The Creta Maris Beach Resort on the island of Crete, recently held a number of environmental activities for children and adults to celebrate the “Blue Flag” quality award, which its Kastri beach received earlier this year.
Held within the framework of the “Blue Flag Mediterranean Week” initiative, celebrations included a cleanup operation on the Kastri/ Creta Maris beach, which was held with the voluntary participation of guests and employees; the resort’s environmental group“Creta Maris Green Team”; and the local pre-school “Ta Zouzounakia”.
The 40 students and the volunteers put words in to action and conveyed the message of the Mediterranean Week, “Caring for the sea that unites us!”. They also received information on how to keep the coast and sea clean and were entertained by the resort’s animation team.
Also present in the event were the head of the Regional Branch of the Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO) Aristides Stratakis; Hersonissos Deputy Mayor for Tourism Themis Mountrakis; Hersonissos’ Port Authority Chief Athanasia Perisinaki; the Commander of the Hersonissos Police Department Georgios Makrogiannakis; representatives of the Fire department of Hersonissos and the doctor of the Cretan Medicare Center Dimitris Batsis.
The Creta Maris Beach Resort is located next to Hersonissos and 24 km away from the Heraklion Airport. It includes 680 rooms, suites and bungalows; six restaurants; seven bars; seven swimming pools; a gym; the Hammam spa, the Asterias Children’s Club and spaces for outdoor and indoor activities.
The Blue Flag is a voluntary eco-label awarded to more than 4,000 beaches and marinas in 49 countries across Europe, South Africa, Morocco, Tunisia, New Zealand, Brazil, Canada and the Caribbean. It is awarded to beaches that follow strict requirements which include environmental education and information, water quality, environmental management and safety.