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BLUE FLAGS
blue_flagBlue Flag 2017 - Awarded
486 
beaches and 10 marinas
 
 
 
 

 

 

 
The program "Blue Flag"

The "Blue Flag" is an international symbol of quality, considered the most famous symbol in the environmental world. Awarded internationally since 1987, to beaches and marinas that meet the stringent requirements of. There are enough beaches to have the desired, excellent bathing water quality. It should also be kept and the remaining 31 strict criteria relating to cleanliness, organization, information, safety of bathers and visitors, protect the natural wealth of the coast and the coastal area, while environmental awareness.Large travel agencies abroad pay particular attention to the "Blue Flag" when choosing their destinations offered their clients, insisting on good services offered on the coast, but also to protect the environment. Know this and count all coastal managers, Municipalities, Hotels and Camping, participating in the program voluntarily.

Founder and International Coordinator of the Program is the Foundation FEE (Foundation for Environmental Education), based in Denmark, with 63 member countries from all continents.

Represented in Greece by the Greek Society for the Protection of Nature (HSPN), the oldest nation-wide environmental organization in the country (1951), active in environmental interventions, actions and programs of nature protection, environmental education with 5 longitudinal programs approved by the Ministry of Education, Lifelong Learning and Religious and general information and awareness. As a representative of FEE, the HSPN is the National Operator of the "Blue Flag" from 1992.

The EGY created and operated since 2011, "Identity Register Coastal Swimming" which is an obligation of our country by Community legislation, following the coast to systematically collect a significant number of bathers, are aesthetic and environmental interest or are particularly severe environmental pressures. She conducts sampling annually audit the quality of bathing waters, combined in the Registry in the state of the coast and gives the official designation of national waters nationwide. Registry data are sent each year in the European Union.

The HSPN working with the ministry and especially make use of more formal, disclosed the results of sampling for the involvement of coastal zone management program in the "Blue Flag".

Note that the performance of the Blue Flag, at a coast, a prerequisite is the quality of water in it, according to the official description above, is excellent. No other grading of the quality, even good, is not acceptable for the Program.

Finally, the ministry, through EGY participates with representatives of the National Jury (EEK) of the "Blue Flag".

The CEC also participates actively by the Central Union of Municipalities of Greece (KEDE) that the institution supports and encourages local authorities in respect of the application of the criteria.
In addition to the above, the CEC and is composed of representatives from the following institutions: Ministry of Interior, Ministry of Health and Social Solidarity, Ministry of Citizen Protection, Ministry of Development, Competitiveness and Shipping, Ministry of Culture and Tourism, EOT, Hellenic Red Cross, NGO Archelon, Volunteers Inspector beaches and marinas.
The members of the CEC consider in detail the annual award nominations for beaches and marinas that make them the National Operator, having checked the completeness of the applications submitted. Opt for the beaches and marinas that they comply with the requirements of the program and promoting its report, through the HSPN, the International Jury (ECJ), which alone decides on the awards around the world.

DEC representatives in the Programme United Nations Environment (UNEP), World Tourism Organization (WTO), World Federation Lifeguard (ILSE), the Environment Committee of the European Parliament, the European Union for the Protection of the Coasts (EUCC) and Board of FEE.

The procedures of the Program

The coastline that wishes to receive the award "Blue Flag", it must meet all of its required criteria. For the coast there are 32 strict criteria and marinas 22. Inspectors HSPN and FEE control in the summer time the compliance criteria of the program, noting the National Operator problems and omissions that may lead to temporary or permanent lowering of the "Blue Flag" and withdrawal of the coast or from the international marina and Greek website.The evaluations of inspectors are taken seriously by the National Jury, when, after the end of the summer, examines and evaluates candidate beaches and marinas for next year.

The beach or marina that has rewarded last summer with the Blue Flag for its compliance with the criteria of the program has the potential to be nominated for an award next year, if they prove that the Jury is still really worth it.

