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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...
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...
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.
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Alkyonides days – the Greek myth. Why visit Greece in the winter

Everybody imagines Greece as being a sun and sand destination with Greek islands the only place to head to.  Indeed, I have shared an Insiders Guide to the Greek islands to help you choose....
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...
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

This post was originally written in April 2012 as part of a blogging challenge, and only two years into my time in the country. It has been revised and updated in JUN 2019 -...
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 occurs, ie: no meat and only...
Greece with a Movie Star

Greece with a movie star – Jason Flemyng

**Originally written in May 2014, this article has been revised and updated in November 2018** Mate, I'm so sorry! The plane was early exclaims my guest as he exits the Arrivals Hall at Athens airport.  Before...
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...
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

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...
A brief exploration of British vs Greek culture

British vs Greek Culture

Before I start writing this post, I would like to begin by saying that the British vs Greek Culture debate could be considered by some as controversial.  I'll be looking at various topics that I...
Thai Massage 'Nuad' in Athens, Greece

Thai Massage in Athens

One weekday in the hot summer of 2017, I was invited by fellow members of the Travel Bloggers Greece team to experience a new Thai Massage place in the centre of Athens. **Despite any complimentary...
What to pack for a Greek island holiday, in summer and autumn/fall

Greek island all round packing list

**This post contains affiliate links. For more info, see here.** **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...

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...

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...
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