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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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Greece scraps face masks outdoors, ends night curfew

Greece’s health and civil protection authorities announced on Wednesday afternoon the scraping of obligatory face masks outdoors independently of whether people are inoculated or not, as well as the end of the night curfew currently from 1:30 until 5:00 a.m. They also announced the lifting of some other restrictions and/or …

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Blue Flag 2021 Greece: 545 beaches, 16 marinas, 6 touristic boats

Greece holds the second place in the world among 49 countries awarded with the “Blue Flag.” The country has 545 award-winning beaches, 16 marinas and six tourist boats. These awards were announced by the Hellenic Society for the Protection of Nature (EEPF), National Operator of the International Program “Blue Flag” …

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Greece Blue Flags 2020: 497 beaches, 14 marinas, 6 boats (List)

With 497 blue flags at its beaches, 14 at its marinas and 6 in sustainable tourism boats, Greece has been second among 47 countries across the world for 2020, the Hellenic Society for the Protection of Nature has announced on Thursday. The region with the most blue flags is again …

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Greeks flood the beaches amid heat wave and pandemic

Crowds of people flooded the beaches in Athens, Thessaloniki and other major urban centers as a heat wave is hitting the country with up to 40 degrees Celsius, and organized beaches were allowed to open again earlier than planned due to the soaring temperatures. Strict social distancing rules are supposed …

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Greece opens organized beaches on May 16 with strict rules

Greece’s Civil Protection announced on Wednesday that organized beaches with umbrellas and sunbeds will open again to public as of Saturday, May 16, 2020. And this is a very good decision as a heat wave is with temperature up to 38-40 degrees Celsius over the weekend. Based on the meteorological …

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Greece extends closure of shops, beaches until April 27

Authorities in Greece have extended the suspension of operation of shops and businesses but also of beaches until April 27, 2020. According to the decision published in the Official Gazette on Saturday, excluded from the suspension are e-commerce offered by the shut down facilities. The decision includes also the operation …

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Coronavirus: Greek PM shuts down organized beaches and ski resorts

It’s a fact: Greeks cannot stay indoors. Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis ordered the closure of organized beaches and ski resorts late Saturday, after hundreds of Greeks took advantage of the fair weatherand rushed for a sun bath or a swim now that cafes are closed. The preventive measure against …

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Three Greek Beaches among top 25 of TripAdvisor’s “World Best Beaches”

Three beaches in Greece are included in the list of “World’s Best Beaches” published by TripAdvisor. One of them is among the Top Ten, while the other two are still among the Top 25. The ranking is based on TripAdvisor voters. Kleftiko, Milos is in the 10th place on the …

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Jellyfish Alert: Google Map Application for Greece’s beaches

A pioneering application was created by Google: The application shows beaches in Greece where jellyfish have appeared. According to the application, jellyfish is currently in eight beaches across the country: in Avlaki beach in Porto Rafti, East Attica, in Kantare of Corinth, in Anavros, Liri and Kritharia, Magnesia, in Neoi …

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Greece ranks 2nd on global “Blue Flag” list with 515 quality beaches

Greece has ranked second among 47 countries in the Blue Flags program for 2019. The country won this year’s international quality award with 515 beaches, 15 marinas and four sustainable tourism boats. The results were announce by the Hellenic Society for the Protection of Nature (EEPF) on Tuesday. 12 percent …

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Bodies of three men found on beaches on the island of Rhodes

The bodies of three men were found on two beaches on the island of Rhodes over the weekend, the Greek Coast Guard said in a statement. The first body was found Saturday afternoon on Afantou beach on the eastern side of the island. A Turkish phone card was found in …

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Antiparos and its spectacular beauties in the heart of the Aegean (pictures)

When you reach Antiparos by boat from Paros, you see a smooth island landscape with naked  mountains in the background. You only need to take a boat for a round trip around Antiparos to discover its spectacular wild beauties. Here is KTG’s Exclusive Report about 15  Amazing Things to Do …

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