Criteria of the International Programme are summarized in the following four categories:

A. Clean sea and coast

Quality of bathing water, as confirmed by random checks as defined by European legislation. The results of the analyzes are shown on the website: http://www.e-per.gr the ministry.
No discharge in industrial and municipal wastewater without proper treatment.
Adequate waste bins, which must be emptied regularly and recycle.
Continuous, periodic cleaning of the beach of trash, cigarette butts etc.
North Coast Tour

Ongoing public information on bathing water quality, by posting the results of microbiological analyzes on the bulletin board of the coast.
Action plans to address any accidental marine pollution, with immediate notification of the public.
Ban on movement of vehicles and motorbikes on the coast.
Prohibition of free camping.
Adequate sanitary facilities with controlled sewerage systems.
C. Safety of visitors

Trained, qualified lifeguards on duty, in accordance with the Ministry of Citizen Protection, or direct access to emergency phone, emergency supplies and first aid.
Accessibility and services for people with special needs (SEN).
D. Protection of nature and environmental awareness

Printed information and guidance behavior on the coast, and areas with sensitive natural environment, flora and fauna in the coastal area.
Reference to the organization's activities manager coast, to confirm and implement its interest in the natural environment of the coast and the need to protect.
Perform specific actions of environmental education for visitors, especially for children.
 
 
Award winning beaches

EVROS [2]

Municip. Alexandroupolis

Dimotiki Plaz Alexandroupolis

Kyani Akti

RODOPI [4]

Municipality Komotinis

Arogi

Fanari/Ioulia

Fanari/Camping

Mesi

XANTHI [5]

Municipality Topirou

Mangana

Erasmio

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

Ammolofi

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

CHALKIDIKI [52]

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

Gerakini

Municip. Neas Propontidas

Eleonas

Nea Potidea

Sozopoli/Vergia

Geoponika/Mykoniatika

Nea Kallikratia

Nea Heraklia

Agios Mamas

Flogita

Portaria

Dionysiou

Nea Plagia

Triglia

Nea Potidea Propontidas

Nea Moudania

PIERIA [10]

Municipality Katerinis

Olympiaki Akti

Paralia

Kallithea

Kallithea/Mediterranean Vilage

Korinos

Peristasi

Municipality Diou-Olympou

Leptokarya 1

Neoi Poroi

Platamonas 1

Skotina

LARISA [5]

Municip. Tempon

Nea Mesaggala 1

Nea Mesaggala 2

Nea Mesaggala 3

Municipality Agias

Agiokampos/Chrissi Akti

Stomio

MAGNISIA [12]

Municipality Volou

Agria/Barba Thomas

Anavros

Alykes

Amarylida

Amfanon

Chryssi Panagia

Platanidia

Nea Agchialos 2

Karnagio

Municipality Skiathou

Koukounaries

Maratha

Municipality Skopelou

Andrina

FTHIOTIDA [3]

Municipality Stylidas

Glyfa

Municip. Molou-Agiou Konstantinou

Kamena Vourla/Galini

Municipality Lokron

Skala Atalantis

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 [3]

Municipality Chalkideon

Alykes Drosias

Lefkandi

Asteria Chalkidas

ATTIKI [13]

Municipality Marathona

Schinias/Karavi

Municip. Markopoulou Mesogeas

Avlaki

Municipality Saronikou

Mavro Lithari/Eden Beach

Lagonissi 1/Grand Beach

Lagonissi 2/Mediterraneo

Municipality Varis - Voulas - Vouliagmenis

Varkiza

Asteras Vouliagmenis

Vouliagmeni

Voula A

Municipality Aiginas

Agia Marina

Municipality Porou

Askeli

Municipality Kythiron

Kakia Lagada

Kapsali

KORINTHIA [7]

Municip. Loutrakiou-Agion Theodoron

Loutraki 1

Loutraki 2

Loutraki/Boutsi

Pefkakia

Municipality

Velou - Vochas

Vrahati

Municipality Sikyonion

Pefkias

Municipality Xylokastrou - Evrostinis

Xylokastro/Pefkias

ARGOLIDA [3]

Municipality Ermionidas

Porto Cheli/Chinitsa

Municipality Nafplieon

Karathona

Tolo

ARKADIA [1]

