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GREECE

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

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...
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...