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Greece Takes Award for Second-Best Beaches on the Planet

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) announced on Tuesday the awards for the highest quality beaches for 2019, with Greece coming in second in the entire world, behind only the nation of Spain. Greece can now boast of having 515 total "Blue...

Outcry Over Bill Seen as Restricting Public Use of Greek Beaches

The new proposed legislation on shoreline use brought up for debate in the Greek Parliament has triggered strong reactions from environmental groups and opposition parties. Environmentalists are concerned that it may open the way for the legalization of illegal...

TripAdvisor Lists Two Greek Beaches in World’s Top 25

Greek beaches continue to amaze people from all over the world with their beauty, and the famous American travel website Tripadvisor has included two of them on their list of the World's Top 25 Beaches for this year. Their jaw-dropping natural...

Mykonos Beaches Boast the Most Extravagant Bikinis (video)

Many people flock to Greece's Mykonos for three reasons: parties, beaches and showing off bronzed bodies in extravagant bikinis. Bikini girls from all over the globe trot to this picturesque white-and-blue island sporting their best beach get-ups. For those who can...

Greek Beaches Notch Up Nearly 520 Blue-Flag Awards

Greece is the second country worldwide for its number of blue-flag beaches according to the Association for Environmental Education and the Consumer (ADEAC). Almost 520 of the country's beaches were awarded the prestigious blue-flag status. The top area in Greece, for...

19 Greek Beaches Lose Blue Flag Status

A total of 19 beaches in Greece were stripped of their blue flag status for failing to maintain the high environmental standards set by the Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE). The Blue Flag label is an international symbol of quality,...

Experts Warn that Greece’s Beaches Could Turn into a Gigantic Ashtray

Greek experts say that the pollution from cigarette butts is threatening the environment and, especially during the summer, the coastal areas where holidaymakers flock. Nearly 22 billion cigarette butts, totaling 3,500 tons, constitute the annual "footprint" of Greek smokers in...

Hoteliers in Crete Propose 10 Euro Entry Ticket for Famous Beaches

Hoteliers in the prefecture of Chania, Crete, are proposing a 10 euro entry fee for the world-renowned beaches of Balos and Elafonisi. The proposal which has been sent to the relevant local authorities in charge of the beaches says that...

Family of Hollywood Heavyweight Will Smith Goes Beach-Cleaning on Antipaxi

Photographs of the wife and daughter of Hollywood actor Will Smith helping Greek volunteers clean beaches on the island of Antipaxi went viral after they were posted by his daughter Willow on a social media site on Wednesday. Armed with...

TravelBird's List of Cheapest Beaches in the World Includes Six Popular Greek Beaches

Good news for beach-goers on vacation in Greece -- according to the online travel specialist TravelBird, Greece has some of the cheapest beaches in the world. According to TravelBird's annual Beach Price Index, six popular beaches in Greece make the...