The word barbarian derives from the Greek word barabaros which means one who babbles in an unknown language. People who spoke in languages that the ancient Greeks could not understand, were considered babbelers. Thus, if you visit Greece and don’t speak a few words you are a barbarian according to ancient Greek standards! So, in order to make sure you can practise a bit before you come to Greece, and to ensure you avoid the babbler status, take a look at some of the most useful Greek words and phrases that will no doubt help you get by during your stay.
Does traveling with kids sound more like a challenge than a vacation? Are you worried about keeping the young ones entertained so that you can enjoy your hard-earned break? This family travel guide is designed to give you tips on how you and your family can have a wonderful time doing activities that all members love.
Every holiday season, in Athens and all around Greece, numerous Christmas theme parks make their festive appearance to fill our days with excitement, bearded Santa Clauses, jolly elves, Christmas trees and colourful candy. Here we present our ideas for Family Christmas in Greece, starting from Athens and making our way up to the northern parts of the country.
As destinations go, in the grand scheme of things, Greece is universally accepted to fall under the 'summer destination' category, right? Wrong! Unbeknownst to most, the country of 6,000 islands (wait, whaaaat?), is actually a pretty cool winter destination as well. We have ski centres, warm chalets and quaint mountain villages, not to mention the vivid night life the Greeks are so famous for. Take a look at our favourite ski resorts, as well as our pick of what to combine your favourite extreme sport with.
Christmas is around the corner, finally! Yes, the time of the year when all the streets sparkle from the Christmas lights, when the smell of cinnamon fills the air, when jolly jingles can be heard everywhere; the most wonderful time of the year is upon us! Regardless of age, you can’t help but get giddy at the prospect of the holiday season. Although Greece is mainly known for its wonderful beaches and perfect weather, it isn’t lacking in Christmas attractions. So, whether you have been naughty or nice this year, we will help you get your Christmas vacations in Greece sorted!
Are you a Percy-Jackson geek? Go on a venture throughout Greece and see the places where Percy Jackson stories took action! Tour around Peloponnese and go through the route that Percy and his friends followed to finally reach Athens for the ultimate battle of “The Blood of Olympus”. Go deeper into Greek-Mythology stories and mysteries, even tales that the series of Percy-Jackson books don’t mention. Visit the land that gave birth to the Olympian Gods and marvel upon great marks that showcase the probable reality of the Greek myths! Here we’ve got the top seven places you should visit in Greece to live your own Percy-Jackson adventure!
Many European travelers wish to visit Athens with their dog every year. Very few of them though dare to bring their furry little friend along. Is Athens a pet-friendly city, indeed? Well, it depends on the research a pet-owner has made before traveling!