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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 will take ‘ages’ to reach be public transport.

The Clean Beaches report is based on sea water analyses conducted by the Laboratories of the National Ecological Research Center PAKOEE.

The analyses are normally conducted in May and June.

The report presents the clean [right blue sign] beaches and those the PAKOEE regards as unsuitable for swimming [red sign] due to high concentration of dangerous human substances.

the application Clean Beaches. gr normally has also a version in English (en/cleanbeaches.gr) but this summer 2017, the English version is not complete yet as the report was published just a few days ago.

According to this year report, unfortunately the beaches at Palaio Faliro, with easy and relative quick access with the Tram have been declared as ‘unsuitable’ for swimming.

One beach declared as clean is a really tiny beach at Floisvos, with people walking over your head, so to say. I wouldn’t recommend to go there for a swim.

The next best clean beach you can reach with the Tram is at Glyfada, the beach Glyfada A’, which is the first beach coming from Athens, in front of Poseidon hotel.

You will find more clean beaches also at the end station of Tram in Voula.

The beaches have no entrance, occasionally you can find some sunbeds and umbrellas. It all depend on the municipalities.

The visualization of the map is on CleanBeaches.gr. The website notes that

“Due to limited accuracy of the PA.KOE survey maps the actual sampling spots may diverge from their visualization signs.

Each measurement comes with specific reference to the review commission, a link to the commission website, sampling date and the relevant form.”

By clicking on the beach signs you can see the measurements and analysis reports.

Would you swim in a beach with Red Sign?

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For Clean Beaches application in English click here.

Enjoy the sea fun!

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