GREECE

GREECE

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

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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Things to do on Paxos Greece

As an island, Paxos is relatively small at only 30 sq miles.  There are several luxury villas in Paxos to rent on this Ionian island, inviting the visitor to merely go and relax for...
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Luxury Villas in Paxos – Paxos Villa Greece – Villa Glaros

Throughout my time as a travel writer located in Greece, I am very lucky to have been able to experience various luxury hotel stays around both the capital, Athens, and various parts of the...
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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....
Little KooK Themed Cafe - Athens, Greece

Little KooK Themed Cafe – Athens

Greece is renowned for its mythology; the Gods, her ancient history and philosophers.  But fairytales?  Not so much. Hidden in the depths of Monastiraki - the famous tourist area of Athens - lies a...
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 -...
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Discover Kalymnos island Greece – Dodecanese

Depending on which boat you catch from Rhodes, Kalymnos is between two and five hours away.  Apparently, Kalymnos island, Greece is one of the most wealthiest overall in Greece. I was lucky to be...
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...
Things to do on Karpathos Island, Greece

Things to do on Karpathos island – Greece

Located in the south east Aegean sea, Karpathos is the second largest Dodecanese island in Greece, after Rhodes. It's mountainous, offers many traditional villages and, of course, beaches. Read more.
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A guide to Symi island, Greece

This post was originally written in June 2014. It has been re-written and revised in APR 2019. There will be some affiliate links throughout, meaning I will earn a small amount of commission if you choose...
Skopelos island, Greece - of Mamma Mia Fame

“Mamma Mia!” island of Skopelos, Greece

The Greek island of Skopelos in the Sporadic chain of islands is famous for the filming of the first "Mamma Mia!" film. Originally published in JAN 2012. Revised and updated in APR 2019 [googlemaps https://www.google.com/maps/embed?pb=!1m18!1m12!1m3!1d99024.4870871199!2d23.62129469505604!3d39.140261637022434!2m3!1f0!2f0!3f0!3m2!1i1024!2i768!4f13.1!3m3!1m2!1s0x14a6ea38633b4d97%3A0x51d219c584c4a1cf!2sSkopelos!5e0!3m2!1sen!2sgr!4v1554711257660!5m2!1sen!2sgr&w=600&h=450] Skopelos, Greece:...
Windmill Bay Aparthotel in Argassi, Zakynthos island Greece

Best accommodation in Argassi, Zakynthos – Greece. Windmill Hotels

Zakynthos is a popular holiday island located in the Ionian sea / chain of islands on north west coast of Greece.  You can take a direct flight to Zakynthos from many European airports, or...
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...
Come and explore the Greek islands by sailing around them

Sailing the Greek islands

In total there are roughly 6000 islands scattered across the Aegean and Ionian seas around the Mediterranean in Greece, and yet only 227 of them are inhabited!
Meet Katerina Nikolas - Author of Greek Meze series

Let Katerina Nikolas Inspire you to Visit Greece through her Greek Meze Book Series

Many of you know my other 'job' is as an author and my novel - Girl Gone Greek has been out for over three years now. I also love reading, especially novels about Greece. ...
Traditional Foods to try in the Pelion region of Greece

What to eat in Pelion, Greece

Pelion in Mainland Greece is a very special region. I have written about The Villages of Pelion and Hiking in Pelion too.  Read those posts to find out more about this beautiful region of...
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...
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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...