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GREECE

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

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Things to do on Kos island, Greece

Located in the Dodecanese chain of islands—at its shortest point only 4km from the Turkish coast—after Rhodes, Kos is the second most popular holiday island.   Why? Because of its magnificent stretches of beaches and...
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How to travel to Zakynthos – Levante Ferries

Back in 2013 I wrote a post about alternative ways to reach the Ionian Islands instead of flying.  These islands are Kefalonia, Lefkada, Ithaca, Paxos, Corfu and the very well known island of Zakynthos. I...
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Insider Tips for Taking Ferries in Greece

You've come to Greece for your vacation and stayed in Athens for a few days, looking at the alternative guide to visiting Athens. Afterwards, most people naturally want to head to one or a...
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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...
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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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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 you...
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.
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. [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: "Mamma Mia!" facts Skopelos is less touristy than its neighbouring Skiathos,...
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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

Mate, I'm so sorry! The plane was early exclaims my guest as he exits the Arrivals Hall at Athens airport.  Before I can start to feel nervous, he plants a matter-of-fact kiss on the top...
Tips for Travelling in Greece

Tips for travelling in Greece

I wrote a post a while back about Do's and Don'ts in Greece - guiding you all about some Greek customs and etiquette from an Athens resident, aka me. It's proven to be one of...
Why you should visit Naxos Greece

Naxos, Greece – Things to Do

Being based in Greece, I am blessed with a choice of islands. And so I decided one summer night I would go to Piraeus, where most of the ferries depart from to the islands, and see...
Best Of Lefkada, Greece - Cuisine

Best of Lefkada, Greece: Cuisine

Lefkada, a Greek island in the Ionian chain, is a beautiful and fertile land with lush mountains dropping away to magnificent seas.  As you'll see in my Things to do in Lefkada post, it's...