Cyprus boasts no less than 69 different beaches that were awarded the famous Blue Flag designation – the 2021 list of which was released a few days ago, according to Philenews.
The Blue Flag is actually a certification issued by the not-for-profit and non-governmental Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE), verifying that a beach, marina or sustainable boating tourism operator meets certain standards.
These standards are considered rather stringent and are constantly updated and reconsidered.
Cyprus’ blue flag beaches are the following:
Kapparis, Skoutarospilioi, Ayia Triada, Luma, Pernera, Potami, Vrysi C, Vrysi B, Vrysi A, Protaras (Fig Tree), Lombardi islands, Vrysoudia
Ayia Napa (15)
Konnos, Limnara Ammos tou Kambouri, Glyki Nero, Pantahou, Loukkos tou Mandi, Katsarka, Vathia Gonia, Nissi, Nissi Bay, Landa, Makronisos, Ziatzi, Ayia Thecla
Finikoudes, Kastella, Mackeny
Kalymnos, Governor’s Beach
Ayios Tychon (7)
Ayia Varvara, Loures, Vouppa, Aphrodite Armonia, Onisilos, Kastella
Ayios Athanasios (1)
Olympion Beach A, Limassl Marina
Laiki Beach, Pachyammos 2
Pachyammos, Vrysoudia A, Vrysoudia B, Alykes, Municipal Baths Faros Beach
Coral Beach, Laourou, Kafizis
Neo Horio (3)
Souli, Xistarokampos, Halavron
Polis Chrysohous (2)
Municipal Beach, Dasoudi