Nature, religion, and a box of bones. The monastery of Timios Prodromes

The holy monastery of Timios Prodromes offers everything a culture-loving tourist in Greece desires. From the mountainous landscape to incredible architecture, fascinating stories, religion, and exclusivity. With just 50 reviews on Google, this monastery might be the hidden gem of Greece. Location The holy monastery of Timios Prodromes lies just west of Argos, in theContinue reading “Nature, religion, and a box of bones. The monastery of Timios Prodromes”

Explore Xanthi. In the North of Greece

The day I heard my Greek boyfriend is from North-West Greece, I felt a bit sad. Why didn’t I find a guy from Crete, Kefalonia, or Mykonos? How am I supposed to enjoy my summers, spending an entire month in Xanthi? The only place in Greece that can have months of rain. And just 60.000Continue reading “Explore Xanthi. In the North of 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”

Why everyone should explore Greece

There are many beautiful places in this world, but I can recommend anyone to explore around Greece for a longer time. As a working nomad, backpacker, or just as a traveler, Greece can be as interesting as other, more popular, countries. The warm and welcoming culture merged with the paradise-like landscapes will never get boring. EveryoneContinue reading “Why everyone should explore Greece”

Does Greece feel safe when traveling alone?

Deciding which country to travel to on your own, might be a bit tricky, especially as a woman or girl. Men see us as the more vulnerable sex, and traveling alone to a less safe country might result in unpleasant situations. In Greece, however, I have never been close to any danger. Greece is safeContinue reading “Does Greece feel safe when traveling alone?”

A Greek baby is a family project

Whoever believes that babies are just the offspring of their parents, has never been to Greece. In this country, having a child is a process that involves the whole Greek family. Even long before the child is conceived. The whole family wants your child I stopped counting the amount of times yiayia, mother, and sisterContinue reading “A Greek baby is a family project”

Where are all the Greek women?

Image from Google’s local host Lakis Tham Traveling through Greece, you might have noticed all the old men, endlessly sipping coffee in front of a traditional kafeneío. These men seem to be a static part of the decor of every Greek village, but where are the women? The grandmothers Let’s start with old times, theContinue reading “Where are all the Greek women?”

Tips for visiting religious sites in Greece

Besides the ancient treasures, paradise-like beaches, and picturesque villages Greece is known for, there is a fourth category of sites that should be on your travel itinerary. Religious sites. All over Greece, you can find the most beautiful churches and monasteries. So wherever you are in Greece, find one and pay a visit! Religion inContinue reading “Tips for visiting religious sites in Greece”

Greeks rarely make a deal for the future

Last night I overheard a conversation between a Dutch guy and a Greek girl. She was from Crete, inviting him to visit her hometown of Iraklion. He got excited, he started planning his visit, and when the date was set he asked: what is “deal” in Greek? The Greek girl started thinking about this difficultContinue reading “Greeks rarely make a deal for the future”