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Bluegr Hotels & Resorts Wins Three ‘Blue Flags’ for its Beaches on Crete

Three member hotels of the bluegr Hotels & Resorts group, located on Crete, have received the Blue Flag eco-label for the high-quality of their beaches.

Neptune Hotels on Kos Gets ‘Blue Flag’ for 17th Year

Neptune Hotels Resort, Convention Centre & Spa on Kos, has been awarded with the “Blue Flag” eco-label for the 17th consecutive year.

Greece Aiming for More Blue Flag Awards in 2019

Greece is aiming to increase the number of beaches awarded the special Blue Flag eco-label that certifies quality, safety, environmental education and information.

Mykonos’ Aphrodite Resort Celebrates Another Blue Flag Win for Kalafatis Beach

The Kalafatis beach of the Aphrodite Beach Resort on the Greek island of Mykonos has once again received the Blue Flag eco-label.

Crete’s Minos Beach Hotel Celebrates 25 Years of Blue Flags

The Minos Beach Art Hotel on Crete is celebrating 25 years of Blue Flag awards, as its beach has once again received the quality eco-label.

Creta Maris’ Kastri Beach Once Again Celebrates Blue Flag

The Creta Maris Beach Resort on Crete, recently held a number of environmental activities to celebrate the “Blue Flag” quality award, which its Kastri beach received earlier this year.

Porto Carras Receives Three ‘Blue Flags’ for Beaches and Marina

The Porto Carras Grand Resort in Halkidiki has received three Blue Flag quality awards for its marina and beaches Kochi and Sithonia.

Halkidiki’s Beaches Top the List of ‘Blue Flags’ in Greece

The Halkidiki peninsula is once again on top of the "Blue Flags" list for 2017 in Greece, with 71 of its beaches awarded.

Porto Carras Grand Resort Scoops Up Two Environmental Awards

Once again recognized for its environmental-oriented accomplishments, the Porto Carras Grand Resort in Halkidiki won two distinctions at the Environmental Awards 2015 that took place recently in Athens.

Blue Flags Removed From 38 Beaches In Greece

Thirty-eight Greek beaches, winners of the "Blue Flag" international program for environmental education, information and awareness, were recently dropped from the 2014 list and lost their award.
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Kefalogianni To Sign “Green” Cooperation Protocol To Increase Blue Flag Beaches In Greece

The Greek Tourism Ministry will sign a cooperation protocol to increase the number of Greek Blue Flag coasts, improve the level of offered services at Greek beaches and attract more hotels to join the "Greek Key" program.

Cooperation Essential For Sustainable Tourism In Greece

The need to improve the environmental footprint of Greek tourism destinations through the closer cooperation of the country’s public and private organizations was called for by major tour operators at the first Conference on Green Tourism in Greece held in Stockholm, Sweden, on...

Greek Blue Flag Beaches Announced

Greece this year was awarded blue flags for 425 beaches and eight marinas, according to a recent announcement by the Hellenic Society for the Protection of Nature. Last year 430 Greek beaches were awarded blue flags.

ABTA Says Greece Not Only “Sea and Sun”

Tour operators have improved holiday offers to Greece and promote a wide variety of packages such as adventure travel, spa, island tours, city breaks and wedding packages to show that there is much more to Greece than just beaches, according to this year's "2009 Travel Trends...

Greek Beaches Stripped of Blue Flags

Fourteen Greek coasts, winners of the 'Blue Flags' international program for environmental education, information and awareness were recently dropped from the 2008 list and lost their award.

Another Record Year for Blue Flags

This year 404 Greek beaches received Blue Flags, compared with 383 last year, placing Greece in second place among the 40 countries participating in the program. A total of 2,549 beaches around the world received Blue Flags, which means that for every six beaches Greece has one...

Yet Another Record Blue Flag Year for Greece

If the country's beach environment was part of this year's Olympic Games, Greece would pick up the Silver medal this year. Beach properties in the country were awarded a record 378 Blue Flags, against 373 last year, and seven of its marinas now fly the coveted award (five last...

Another Record Year for Blue Flag Awards

Two recent very notable announcements allow Greece to boast as perhaps being the country with the world's best and cleanest swimming waters in the world. It began last month when the country was awarded a record 373 Blue Flags this year for its clean beaches and safe swimming...

Greece Again Earns 327 “European Blue Flag” Awards

Greece proves once again that its beaches and bathing waters are among the best in Europe. Like last year, the country was awarded 327 “European Blue Flags” for its clean, environmentally rich beaches from the Foundation for Environmental Education in Europe.