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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

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...
Top 10 Things to Eat & Drink in Athens Greece

Greek Dishes – Top Things to Eat and Drink in Athens, Greece

The land of the Ancient Gods and the city that introduced Democracy to the western world knows how to celebrate life, and that’s through food. Eating Greek dishes isn’t merely an activity to fill...
The beautiful Greek island of Sifnos

Greek Island escape to Sifnos

**Updated MAY 2018** **This post contains affiliate links. For more info, see here.** When my friend and fellow writer suggested I come and visit her on the Cycladic island of Sifnos, Greece, I jumped at the...
Alonissios island in the Sporades island chain of Greece, Mediterranean, Europe. So beautiful

The beauty of Alonissos

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 to for a real taste of Greece and her culture.
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...

Alternative Mykonos – more than just a party island

Having lived in Greece for quite some time, I have visited many of the Greek islands.  But due to the reputation of Mykonos, I had deliberately steered clear - not wanting to get involved in...
Come and explore Vorres Museum & Gardens - Athens, Greece with LifeBeyondBorders. It's a stunning place, and one you wouldn't know existed.

Vorres Museum – Athens, Greece

Located in six acres of lush gardens in Paiania,  the Vorres Museum near Athens Airport, Greece was founded in 1983 by Ian Vorres in order to promote Greek art and culture through a diverse range...
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

We've looked at some odd Greek superstitions such as why Greeks might spit at you when you visit (truly! But don't worry, it's a compliment).  There are also some really helpful tips about Do's...
What does ftou ftou mean in Greece? Why the Greeks spit - LifeBeyondBorders

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' - or Greeks spitting for luck: Not all people, but a lot...
Discover Vouliagmenis Lake - natural theramal spring lake along the Athens Riviera, Greece - LifeBeyondBorders

Vouliagmenis Lake – Athens Riviera

A unique geological phenomenon, that's how Lake Vouliagmenis on the Athens Riviera (the south coast of Athens, Greece) is described.  Why though? What and Where is Lake Vouliagmenis? [googlemaps https://www.google.com/maps/embed?pb=!1m18!1m12!1m3!1d3152.2371647278655!2d23.783402115104696!3d37.8079135180256!2m3!1f0!2f0!3f0!3m2!1i1024!2i768!4f13.1!3m3!1m2!1s0x14a1eab29c507229%3A0xa7ddc3171e5490e3!2sVouliagmeni+Lake!5e0!3m2!1sen!2sgr!4v1523193262961&w=600&h=450] To quote their website: "Vouliagmeni Lake, in the heart...
Come and visit the UNESCO Meteora and its Monasteries in Greece

Meteora Greece

Many of you will have heard of Meteora in Central Greece.  It's a UNESCO protected World Heritage site and is famous for its pinnacles of rocks and caves, formed approx. 60 million years ago...
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 Easter occurs, ie: no meat and...
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