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
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.
What’s your favourite thing about a Greek holiday?