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Greek holiday visitors will quickly notice two things about the Greek lifestyle. First is the sheer friendliness of the people. Greeks are most hospitable to strangers. They even have a word for it 'filoxenia' which translates roughly as 'love of strangers'. The second is the relaxed timekeeping. Greeks don't run their lives by the clock. Greeks will not be hurried and it is amazing how quickly you adopt an easygoing outlook on a Greek Island holiday.

Polichrono beach Halkidiki

Holidaymakers in the Greek Islands are braced for a mini heatwave in July as temperatures are set to soar. Hot and humid weather is forecast for the rest of July according to the Hellenic National Meteorological Service. Weather watchers say temperatures . . .

Property for sale on Paros

Holiday homes in the Greek islands may never be cheaper as Greeks suffer under the country's economic woes. There has been a dramatic drop in demand for home by Greeks in 2011 at many seek to offload their second homes . . .

Kitesurfer on Rhodes Greece

Kitesurfers are increasingly angry at moves to ban the popular sport from many Greek islands beaches. Kitesurfing has grown in popularity over the last decade and is now a major beach industry on the Greek Islands. Kitesurfing is now . . .

Greek island wetlands

Most holidaymakers in the Greek islands go there for guaranteed sunshine but many don't appreciate that they are on the migration route for birds from northern Europe,

Poisonous puffer fish

Bathers in Greek Islands' holiday resorts and other Mediterranean tourist hotspots are warned to be on the lookout for a poisonous puffer fish.

Blue Flag beaches Greece

A total of 387 Blue Flags have been awarded to Greek beaches for 2011, a significant drop on last year's figure of 412 beaches. This still leaves Greece second in the international league table of 41 countries for the number of safe, clean beaches . . .

Preveli palms after the blaze

Fears for the future of the famous palm forest of Preveli, destroyed by fire in 2010, are greatly exaggerated according to a top Greek countryside expert.

Earthquake damage in Greece

Of the thousands of holidaymakers who fly out to the Greek Islands each year only a few will realise they are heading into one of the world's most earthquake-prone regions.

Mediterranean monkseal is endangered

A Mediterranean monk seal pup (monachus monachus) is currently being cared for at a seal rehabilitation centre on the Greek island of Alonissos. Conservationists rescued the two-month-old monk seal, one of only about 600 . . .

Winter snowstorm on Skopelos

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.

Loggerhead turtles in danger

The hotspot Greek island holiday resort of Laganas on Zante (Zakynthos) attracts thousands of holidaymakers each year with scores of happy hour cocktail bars and neon-lit nightclubs.

Mosquito misery

The Greek Islands have their fair share of mosquitoes as any Greek holiday visitor will know. Mosquitoes can be a real holiday nuisance all through the summer months.

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