Beach Nourishment in Loutra and Panagiouda Sites – Mytilene Island
In the greater area of Mytilene Town, there are a lot of locations with significant touristic importance. Haramida beach, for example, in small distance from the south part of town, is surrounded by rocky headlands and it is considered a very beautiful and graphical landscape. On the other side of the town, Panagiouda village, along the northern coastline, is famous for its restaurants and cafes while, the rare pine tree forest of Kalamiari is located really close by.
The beaches that are formed along the coastal front of these areas, present a lack of sediment. On the view to their emergence and as an action to support the local economy, it was decided that they should be "nourished" with sand and protected from the waves. Considering all the above, the former Municipality of Mytilene assigned, in 2008, consultant engineer Constantinos Yamin, the design of beach nourishment and protection works in Loutra and Panagiouda (beaches of Haramida, Κalamiaris and Lemvourgio). The study implemented the respective proposals of a research project conducted by the University of Aegean Sea. CNWAY participated in the final design of the works and the study was successfully completed in 2010.
• Construction cost: 2,386,000€
• Haramida Beach: Submerged detached breakwater 220m long, in parallel and in distance of 120 to 140m from the coastline. Beach nourishment with sand for a length of 200 meters, in the “shadow” of the breakwater
• Lemvourgio Panagiouda Beach: Submerged detached breakwater 115m long, in parallel and at a distance of 70 to 80m from the coastline. Two vertical groins of total length of 80m. Beach nourishment with sand for a length of 80m, in between the groins
• Kalamiari Panagiouda Beach: Submerged detached breakwater 200m in parallel and at a distance of 70 to 80m from the coastline. Beach nourishment with sand for a length of 222 meters, in the “shadow” of the breakwater