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Celebrities opt for Greek holidays

- by Liz Waugh

Celebrities on Greek Island holidays.

A clutch of A-list celebrities is spending the summer on holiday in the Greek Islands this year. It appears that the stream of movie stars and rich-list celebrities choosing the Greek islands for a relaxing holiday grows longer each year. Top-name stars like John Travolta, Robert DeNiro, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have already graced the Greek island beaches and tavernas this year.

Now Hollywood actress Demi Moore has been spotted on the Aegean island of Mykonos having dinner at a well-known Mykonos restaurant. Eye-witnesses were amazed to see has slipped international media attention to enjoy her Greek Island visit without harassment.

One of the world's richest entrepreneurs, Russian business tycoon Roman Abramovic, spent several days on the island of Kefalonia. Islanders say there was little evidence of security as he enjoyed a bicycle ride.

A Fiscardo taverna owner said she was amazed when Abramovic, billionaire owner of Chelsea football team, walked in saying he was very hungry and to cook whatever she liked.

Only recently, Israeli supermodel Bar Refaeli spent her summer holidays on the Greek island of Mykonos. She relayed her excitement on her Twitter post where she has nearly 300,000 followers.

It was the second year running she chose Mykonos and she uploaded photos of her walking by the beach on a black bikini for her fans and followers. Refaeli came to Greece to take a professional photo shoot and has now made the islands a regular holiday port of call.

Leonardo Di Caprio's former girlfriend appears to love Mykonos. Among the photos she uploaded were landscape and scenic shots of the Greek island. Mykonos has been the holiday choice for many celebs including Johnny Depp, Melanie Griffith, Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta Jones, Shakira and George Michael,

Within the past few years, a number of celebrities have snapped up homes in the Greek Islands. They are the latest in a long line of Hollywood stars known to have purchased land on the beautiful islands of Greece

Actor Tom Hanks and his Greek wife Rita Wilson have a six-acre summer house on the tiny island of Antiparos and visit almost every year. Sean Connery is thought to have his own Greek home at Portocheli, near the Saronis island of Hydra

Pop Queen Madonna has been looking for a new homes on the Ionian island of Kefalonia while Nicole Kidman has been house hunting in Spetses and Bruce Willis is rumoured to have bought land on the island of Corfu. Rowan Atkinson, famous as 'Mr Bean', owns a house on the island of Andros