Greek Quotes for a Road Trip Through Greece

The Greeks are wise as these Greek quotes will show you. They’re also really funny.

When I think of Greece, I think of dreamy islands and brightly blue painted doors.  I didn’t think of road tripping.

But now, having done it, I highly recommend it.  Leaving from Athens, our first stop was to Meteora, home to adventure-seeking monks. That was followed by several days in Epirus. It’s a region in northwestern Greece that is home to over 2000km of hiking trails and bears!  Yes bears in Greece!

Epirus is famous for its’ villages. Kallarytes, a village on a mountainside, consisting of just 15 houses was one of my favourites! Rather than returning the same way, we headed south. , since no trip to Greece is complete without a visit to the crystal blue waters that Greece is so famous for – that’s where  Parga comes in!

No trip to Greece is complete without a visit to the crystal blue waters that Greece is so famous for – that’s where  Parga comes in!

Now a road trip wouldn’t be complete without some tunes, which I’ll leave to you,  but I’ve got something even better for ya. Greek quotes, most from our very knowledgeable and hilarious guide Sophia.

As travellers know, connecting with locals and really getting a feel for a place enhances travel so much more than just sightseeing.

These Greek quotes will give you a feel for the real Greece and for how Greeks think.

WARNING!  You’ll never be able to say It’s all Greek to me again! OPA!

Quote from Constantine Cavafy, one of Greece's most famous poets.

Meteora, where monks live in monasteries on seemingly suspended sandstone cliffs.

quotes from a greek tour guide

Dodoni Theatre, the most significant archaeological site in Epirus, dating back to 4th century B.C.

Energy from the past impacts the present...Quote from a Greek tour guide

Parvotis Lake in Ionnina.

One of ~74 stone-arched bridges found in Epirus that connect the villages in the mountainous region.


Even to the Greek that is not well educated, the historical past is to be respected....Quote from Greek tour guide

Near Parga.

Greece needs to be rediscovered. 20 years ago people came to see where Socrates lived. Now young people don't even know who Socrates is. From Sophia, our guide through Epirus.

House in the seaside village of Parga

Remember we're not in pizza land, we're in pita land! Quote from a Greek guide.

The beautiful village of Parga.


Let me know your favourite Greek quote in the comments below.

Laurel Robbins is the founder of Monkeys and Mountains, an adventure travel blog and company that helps people plan their active holidays in a sustainable way. Although Canadian, she lives in Germany. You can find her in the mountains on most weekends.



  1. Megan January 21, 2015 at 10:50 pm - Reply

    ahhh Sophia so full of knowledge. So hilarious at the same time. What a great trip!

    • Laurel February 2, 2015 at 7:34 pm - Reply

      @Megan – Yep, that describes Sophia perfectly! Fun hanging out with you guys!

  2. De'Jav January 22, 2015 at 3:34 pm - Reply

    From what you’ve posted and I’ve seen from other friends Greece is definitely a place I need to make it too. Nice quotes as well.

  3. Chris January 28, 2015 at 6:24 pm - Reply

    Hi there. These are amazing pictures from my country. I two like and write about outdoors and adventures in my travel blog and I have visited all the places you mention. Next time drop a line… We may have some interesting suggestions for outdoors!
    Have a great day.

    • Laurel February 2, 2015 at 7:30 pm - Reply

      @Chris – Thank you! Yes, I will let you know the next time I visit Greece. I definitely want to go back.

  4. Fabiana February 12, 2015 at 12:40 am - Reply

    I love this! Some are definitely going to my pinterest.

  5. Mike | VagabondingMike February 21, 2015 at 8:42 pm - Reply

    I love quotes and these Greece quotes are great.
    ….especially the Pizza/Pita one. hahaha

    • Laurel August 10, 2015 at 7:00 pm - Reply

      @Mike – The pizza one is my favourite as well!

  6. Bella Corfu April 14, 2015 at 3:46 pm - Reply

    Beautiful photos of GREECE also interesting blog. If you want to see the most beautiful islands of GREECE I recommend Ionnian islands , we have the most beautiful beaches .

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