The Greek shores third worldwide in Blue Flags

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Three hundred ninety-five Greek coast and nine marinas won this year the international recognition of the Blue Flag, putting Greece in third place among 50 countries. The announcement was made ​​at a press conference held in Katerini by the Greek Society for the Protection of Nature, which is the national operator of the “Blue Flag”. “These awards are not forever,” noted the president of EEPF Nikos Peter. “At regular intervals made ​​surprise inspections, and if there is a problem, flags are lowered. In Greece every year usually lost 5-8 flags, but last year we removed a total of 38 flags. However, due to 30 new awards there was a big difference in the total number, “he explained. The founder and international coordinator of the Blue Flag program is the Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE), which is based in Denmark and has 63 member countries from all continents
Awarded since 1987 to beaches and marinas that meet strict requirements prize.Beyond the quality of bathing waters are still 32 criteria relating to cleanliness, organization, information, safety of swimmers and visitors, to protect the natural wealth of the coast and the coastal areas and environmental awareness.

The program is represented in Greece by EEPF, the oldest environmental organization nationwide in the country, founded in 1951).

The detailed list of awarded beaches and marinas is available at the

395 Greek beaches and 9 marinas

awarded the Blue Flag for 2015

EVROS[2]

Municip. Alexandroupolis

Dimotiki Plaz Alexandroupolis

Kyani Akti

RODOPI [3]

Municipality Komotinis

Arogi

Fanari/Ioulia

Mesi

XANTHI [4]

Municipality Topirou

Mangana

Municipality Avdiron

Avdira/Porto Molo

Myrodato

Mandra

KAVALA [14]

Municipality Thassou

Makryammos

Chryssi Ammoudia 2

Pefkari 2

Prinos/Dasylio 2

Municipality Nestou

Ammoglossa/Keramoti 1

Municipality Kavalas

Batis

Toska

Kalamitsa

Perigialli

Municipality Pangeou

Ammolofoi

Nea Iraklitsa

Nea Peramos

Sarakina

Ofrynio/Touzla

SERRES [1]

Municipality Amfipolis

Kyani Akti

THESSALONIKI [12]

Municipality Volvis

Serraiki Akti

Asprovalta

Paralia Vrasnon

Nea Vrasna

Porto Fino

Stavros Kentriki

Stavros Anatoliki

Stavros Dytiki

Municipality Thermaikou

Agia Triada/PIKPA

Nei Epivates

Perea

Potamos

shipwreck-beach

CHALKIDIKI [39]

Municipality Aristotelis

Ierissos/Dimotiki 1

Ierissos/Dimotiki 2

Ierissos/Dimotiki 3

Kampoudi 1

Kampoudi 2

Kampoudi 3

Ouranoupoli 1

Ouranoupoli 2

Ouranoupoli 3

Agios Pavlos

Porto Agio

Nea Roda 2

Stratoni

Kampos

Municipality Sithonias

Sarti 1

Sykia

Toroni

Nikiti 2

Platanitsi

Porto Carras 1

Porto Carras 2

Elia 2

Makria Lagada

Lagomandra

Marmaras C

Livrochio 1

Marmaras B

Armenistis

Municipality Kassandras

Kryopigi 2

Kryopigi 4

Fourka

Polichrono 3

Chanioti 1

Chanioti 3

Sani 2

Sani 3

Municipality Polygyrou

Metamorfosi

Municip. Neas Propontidas

Eleonas

Nea Potidea

PIERIA [5]

Municipality Katerinis

Olympiaki Akti

Paralia

Kallithea

Kallithea/Mediterranean Vilage

Korinos

LARISA [5]

Municip. Tempon

Nea Mesaggala 1

Nea Mesaggala 2

Nea Mesaggala 3

Municipality Agias

Agiokampos/Chrissi Akti

Stomio

MAGNISIA [16]

Municip. Notiou Piliou

Koropi/Boufa

Kala Nera

Kala Nera/Ther. Axiomatikon

Ambovos

Kalifteri

Municipality Volou

Agria/Barba Thomas

Anavros

Alykes

Amarylida

Amfanon

Chryssi Panagia

Platanidia

Nea Agchialos 2

Municipality Skiathou

Koukounaries

Maratha

Municipality Skopelou

Andrina

FTHIOTIDA [7]

Municipality Stylidas

Glyfa

Municip. Molou

– Agiou Konstantinou

Kamena Vourla/Galini

Municipality Lokron

Skala Atalantis

Livanates 1/Kiani Akti

Livanates 2/Schinias

Souvala Arkitsas

Livrichio Arkitsas

FOKIDA [8]

