Greece has more than 16,000 kilometers (9,320 miles) of coastline, 200,000 beaches, 6,000 islands (and islets). Greece’s coastline is by far the longest coastline in the Mediterranean sea, and the tenth longest in the world. The deepest point in the Mediterranean Sea is called the “Calypso Deep”, it is located in the Ionian Sea in Greece, and is 5,267 meters deep (17,280 feet).
The quality of coastal bathing waters in Greece is systematically monitored since 1988 (according to Directive 76/160/EEC), and since then Greece has been receiving excellent reports on it’s bathing water sites, with more than 95% of them meeting the most stringent guide values (excellent quality). According to the 2012…