Entries by Gerry

UK beaches good, but Europe’s cleanest are in #Cyprus and Malta, survey finds

Coastal water quality around Britain remain below its best and summer floods could pour overflowing sewage into seas. The time to go swimming from British beaches was last year. The quality of bathing water around the UK coast improved markedly in 2013, after suffering a steep decline in 2012, because of the poor weather and […]

Cyprus tops list of clean bathing waters

#CYPRUS and Luxembourg were the only two EU countries to score 100 per cent in a survey of bathing waters around the bloc. “All the bathing sites in #Cyprus and Luxembourg were deemed ‘excellent’,” said a statement from the Commission. The water at Europe’s beaches, rivers and lakes was generally of high quality in 2013, […]

Petra tou Romiou, Birthplace of Aphorthie

Petra Tou Romiou or #Aphrodite’s Rock is not something to be missed. Supposed to be the birthplace of Aphrodite, Goddess of love, it is believed that she emerged from the sea at this bay. Aphrodite herself chose the famous rock to begin her life as a human. It is said that Aphrodite first travelled to […]

Cyprus Increases Blue Flag Beaches for 2014

#Cyprus has now got 58 Blue Flag beaches – up from 57 in 2013. Fifty Eight beaches in #Cyprus were awarded the Blue Flag on the basis of environmental management criteria covering sewage treatment, coastal planning and protection, bathing water quality, safety and services and environmental education. The Blue Flag is an exclusive eco-label awarded to […]

Vueling to Trial Barcelona-Larnaca Route

Low-cost carrier, Vueling, is to commence direct flights between Barcelona and Larnaca come the end of June, as a preliminary effort to ascertain whether this route will prove profitable. Tracking the performance of flights this summer, the Spanish company will thereafter decide as to whether to strengthen the service come summer 2015, IN Business reports. […]