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Holiday visitors to the Greek islands know how frustrating airport check-ins can be with long queues at outdated and inadequate island airports.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.
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 . . .
Summer beach holidays in the Greek islands bring blue skies and almost guaranteed sunshine from May to September bit it's not so in the winter.
A clutch of A-list celebrities is spending the summer on holiday in the Greek Islands this year. The Greek island resort of Fiscardo is just one chosen by a stream of movie stars and rich-list celebrities for a relaxing holidays this year. Top-name stars like . . .
BBC travel writers have voted the remote west Crete beach of Elafonisi as one of the top five 'undiscovered' beaches of Europe. Travel editors included the Crete beach in its list of the most beautiful 'secret hideaways'.
Almost Greek island resorts have suffered house price falls as the Greek economy continues to struggle under the burden of international debt and this could be the time to buy.
Stroggilo island has been on the market for some time and movie star Johnny Depp is thought to have used property consultants to buy the island.