GREECE

GREECE

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

Day Trip to Nafplio from Athens

Athens to Nafplio Day Trip

This was originally posted in DEC 2014 but has been revised and updated in OCT19.   Why Nafplio makes a good day trip from Athens If you've only a short time in Greece, Nafplio makes a perfect...
Riot Dog of Athens - the true story - LifeBeyondBorders

Riot Dog Athens

I originally wrote this article back in 2012 when there was a lot of negative press about Athens on the news.  The Greek economic crisis was really starting to bite and rioting wasn't an...
Where to Find the Best Souvlaki in Athens

The best souvlaki in Athens

In the UK, fish and chips is the takeaway of choice. In the US, Pizza reigns supreme. In Japan, sushi outlets are the norm. But if you’re hungry for the food of the Greek...
Three Greek islands in one day from Athens

Three Greek Islands, Athens One Day Cruise

One sunny Saturday in November 2015, I was afforded the opportunity to experience three Saronic Greek islands in one day; Hydra, Poros and Aegina, hosted by Olympic Cruises (now Evermore Cruises) on an Athens one day...
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Things to do on Kos island, Greece

Located in the Dodecanese chain of islands—at its shortest point only 4km from the Turkish coast—after Rhodes, Kos is the second most popular holiday island.   Why? Because of its magnificent stretches of beaches and...
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How to travel to Zakynthos – Levante Ferries

Back in 2013, I wrote a post about alternative ways to reach the Ionian Islands instead of flying.  These islands are Kefalonia, Lefkada, Ithaca, Paxos, Corfu and the very well known island of Zakynthos. ...
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Insider Tips for Taking Ferries in Greece

You've come to Greece for your vacation and stayed in Athens for a few days, looking at the alternative guide to visiting Athens. Afterwards, most people naturally want to head to one or a...
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Travelling Responsibly in Greece – some tips by locals

One of my most popular posts on this site is my Do's and Don'ts in Greece - Greek Customs and Etiquette by an Athens Resident where I offer you some advice as to what...
Best Souvenirs to buy from Greece; come and look at my eclectic recommendations

Best Souvenirs From Greece

You've come to Greece for your holidays and your friends and family are good-naturedly envious.  You feel obliged to bring a Greek souvenir back for them as a gift, and also for yourself because there's...
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.
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Things to do in Paxos Greece

As an island, Paxos is relatively small at only 30 sq miles.  There are several luxury villas in Paxos to rent on this Ionian island, inviting the visitor to merely go and relax for...
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Luxury Villas in Paxos – Paxos Villa Greece – Villa Glaros

Throughout my time as a travel writer located in Greece, I am very lucky to have been able to experience various luxury hotel stays around both the capital, Athens, and various parts of the...
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Alkyonides days – the Greek myth. Why visit Greece in the winter

Everybody imagines Greece as being a sun and sand destination with Greek islands the only place to head to.  Indeed, I have shared an Insiders Guide to the Greek islands to help you choose....
Little KooK Themed Cafe - Athens, Greece

Little KooK Themed Cafe – Athens

Greece is renowned for its mythology; the Gods, her ancient history and philosophers.  But fairytales?  Not so much. Hidden in the depths of Monastiraki - the famous tourist area of Athens - lies a...
Why the Greeks Might Spit At You

Ftou Ftou Ftou: Why Greeks might spit at you

I love the contradictions in my adopted country of Greece sometimes.  Here's a great one related to superstitions and the 'ftou ftou ftou' and the ftou ftou meaning - or rather,  Greeks spitting for...
Kalimera and Koukla mou - Greek greetings you're sure to hear when you visit the country- LifeBeyondBorders

“Kalimera” and “Koukla mou” – Greek greetings you’re sure to hear when you visit

This post was originally written in April 2012 as part of a blogging challenge, and only two years into my time in the country. It has been revised and updated in JUN 2019 -...
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Kalymnos island Greece – Dodecanese

Depending on which boat you catch from Rhodes, Kalymnos is between two and five hours away.  Apparently, Kalymnos island, Greece is one of the most wealthiest overall in Greece. I was lucky to be...
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...
Things to do on Karpathos Island, Greece

Things to do on Karpathos island – Greece

Located in the south east Aegean sea, Karpathos is the second largest Dodecanese island in Greece, after Rhodes. It's mountainous, offers many traditional villages and, of course, beaches. Read more.
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A guide to Symi island, Greece

This post was originally written in June 2014. It has been re-written and revised in APR 2019. There will be some affiliate links throughout, meaning I will earn a small amount of commission if you choose...
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