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Beaches of Crete
Blue Flag Beaches of Crete 2017

The Blue Flag is a voluntary eco-label awarded to more than 4000 beaches and
marinas in 49 countries across Europe, South Africa, Morocco, Tunisia, New Zealand,
Brazil, Canada and the Caribbean.

Beaches are awarded the Blue Flag based on compliance with 33 criteria covering the
following:
1) Environmental Education and Information  2) Water Quality 3) Environmental
Management  4) Safety and Services
All Blue Flags are awarded for one season at a time.   
www.blueflag.org


Greece ranked second place in the world on the 2017 Blue Flag quality award
list for beaches and marinas, among 47 countries, the Hellenic Society for the
Protection of Nature (EEPF) announced.
Of theses,
112 Blue Flags go to Crete beaches.

The full list of  Blue Flag beaches of Crete are listed below.
The beaches of Lassithi were awarded with 42 Blue Flags, followed by Chania,
Heraklion and Rethymno beaches.
Balos
Agia Galini
Matala
Plakias
Kalathas
Kalathas
Plakias
Agia Galini
Matala
zakros
sitia
Sitia
Near Zakros
Balos
CHΑΝΙΑ [34 beaches]

Municipality of Chania
Nea Hora
Agios Apostolis 1
Agios Apostolis 2
Xrissi Akti
Kalamaki
Stalos
Agia Marina
Marathi
Stavros
Agios Onoufrios
Kalathas

Muncipality of Apokoronas
Maistrali
Kalyves  Ξυδά
Almirida
Kyani Akti
Kavros/Mythos Palace
Kavros/Eliros Mare
Kavros/Anemos
Kavros/Georgioupolis Resort
Perastikos/Pilot Beach
Perastikos/Mare Monte


Municipality of Kantanos Selinou
Voulismeni
Grammeno
Pachia Ammos
Chalikia
Sougia

Muncipality of Kissamos
Falasarna / Pachia Ammos 1
Falasarna / Pachia Ammos 2
Kasteli / Mavros Molos
Plaka

Muncipality of Platanias
Platanias
Platanias/ Limanaki
Kolimbari
Rapaniana



RETHYMNON  [17 beaches]

Rethymnon Municipality
Rethymno 1/Aquila Porto Rethymno
Rethymno 1/Kriti Beach
Rethymno 1/Ilios Beach
Rethymno 2/Pearl Beach
Rethymno 3/Steris Beach
Rethymno 4-Myssiria/Creta Palace
Platanias Β/Minos Mare Resort
Adelianos Kampos A/Aquila Rithymna Beach
Pigianos Kampos/Grecotel White Palace
Skaleta/Creta Star

Milopotomos Municipality
Parormo / LimniΔήμος Μυλοποτάμου
Lianos Kavos Lavris
Bali  - Parodos beach
Bali - Livadi

Agios Vassiliou Municiplaity
Damnoni
Plakias
Rodakino
Agia Galini



HERAKLION  [19 beaches]

Maleviziou Municipality
Ellinoperamata
Fodele
Ammoundara 1
Ammoudara  4
Ammoudara  5

Hersonissos Muncipality
Limenas  Hersonissos 5
Agios Georgios 1
Agios Georgios 3
Anissaras
Agios Georgios 2/ Panagia Rizi
Drapanos
Potamos A
Kokkini Hani
Agia Pelagia / Menopetra
Kastri / Creta Maris

Phaistos Municipality
Matala



LASSITHI [42 beaches]

Agios Nikolaos Muncipality
Spiliada/Kalimera Kriti
Poros 1/Elounda Bay Palace
Poros 2/Elounda Beach
Elounda/Elounda Mare
Elounda/Porto Elounda
Pigaidakia Eloundas/Elounda Village
Schisma
Elounda 1/Elounda Blu
Driros/Domes of Elounda
Chiona
Plaka/Blue Palace
Chavania 2
Agios Nikolaos 1/Saint Nicolas Bay
Agios Nikolaos 2/Minos Palace
Agios Nikolaos 3/Minos Beach
Ammoudi/Hermes Coral
Kitroplateia
Ammos/Marina
Almyros
Ammos/Municipal
Pilos/Istron Bay
Ammoudara
Voulisma
Agios Panteleimonas
Karavostasi
Chavania 1/Candia Park Village
Mirabello/Mirabello Beach & Village

Sitia Muncipality
Sitia 1/Galliko
Vai/Finikodasos
Kouremenos
Chiona
Kato Zakros
Vourlia
Analipsi
Makrygialos-Langoufa/Sunwing Makrigialos Beach
Langoufa/Mikri Poli Crete


Ierapetra Municipality
Ierapetra 2/Dimotiki
Agia Fotia
Myrtos
Koutsounari-Agios Ioannis/Sunshine Kreta & Sunshine Crete Village
Koutsounari 2/Kakkos Bay
Achlia Schinokapsalon