GREECE

GREECE

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

Begpacking in Europe. Trying to reserve judgement, but…

Today - a sunny spring April day in Athens, 2017...I came across a controversial and, to me, distressing sight: two lads 'begging' for money to fund their onward travels.  They were 'beg packers' who...
Guarding the Archeological Site of Delos Island - the Delos Guard

Guarding the Archeological Site of Delos Island – the Delos Guard

The ancient UNESCO island of Delos, located just 3.5 km from the party island of Mykonos and yet a world away in terms of things to see and do, is world famous - for those...
A stay at the INN Athens Hotel

A stay at the INN Athens Hotel

Currently (2016/2017), there's a trend for boutique hotels to open their doors in Greece, despite the crisis.  The INN Athens opened its doors to the public in September 2015, offering the public a boutique...

Have fun kayaking in Mykonos

When one thinks of going to the Greek islands, it's usually to spend time relaxing on the beach, sunning oneself and swimming. When one thinks of going to Mykonos in particular, images of lazing...

Enjoying the Foods of Pelion

My recent sojourn to Pelion in Mainland Greece included a trip around the traditional villages and hiking around the beautiful region.  When visiting a country and region, what I enjoy the most is sampling...

CocoMat Hotel – Kolonaki, Athens. Sleeping on nature

Founded in 1989, CocoMat never started out as a hotel.  The company actually makes beds and furniture, but it's so much more than that...because these beds are luxury, or beyond luxury in my option,...

Hiking in Pelion, Greece

As described in this post, Pelion is a mountainous area in the south east part of the Thessaly region of Greece (Thessaly being in Central Greece).  In mythology, Mount Pelion was home to the...

My Rhodes – Greece experience

I've written about Rhodes before and have been fortunate enough to explore it for my work with Rough Guides. It's a beautiful island, the largest in the Dodecanese chain of Greek islands (the Greek Islands are divided...

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...

Brunch at the Somewhere Hotel – Vouliagmeni, Athens Riviera

When people come to stay in Athens, it's usually a flying visit for a couple of nights before they head on a ferry or plane to an island.  I wrote a post here about...

High Tea at The Berkeley Hotel – London

Being from the UK, I've never thought of a High Tea experience before.  I get used to drinking cups of tea at home, and whilst I don't quite eat cucumber sandwiches with the crusts...

Orini Nafpaktia- Jazz in the Greek Mountains

I've already written what a weekend in Nafpaktos, central Greece was like: relaxing, stunning scenery and only about a three hour drive from Athens.  That same weekend, Go Nafpaktia offered the Travel Bloggers Greece the...

Nafpaktos- mainland Greece

Not to be confused with Nafplio, the old capital of Greece, Nafpaktos is a place I'd vaguely heard of, but wasn't sure exactly where it was.  When I was invited to go and explore...

Al Hammam Turkish Baths – Athens

When the Travel Bloggers Greece were invited to the newly opened Al Hammam Turkish Baths at the end of September 2016, you can imagine that we jumped at the opportunity!  Disclosure: the treatments were...

The Hora of Serifos

Aside from the local tourist population in Greece, Serifos is a little known Greek island amongst the international tourist crowd.  At roughly 29 square miles and a year round population of not even 1,500...

Point a Restaurant and Bar – Athens

You're spending a long weekend or romantic get-away in Athens, Greece.  Where better than to while away an evening, watching the sun go down with an Acropolis and New Museum view than at the...

Celestyal Cruises – Around the Aegean

**Note: Despite any complimentary services received, all thoughts and opinions remain my own** For those of you who’ve been following my site, you'll have known about the themed cruise I was invited to take part in with...

Offline for a while…all at sea

I bid you farewell for a while, I will be offline.  You see, from 7th to 15th July 2016, I have been invited on board a Celestyal Themed Cruise around the Eastern Aegean sea in...

Island escape to Sifnos

When my friend and fellow writer suggested I come and visit her on the Cycladic island of Sifnos, I jumped at the chance.  She has a summer home there and rents a room on...

Greece, the UK, the EU Referendum

**Warning: Swearing in this post - plus some honest opinions you may not like** Thank you. She stepped up to me and embraced me.  I looked and felt a little perplexed. Your chocolate tonight is free, on...

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