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Creta Maris Celebrates ‘Blue Flag’ Eco-label Award


15 X 10 CM 300 DPIThe Creta Maris resort in Hersonissos, Crete, on Tuesday celebrated the ‘Blue Flag’ eco-label award for its beach with an official flag-raising event.

Singled out for water quality, environmental protection and awareness, well-maintained coast and safety, the Creta Maris beach ‘Kastri’ received the Blue Flag certification for the third consecutive year.


The Blue Flag-raising event was attended by the port authority chief of Hersonissos, Vasilis Kapsis; the head of the regional branch of the Greek National Tourism Organization, Aristides Stratakis; and the local pre-school “Ta Zouzounakia”. The 26 students were given a tour around the resort’s facilities, watched an animated educational film and got informed on how they can keep the coast and the sea clean. A symbolic beach clean-up followed.


The Blue Flag distinction is awarded to over 4,000 beaches and marinas in 49 countries across Europe, South Africa, Morocco, Tunisia, New Zealand, Brazil, Canada and the Caribbean.

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The Creta Maris Beach Resort, part of the Metaxas Group, has operated since 1975 with a capacity of 680 rooms, suites and bungalows, six restaurants, seven bars, seven swimming pools, a gym, spa, children’s facilities, conference hall, and a great space for outdoor and indoor activities.

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