38 beaches in Greece, which until now have been awarded with the Blue Flag, and ensured clean water and excellent infrastructure, lost the title in 2014.
According to the Greek Nature Conservation Society, the inspections during the summer has proven that some of the beaches do not meet the criteria for having the Blue Flag status.
In most cases, the inspectors had no issues with the purity of water. Their attention is usually focused on the lack of infrastructure for sunbathers, security, clean beaches and environment.
23 beaches in Corfu lost the Blue Flag. Other beaches that do not meet the requirements, are located in the regions of Attica (1), Zakynthos (2), Kavala (1), Lesbos (3), Magnesia (1), Preveza (2), Rethymno (1), Rhodope (2), and Fthiotida (2).
The idea of the Blue Flag was born in France in 1985, when the first beaches have received this title. The prize is awarded from season to season.