1 August 2017

My Greek Bucket List

For those of you that don't follow me on Twitter and therefor haven't been victim to my rolling countdown: Today I'm heading off to spend a month in Greece. In fact, as this post goes live I should be in the air, loving life with some seriously overpriced plane food.

If you've been around these parts for a while now then you may be getting a case of deja vu. Yep, I spent a month in Greece last summer too. I'm lucky enough to have a boyfriend that grew up there, so we're using my last proper summer holiday before the end of university as an opportunity to visit his family again. And since the last time around was so incredible, I am more than a little bit excited to get back to what now feels like a second home to me.

In 2016 I was visiting Greece for the first time ever which meant that my bucket list mainly consisted of the essentials: Drinking Ouzo, visiting the Acropolis and eating as much Greek food as possible. I'm happy (except in the case of the Ouzo which is vile) to say that I ticked them all off. I even documented it in this little mini-series. However, despite the fact that I had a month there, I left the country with a whole new list of things that I didn't get the chance to do. So it seemed only right to compile another list for this year's adventure.

Go to a club 

Last year I spent most of my time seeking out the tourist attractions that Greece has to offer, but now I want to get a feel for what it would be like as a 20-year-old living there. So, it seems only right to visit one of the local clubs. Will all of the songs be in Greek? Will they only serve Ouzo? Will I have gyros afterwards instead of a kebab? I want to find out.

Take some no-tech time 

As tempting as it will be to constantly update my Instagram story with pictures of me sunbathing, I want to take have time on this holiday to detox. I don't need to stress about blogging since I've pre-written a lot of content so a phoneless day at the beach sounds just grand.

Read, read and read 

I want to substitute phone usage for reading (said every person going on holiday ever). But seriously, is there anything better than a book and the sunshine for company? I've got course books and pleasure reading that I'm dying to get into. In fact, I'm going to share my holiday reading list with you all very soon!

Introduce the families 

One of the big differences about my holiday this year is that my family are coming to Greece for a week too. You have no idea how excited that makes me! It's like two worlds colliding! That means that not only can I introduce them to my boyfriend's family, but I get to play at tour guide.

Eat all of the figs 

Oh god I've missed Greek figs. Let me tell you, you can buy them in Tesco but they ain't the same.


  1. Exciting!!
    No tech time in Greece is wonderful! I'm sure you'll get a different experience in Greece this year after already visiting the tourist sites.

    I've been to several clubs in Greece this summer. Some clubs have only Greek music, others have only English. Some are mixed. It depends where you end up going. Haha, they do serve ouzo, but that's definitely not the only thing that they've got! There's a wide variety of alcohol (Greek and non-Greek).

    I can't wait to hear about how your trip goes!


  2. Aww I love that your family are going to mix - so cute. I've never been to Greece but I remember your post from last year and it looked amazing. Hope you all have the best time - don't drink too much Ouzo!
    Jen, Velvet Spring x

  3. I hope your have an amazing time!! I've always wanted to go to Greece-- it's definitely a place on my bucket list. :)
    Julia | Julia in Bluhm

  4. It's so so nice your families will both meet! Hope you have the best time <3


  5. Have a great time there! Greece is on my ultimate bucket list, because I want to live there. There is a special programme to get residence permit in Greece, I think it would work for me. I dream of the days when I can visit Santorini islands whenever I like.

    1. Thank you so much, Jane! Santorini looks like an absolute dream! xx