Greek resinated white or rose wine

  • Choose the Best Travel Season

    If you travel to Athens in summer time, take your precautions. Temperatures can be very high and sometimes they close the Acropolis a bit earlier.

  • Dine and Dance

    Nightlife in Athens is quite lively. Dine out and try some moussaka accompanied by traditional Greek music.

  • Enjoy Art for Free

    At the base of the path leading up to the Acropolis there’s a patio where you can see several classical sculptures. Even tough there are no signs that indicate you should keep away, don’t touch them or else the site’s guards will reprimand you.

  • Try to Prevent

    If you visit Palenque during rain season, wear insect repellent to avoid mosquito bites.

  • Visit El Tajin in 2 Days

    Consider that the archaeological site of El Tajin and its On-Site Museum are quite big. Spend 2 days at this destination so that you can really cover all the area and even take a guided tour.

  • Relax

    In order to enter Tulum take the tram that departs from the ticket office. Even though it doesn’t cover a long distance, it gives you a chance to rest before walking around the archaeological site.

  • Save on Rides

    If you take a cab from your hotel to Tulum, agree on the rate with the taxi driver before getting in the car.

  • Take Cash

    Take cash when you visit Tulum because most restaurants and shops on site or at the entrance don’t accept credit cards.

  • Find The Best Souvenirs From Greece

    In your trip to Athens you can buy reproductions of fine jewelry similar to the one used in ancient Greece. These models are made by local artisans in gold, silver and colorful minerals.

  • Look for Napoleon in Philae

    Travel like a keen observer and look for the inscription in French “an 7 de la République” made by Napoleon.

  • Speaking Mayan

    Even though Spanish is the main language in Campeche, 12 out of every 100 people there only speak Mayan, a native language in that region.

  • The Former Capital

    Campeche was the capital of Yucatan, a neighboring state, in 1826.

  • Campechanos in Campeche

    A person who is born in Campeche is known as campechano, although curiously, in Mexico this term refers to combining two or more ingredients to prepare certain foods.

  • Departure Point

    The city of Ephesus, in Turkey, served as a nucleus of religious dissemination. Saint Paul departed from there in order to spread Christendom across Greece.

  • The Seven Wonders

    The Temple of Artemis in Ephesus was one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.

  • A Terrible Earthquake

    The city of Ephesus was affected and damaged by an earthquake in 17 AD.

  • Bird watching in Cozumel

    Cozumel is a birdwatcher’s haven. You’ll find ducks, flamingos, falcons, egrets, ibis and kestrels.

  • The Blue Crab in Cozumel

    Each year, Cozumel is visited by the blue crab (cardisoma guanhumi), a threatened species. It arrives after a long journey with the purpose of spawning in the sea. Unfortunately, many of them are road killed when trying to cross roads in order to get to the ocean.

  • Everyone in One Place

    30% of the Greek population lives in 1% of the Greek territory, which is the region taken up by Athens

  • Ancient Greece

    Athens is one of the most ancient cities in the world

  • Modern Olympic Games

    The first Olympic Games of the modern era took place in Athens in 1896

  • Architectural Athens

    In Athens you can find diverse architectonic styles that range from Greco-Roman to Neoclassic and Modern

  • Europe's Cultural Capital

    Athens became the first Cultural Capital in Europe

  • Athena's Temple

    The Parthenon was built for the goddess Athena; however, in the 6th century it was transformed into a church dedicated to the Virgin Mary.

  • The Parthenon-Mosque

    In 1444, when the Ottomans conquered Athens, they turned the Parthenon into a mosque.

  • Concerts in the Acropolis

    The Acropolis in Athens has been used as a concert stage.

  • World Heritage

    The UNESCO declared Palenque World Heritage in 1987.

  • Rediscovering Palenque

    The archaeological site of Palenque was forgotten after the conquest of Mexico in the 16th century. It was rediscovered in the 17th century but the most important discoveries were made until the 19th century.

  • The Place of Great Waters

    The Mayan name of the archaeological site of Palenque is Lakamha, which means “the place of great waters”. It was named Palenque after the small town that the Spanish conquerors founded a few kilometers away from there.

  • Visit El Tajin in 2 Days

    Consider that the archaeological site of El Tajin and its On-Site Museum are quite big. Spend 2 days at this destination so that you can really cover all the area and even take a guided tour.

  • The Two Porticos of the Erechtheion

    A peculiar feature of the Erechtheion is that it has two porticos; one with ionic columns in the northeast entrance, and the one of the famous Caryatides facing southeast

  • The Newbie at the Acropolis

    The Erechtheion is the most recently constructed building in the Acropolis in Athens

  • The Maya in Tulum

    Even though Tulum is not the only archaeological site built by the Maya culture in the coast of the Caribbean, it’s the one tourists visit the most.

  • The Mayan at Dawn

    Tulum was originally called Zamá, which means “dawn”.

  • Tulum, a National Park

    Tulum was declared a National Park in 1981 due to its natural wealth.

  • Concerts At The Odeon

    Several events have been held at the Odeon of Herodes Atticus. For example, the Miss Univers pageant (1973), a concert by the Greek singer Nana Mouskouri (1984), the Live at the Acropolis concert by the Greek pianist and composer Yanni (1993) and, more recently, a Carmina Burana performance (2016).

  • Archaeological Marks

    In some parts of the buildings in Philae you can still find marks left behind by the water that covered them after the first Aswan dam flooded.

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