About

Aloha and Welcome to Greek Gods Paradise!

I’m John, the creator of Greek Gods Paradise.

Welcome to Greek Gods Paradise About John

Now that you’ve found me at Greek Gods Paradise, you probably have loads of questions running through your mind. Let me try and explain a few things.

Why I created Greek Gods Paradise?

After being gobsmacked by the huge number of fantastic travel bloggers and inspirational writers out there in the cyber world, I wanted to create my own piece of paradise on the Internet with a slight twist. This will be revealed as time progresses …

The other thing I wanted to do with this website was to reveal and uncover unique things, destinations, and places that normally aren’t discussed in other travel blogs. My love of movies will also shine through where possible.

I can assure you that you’ll discover many interesting things in Greek Gods Paradise.

There are numerous embedded Youtube videos on this website as well, so you could easily spend at least 10 or 15 minutes at Greek Gods Paradise without getting bored. So explore and enjoy the entertainment. A few of these videos will blow your mind!

Why I chose the name Greek Gods Paradise?

Well, GreekGods.com was taken, and they want a small fortune for the address. Paradise is where the Greek Gods are located, so it makes a bit of sense to me anyway.

I thought it would be a good idea to combine them, plus this website isn’t just about the Greek Gods, so it needed something else like pancakes and maple syrup.

With a name like Greek Gods Paradise, I will be exposing you to the Greek Gods and Goddesses where possible, but travel is also a huge part of this website. Expect to get surprised!

I did think that some people may confuse this website with an adult-only site with a name like Greek Gods Paradise.

My website host even rang me up when I first joined them and told me that none of these sites were allowed on their servers.

I think he breathed a massive sigh of relief over the phone when I told him what it was all about.

It’s about the Greek Gods, philosophy, and travel, I told him.

In his mind – Who the f*** is this guy?

Hermes, the Greek God of Travel

I hope that Hermes, the Greek God of travel, also known as Mercury to the Romans, will guide me to some level of greatness down the track.

Surely I have to grab the Greek God’s attention with a name like Greek Gods Paradise at some point in time. I suppose I will have to wait and see.

Exploring the World

It took me a while to explore other parts of the world. I was 26 years old and stressed out from my engineering job when I took three weeks’ leave to go on my first overseas trip.

I headed over to Vanuatu in the South Pacific Ocean after taking a dive shop lady’s recommendation.

After telling her about my desire to learn how to scuba dive in a fantastic tropical location, she suggested Vanuatu as a great place to learn.

The Greek Gods show me Paradise

That’s how I found myself on Hideaway Island in Vanuatu. Ah, the power of a recommendation!

At some stage, during that brilliant adventure, I was well and truly bitten by the Travel Bug.

Later on, I would go on some other great adventures like climbing Mount Olympus in Greece, where I received a sign from the Greek Gods.

Who is Greek Gods Paradise for?

If you’re into travel in any way, and you’d like to gain a superior understanding of Greek myths along the way, then Greek Gods Paradise is for you!

I’m sure you will also pick up many useful travel tips and ideas here.

Maybe I can even inspire someone to go on a great adventure myself, be that sailing around the Greek Islands, exploring Thailand, having fun at a theme park, or chilling out in a top wine region.

I couldn’t miss out on trying to please worshippers of Dionysos, the Greek God of Wine, and revelry even though I’m not really a wine drinker myself.

To sum it up for you, Greek Gods Paradise is for everyone interested in Travel or Greek mythology. Anyone wanting to gain a greater insight into the world will be better off by spending a bit of time here.

Greek Gods Paradise is for all nationalities and age groups, and it doesn’t matter if you’re a guy or a girl. You could even be a God or Goddess and be entertained. Believe me, there is something here, especially for you.

Who am I?

I don’t want to reveal too much about myself at this stage, though I should tell you I went to University and gained a degree in Electrical Engineering straight after high school.

All that mental torture somehow landed me a job at a large gold processing plant in a very remote small town in another state, and from there, the work odyssey continued with eight other unfulfilling jobs.

Would I do it all again if the Greek Gods gave me a chance? Hell no! I’m not that crazy.

Here’s a little glimpse into my childhood. As a young kid, I loved playing table tennis.

Greek Gods Paradise Winning Championship

I actually won a club championship with two other much older guys, who were my teammates.

After that, I was invited to try out for the state team but got absolutely thrashed.

This was a pretty nerdy thing to do, looking back.

I also practiced Shaolin Kung Fu for a while in my teenage years, only getting up to a green sash (belt) level.

Back then, I was a mad Bruce Lee and martial arts fan. I even had my own nunchucks and a blowpipe that I used to practice with on my dartboard.

I also loved playing eight-ball and snooker after getting a pool table for the garage.

My biggest pride and joy was definitely my bike. First off with my blue Malvern Star bike and later my cool red dragster, which I built from the frame up. They were the wonder years.

Fishing was another huge hobby of mine, which lasted from my teenage years right up to my mid-twenties. In one of my posts, you can even see me holding a Queen snapper.

