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News, views and opinions from the Greek islands

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.

Alykes holiday beach on Zante

UK tourists on holiday in the Greek islands are opening their wallets and spending a lot more money this year, according to latest figures on revenue from tourism. Holiday spending by Brits on Greek beach holidays has jumped 40% on last year say tourism industry watchers, although UK visitors still trail behind the Americans, Russians and Germans on the amount they spend in shops and tavernas. Tourism related industries in Greece have raked in around €4 billion Euro in the first half of...

Wildfire outbreaks across Greek Islands

Despite a recent summer heatwave across Greece and the Greek islands, firefighters report a significant drop in the number of woodland fire outbreaks this year.


With a record number of holidaymakers heading for Greek Island beaches this summer it is worth noting that Greece has the worst record in Europe for sea drownings.

greek ambulance

Take care of your health while on a holiday in the Greek Islands. A shocking shortage of doctors and qualified medical staff on the islands has prompted medics out of retirement

villa de vechi rhodes

A Greek luxury holiday villa Villa de Vecchi on Rhodes, built for the Italian dictator Benito Mussolini, has been put on the open market after lying derelict for more than 50 years

Tingaki beach on the island of Kos

UK tourists taking their August holidays in the Greek Island have been warned to stay out of the mid-day sun as temperatures take off in a prolonged heatwave.

greece boats and taverna

The Greek Islands looks set for its best year ever this holiday season with strong forecasts that holiday visitor numbers this year will top the 19 million mark.

platanias beach crete

Soccer loving holidaymakers in Crete were warned to stay away from a local soccer league game in Platanias after the local club admitted the stadium was under siege by wasps.

corfu-world-travel-awards 2014

The popular Greek holiday island of Corfu has taken the top title as Europe's Leading Beach Destination in this year's World Travel Awards 2014. The island took over the honour from last year's winner, the Algarve in Portugal, in a gala ceremony in Athens. The award, known as the 'Oscars' of the tra

russian travel intaer

It looks like the rise in Greek Islands holiday visitors from Russia could falter as a second Russian holiday travel firm goes bust in just two weeks.

acropolis full moon

August full moon has now become a traditional time for cultural events across Greece and the Geek Islands and this year is no exception with events on August 10

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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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