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Blue Flag 2015 for Leros Marina
01/08/2015

blue flag 2015As announced at May 13th 2015 and according to the results published on the website of the Greek
Society for the Protection of Nature (http://eepf.gr/el/blueflags-2015-greek-beaches-marinas), Leros
Marina has been awarded the Blue Flag for the second consecutive year.

"The Blue Flag awards were announced by the Greek Society for the Protection of Nature (HSPN),
which is the National Operator of the international "Blue Flag" awards system in our country, for
swimming beaches and marinas". With 395 Blue Flag awards for swimming beaches, Greece holds
the third place in the world among 50 countries. This year, the International Jury awarded the Blue
Flag to 3.468 swimming beaches and 695 marinas worldwide. Currently there is an effort in
cooperation with government agencies to increase the number of award-winning Greek marinas".
(Source: HSPN)

Following the strict criteria of the FEE and (HSPN) and focusing on the environmental standards of
recycling systems, hazardous waste handling and processing ,waste water systems and removal of
oily disposals from yachts, the water purity of the marina, the installation of garbage bins in all
areas etc., Leros Marina proudly holds the Blue Flag also for 2015.
Except from the environmental criteria, the award process includes proper organization of access,
signage, safety and operation of the facility, but also at least three environmental actions, in which,
Leros Marina implemented the following :
• Tree planting and grooming. The action took place at the Marina hill and was accomplished
by the marina personnel.
• Educational visit/seminar of the 3rd Sea Scouts System of Leros.
• Six educational visits/ seminars of the Technical Lyceum of Leros.
Continuing the ecological program, Leros Marina is prepared for the 2016 awards, focusing on
environmental protection, preparing even more educational actions and wishing for even more
Blue Flags waving.

For a safe environment and a better life for the future.

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