Municip. Doridos

Eratini

Chiliadou

Sergoula

Monastiraki

Municip. Delfon

Maiami

Trokandero / Agali

Agioi Pantes

Kalafatis

VIOTIA [2]

Municipality Distomou – Arachovas – Antikyras

Agios Isidoros

Municip. Tanagras

Plaka Dilessiou

EVIA [4]

Municipality Chalkideon

Alykes Drosias

Lefkandi

Asteria Chalkidas

Municipality Eretrias

Eretria 3

ATTIKI [13]

Municipality Marathona

Schinias/Karavi

Brexiza

Municip. Markopoulou Mesogeas

Avlaki

Municipality Saronikou

Mavro Lithari/Eden Beach

Lagonissi 1 / Grand Beach

Lagonissi 2 / Mediterraneo

Lagonissi 3 / Kochylia

Municipality Varis – Voulas – Vouliagmenis

Varkiza

Asteras Vouliagmenis

Vouliagmeni

Voula A

Municipality Aiginas

Agia Marina

Municipality Kythiron

Kakia Lagada

KORINTHIA [11]

Municip. Loutrakiou –

Agion Theodoron

Loutraki 1

Loutraki 2

Loutraki/Boutsi

Pefkakia

Municipality

Velou – Vochas

Kokkoni

Vrahati

Municipality Sikyonion

Pefkias

Municipality Xylokastrou – Evrostinis

Xylokastro/Pefkias

Melissi

Sykia

Derveni

ARGOLIDA [3]

Municipality Ermionidas

Porto Cheli/Chinitsa

Municipality Nafplieon

Karathona

Tolo

LAKONIA [12]

Municipality Monemvasias

Neapoli

Archangelos

Plytra/Pachiammos

Tigania

Monemvasia

Pori

Megali Ammos

Municip. Anatolikis Manis

Skoutari

Mavrovouni 1

Mavrovouni 2

Vathi

Gytheio 2/Selinitsa

MESSINIA [5]

Municipality Kalamatas

Mikri Mandinia

Anatol. Kalamata 1 /Anastasi

Municipality Messinis

Bouka

Municipality Trifilias

Ai Lagoudis

Kalo Nero

ILIA [8]

Municipality Pyrgou

Skafidia

Municipality Ilidas

Kourouta

Municip. Piniou

Arkoudi

Vartholomio

Glyfa

Municipality

Andravidas – Kyllinis

Kastro/Chryssi Akti 2

Loutra Kyllinis 1

Loutra Kyllinis 2

ACHAIA [5]

Municip. Dytikis Achaias

Kalogria

Lakkopetra

Municip. Egialias

Alyki

Digeliotika

Pounda

voidokilia

ETOLOAKARNANIA [1]

Municipality Nafpaktou

Psani

PREVEZA [5]

Municipality Prevezas

Kyani

Monolithi

Tsoukes

Municipality Pargas

Loutsa

Valtos

THESPROTIA [2]

Municip. Igoumenitsas

Drepano

Mega Ammos

CORFU/KERKYRA [7]

Municipality Kerkyras

Kommeno

Kontokali

Alykes Potamou

Dasia

Almyros

Canal d’Amour

Dafnila

LEFKADA [7]

Municipality Lefkadas

Agios Giannis

Lefkada/Gyra

Agios Nikitas-Pefkoulia

Kathisma 1

Porto Katsiki

Nidri

Mikros Gialos / Poros

KEFALONIA [12]

Municipality Kefalonias

Petani

Platys Gialos

Makrys Gialos

Avythos

Lourdas

Ammes

Skala

Aragia Porou

Myrtos

Xi

Agia Varvara / Katelios

Antisamos

ZAKYNTHOS [7]

Municipality Zakynthou

Alykanas 1

Alykes 1

Amboula Psarou

Tsilivi

Bouka

Amboula Tragaki

Katragaki

CHANIA [29]

Municip. Kandanou Selinou

Voulismeni

Grammeno

Pachia Ammos

Chalikia

Sougia

Municipality Kissamou

Falasarna / Pachia Ammos 1

Falasarna / Pachia Ammos 2

Kasteli / Mavros Molos-Plaka

Municipality Platania

Platanias

Platanias /Limanaki

Kolymvari

Rapaniana

Municipality Chanion

Stalos

Ag. Apostoli 1

Ag. Apostoli 2

Chrissi Akti

Agia Marina

Kalamaki

Nea Chora

Marathi

Stavros

Agios Onoufrios

Kalathas

Municipality Apokoronou

Maistrali

Kalyves Xyda

Almyrida

Kyani

Kavros

Perastikos

RETHYMNO [16]

