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The Tourist-Loving Dogs of Greece

I can’t end my entry on our Greek travels without talking about one of my favorite parts of the whole trip: the Greek dogs!!

Standing guard, walking around, but mostly sleeping; these HUGE (like Beethoven big), somewhat chubby, docile and friendly creatures can be found EVERYWHERE in the country!  And by everywhere, I mean even in friggin boutique stores!

Apparently, these guys are every bit as important to the Greek state as its own citizens as they are constantly fed and protected by the local government and shop owners themselves. That’s some heart-warming stuff right there, people!


Greek Dogs

* Outside Zara along Ermou St.



Greek Dogs

* Patrolling Ermou St.


Greek Dogs

* Outside a department store, Ermou St.


Greek Dogs

* Guarding a shoe store, Ermou St.


Greek Dogs

* A couple napping outside a local Greek store.


Greek Dogs

* Two more napping outside Mango, Ermou St.


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* Siesta at the entrance of the Temple of Hephaestus


Greek Dogs

* A were-beast and mutt at the corner of the Plaka Flea Market


Greek Dogs

* Contemplating at the Ancient Athenian Agora


Greek Dogs

* Joining us at the meeting point of our tour bus to Northern Greece


Greek Dogs

* Lying in the parking lot of one of the pit-stops to Northern Greece


Greek Dogs

* Outside the hotel in Kalambaka, Meteora


Greek Dogs

* On the steps of the Monastiraki Metro Station, Athens


Greek Dogs

* Near the Panathinaikos Stadium


Greek Dogs

* Shaggy Beast guarding the Temple of Olympian Zeus


Greek Dogs

* Two dogs and a cat at Hadrian’s Arch


Greek Dogs

* Chillin’ at the Temple of Poseidon


Greek Dogs

* At the bus stop of the Acropolis


Greek Dogs

* Waiting for his chance to pounce behind a sign at the Acropolis


Greek Dogs

* Snoring loudly on the steps up to the Acropolis


Greek Dogs

* Sitting on a rock like a boss!


Greek Dogs

* Ignoring all the tourists at the Propylaea


Greek Dogs

* Just passing through!


Greek Dogs

* Hanging with a bunch of American teenagers at the Acropolis



Greek Dogs

* Nap-buddies outside the Church of Panaghia Kapnikarea in Plaka.


Greek Dogs

* Best Friends in Fira, Santorini


Greek Dogs

* Post-lunch nap at Oia, Santorini


Greek Dogs

* Were-beast at Mykonos Port


Greek Dogs

* Sleeping by the entrance of a restaurant in Mykonos Town


Greek Dogs

* With this elderly gentleman on the shopping alleys of Mykonos


Greek Dogs

* And THIS picture of the only small dogs that I saw in Greece for the ENTIRE time I was there


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