The second place - among 49 countries - is held by Greece in coastal and marinas awards, as announced by the Hellenic Society for the Protection of Nature, National Operator of the International Blue Flag Program.
Specifically, Greece holds the 2nd place in the world, with 545 award winning coasts. It is worth noting that this year, in all 49 countries participating in the Program, Greece held 13,5% of the total awards.
In the region of Argolis five beaches were awarded, four in the Municipality of Nafplio (Psili Ammos in Tolo, Karathona, Plaka and Kondyli beach), and one in the Municipality of Ermionida, at Porto Heli.
The Program "Blue Flag" is, internationally, the eco-symbol of quality of the coast and as an institution began in 1987.The Psili Ammos beach in Tolo is awarded for fourteen (14) consecutive years with the Blue Flag, which proves that the beach of Tolo has the 33 quality criteria related to the cleanliness, organization, information, safety of bathers and visitors, protection of the natural wealth of the coast and the coastal area, and environmental awareness.
The "Blue Flags" are a key criterion for selection of tourist destinations from the major travel agencies abroad, which means that Greece, this year, will attract a large tourist interest.