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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?
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