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auroracoor1

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Are there scorpions? Poisonous snakes or red ants in Greece? Anything I need to watch out for while hiking especially?
 
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I am actually not sure, I have never worried about this. I found this article, maybe it will help? I wonder what others will say!

 
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Hash

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I am actually not sure, I have never worried about this. I found this article, maybe it will help? I wonder what others will say!

In Mykonos we have seen the viper... and big one too!!!..... don't step on the sea urchins by mistake.... very painful indeed!..... carrying a hiking stick would be appropriate.....in Mykonos there are dangerously beautiful ladies sunbathing and gays as well!! a lot of them naked too!!!...so please be careful....😂😂
 
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kcixcy

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I am actually not sure, I have never worried about this. I found this article, maybe it will help? I wonder what others will say!

Scary!! I haven't seen many of these animals in Greece though...they're probably hard to come across
 
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Scary!! I haven't seen many of these animals in Greece though...they're probably hard to come across
It is very scary, now that I think about it!!!
 
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k_tsoukalas

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The one bad "animal" related thing that happened to me is that I got bitten by a lot of mosquitos or flies or something one night while watching the sunset on Crete. Otherwise, I don't really think about it. There doesn't seem to be much around...
 
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The one bad "animal" related thing that happened to me is that I got bitten by a lot of mosquitos or flies or something one night while watching the sunset on Crete. Otherwise, I don't really think about it. There doesn't seem to be much around...
Living in Mykonos thru 90s and 2000 beyond there were no mosquitos at all until late 2010 onwards and then the nastiest bites..... until then apart from the Dominican Republic which was another experience, Mykonos was mosquito free.... Love to hear from others in other parts of Greece and their experiences!🤗❤️
 
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Living in Mykonos thru 90s and 2000 beyond there were no mosquitos at all until late 2010 onwards and then the nastiest bites..... until then apart from the Dominican Republic which was another experience, Mykonos was mosquito free.... Love to hear from others in other parts of Greece and their experiences!🤗❤️
Mosquitos are awful in Greece!! Although I find that some years are worse than others in terms of mosquitos. Luckily they rarely carry any diseases, so just keep mosquito spray and after bite and you will be fine.
 
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Mosquitos are awful in Greece!! Although I find that some years are worse than others in terms of mosquitos. Luckily they rarely carry any diseases, so just keep mosquito spray and after bite and you will be fine.
Here in Thailand we have Dengue fever carrying mosquitoes and other types too..... Despite precautions,hand made lemongrass[I have grown all around the house] and peppermint oil, still they can bite through....as I write this on my hammock at the beach there are one or two being a nuisance!!!...and bitten also... Such is life...👋🤗..... Kalley Mera!
 
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Here in Thailand we have Dengue fever carrying mosquitoes and other types too..... Despite precautions,hand made lemongrass[I have grown all around the house] and peppermint oil, still they can bite through....as I write this on my hammock at the beach there are one or two being a nuisance!!!...and bitten also... Such is life...👋🤗..... Kalley Mera!
I love these natural remedies!! I hate the chemicals that they have in mosquito repellent and they're actually bad for you and the environment
 
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I love these natural remedies!! I hate the chemicals that they have in mosquito repellent and they're actually bad for you and the environment
With rosemary oil and I also use lemongrass leaves inside the spray... just chop a few and put in the car as air freshener... Kalley Mera from Thailand!...... Monsoons and a huge 4 day rain storm together, just unbelievable weather conditions.... Global warming in action...
 
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With rosemary oil and I also use lemongrass leaves inside the spray... just chop a few and put in the car as air freshener... Kalley Mera from Thailand!...... Monsoons and a huge 4 day rain storm together, just unbelievable weather conditions.... Global warming in action...
Wow, stay safe <3 thinking of everyone there
 
Are there scorpions? Poisonous snakes or red ants in Greece? Anything I need to watch out for while hiking especially?
The only thing you need to watch out for in Greece are Albanians and refugees that have invaded Hellas
 

Check out my recommended travel itinerary for 2 weeks in Greece!

I have decided to share an itinerary that I send to all of my friends who want to go to Greece. I have travelled to quite a few places around the country, and feel like I have a good idea of where everyone should visit on their first trip. Of course, I always recommend a two week minimum one visiting Greece. There's just so many things to do, especially if you like the beaches and sightseeing. Let me know what you think!

1. Land in Athens and stay for 4 days (Acropolis, Monastiraki, Thisseio, Glyfada, Kolonaki, and Lykabitos are a must)
2. Spend 3 days in Paros enjoying the beaches and nightlife (Paros has the best of Santorini and Mykonos without being crowded or expensive)
3. Spend 2 days in another island of your choice that is not in the Cyclades (honorable mentions include Corfu, Lefkada, Skiathos)
4. Spend the remaining 5 days driving through Crete and visiting Chania and Rethymno (Elafonisi Beach is a must)

Porto Katsiki in Lefkada is one of the best beaches!

Porto Katsiki is definitely one of the best beaches in Lefkada and probably the west coast of Greece. I suggest that you go to the beach pretty early, as the parking gets filled up and it will be difficult to find free parking. I personally like to go to organize beaches, which there are plenty of. You can also find a secluded area of the beach that is open to the public, and you’re able to bring your own towels, umbrellas, and food. Enjoy!

Milos island is becoming more popular than ever!

I'm not even surprised that Milos is one of the most up and coming Greek islands this summer. So many of my friends are planning on visiting, and I have some cousins who went last year and have nothing but rave reviews. The island is pretty small, and known for its amazing beaches. As you can see in this video, it almost looks like you're on mars. The crowd is a little bit older, and the island is more slow paced and quiet. So I wouldn't recommend it fora younger group looking to go out a lot. Personally, it sounds like a great time to me!

Where to travel in Greece if you love wine!

If you love wine, Greece is some of the best places to go to! There are great wines all over Greece, but certain areas are revered for their high quality grapes and crisp wines. Some of my personal favorites are Santorini wines. For Santorini, I specifically recommend Assyrtiko which is the white wine that is produced most from Santorini. The second best place to go to Greece for wine is Thrace which is best if you like red wines such as Cabernet Sauvignon which is also popular in regions from across the world. I know Crete is also popular, but I have never been so I cannot comment on their wines!

What do you think of these essential Greek travel tips?

I would love to know what everyone thinks of these Greek travel tips, and if they are actually true and helpful. I feel like many people have so many biases about different countries, and they can have a completely different perspective from a local or the actual truth. Please let me know what your opinions are in the comments!


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