Greece is often considered to be one of the most magical countries in the world, and that’s not just because it’s steeped in ancient history and myths. Greece offers beautiful islands that all seem their own little worlds, and it seems as though there is an island (or ten) that suits every traveler out there. However, with travel restrictions in place across the globe, many people are finding that their urge to visit the Greek islands just isn’t being satisfied. Yet, what if we told you that you didn’t have to physically visit these islands to experience them in all of their beauty?
Watch it through your television screens
Thanks to its incredible beauty, it should probably come as no surprise to learn that Greece has been used as the backdrop for many television shows and movies. Most famously, the iconic movie musical Mamma Mia! was shot on the slopes of Skopelos, and both the original movie and the sequel showcase just how magical the location is. Alongside this, 007 made his way to Greece to film For Your Eyes Only, and even The Bourne Identity showcases this country in all of its glory. There are so many ways to watch this country through your television screens – and you don’t even have to leave your living room.
Cook up a storm
What better way is there to visit the Greek islands without leaving home than cooking up a Greek storm in your kitchen? If you love this country, there’s a high chance that you also love the food that’s on offer here. Featuring fresh ingredients and beautiful recipes, it’s fairly easy to make your own Greek food at home – but you need to make sure that you are making these dishes with love. For a little bit of inspiration, you could start off with a classic Greek salad, you could then wow your family with a leg of lamb with potatoes and roasted vegetables, and then finish off the whole meal with some delicious chocolate baklava. Of course, you should always have some hummus and other dips on the table for the real deal.
Read the perfect books
Many writers have found inspiration from the white houses, the blue roofs, the crystal-clear waters, and the overall beauty and magnificence of Greece – and we really don’t blame them. If you want to feel as though you’re being transported to these new islands, why not try out a few of these books? Whether you want to sink your teeth into a romantic story in the form of A Theatre for Dreamers or whether you want to dip into the travel adventures of Henry Miller in The Colossus of Maroussi, we have no doubts about the fact that you will find yourself feeling the Grecian sun on your face in no time.
If you’re missing the delights of Greece, then you don’t need to worry. It’s easier than ever to bring Greece to your own home, and it won’t even cost you a penny. You don’t need to worry about travel sickness, either…