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The Most Beautiful Beaches Near Athens

There is much more to Athens than the Acropolis and museums. The city and surrounding suburbs are home to beautiful beaches, and Athens happens to have the longest coastline of any European capital. Staying in Athens doesn't mean that you've...

Greek Teenager Dedicates Life to Fighting Pollution and Cleaning Beaches

Thirteen-year-old Zisis Vagousis has dedicated several years of his life to cleaning coastal beaches, with his goal being to remove harmful plastic waste from the seabed. In an interview with 104.9 FM Athens Radio, the young teenager explained the reasoning...

Athens Area Boasts 19 Blue Flag Beaches With Crystal Clear Waters

The Foundation for Environmental Education has awarded its prestigious "Blue Flag" to over 500 Greek beaches, giving the country the distinction of being ranked second out of 47 countries worldwide for its strong environmental and accessibility standards. According to the...

Greece Offers 497 Blue Flag Beaches and Pristine Swimming Waters for Summer 2020

What would the Greek Summer be without its innumerable pristine beaches and their crystal-clear, azure swimming waters? As the country opens up to tourists after the coronavirus lockdown it is worth remembering that Greece is the number two country worldwide...

Greek Beaches Second in the World, Racking Up 500 Blue Flag Awards

Greece is the number two country worldwide for the number of its Blue Flag beaches, according to the environmental group The Hellenic Society for the Protection of Nature. Almost 500 of the country’s beaches were awarded the prestigious Blue Flag status...

Beaches Set to Reopen Throughout Greece

Excited sun worshippers throughout the nation of Greece are anticipating, perhaps as they never have before, the official opening of beaches throughout the country on Saturday, May 16. On Wednesday, the government received a plan from its Committee of Scientists...