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GREECE

Discover what it's like to live, work, eat and travel in Greece as well as general cultural observations

Things to do in Nafpaktos - Greece. A beautiful destination in Greece's mainland.

Nafpaktos- mainland Greece

**Updated OCT17** Post will contain affiliate links.  This means if you choose to buy anything through them, I will receive a small amount of commission, at no extra charge to you. Not to be confused with...

Where to stay on Hydra island, Greece

My post about Hydra Island, Greece introduced this Greek island with a difference to you and, I hope, convinced you to stay longer than a day trip.  Here I show you where to stay on Hydra...
Hydra Island, Greece. Where no cars exist

Hydra island Greece – the island with a difference

Everybody has their favourite Greek island, and for varying reasons.  As you know, I research the Dodecanese islands of Greece for The Rough Guide to The Greek Islands (Rough Guides) and therefore have grown to really...
St Paul's Bay, Rhodes, Greece

My Rhodes – Greece experience

***Updated September 2017*** I've written about Rhodes before and have been fortunate enough to explore it for my work with Rough Guides. It's a beautiful island, the largest in the Dodecanese chain of Greek islands (the Greek Islands...
Karpathos, Greece.

Things to do on Karpathos island – Greece

**Updated September 2017** **This post contains affiliate links. For more info, see here.** Where is Karpathos? Located in the south east Aegean sea, Karpathos is the second largest Dodecanese island in Greece, after Rhodes.  Did you know,...
Come on a street art tour of Athens, Greece

Street art in Athens by Alternative Tours of Athens

**Updated SEP17** **Contains affiliate links which means if you choose to click on them and purchase anything, a small amount of commission come to me to help keep Life Beyond Borders running.** I knew Athens was...
The Greek island of Alonissos

The beauty of Alonissos

**Updated SEP17** **This post contains affiliate links.  For more info, see here.** Alonissos is one of the Greek islands hidden gems...there are tourists, but most of them are Greeks, hence it's a beautiful island to come...
Little KooK Themed Cafe - Athens, Greece

Little KooK Themed Cafe – Athens

**Post Updated Aug17** Greece is renowned for its mythology; the Gods, her ancient history and philosophers.  But fairytales?  Not so much (unless we equate mythology with fairytales, but that's a whole other 'philosophical' argument). Hidden...
Celestial Cruises - Cruise around the Aegean in Greece

Celestyal Cruises – Around the Aegean

**Note: Despite any complimentary services received, all thoughts and opinions remain my own** Updated AUG17 For those of you who’ve been following my site, you'll have known about the themed cruise I was invited to take part in...

Have fun kayaking in Mykonos

**Updated AUG17** When one thinks of going to the Greek islands, it's usually to spend time relaxing on the beach, sunning oneself and swimming. When one thinks of going to Mykonos in particular, images of...
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...
An Insider's Guide to the Greek Islands

An Insider’s Guide to the Greek Islands

There's no doubt about it: Santorini and Mykonos top the list of 'Must See' Greek islands to visit - also the most widely known; Santorini because of its blue domed churches and whitewashed buildings...
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...
Karpathos island - Greece

Where to stay on Karpathos island

**This post contains affiliate links. For more info, see here.** I recently wrote a post about things to do on the beautiful Greek island of Karpathos, in the Dodecanese chain of islands.  But obviously if...
Methana in the Peloponnese region of Greece. A perfect weekend trip from Athens. And even near Poros island.

Discovering Methana in the Peloponnese

**Updated JUL17** During my stay at Live-Bio in the Galatas area of the Peloponnese in Greece, I was afforded the opportunity to visit the relatively unknown seaside town of Methana. Where is Methana? Methana is a town...
Guarding the Archeological Site of Delos Island - the Delos Guard

Guarding the Archeological Site of Delos Island – the Delos Guard

**Updated JUL17** The ancient UNESCO island of Delos, located just 3.5 km from the party island of Mykonos and yet a world away in terms of things to see and do, is world famous - for...
An Insider's Guide to Hidden Spots in Athens, Greece

An insider’s guide to visiting Athens

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 places to visit? I'm guessing the Acropolis is the...
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...
Restaurant-Floating-on-the-Lagoon Grecotel Kos Thalasso Spa © Grecotel

Grecotel Kos Imperial Thalasso

Having travelled a fair bit around the Greek islands (and further afield), when having the opportunity to stay in luxury, I'd primarily stayed in small boutique hotels. I'd always been of the opinion that...

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