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GREECE

GREECE

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

Guide to Symi header - Where to stay, Eat and Tips

A guide to Symi island, Greece

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

“Mamma Mia!” – Skopelos

The Greek island of Skopelos in the Sporadic chain of islands is famous for the filming of the first "Mamma Mia!" film. Originally published in JAN 2012. Revised and updated in APR 2019 [googlemaps https://www.google.com/maps/embed?pb=!1m18!1m12!1m3!1d99024.4870871199!2d23.62129469505604!3d39.140261637022434!2m3!1f0!2f0!3f0!3m2!1i1024!2i768!4f13.1!3m3!1m2!1s0x14a6ea38633b4d97%3A0x51d219c584c4a1cf!2sSkopelos!5e0!3m2!1sen!2sgr!4v1554711257660!5m2!1sen!2sgr&w=600&h=450] "Mamma Mia!"...
Windmill Bay Aparthotel in Argassi, Zakynthos island Greece

Best hotel in Argassi, Zakynthos – Greece. Windmill Hotels

Zakynthos is a popular holiday island located in the Ionian sea / chain of islands on north west coast of Greece.  You can take a direct flight to Zakynthos from many European airports, or...
Sir Athens - Boutique Hotel in the Heart of Athens, Greece

Small luxury hotels Athens – a Sir Athens experience

Athens, Greece, has been experiencing a boom in hotel growth over the last few years since the debt crisis of 2008.  In fact, according to Greek Travel Pages: Major tourism projects in Athens, and...Crete, Santorini and Rhodes, have received...
Carnival time in Athens, Greece. Better than Venice and Rio! Come and celebrate carnival in Athens, Greece. "Metaxourgeio Carnival" (CC BY 2.0) by Meta Lands and Acropolis image by Anestiev

Greek Celebrations – Apokries – Carnival in Athens Greece

Greece has many celebrations throughout the year, Greek Easter being one of the most popular. But before Greek Easter, a period of fasting (Lent) for seven weeks before occurs, ie: no meat and only...
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!
Meet Katerina Nikolas - Author of Greek Meze series

Let Katerina Nikolas Inspire you to Visit Greece through her Greek Meze Series

Many of you know my other 'job' is as an author and my novel - Girl Gone Greek has been out for over three years now. I also love reading, especially novels about Greece. ...
Traditional Foods to try in the Pelion region of Greece

What to eat in Pelion, Greece

Pelion in Mainland Greece is a very special region. I have written about The Villages of Pelion and Hiking in Pelion too.  Read those posts to find out more about this beautiful region of...
Finding Anafiotika - A Hidden Gem in Athens

Finding Anafiotika – a hidden gem in Athens

There's a hidden part of Athens that had always eluded me.  I had never been able to find it!  Anafiotika is the neighbourhood, a hidden gem located under the northeastern side of the Acropolis...
Greece with a Movie Star

Greece with a movie star – Jason Flemyng

**Originally written in May 2014, this article has been revised and updated in November 2018** Mate, I'm so sorry! The plane was early exclaims my guest as he exits the Arrivals Hall at Athens airport.  Before...
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...
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...
Evzone Soldiers of Greece - The Interview

Evzone Soldiers of Greece interview

Any tourist visiting Athens won’t have failed to experience them—you know, the soldiers that stand guard outside Parliament with dead straight faces; not flinching, not moving a muscle and occasional doing a funny walk....
Best Of Lefkada, Greece - Cuisine

Best of Lefkada, Greece: Cuisine

Lefkada, a Greek island in the Ionian chain, is a beautiful and fertile land with lush mountains dropping away to magnificent seas.  As you'll see in my Things to do in Lefkada post, it's...
Things to do in #Rhodes, #Greece - #Mediterranean #Europe #GreekIslands

Things to do in Rhodes Greece

Here you'll find a summary of why Rhodes, although touristy and known for its beach resort style holidays, is one of my favourite islands and how diverse it is.
Things to do on the Greek island of Lefkada - LifeBeyondBorders

Things to Do in Lefkada, Greece

As mentioned in my previous post about luxury accommodation in Lefkada island, Greece - although this Ionian island is less touristy than other Greek islands, it still has a lot to offer the visitor. ...
Luxury Accommodation in Lefkada Island - Greece: Sappho Boutique Suites

Luxury accommodation in Lefkada island – Greece: Sappho Boutique Suites

Those of you familiar with Greece and her islands will know that the country is riddled with myths and legends.  Lefkada, in the Ionian chain of islands to the west of the country, is...
Top seven ancient wonders of Greece - LifebeyondBorders

Explore the Top Seven Wonders of Greece

As one of the major cradles of Western civilisation, Greece laid claim to many of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Sadly, all of these incredible creations from pre-history have vanished, with the notable...
Top Things to do in Mykonos - go sea kayaking

Top Things to See and Do on Mykonos – a guide for cruise visitors

Alongside Santorini, Mykonos is one of the most famous Greek islands. Located in the Cycladic islands, it’s a port of call for many cruise ships. Popular for its beaches and scenes such as ‘Little...
Top Things to Eat & Drink on Mykonos and where to eat them - LifeBeyondBorders

Greek dishes – best restaurants in Mykonos: top things to eat and drink

Mykonos is one of those Greek islands, like Santorini, that many travellers will know of instantly. Therefore much of Mykonos caters to the tourist hordes that descend upon it annually. It is possible to...
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