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Do's and Don't when travelling in Greece, from an Athens Resident - LifeBeyondBorders

Do’s and Don’ts in Greece – Greek Customs and Etiquette from an Athens resident

As a resident in Athens, LifeBeyondBorders presents to you a post about some Etiquette in Greece - a useful read to prepare yourself for your vacation to this beautiful Mediterranean country.
Mount Parnitha's Tatoi Royal Estate - a Day Trip from Athens

Mount Parnitha and the abandoned Royal Estate – Athens

Athens, Greece is a city blessed with it all; an ancient capital with enviable famous sites, yet also some hidden spots, see my Insiders Guide to Visiting Athens for more.  Within half an hour...
A Short Trip to Berlin

A short trip to Berlin, Germany – the Berlin Welcome Card

I've never been to Germany before, even though it's effectively on my doorstep.  I had reason to recently - in March 2019 - to attend the ITB Berlin Travel Conference, dubbed as the: World's Leading...
Come and explore the Greek islands by sailing around them

Sailing the Greek islands

In total there are roughly 6000 islands scattered across the Aegean and Ionian seas around the Mediterranean in Greece, and yet only 227 of them are inhabited!
Tips for Travelling in Greece

Things to know before travelling to Greece

I wrote a post a while back about Do's and Don'ts in Greece - guiding you all about some Greek customs and etiquette from an Athens resident, aka me. It's proven to be one of...
Peneda Gerês National Park - Header. A perfect day trip from Porto Portugal

Peneda Gerês National Park – Portugal. A perfect day trip from Porto

**My trip was arranged for me by Oporto Tours, specialists in this region, in order for me to research for Rough Guides.  Despite any complimentary services received, all thoughts and opinions remain my own** Originally...
Why you should visit Naxos Greece

Naxos, Greece – Things to Do

Being based in Greece, I am blessed with a choice of islands. And so I decided one summer night I would go to Piraeus, where most of the ferries depart from to the islands, and see...
Where to enjoy Slovenia nature in Europe - Krajinski Park Lahinja

Where to discover Slovenia nature – Krajinski Park Lahinja

During my first trip to the Balkan country of Slovenia, where I stayed at the luxury landscape resort of Big Berry, I was afforded the opportunity to explore my surroundings a little more. This was...
Come and see what it's like to stay in a luxury glampsite in Slovenia - LifeBeyondBorders

Glamping in Slovenia – Big Berry

In my time of travelling, I've never been to the Balkans.  I'd never visited Yugoslavia when it was a country and now divided into seven independent countries; Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro,...
Day Trip to Lake Bled and Ljubljana - LifeBeyondBorders

Day Trip to Lake Bled and Ljubljana, Slovenia

Followers of my site will know that in September of 2016, I travelled to Slovenia for the first time where I stayed at Big Berry Luxury Landscape Resort and explored the Lahinja Krajinski Park....
The Best Places to spend Christmas in Europe. Have you been? Where would you suggest?

Best Places to spend Christmas in Europe

Everyone celebrates Christmas differently; some people return home to exchange presents with their families and wear tacky jumpers, others jet off on a festive holiday.  Whatever your plans for the holiday season - at...
Best Alternative European Cities with Great Nightlife - have you been to any of them or have any recommendations of your own? Photo of Prague © Wanderlusting K

5 surprising cities in Europe for nightlife

We all know London and Paris offer an eclectic mix of entertainment for anyone looking to make the most of their evenings, but what about some of those overlooked gems across the rest of...
Picture Perfect Rhodes Old Town Greece

Picture-Perfect Rhodes Old Town

Much has been written about my love of Rhodes, it's been well documented on this blog. It’s one of my favourite Greek islands, not least due to the famous Old Town. Complete with cobbled...
Cape Sounio Luxury Hotel, Grecotel © Grecotel Hotels. Situated about 50 miles outside of Athens, right by the Temple of Poseidon. Luxury at its best

Grecotel Cape Sounio – your luxury outside Athens

I'd stayed at a Grecotel hotel before, the Grecotel Kos Imperial Thalasso hotel on the Greek island of Kos.  Here I was introduced to the Grecotel concept: the fact it's a Greek hotel chain,...
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Begpacking in Europe. Trying to reserve judgement, but…

Picture this scenario: A sunny day in Athens, 2017...I come across a controversial and, to me, distressing sight: two lads 'begging' for money to fund their onward travels.  They were 'beg packers' who were...
A brief exploration of British vs Greek culture

British vs Greek Culture

Before I start writing this post, I would like to begin by saying that the British vs Greek Culture debate could be considered by some as controversial.  I'll be looking at various topics that I...
Thai Massage 'Nuad' in Athens, Greece

Thai Massage in Athens

One weekday in the hot summer of 2017, I was invited by fellow members of the Travel Bloggers Greece team to experience a new Thai Massage place in the centre of Athens. **Despite any complimentary...
An Insider's Guide to Hidden Spots in Athens, Greece

Fun Things to do in Athens Greece

When you're gathered with your friends, discussing your next European trip and possible city break, and someone mentions 'Athens', what images does this throw up for things to do, especially fun things to do...
Come and visit Astypalea Island in the Dodecanese chain of Islands, Greece - LifeBeyondBordersBlog

The lesser known Greek island of Astypalea

**This post contains affiliate links. For more info, see here.** As part of my research for the guidebook company Rough Guides, I am lucky to be able to discover places off the beaten track.  One...
What to pack for a Greek island holiday, in summer and autumn/fall

Greek island all round packing list

**This post contains affiliate links. For more info, see here.** **For a free downloadable PDF version of this post, click here.** Many people head to the Greek islands in the height of summer, when temperatures can...
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