The Saronic Islands & a 2023 Saronic Gulf Itinerary by a Local

The Saronic Islands in Greece are some of the most beautiful and culturally-rich islands in the country. They are also among the closest to Athens, with some reachable in less than a 1-2 hour journey from the Greek capital. Still, for the most part, the Saronic Gulf flies largely under the radar. In this guide, … Read more

Kolonaki Athens: A Local’s Guide to Athens’ Most Exclusive District

Kolonaki Athens is the most exclusive district in the Greek capital. This area is to Athens, what Chelsea is to London or Beverly Hills is to Los Angeles. However, despite its elegance, Kolonaki (Κολωνάκι) manages to be sophisticated without any air of pretension. It still boasts the same philoxenia (Greek hospitality) that you would expect … Read more

Three Day Athens Itinerary 2023 by an Athens Resident

A three day Athens itinerary is a perfect amount of time to spend in the Greek capital for your first visit. It gives you ample time to explore the city’s main historical attractions and central neighborhoods, as well as time to go off the beaten track to the lesser-known beaches and coastal villages of the … Read more

15 Places to Find the BEST Coffee in Athens According to a Local

If you are looking for the best coffee in Athens, Greece it can be overwhelming. There is a coffee shop on virtually every street corner here and Greeks will often joke that going out for coffee is the national sport of Greece.  And that wouldn’t be too far from the truth either. Whatever time of … Read more

Best Greek Islands for Older Couples: 11 Places to Visit in 2023

If you are of a certain age (perhaps 50-60 plus), you are probably wondering which are the best Greek islands for older couples. There are thousands of islands in Greece divided into six different island groups.  There is something for everyone and even though some places have reputations that precede them (e.g. Santorini as an … Read more