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Blue Flag Beaches

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In 2017, Olympic Holidays are celebrating fifty fantastic years of island travel. And so, to ensure our loyal and wonderful customers celebrate with us, we are offering you a total of fifty incredible islands from twenty seven UK airports. 2017 is a year of celebration and fun!

With so many islands on offer, we believe it is essential to advise you of facts that will help you choose your ideal island for escapism. It is no secret that the natural beauty Greece offers an unforgettable beach holiday and we are about to explain why.

Proudly, Greece has won 3rd place, once again, among fifty countries, with Blue Flag Beaches. Blue Flag Beaches are awarded by the Foundation for Environmental Education and is internationally recognised for their superiority.

A Blue Flag certification guarantees many important aspects for all you beach lovers, such as a clean beach with high quality bathing water and the safety and protection of swimmers, with the crucial patrol of lifeguards. 

Overall, Greece has approximately 430 beaches that win a Blue Flag. If you’re a beach holiday admirer then Halkidiki is the island for you, as this incredible destination has won first place from all the Greek islands, acquiring fifty two Blue Flag beaches.

Halkidiki offers some of Greece’s most beautiful scenery and a unique experience of authentic traditional Greek life. With its gorgeous Aegean Sea boasting spectacular sandy beaches, the picturesque village is ideal and holds many historic attractions.

Halkidiki is the perfect escape for beach lovers seeking true Greek culture, wishing to be swept away by fabulous views and the feel of pure tranquillity.

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Olympic Holidays are spoiling you with choice, as the Dodecanese Islands also score high in terms of Blue Flag beaches. Dodecanese Islands are known for their fascinating history, medieval castles, Byzantine churches, quaint villages and exciting nightlife.

In addition to these amazing aspects, some islands, such as Rhodes and Kos, offer beautiful Blue Flag Beaches. Rhodes and Kos are the largest and most famous of the Dodecanese islands and perfect for sun-seekers.

The Ionian Islands, particularly Kefalonia and Lefkada, also distinguish themselves for their perfect beaches. The Ionian Islands are on Greece’s West coast and enjoy comfortable hot summers due to their mild breezes and stunning golden beaches with gentle seas.

Kefalonia is the largest of the islands and is an island of dramatic mountains. Lefkada is an Ionian charm, with rich history, traditional villages and of course exceptional beaches. Both are ideal destinations for a family holiday of crystal clear waters and culture.


(See below the islands that have a Blue Flag Beach, also stating how many can be found)

Dodecanese Islands

Leros (1)

Rhodes  (28)

Kos (6)

Cyclades Islands

Milos (1)

Ios (3)

Paros (5)

Naxos (3)

Mykonos (1)

Tinos (1)

Ionian Islands

Kefalonia (12)

Lefkada (8)

Corfu (10)

Zakynthos (15)

Sporades &Aegean Islands

Samos (2)

Lesvos (10)

Mainland Greece

Halkidiki (52)

Kavala (14)

Thassaloniki (12)


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