Greek Blue Flag For 2013 – 393 Awarded beaches and 9 marinas

Greek Blue Flag For 2013
Ninety-four three hundred (393) Greek coast and nine (9) marinas won this year’s International Quality Award «Blue Flags»
Announced by the Greek Society for the Protection of Nature (HSPN), National Operator of the International Program «Blue Flag» in our country, the beaches and marinas awards the «Blue Flag» for 2013. With 393 award-winning beaches, Greece is again, as in recent years, the second in the world among 48 countries. The International Committee awarded this year, 3,179 beaches and 659 marinas around the world. There is an effort, in cooperation with relevant government agencies to increase the number of award-winning marina.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

Fanari/Camping

Arogi

Fanari/Dimotiki

Mesi

XANTHI [4]

Municipality Topirou

Mangana

Municipality Avdiron

Avdira/Porto Molo

Myrodato

Mandra

KAVALA [16]

Municipality Thassou

Makryammos

Chryssi Ammoudia 2

Pefkari 2

Thassos Poli/Limanaki

Prinos / Dasylio 2

Municipality Nestou

Ammoglossa/Keramoti 1

Ammoglossa/Keramoti 2

Municipality Kavalas

Batis

Toska

Kalamitsa

Perigialli

Municipality Pangeou

Ammolofoi

Nea Iraklitsa

Nea Peramos

Sarakina

Ofrynio/Touzla

THESSALONIKI [11]

Municipality Volvis

Serraiki

Asprovalta

Vrasna

Stavros Kentriki

Stavros Anatoliki

Stavros Dytiki

Municipality Thermaikou

Agia Triada/PIKPA

Nei Epivates

Perea

Potamos

Angelochori

CHALKIDIKI [35]

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

Στρατώνι

Kampos

Municipality Sithonias

Sarti 1

Sykia

Toroni

Platanitsi

Porto Carras 1

Porto Carras 2

Elia 2

Makria Lagada

Lagomandra

Marmaras C

Livrochio 1

Marmaras B

Municipality Kassandras

Sani 2

Kryopigi 2

Kryopigi 4

Fourka

Polichrono 3

Chanioti 1

Chanioti 3

Municip. Neas Propontidas

Eleonas

Nea Potidea

PIERIA [5]

Municipality Katerinis

Olympiaki Akti

Peristasi

Paralia

Kallithea

Korinos

LARISA [7]

Municip. Tempon

Nea Mesaggala 1

Nea Mesaggala 2

Nea Mesaggala 3

Municipality Ayias

Velika/Spitaki

Agiokampos/Chrissi Akti

Sotiritsa

Stomio

MAGNISIA [15]

Municip. Notiou Piliou

Koropi/Boufa

Kala Nera/Ther. Axiomatikon

Municipality Volou

Agria/Barba Thomas

Anavros

Alykes

Pagasson/Volos

Amarylida

Amfanon

Pefkakia

Chryssi Panagia

Platanidia

Nea Agchialos 2

Municipality Skiathou

Koukounaries

Maratha

Municipality Skopelou

Andrina

FTHIOTIDA [10]

Municipality Stylidas

Glyfa

Municip. Molou – Agiou Konstantinou

Kamena Vourla/Galini

Municipality Lokron

Skala Atalantis

Tragana

Livanates 1/Kiani Akti

Livanates 2/Schinias

Livrichio Arkitsas

Souvala Arkitsas

Lekouna

Vlychada

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

Municipality Eretrias

Eretria 3

ATTIKI [13]

Municipality Marathona

Schinias/Karavi

Brexiza

Municip. Markopoulou Mesogeas

Avlaki

Municipality Saronikou

Mavro Lithari/Eden Beach

Anavyssos / Kendriki

Lagonissi 1 / Grand Beach

Lagonissi 2 / Mediterraneo

Lagonissi 3 / Kochylia

Municipality Varis – Voulas – Vouliagmenis

Varkiza

Asteras Vouliagmenis

Voula A

Municipality Aiginas

Agia Marina

Municipality Kythiron

Kakia Lagada

KORINTHIA [13]

Municip. Loutrakiou – Agion Theodoron

Loutraki 1

Loutraki 2

Loutraki/Boutsi

Pefkakia

Municipality Velou – Vochas

Kokkoni

Vrahati

Municipality Sikyonion

Pefkias

Municipality Xylokastrou – Evrostinis

Xylokastro/Pefkias

Xylokastro/Aristonafton

Kamari

Melissi

Sykia

Derveni

ARGOLIDA [3]

Municipality Ermionidas

Porto Cheli/Chinitsa

Municipality Nafplieon

Karathona

Tolo

ARKADIA [1]

Municip. Vorias Kynourias

Kallisto

LAKONIA [11]

Municipality Monemvasias

Neapoli

Archangelos

Plytra/Pachiammos

Tigania

Monemvasia

Pori

Municip. Anatolikis Manis

Skoutari

Mavrovouni 1

Mavrovouni 2

Gythio 2/ Selinitsa

Vathi

MESSINIA [5]

Municipality Kalamatas

Mikri Mandinia

Anatol. Kalamata 1 /Anastasi

Municipality Messinis

Bouka

Municipality Trifilias

Ai Lagoudis

Kalo Nero

ILIA [8]

Municipality Ilidas

Kourouta

Municip. Piniou

Arkoudi

Vartholomio

Glyfa

Municip. Andravidas – Kyllinis

Kastro/Chryssi Akti 2

Loutra Kyllinis 1

Loutra Kyllinis 2

Municip. Zacharos

Zacharo

ACHAIA [4]

Municip. Dytikis Achaias

Kalogria

Lakkopetra

Municip. Egialias

Alyki

Digeliotika

ETOLOAKARNANIA [2]

