Tag: Greece

Where to go in Greece if you love animals

Where to go in Greece if you love animals

This post is about recommended destination in Greece for animal lovers. However, some of the information on this site applies to most travel destinations. Why a Greece for animal lovers post? I like animals. Especially cats. The sight of a stray cat evokes strong wishes…

Review: Hotel Aeginitiko Archontiko, Aegina: a small hotel with charm and history

Review: Hotel Aeginitiko Archontiko, Aegina: a small hotel with charm and history

Want to soak up the sun and enjoy a city but only got a few days? Go to Aegina, and stay at the Hotel Aeginitiko Archontiko. You could do worse than fly to Athens, take a bus to Piraeus, and be in Aegina and on…

Hotel Review Marble House, Athens: perfect for an autumn culture break

Hotel Review Marble House, Athens: perfect for an autumn culture break

Last October, I went to Athens to catch a bit of sun. We spent three days in Athens and three days on Aegina Island.ย In Athens, we stayed at the Marble House Hotel. We could not have wished for a better hotel: quiet, friendly, individual, and…

Athens without the Crowds: 10 Tips to enjoy the Classic City

Athens without the Crowds: 10 Tips to enjoy the Classic City

Athens is great! Almost year-round sunshine, close to the Mediterranean Sea, safe, brimming with ancient history and museums full of artefacts. The food is excellent, and many people speak English. But this means it is extremely popular, and do not let the recent Greek economy…

My Personal World Heritage Tour: Paleochora, Aegina

My Personal World Heritage Tour: Paleochora, Aegina

It has become a fashion to visit UNESCO World Heritage Sites. While this is a great endeavour (beats getting drunk, quad biking in the desert and elephant riding, yes?), it can be a bit hard to tick them all of (there are currently 1073) or…

Aegina Island, the Sleeping Beauty

Aegina Island, the Sleeping Beauty

If you’re in Athens and want to spend some time at the beach, you could take a tram down to Glyfada – it’s a decent option. Better though, take a ferry from Piraeus to Aegina. This is a decent sized island in the Saronic gulf…

What to buy in Greece: Support Greek Economy!

What to buy in Greece: Support Greek Economy!

Who would want to bring nothing but memories and photos home from holiday? Wouldn’t you just love a little souvenir or two that reminds you of the good times? But then, will you bring it out or use it often enough? My apartment has a…

Greece in Autumn? Yes, please!

Greece in Autumn? Yes, please!

Greece is a wonderful place to visit out of season. Autumn in Greece is still warm You know, that time when for us Northern European it is time to dig out the winter coats, boots and moan that it is already dark by the time…

Haiku No.2 or my Athens Haiku

Haiku No.2 or my Athens Haiku

Late sun in autumn so hot and sparkling at sea shiny ships await you   My Athens haiku. What do you think? We visited Athens and Aegina in October 2017, on a fairly short notice trip, mindful of a budget. I love Greece! And this…

Haiku No.1: My first travel haiku

Haiku No.1: My first travel haiku

My first travel haiku! I often write haiku, usually when I am slightly bored or distracted… so why not write little travel Haiku? They are fun, short and sweet and I like how effortless they can be written down sometimes, yet at other times, it…