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Ouch! Sun is burning here!

Armani's footsteps on the Greeek sand

Tan : Chocolat

But A Safe, Deep Chocolat , as obvious

Foto: July 2013, Mykonos

While summer means fun in 

the sun, make sure you’re

not getting too much of a 

good thing.


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.  daylight savings time (9 a.m. to 3 p.m. standard 
time) are the most hazardous for UV exposure in Greece

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 . But all the summer period from May to late September are considered for sun exposure in Greece high risk .During the longest days of the . For Greece ,the UV rays are at most .

CDC recommends easy options for sun protection 


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 of a tan...)



  • 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. 


·  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


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. 


·  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 

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 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.


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 in Greece, the hotest. 

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


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!..


The Kiss -me -the -sun Fashion
for Greece 

Oh, really? There's a fashion trend for the Sun Protection must-dos in Greece

 Fortunately, there's help - just 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..

Scared, may be?


the New balaclava fashion for  Sun Protection, 

TREND ALREADY in China only, thankfully. more

Oh, yes! A so trendy balaclava
for more fashion in the Sun-
kissed Greece

It's a trend !

Enjoy how celebrities cover up under the Greek sun

Caution on Heat waves days