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AKS Hinitsa Bay Beach Celebrates 19th Year of Blue Flag Status

Photo source: AKS Hinitsa Bay

Photo source: AKS Hinitsa Bay

The beach of the AKS Hinitsa Bay hotel in Porto Heli has once again been awarded for its quality, cleanliness and safety and is included on Greece’s Blue Flag award list for 2021.

The iconic Blue Flag is a world-renowned voluntary eco-label, awarded to beaches, marinas, and sustainable boating tourism operators among 49 countries. The program is operated under the auspices of the Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE) and is headquartered in Copenhagen, Denmark. In Greece, the program’s coordinator is the the Hellenic Society for the Protection of Nature (EEPF) .

This is the 19th consecutive year that the beach of the AKS Hinitsa Bay has been awarded with the “Blue Flag” eco-label.

“AKS Hinitsa Bay’s primary goal is the provision of refined quality services while always prioritizing the security of our guests,” the hotel’s management says in an announcement.

Blue Flag certification has very strict criteria with respect to environmental education and awareness, noting the quality of waters, environmental management, safety issues, lifeguard and first aid services and infrastructure.

“Granting the Blue Flag to our beach rewards our efforts and honors us – especially since Hinitsa Beach is one of five other beaches in the Argolida region,” says management.

Photo source: AKS Hinitsa Bay

Photo source: AKS Hinitsa Bay

A total of 530 beaches, 16 marinas and six sustainable tourism boats in Greece currently have the quality Blue Flag award for 2021.

“Considering the increasing need to protect the environment and respect nature, we are proud we can partake in this collective effort which we hope will gain momentum in the future,” the AKS Hinitsa Bay hotel adds.

The AKS Hinitsa Bay is located in one of the most picturesque areas of the Peloponnese overlooking the island of Spetses. It is accessible by car or hydrofoil in 2 ½ hours from Athens.

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Nikos is Greek-American born in New York, USA, and has lived in Greece for over 30 years. He is the managing editor of Greece's leading monthly travel and tourism guide, the Greek Travel Pages (GTP) since June 2008 and of news site GTP Headlines since its launch in September 2012. Nikos has also served as international press officer for the City of Athens and for the mayor. He has a degree in Mass Media and Communications, specializing in Journalism. Nikos is a native English speaker and speaks Greek fluently.

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