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Food safety for travelers

Greece ● 21 October 2016
 

Food safety for travelers

One out of three travelers gets sick - due to contaminated food and water - suffering most of the time from diarrhea.

In order to avoid such an unpleasant situation which will ruin your vacations, here are some useful food safety tips for travelers.

What can you do to lower the risk of contamination?

Depending on the country you are visiting, you can get vaccinated for heavy illnesses. If you are traveling to high risk destinations, the preventing use of antibiotics would help you avoid the traveler's diarrhea. Food products which contain probiotics (healthy bacteria) is a more natural way to avoid stomach disorders. You can simply bust your immune system by sleeping and eating well, before leaving home. During your holidays, you should keep in mind that the most common way to get contaminated is through contaminated water and food. So common sense says that if you wash your hands before every time you eat, is an efficient way to get protected.

Safety tips

• Avoid putting ice in your drinks and make sure that your are using "safe" water for the kitchen cleaning or your teeth brushing.
• Do not buy food from street sellers or in places where hygiene conditions are not at they best.
• Boil the unpasteurized milk.
• Eat cooked food, first make sure that they have been cooked properly and that they haven't stayed for a long time in room temperature.
• Pill all the fruits and the raw vegetables and avoid the fruits with bad skin.

Glass of water

• Drink water from sealed bottles
• Avoid having salads since they might have not been washed properly or the water might have been contaminated
• Avoid food which might have been exposed in flies of insects.
• Stay away from raw seafood and generally dishes which contain raw or semi cooked eggs, poultry or meet.
• In countries where there might be poisonous fish and seafood, ask for local advice.

Where to Stay

Hotel in Heraklion, Greece Pasiphae Hotel
8.8 10
Pasiphae Hotel
34 Poseidonos str. & 1 Naxou str., 71307 Heraklion, Greece

Pasiphae Hotel is located in a quiet part of Heraklion, just a 10-minute walk from the main port of Heraklion and 2.5 km away from Nikos Kazantzakis International airport. The historic center of Heraklion can be reached within 15 minutes on foot.

Hotel in Platamonas, Greece Hotel Lego
Hotel Lego
84, Egnatias Str., 60065 Platamonas, Greece

Set at the foot of Mountain Olympus, Hotel Lego is located in the coastal town of Platamonas, just a 15-minute walk from the long Platamonas beach. The archaeological site of Dion is 30 km away from the hotel and the traditional village of Palei Poroi is only a 10-minute drive. Katerini town is at 40 km, while Thessaloniki is 110 km away.

Studio & Appartment in Evia, Greece Philoxenia Hotel
Philoxenia Hotel
3, Krinon Str., Lefkandi Chalkidas, 34002 Evia, Greece

Philoxenia Hotel is built in the small seaside village of Lefkandi, Evia, just a 2-minute walk from its long beach. The town of Chalkida is 10 km away.


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