Travel Video: Traditional Greek Dance

Travel Video: Traditional Greek Music & Dance

When we hopped off the Metro at Syntagma Square in Athens, we were lucky enough to catch this performance of traditional Greek music and dancing! It was cool enough that I had to get a video… The first short clip is of a street performer playing a traditional Greek bouzouki near the Acropolis, and after that you can see two different dances that we saw … Continue reading Travel Video: Traditional Greek Music & Dance

10 Fun Things to Do on Santorini

10 Fun Things to Do on Santorini

We loved our visit to Santorini, but life moves a lot slower there than we were used to, so we were always looking for more things to do while we were on the island! We traveled during the off season, in November, so about half of the businesses on Santorini were actually closed – which we didn’t mind–we got to see this gorgeous place sans … Continue reading 10 Fun Things to Do on Santorini

8 Tips for Visiting Meteora

8 Tips for Visiting Meteora, Greece

1. Why Meteora? If you’re in the midst of planning a trip to Greece and on the fence about fitting in Meteora, I have one piece of advice: just go! This UNESCO World Heritage Site is a truly unique place in Greece where you can visit living monasteries, see gorgeous Byzantine-era artifacts, and experience the incredible landscape (and even more incredible monasteries clinging precariously to … Continue reading 8 Tips for Visiting Meteora, Greece

10 Must See Archaeological Sites in Greece

10 Must-See Archaeological Sites & Museums in Greece

When you imagine a trip to Greece, glimpses of its ancient past–fluted columns and marble sculptures of muscular gods and well-draped goddesses–probably aren’t far from your mind. If you’re channeling your inner archaeologist à la Indiana Jones when heading to Greece, it can be difficult to know where to start! I’ve compiled this list of our top 10 favorite archaeological sites and museums that we … Continue reading 10 Must-See Archaeological Sites & Museums in Greece

Greece - the xenophile life


This November, my husband and I were fortunate enough to visit one of the countries I’ve always wanted to experience – Greece! We spent 10 days in the country, exploring four very different regions – the museums and ruins of Athens, the monasteries of Meteora, the archaeological site at Delphi, and the picturesque island of Santorini. November is definitely the off season in Greece, but we … Continue reading Greece

Delphi, Greece

Delphi & Sounio, Greece

Day 1 The first part of the drive to Delphi – from Meteora to Lamia – was rather uneventful except for our stop at the Jumbo store. The countryside there isn’t very scenic, except for a few mountainous bits, and those we had driven just two days earlier. What is a Jumbo store, you may ask. In our hotel rooms we’d noticed some very creepy … Continue reading Delphi & Sounio, Greece