GREECE

GREECE

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

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...
Come and explore the relatively unknown, traditional villages of Pelion, Greece.

The Villages of Pelion – Greece

Ahh Greece: culture, islands, tradition and aesthetic beauty.  As followers of my site will know, I am a huge Grecophile and love all things Greek.  I particularly love exploring new destinations and showcasing them...
Korikion Cave - a good trek to Delphi. Delphi Image © Panegyrics of Granovetter

Korikion Cave – a good trek to Delphi – Central Greece

My trip to the Central Greece region included a wine tasting experience, a visit to a UNESCO Monastery and Archaeological site and a Visit to Mount Parnassos in off season travel in Greece.  When...
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...
Visit Mount Parnassos - Greece. Have you ever been? Image © Kostam Limitsios

Visit Mount Parnassos – Off Season Travel in Greece

We all know, by now, that there is more to Greece than islands, sunshine and sand.  I didn't realise quite how much more, until I was invited on a specialised trip by luxury Greece...
My experience of the Hilton, Athens. Have you been? Pictures © Hilton Athens

My Hilton Athens Experience

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

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 place you'll see...
Picture Perfect Rhodes Old Town Greece

Picture-Perfect Rhodes Old Town

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.
Wine Tasting and Nature - Central Greece. Photo © Unsplash

Wine Tasting in Greece

We continue with a look at 'Greece Out of Season' through wine tasting in Central Greece, and experience local culture through weaving - although in reality, Greece is never out of season...it's a 365 day destination with many different activities.
Travel Bloggers Greece at Xenia Exhibition - Athens

Travel Bloggers Greece at Xenia Tourism Expo – Athens

There's something incredibly satisfying, in the travel blogging world, about working with a group of people who strive towards the same aim, the same goal and want to help their peers in the process....
Luxury Hotels - Rhodes Old Town - Greece

Luxury Hotels in Rhodes Old Town – Greece

It's no secret that Life Beyond Borders loves the Greek island of Rhodes, especially Rhodes Old Town.  Wandering the streets behind those old castle walls in the oldest inhabited Medieval Town in Europe is...
Hosios Loukas Monastery - Central Greece

UNESCO Monastery and Archaeological Site – Hidden Greece

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.
Cape Sounio Luxury Hotel, Grecotel © Grecotel Hotels. Situated about 50 miles outside of Athens, right by the Temple of Poseidon. Luxury at its best

Grecotel Cape Sounio – your luxury outside Athens

I'd stayed at a Grecotel hotel before, the Grecotel Kos Imperial Thalasso hotel on the Greek island of Kos.  Here I was introduced to the Grecotel concept: the fact it's a Greek hotel chain,...
Things to do in Nafpaktos - Greece. A beautiful destination in Greece's mainland.

Nafpaktos- mainland Greece

With a castle and the Rio-Antirrio cable bridge - one of the world's longest multi-span cable bridges and the longest fully suspended bridge, at 2250 meters, Nafpaktos, located just opposite the Peloponnese area of Greece and approx a 3 hour drive from Athens makes for a great weekend break.

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

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.
Karpathos, 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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