What an after-vacation dip can tell you

Many of us don’t like it when our vacations are about to be over. During a holiday, you can enjoy a free life without stress. You can forget about time and surround yourself with the environment that suits you best. But when this time comes to an end, and you start having nightmares about havingContinue reading “What an after-vacation dip can tell you”

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”

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”

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?”

Travel guide to Paxi. The most beautiful island in Greece

In the Ionian Sea, just south of the famous island of Corfu, you can find Paxos. With just 19 square kilometers of land, it is one of the smallest inhabited islands of Greece. The island is still quite untouched by tourism, but asking the Greeks about Paxi, they say it is the most paradise likeContinue reading “Travel guide to Paxi. The most beautiful island in Greece”

Island hopping in Greece

No matter how often you visit Greece, you will never be done exploring. Every single one of the 6.000 islands of Greece is different and extremely beautiful, which makes island hopping in Greece a popular summer holiday. But the Greek ferries can be quite overwhelming. Where to go, how to book, and what happens whenContinue reading “Island hopping in Greece”

Greek toilets. What to prepare for

Whoever believes that going to a Greek toilet is like visiting a restroom in the Netherlands, is wrong. The experience of emptying your blatter in Greece is unique and unlike doing the same thing in the rest of Europe or even the US. Prepare yourself for your next summer holiday and keep reading. Don’t flushContinue reading “Greek toilets. What to prepare for”

Travel guide to Lemnos, Greece

Lemnos, or Limnos, is an island in the Aegean Sea, in the northeast of Greece. With just 476 square kilometers of land, it is not very big but enough to make one of the most surprising islands in the North of Greece. From a small desert to a giant salt lake, from the biggest castleContinue reading “Travel guide to Lemnos, Greece”

How to prepare a road trip in Greece?

In a month I will get on a flight to Athens to start a road trip through the eastern part of Peloponnese. From the acropolis to the most southern part of the Greek mainland. In ten days I will follow the coastline of this beautiful peninsula, covering over 1.000 km of road. But how canContinue reading “How to prepare a road trip in Greece?”