Having worked in the terribly British worlds of the House of Commons’ Library and then as a cricket journalist, Alex Kemp finally decided it was time to see the real world.

After travelling and teaching, teaching and travelling, and then meeting and falling in love with a Greek anarchist working for the summer in a boarding school in a sleepy town in Hampshire – he embarked on a series of travels around her country.

When they married and moved to Greece, he was able to dig even deeper into this Greek world – and see further into the country and its culture than many of the usual tourist cliches.

These are his stories observations of his life in Greece.


Before Alex Kemp left the British Isles to set up a new life in Greece with his recently married Greek wife, he was talked by her into one last long tour round Britain to see a country that she had been living in for five years – and where he had spent his whole life – but a country which they were still unsure they really fully knew.

       This is the account of their journey on this Last Chance To See tour…


All writings: Alex Kemp. Photography: Regina Saltari