The Little Things-What I Love About Living In Greece

By 09/07/2017travel stories

by XpatAthens

My dear friend, who came to Greece on a whim that has turned into a passion, posted this the other day – I share it with her permission…

The Top Ten Things I Love About Living in Greece

  1. When I buy vegetables from the market, they have still have dirt on them.
  2. When I take a cab home at night, 9 times out of 10 the cab driver waits until I’m in the door to drive away.
  3. 7:00 pm is still considered afternoon.
  4. At least once a day, I see a motorcycle or scooter driving the wrong way down the street. And no one seems at all concerned.
  5. Something about the way the sunlight hits the landscape here makes the whole place seem magical.
  6. My neighbors have become my friends and know and care about the details of my daily life.
  7. Coffee with a friend lasts two or three hours, and I have never once talked about stock options or liquidity events.
  8. When I walk down the street, I’m greeted with γεια σου κουκλα μου, γεια σου αγαπη, γεια σου ομορφη (hello darling, hello love, hello beautiful) by old men and women.
  9. Shortly after meeting someone, I am invited to their home or apartment.
  10. Greek summer.

Thanks for this!

Until next week,

Jack