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GREECE

GREECE

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

Why I fell in love with Greece – Kefalonia

Lettie has written about her first encounter of Greek hospitality (and literally, hospital!). 'Lettie' is the Office Manager of CEL UK Ltd, designer & maker of power tools. Here is her story:   Argostoli Beach - Kefalonia I thought...

Fine dining in Athens

I don't know why I haven't written about this place sooner.  In the Spring of 2010, an old work colleague took me to a local taverna/restaurant in my neighbourhood.  Located about 10 minutes walk...

A free concert in Athens

I never knew there were so many free things to do in Athens - shame on me!Last Wednesday (1st Feb), my dear Athenian friend calls me and tells me (not asks, tells) to meet...

Seven things to love about Greece and Greeks

(Actually, the list's grown now as I keep remembering things to add at odd moments, ie;  three o'clock in the morning - that type of thing.  But I'll keep the title the same). Someone was...

“Mamma Mia!” – Skopelos

Would you credit it!  Since "Mamma Mia" was shown on ITV (in the UK) Wed night, 4th Jan 2012 - hits to my website have increased twofold!  Lots of searches for "Mamma Mia church...

What IS it about Greece?

I've been doing a lot of thinking lately (and my head hurts) - I am in a state of flux at the moment: How I am living in my late 30's vs  How I...

Next bus out of here

Fishing boat with nets It's hot, still, in Athens - 32 degrees C today.  As I don't start teaching till next week (Monday), I thought I'd take myself off somewhere again.  But I didn't want to...

Athens outdoor cinema experience

Greeks love to go to the cinema and a night at an open air one is more of an experience, not just an 'if all else fails and we run out of ideas, let's...

Levadia, Viottia. My first experience of Greece

It struck me that I've been writing this blog for about a year now and followers will have gleaned that I am based in Greece, after having left Cairo.  But, I never mentioned my first 'port...

An evening at Epidaurus with Richard III

I had a lovely evening last night.  Spurred on by summer in the city and the Athens Festival that runs throughout July & August, myself and 2 friends managed to book tickets to go...

Too hot in Athens? Then head to Pireaus port, see where you end up…

And I ended up in Poros (not PAROS, POROS). Poros is an island in the Saronic group of Greek Islands, about 58km's from Athens, therefore not very far. You can choose 2 ways to travel: by...

Aegina

I'd recommend Aegina to anyone who wants to escape Athens for one night/2 days.  It's beautiful and luckily only located about 1hr 15 mins from Athens by ferry (less time if go you choose the Speedcat). ...

Rome or Athens?

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British tourists – the worst in the world?

I read an article in Wanderlust Magazine today, about how British people have voted THEMSELVES to be the worst tourists in the world (by voting themselves, it seems as if they're proud of this...

WELCOME TO GREECE!!

Ahhhh beautiful Greece......beautiful coastlines...But then comes...the standoffs...Still, at least I get to walk down an empty road (I was actually moved on after taking this pic - by a gasmasked policeman)and lest we forget...

Linguini the rescue cat – Greece

A while back I shared a post here about moving into my new apartment and feeding stray cats in Parliament Gardens.  I mentioned I'd be getting my very first foster cat, on behalf of...

Even the mannequins are happy in Paros

Location Paros is in the Cyclades chain of Greek islands, in the central Aegean sea.  It takes roughly 4  hours from the Athenian port of Piraeus by normal ferry, at an approximate cost of €35...
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