With its hundrends of islands and 13.6 km coastline, Greece is a popular summer destination. But did you know that the country is officially a top destination for swiming and sailing?
Blue Flag 2021: The Position of Greece
The Blue Flag International Jury 2021 has awarded 545 Greek beaches, 16 marinas, and six tourism boats. These include popular places such as Porto Katsiki in Lefkada, Falasarna in Crete, and Koukounaries in Skiathos. Halkidiki seems to be once again the Greek champion with numerous beaches being awarded the prestigious eco-label. All in all, by taking all the results into consideration, we can see that Greece is the second best destination for swimming and sailing in the world!
The results coincide with the reopening of organized beaches in Greece after an extended period of Covid-19 restrictions.
What is the Blue Flag Programme?
The Blue Flag is a programme operating under the non-profit Foundation for Environmental Education which is based in Denmark. Its goal is to encourage Blue Flag sites maintain their high-quality standards when it comes to operating beaches, marinas, and tourism boats.