BLUE FLAG AWARD at Limassol Marina, Cyprus
28 June 2017
Limassol Marina, managed by Camper & Nicholsons Marinas, has become the first marina in Cyprus to have been awarded internationally recognised ‘Blue Flag’ status, an accolade bestowed in recognition of its commitment to environmental awareness and protection. The prestigious award distinguishes the Marina’s high standards in environmental protection throughout its facilities and operational procedures, as well as its efforts to ensure and promote environmentally friendly practice from all visitors, residents and boat owners.
The Blue Flag Marina programme is a highly-regarded and world-renowned accolade for environmental education, information and management, promoting and implementing safety regulations and procedures for the protection of the environment and water quality. Its regulations will continue to be communicated to all Limassol Marina customers and visitors to ensure that their activities adhere to the guidelines in place for clean waters and a safe environment for marine life and protected species in Cyprus. The ‘Blue Flag for Boat Owners’ scheme is also available to all resident or visiting boats via the Marina Reception.
The flag was handed to the CEO of Limassol Marina, Mr Andreas Christodoulides, during a Blue Flag Award Ceremony organised by CYMEPA (National Operator of the Blue Flag Programme) and held on the Marina premises. All awards were given to their recipient Municipalities or Councils in the presence of the Minister of Agriculture and Environment, Mr Nikos Kouyialis, the Limassol Mayor, Mr Nicos Nicolaides, and representatives of this year’s 63 Blue Flag Beaches across the island.
The international Blue Flag Programme is run by the Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE), a non-governmental environmental organisation. It is also represented by national organisations in each of the participating countries in Europe, the Caribbean, New Zealand and South Africa.
Limassol Marina is Cyprus’ first superyacht marina, able to accommodate 650 yachts up to 110m. Its berth holders, property residents and visitors benefit from an on-site spa and fitness club, dining, shopping and cultural facilities. The €375 million development’s range of luxury residences includes exclusive villas on the sea with private berths for yachts up to 60m attached to their garden. Its final phase – the spacious “Castle Residences” apartments surrounded by water – was launched in spring 2017 and is already 30 per cent sold and reserved.