WALKING SHOES FOR GREECE – WHAT TO WEAR FOR BOTH MEN AND WOMEN

WALKING SHOES FOR GREECE – WHAT TO WEAR FOR BOTH MEN AND WOMEN

Packing a good set of walking shoes for Greece is imperative. With so many incredible wonders, towns, villages and sites to explore you can easily clock up thousands of steps a day and on lots of cobblestones and uneven surfaces too. These are our pick of the best...
EASTER IN GREECE – A GUIDE TO ORTHODOX EASTER AND MORE

EASTER IN GREECE – A GUIDE TO ORTHODOX EASTER AND MORE

Easter in Greece is a huge celebration, even bigger than Christmas. Known as ‘Pascha’ it lasts for an entire week with preparations such as fasting occurring weeks in advance. This time of the year and the customs and rituals are taken very seriously by...
VEGETARIAN AND VEGAN GREEK FOOD

VEGETARIAN AND VEGAN GREEK FOOD

 If you’ve been planning a trip to Greece but have hesitated over food concerns, don’t worry there is a huge selection of food for you! Instead, bookmark this list we’ve put together of the best vegetarian and vegan Greek food you can find all over the country.  With...
GREEK LAMB KLEFTIKO RECIPE – THE CLASSIC ‘STOLEN MEAT’ DISH

GREEK LAMB KLEFTIKO RECIPE – THE CLASSIC ‘STOLEN MEAT’ DISH

This dish is a another family favourite in our house and is often served for Sunday Roast. It’s very easy to make and hard to stuff up. As long as you follow the few steps in the Lamb Kleftiko Recipe you are guaranteed to have a tender, delicious crowd pleaser...
AUTHENTIC PASTITSIO – OUR BEST GREEK LASAGNA RECIPE

AUTHENTIC PASTITSIO – OUR BEST GREEK LASAGNA RECIPE

This is probably the most popular dish in our house and is a speciality of my husband John who really enjoys making it. He sends off photos of his work to his Greek friends in an ongoing competition that spans the globe. This is his Greek ‘lasagna’ recipe...
AUTHENTIC GREEK AVGOLEMONO SOUP RECIPE

AUTHENTIC GREEK AVGOLEMONO SOUP RECIPE

This dish is a firm family favourite in our house, especially in winter. It’s so simple and easy to make and with every food group represented it is highly nutritious, which makes it the perfect comfort food. This authentic Greek avgolemono soup recipe will be a...
THE ELITE GREEK PRESIDENTIAL GUARD – THE REMARKABLE EVZONES!

THE ELITE GREEK PRESIDENTIAL GUARD – THE REMARKABLE EVZONES!

Known for their distinctive uniform, Greece’s mysterious and flamboyant elite Greek Presidential Guard, the Evzones, may initially appear to be a novelty designed to attract tourists but there is a lot more to them than that. The Evzones are an elite military unit and...
YEMISTA – GREEK STUFFED VEGETABLES

YEMISTA – GREEK STUFFED VEGETABLES

A perennial favourite for visitors to Greece and a dish that everyone seems to love is Yemista – Greek stuffed vegetables. There are many variations of this dish and it is one of the best Greek dishes for vegetarians and vegans as it can easily be made without...
GREEK MYTHOLOGY PLACES TO VISIT IN GREECE

GREEK MYTHOLOGY PLACES TO VISIT IN GREECE

Greece is well known for its beaches, beautiful islands, and party towns. But this Mediterranean country has also had a significant impact on the Western world. Greece gave us philosophy, art, drama, literature, and even the principles of democracy! With its multiple...
OUR FAVOURITE GREEK BOUGATSA RECIPE – DELICIOUS CUSTARD PASTRIES

OUR FAVOURITE GREEK BOUGATSA RECIPE – DELICIOUS CUSTARD PASTRIES

This Greek Bougatsa recipe is easy to make and they are impossible to resist. Make them as big or as small as you like and invite your friends for coffee just as you take them out of the oven. Yield: 6 large individual pastries Bougatsa Prep Time: 25 minutes Cook...
39 OF THE BEST GREEK ONLINE SHOPPING SITES AND PRODUCTS

39 OF THE BEST GREEK ONLINE SHOPPING SITES AND PRODUCTS

PDF Button Just because you can’t be in Greece doesn’t mean you can’t visit Greece from home, including buying all the wonderful Greek products. Admired worldwide for their fashion labels, wine, food, beauty products and more these websites are our...
SPANAKOPITA – GREEK SPINACH AND FETA CHEESE PIE RECIPE

SPANAKOPITA – GREEK SPINACH AND FETA CHEESE PIE RECIPE

Spanakopita is one of the most famous Greek dishes and is easy to make. Often called Spinach and Cheese pie and a great vegetarian Greek dish this feta cheese pie recipe will be an instant family favourite. This dish is one of Greece’s best known and is a family...
VIRTUAL GREECE: HOW TO VISIT GREECE FROM HOME

VIRTUAL GREECE: HOW TO VISIT GREECE FROM HOME

Sometimes the best plans simply don’t go according to plan. Your longed-for and carefully researched and planned trip to Greece can’t go ahead, for reasons you just can’t control. But don’t despair, there are ways to still enjoy a Greek...
THE BEST GREEK SONGS PLAYLIST

THE BEST GREEK SONGS PLAYLIST

Best Greek Songs Here’s our playlist of classic Greek songs and music as well as a few contemporary tunes as well. Tune into this music at home, in the car or out and about and transport yourself back to Greece! The Lamentation of the Tomb ( Epitáphios Thrēnos)...
MOVIES SHOT IN GREECE

MOVIES SHOT IN GREECE

There’s no better way to enjoy a virtual holiday than by watching television shows or movies shot in Greece. Seeing the magnificent landscapes, the sparkling blue sea, and the whitewashed buildings and cobblestone streets will transport you right to Greek soil,...
HOW TO MAKE HORIATIKI SALAD ( GREEK SALAD)

HOW TO MAKE HORIATIKI SALAD ( GREEK SALAD)

Is there another dish that screams GREEK ISLANDS more than Greek Salad? Visions of seaside tavernas, fresh seafood, and cold beer are the natural accompaniments to this dish, so here is our recipe for Greek Horiatiki salad for you to recreate in your slice of...
SHOULD YOU DO A SANTORINI DONKEY RIDE?

SHOULD YOU DO A SANTORINI DONKEY RIDE?

In the age of social media and globalization, people should be inherently aware of the issues around working animals and the treatment of them. So when visiting Greece it pays to educate yourself about whether to partake in activities such as a Santorini Donkey ride....
WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO VISIT GREECE?

WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO VISIT GREECE?

There’s never a bad time to visit Europe but when is the best time to visit Greece? Greece has had significant influence across the planet on arts, philosophy, politics, science, and sports. It’s also home to stunning beaches, over 220 inhabited islands,...
GREEK LAMB AND POTATOES

GREEK LAMB AND POTATOES

When people think about Greek food one of the first dishes that springs to mind is Greek lamb and potatoes. This is an easy dish to prepare and is always a crowd favourite especially when entertaining a large group or for a family gathering. There is nothing better...