Welcome to High Heels and a Backpack! This is a cultural adventure travel blog written by a British Travel Writer based in Athens, Greece. The site has a focus on helping you travel to Greece and the Mediterranean, in addition to “offbeat” places around the globe.
Over the last three years of living in Greece, I have had the pleasure of exploring this beautiful country extensively. On this site, you can find a plethora of information about visiting Greece – suggested itineraries, island hopping guides, travel inspiration, and advice on how to plan an independent trip.
23 million people visit Greece every year – that’s a whole bunch of travellers! While off the beaten path travel in Greece sounds like something of an oxymoron, rest assured that there are tons of places that the tourists don’t know about.
Greece is full of places that the locals keep to themselves – be that winter getaway destinations in the mountains of Northern Greece, or secluded tranquil islands that offer a calm slice of paradise, even in the middle of August!
Guides for Adventurous Solo Female Travellers
Greece content aside, High Heels and a Backpack is a travel website written from the perspective of a 20 something solo female adventurer. This site also contains detailed solo female travel advice guides for adventurous destinations like Oman, Azerbaijan, Bhutan, and Uzbekistan.
I prefer to travel to unconventional and lesser-known destinations in order to push the boundaries of solo female travel and challenge myself. Travel has taught me that the world really isn’t as scary a place as the media often depicts. There is beauty everywhere and I want to be able to show that to people.
So if you seek authentic, local experiences when you travel and you love to explore the places that tourists seldom see then High Heels & a Backpack could be the blog for you. It’s for the women who love the great outdoors, who aren’t afraid to push themselves and who don’t care to change outfits seven times for an Instagram shoot.
If you want to reach out to me for any reason, do feel free to contact me via email or the contact form below. Safe travels! Geia sou! Melissa xo