Planning to holiday in Faliraki this year? Then you’re in for a treat! Faliraki Beach has won Blue Flag status, which means that it has been internationally recognised as one of the world’s best beaches. In order to receive a Blue Flag label, a beach must have an excellent quality of bathing water whilst also being clean, safe for visitors and environmentally friendly. So when you’re taking a break from bar hopping on the resort’s legendary ‘Club Street’, why not bronze your hungover body on Faliraki’s beautiful beach? The 5km stretch is packed with sunbeds and umbrellas and offers a great array of watersports including jet-skiing and para-sailing. To further boost Faliraki Beach’s reputation, it also came sixth in Trip Advisor’s Top 10 Beach Destinations in 2012.
Greece Ranks Second for Blue Flag Beaches
Greece has come second on the Blue Flag beach list, with a further 21 Greek beaches and a marina being awarded Blue Flags for 2014. The country now has 408 beaches and 10 marinas flying Blue Flag, which nudges it past Turkey to rank second amongst 51 countries around the world. Currently, only Spain has more Blue Flag beaches than Greece. Greek beaches awarded a Blue Flag include Faliraki and Kallithea in Rhodes, Canal d’Amour and Chalikounas in Corfu and Chrissi Akti, Elounda and Agia Marina in Crete.