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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.

Eight Greek Beaches Lose 2018 ‘Blue Flag’ Award

The Hellenic Society for the Protection of Nature (EEPF) announced that eight beaches in Greece were dropped from the 2018 "Blue Flag" quality award list.

Beaches on Zakynthos, Kefalonia and Santorini Lose ‘Blue Flag’ Status

Thirty-eight of Greece's beaches, located on some of the country's most popular destinations, have lost their coveted Blue Flags and were dropped from the 2018 list.

Blue Flags Removed from 19 Greek Beaches

Nineteen Greek beaches that had been honored with the quality “Blue Flag” award in May were recently dropped from the 2017 list.

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.

Creta Maris Resort’s ‘Green Team’ Takes Environmental Action

Within the framework of its environmental program, the Creta Maris Beach Resort held its "Annual Beach Cleaning" activity with the participation of employees and visitors.

Athens Hotel Association Signs Agreement to Promote Sustainable Tourism Practices

The Athens - Attica & Argosaronic Hotel Association and the Hellenic Society for the Protection of Nature (EEPF) have signed a cooperation agreement to promote Greece's natural wealth and sustainable practices in tourism.

Greece Slips to Third in the World on ‘Blue Flag’ Beaches List

Greece this year slipped one place to third spot on the Blue Flag quality award list after Spain and Turkey. In total, 395 beaches and 9 marinas in Greece have received the prestigious "Blue Flag" recognition.

Over 400 Greek Beaches Receive “Blue Flag” Status For 2014

The Greek beaches that have been honored with the 2014 Blue Flag quality award were announced on 7 May by the Hellenic Society for the Protection of Nature.

Blue Flags For 421 Greek Beaches

Greece once again ranked second place on the Blue Flag quality award list among 41 countries, according to the Hellenic Society for the Protection of Nature. Spain is in first place.

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.

Blue Flags Awarded to Greek Beaches and Marinas

The Hellenic Society for the Protection of Nature last month announced the names of Greek beaches and marinas awarded with the Blue Flag 2007. In 2006, 411 beaches and five marinas were awarded.

Another Record Year for Blue Flags on Greek Beaches

Greece's tourism industry received another welcome boost last month when the Hellenic Society for the Protection of Nature announced that 383 of the country's beaches - five more than last year - received the coveted European Union's "Blue Flag" for clean, well-organized beaches....

Some Greek Beaches Lose Prized Blue Flag Designation

After summer inspections of a good portion of the 351 Greek beach properties awarded the prestigious 2001 Blue Flag designation, 23 beaches were stripped of their award. The inspectors came from the head organization, the Foundation for Environmental Education in Europe, and the...

Blue Flag Program Gets Private Sponsor

Two major developments this year places Greece's Blue Flag program on a much higher level than ever before.

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.