Feta is the best known of Greek cheeses and considered a healthy option when it comes to choosing cheese. Feta dominates the Greek cheese market, accounting for 70% of all sales and the name is now protected by EU law. If it says Greek feta, then it must be made in one of the Greek regions of Macedonia, Thrace, Thessaly, Peloponnese or the Greek island of Lesvos. Most Feta is made from a mix of goat and sheep milk, is easy to digest and a healthy alternative to cheese made from cow's milk. Not only is it rich in nutrients it tastes pretty good too, though some don't like the nutty, salty flavour. The flavour comes from the pickling process with the tangy taste enhanced by the brine solution which helps to preserve it. Texture depends on age with young cheese more creamy and...
Holiday visitors to the Greek Islands may spot tax and police officials snooping around apartment complexes, tavernas and even beaches this year searching for tax dodgers
Holiday visitors to Corfu are promised clean beaches despite a waste dumping war that is engulfing the island after villagers of Temploni blocked the island landfill site.
A Greek holiday is not complete without enjoying a glass of ouzo, Greece's national drink. Ouzo is a liquorice flavoured alcoholic drink found all over Greece
Skiathos holiday visitors have a new ferry link from the Greek mainland as Golden Star Ferries launches high-speed services to the Sporades islands from Volos and Thessaloniki
Holiday visitors to the Greek islands know how frustrating airport check-ins can be with long queues at outdated and inadequate island airports. That looks set to change.
Greek island holidaymakers can look forward to even cleaner beaches this year. The country has increased the number of holiday beaches gaining Blue Flag quality status.
Plenty of Greek villages lay claim to ancient olive trees, some dating back thousands of years. But the village of Ano Vouves in West Crete claim to the oldest olive tree in the world.
The new owners of Greek ferry operator Hellenic Seaways pledge not to increase ferry ticket prices on popular Greek island routes when they take over later the year by the Attica Group.
Holiday visitors to the Greek Islands will know that wasps can be a real nuisance at this time of year but they were warned to stay away from a Crete soccer stadium because of wasps.
Stifado is a traditional Greek dish served up by virtually every Greek Island taverna. Stifado is a meaty stew made with shallot onions and should be pronounced stifatho rather than stifado with emphasis on the 'fa'. The meat is usually beef . . .
Greek island tourism leaders have launched a campaign to attract more on Greek island scuba diving holidays divers in 2012. A recent survey revealed around 250,000 divers chose Greek island waters for scuba diving holidays . . .
Greece must provide more if it is to turn around its troubled tourist markets. A recent study predicts a massive growth in tourism among the elderly in the future and Greece has yet to cash in on the market.
Writing travel guides to Greece can be a little disheartening when nearly 30% of UK holidaymakers mistake Greece for France. Around 2,000 booked for flights on British Airways pointed to France when asked to identify .
One of the biggest challenges is getting the Greeks to go green and stop dumping rubbish. Rusting vehicles, dumped refrigerators and old car tyres are not an uncommon sights.