Welcome to Real Greek Experiences, a travel blog about Greece and the Greek islands. I offer information and tips about the beautiful Mediterranean country, and help travelers plan their Greek vacation independently.
Real Greek Experiences – An introduction to Greek life
Hi and welcome to my Greece travel blog! I am Vanessa, and I was born in Athens, where I live. In this blog, I suggest the best places to visit in Greece, and offer travel tips about weather, transportation, food and sightseeing. I also write about Greek culture, history, customs, and Greek lifestyle.
However, my aim is to introduce you to the less visited areas, focusing on authenticity. I love writing about my favourite places, and make sure you experience things the way locals do.
My vision is to help you explore and discover Greece without any stress, and have a Real Greek Experience during your holiday!
A few articles to get you started on Real Greek Experiences
Here are a few suggestions on where to start:
What to see in Athens in three days
A complete 3-day itinerary for the city of Athens, the Greek capital. Includes the main sights, local highlights, walking routes, and suggestions on places to eat.
Read it here: What to see in Athens in three days
Also read: Athens combo ticket
What to do in Santorini in four days
How to spend four days in Santorini, the iconic Greek island which is a dream destination for thousands of people. You will find tips on beaches, mountain villages, boat cruises, wine tours, restaurants and more.
Read it here: What to do in Santorini in four days
Driving in Greece
If you are interested in driving in Greece, you’ll have lots of fun reading this guide. To sum things up, not all Greeks drive like crazy, but there are some things you should take into consideration.
Read it here: Driving in Greece
What to pack for Greece
A guide on what to pack for Greece, for all seasons – I can assure you that Greece has four seasons alright! Whatever you do, bring comfy shoes, a few different layers of clothes, sunscreen and sunglasses.
Read it here: What to pack for Greece for all seasons
Greek Orthodox Easter traditions
Greek Easter is the most important celebration in every single region of Greece. Here is all you need to know about the Greek traditions throughout the Holy Week, the joyous Anastasi liturgy on Good Saturday, and the special dishes prepared for Easter Sunday.
Read it here: Greek Orthodox Easter traditions
Articles on the major Greek celebrations, religious days and public holidays, which are a big part of everyday life. You will also find information on the Greek panigiria, local feasts with lots of eating, drinking and traditional Greek dancing.
Read them here:
- Greek celebrations
- Kathara Deftera – Clean Monday
- Independence Day – 25 March
- The Oxi day – 28 October
- Christmas in Greece
An introduction to the Greek island groups
Greece has several dozens of islands, and most visitors don’t know where to start! This article introduces the various Greek island groups.
Read it here: The Greek island groups
Also read: Island hopping in Greece on a budget
50 popular dishes of Greece
Greece has so many more dishes apart from Greek salad, souvlaki and moussaka! This article includes information about our rich culinary tradition. You will find dishes based on meat, fish, dairy products, legumes, fresh produce, and good quality olive oil.
Read it here: 50 popular dishes of Greece
The evil eye in Greece
What is the Greek evil eye? Is it reality, or superstition? Have a look for yourself!
Read it here: The evil eye in Greece
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Booking ferries, tours, rooms, cars and transfers in Greece
If you want to make any bookings in advance of your trip, here are a few websites you will find helpful:
- FerryScanner – A search engine where you can compare ferry routes, prices, and book your ferry tickets online
- Get Your Guide – Hundreds of tours in Athens, the Greek islands and the rest of Greece and the world. You can choose from sailing trips, cruises, food tours, guided tours in the ancient sites, and so much more!
- Booking.com – My favorite platform to book rooms and apartments in Greece. It has a wider selection (and, often, better prices) than other popular platforms.
- DiscoverCars – A great online tool to book a rental vehicle during your holiday. You can compare prices across several well-known operators, choose your preferred insurance policy, and pick any extras.
- Welcome Pickups – Book a private transfer quickly and easily.
One more thing: I’ve traveled to many cities and countries in the world, and can relate to anyone’s excitement when planning a trip to Athens and Greece! I always answer all questions, so feel free to get in touch on my FB page, or at [email protected].
Enjoy your stay in Greece!