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Beaches of Crete
Blue Flag Beaches of Crete 2016

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 has been awarded with 395 Blue Flags for the 2016 summer season
and comes 3rd in this year's world ranking.  Of theses, 96 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 44 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 [29 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
Kavro
Perastikos


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  [16 beaches]

Rethymnon Municipality
Rethymnon 1
Rethymnon 2
Rethymnon 3
Rethymnon 4 / Mussiria
Platanias B / Rethymnon 6
Adelianos Kambos A
Pigianos Kambos
Skaleta

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

Agios Vassiliou Municiplaity
Damnoni
Plakias
Rodakino
Agia Galini



HERAKLION  [17 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 [44 beaches]

Agios Nikolaos Muncipality
Spiliada
Poros 1
Poros 2
Elounda
Pigaidakia Elounda
Skisma
Elounda 1
Driros
Hiona
Plaka
Havania 2
Agios Nikolaos 1
Agios Nikolaos 2
Agios Nikolaos 3
Ammoudi
Kitroplateia
Ammos / Marina
Almiros
Ammos / Dimotiki
Pilos
Ammoudara
Voulisma
Ag. Panteleimonas  
Karavastasi
Havania 1
Mirabello

Sitia Muncipality
Sitia 1 / Galliko
Sitia 2 / Petra
Vai  - Vai Palm Grove
Kouremenos
Hiona
Kato Zakros
Vourlia
Limanaki
Analipsi
Makrigialos / Lagoufa


Ierapetra Municipality
Ierapetra 1 / Dimotiko
Ierapetra 2 / Dimotiko
Agia Fotia
Mirtos
Koutsounari / Ag. Ioannis
Koutsounari 2
Katharades 1
Achlia Skinokapsalon