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Oil Spill: Along the Ghost Beaches of the Athens Riviera (pictures)

A really warm, sweet Sunday in September. At midday the thermometer shows 34-35 degrees Celsius. A perfect day for a swim in Athens Riviera. A perfect day for families and couples and single swimmers to go to the beach and enjoy the cooling sea. If only… As I travel on …

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UPD Health Ministry bans Swimming in along beaches of Athens Riviera due to Oil Spill

With decision of minister Andreas Xanthos, Greece’s Health Ministry forbids swimming in the following beaches in Piraeus, Athens Riviera and Salamina due to the pollution caused by the oil spill. Piraeus from the beach near the Naval Academy (Themistokleous 334) and the beach of Freatida. Beach “Votsalakia” Athens Riviera all …

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Oil Spill: To Swim or Not To Swim? Stand of Athens Riviera beaches

Shipping minister Panagiotis Kouloumblis stunned and confused residents of Athens, Piraeus and Salamina when he stated Thursday evening on Skai TV that “people can go swimming” there was no problem in Salamina. Indeed. Friday morning, some brave ones wore their bathing suits, packed their things and went for their daily …

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Huge ecological disaster after tanker sinks off Salamis island in Saronic Gulf

More than two thousand tones of fuel were poured into the sea when a tanker sank off the island of Salamis in the west of the Argo-Saronic Gulf on Sunday. An unprecedented ecological disaster with huge impact on the environment, the wildlife and the local economy. Tanker Agia Zoni II …

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Shocking data show that Drowning is summer plague No1

A 70-yeart-old British tourist died while he was swimming in Fournoti beach, west of Agia Roumeli in the southwest of the island of Crete on Tuesday morning. The man reportedly became unconscious while he was swimming. Other swimmers rushed to help him. They brought the man ashore, a private boat …

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Clean Beaches 2017 report for Athens, Attica and surrounding areas is out

The clean beaches report for summer 2017 has been released a couple of days ago. the report refs to beaches in the Attica region Several beaches one can reach with public transport means like buses and the Tram and beaches that one is better to use private vehicle as it …

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Greece ranks 2nd in World 2017 Blue Flag Beaches – Check List

Greece ranked second place in the world on the 2017 Blue Flag quality award list for beaches and marinas, among 47 countries, the Hellenic Society for the Protection of Nature (EEPF) announced earlier this week. 486 beaches across the country received the 2017 Blue Flag beaches award. Spain came in …

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Vote for ‘Athens’ as Europe’s Best Destination in 2017

Which destination will be awarded the title of Best European destination in 2017? Greek capital Athens is among twenty pre-selected incredible destinations in Europe that deserve the title Best European destination in 2017. . With lots of points of interest, from ancient Greece to a vibrant modern city, with the …

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Summer’s first Heat Wave on the way: Temperatures to reach 40C in the shadow

The first heat wave of this summer is under way, with temperatures expected to reach 36 degrees Celsius in certain areas of Greece  tomorrow Thursday, June 16th 2016, and reach even 39° – 40°C on Friday and Saturday and in some areas also Sunday and Monday.      18-19 June 2016 …

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