So while we were in Greece, I couldn’t help but notice all the cats. They were everywhere! In Athens at the Acropolis, wandering around the waterfront in Milos, and laying in the sun in Santorini. The cats of Greece really have got it made.
Being a cat lover I probably spent as much time photographing cats as I did beautiful landscapes and historic relics. So here are a few of those felines that seemed happy to pose for me.
We asked a local about the cats, and we were told that they aren’t seen as pets, they are just feral. But they aren’t considered pests either, they just seem to live a peaceful existence alongside people, in neighborhoods, and on monuments, and pretty much where ever they want. These cat literally just chill. The Greeks also don’t believe in spay/neutering them, feeling that it is inhumane. So that accounts for the vast numbers of them.
Well I hope you’ve enjoyed this little cat break, I certainly thought they we cute!
I kind of like the Greek cat philosophy.
Right! So chill
Haha my daughter would love Greece. She’d want to go just for the cats.
Haha, thats awesome, Greece is beautiful, and the cats are cute too!
I love this post! This is the kind of thing that grabs my attention right away! Plus, I love cats. I also left you a shout out in my post from #FlyAwayFriday! Nice to connect with you. 🙂
Thanks so much! Your post of the Niah Caves is awesome! I’ve got to add that to my every growing list of places to go now!
CATS! I love this post. I would read an entire blog dedicated to cats around the world. Thanks for sharing. 🙂 #FlyAwayFriday
Haha I would totally read a blog about cats around the world too!
Loved the cat break! I did see a lot of cats during my three months working time in Halkidiki, Kalithea in Greece. Some looked in pretty shabby conditions and all I wanted to do was just help them somehow. In addition to cats, there was a fair few stray dogs too. I wonder if they aren’t considered as pets too? This is just puzzling. Thanks for linking up with “Flyawayfriday
Glad you liked the cat break! Yeah I saw some pretty shabby looking cats too, I always want to throw little bits of food for them.
How cute! I never knew that Greece had so many cats but what a unique way to capture the country. 🙂
I so love Greece! cats seem to enjoy themselves in the Greek sun 😉
I know, I’m a little jealous, I’d love to be a Greek cat and just lounge in the sun all day haha
It’s interesting that Greece doesn’t spay or neuter cats, they prefer to let them be feral. It reminds me of dogs in Peru, they roam the streets freely and no one interrupts with their daily wanderings. I enjoyed all of your photos that found these kitties throughout the city!
That interesting that theres a similar thing with dogs in Peru, its kind of cool to have a culture where you just exist with the animals around you.
How creative is this post! I love it! I’m deathly allergic to cats so I’m not about to go looking for them but the photos are super adorable! Thanks for sharing and joining Fly Away Friday! xo
Thanks so much! Oh man, be careful in Greece then, kitties are definitely all over the place.
OMG I was obsessed with all the cats in the Greece! I’m glad you also loved seeing them, I was petting them whenever I could! I found them to be super happy and well fed (haha some fat :)) and I mean, how could they not be happy living in Greece!? Love the post and can’t wait to see what you share on Week 7 #FlyAwayFriday post!
Thanks so much! I got a little obsessed too haha, my boyfriends definitely made fun of me a little bit for always stopping to photograph all the kitties.