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  Health, Wellness & Happiness  Travel to Greece 

 

Ouch! The Sun is burning here!

Armani barefoot on the sand of Mykonos 


Tan : Chocolat



Avoid consequences of  overexposure to the sun like sunburns, 


premature aging of the skin, 

  • wrinkling, 
  • and skin cancer,including melanoma by practicing proper sun  protection.


The hours between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.  are the most hazardous for UV 

exposure in Greece



UV rays are the greatest during the late spring and early summer in Greece


CDC recommends easy options for sun protection 


Remember 


According to the CDC website,

just 15 minutes

of unprotected

 sun exposure 

can damage your skin.



The 7 steps to survive from the Greek sun (and get the best  tan...)

Sunscreen

 

  • Use sunscreen with sun 

protective factor (SPF) 15+ 

and both UVA and UVB
protection.  · 

  • Sunscreen wears off. 


Put it on agaiif  you stay

  • out for more than two hours
  •  and after you swim 
  • or if you sweat.  · 


  • Check the sunscreen's 
expiration  date. 


Sunscreen without an expiration date has a shelf life of no more than three years

but its shelf life is surely shorter as it  is usually been 

exposed to high  temperatures. 

Clothing 


·  Wear clothing to protect exposed skin.  · 


  • Loose‐fitting long‐sleeved shirts 
  • and long pants  made from tightly woven fabric
  •  offer the best protection from the sun's UV rays. 

  • A wet T‐shirt offers much less UV protection 
  • than a dry one. 

  • Darker colors may offer more protection than lighter
  • colors. 

  • If wearing this type of clothing isn't practical, at least
  •  try to wear a Tshirt or a beach coverup. 

  • Keep in mind that a typical T-shirt has an SPF  rating  lower than 15, so use other types of protection as well. 

Hats 


Wear a hat with a wide brim to shade the 
face, head, ears, and neck.  · 


For the most protection, wear a hat with a  brim all the way around that shades your 
face, ears, and the back of your neck. 


tightly woven fabricsuch as canvas, works  best to protect your skin from UV rays. 


Avoid straw hats with holes that let sunlight 
through. 


A darker hat may offer more UV protection.  · 

If you wear a baseball

cap, you should also 

protect your ears and

the back of your neck
by wearing clothing that covers those areas,  using sunscreen with at least SPF 15, or by  staying in the shade. 

Sunglasses 



Sunglasses protect your eyes from UV rays and reduce the risk of cataracts. 


They also protect the tender skin 

around your eyes from sun exposure

  ·  
Wear sunglasses that wrap around and 
block as close to 100% of both UVA 
and UVB rays as possible.  · 


Sunglasses that block both UVA and UVB rays offer the best protection. 

Most  sunglasses sold in Greece, in the pharmacies, or the optic shops, 
regardless of cost, meet this standard. 


If you buy sunglasses from Greece, take care of the E.E. stamp, that is the European safety guarantee for sunglasses.

Shade 


Seek shade, especially during midday

 hours.  ·


 You can reduce your risk of skin damage  and skin cancer by seeking shade under an umbrella, tree, or other shelter 

before you need relief from the sun.



On most of the Greek beaches, on the islands or mainland, usually there is a taverna nearby. Enjoy your beer or ouzo in the shade after the revitalizing experience of swimming in greek waters, and avoid the damage of sunburning 


UV rays are the greatest during the late spring and early summer 

in Greece especially as long as the day gets longer till the 21 of June, and the whole month after. 

These are the longer days of the year, and ususally the hottest in Greece  


As so the whole  summer period from May to late September is considered high risk for sun exposure 

Mosquitoes 


Remember they are always around ...


Be aware around the pool. Contrary to the sea water which they don't like, (so you are not in  high risk for bites next to the sea), mosquitoes love the pools! 


Under the right circumstances Mosquitoes will hatch in swimming pools if the water is stagnant, However if the water is regularly run through filtration and chlorinated this should not be a problem   

 

In case you forget, there's a code for beaches with international travelers,

on globe and in Greece!..

Enjoy


Sun Fashion for Greece 


Being all day exposed under the Greek sun has become a hype 

These are the fashion trends celebrities of the world follow on their trip in Greece


Slip on pretty, protective sun gear and you're ready to go for another glorious day in Greece. .

Swim skirts allow great freedom in the water

 but it's when you get out of the water that you need the most sun protection.

These versatile skirts in a fast-drying, drapy fabric also help make

the transition from beach to beachside taverna more fashion-forward.


2. The Balaclava!

You'll want to leave this off when you're racing to get through airport security just before you miss your once-weekly flight to that remote Greek island. But if you absolutely must protect your sensitive face from the sun, salt, and wind,  there's nothing better than a balaclava..


The balaclava! So trendy!
helps for the covid protection as well 

Scary to watch the FACE-KINI

was designed to fully protect the face long before the COVID19 year and was launcehd in China. Today it's outdated c0nsidering the COVID19 vacations this summer... more



Enjoy the style! How celebrities cover up under the Greek sun


Caution on Heat waves days