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Beaches in Greece have become the standard of purity

May 31 2007

Nice record was recorded in Greece. Unusually many beaches of the country (428) received this year so-called "blue flags" of quality. As reported, these distinctive insignia are awarded the most clean and well equipped beach and moorings for yachts.

Thus Greece ranked second among 49 countries participating in the contest. The most pristine beaches in Greece are located on the Halkidiki peninsula in the north and Dodekanezskom archipelago in the Aegean Sea. Of the Greek islands most otlichilis Crete, Kerkyra (Corfu), Lesvos, Rhodes and Kefalonia.

Recall that the "Blue Flag" awarded in 1987. To obtain the "blue flag" requires that the plot coastline posted 27 criteria in accordance with EU standards regarding the purity of water suitable for bathing.

The criteria for a "blue flag" is: no cases of discharge of polluted water to the beach, to prevent accumulation and decay of algae protection typical of this area of fauna and flora, warning people about the project "blue box", the implementation of environmental education of the population, establishment of the Centre for Environmental Studies, the presence on the beach, a sufficient number of garbage cans, showers and toilets, daily cleaning of the site, ensuring the safe transportation and organization of measures to prevent possible incidents.

To assess the compliance areas with high European standards, a team of representatives of many organizations: the Commission on technical equipment, environmental protection, the national team committee of management of ports, ENEA (National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Environment) and others.

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