Does Greece have mosquitoes?

Generally speaking, there are mosquitos in Greece. The good thing is that they aren’t everywhere. Expect to get bitten more times if you are next to a river, a stream or a swamp… They tend to be present at places with water.

How do you keep mosquitoes from biting you in Greece?


  1. Wear light-coloured, finely woven clothing.
  2. Cover up your skin with clothing.
  3. Remove and avoid places with stagnant water.
  4. Sleep under a good quality mosquito net.
  5. Apply Anti-Insect DEET or Anti-Insect Natural to your skin.

What insects bite in Greece?

Sand Flies or Sand Fly are also known as Sand Gnat, Sandflea, No-See-Um, Granny Nipper, Chitra, Punky, Biting Midges or Marumakshika. Their most important ability is to bite and suck blood. You might want to compare it to a mosquito.

Can you get malaria from mosquitoes in Greece?

Malaria is transmitted by the night-time – dusk to dawn – biting female Anopheles mosquito. Risk is absent in most of the country; risk exists only in specified areas: Locally acquired cases of malaria (P.

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How big are mosquitoes in Greece?

Mosquitoes are thin, elongated insects with two wings, usually 6 to 12 millimeters in size. Males and females have both antennas or trunks, which are three to four times as long as the head.

Which Greek Island has the least mosquitoes?

There are some that, although they don’t smell like an expensive perfume, they don’t stink at all. As they have wings they are all over, but my experience is that Santorini has the fewest mozzies of any place Ive been to in Greece, presumably because its so dry.

Are Bed Bugs in Greece?

Bed bugs are not common in Greece, except some very very low level places.

Are there poisonous spiders in Greece?

Luckily for arachnophobes, there are no dangerous spiders in Greece. Yes, there is still an abundance of creepy-crawlies in Greece, and that includes spiders, but they mostly reside in Greece’s expansive forests and wooded areas. And, luckily, none of their spiders are venomous or dangerous to humans.

Are there mosquitoes in Rhodes Greece?

Like any Island with warm weather, Mosquitoes thrive particularly in the first and last months of the summer season. In July and August when even the nights can be in the 30’s, the fresh water mozzies need to breed is minimal, so numbers are low.

Are there mosquitoes in Corfu?

Have booked a holiday to Corfu for end of September beginning October. Have read there are lots of mozzies in Corfu. I was bitten alive in Spain last year, 70 bites!

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Do mosquitos in Greece carry disease?

In Greece there are some mosquito species that can transmit certain diseases, if infected: West Nile virus, which is transmitted through the “house” common mosquitoes, is considered established in our country, and cases are recorded almost annually during the transmission season.

Are there scorpions in Greece?

There are scorpions throughout Greece, including Athens. … Generally, scorpion stings are only life-threatening for those who are highly allergic. If you are stung by a scorpion: Don’t panic.

Is there a high risk of malaria in Greece?

The NPHO, based on the surveillance data available until now and the implemented prevention measures in the areas where locally acquired/ introduced malaria cases have been reported, maintains that the risk to travelers for malaria infection in Greece is very low.

What is the best mosquito repellent for Greece?

In villages across the country, yiayias (grandmothers) will tell you to put a few drops of essential oil of lavender or citronella, or both, in a spray bottle with some olive oil and water, shake it up, and spray. This natural remedy will help deter mosquitoes from biting you.

Do I need bug spray in Greece?

It’s so nice outside that windows and doors are open constantly so you can never escape the mosquitoes. Pack some bug spray and you’ll be good to go! Avoiding the constant itching will make your time in Greece even more amazing.

Are there mosquitos on Paros?

We were never bothered with mosquitos on any island in the Cyclades except for Anti-Paros where we found many. The “stagnant water” on Antiparos is actually protected wetlands, of which there are 8 on Paros and Antiparos. There are similar areas on Naxos and at Aegiali on Amorgos.

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