Greek beaches and Marinas have been awarded by Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE) with 394 Blue Flags for excellent water quality, succeeding the second position worldwide among 48 countries.
Greece awarded with 394 Blue Flags for the beaches, seven more flags than 2011 and 9 Blue Flags for Marinas.
Blue Flags annual award, should meet the 32 strict criteria that are based, besides the water quality, on the environmental management, services & safety, and on environmental education & information.
The Blue Flag Program is owned by FEE, Foundation for Environmental Education a non-government, nonprofit organization based in Denmark. For the 2012, International Committee awarded 3,179 beaches and 659 marinas.
…..enjoy the beauty of the BLUE
Top ranged Greek beaches are: Lasithi on Crete had the most Blue Flags, with 40, followed by Halkidiki and Corfu, that were awarded with 35 each, Rhodes 32, Chania 25, Rethymno 18, Heraklion 14, Kefalonia 11, folowed with a great number of awarded beaches around Greece.
Blue Flag awarded Marinas are: Chalkidiki 2, Attica 2, Korintia 1, Lefkada 1, Corfu 1, Lasithi 1, Kos 1.