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“Free Beaches”: Over 400 violations in 4 days; one arrest on Τinos

One businesswoman was arrested on the island of Tinos for violating regulations on occupying public space on beaches. Raids have been carried out at beaches of Tinos since Wednesday as finance ministry inspectors continue to check the state of legality by business people who have placed sun-beds and -umbrellas across …

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Inspectors go, sunbeds return to Naxos beaches

Hardly had inspectors left the island of Naxos and the sunbeds and the umbrellas returned to the island’s beaches. Shortly after the controls carried out at the beaches about violations regarding illegal sunbeds and umbrellas , some business people put the sunbeds back in their old places again, even in …

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13 Beaches in Greece lose Blue Flag awards in July 2023

A total of 13 Greek beaches lost the Blue Flags awarded by the International Blue Flag Environmental Education, Information and Awareness Program 2023. The Blue Flags were removed because the beaches did not organize according to the criteria of the Program. It should be recalled that with 617 Blue Flag …

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43 beaches in Athens safe for swimming, 7 not; PAKOE Analysis Full List

The Center for Ecological Research (PAKOE) published on Thursday, June 1, its annual evaluation on the stand of beaches water in the southern coast of Athens and Attica. As every year, PAKOE micro-biologically analyzed samples of seawater from 50 beaches along the Athens Riviera, from Piraeus to Vouliagmeni, in south-east. …

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Fancy a day at the beach? See prices along Athens Riviera

As temperatures rise and summer will arrive -sooner or later, more and more people are rushing to the beaches for a swim and a sunbathe. But how much is does the refreshing break cost in an organized beach with sunbeds, umbrellas, snack bar and sanitary facilities? There cheap and not …

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Greece Supreme Court: Law does not recognize “private beaches”

Greece’s Supreme Court has sent a memo to prosecutors across the country informing them that “the law does not recognize private beaches.” “The law does not recognize ‘private’ beaches!” the Supreme Court memo stressed, adding that any attempt to block public access – which is protected by the Greek Constitution …

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August in Athens? Organized and free beaches for a cool swim

In Athens mid-August? Longing for a refreshing swim at a beach nearby? There are plenty of beaches along the Athens Riviera, along the whole regional unit of Attica, some of them organized and some free for all. Free beaches have no sunbeds but some like in Glyfada (Blue Flag)  and …

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12 Attica beaches unsuitable for swimming, says Greek Health Ministry

According to the Greek Health Ministry, there are 12 beaches in Athens, Piraeus and Attica unsuitable for swimming and where bathing is prohibited. The Health Ministry published on Thursday, July 28, 2022, the areas of Attica where bathing in the sea is not allowed According to the relevant decision, this …

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JellyReport: North-winds move purple jellyfish to the South (map)

Purple jellyfish has moved away from the Saronic Gulf and the beaches of Athens and Attica and the nearby islands during the week July 1-10, 2022 and it has now made its presence visible in the Cyclades islands. According to the JellyReport about the presence of jellyfish in Greece published …

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Mobile teams to administered vaccinations at beaches & squares on Crete

Mobile healthcare teams will administer vaccinations at beaches and squares on the island of Crete, Health Minister Vassilis Kikilias announced on Wednesday during his visit to Heraklio. Τhe next phase of the vaccination campaign through at-home visits, which will allow the vaccination of people who either live in remote areas …

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