Summer is here, and for some who are planning their summer escapes, that is pretty exciting news. In case you choose to visit Greece this summer and it is your first time to the country, here are some things/questions we advise you to never do/ask a Greek and experience the country like a local!
Are you done with all the sites and museums around Athens and you're seeking now for something different? Are you perhaps looking for places that are way off the beaten path? Here are some hidden spots of Athens, so secret that most of the Athenians don't even know about them!
For some people, summer in Athens is a great opportunity to wander around the city with clear blue skies and admire its monuments under the bright Attican sun. Having in mind though, that July and August are typically the hottest months of the year, summer in the city can prove to be more challenging than expected. Hence, you’d better follow locals’ advice and do it like an Athenian!
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.
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.
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!