Cooking with Yiayia : Traditional Greek Phyllo

Phyllo, or filo, is a dough, used in the Greek kitchen to create the most delicious sweet and savory pitas, the Greek pies. There is nothing more tasty than a pie with traditional Greek phyllo. However, the dough is not easy to make. It requires both time and skill, but the taste in the endContinue reading “Cooking with Yiayia : Traditional Greek Phyllo”

Pool or beach? Where to go swimming in Greece?

Greece is full of hotels and apartments for tourists. Even the tiniest village in a good location has many accommodations to offer. In the mountains, on the coast, or in an idyllic traditional whitewashed house. Luxury, budget, or all-inclusive. With a swimming pool or without. Too much to choose from, and when you travel toContinue reading “Pool or beach? Where to go swimming in Greece?”

Renting a boat in Greece

Nothing is more relaxing than sipping a freddo cappuccino on a sunbed overlooking a turquoise and quiet sea. The Greek beaches are the country’s number one tourist attraction. Perfect for relaxation, watersports, refreshments, and observing natural beauty. However, the most unique and clear waters are often hard to reach from land. Whether inaccessible or extremelyContinue reading “Renting a boat in Greece”

Happiness on vacation. Don’t expect perfection

While planning a holiday, we often obsess over finding the perfect destination. The highest mountain, the bluest sea, or the most beautiful sunset is what we all aim for. However, having high hopes and great expectations for the perfect holiday might end in disappointment. Why don’t we find happiness on our vacation? Maybe we shouldContinue reading “Happiness on vacation. Don’t expect perfection”

How to cook like a Greek yiayia, grandmother?

I finally attended cooking classes with yiayia, my boyfriend’s grandmother. Her generation of Greek women cooks the most delicious meals. Tasty and seasonal, with local products gathered from friends and family who live close by. And one of the goals I had set for this year was to learn how to cook like her.  EnteringContinue reading “How to cook like a Greek yiayia, grandmother?”

Being sick in Greece

I have been traveling through Greece, with my boyfriend, for quite a while now. We have seen many beautiful and unique places and traveled many dangerous but wonderful roads. Today, however, we’re experiencing the downside of travel. Trapped in the most shitty hotel room we have visited so far, my boyfriend got sick in Greece.Continue reading “Being sick in Greece”

How to take breathtaking pictures in Greece

Do you plan to visit Greece? Do you want to capture the moment, and share it with friends and family? Or do you want to create amazing art pieces? Whatever the reason is, here is a quick guide on how to take the best pictures during your vacation in Greece!  Preparation Before you even arriveContinue reading “How to take breathtaking pictures in Greece”

Greek taverns

In most countries, you go out for dinner at a restaurant, or an estiatorio in Greek. However, many Greeks don’t go to an estiotorio when eating out. Instead, the Greeks eat at taverns. But what are these? What is a tavern? Translating the Greek tavern, or taverna, gives a few results. One says that it is a small GreekContinue reading “Greek taverns”

Greeting in Greek, kaliméra, kalispéra and kaliníchta

Are you traveling through Greece and wondering how to greet the locals in this beautiful country? Or maybe you already learned about Kaliméra before, but notice that the Greeks reply to you saying something different? Unfortunately, there are many ways of greeting in Greek. Here is an overview of the most important ones. Combined withContinue reading “Greeting in Greek, kaliméra, kalispéra and kaliníchta”

The ultimate snacks for your summer road trip in Greece

When going on a road trip in a foreign country, it might be hard to find good snacks along the way. Where to go and what to buy? If you would ask me to name the best Greek snack, I would tell you to try bougatsa. However, this delicious dish is impossible to eat behind theContinue reading “The ultimate snacks for your summer road trip in Greece”