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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

Hosios Loukas Monastery - Central Greece

UNESCO Monastery and Archaeological Site – Hidden Greece

Greece is such a diverse country offering - besides climate; culture, tradition and a real feel of getting away from it and stepping back in time. Come and read more and be tempted to discover more that this diverse country has to offer.
Cape Sounio Luxury Hotel, Grecotel © Grecotel Hotels. Situated about 50 miles outside of Athens, right by the Temple of Poseidon. Luxury at its best

Grecotel Cape Sounio – your luxury outside Athens

I'd stayed at a Grecotel hotel before, the Grecotel Kos Imperial Thalasso hotel on the Greek island of Kos.  Here I was introduced to the Grecotel concept: the fact it's a Greek hotel chain,...
Things to do in Nafpaktos - Greece. A beautiful destination in Greece's mainland.

Nafpaktos- mainland Greece

With a castle and the Rio-Antirrio cable bridge - one of the world's longest multi-span cable bridges and the longest fully suspended bridge, at 2250 meters, Nafpaktos, located just opposite the Peloponnese area of Greece and approx a 3 hour drive from Athens makes for a great weekend break.

Where to stay on Hydra island, Greece

My post about Hydra Island, Greece introduced this Greek island with a difference to you and, I hope, convinced you to stay longer than a day trip.  Here I show you where to stay on Hydra...
Hydra Island, Greece. Where no cars exist

Hydra island Greece – the island with a difference

Everybody has their favourite Greek island, and for varying reasons.  As you know, I research the Dodecanese islands of Greece for The Rough Guide to The Greek Islands (Rough Guides) and therefore have grown to really...
Karpathos, 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.
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...
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 (unless we equate mythology with fairytales, but that's a whole other 'philosophical' argument). Hidden in the...
Celestial Cruises - Cruise around the Aegean in Greece

Celestyal Cruises – Around the Aegean

Exploring the Aegean island with Celestyal Cruises and presenting my debut novel "Girl Gone Greek" whilst on board
Hitch Hiker https://pixabay.com/en/hiker-hiking-backpacker-backpacking-1149898/

Begpacking in Europe. Trying to reserve judgement, but…

Picture this scenario: A sunny day in Athens, 2017...I come across a controversial and, to me, distressing sight: two lads 'begging' for money to fund their onward travels.  They were 'beg packers' who were...

Have fun kayaking in Mykonos

When one thinks of going to the Greek islands, it's usually to spend time relaxing on the beach, sunning oneself and swimming. When one thinks of going to Mykonos in particular, images of lazing...
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...
Where to stay on Karpathos island, Greece

Where to stay on Karpathos island

**This post contains affiliate links. For more info, see here.** I recently wrote a post about things to do on the beautiful Greek island of Karpathos, in the Dodecanese chain of islands.  But obviously if...
Methana in the Peloponnese region of Greece. A perfect weekend trip from Athens. And even near Poros island.

Discovering Methana in the Peloponnese

**Updated JUL17**During my stay at Live-Bio in the Galatas area of the Peloponnese in Greece, I was afforded the opportunity to visit the relatively unknown seaside town of Methana.Where is Methana?Methana is a town...
Guarding the Archeological Site of Delos Island - the Delos Guard

Guarding the Archeological Site of Delos Island – the Delos Guard

**Updated JUL17** The ancient UNESCO island of Delos, located just 3.5 km from the party island of Mykonos and yet a world away in terms of things to see and do, is world famous - for...
An Insider's Guide to Hidden Spots in Athens, Greece

An insider’s guide to visiting Athens

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 places to visit? I'm guessing the Acropolis is the...
Come and visit Astypalea Island in the Dodecanese chain of Islands, Greece - LifeBeyondBordersBlog

The lesser known Greek island of Astypalea

**This post contains affiliate links. For more info, see here.** As part of my research for the guidebook company Rough Guides, I am lucky to be able to discover places off the beaten track.  One...
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...
Restaurant-Floating-on-the-Lagoon Grecotel Kos Thalasso Spa © Grecotel

Grecotel Kos Imperial Thalasso

Having travelled a fair bit around the Greek islands (and further afield), when having the opportunity to stay in luxury, I'd primarily stayed in small boutique hotels. I'd always been of the opinion that...
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