On Sithoniagreece.com we have listed 16 beaches with this designation. There is also a ‘Blue Flag’ marina in Sithonia. In 2016 Greece had 430 ‘Blue Flag’ beaches, which placed in 3rd position among 50 countries. Of these ‘Blue flag’ beaches in Greece, Halkidiki has the largest number of any municipality with 52 ‘Blue Flags’.
WHAT IS A BLUE FLAG BEACH?
‘Blue Flag’ is a prestigious, international award system which acts as a guarantee to tourists that a beach or marina they are visiting meets the standard as one of the best in the world.
The title is awarded to beaches that have attained to the highest quality of water, facilities, safety, environmental education and management. Over the years it has acted as an incentive to many beach managers to improve the quality of the coast.
See below more details about Sithonia ‘Blue Flag’ beaches.
Nikiti beach is in the village of Nikiti. Recent years has seen it undergo massive development as a boardwalk was built and the restaurants and bars nicely arranged along the beach. Stretching several kilometers this narrow strip of sand fills up with tourists, who are flocking to Nikiti as one Read more [...]
Anthimou beach is part of the Elia coast south of Nikiti and is rated as the Elia ‘Blue Flag’ beach. At this point the beach turns into a beautiful sheltered bay and becomes wide. A 5-star hotel is located at this beach and develops it, but the northern part of Read more [...]