Heineken Star Bar – Athens International Airport


Come and celebrate the opening of Athens Airport newest bar Travel Bloggers Greece were offered.  Advocate/Burson-Marsteller, P.R company to Athenian Brewery were handling the launch of the new Heineken Star Bar at the International Departures level of Athens International Airport.  So on a Wednesday afternoon, Elena Sergeeva – co-founder of Travel Bloggers Greece and creator of Passion for Greece – and I found ourselves being transferred by a nearly empty bus from the Centre of Athens to the airport. Alas, we weren’t flying anywhere, but it’s nice to dream.  We did have to bring our

China Meets Greece at Grecotel Pallas Athena


Saturday 16th May saw another coming together of the Travel Bloggers Greece to meet new members and exchange ideas. This time, we were hosted by Grecotel Pallas Athena Hotel again, and treated to the art exhibition China Meets Greece, arranged by fellow Travel Bloggers Greece members Eley Yuan and Kevin Miao of travel blog Meet Culture. Kevin and Eley work hard to build an international culture exchange between East and West through events, art and music – believing in the importance of bridging understanding.  Eley stresses she sees many similarities between Greek and Chinese cultures

Vorres Museum – Athens


Located in six acres of lush gardens in Paiania, near Athens Airport, the Vorres Museum was founded in 1983 by Ian Vorres in order to promote Greek art and culture through a diverse range of activities, exhibitions and children’s activities.  A graduate of Athens College, Mr Vorres was a famous Greek art collector who studied Economics and Political Science at Queen’s University in Ontario, Canada and furthered his studies with a Diploma in Philosophy and Psychology from the University of Toronto.  After a career in Journalism in Canada, Between 1991-1998 Mr. Vorres served as Mayor

Hiking in the Agrafa Mountains – Central Greece


As part of our Travel Bloggers Greece weekend away at Montanema Handmade Village, we were afforded the opportunity to take a walk (rather hike!) deep into the ravine valley where Montanema is located. Location Part of the Pindos Mountain Range in Central Greece – the Agrafa Mountains, where Montanema Handmade Village is located, are near the tiny village of Neochori.  This in turn is approximately 30 minutes from the bigger town of Karditsa. Our guide – Konstantinos – was from Karditsa and he met us outside the swimming pool of our Handmade Village to take

Montanema Handmade Village – Central Greece


Many of you will know that I belong to a great travel blogging network – Travel Bloggers Greece.  We’re a group of bloggers who aim to share our knowledge and help promote Greece to the international market.  Recently, we all took part in our inaugural trip to do just that – members of Travel Bloggers Greece were hosted by Montanema Handmade Village in the Agrafa Mountains, part of the Pindos Mountain Range near Lake Plastira in Central Greece, not far from the town of Karditsa. What is a ‘handmade village’? Montanema is nestled in the

Red Elephant Indian Restaurant – Athens


Hailing from the UK, I took for granted the eclectic mix of culinary delights there.  I mean, in my father’s small West Country town of Tiverton, there are at least four Indian restuarants, a Thai restaurant and any any number of Chinese restaurants.  Surprisingly, I didn’t find that much choice in Athens – OK, there are the Indian restaurants near Thissio Metro station in the touristy area, but then I came across the Red Elephant near my local neighbourhood. At a Glance I love this, taken from their site.  It gives you most of the

Athens One Day Cruise


Friday 17th April 2015 loomed bright and early for me.  Those that know me will know I’m not an early bird – at all. However, today was special:  a dear acquaintance and fellow author was visiting from the U.S. – it was Sonia Marsh‘s first  ever visit to Greece, and to make the experience even more memorable, Elena Sergeeva of Passion For Greece arranged for us to be hosted by Athens One Day Cruise. What’s an Athens One Day Cruise? You may well ask!  In the past I’ve not really been a fan of organised

Luxury in Rhodes – Kokkini Porta Rossa


The weekend of the Gregorian Easter (Fri 03 to Mon 06 April), I was invited to spend my time with Angela and Nikos – owners of boutique hotel Kokkini Porta Rossa – located in the Old Town of Rhodes. Regular followers of my site will know I’ve been to Rhodes before, when researching for Rough Guides in the summer of 2014.  I fell in love with the place, hence any chance I have to go back, I jump at it.  Imagine my delight when Angela and Nikos invited to host me!  A quick search on