Greece awarded 425 Blue Flags for beaches

Greece was awarded ‘Blue Flags’ for 425 beaches and eight marinas this year, the Hellenic Society for the Protection of Nature announced on Wednesday.
With 425 beaches awarded the international eco-label by the independent, non-profit organisation Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE), Greece placed second among 39 countries.
The FEE this year awarded Blue Flats to a total of 2,699 beaches and 639.
Blue Flags were awarded to 430 beaches and 8 marinas in Greece in 2008.
The Blue Flags are awarded on a basis of 29 criteria including cleanliness of the coast and the sea, organisation, information, safety, and protection of the coastal environment.


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