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Thirteen Greek Beaches Lose Blue Flag Status

blue_flag_2013Thirteen Greek beaches have lost their coveted Blue Flags after spot checks confirmed that their coastal managers had failed to maintain standards over the summer.

Inspections this summer revealed that coastal managers of 13 beaches had failed to maintain the required cleanliness of the beaches and provide the necessary services to bathers.

The destination that lost the most Blue Flags for not upkeeping beaches was Corfu.

The Blue Flag award of the following coasts were revoked for 2013 and cannot be candidates for the award next year:

  • Aggelohori beach (Thermaikos Municipality, Thessaloniki)
  • Agios Ioannis Peristeron (Corfu)
  • Agios Stefanos (Corfu)
  • Avlaki (Corfu)
  • Astrakeri (Corfu)
  • Moraitika (Corfu)
  • Canal D ‘Amour (Corfu)
  • Vatera (Lesvos)
  • Agia Galini/Istero Varkotopi (Rethymno, Crete)
  • Pythagorio (Samos)
  • Potokaki 2 (Samos)
  • Agia Fotini (Chios)
  • Karfas (Chios)

A total of 393 beaches and nine marinas in Greece were honored with the quality Blue Flag award for 2013.

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