As I've mentioned before, I'm a goer and a doer. I'll be travelling as long as my legs will carry me. Business used to take me to England and to South-east Asia and Indonesia, then I became fascinated with the Middle East, travelling through Egypt, Syria and Jordan. China enticed me. Dear friends acquainted me with Israel, a trip I will always remember with great affection, others led me to Canada, and relatives to the US. I've found Fiji, Vanuatu, Hawaii, and dear New Zealand. Of course, Scotland has my roots, and therefore my heart. Then there was Paris, Rome and Athens. My trips now take me through Dubai and the UAE... to Greece which draws me as if I lived there in a past life…

Over many years I have sought adventure, culture and new horizons in Greece, depending on the whim of the moment and the temper of the Gods. I've climbed, swum, hiked and done nothing successfully, in very picturesque surroundings and with lovely people. Greece is not a pretty country - rather it's stunning and sometimes awesome, and always fascinating. It's rugged, with some mountains so high the clouds stick to their shanks like skirts. From pallet-box blue seas, dry rocky islands rear up like dragon's teeth. Tiny towns like spilt sugar cubes, cling precariously, scatter across, spill down, or cower between, grim gray mountains...

Here are my Books on Greece.


GREECE - 100 Travel Tips - E Book
Planning a holiday to Greece? A travel guide for everything you need to know before you go!

This book is a down-to-earth guide to Greece for independent travellers. It discusses when to go, what to expect, luggage, transportation, the traditions, food, accommodation. It considers the people themselves, island-hopping, the ancient sites, outdoor activities, and shopping. My love of the country comes through the dos and don'ts, cans and cants. Even if all you want to do is veg-out in peace under the Mediterranean sun, you still need to check this book.

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More than just a travel memoir and cooking challenge.

Discover Greece with me.  This book is a jolly good travel read and added cooking challenge. Oh to eat moussaka at sunset overlooking a tiny bay, while listening to the waves lap on the pebbles near your feet. Move over Shirley Valentine! And you can cook moussaka yourself with the absolutely authentic, fabulous recipe in the book, together with many other yummy Greek staple recipes.

A warning - this book is not about cruise boats, group tours or pre-paid extravaganzas, but rather winging it with the locals and seeing the real Greece.

                                       Places described include: Athens, Corfu, Corinth, Crete, Delos, Diakofto, Epidavros, Epiros, Folegandros, Hydra, Ithaki, Kefalonia, Kythnos, Lefkas, Mani Country,                       Monemvasia, Mycenae, Mykonos, Mystras, Nafplio, Naxos, Nisyros, Olympia, Parga, Paros, Paxi, Pylos, Santorini, Sifnos, Sparta, Tiryns.

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My three e-novels set in Greece - see Novels for details.


I'm not at all reticent in recommending a browse through my extensive gallery of Greek travel photos, taken since the advent of digital photography. They aren't just happy holiday snaps, they are my insight into the country and its history - its amazing antiquities, delightful people, fascinating towns, villages and islands, its customs and food.

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Here's a few to whet your appetite...


    Acropolis, Athens, showing the                           Church dome, Santorini                            Bougainvillea, Paxi


            Oia, Santorini                                         Dinner time, Nafplio                                    " The Gates," Gorge of
                                                                                                                                                 Samaria, Crete.

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© Helen Ellis 2015