Blue Flags 2023: Greece 2nd in the world, 18 Beaches and 5 Marinas for Attica

Another prestigious distinction, in the field of tourism and environmental protection, was received by our country, including the Region of Attica. The “Blue Flag”, the most recognizable and widespread international ecological symbol of quality, which has been awarded since 1987 to coasts and marinas that meet the strict conditions, brought Greece to the 2nd place worldwide, among 52 countries (p. .: 15% of the total coasts belonged to our country). The Region of Attica can be proud of its contribution to this distinction with 17 Beaches and 5 Marinas.


A necessary condition for awarding a coast with the “Blue Flag” is that the water quality on it is “Excellent”. No other quality rating, even “Good”, is accepted by the Program. The award lasts for one year.

The selected “Blue Flags” of Attica and the Greek territory as a whole fulfilled 33 criteria for the coasts (38 for the marinas), which mainly concern the following categories:

  • Cleanliness
  • Organization
  • Information
  • Safety of bathers and visitors
  • Protection of the natural wealth of the coast and the coastal area
  • Environmental awareness


The “BLUE FLAG” environmental education and awareness program was first started as a pilot in France in 1985. However, its actual start was on June 5, 1987 (International Environment Day), when it was presented to the Council of Europe and in the European Union as: “Original Environmental Action for beaches with a large number of bathers”.

Today, 49 countries from almost all continents participate in this voluntary program. The responsible international operator of the Program is the FEE (Foundation for Environmental Education). In collaboration with the Coordinators of its member countries, it reformulates the award criteria from time to time, constantly making their application stricter, with the aim of improving the conditions and the experience of visitors, on the coasts and marinas that are awarded.

The program is represented in Greece by the Hellenic Society for the Protection of Nature (EEPPF) and is supported by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Tourism and the KEDE.

You can see in more detail the Blue Flags of the Attica Region, which you can continue to enjoy for another year:

17 Blue Flag Beaches for 2023

Municipality of Marathon

1. Brexiza

2. Schinias/ Karavi

Municipality of Spata/ Artemisa

3. Crossing (Diastavrossi)

4. Lake

Municipality of Markopoulos Mesogaia

5. Avlaki

Municipality of Lavreotiki

6. 1st Limanaki Daskaleio Kerateas/Solo Pino

Municipality of Saronikos

7. Lagonissi 1-Grand Beach/ Grand Resort Lagonissi

8. Lagonissi 2-Mediterraneo/Grand Resort Lagonissi

9. Lagonissi 3-Shells/ Grand Resort Lagonissi

10. Mavro Lithari/EverEden Beach

Municipality of Vari-Voulas-Vouliagmenis

11. Asteras Vouliagmenis/Astir Beach Vouliagmenis Varkiza – WITHDRAWN

12. Voula A

13. Vouliagmeni

Municipality of Glyfada

14. Glyfada

15. Glyfada A

16. Glyfada B

Municipality of Aegina

17. Ag. Marina

Region of Attica – 5 Marinas with Blue Flags for 2023

Municipality of Lavreotiki

1. Olympic Marine

Municipality of Hellinikon-Argyroupoli

2. Marina Ag. Kosma

Municipality of Alimos

3. Marina of Alimos

Municipality of Palaio Faliro

4. Marina of Flisvos

Municipality of Piraeus

5. D-Marin Marina of Zeas

The International Committee awarded 4,212 beaches, 710 marinas and 120 tourist boats around the world. A total of 617 Greek beaches, 18 marinas and 6 tourist boats were awarded.

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