Greece in EU’s top three for excellent bathing waters

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Greece ranks third only behind Austria and Malta for the quality of its bathing waters in the latest relevant European Union report, published on Tuesday.

According to the report by the European Environment Agency, 95.8% of Greece’s waters are of excellent quality for swimming, with landlocked Austria scoring 97.7% thanks to its pristine lakes and the Mediterranean island nation of Malta scoring 96.6%.

In the category of countries with a rating of over 90%, Croatia came in fourth place, followed by Cyprus, Denmark and Germany.

The lowest ratings went to Poland (44.5%), Slovakia (50%) and Hungary (60.2%).

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