Municip. Vorias Kynourias

Kallisto

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

Anatol. Kalamata 2/Terma Navarinou

Verga-Almyros

Municipality Messinis

Bouka

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 [6]

Municip. Dytikis Achaias

Kalogria

Lakkopetra

Tigania

Municip. Egialias

Alyki

Digeliotika

Pounda

ETOLOAKARNANIA [2]

Municipality Nafpaktou

Psani

Grimbovo

PREVEZA [7]

Municipality Prevezas

Kyani

Monolithi

Tsoukes

Platania

Mega Ammos

Municipality Pargas

Loutsa

Valtos

THESPROTIA [2]

Municip. Igoumenitsas

Drepano

Mega Ammos

CORFU/KERKYRA [10]

Municipality Kerkyras

Kommeno

Kontokali

Alykes Potamou

Dasia

Almyros

Canal d’ Amour

Dafnila

Agios Ioannis Peristeron

Kontogialos

Kavos

LEFKADA [8]

Municipality Lefkadas

Agios Giannis

Lefkada/Gyra

Agios Nikitas-Pefkoulia

Kathisma 1

Porto Katsiki

Nydri

Mikros Gialos/Poros

Ponti

KEFALONIA [12]

Municipality Kefalonias

Petani

Platys Gialos

Makrys Gialos

Avythos

Lourdas

Ammes

Skala

Aragia Porou

Myrtos

Xi

Agia Varvara/Katelios

Antisamos

ZAKYNTHOS [15]

Municipality Zakynthou

Alykanas 1

Alykes 1

Amboula Psarou

Tsilivi

Bouka

Amboula Tragaki

Katragaki

Gerakas

Kalamaki 1

Kalamaki 2 - Louros

Laganas - Zante

Laganas - Ai Sostis 2 - Limanaki

Laganas - Kentriki

Limni Keriou

Banana

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

Marathi

Stavros

Agios Onoufrios

Kalathas

Municipality Apokoronou

Maistrali

Kalyves Xyda

Almyrida

Kyani

Kavros

Kavros /Eliros Mare

Perastikos

RETHYMNO [15]

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 Livadi

Municip. Agiou Vassiliou

Plakias

Rodakino

Agia Galini/Ystero Varkotopi

Souda

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 [41]

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

Vai/Finikodasos

Kouremenos

Chiona

Kato Zakros

Vourlia

Analipsi

Makrygialos Langoufa

Municipality Ierapetras

Ierapetra 1/Dimotiki

Ierapetra 2/Dimotiki

Agia Fotia

Myrtos

Koutsounari/Agios Ioannis

Koutsounari 2

Achlia Schinokapsalon

RODOS [28]

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

Faliraki A

Traounou

Megalos Gyalos

Anatolika Enydriou

Galouni/Kokkinogia

Kremasti-Trianta

Vlicha

Li Pefkon

KOS [6]

Municipality Ko

Gourniatis

Troulos

Akro Chelonas

Pefkokefali/Agios Fokas

Lambi

Marmari/Caravia Beach

THIRA [4]

Municipality Thiras

Perissa

Agios Georgios

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

NAXOS [3]

Municipality Naxou

Agia Anna

Agios Prokopios

Agios Georgios

SYROS [5]

Municip. Syrou-Ermoupolis

Galissas

Azolimnos

Kini

Agathopes

Vari

MYKONOS [1]

Municipality Mykonou

Kalafatis

TINOS [1]

Municipality Tinou

Agios Fokas

ANDROS [4]

Municipality Androu

Delavogia

Agios Petros

Batsi

Chrysi Ammos

KEA [1]

Municipality Keas

Koundouros

SAMOS [2]

Municipality Samou

Doryssa/Potokaki

Glykoriza

CHIOS [4]

Municipality Chiou

Agia Fotini

Karfas

Dimotiki Plaz Chiou

Agia Paraskevi

LESVOS [10]

Municipality Lesvos

Tsamakia

Eftalou/Ag. Anargyri

Kagia

Anaxos

Agios Isidoros

Molyvos

Vatera

Kanoni Thermis

Petra

Nyfida

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

ΕΡΟΣ [1]

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