Greece Journal is a website dedicated to Greece.
This website is run by Frederiek Lommen, a journalist, writer and travelblogger from the Netherlands.
In 1988 she travelled to Greece for the first time. She went by train from the Netherlands, crossed former Yugoslavia and arrived in the northern city of Thessaloniki.
It was love at first sight.
In 2008 she started blogging about Greece – in the Dutch language – on her website https://www.andergriekenland.nl. This website exists till this very day.
Her blogs led to numerous articles in magazines and newspapers, and after a few years – in 2011 – to the publication of her first book, Druiven en Droesem, een reis langs Griekse wijngaarden. This book is a travelogue about Greek wines. For the book, Frederiek travelled through the country, in search of grapes, wines and wineries. She interviewed famous winemakers, visited wine fairs and tasted hundreds of wines.
In 2019 her passion for Greece led to the publication of a second book: Mooi marmer en slapende meisjes – dwars door Athene. This book is a guide about Athens, with interesting stories about less known corners and unexpected sites as well as beautiful photographs.
Frederiek’s thorough research and numerous travels over the years led also to the publication of Het verdriet van Griekenland in 2020. If you want to read about the causes and impact of the financial crisis between 2009 and 2019, Greece’s connection with Europe, the role of the church, the struggle with the refugees, the relationship with Turkey, and many more aspects of modern Greek society, this book can be considered a must read.
In the summer of 2023, Frederiek started with a new project: Greece Journal. This website – in the English language – is a way to share her knowledge and enthusiasm with an international audience. On the new website, the journalist and Greek specialist shares her stories, experiences, tips for your next trip and many photographs of the country she has loved for more than thirty years now.
She has an eye for hidden gems, lesser known corners and prefers to travel off-the-beaten-track. That doesn’t mean you will not find stories about sides like the world wide known Acropolis and famous vulcanic island of Santorini., but this time with a unique and original twist.
You can also follow Greece Journal on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
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