File Photo: Greece ranked second among 47 countries in the Blue Flag programme for 2019. ΑΠΕ-ΜΠΕ, ΜΠΟΥΓΙΩΤΗΣ ΕΥΑΓΓΕΛΟΣ
Greece ranked second among 47 countries in the Blue Flag programme for 2019, as 515 Greek beaches, 15 marinas and four sustainable tourism boats won this year’s international quality award.
The International Commission awarded its flags this year to 3,779 beaches, 695 marinas and 67 sustainable tourism boats all over the world.
The iconic Blue Flag is one of the world’s best recognised voluntary eco-labels awarded to beaches, marinas, and sustainable boating tourism operators. In order to qualify for the Blue Flag, a series of stringent environmental, educational, safety, and accessibility criteria must be met and maintained.