Municipality Rethymnis

Rethymno 1

Rethymno 2

Rethymno 3

Rethymno 4 / Myssiria

Platanias Β/Rethymno 6

Adelianos Kampos A

Pigianos Kampos

Skaleta

Municip. Mylopotamou

Panormo/Limni

Lianos Kavos Lavris

Bali Varkotopos

Bali Livadi

Municip. Agiou Vassiliou

Damnoni

Plakias

Rodakino

Agia Galini/Ystero Varkotopi

IRAKLIO [17]

Municipality Maleviziou

Ellinoperamata

Fodele

Ammoudara 1

Ammoudara 4

Ammoudara 5

Municipality Chersonissou

Limenas Chersonissou 5

Agios Georgios 1

Agios Georgios 3

Anissaras

Agios Georgios 2/Panagia Rizi

Drapanos

Potamos

Potamos A

Kokkini Chani

Agia Pelagia / Menopetra

Kastri / Creta Maris

Municipality Festou

Matala

LASITHI [44]

Municip. Agiou Nikolaou

Spiliada

Poros 1

Poros 2

Elounda

Pigaidakia Eloundas

Schisma

Elounda 1

Driros

Chiona

Plaka

Chavania 2

Agios Nikolaos 1

Agios Nikolaos 2

Agios Nikolaos 3

Ammoudi

Kitroplateia

Ammos/Marina

Almyros

Ammos/Dimotiki

Pilos

Ammoudara

Voulisma

Agios Panteleimonas

Karavostasi

Chavania 1

Mirabello

Municipality Sitias

Sitia 1/Galliko

Sitia 2/Petra

Vai/Finikodasos

Kouremenos

Chiona

Kato Zakros

Vourlia

Limanaki

Analipsi

Makrygialos Langoufa

Municipality Ierapetras

Ierapetra 1 / Dimotiki

Ierapetra 2 / Dimotiki

Agia Fotia

Myrtos

Koutsounari/Agios Ioannis

Koutsounari 2

Katharades 1

Achlia Schinokapsalon

RODOS [23]

Municipality Rodou

Kiotari 3

Lardos 1

Lardos 3

Afantou 2

Kolymbia

Kolymbia A – Limanaki

Ammoudes/Faliraki

Kavourakia

Kallithea

Mandomata

Faliraki/Kastraki

Faliraki 1

Faliraki 2

Faliraki 3

Faliraki 4

Faliraki 5

Reni 1

Trianta B

Vagies / Ladiko

Faliraki /Kathara

Anatolika Enydriou

Galouni / Kokkinogia

Kremasti-Trianta

KOS [6]

Municipality Ko

Gourniatis

Troulos

Akro Chelonas

Pefkokefali/Agios Fokas

Lambi

Marmari

THIRA [3]

Municipality Thiras

Perissa

Kamari 1

Kamari 2

IOS [3]

Municipality Iiton

Ormos

Mylopotamos

Manganari

MILOS [1]

Municipality Milou

Provatas

SIFNOS [2]

Municipality Sifnou

Kamares

Platis Gialos

PAROS [5]

Municipality Parou

Logaras

Tserdakia

Pounta

Marpissa / Chrysi Akti

Livadia

myrtosAOP

NAXOS [3]

Municipality Naxou

Agia Anna

Agios Prokopios

Agios Georgios

SYROS [1]

Municip. Syrou-Ermoupolis

Galissas

MYKONOS [1]

Municipality Mykonou

Kalafatis

TINOS [1]

Municipality Tinou

Agios Fokas

ANDROS [1]

Municipality Androu

Delavogia

KEA [1]

Municipality Keas

Koundouros

SAMOS [2]

Municipality Samou

Potokaki 1

Glykoriza

CHIOS [4]

Municipality Chiou

Agia Fotini

Karfas

Dimotiki Plaz Chiou

Agia Paraskevi

LESVOS [8]

Municipality Lesvos

Tsamakia

Eftalou/Ag. Anargyri

Kagia

Anaxos

Agios Isidoros

Molyvos

Vatera

Kanoni Thermis

LIMNOS [4]

Municipality Limnou

Evgatis / Zematas

Agios Ioannis

Thanos

Platy

MARINAS

CHALKIDIKI [2]

Municipality Sithonias

Marina Porto Carras

Municipality Kassandras

Marina Sani

ATTIKI [2]

Municipality Lavreotikis

Οlympic Μarine

Municip. Paleou Falirou

Marina Flisvou

LEFKADA [1]

Municipality Lefkadas

Marina Lefkadas

CORFU/KERKYRA [1]

Municipality Kerkyras

Marina Gouvion

LASITHI [1]

Municipality Agiou Nikolaou

Marina Agiou Nikolaou

KOS [1]

Municipality Ko

Marina Ko

LEROS [1]

Municipality Lerou

Marina Lerou

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