Living in Greece

A practical guide to moving, living, working & traveling in Greece, plus musing and misadventures from an American in Athens

Places I’ve Lived or Experienced

I am fortunate and grateful to have traveled and lived in these beautiful places, which required making personal sacrifices and sometimes working 80 hours a week to pay for these dreams and journeys myself. Worth every penny.

All travel and relocation were done alone, except Egypt, Jordan and India where I joined a group of independent travelers for safety or logistical reasons; and Saudi Arabia, which required me to register with an organized tour for visa issuance.

My style is to travel off season, alone and without apps, devices or guidebooks, learning only practical information and the basics of the local language to meet residents and take it all in. It has rewarded me with powerful stories, life lessons and amazing friends.

*Places I’ve lived are underlined.

In Greece

Mainland: Agrinio, Aidipsos, Alexandroupoli, Arachova, Athens (center, east Attica, northern & southern suburbs), Chalkidiki, Corinth, Delphi, Halkida, Hanioti, Kalamata, Kalambaka, Kavala, Lagonissi, Larissa, Marathon, Meteora, Nafplio, Olympia, Patra, Mt. Parnassos, Pyrgos, Sounio, Thessaloniki, Trikala, Tripoli

Islands: Aegina, Andros, Angistri, Chios, Crete, Evia, Hydra, Ios, Karpathos, Kefallonia, Kos, Naxos, Paros, Poros, Rhodes, Salamina, Samos, Symi, Syros and Zakynthos

In the World

Austria – Innsbruck, Linz, Salzberg, Vienna


Belgium – Antwerp, Brugge, Brussels, Ghent, Liege


Canada – Niagara Falls, Ottawa, Toronto, Vancouver

Croatia – Dubrovnik, Split

Czech Republic – Brno, Karlovy Vary, Prague

Denmark – Copenhagen

Egypt – Abu Simbel (Ramses Temple), Aswan, Cairo, Giza (Pyramids), Karnak, Luxor (Valley of the Kings & Queens), Mt. Sinai, Red Sea

Estonia – Tallinn

Finland – Helsinki, Lapland

France – Bordeaux, Carcassonne, Dijon, Limoges, Lyon, Marseille, Nice, Paris, Perpignan, Toulouse

French Polynesia – Bora Bora, Maiao, Moorea, Raiatea, Tahiti

Germany – Berlin, Cologne, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Munich

Hungary – Baradla Caves in Aggtelek Karst, Budapest, Eger

India – Agra, Alleppey, Bikaner, Delhi, Fatehpur Sikri, Gajner, Goa, Jaipur, Jaisalmer, Jhunjhunu, Jodhpur, Kerala backwaters, Kochin, Kumarakom, Lucknow, Madurai, Mandawa, Margao, Mumbai, Munnar, Mysore, Periyar, Pondicherry, Ranakpur, Shekhawati, Trivandrum, Udaipur, Varanasi, Varkala

Italy – Bologna, Florence, Milan, Naples, Palermo (Sicily), Pisa, Rome, Turin, Vatican City, Venice

Ireland – Dublin

Jordan – Amman, Aqaba, Dead Sea, Kerak, Madaba, Mt. Nebo, Nuweiba, Petra, Wadi Musa, Wadi Rum


Republic of Macedonia – Skopje

Mexico – Acapulco, Akumal, Cancun, Chichen Itza, Coba, Cozumel, Ensenada, Los Cabos, Merida, Mexico City, Oaxaca, Paamul, Playa del Carmen, Puerto Morelos, Puerto Vallarta, Tijuana, Tulum, Xcaret, Xel-Ha

The Netherlands – Amsterdam, The Hague, Rotterdam

Norway – Oslo

Portugal – The Azores, Coimbra, Conímbriga, Lisbon, Ovar, Porto, Torreira

Qatar – Doha

Saudi Arabia – Jeddah, Riyadh

Serbia and Montenegro (when it was Yugoslavia)

Slovakia – Bratislava, Carpathian Mountains, Kosice

Spain – Barcelona, Bilbao, Girona, Granada, Jaen, Lanzarote, Madrid, Pamplona, Sevilla, Toledo, Valencia

Sweden – Borås, Göteburg, Grebo, Helsingborg, Linköping, Lund, Malmo, Stockholm, Upplands Vasby, Uppsala, Västerås

Switzerland – Basel, Bern, Geneve, Lucerne, Zurich

Turkey – Istanbul

United Arab Emirates – Abu Dhabi, Dubai

United Kingdom – Birmingham, Edinburgh, Glasgow, the Highlands, Leeds, Loch Ness, London

United StatesCalifornia (in its entirety), Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Maryland, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York (during 9/11), Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington D.C.

Still on the List




Galapagos Islands

India – Amritsar, Bangalore, Dharamasala, Mysore



Russia (?) or Ukraine

St. Thomas


Your Travel Personality Is: The Adventurer

Travel is how you learn about the world, and you like to learn the stuff that’s not in guidebooks. You have true wanderlust. When you’re not traveling, you’re dreaming about where you’re going next. Your travels are also legendary – they leave you with stories you tell for the rest of your life!

What’s Your Travel Personality?

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