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Greece 2nd place for Blue Flags…… Zakynthos receives one in Tragaki.

Greece has ranked second in the world for the Blue Flag quality award list of beaches, marinas and sustainable tourism boats.

With 497 award-winning beaches, 14 marinas and 6 sustainable tourism boats, Greece ranked second, after Spain in first place among 47 countries.



Greece 2nd place.

Greece ranks 2nd in the world among 47 countries. Spain is first and Turkey is third place.

The only beach area that was awarded in the prefecture of Zakynthos was in lower Tragaki.




The announcement of the results was made public by the Hellenic Society for the Protection of Nature (HSPN). It must be noted that amongst all 47 countries participating in the program, Greece made up 13% of the total number of beaches awarded by the program this year.

Like last year, most of Greece’s Blue Flags 94 of them in fact, went to beaches in Halkidiki, northern Greece.

The International Commission has awarded 3,895 boats, 691 marinas and 82 tourist boats worldwide this year.

Blue Flag in Greece.

It is reminded that the National Operator of the International Program “Blue Flag” in our country is the Hellenic Society for the Protection of Nature (EEPF), which emphasizes:

“Going through the fourth decade of the Program in our country, Blue Flags will wave again this year on the Greek coast, rewarding the excellent water quality and the high level of services offered to bathers, and ensuring the hygiene and hygiene criteria, the protection of the Municipality. ”

Since 1992 the HSPN has been the national operator of the Blue Flag, a Programme which is aimed at ecological management of beaches, marinas and tourist boats.

More information on how to obtain a blue flag click on link.


About Louise Inzk

Louise is Australian born and has been a Greek citizen since 1991. She has deep cultural ties with the island, often writing about Zakynthian Traditions and Culture. She is also an active member of the Volunteer Group of Zakynthos, Giostra Di Zante and is a member of the women's choir "Rodambelos". Her love of the island and all it offers saw her joining the Zakynthos (Zante) Informer admin team in 2014.

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