GREECE

GREECE

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

Best Hike in Athens - Hymettus Mountain - LifeBeyondBorders

Hiking in Greece – Mount Hymettus Athens

Hiking in Greece Aside from golden beaches and travelling to the islands, there is some great hiking in Greece, for example: Hosios Loukas Monastery and Archaeological Site in Central Greece Hiking in Pelion on the...
Guide to Symi header - Where to stay, Eat and Tips

A guide to Symi island, Greece

A guide to Symi island, Greece - where is it? Symi is about an hour and a half away by catamaran from Rhodes.  There's no airport there as it's a small island, so you'd fly to...
Things to Do in Athens Greece by Life Beyond Borders

Fun Things to do in Athens Greece

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 things to do, especially fun things to do...
Insider's Guide to the Greek Islands by Life Beyond Borders

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...
Apokries - 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

Greek celebrations 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...
My experience of the Hilton, Athens. Have you been? Pictures © Hilton Athens

The Hilton Athens

Come and explore my Hilton Athens Experience with me. Not usually being a fan of 'chain' hotels, I was in for a pleasant surprise.
Hosios Loukas Monastery - Central Greece

Undiscovered Greece – Hosios Loukas Monastery and Archaeological Site

Greece is such a diverse country offering - besides climate; culture, tradition and a real feel of getting away from it and stepping back in time. Come and read more and be tempted to discover more that this diverse country has to offer.
Christmas Lights in Athens - Greece

Where to find Christmas lights in Athens – Greece

Greece isn't so big on Christmas - Easter is their big celebration. But Greece does do Christmas lights and every year, in some form or another, in Athens -  Syntagma Square is the best place to...
Old Town of Rhodes Greece - LifeBeyondBorders

Rhodes Old Town Greece

Much has been written about my love of Rhodes, it's been well documented on this blog. It’s one of my favourite Greek islands, not least due to the famous Old Town. Complete with cobbled...
Hiking in the Pelion region of mainland Greece. A great all year destination

Hiking in Pelion, Greece

Pelion is a mountainous area in the south east part of the Thessaly region of mainland Greece (Thessaly being in Central Greece). In mythology, Mount Pelion was home to the Centaurs - those mythical half man/half horse creatures.
Alkyonides_Days_Reason_to_visit_Greece_in_the_Winter

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....
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...
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...
Little KooK Themed Cafe - Athens, Greece

Little KooK – most Instagrammable Themed Cafe in Athens – Greece

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...
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.
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...
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...
Discover Vouliagmenis Lake - natural thermal spring lake along the Athens Riviera, Greece - LifeBeyondBorders

Vouliagmenis Lake – Athens Riviera Greece

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, Athens Riviera, Greece? To quote their website: "Vouliagmeni Lake, in...
Cats of Greece - LifeBeyondBorders

Cats of Greece

Cats of Greece - the attitude Some may find this post controversial, but don't forget this is an observation as a British person who lives here. I've lived in Greece for over a decade and notice...
Turkish Baths in Athens - LifeBeyondBorders

Al Hammam Turkish Baths – Athens

Turkish Baths are not a new phenomena.  According to Wikipedia, Turkish Baths: ... a place of public bathing associated with the Islamic world With Greece's history, it is no surprise to know that modern day Turkish...