Having been the guest in homes outside the U.S., I know that different locations and cultures have what they consider to be proper guest etiquette. I try to take my cues from my hosts, but sometimes you just don't know what to give your host as a thank you gift for having you in their home, whether it be for a meal or for a few days.
Huffington Post to the rescue!
|Photo of Aglaonema from my book, Indoor Plant Décor: The Design|
Stylebook for Houseplants
A cut flower bouquet is always in good taste for your host, now matter where you live, but in Greece, a potted plant is a common gift.
Despina Trivoli, HuffPost Greece's Head of Life and Culture says, "The most usual gifts include alcohol, dessert (cake is very popular) or plants." Flowers in general are welcome, but usually potted plants are preferable -- something that will be able to grow in a balcony or garden.
I like that.