2 Greek Beaches Among World's Most Sustainable

  • by XpatAthens
  • Wednesday, 27 March 2024
2 Greek Beaches Among World's Most Sustainable
Seven out of the ten top sustainable beaches globally grace the shores of Europe, with two proudly located in Greece. Whether world-renowned or tucked-away gems, Greek beaches stand out for their unparalleled beauty, capturing the admiration of both international media and visitors alike.

Spanning from the Ionian and Cyclades to Crete and the Dodecanese, Greece boasts an array of beaches, inviting travelers to dip their toes into crystalline waters and unwind amidst breathtaking landscapes.

Recently, Greece celebrated a notable achievement as two of its beaches—one in the Aegean and another in the Ionian—claimed spots among the world's top 10 sustainable beaches for 2024, recognized through the esteemed Tripadvisor Travelers Choice Awards.

These accolades were based on user preferences on the popular travel platform, highlighting criteria such as serene waters, pristine sands, family-friendly amenities, cleanliness, and eco-conscious practices observed by beachside establishments. Galissas Beach in Syros and Myrtos Beach in Kefalonia stood out for their commitment to sustainability and guest satisfaction.

Travelers' growing emphasis on environmental stewardship and sustainability significantly influenced their choices for beach destinations. In fact, over half of Tripadvisor users now prioritize eco-friendliness when selecting their next travel spot, underscoring a shifting tide towards responsible tourism practices.

Collaborating with the travel sustainability firm BeCause, data from Blue Flag-certified beaches—indicative of cleanliness and safety—was utilized for the assessment, spanning from May 2023 to April 2024. These findings were complemented by positive reviews highlighting terms such as 'eco-friendly,' 'ecological tourism,' and 'clean water' over a 12-month period, providing a comprehensive overview of each beach's sustainability efforts and appeal.

Originally published in Greek on: intronews.gr