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Greek Islands Travel
Tourist travel guides to the Greek islands
 
Feta cheese board
Fine facts about Greek Feta cheese

Feta is the best known of Greek cheeses, usually made from a mix of goat and sheep milk, and considered a healthy option when it comes to choosing a cheese.

Psarou Beach Mykonos
Greek holiday tax crackdown

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

Ouzo glasses on taverna table
How to enjoy a glass of Greek ouzo

A Greek holiday is not complete without enjoying a glass of ouzo, Greece's national drink. Ouzo is a liquorice flavoured alcoholic drink that is found just about all over Greece

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New ferry link for Sporades islands

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

Jet 2 com aircraft
Boost for Greek island airports

Holiday visitors to the Greek islands know how frustrating airport check-ins can be with long queues at outdated and inadequate island airports.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.

Elafonisi beach Crete
More Blue Flags for Greek beaches

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.

Olive tree of Vouves Crete
Cretan olive tree at least 3,000 year old

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.

Hellenic Seaways two ferries
New owner for Greek ferry firm

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.

Santorini cruise ships
Santorini sinks under cruise ships

Santorini may be a favourite island for holidaymakers but it's also a must-see port of call for cruise ships and looks set to pose problems for yet another year as thousand arrive on Mediterranean cruises.

Greek food

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 culture

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

Greek travel

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.

Greek holidays

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.

Greek life

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.