Three organized beaches in Athens Riviera will open to the public free of charge over the upcoming hottest days of this year, Saturday until Monday, July 31- 2 August 2021.
The beaches Akti Vouliagmenis, Astir Beach in Vouliagmeni and Voula Beach A will be waived over the weekend, to help the public cool off during one of the worst heatwaves recorded in decades.
The move is initiated by the Public Properties Company (ETAD).
ETAD said that it came to agreement with the managers of the beaches along the western Attica shorefront to waive tickets for Saturday through Monday, July 31-August 2, 2021.
Akti Vouliagmenis beach, managed by ETAD, will remain open from 08:00 to 21:00 on the three days.
All health protocols must be observed, including a maximum of 2,000 people at that particular beach.
There is advice that citizens contact the three beaches to ask about any particular instructions.
Meteorologists have forecast a heatwave prolonged until August 6 with temperatures to reach up to 46 degrees Celsius.
It it ne of the worst n the last decades.
It is absolutely absurd that people have to pay to go to a beach anywhere in the world. It should be free for all people to enjoy.
I wonder if any of the beach bars and restaurants here have ever travelled to places like Phuket to see how a beach bar should really be operated. Thailand a so called developing country but I think it is Greece that owns that right.