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Blue Flags 2010

Greece was awarded Blue Flags for 421 Beaches and 9 Marinas by the International Blue Flag Jury, winning second place among 41 countries. 
The prefectures of Lasithi (on Crete), and Halkidiki (northern Greece), as well as the islands of Corfu and Rhodes were awarded the highest number of Blue Flags.
The Blue Flag is an internationally recognized standard for quality, develporewarding sustainable development at beaches and marinas, relying on strict criteria, such as water quality, environmental education and information, environmental management, and safety.
Hellenic Society for the Protection of Nature: Greek Beachs awarded the Blue Flag for 2010
Greek News Agenda: 425 Blue Flags for Greece

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Being a worldwide popular tourism destination, Greece is a natural haven for sailors. With a coastline of more than 15,000 kilometres, one of the longest in the world, and more than 3,000 islands and islets, Greece offers sailing enthusiasts endless opportunities to enjoy its crystal clear seas, natural beauty, and renowned cultural and historical attractions. New modern marinas, hotel ports and moorings for the safe docking of boats already operate or are under construction, as demand for professional marina services is growing, ushering in significant investment opportunities, for construction and upgrading of infrastructure at favourable pricing. Public Private Partnership legislation is also an attractive platform with which to meet the needs of marina expansion through the development of state-owned real estate. Invest in Greece Agency: Tourism – Marinas; Greek National Tourism Organisation: Marinas – Moorings