Greece Ranks 2nd Worldwide In Blue Flag Beaches

  • by XpatAthens
  • Thursday, 16 May 2019
Greece Ranks 2nd Worldwide In Blue Flag Beaches

There are 515 Blue Flag beaches along the coasts of Greece, a remarkable number, especially considering the country's size. Greece has earned the 2nd place on the Blue Flag beach map, globally, second only to Spain. Additionally, Blue Flags were awarded to 15 boat marinas, and 4 boats of sustainable boating tourism. According to the BlueFlag program, the cleanest beaches in Greece are in Halkidiki, northern Greece, where you'll find 89 blue-flagged beaches.

Other Blue Flag Beaches in Greece are Koukounaries in Skiathos, the famous Canal d' Amour in Corfu, and Agathopes Beach in Syros. Luckily there are more than 15 awarded beaches in the Attica region such as Astir Beach Vouliagmenis, Eden Beach, and Schinias/Karavi that enable bathers to enjoy a safe swim without even having to leave the city.

The criteria for the Blue Flag accreditation are the quality and cleanliness of the beach and coast, the overall organization of the beach, the safety of visitors, the protection of nature and environmental awareness.

About The Blue Flag Program

A world-renowned eco-label trusted by millions of people around the worlds, the Blue Flag program is operated under the auspices of the Foundation for Environmental Education and is based in Copenhagen, Denmark. To qualify for this prestigious award, beaches, marinas and tour boat must meet and maintain a series of strict environmental, educational, safety-related and access-related criteria.

To discover the cleanest beaches in Greece, please visit: Blue Flag Greece