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Athens Area Boasts 19 Blue Flag Beaches With Crystal Clear Waters

The Foundation for Environmental Education has awarded its prestigious "Blue Flag" to over 500 Greek beaches, giving the country the distinction of being ranked second out of 47 countries worldwide for its strong environmental and accessibility standards. According to the...

Greece Offers 497 Blue Flag Beaches and Pristine Swimming Waters for Summer 2020

What would the Greek Summer be without its innumerable pristine beaches and their crystal-clear, azure swimming waters? As the country opens up to tourists after the coronavirus lockdown it is worth remembering that Greece is the number two country worldwide...

Tourism Growth Continues as Visitors to Greece set to Surpass 32 Million in 2018

Greece is expected to attract more than 32 million tourists in 2018, according to Greek Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura, speaking at the "Blue Flags" annual meeting organized by the Hellenic Society for the Protection of Nature, the municipality of...

19 Greek Beaches Lose Blue Flag Status

A total of 19 beaches in Greece were stripped of their blue flag status for failing to maintain the high environmental standards set by the Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE). The Blue Flag label is an international symbol of quality,...

430 Greek Beaches Win a Blue Flag for 2016 (interactive map)

The Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE) announced today the list of beaches and marinas that won a Blue Flag for 2016. This year, Greece was again in third place among 50 countries, regarding awarded beaches. The Chalkidiki municipality came first, with...

FEE's 'Blue Flag' Ceremony to be Held in Greece for the First Time

For the first time, the Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE) will organize this year's award ceremony for the Blue Flag international program in Greece. The international event, described as a "historical event for Greece, will take place in Chalkidiki, on Wednesday...

Greece Ranks 3rd Worldwide in 'Blue Flag' Beaches

395 Greek beaches and nine marinas won the international quality Blue Flag award this year, putting Greece in third place worldwide among 50 countries, according to the Hellenic Society for the Protection of Nature (EEPF). The announcement was made during a...

Greece Ranks Second on 2014 Blue Flag Beach List

The Hellenic Society for the Protection of Nature (EEPF), the national operator of the international “Blue Flag” program, announced a further 21 Greek beaches and one marina have been awarded Blue Flags for 2014 on Wednesday. With 408 beaches and 10 marinas...