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In Rethymno 11 sites have been granted Blue Flags that reflect the excellence in water quality, information provision, environmental education, safety, and the proper beach management.

Blue Flags along with the sea turtle Carretta is a solid proof for the quality and safety of our waters and beaches status.

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Rethymno municipality safeguards the quality of the environment including bathing water and ensures that wastewater is treated in compliance with EU regulations and standards protecting its coastline environment and marine life.  

Greece ranks 2nd in the world among 47 countries in terms of blue flags, with 497 award-winning beaches, 14 marinas, and 6 tourist boats.

The announcement of the results was made public by the Hellenic Society for the Protection of Nature (HSPN), which is in charge of Greece’s “Blue Flag” International program concerning the annual awards related to coasts, marinas and tourist boats.

 For more information and the list of beaches with Blue Flag visit https://www.eepf.gr/en/