Municipality Nafpaktou

Psani

Grimbovo

PREVEZA [3]

Municipality Prevezas

Kyani

Monolithi

Municipality Pargas

Loutsa

CORFU/KERKYRA [35]

Municipality Kerkyras

Kommeno

Kontokali

Alykes Potamou

Barbati

Ypsos

Dasia

Kalamionas

Kerassia

Nisaki/Krouzeri

Gimari

Peritheia/Ag.Spyridonas

Almyros

Apraos Kalamaki

Roda

Canal d’Amour

Agios Stefanos

Arillas

Astrakeri

Sidari

Palaiokastritsa

Ermones

Glyfada

Kontogialos

Agios Mattheos

Ag. Ioannis Peristeron

Issos

Mesoggi

Moraitika

Chalikounas

Agios Georgios

Marathias

Benitses

Agios Gordios

Avlaki

Dafnila

LEFKADA [6]

Municipality Lefkadas

Agios Giannis

Lefkada/Gyra

Agios Nikitas-Pefkoulia

Kathisma 1

Porto Katsiki

Nidri

KEFALONIA [9]

Municipality Kefalonias

Petani

Platys Gialos

Makrys Gialos

Avythos

Lourdas

Ammes

Skala

Aragia Porou

Myrtos

ZAKYNTHOS [9]

Municipality Zakynthou

Alykanas 1

Alykanas 2

Alykes 1

Alykes 2

Amboula Psarou

Tsilivi

Bouka

Amboula Tragaki

Katragaki

CHANIA [20]

Municipality Kissamou

Falasarna

Municipality Platania

Platanias

Platanias /Limanaki

Kolymvari

Municipality Chanion

Stalos

Ag. Apostoli 1

Ag. Apostoli 2

Chrissi Akti

Agia Marina

Kalamaki

Nea Chora

Marathi

Stavros

Agios Onoufrios

Kalathas

Municipality Apokoronou

Maistrali

Kalyves Xyda

Kyani

Kavros

Perastikos

RETHYMNO [18]

Municipality Rethymnis

Rethymno 1

Rethymno 2

Rethymno 3

Rethymno 4 / Myssiria

Platanias Β/Rethymno 6

Perivolia

Adelianos Kampos A

Pigianos Kampos

Skaleta

Municip. Mylopotamou

Panormos/Limni

Lianos Kavos Lavris

Bali Varkotopos

Bali Livadi

Municip. Agiou Vassiliou

Damnoni

Plakias

Souda

Agia Galini /Istero Varkotopi

Rodakino

IRAKLIO [14]

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

Municipality Festou

Matala

LASITHI [36]

Municip. Agiou Nikolaou

Spiliada

Poros 1

Poros 2

Elounda

Pigaidakia Eloundas

Schisma

Elounda 1

Driros

Chiona

Plaka

Chavania 2

Agios Nikolaos 1

Agios Nikolaos 3

Ammoudi

Kitroplateia

Ammos/Marina

Almyros

Ammos/Dimotiki

Pilos

Ammoudara

Voulisma

Agios Panteleimonas

Karavostasi

Municipality Sitias

Sitia 1/Galliko

Vai/Finikodasos

Kouremenos

Chiona

Kato Zakros

Municipality Ierapetras

Makrygialos/Langoufa

Ierapetra 1 /Dimotiki

Ierapetra 2 /Dimotiki

Agia Fotia

Myrtos

Koutsounari /Agios Ioannis

Koutsounari 2

Katharades 1

RODOS [20]

Municipality Rodou

Kiotari 3

Lardos 1

Lardos 3

Afantou 2

Kolymbia

Kolymbia A – Limanaki

Ammoudes/Faliraki

Kavourakia

Kallithea

Mandomata

Faliraki/Kastraki

Faliraki/Traounou

Faliraki A

Faliraki 1

Faliraki 2

Faliraki 3

Faliraki 4

Faliraki 5

Reni 1

Trianta B

KOS [5]

Municipality Ko

Gourniatis

Troulos

Akro Chelonas

Pefkokefali/Agios Fokas

Lambi

THIRA [3]

Municipality Thiras

Perissa

Kamari 1

Kamari 2

IOS [3]

Municipality Iiton

Ormos

Mylopotamos

Manganari

SIFNOS [2]

Municipality Sifnou

Kamares

Platis Gialos

PAROS [3]

Municipality Parou

Logaras

Tserdakia

Pounta

NAXOS [3]

Municipality Naxou

Agia Anna

Agios Prokopios

Agios Georgios

MYKONOS [1]

Municipality Mykonou

Kalafatis

KEA [1]

Municipality Keas

Koundouros

SAMOS [4]

Municipality Samou

Pythagorio

Potokaki 1

Potokaki 2

Glykoriza

CHIOS [3]

Municipality Chios

Ormos Lo

Agia Fotini

Karfas

LESVOS [10]

Municipality Lesvos

Tsamakia

Kanoni Thermis

Eftalou/Ag. Anargyri

Kagia

Skala Eressou

Nyfida

Vatera

Anaxos

Petra

Agios Isidoros

LIMNOS [3]

Municipality Limnou

Evgatis/Zematas

Agios Ioannis

Thanos

 

ΜΑRINAS

CHALKIDIKI [2]

Municipality Sithonias

Marina Porto Carras

Municipality Kassandras

Marina Sani

ATTIKI [2]

Municipality Lavreotikis

Οlympic Μarine

Municip. Paleou Falirou

Marina Flisvou

KORINTHIA [1]

Municipality Xylokastrou – Evrostinis

Marina Xylokastrou

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

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