How to protect yourself from the sun
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How to protect yourself from the sun

Greek islands ● 13 March 2018
 

Essential part of happy vacation in Greece is to stay healthy. The constantly shining sun during summer on the Greek islands is not a myth. Especially in the Aegean Sea, in the Cyclades and the Dodecanese, the chance of rain in July and August is significantly low. The sun is the fountain of life and is combined with several benefits such as good mood, lack of anxiety and depression, creativity, better bone density and lower chances of cancer. There is nothing more relaxing than lying on your sunbed and enjoying the warm sun on your face.

However, the sun can be dangerous if you don't protect yourself. During summer, the sun from 12 to 3 p.m. can cause a sun- or heatstroke, so you have to be careful in order to enjoy only the benefits of the Greek sun without suffering afterwards or having to deal with skin cancer, which is caused in 90% by sun exposure. With these tips, you can take preventative measures, avoid skin cancer and generally take advantage of the sun without having to worry about anything. Prevention is always better than treatment!


1. Use sunscreen protection on your whole body of at least 15 SPF. We recommend using on your face sunscreen of at least 30 SPF.

2. Sunscreen cream must be water-resistant in order to protect you while swimming. Remember that sea water does not protect you from the sun, the UVA and UVB radiation.

3. Reapply the cream every 2 hours, especially after swimming and sweating.

4. Apply the cream 30 minutes before leaving your hotel. Thus, you have the protection needed from the first moment you go out. The sun is dangerous not only on the beach but also while walking, driving or going by the caique to the beach.

5. Don't forget your sunglasses and your hat. Especially a hat is the only way to protect yourself from a sunstroke.

6. From 12 to 3 p.m., stay on the beach under an umbrella. There are many organised beaches on the Greek islands, where you can rent a sunbed and an umbrella, but many other beaches are secluded and unorganised. Be sure you take with you an umbrella and plenty of water.

7. Babies under the age of six months should not be exposed in direct sunlight even with sunscreen protection.

8. Protect your children by letting them play in the shade wearing protective clothes. When they swim, they should use sunscreen protection of at least 30 SPF.

Where to Stay

Studio & Appartment in Kalambaka, Greece Alsos House
Alsos House
5, Kanari Str., 42200 Kalambaka, Greece

Alsos House is located in Kalambaka, offering magnificent views of Meteora. Trikala is 21 km away and Ioannina National Airport 102 km away.#

Hotel in Delphi, Greece Castri Hotel
Castri Hotel
23, Siggrou Str., 33054 Delphi, Greece

Castri Hotel is located in Delphi Village, just 1.3 km away from the Archaeological site of Delphi. Amfissa Town is a 20-minute drive away.

Hotel in Tripoli, Greece Mainalon Resort
Mainalon Resort
Areos Sq., 22100 Tripoli, Greece

Centrally located in Tripoli, Mainalon Resort is an ideal choice for both business and leisure travelers. The lively city center with many restaurants, cafes, shops can be reached within a 3-minute walk. The bus station (KTEL) is a 15-minute walk away.


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