Pet-friendly Beaches in Greece Growing in Number
More and more beaches across mainland Greece and on its islands are welcoming pets, according to media reports citing a recent decision by the shipping ministry in collaboration with the tourism ministry, which designates beaches where pets are allowed to swim.
According to these reports, the two ministries are expected to present maps with these assigned areas in the coming period.
However, according to the Panhellenic Animal Welfare and Environmental Federation, it is unclear whether these decisions are legally applicable.
Beaches in Attica where pets are welcome include Vourleza in Porto Rafti, Marikes beach in Rafina and Helmi Coast in Lavrio.
According to the same reports, beaches in Loutraki, Corinth, Agioi Theodoroi, Diakopto, Mani and Kinouria, mostly near camping areas also welcome pets.
Beaches on the islands of Skopelos, Elafonissos, Agistri, Ithaki, Kythnos, Sifnos, Paros, Antiparos, Kos, Tilos, Kasos, Kimolos, Milos, Sikinos, Naxos, Koufonisia, Ikaria, Patmos, Symi and Crete, have also been referred as pet friendly.