With eighteen “Blue Flags” on its coasts, Rethymnon occupies the 11th position in the list of the awarded counties for the year 2011, from the Greek Society for the Protection of Nature (EEPF). The organization acts as coordinator of the International Program “Blue Flag” in our country.
Among the 387 awarded beaches, Greece again placed second among 41 countries. Nine flags will be placed within the limits of the municipality of Rethymno and eighteen flags in the entire county. Rethymno is one of the counties with the most “Blue Flag” beaches and continues the tradition, which in recent years shows that the local governments and citizens protect their beaches.
In 2008, in Rethymno, 16 blue flags were posted, the same picture remained for 2009. In 2010, 13 blue flags were posted and this year, 18 beaches are being awarded. Specifically: “ Rethymnon 6/ Rethymnon 4 / B Missiria Platanias / Rethymno 6 / Perivolia Adelianos Plain A / Plain Pigianos / Scaletta / City Mylopotamou / Panormos / Lake / Lianos Kavos Lavrio / Varkotopi Bali / Bali Lawn / City of St. Basil / Damnoni / Plakias / Souda / Agia Galini / Late Varkotopi / Rodakino”.