Before the opening of the beach season, experts in various European cities conducted an examination and told about where the cleanest sea for swimming. Read on and find out where best to plan your vacation this year.
According to the European Environment Agency, the Republic of Cyprus leads the ranking in 2021. The island nation has retained the status of a favorable place for swimming. Experts noted that the water quality was recognized as “excellent” and received the highest score – “100%”.
TOP 5 countries with the cleanest sea and beaches.
• Cyprus – 100%
• Austria – 97.7%
• Greece – 97.1%
• Malta – 96.6%
• Croatia – 95.1%.
In the top ten countries for recreation, experts also included: Germany (89.9%), Italy (88.6%), Spain (88.5%), Belgium (79.7%) and France (77.5%). According to the Environmental Protection Agency, the minimum requirements for water quality are met in 93% of coastal areas in Europe.