GREECE

GREECE

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

The beautiful Greek island of Sifnos

Greek Island escape to Sifnos

**Updated MAY 2018** **This post contains affiliate links. For more info, see here.** When my friend and fellow writer suggested I come and visit her on the Cycladic island of Sifnos, Greece, I jumped at the...
Alonissios island in the Sporades island chain of Greece, Mediterranean, Europe. So beautiful

The beauty of Alonissos

Alonissos is one of the Greek islands hidden gems...there are tourists, but most of them are Greeks, hence it's a beautiful island to come to for a real taste of Greece and her culture.
An Insider's Guide to the Greek Islands

An Insider’s Guide to the Greek Islands

There's no doubt about it: Santorini and Mykonos top the list of 'Must See' Greek islands to visit - also the most widely known; Santorini because of its blue domed churches and whitewashed buildings...

Alternative Mykonos – more than just a party island

Having lived in Greece for quite some time, I have visited many of the Greek islands.  But due to the reputation of Mykonos, I had deliberately steered clear - not wanting to get involved in...
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...
Discover Vouliagmenis Lake - natural theramal spring lake along the Athens Riviera, Greece - LifeBeyondBorders

Vouliagmenis Lake – Athens Riviera

A unique geological phenomenon, that's how Lake Vouliagmenis on the Athens Riviera (the south coast of Athens, Greece) is described.  Why though? What and Where is Lake Vouliagmenis? [googlemaps https://www.google.com/maps/embed?pb=!1m18!1m12!1m3!1d3152.2371647278655!2d23.783402115104696!3d37.8079135180256!2m3!1f0!2f0!3f0!3m2!1i1024!2i768!4f13.1!3m3!1m2!1s0x14a1eab29c507229%3A0xa7ddc3171e5490e3!2sVouliagmeni+Lake!5e0!3m2!1sen!2sgr!4v1523193262961&w=600&h=450] To quote their website: "Vouliagmeni Lake, in the heart...
Come and visit the UNESCO Meteora and its Monasteries in Greece

Meteora Greece

Many of you will have heard of Meteora in Central Greece.  It's a UNESCO protected World Heritage site and is famous for its pinnacles of rocks and caves, formed approx. 60 million years ago...
Come and explore the relatively unknown, traditional villages of Pelion, Greece.

The Villages of Pelion – Greece

Ahh Greece: culture, islands, tradition and aesthetic beauty.  As followers of my site will know, I am a huge Grecophile and love all things Greek.  I particularly love exploring new destinations and showcasing them...
Korikion Cave - a good trek to Delphi. Delphi Image © Panegyrics of Granovetter

Korikion Cave – a good trek to Delphi – Central Greece

My trip to the Central Greece region included a wine tasting experience, a visit to a UNESCO Monastery and Archaeological site and a Visit to Mount Parnassos in off season travel in Greece.  When...
Visit Mount Parnassos - Greece. Have you ever been? Image © Kostam Limitsios

Visit Mount Parnassos – Off Season Travel in Greece

We all know, by now, that there is more to Greece than islands, sunshine and sand.  I didn't realise quite how much more, until I was invited on a specialised trip by luxury Greece...
My experience of the Hilton, Athens. Have you been? Pictures © Hilton Athens

My Hilton Athens Experience

Come and explore my Hilton Athens Experience with me. Not usually being a fan of 'chain' hotels, I was in for a pleasant surprise.
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...
Picture Perfect Rhodes Old Town Greece

Picture-Perfect Rhodes Old Town

Much has been written about my love of Rhodes, it's been well documented on this blog. It’s one of my favourite Greek islands, not least due to the famous Old Town. Complete with cobbled...
Hiking in the Pelion region of mainland Greece. A great all year destination

Hiking in Pelion, Greece

Pelion is a mountainous area in the south east part of the Thessaly region of mainland Greece (Thessaly being in Central Greece). In mythology, Mount Pelion was home to the Centaurs - those mythical half man/half horse creatures.
Wine Tasting and Nature - Central Greece. Photo © Unsplash

Wine Tasting in Greece

We continue with a look at 'Greece Out of Season' through wine tasting in Central Greece, and experience local culture through weaving - although in reality, Greece is never out of season...it's a 365 day destination with many different activities.
Luxury Hotels - Rhodes Old Town - Greece

Luxury Hotels in Rhodes Old Town – Greece

It's no secret that Life Beyond Borders loves the Greek island of Rhodes, especially Rhodes Old Town.  Wandering the streets behind those old castle walls in the oldest inhabited Medieval Town in Europe is...
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...
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