34 Blue Flag Awarded Beaches in Rhodes island for 2020

Greece ranks for second consecutive year in the 2nd  place worldwide  for Blue Flag Awarded Beaches for 2020. With the second highest number of Blue Flag-awarded beaches within the world Greece is definitely the place to swim in 2020. Greek beaches received in total 497 flags, as well as 14 for marinas, coming only behind Spain which received 566 and 98 respectively.

 

The good news comes right after the reopening of hundred organized beaches following the lockdown put in place to contain the spread of the coronavirus. They are now operating under new health and safety guidelines, of which the most important require umbrellas to be placed four meters apart, and a limit of no more than 40 bathers per 1000m2.

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Municipalities of Rhodes and Kos stood out this year

Municipality of Rhodes came in first, with 34 Blue Flags for beaches. While the municipality of Kos came in 8th, with 12 Blue Flags as well as one more for its marina. The table below lists the Blue Flag awarded beaches of Rhodes and Kos (both for beaches and marinas)

 

 

RHODES R.U. [34] – Rhodes Municipality

Ammoudes-Faliraki/Mitsis Alila Resort

Ammoudes-Faliraki/Elysium Resort

Ammoudes-Faliraki/Rodos Palladium

Afantou 2/Irene Palace

Afantou 2/Port Royal

Vlicha/Lindos Mare & Lindos Blu

Galouni Kokkinogia/Boutique 5 Hotel

Galouni Kokkinogia/Mayia Exclusive Resort

Galouni Kokkinogia/Mitsis Rodos Village

Galouni Kokkinogia/Princess Adriana Resort

Ixia/Rhodes Βay Ηotel

Ixia/Rodos Palace

Psalidi/Mitsis Ramira Beach Hotel

Kavourakia/Amilia Mare & Paradise Village

Kiotari 3/Rodos Princess Beach

Kolymbia A-Limanaki/Atlantica Imperial

Kolymbia/Mythos Beach

Kolymbia/Mikri Poli

Lardos 1/Lindos Princess Beach

Lardos 3/Lindian Village

Lachania/Atrium Prestige

Megali Gi/Atlantica Dreams Resort

Reni 1/Sunwing Kallithea Beach

Reni Kalathou/Atrium Palace

Trianta/Electra Palace Resort

Faliraki 1/Esperides

Faliraki 2/Amada Colossos

Faliraki 3/Esperos Palace

Faliraki 4/Kalypso

Faliraki 5/Blue Sea

Faliraki 5/Epsilon

Faliraki-Kastraki/Grecotel Lux Me Rhodos

Psaltos/Mitsis Lindos Memories

Stegna/Porto Angeli

Trianta B/Sun Beach Resort

 

 

KOS R.U. [12] – Kos Municipality

Akro Chelonas/Robinson Club Daidalos

Vouno/Mitsis Hotels

Gourniatis/Atlantica Beach Resort Kos

Kefalos-Ikos Aria

Kritika-Atlantis Hotel

Lambi/Blue Lagoon

Marmari/Caravia Beach

Marmari/Royal Park

Bamialiki/Astir Odysseus

Pefkokefali-Agios Fokas/Oceanis

Troulos/Neptune Hotels

Psalidi/Mitsis Ramira Beach Hotel

 

KOS R.U. [1] – Kos Municipality

Kos Marina

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How are Blue Flag-awarded beaches selected?

A long list of criteria required in order for beaches to be awarded with Blue Flags, including the cleanliness of the water. But also  services like restrooms, excellent quality of bathing water, first aid equipment and disabled-friendly access as well as eco-friendly practices.

The global program is one among the world’s most respected eco-labels, the aim of which is to push organized, sustainable tourism. Participants must file an application which is examined by the Greek jury committee, which is created of representatives from government, local administrations, environmental organizations and other bodies.

Applicants are evaluated on their conformity with requirements during peak season, with no prior notice, either by the Hellenic Society for the Protection of Nature or the FEE – this can be why it’s not uncommon for areas to “lose” their flag during tourist season.

Blue Flags are first awarded in 1987, initially only to beaches and marinas, and since 2017 tourist boats are awarded as well as for eco-friendly practices. The program was established and is internationally coordinated by the Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE), which is based in Denmark and contains 73 member countries from all continents.

 

Sources: Hellenic Society for the Protection of Nature 

                Hellenic Ministry of Environment and Energy 

                Central Union of Municipalities of Greece

About the author

I have been working in the tourism industry more than 10 years, gaining experience in tour operating, transportation and accommodation. As a seasoned tour leader, I am passionate about developing tourist services and making them unique experiences. In addition to tour leader job, I am also involved in digital marketing and article blogging. Outside of the office, I enjoy travelling, photography and enriching my knowledge with new skills.

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