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“MyCoast” app: 1,900 beach violations complaints

More than 1,900 complaints about beach violations have been submitted, so far, through the mobile app “MyCoast” introduced by the Greek government since late April. “MyCoast” app allows users to file complaints about tourist establishments that exceed their allotted space for umbrella seating on the beach or engage in unauthorized …

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Beach in Chania evacuated due to landslide risk after earthquake

An evacuation operation of beach “Glyka Nera” near Sfakia in the south coast of Chania Prefecture  was carried out on Tuesday morning, due to the fear of a landslide, following the strong earthquake on Sunday. Teams of the Port Authority and Police went to the beach and advised the bathers …

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Tourist dies on Thassos while waiting for an ambulance

A tourist died at a beach of the island of Thassos on Tuesday, while the only ambulance needed almost an hour to reach there. By the time it arrived, it was too late. The woman about 45-50 years old from the Czech Republic, was on vacation in the northwestern Aegean …

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Police arrest beach restaurant owners on Rhodes

Police on the southeastern Aegean island of Rhodes arrested the owners of two beach-side restaurants on Monday as part of an ongoing crackdown on rampant zoning and environmental violations across the Greek isles. The two owners, aged 49 and 72 years old, both run restaurants on Ialysos Beach, a popular …

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Dead baby found at Patras beach – Mother identified UPDs

The body of a baby was found at the Plaza beach in Agya by the city of Patras, western Greece, on Wendesday. The infant was found by a walker who immediately called the authorities. It looked as if the body was washed ashore. The baby’s age was initially estimated to …

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Greece voted Best Beach Holiday destination in 2019

Greece came first in the list of the best beach holiday destinations for 2019 in a vote of Russia’s National Geographic Traveler magazine and website. According to Greek National Tourism Organisation’s announcement, Greece Turkey, Vietnam, Cuba and Cyprus were all short-listed, but Greece won with 29 percent of the votes. …

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Greece elections: Beach vs Ballot Box may end at 2-1?

Sunday elections day: Greeks woke up early, got on their cars and drove to the nearest beaches rather to the ballot boxes.  Media report of increased traffic through the country’s highways, nevertheless, the toll-free passage on the elections day. Apparently Greeks thought “too hot to stand queue” in order to …

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The island of Serifos presents “the first smoke-free beach” in Greece

A paradise on Greece’s earth for non-smokers. The first smoke-free beach is here on the island of Serifos in the Cyclades. The pilot program starts this summer in cooperation of local authorities and the Laskaridis Foundation. This has been announced on Wednesday on the occasion of the Work Anti-Smoking day …

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