Celebrating 25 years of Blue Flags for bluegr Hotels & Resorts


The beach of Minos Beach art hotel in Aghios Nikolaos Crete, part of bluegr Hotels & Resorts, received its 25th Blue Flag this year. The award is clear recognition of the group’s philosophy of respect for the environment and its policies on sustainability.

bluegrThe hotel, a member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World, and bluegr Hotels & Resorts adhere to and implement faithfully the strict standards demanded of the programme. Four basic criteria are taken into consideration in order for the Blue Flag award to be accredited, which is recognised as one of the most significant ecological symbols of quality globally. The cleanliness of the water and the coastline, the organisation of the beach itself, the safety of its visitors, the protection of the natural surroundings and the raising of environmental awareness by educating both the workforce and visitors with organised activities related to the issue, are all essential requirements.

Apart from the beach at Minos Beach art hotel, the two sister hotels of the bluegr Group; Minos Palace hotel & suites and Candia Park village, also received the award again, having both held the esteemed distinction for more than a decade now. The awards are a culmination of all the ecological actions that bluegr Hotels & Resorts has undertaken in order to promote and protect the natural wealth of the island of Crete.

bluegrThis year, Greece took second place out of the 47 countries which make up the list of Blue Flags for 2018, with 113 of the 519 Greek Blue Flags located in Crete.

bluegr Hotels & Resorts

bluegr Hotelsbluegr Hotels & Resorts features five hotel units in Crete, Athens and Rhodes. Perfect facilities and unique locations combined with impeccable service and excellent hospitality make up the basis of the group’s philosophy, with hotels that meet the needs of each and every visitor and have a customer retention rate exceeding 90%.

Minos Beach art hotel is a member of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World, Minos Palace hotel & suites belongs to the Sensimar group of adults only hotels, Candia Park village is dedicated to creating the perfect family holiday, Life Gallery athens is a haven of peace and tranquility in the Athenian suburbs and the Miramare suites & villas operate as a member of Sunprime Hotels.

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