A beach with the “Blue Flag” means:
– A beach with clean water
– Good organization and security
– Area where the environment is protected
The “Blue Flag” is the international symbol of quality in an organized shore. The “Blue Flags” is a Environmental awareness and protection programme that is carried out every year on a grand scale in over 35 countries in Europe and other parts of our planet by the Foundation for Environmental Education.
In Europe, the carrier program is the Greek Society for the Protection of Nature (HSPN), the oldest environmental organization in our country, which is active in environmental education and nature conservation since 1951.
It is far from easy for a beach to be awarded with the “Blue Flag”. It must fulfill 27 strict criteria relating to the cleanliness of the sea and coast, coast organization and safety of visitors, nature conservation and environmental awareness.