Greece: Through Eirini’s Eyes


Where are you originally from?​ 
Piraeus, Greece


In one word or sentence, how do you describe your people?
kind (most of the time)

On a scale of 1-10, how well does your country speak English?
6 to 7

Can you give a key phrase/word/expression that people in your country usually say?
it’s something like a swear word but it depends on how someone use it. It’s the word ”Malakas”

How do I say “hello/thank you/please/sorry” in your language?
Geia sou/Eyharisto/parakalo/sygnomi

Are you more like laid back or party people?
definitely party people


Best food? Weirdest food? Local food to try?
fish food/ something that we call ”patsa” and it’s made from the belly of the pigs/ souvlaki

Best drink? Local drink to try?

How is breakfast served in your country?
eggs with tomato i think


The best festival to attend?
Athens & Epidaurus Festival

Which sport are you guys crazy about?

What is the craziest thing to do in your country?
to visit my country. Then everything goes crazy!

What excursions and/or activities do you extremely suggest that visitors MUST do?
walking in athens, sailing to some aegean islands,

Are there any local customs a visitor should be sensitive to?
i don’t think so


What is/are the most surreal places/landmarks to visit?
I can’t think of any right now but I am sure there are!

Can you name a place that most people have not heard of? A secret spot perhaps!
Penteli mountain at night for the best view of athens

Where can visitors find the best beach?
in every greek island

If I’m staying for less than a week, which city should I choose?
athens or thesssaloniki or hydra island or spetses island or santorini


In one word or sentence, how do you describe your country?
it’s a cliché but I think the word that can describe Greece is ”unique”

How many days at least should a visitor spend in your country?
depends on what someone wants to do. For example if someone wants to visit athens I think 5 to 6 days are ok. But if someone wants to visit some islands depends on the way of transportation to the island, the size of the island etc. 10 days is a good choice to do a couple of things in some cities and islands.

When is the best time to visit?
islands in the end of summer (when is not overcrowded) and spring or autumn the mainland.

Can you give an interesting trivia about your country? 
Trivia… I think I don’t have any… tricky question!

What is your country’s most popular stereotype/cliché?
that we say ”opa” all the time!


Are you a traveler? Which place is your favorite so far?

What’s your best travel story?
the days that I spent solo in Rome or that time that I went to london for 2 months.. no no the time that I visited auschwitz. Hm… no again! When I traveled alone in Armenia for 15days… NO NO, when I was camping in East Turkey.. pfff I can’t pick just one! Every single one of my travels has a unique and favourite story to tell!

Why do you love traveling? 
I love traveling with friends but I also enjoy traveling solo, something that I do lately


Website/Blog: I have a travel blog which called ”Travel Scrapbook” Right now it’s in Greek but if you want to visit it: