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Turkey is the second country by the number of blue flags

Turkey is the second country by the number of blue flags

This year Turkey took the second place among about 50 countries by the number of beaches marked with blue flags. The total amount of these beaches in Turkey is 456. Blue flag is a world-famous eco-label which awards the best beaches and Marines. This program is held under the patronage of the Foundation for Environmental Education and its head office is situated in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Blue flags are the sign of the first-rate standards

Within thirty years, blue flags have been the symbols of high quality and the best reputation and have made the site owners do always better. The blue flags on the beaches mean:

  • free access to the beach
  • weekly tests of the water quality. The water is absolutely safe for bathing and is in line with high demand standards.
  • Clean sand and regular garbage collection
  • emergency services
  • the emergency assistance may be provided straight on the beach
  • toilets and the showers on the beach
  • any means of transport is forbidden on the territory of the beach.

The first place this year has been taken by Spain and Turkey is followed by Greece. It is said that blue flags are one of the things that determine the tourists' choice for their vacations. According to the Prime Minister of Turkey, Ahmet Davutoglu, the country will save its leading positions in the list of the countries with the best beaches.

Blue flag beaches in Alanya

Alanya and its suburbs are one of the most popular Turkish resorts. Perfect white sand beaches, gentle sun and the warm sea attract millions of tourists from different countries. The Mediterranean coast of Turkey is known as the Turkish Riviera with numerous luxury hotels and villas. Here you can be offered the property to buy or to rent with the best value for money. It is no wonder that this part of the country has the biggest number of beaches with blue flags. There are 43 beaches in Alanya which are awarded with blue flags. Here are some of them.

Keykubat Beach

This 3-kilometer long beach is located in the east of the Alanya Peninsula. It is mostly sandy but keep in mind that there can be some rocks. Here tourists are offered numerous activities not only on the beach but also in the sea. There is a wide range of facilities including ambulance, lifesaving, sports facilities and environmental education activities provided by Alanya Environmental Education and Blue Flag Association.

Damlatas Public Beach

This is a public beach placed in the west of the Alanya Penisula in front of the famous sight Damlatas Cave. Its length is about three and a half kilometers. This sandy beach is famous for its extremely clean water. As all blue flag beaches, it offers all kinds of facilities to make your stay pleasant: lifeguard services, disabled facilities, environmental education activities and many more.

Want to spend holidays lying on one of blue flag beaches? Contact us and we will offer you apartments or villas that will meet all your needs. Feel free to call us: +44 (121) 368 002 or to e-mail:

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