I Went To Greece And All I Got Are Cat Photos

I haven’t written about it much here because I figured there are enough cats as it is on the Internet, but I can no longer keep my addiction a secret.

Hi, I’m Marie-Eve, and I’m a cat lady. Some would even say crazy cat lady but the jury’s still out on that one ;-)

I have been known to post photos on my cat on my Facebook page because it improves my reach quite tremendously; I’ve also been that annoying person who keeps stalling the group because I’m busy photographing cats #sorrynotsorry.

Mind you, I did take photos of noteworthy attractions — Greece is nothing if not photogenic and awe-inspiring. BUT CATS. They were everywhere. On taverna terraces, at ferry docks, in alleys, in staircases, in shops. And I truly couldn’t have been happier.

If you are looking for a destination to indulge your love of cats or if you’re feeling lonely and need a companion, go to Greece. You won’t be disappointed (for that, and other trivial reasons like history, mythology and food, if you’re into that kind of thing).

Cats in Greece – My Best Photos

Cats in GreeceLike this one lounging at a shop in Naxos

Cats in Greece
Cats in Greece
 
Or this one hanging out by the palace in Naxos. Black cats do NOT deserve their bad rap.

Cats in Greece
Cats in Greece
 
What about these cats, busy keeping the streets of Mykonos safe?

Cats in GreeceOr this one, busy keeping the streets safe… in his dreams (ALSO LOOK AT THOSE INCREDIBLY FLUFFY PAWS)

Cats in GreeceAnd this fine-looking diva, sunbathing on the beach in Naxos, not looking amused by my antics keeping her from a rightful rest

Cats in Greece
Cats in Greece
Cats in Greece
 
Things started out so well between us. But one of us was clearly having more fun than the other.

Cats in GreeceAdorable kitteh in the streets of Pyrgos

Cats in Greece
Cats in Greece
 
These two massive tomcats, guarding the temples of Delos and the snacks served to tourists on patios… but mostly the snacks.

Cats in GreeceAnother angle for the iconic Mykonos windmills. WITH A CAT. ON THE BEACH.

Cats in Greece
Cats in Greece
 
Cats in Mykonos > parties in Mykonos

Cats in Greece
Cats in Greece
 
“Yes, you may enter the restaurant, but only if you give me food on your way out.”

Now, before you go all PETA on me, I’d like to remind you that customs regarding pets vary from one country to the other. While it is normal for most North Americans to not only keep cats indoors but almost completely domesticate them, that’s just not how it works in Greece — pet ownership and licensing is not nearly as closely regulated here, if it exists at all. Cats breed more or less freely (which certainly explains why there are SO many of them) and live outdoors, in the wild. That’s not to say they’re stray cats; most of them have a house they go to every day to be fed and regularly mark it as their territory.

In fact, most locals people I spoke to about cats in Greece said that they like having them around as they are far more talented than humans at keeping mice, snakes and scorpions at bay. They really are more of an asset than a nuisance.

Not to mention they make the absolute best photos of Greece 💗

17 Comments on I Went To Greece And All I Got Are Cat Photos

  1. Laura
    November 21, 2016 at 12:29 pm (10 months ago)

    SO. MANY. CATS! I love it! <3 I need to go to Greece now I think..!

    Laura // Middle of Adventure

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    • Marie-Eve
      November 21, 2016 at 4:29 pm (10 months ago)

      If you like cats then yes you absolutely must go to Greece soon!

      Reply
  2. mayssam
    November 21, 2016 at 2:24 pm (10 months ago)

    I confess, I am that person too! I just need to pet all the kittehs!

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    • Marie-Eve
      November 21, 2016 at 4:30 pm (10 months ago)

      No wonder we get along so well! ;)

      Reply
  3. Stephanie
    November 21, 2016 at 6:22 pm (10 months ago)

    OH, my! I totally get it! I’m always that one taking photos of animals, whether they be birds, cats or lizards! I still remember my second time in Rome and my friend say, “do you know where you are?” LOL I said “YES!” But cats + a photogenic city = awesome photos to me!

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    • Marie-Eve
      November 22, 2016 at 1:46 pm (10 months ago)

      Haha YES BUT CATS. My point exactly.

      Reply
  4. GIORGOS SPYRIDAKOS
    November 25, 2016 at 3:11 pm (10 months ago)

    I know exactly what you mean! I am Greek and been working for a long time in Mykonos… Cats everywhere! And as you saw very friendly with almost everyone!

    Reply
    • Marie-Eve
      December 1, 2016 at 10:39 am (10 months ago)

      So friendly. This might have to do with them wanting to eat but I don’t care as long as I get the cuddles!

      Reply
  5. Carrick | Along for the Trip
    December 6, 2016 at 11:04 am (10 months ago)

    Hi Marie!

    I totally understand this! I’m pretty sure if I turned my kids loose with their cameras, all we would find when we got back home would be kitties. I’ll have to take this under careful consideration when planning a trip to Greece – we might not get out of the country (chuckle). On the other hand, there are much worse places to be stranded I suppose…

    Fun read! Thanks for sharing.

    Carrick

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    • Marie-Eve
      December 12, 2016 at 11:11 am (10 months ago)

      Thanks Carrick!

      Reply
  6. Hayley
    December 28, 2016 at 1:10 pm (9 months ago)

    I love this post and your photos! And the CATS of course! Do you follow Each Feline is a Masterpiece on Facebook? She TNRs and rescues cats in Greece, and sometimes keeps a few. She recently saved a very special one, Chili. It’s great reading and adorable photos. https://www.facebook.com/Eachfelineisamasterpiece/

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    • Marie-Eve
      December 30, 2016 at 9:15 pm (9 months ago)

      Thanks for your comment!

      Reply
    • Marie-Eve
      January 17, 2017 at 12:50 pm (8 months ago)

      They absolutely do!

      Reply
  7. Eleni Fragou
    September 12, 2017 at 10:21 am (2 weeks ago)

    hello from Greece! So glad you liked our country…
    our love for pets is huge!

    Reply

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