Water Quality of Greek Beaches: Find out Which are Unsuitable


A report by the Panhellenic Center of Environmental Studies (PCES) found that just 96 of the 153 most popular beaches of Attica and other surrounding regions were suitable for swimming, whereas studies on the quality of water found that 57 were “extremely dangerous” for human health. The study took place at popular beaches of Attica, the island of Evia, Loutraki, Corinth, Lavrio, etc.

Samples were collected from these beaches using sterilized bottles that were opened in the sea and sealed once water was collected. These were then transported to certified and collaborative university labs. Water was analyzed and results ready in six hours.


For the first time, scientists, biologists and other researchers will continue gathering water samples at popular island beaches until July 15. Results on water quality will be gradually published until July 25.

Unsuitable beaches

Avlida Lighthouse

Avlida, end of beach

Dilesi beach, all of it from start to end

Halkoutsi, 200m after the children’s playground

Halkoutsi, 200 meters after the Evian gulf sea center

Halkoutsi, 200 meters after the tavern at Ippokratous Street

High school of Skala, Oropos

Atlantis Club

Municipal Conservatory of Oropos

Oropos Beach

Tavern – O Faros (Lighthouse)

Before the Lighthouse, Oropos

Baglaras Tavern

Building with Fountain

Buiding Pefki

Cine Vlastos Beach

Island Group Building

Galini Building

Akti Themistokleous, Saronic Gulf

Freattyda, Naval Academy

Votsalakia Beach, in front of the stadium

Kastella Sailing Club

Flisvos, across from Flisvos cafeteria

Agios Kosmas

Start of Glyfada Beach, across from the hotel

Viva Mare Cafe, Municipality of Voula

Start of Vouliagmeni, Finikes

Vouliagmeni 200 meters, after Kohylakia

Asteras Vouliagmenis A and B

Okeanida, Vouliagmeni

Haagen Daz Varkiza

EOT Varkiza

Varkiza, Flower show

Start of Varkiza Beach

Schinias end

Marathon Tavern

Nea Makri Fish Tavern Trata

Nea Makri end

Rafina B Right, 500 meters from the port

Loutsa Cafe

Porto Rafti before the port

Lavrio Electricity Company



Elefsina Port Kalelopoulou Street

Elefsina, 500 meters after TNTC

Loutropyrgos Hotel Akti

Neraki, beneath Softex

Nea Peramos, 50 meters after the Shooting School

End of Kinetta

Motor Oil Port