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Holiday visitors to the Greek islands know how frustrating airport check-ins can be with long queues at outdated and inadequate island airports.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.
Scatterlight Donkeys & Foxballs Ice Cream is a book of photos and stories from Lesvos by Julie Smit and Jan van Lent with artwork by Jeroen Koster. Dutch residents of Molyvos, Julie Smit and Jan van Lent, clearly love the Greek island of Lesvos . . .
Plenty of holiday visitors to the Greek Island of Samos like to take in a tour of the island's famous vineyards. Now a clutch of Samos wines have picked up gold medals at an international wine competitions held recently in Europe . . .
Greek island visitors can enjoy a new holiday service to Symi after the launch of the ferry boat Panagia Skiadeni. The ferry service started on April 1 with regular services on most days of the week between Symi and Rhodes.
Tough restrictions were imposed on picking wild mountain herbs in Greece and permits were made compulsory for commercial harvesting but the result is a growing black market.
A firm favourite aspect of travelling in Greece is visiting beaches. Out on a boat you are able to find some of the most beautiful, secluded, beaches in the entire world.
Professor Edith Hall from King's College London tells a new documentary programme on BBC Four that Lesvos once had a widespread reputation for the beauty of its women.