The Blue Flag beaches for 2013 have been announced by the Hellenic Society for the Protection of Nature (HSPN).
Lesvos has 10 beaches that will fly the blue flag for the 2013 season.
Blue Flag Beaches 2013 List
- Agios Isidoros
- Eftalou / Ag. Anargyri
- Kanoni Thermis
- Skala Eressou
The Blue Flag works towards sustainable development of beaches and marinas through strict criteria dealing with Water Quality, Environmental Education and Information, Environmental Management, and Safety and Other Services.
The Blue Flag Programme is owned and run by the non-government, non-profit organisation the Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE).
Many people are not aware that the Blue Flag Programme looks at many things, not just water quality. The more remote beaches around Greece will not get a blue flag because of the lack of organised services. It is this very aspect that makes them so appealing to many people, me included. Sitting on a deserted beach miles from civilization followed by a swim in the crystal clear Aegean Sea is one of life’s joys. The Blue Flag Beaches on Lesvos are worthy of note, but remember that they are by definition going to be ‘organised’ and more popular. Why not be Robinson Crusoe for a day on a beach a little more remote, more private, more ‘special’.
You can read more about some of Lesvos’ less well publicised beaches in our Beautiful Lesvos Beaches section.