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Greece Ranks 3rd in Europe for Excellent Bathing Water Quality

Greece is among the top three countries in Europe for the excellent quality of its bathing waters, according to the latest European Bathing Water Quality report.

Almost 200 Beaches in Attica Approved for Water Quality – List

Some 200 beaches in the Attica Region, which includes surrounding islands, have been approved for the quality of their waters.

Greece in Europe’s Top 5 for the Quality of its Bathing Waters

Greece finds itself yet again among the top 5 countries in Europe for the fine quality of its bathing waters, shows a report by the European Environment Agency (EEA).

Greece Clinches Second Place on Blue Flag Beaches 2020 List

Greece ranks second, among 47 countries, on the 2020 Blue Flag quality award list for beaches, marinas and sustainable tourism boats.

Costa Nostrum: Proposals for post-Covid-19 Operation Protocol for Greek Beaches

Costa Nostrum has announced its proposals for the establishment of a post-Covid-19 Operation Protocol for the safe operation of beaches across Greece.

EEA: Greek Beaches at the Top for Cleanliness and Quality

The majority of Greece’s swimming areas are clean and free of pollutants, according to the European Environment Agency (EEA) annual bathing water quality report.

TripAdvisor: Three Greek Beaches Among Top in Europe for 2018

Three beaches in Greece are ranked among Europe’s best for this year, according to TripAdvisor’s 2018 Travelers’ Choice Awards.

FlightNetwork Places Two Greek Beaches Among World’s 50 Best

The Greek beaches of Navagio and Elafonissi are included among the world’s 50 best beaches, according to Canadian online travel website FlightNetwork.

Greek Bathing Water Quality Top Notch, says European Environment Agency

The European Environment Agency announced that the waters at beaches across Greece meet excellent quality standards and are free from pollutants.

Porto Carras Grand Resort Collects Five Hospitality Distinctions

The Porto Carras Grand Resort in Halkidiki was honored at the Greek Hospitality Awards 2017, for its golf course, congress facilities, casinos, marina and coastal area.

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.

Businesses to Follow New Rules When Renting Space on Greek Beaches

The Greek ministries of Finance and Interior recently signed a decision that includes new rules for businesses interested in renting spaces on beaches to operate bars and cafes.

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.
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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.
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Thirteen Greek Beaches Lose Blue Flag Status

Thirteen Greek beaches have lost their coveted Blue Flags after spot checks confirmed that their coastal managers had failed to maintain standards over the summer.
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Greek Beaches On CNN’s World’s Top 100

American news network CNN included four Greek beaches - two in Crete and two in the Ionian Sea - on its recent "World's 100 Best Beaches" list.
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Greek “Blue Flag” Beaches Announced For 2013

Greece once again ranked second place on the Blue Flag quality award list among 49 countries with one beach less compared to 2012, the Hellenic Society for the Protection of Nature announced at a special event held on 26 May at Voula beach.

Greek Beaches Get Blue Flag Status For 2012

Greece once again ranked second place on the Blue Flag quality award list among 48 countries with seven beaches more compared to 2011, according to information provided recently by the Hellenic Society for the Protection of Nature.

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.

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...
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