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WWF Greece: Culprits Behind Salamina Oil Spill Still Unpunished

The culprits behind a massive oil spill off the coast of Salamina, near Athens, caused by a sunken tanker two years ago, have still not faced any penalties, according to WWF Greece.

Ministry Lifts Swimming Ban Along Attica Coast After Oil Spill

Beaches along the Attica coastline are once again open to the public following a swimming ban due to a massive oil spill near Salamina island.

WWF Greece Issues Impact Study of Agia Zoni II Oil Spill, Calls for Sanctions

WWF Greece has released a report on the impact of the oil spill that affected Salamina and the Saronic Gulf coastline, after the Greek-flagged Agia Zoni II sank in September.

Agia Zoni II Ship Raised, Investigation Continues

The Greek-flagged Agia Zoni II which sank off Salamina in September and polluted the Attica coastline, was raised to be hauled to the Salamina shipyard.

WWF Urges Sustainable Practices for a Mediterranean Sea of the Future

The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) is urging officials to focus on six strategic priorities in order to achieve a sustainable economic model in the Mediterranean.

Greek Tourism Professionals Urge Fewer Words, More Action Over Oil Spill

Tourism professionals are calling for the quickest possible cleanup of the Saronic Gulf area, which was recently polluted with tons of fuel oil.

Piraeus Mayor to File Lawsuit Over Oil Spill Damage

Piraeus Mayor Yannis Moralis said the municipality will take legal action against all parties responsible for the oil spill off the coast of Salamina.

Rotterdam Officials Assess Oil Spill Damage on Saronic Gulf

A team of city officials and experts from Rotterdam recently arrived in Athens to assess the damage caused by the oil spill in the Saronic Gulf.

Experts Warn Against Swimming, Fishing Along Athens Riviera Due to Oil Spill

The beaches of Salamina, Faliro, Alimos, Hellenikon and Glyfada are off limits due to the oil spill in the Saronic Gulf.

Salamina Oil Spill Drifting Along Coast Amid Accusations

A massive oil spill off the coast of Salamina from a sunken tanker has expanded along the Saronic Gulf to Piraeus drifting as far as Glyfada.

European Capital of Culture 2021: 14 Cities in Greece Running for the Title

Corfu, Delphi, Eleusina, Ioannina, Kalamata, Larissa, Lesvos, Messolonghi, Piraeus, Rhodes, Salamina, Samos, Tripoli and Volos are candidate cities for the title of European Capital of Culture in 2021.

Poros: One Destination, Many Options!

At about one hour away from the port of Piraeus and equally accessible by land, Poros, part of the Saronic Gulf islands along with Salamina, Aegina, Agistri, Hydra and Spetses, is an idyllic weekend destination for Greeks and visitors alike.

Aegina: Away From Athens But So Close!

Aegina, an island in the middle of the Saronic Gulf and in the vicinity of Salamina, Agistri, Poros, Methana, and, further out, Hydra and Spetses, is the second closest island to Athens.