The cleanest beaches are Greek
Posted by Greeka on 16 Jun 2010
From today, Greece can be proud that it officially has the cleanest beaches among the countries of the European Union.
According to the European Environmental Organization of the European Commission and regarding the year 2009, the coasts of Greece, Cyprus, France and Portugal completely fulfil the microbiologic criteria for safe swimming, while they are also ranked on the top of the 20,000 beaches of Europe.
In particular for Greece, scientists took into account water samples from 1,277 beaches all over the country and found that 99,8% of the samples were perfectly clean. The respective percentage is 99,1% for Cyprus, 96,4% for France and 98,6% for Portugal.