Istra ecoxperience

Green Beaches

Within the project INTERREG Mediterranean MITOMED + “Models of Integrated Tourism in the MEDiterranean Plus - MITOMED+”, the project activity of implementing the Green Beach model in Istria was carried out through 28 criteria divided into 8 categories: bathing water quality, beach quality, security, sustainability, beach accessibility, information and education, green amenities and environmental development and beach management.

The Green Beach model has been implemented in four countries: Cyprus (three beaches), Tuscany (three beaches), Catalonia (three beaches) and Istria. The first beaches in Istria to receive a Green Beach labelled flag are: Poreč City Beach, Karpinjan Beach in Novigrad and Girandella Beach in Rabac.

Green Beaches


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