I also loved playing football (soccer) as well. From there, I just got wiser.

10 More Interesting Facts About Me

  1. I once threw a frisbee onto a Russian petrol station roof by accident.
  2. My first overseas trip was technically in Tasmania, where I spent most of my time fishing on a boat called the Tasmanian Devil. It made me feel like a total loser.
  3. Love the movie Xanadu which most people seem to hate. All of the nine Muses are so beautiful, so I really can’t understand why more guys don’t like the film.
  4. Believe it or not, but when I was backpacking in Thailand I outsmarted train robbers.
  5. I can count to ten in Italian and German, which may become super useful one day. I’m still waiting for that day to arrive.
  6. I have climbed Mount Olympus in Greece but never reached the top. It makes me want to go back and try again.
  7. A dream vacation of mine would be to visit the Maldives before the islands possibly disappear underwater. Poseidon, this is MADNESS!!!!!
  8. My favorite movie is either The Matrix, Star Wars or The Empire Strikes Back.
  9. I would never go bungee jumping even though I have tried parachuting and paragliding. It just seems so much scarier.
  10. The best comedy TV show of all time would have to be Seinfeld. I proudly own the whole DVD series collection. Kramer is so funny!

What am I trying to do with Greek Gods Paradise?

It is important to show the Greek Gods and Goddesses that some of us living in this bizarre world still hold them in the highest esteem.

Why so? Well, you would have to be well versed in the Greek myths to understand why fully.

If you don’t know what the hell I’m talking about, you have luckily come to the right place. Greek Gods Paradise will inform you.

I may even make one of the twelve Olympians jealous to get their attention. Cupid (Eros) fell in love with Psyche when Aphrodite, the Goddess of Love, couldn’t control her envious feelings.

Maybe some good will come out of it, who knows?

What do you know about Greek Mythology?

If you don’t know much about Greek Mythology, then one of the best ways to appreciate it is by watching entertainment.

Here are the 20 Best Greek Mythology Movies to watch, in my opinion, especially for guys.

On the other hand, ladies will most likely prefer to watch films listed in 20 Romantic Movies for Greek Mythology Fans. I have really liked watching many of these romantic movies with Greek mythology themes, and I’m sure many other guys will also enjoy watching them apart from some bone heads.

Check them out and find out how many of the Greek Mythology movie recommendations you’ve seen. Some of these films are absolute classics!

Younger readers or the young at heart will enjoy watching some of the entertainment shown in 33 Anime, Cartoons, and Graphic Novels inspired by Greek Mythology.

There are plenty of more discoveries to be made about the Greek Gods and Goddesses in numerous posts on this site. All you have to do is have a good look around this website. You will eventually strike gold.

10,000 Members of Greek Gods Paradise Wanted

The aim here is to get at least 10,000 members of Greek Gods Paradise. I’m hoping Hermes (Mercury), the God of travel, will be on our side in this quest all the way.

What can we do with an army of 10,000 members? Hopefully, something extraordinary!

Before you leave this site, don’t forget to click on the blue “SUBSCRIBE NOW” button at the bottom of my sidebar on the right, which turns green and expands slightly when you hover over it. This button will take you to the Greek Gods Paradise subscription page.

If you bravely subscribe, it indicates that you’re at least curious enough to want to keep in touch. Who knows what you could miss out on otherwise?

It won’t make you a member, though. Membership will come later if you’re interested.

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Standing on the summit of Mount Kynthos (Cynthus) on the Greek Island of Delos – Mythological birthplace of Apollo

By the way, yes, I am actually wearing sunglasses with one yellow band on the Greek Island of Delos, which is the birthplace of Apollo, God of the sun.

You probably think I’m a real wacko now, but I do have a valid explanation.

I crushed my expensive pair of sunglasses at Super Paradise Beach in Mykonos on top of a cliff on arrival when I took my helmet off after getting off my rented quad bike.

At the time, I was really devastated like you wouldn’t believe it. Seriously I almost cried. These were very expensive, Maui Jim sunglasses, and God did it hurt when I saw my sunnies lying on the dirty ground with one lens broken.

After a bit of time at Super Paradise beach and me moping around, I became desperate for another pair as the August sun was blazing away, so I ended up buying this cheap pair at the beach kiosk for 20 Euro or so.

The band on the other side is red. It was the best choice I had at the time.

My Promise to You

My respect for travel bloggers and vloggers has gone through the roof after this endeavor. I feel like a two-year-old in the presence of Travel Gods!

Blogging is hard, very hard, like triple somersault from a diving board hard. Actually, I can’t say, but I assume a triple somersault is very difficult. It is a herculean task, believe me.

It may be easy for some, but I can tell you wholeheartedly that it can be very challenging if you’re not a writer. The only way I found out for sure was because I gave it a go myself.

Now and then, or more likely quite often, you will probably think my writing and grammar truly sucks.

It may even piss someone off, but I’m trying to improve, so hopefully, I’ll get better.

Think of it like Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure, as Rufus says: They do get better.