The most eco-friendly beaches are in Greece Facts
For those who are planning to spend your vacation on some beach in the EU, it is nice to know that 92.1% of European beaches meet international environmental and health standards. 22,000 holiday destinations, including beaches, rivers and lakes, are recognized fully fit for the safe stay of tourists.
Scouts take part in a beach clean-up in north-west France. April 2008.
The leaders of the list are Cyprus, Croatia, Malta and Greece, where the water quality and purity of more than 90% of cases were with the smallest percentage of contamination. 394 beach and harbor of Greece received the "Blue Flag", which symbolizes conformity recreation program of sustainable development, including water quality, environmental education and advocacy, monitoring environmental conditions and safety. Most worthy beaches were islands of Corfu and Halkidiki.
In Spain, Italy and Portugal, 80% of water recreation areas were considered non-hazardous to the environment and confirmed the highest quality water. As for the rest in the Netherlands, Bulgaria, Latvia, Luxembourg and Belgium, the experts gave their resources as weakly meet international environmental standards. This is especially true of recreational areas within these countries. Not pleased with the cleanliness serpentine lake in London, this summer as part of the Olympic Games will be held aqueous phase Eventing, open water marathon swimming and other activities.
About French sea and river resorts that make up 16% of total water recreation areas in the European Union, we can say that only two-thirds of them can claim to be a sign of quality and safety for man and nature. In 88% of the low level of water quality and beach land areas.
In general, water resources in Europe are coming to the wrong view due to agriculture and falling into the groundwater mass treatment, experts say.