Acropolis of Athens

On our second full day in Athens we decided to go to Acropolis, probably Athens most well known attraction. We started the day by going to the Acropolis museum, where we were able to look around at many monuments and statues from the past. It was 5 Euros to enter and we were had to…

Experience in Athens, thanks to the locals..

After a cold nights sleep, me and Jack woke with plans to meet Kostas who kindly offered to give us a walking tour of the city. We left the house a little early and walked towards our meeting point – Acropoli metro station. The weather was dull and splatters of rain landed on the tourist…

Travelling to Athens

Today me and Jack started our adventure to Athens. It was a long journey, more than five hours on the train, watching the mountains rush past. Greek trains are so different to British trains, there was a lot of hills and sharp turns, a lot of snow and so many strange noises. It is safe…

Adapting to EVS life

For those of you who don’t know what EVS is, it’s the European Voluntary Service which allows young adults to go to another country for a set number of months (less than 12 if doing long term) to volunteer in a certain NGO. I had just finished university when I decided to apply for a…

The YAGO experience.

The YAGO (Youth Activism Generates Opportunity) brought together 44 young adults to the city of Thessaloniki to focus on human rights and online activism. A topic that is really important to me as a recent Law graduate. Joining the project was very last minute, I only knew I was participating a few days before it…

Eptapyrgion

The old prison on top of the hill in Thessaloniki overlooks the city, it was built many years ago and was part of the castle walls, now it stands unused for people to look around and explore. I have been a number of times to this site and each time I discover something new, whether…

A day in Xanthi, an adventure with Dafni

I’m really glad to have made such a close friend like Dafni, we go on many adventures together, whether it be just around the city centre or further away like Xanthi. Xanthi was a 2 and a half hour drive from the city centre, meaning we had to wake up early and get to the…

The House of Shadow

In a little town, a few miles north east of Thessaloniki, sits a unique exhibition. Xanthi boasts many beautiful views, places to visit and a variety of shops and restaurants to cater all. But at 3 Mavromichali St, there is the aptly named The House of Shadow, an art exhibition that uses shadows to create…

Επέτειος του όχι

If you’re lucky enough to be in Greece on October 28th, you will witness a proud and united country celebrate one of its most welcomed anniversaries. This annual event, known as Oxi Day, is commemorated each year with military and school parades. The day represents Greek values and the courage that was seen many years…

On this day..

At the 11th hour, on the 11th day, of the 11th month the First World War came to an end, leaving more than 9 million soldiers dead and many more million wounded. A day to remember the fallen and all they gave for us. Read “In Flanders Fields”, wear a poppy, go to the ceremonies, theres so…

The Dubliner 

The Dubliner, an irish pub in Thessaloniki is my new favourite place. Being from England in a none tourist area of Greece is very difficult. I never meet other Brits, I never have home comforts. I miss pub life. Then me and my friend took a walk to near the port, specifically to try this…