Museums in Athens – A New Weekly Feature on Daves Travel Pages

Museums in Athens - Byzantine Museum

There are lots of museums in Athens. Lots and Lots! As a new weekly feature on Daves Travel Pages, I will be visiting a museum a week in Athens, and then sharing it with you. I'm nice like that. Museums in Athens Apart from the popular museums such as the Acropolis Museum, and the National Archaeological Museum, few visitors to Athens are aware of just how many more there are. There are dozens upon dozens of museums in Athens, but these smaller ones just slip off the radar. This means that most visitors to Athens will never get to see such gems as the Shadow Puppet Museum, or the … [Read more...]

China Meets Greece | England Meets Crete

China Meets Greece

It is fair to say, that this last week has seen me experience both ends of the cultural spectrum. Four days in Crete with a beer or two in hand, was then followed by the opening of an artwork exhibition back in Athens entitled "China Meets Greece". Story and photos below. China Meets Greece If there is one thing that I love about travel, it is meeting new people. Working from home really limits this, and so I wanted to find a way I could meet people, and still get that travel vibe. After discovering that there was a travel bloggers group in Athens (Travel Bloggers Greece), I joined up, … [Read more...]

How To NOT Learn Greek In 10 Easy Steps

how to not learn greek in 10 easy steps

I have been living in Greece for 3 months now, and things are going extremely well. Except for one area. Learning Greek. In fact, I somehow now know less Greek than when I moved here! If you would like to follow in my footsteps, here is a short guide on how to NOT learn Greek in 10 easy steps. There are several factors contributing towards my monumental lack of progress in learning Greek. And none of them have to do with me. Honestly. It's all everyone else's fault, and I won't hear another word said about it! If you are planning to move to Greece, and want to learn the language, then I … [Read more...]

Look No Further for Leisure Than London

London

We're nearly in the throes of the Summer sun and you know what that means. It's time to start planning that getaway vacation. With so many options to choose from, it's important to set your priorities straight to make sure you get the most from your time off.  How about London? Your first thought may be to hit some tropical paradise and lay out on the beach—and that's not a bad idea, but it may be a little misguided. That trip to the Bahamas is perfect for escaping the icy grip of Winter, but it's easy to forget just how balmy these places get in the Summer. Not to mention packed with … [Read more...]

Meteora – Mountains, Monasteries, and Monks

put your feet up at Meteora

Meteora was a place in Greece I simply had to visit on my recent Big Fat Greek Road Trip. Rarely do places live up to the hype, but Meteora did. Mountains, monasteries, and monks - Check out this article to see some photos of one of the most amazing places in Greece.  Meteora Situated in Thessaly, Greece, the area known as Meteora consists of an awe-inspiring landscape. Tectonic activity, eons of weathering, and geological change have all left their mark. Today, enormous rock pinnacles emerge from the ground, reaching out into the sky. It is one of those places, where you suddenly … [Read more...]