It’s all Greek to me – things about the Greek culture

 

2017 Photo by Marjolein van Hout

Culture from elsewhere makes us see differences between what’s normal and strange. Your perspective changes. Take the bits and pieces of that foreign culture that you like better from yours while staying respectful to their and your own culture.

This summer I realized what the true differences between my Dutch culture and the Greek way of living are. I do start to get confused about the what’s normal and what’s strange part of it. It must be because I’m working around other cultures and taking bits from each foreign culture over the years. Latin cultures, Nordic ones, Southern places, colder areas, island vibes. They all mean something to me and provide me with a different mindset. It gives you a choice of lifestyle.

This is what I see in the Greek culture.
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Conquering the highest peak of Karpathos, mount Kali Limni

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The highest peak of the entire Dodecanese

To hike the Kali Limni has been on my to do-list for the last 2 summers. Kali Limni is the highest peak of the Greek island Karpathos and actually of the entire Dodecanese. I feel like I can not leave this Greek island again without having been on its highest and best view-point. My work on Karpathos for the summer is coming to an end soon. Now I have the time to do the hikes I so desperately wanted to do. Last year Mister Viking an I decided to hike to Vrougounda after the summer. This time we get to see the breathtaking view of Rhodes in the East and Crete in the West from the top of the Kali Limni.
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Why you should visit Kasos (and Armathia)

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Visit Kasos and Armathia.

If you have ever wanted to travel to Greece you might have considered visiting one of the Dodecanese islands. Most tourists will travel to Rhodes, Kos or perhaps even Karpathos, yet did you know that you can also visit Kasos and Armathia? Located between Karpathos and Crete, these remote islands are still untouched and are therefore unharmed by tourists. Now is the time to visit Kasos and Armathia.
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10 reasons why you should visit Karpathos

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On the Southern side of the Aegean sea you will find Karpathos. The true pearl of the stunning Greek Dodecanese islands. Only five hours away from Rhodes by ferry or a one hour flight from Athens.

Are you planning your holidays for next summer? Here are the reasons why you should visit Karpathos!
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