SEA AND BEACHES

ΓΑΛΑΖΙΕΣ ΣΗΜΑΙΕΣ ΧΑΛΚΙΔΙΚΗ 2017

A winning victory for Halkidiki in 2017 with 70 blue flags!

Greece this year has managed to make a distinction for its crystal clear waters and sandy beaches on a worldwide level. In particular, it has managed to obtain a second place, with 486 awarded beaches, competing against 47 countries that took part in the program. Halkidiki has contributed on a large scale in helping Greece to obtain top ranking, since 71 beaches were awarded with the blue flag.

A few words about the award: the blue flag is a quality symbol that is awarded in organised beaches and marines after prolonged inspection and taking into account many scrutinising criteria ; as a matter of fact 29 criteria that not only concern the quality of the waters but also the purity, the organisation, the information policy, the security of the bathers and the visitors as well as also the protection of the environment of the beach and the coastline. According to the above, it is easily understood how the value and trustworthiness of such an award is applied. Essentially, it is about a voluntary program that forms an original environmental action plan and it is addressed to beaches that are overwhelmed by a large number of bathers. International administration of the program is made by the Institute of Environmental Training. 

Analytically, the beaches that differentiate in Halkidiki are the following:

District of Aristoteles (16):

  • Ierissos/ Municipal 1 (Camping Ierissos)
  • Ierissos/ Municipal 2 (Kiosk 2)
  • Ierissos/ Municipal 3 (Beach Bar Reload)
  • Kampoudi 1 (Coast of Ouranoupolis)
  • Kampoudi 2 (Theoxenia)
  • Kampoudi 3 (Akrathos)
  • Ouranoupoli 1 (Xenia Ouranoupolis)
  • Ouranoupoli 2 (Eagles Palace)
  • Ouranoupoli 3 (Aristoteles)
  • Saint Paulos (Alexandros Palace Hotel)
  • Porto Agio (Agionissi Resort)
  • Nea Roda 2 (Beach Bar Xerxis)
  • Stratoni (Beach Bar Paraty)
  • Meadow Pyrgadikia (Beach Bar Coco Ammos)
  • Olympiada
  • Alykes

District of Sithonia (14):

  • Sarti 1
  • Sykia
  • Toroni
  • Nikiti 2
  • Platanitsi
  • Porto Karras 1 ( Kohi)
  • Porto Karras 2 ( Sithonia Meliton)
  • Elia 2 ( Anthemus)
  • Long Langada (Porfi Beach)
  • Lagomandra (Lagomandra Beach Hotel)
  • Paradise
  • Livrohio 1 
  • Marmaras
  • Armenistis

District of Kassandra(21):

  • Kryopigi 2 (Alexander the Great Beach Hotel)
  • Kryopigi 4 (Kassandra Palace)
  • Fourka 
  • Polyhrono 3
  • Hanioti 1
  • Hanioti 3 (Grecotel Pella Beach)
  • Sani 2 (Sani Beach)
  • Sani 3  (Sani Club)
  • Sani Dunes
  • Sani Starfish
  • Kanistro (Miraggio)
  • Fourka (Olympion Sunset)
  • Kallithea (Ammon Zeus)
  • Kallithea (Municipal canteen)
  • Peukohori (Fyki Beach)
  • Posidi Central 
  • Siviri Central 
  • Posidi – Aigaiopelagitika
  • Agia Paraskeui Hot Springs
  • Polyhrono – Cocones Beach

District of Polygyros(2):

  • Sargani (Blue Dolphin)
  • Gerakini (Ikos Olivia)

District of Nea Propontida(18):

  • Elaionas (Ikos Oceania)
  • Nea Potidea (Portes Beach)
  • Nea Potidaia – Eastern of Canal of Toronaios
  • Sozopoli (Nautilus)
  • Sozopoli Central 
  • Vergia
  • Mykoniatika – agronomy 
  • Nea Kallikrateia 
  • Nea Irakleia 
  • Nea Irakleia (Sahara)
  • Saint Mamas
  • Flogita
  • Portaria
  • Dionysiou
  • Nea Plagia
  • Triglia
  • Nea Potidaia Propontidas
  • Nea Moudania