Greek beaches awarded second highest number of blue flags


Greece’s beaches have received the second largest number of Blue Flags in the world this year behind Spain. Greek beaches got a total of 486 flags – 56 more than last year. Most of the flags went to beaches in Halkidiki, northern Greece, Lasithi on Crete and the Cyclades islands.

The Blue Flag is an international annual award – now in its 30th year – which is conferred on beaches that pass certain criteria including water cleanliness, amenities, environmental information and management and safety.