How many of these Greek holidays clichés can you tick off the list?
You know you’re on holiday in Greece when….
✔ You take photos of walls, windows and windmills as much as beaches and people
✔ A ‘double’ bed is actually two singles pushed together
✔ You forget that you can’t flush the bog roll at least once a day
✔ Blue and white becomes a way of life. You did pack co-ordinating outfits didn’t you?
✔ You might have to dive into a doorway and hide from donkeys. (Speaking from experience in Lindos, Rhodes.)
✔ Your husband/mate/random strangers become unwitting personal photographers. (The burden of an Instagram husband.)
✔ You eat Tzatziki 3 times a day
✔ And deep-fried feta just as often
✔ Salad for lunch is not a punishment
✔ A frappe on the beach is your 3pm ritual
✔ Swiftly followed by a pint of Mythos served in a frozen glass by the pool
✔ You suddenly don’t mind scrambling down steep tracks to bathe on secluded beaches
✔ Especially when there’s a dude hiring sun loungers and selling Mythos when you get there
✔ You take your kids to a restaurant taverna and they are genuinely welcomed
✔ In fact, you never have to worry about entertaining your baby during mealtimes as the locals are all over it
✔ You remember that Ouzo is never a good idea
✔ You watch Mama Mia on the airplane just to get you in the mood
✔ And fill your Kindle library with novels by Victoria Hislop (I’ve just finished this one!)
So in case you hadn’t guessed by now, I’m rather a fan of a Greek family holiday. I was due to be there with my parents and siblings this very week but, alas, the universe had other ideas.
If you’d like to get your fill of Greek holiday ideas, though, you can check out these posts on Mykonos, Skiathos, Skopelos, Alonissos and Corfu.
What’s your favourite thing about a Greek holiday?