Climate change threatens Cretan beaches
Climate change is threatening idyllic Greek beaches and tourist locations like Crete and the Dodecanese will be worst hit, a report commissioned by the Bank of Greece shows.
The report, which is authored by some of Greece’s most prominent environmental researchers, reveals that the rising temperatures will change the country’s landscape and lead to the loss of €12.5bn of tourist incomes.
According to Franfurter Rundschau, which features the report, of the 16,000km of Greek coastlines only 2,400 will remain during the last three decades of the century, as rising water levels will flood many areas.
The report also shows that in 2100, Greek proprietors will have lost land valued at 44bn.