καλημέρα – Kalimera, Hello! After more than 2 months spent in Greece, it was time for us to share our experience and give our advices to visit this beautiful country, totally immersed in the Greek culture. Did you know for example that Greeks celebrate their patron saint rather than their birthday, and that their favorite drink (besides ouzo and raki!) is cold coffee? We’ll let you discover all this!
Surrounded by turquoise water, known for its history, ouzo, cuisine, frappé coffees and Rebetika music:
Welcome to Greece, a country that has not finished to surprise you!
Imagine an azure blue water, a white sandy coast, snorkeling, flat rocks as a diving board, a secret thermal spring… No, you are not dreaming: we are not in the Caribbean but in Europe, in Halkidiki in Greece to be precise! Follow us, we will guide you right to the paradise!
During our stay as babysitters volunteers within a Greek family living in Zitsa, a small village in the northwest of Greece, we took advantage of two days of rest to hit the roads of Zagori, this incredibly mountainous and still authentic region. Far away from the classic ultra-touristic trails, we tell you here about our 100% nature excursion, during a 100% unique weekend!
It’s summertime, time to cook Greek recipes! On the menu: Mediterranean dishes that reflect the sun, colorful and tasty veggies soaked in a fragrant olive oil, mixed with the legendary feta cheese… Let’s discover, thanks to our local experience, the best of Greek cuisine to impress your guests! Καλη σας ορεξη!
When going on a journey you come to create bonds. That’s why we were really happy to meet again Stefano, an Italian backpacker, when we were about to cross the Greek border in the south of Albania. Catching up, tips and long discussions: that’s how we added Kastoria to our list of things to see in Greece, on his advice. And he was right: nestled between lake and mountains, Kastoria is a really refreshing stopover to discover in northern Greece!
We have already been asked why we chose to go through Greece on our journey: apart from the sun and the Greek islands, we wanted to travel through ancient Greece, the one that made us dream so much through our history books! And we were not disappointed: Delphi, Corinth, Athens, Epidaurus… The wonder was there, thanks to the architectural masterpieces, monumental remains left by a great civilization that ruled 3000 years ago.
As soon as we crossed the Greek border, we asked what else we could visit except ancient Greek sites and the famous Greek islands: we were then strongly recommended Meteora, those monasteries upstanding on top of very steep rocky cliffs… And even if we had already visited several Orthodox monasteries in Serbia and Kosovo, we let ourselves be tempted by those completely unusual Greek monasteries!
Finally, here we are in Athens, capital of Greece and a great place full of promises for us, Antiquity lovers and great travelers passing by! As we discover the heart of this mythical Greek city, we take you for a weekend tour leading to unusual places, street-art, good tips and even more good food.