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In the East side of the tourist region of Limassol, between the five star luxurious hotels of LE MERIDIEN and ST. RAPHAEL, it is found the unique beautiful beach "AORATOI", that belongs to the community of Pyrgos Limassol.

The beach is extended over a length of 1000 meters and has a sandy beach of 30 meters. The blue spotless sea has at its bigger part sandy bottom.

The beach is cleaned daily with a special machine and at its utmost, baskets have been placed. Particular attention is given not to destroy the "lily of the sand", that flourishes in the sand of the beach, neither the wild vegetation near the beach.

From June 1997 the Community Council of Pyrgos, has an employee during the summer months, in order to monitor for the cleanness of the beach and also for the renting of umbrellas and beds to the local and foreigner bathers.

Since 1998 the community follows all the directives on the acquisition of the Blue Flag. Except from all the other, there is cleaning of the beach by the students of the public school in order to culture the environmental conscience.

It is also shortly programmed, the manufacture of pavement over the length of the beach, public WC and showers.

The Blue Flag is granted to beaches that obey to some criteria, which include:

  1. The quality of marine water, based on a relative directive of the European Union.
  2. Environmental education and information.
  3. Organization of the beach and safety of bathers.

The Blue Flag is considered as a European symbol for the environment and constitutes a motive, for the local boards and the private sector, for taking measures for the continuous improvement of the offered services at the beaches, based on the above criteria.