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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,...
A brief exploration of British vs Greek culture

British vs Greek Culture

The British vs Greek Culture debate could be considered by some as controversial.  I'll be looking at various topics that I consider make up cultural differences, and aim to look at why (even if...
Things to do on Greek Island of Astypalia - LifeBeyondBorders

Things to do on the lesser known Greek island of Astypalea

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 of those is in the Dodecanese chain of the...
Where to Stay on the Greek island of Symi - LifeBeyondBorders

Symi Thea Hotel – Symi Island – Greece

Way back in 2014 when I first started researching for Rough Guides, I had the opportunity to visit Symi, a small island with a lot of Venetian and Neoclassical architecture, in the Dodecanese chain...
Where to Stay on Rhodes island Greece Lindian Village Resort - LifeBeyondBorders

Lindian Village Resort – Rhodes island – Greece

Followers of my site will know that I am a big fan of the Dodecanese islands in Greece, especially Rhodes. Most of my posts written about Rhodes have tended to concentrated on the Rhodes...
Explore Kos Castle on this Greek Island - LifeBeyondBorders

Knight’s Castle on Kos island, Greece

There are some great things to see and do on Kos island, Greece.  I usually visit the Greek island of Kos when I am researching it to update it for the Rough Guides to...

Valencia

I wrote a post about the downside of container ship travel and mentioned that you’re not necessarily guaranteed a long time in port, indeed…even if it’s possible to go ashore. This was the situation...

Street Art – An Alternative Tour of Athens

Today, the Alternative Tours of Athens 'took over' Aischylou Street, a rather degraded street in the heart of Psiri, and added their own colourful touch. Who are the Alternative Tours? Their Facebook page describes them...