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Meeting the Locals When Sailing in Greece

By MedSailors Crew
on  August 16, 2016

For many people, one of the real benefits of holidaying abroad is having the opportunity to meet new people and learn about how they live their everyday lives. And when it comes to finding a warm welcome, it doesn’t get much better than Greece.

Socialilsing in Greece - Getting in with the locals

Much of what is wonderful about Greek hospitality comes out in the many restaurants and tavernas that line the streets and harbours of the islands. When you’re sailing in Greece, you will quickly discover that friendship and sharing are at the heart of the local cuisine. With many small dishes and plates to choose from, meal times are some of the best times to get to know those around you better.

And rest assured that the locals will want to get to know you better! Greek people have a reputation for being openly emotional and sharing their thoughts and feelings in demonstrative ways, so don’t be surprised to see this in action. In fact, when meeting new acquaintances, you can fully expect a kiss on the cheek or even a big bear hug, as Greek people are incredibly keen to make sure visitors feel welcome and leave the islands with fond memories of the times they have enjoyed.

See Greece by boat - Island visits and excursions

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