Lifestyle and culture

Lifestyle and culture

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...
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...
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...
What to pack for a Greek island holiday, in summer and autumn/fall

Greek island all round packing list

**For a free downloadable PDF version of this post, click here.** Many people head to the Greek islands in the height of summer, when temperatures can hit up to 33 C (91 F) or, in...
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...
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Travelling Responsibly in Greece – some tips by locals

One of my most popular posts on this site is my Do's and Don'ts in Greece - Greek Customs and Etiquette by an Athens Resident where I offer you some advice as to what...
Greece with a Movie Star

Greece with a movie star – Jason Flemyng

Mate, I'm so sorry! The plane was early exclaims my guest as he exits the Arrivals Hall at Athens airport.  Before I can start to feel nervous, he plants a matter-of-fact kiss on the top...
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...
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...
A brief exploration of British vs Greek culture

British vs Greek Culture

The British vs Greek Culture debate could be considered by some as controversial.  I'll be looking at various topics that I consider make up cultural differences, and aim to look at why (even if...

Impact Hub – Athens

You're a travel blogger, a remote or location independent worker. You're coming to Athens, Greece for a short or mid-period of time and whilst you may've rented a great AirBNB apartment to base yourself,...

China Meets Greece at Grecotel Pallas Athena

Saturday 16th May 2015 saw another coming together of the Travel Bloggers Greece to meet new members and exchange ideas. This time, we were hosted by Grecotel Pallas Athena Hotel again, and treated to the...

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...

Artist Mathew Halpin talks politics & Greece through his amazing art

Who is Mathew Halpin? His short bio from his site  describes him as: “…an Australian visual artist and qualified theater set designer. His theater work had him designing in opera, short films, dance and plays. Mathew...

Portes Magazine – a piece of Greece

I heard about Portes Magazine through a friend of a friend, but wasn’t entirely sure about its background or what to expect. So when I was offered the chance to interview one of its...

An oasis in Athens city on a hot day

A glorious 28 degrees today - but I am in the middle of the city! I love the southern beaches, but they're a bit too far to venture out to by the time I...

A journey on behalf of “The Journey”

Busy day for Bex today in Athens!  Yes, the release of (some) of the posters for The Journey CrowdFunding event to be hosted in Athens were released and off I trotted to distribute around...

Hair, Make-up & photoshoot in Athens

What fun times can be had when you live in such an eclectic city such as Athens, Greece! (And when you utilise Facebook properly).  Let me explain: I belong to a Closed FB group for...