I feel very grateful to be able to raise my son in Greece. If we put aside the economy and politics (which have nothing to do with raising a child anyway) this country has so much to offer. There is plenty to do without having to spend money. First of all the weather, we have warm weather about 8 months a year, we have a relatively mild winter in Athens with a few cold and rainy days here and there. If we’re lucky we’ll see some snow!
So this means that we can enjoy outdoor activities most days of the year. We have the choice to spend the day by the sea or on a mountain, in the cultural city center, at parks, playgrounds or just simply taking a walk and taking in the beauty.
The options are endless and this is on any given day in Athens. If you wish to take a trip a bit further away, you can obviously go to one of the hundreds mind blowing islands, or if it’s winter you can go to ski resorts, or go to lakes, waterfalls , hot springs or rafting down a river, or hiking or mountain climbing. The nature here is breathtaking.
And the food! Oh the Greek cuisine is sooo good. It’s healthy and tasty. Going to the market can be a morning out on it’s own! When I go there with my son people keep offering us pieces of fresh fruit and vegetables for him to try!
The people here are very hospitable and friendly. Despite the hard times that Greece has been going through the people still try to be positive. Being happy and carefree is a way of life here.
I got a bit t carried away there… I’m not trying to sell you on Greece! I’m just in one of those feel good moods!
So a family life in a country with such a culture and lifestyle is really a blessing.