Athens

Athens

Where to Stay in Athens - CocoMat Hotel - LifeBeyondBorders

Luxury hotel in Athens: CocoMat Hotel – Kolonaki, Athens.

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,...
Athens International Airport Greece - LifeBeyondBorders

Athens International Airport – Greece. Why it’s a pleasure to fly from/to

Having travelled a fair bit, I've seen my fair share of the inside of airports.  Back in the 1990's, I even worked for about half a decade (that makes me sound old) at one...
Begpacking Comes to Europe - Life Beyond Borders

Begpacking in Europe. Trying to reserve judgement, but…

Picture this scenario: A sunny day in Athens at the start of spring 2017...I come across a controversial and, to me, distressing sight: two lads 'begging' for money to fund their onward travels.  They...
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....
Riot Dog of Athens - the true story - LifeBeyondBorders

Riot Dog Athens

I originally wrote this article back in 2012 when there was a lot of negative press about Athens on the news.  The Greek economic crisis was really starting to bite and rioting wasn't an...
Mount Parnitha's Tatoi Royal Estate - a Day Trip from Athens

Mount Parnitha and the abandoned Royal Estate – Athens

Athens, Greece is a city blessed with it all; an ancient capital with enviable famous sites, yet also some hidden spots, see my Insiders Guide to Visiting Athens for more.  Within half an hour...
Sir Athens - Boutique Hotel in the Heart of Athens, Greece

Small luxury hotels Athens – a Sir Athens experience

Athens, Greece, has been experiencing a boom in hotel growth over the last few years since the debt crisis of 2008.  In fact, according to Greek Travel Pages: Major tourism projects in Athens, and...Crete, Santorini and Rhodes, have received...
Finding Anafiotika - A Hidden Gem in Athens

Anafiotika – a hidden island village in Athens

There's a hidden part of Athens that had always eluded me.  I had never been able to find it!  Anafiotika is the neighbourhood, a hidden island village located under the northeastern side of the...
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 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...
Discover Vouliagmenis Lake - natural theramal 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? [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,...
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.
Come on a street art tour of Athens, Greece

Street art in Athens by Alternative Tours of Athens

Love street art when you visit a city? If you're anything like me, you actively seek it out. So imagine my joy when I found a Street Art Tour of Athens...
An Insider's Guide to Hidden Spots in Athens, Greece

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...
INN Athens Boutique Hotel - Where to Stay in Athens - LifeBeyondBorders

INN Athens Boutique Hotel – Athens Greece

Since 2016 there's a trend for boutique hotels to open their doors in Greece, despite the financial crisis that hit the country hard.  The INN Athens opened its doors to the public in September...

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...

Scooterise in Athens

What is Scooterise? According to their website, Scooterise is: Fast, safe, and fun. The Trikke provides a unique, personalized way to get around Athens, and lets you set the pace and location of your tour. I'd already...

Celebrating Cretan Art and Food

Sunday 15th March 2015 saw another Travel Bloggers Greece meet up to discuss and share ideas, how we can positively promote Greece and work together.  This time we were invited to Grecotel Pallas Athena...

The Clumsies – Athens, Greece

Nikos Bakoulis is the co-owner of The Clumsies - a newly opened, prestigious bar housed in an old 1919 neoclassical mansion, located in central Athens near Monisteraki and Panepistimio metro stations.  It's actually hidden...

Discover Greek Culture – An evening in a Greek Mansion

Founded in 2013, Discover Greek Culture offers tourists to Greece... hands-on Cultural Tourism Experiences . DGC promotes Greek culture by showcasing the history, archaeology, art and gastronomy that set Greece apart from the rest. DGC’s unique tours weave together...