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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.

Greek Blue Flag Beaches in World’s Top 3

Greek beaches have consecutively been listed in the top three spots of the highly coveted Blue Flags Program, the Hellenic Society for the Protection of Nature (EEPF) said on occasion of the 30th anniversary of the project.

Swimming Waters Extra Clean at 97% of Greece’s Beaches

The European Environment Agency inspected 92 percent of the country’s bathing beaches and found that Greek waters are of the highest quality for swimming, giving Greece an overall rating of 97.2 percent, placing the country fourth in Europe.

Halkidiki Beaches Take the Lead with Most Blue Flags in Greece

Fifty-two of Greece’s 430 beaches awarded for their quality are located in the Halkidiki peninsula in northern Greece, the Halkidiki Tourism Organization (HTO) said recently, demonstrating the region’s commitment to “responsible tourism”.

Greece Hoists ‘Blue Flags’ at 430 Beaches Countrywide

With 430 beaches and nine marinas, Greece clinched third spot during the 1st International "Blue Flags" Awards ceremony held in Halkidiki on Wednesday, at the Porto Carras Grand Resort.
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Report: Greek Bathing Sites Have Excellent Quality

The excellent water quality of bathing sites in Greece was confirmed in this year's annual report on bathing water quality in Europe, released recently in Brussels by the European Environment Agency.