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The Greek Islands is one of the most popular holiday destinations in the world. The islands fall into several groups with the Argo-Saronic near Athens, the Cyclades in the central Aegean, the North Aegean islands off the north-west coast of Turkey, the Dodecanese along the Turkish coast, the Sporades off the Greek east coast, while the Ionian lie west of the mainland.

lesvos beach street festival

July 2014 Holiday visitors to the island of Lesvos in the north-east Aegean can enjoy a weekend beach street festival in August that features urban graffiti and music. It follows hot on the heels of last year's hugely successful event on the Lesvos holiday beach of Vatera when graffiti artists and musicians from all over Europe staged a festival at an abandoned beach hotel. This year the Beach Street Festival will be staged in the...

Zante loggerhead turtle caretta

Greece had been condemned by the European Court for failing to protect endangered sea turtles as it dumps household waste on a key nesting sit on a protected beach in Zante.

Base jumping on Zante

Alarm bells are ringing over reports that the famous 'Shipwreck' holiday beach of Navagio on Zante may have been sold off to a property company with links to the Emir of Qatar.

fruit

Many first time holidaymakers ro Greek and the Greek Islands will remark on tasting their first Greek tomato or melon that they had no idea that vegetables and fruit could taste this good.

tui planes

More Brits than ever before are flying out to take their holiday break in the Greek Islands according to latest travel industry figures more than two million tourists from the UK in 2014.

Greek taverna Leros

It appears Brits enjoying a Greek Island holiday come way down the league when it comes to leaving a tip. An online survey has found that only 26% of Brits leave a tip for good service.

samos cinema

Open air cinemas are a popular feature of Greek Island holidays and many of the larger islands, and some of the smallest, will have screens set up in the open for holiday visitors.

kefalonia myrtos

Kefalonia is enjoying a surprise boom in beaches with new stretches of golden sand appearing along the island's coastline almost every month following a series of earthquakes

mykonos club

Nightclub owners on the popular Greek holiday island of Mykonos have locked the doors to their clubs in protest at new regulations. Club owners are angry at new laws that impose a 3am curfew.

Thomas Cook forecasts cheaper holidays

Booming tourist arrivals in the Greek Islands has triggered a boom in hotel prices with the cost of booking a holiday hotel room on some islands almost doubling this year.

Greek souvenirs

Everyone likes to pick up a souvenir to remind them of their holiday in the Greek Islands and almost every resort has its share of gift shops to cash in on the demand.

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As the cradle of western civilization Greece has probably done the most for western culture. Today's Greece is packed with museums, monuments and archaeological sites.

Greek food has never been as enjoyed as much. Supermarket shelves heave with Greek-style yoghurts and the Mediterranean diet is world famous for its health benefits.

Greek holiday visitors will quickly notice two things about the Greek lifestyle. First is the sheer friendliness and second is the relaxed attitude to timekeeping.

Travel in the Greek islands can seem a marathon, given the number of interesting islands and the fascinating sights. Most holiday visitors restrict themselves to one island.

Variety is the key to a Greek island holiday and you can take your pick of barely inhabited peaceful retreats to 24-hour beach parties but each island has its own unique attractions.

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