Greece Wins 617 Blue Flags for Clean, Safe Beaches

ATHENS – Greece has been awarded 617 Blue Flags, an international eco-label that recognizes beaches and marinas that meet strict environmental, educational, and safety standards. This is the second-highest number of Blue Flags awarded out of 52 countries worldwide.

The Blue Flags are awarded by the Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE), a non-profit organization that works to promote sustainable development. The FEE evaluates beaches and marinas based on a set of criteria, including water quality, environmental management, safety, and education and information.

Greece’s success in the Blue Flag program is a testament to the country’s commitment to environmental protection. Greece has a long coastline and a rich natural environment, and the government has made significant investments in protecting its beaches and waters.

The Blue Flags are also a boost for Greece’s tourism industry. Tourists are increasingly looking for clean, safe, and environmentally friendly destinations, and the Blue Flags are a sign that Greece meets these standards.


ATHENS - Greece is on a path to see more than 30 million tourists – three times the population – arriving in 2023 but it's also pushing to increase the so-called MICE market: meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions.

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