Ofrynio Beach– Costa Ofrynio was awarded with a Blue Flag once again

The list of the cleanest beaches in Greece has been announced for this year. In this list, one can find once again Ofrynio Beach – Costa Ofrynio. The well-known and beloved Touzla, at the western end of the prefecture of Kavala, with its countless beauties for the visitor, deservedly won a Blue Flag for 2022.

The Blue Flag criteria are related to environmental education and information, bathing water quality, environmental management, safety, lifeguards, first aid, services, and facilities. It is an institution that is a global symbol of quality and is awarded to beaches, marinas and/or boats.

Apart from the Ofrynio Beach – Costa Ofrynio, recipients of this special distinction in the Municipality of Paggaio are the beaches of Ammolofoi, Nea Iraklitsa, Nea Peramos, Sarakina, and Orfani.

In our country, a total of 581 beaches, 15 marinas and six tourist boats have been awarded the Blue Flag. Thus, Greece climbed to second place worldwide, among 53 countries.

Egnatia Highway: Easier access for travellers to the beaches of Kavala

From 27 May, Egnatia Highway will facilitate the road transport of travellers to the beaches of the western coast of Kavala and beyond.

Specifically, in view of the summer season, the branch of the Egnatia Highway from the city of Kavala to the on-grade junction of Agios Andreas, which serves the traffic -among others- to Nea Peramos and Nea Irakleitsa, is returned to traffic.

For the time being, however, the toll plaza at the uphill junction will not operate and the passage of vehicles will be free of charge until further notice, while its canopy will be installed within three days of the road being opened to traffic.

Subsequently, by 3 June, the branch of the Egnatia road from Agios Andreas to Thessaloniki, where there is no MAP, is expected to be opened to cars. The timetable of the works was discussed during a recent meeting of the responsible deputy regional governor, Alexios Politis, with the Director of Operations and Maintenance of “Egnatia Highway S.A.”, Konstantinos Pardalis and the head of the company’s Projects and Maintenance Department, George Taliotis, at the offices of the Regional Unit of Kavala.

Source: https://www.iefimerida.gr/ellada/egnatia-odos-stin-kykloforia-dromoi-metakinisi-kabala