Greece 2nd in Europe with clean beaches

Greece 2nd in Europe with clean beaches

Greece is the runner-up to Spain, among 39 countries, in the number of ‘Blue Flags’ awarded for clean beaches, with 425 beaches and eight marinas this year receiving the prestigious awards, the Hellenic Society for the Protection of Nature announced yesterday.
Blue Flags were awarded to 430 beaches and 8 marinas in Greece last year. They are awarded on a basis of 29 criteria including cleanliness of the coast and the sea, organisation, information, safety, and protection of the coastal environment.