Incredible Mythological Places That Actually Exist  

Rebecca High

Sorry, but Hogwarts isn't real. Still, there are a lot of cool mythological places you've heard or read about that are, in fact, real, and after you watch this video you'll be able to plan a trip about which you've only ever dreamed.

If you've ever watched Hercules and pined over visiting Mount Olympus, good news: you can totally do that! Known as the home of the Greek gods in mythology, Mount Olympus is the tallest mountain in Greece. It's located right on the border of Thessaly and Macedonia.

And while the name "Alepotrypa cave" might not ring a bell, its informal name probably will. You've heard of the gate to hell, right? Turns out it's located on the Peloponnese peninsula.

But these are just a few of the wild and wondrous places that have been mythologized for years — perhaps even centuries — yet actually exist. Watch this video for your new travel inspiration.