Unfortunately, not every tourist attraction is as friendly and enjoyable for visitors as it may first appear. Luckily, Cyprus is doing its best to be as hospitable as possible, so with every new beach season, it opens more "blue flag" beaches. Now Cypriots are proud to have about 55 awarded beaches.
Blue Flag status is awarded to beaches which comply with 33 criteria in the areas of environment, water quality, safety, and service. Annually the list of awarded places is reviewed by the Foundation for Environmental Education. So, if you are careful about the quality of your vacation, do not hesitate to check the list of "blue flags".
Some of the most popular beaches to check out are Nissi Beach and Makronissos Beach in Ayia Napa, Konnos Beach between Ayia Napa and Protaras, and also Lara Bay and Coral Bay in Peyia.