Award for the environmental protection
Throughout the marinas history, there has been an effort to conserve and improve the immediate environment. The construction of the marira is based on a government approved environmental study, which enhansed the locality. In the eastern part of the marina grounds is a privately-owned rocky hill where we have planted over six thousand trees, creating a new park of carob , olive , mastic , almond , lemon , guava and other native trees and bushes. The area is also full of wild plants such as ironwort, sage, mint, oregano, asparagus and calicotome bushes, and is a habitat for partridges, wild rabbits and all sorts of migratory birds.
In the day to day operations, the Marina follows a strict policy for the collection and management of the waste. The
hazardous and non hazardous waste, is gathered at special containers and handed to specialised recycling companies,
contracted with the Marina.
Futrhermore, Leros Marina, holds one of the fifteen certified Oil Spill Response Contingency Plans in Greece, which gives the ability to react fast and eficiently to any kind of marine polution and undertake anti pollution procedures, not only inside the premises of the Marina, but allover Greece.
Finally, for the facts mentioned above and for many other facts that refer to the general way of the Marinas’ operation, Leros Marina has been continuously awarded with the prestigious “Blue Flag“, the most recognised award for the environmental protection.
The Blue Flag
The Blue Flag is a certification by the Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE) that a beach, marina or sustainable boating tourism operator meets its stringent standards. The Blue Flag is a trademark owned by FEE which is a not-for-profit, non-governmental organisation consisting of 65 organisations in 60 member countries in Europe, Africa, Oceania, Asia, North America and South America. FEE’s Blue Flag criteria include standards for water quality, safety, environmental education and information, the provision of services and general environmental management criteria. The Blue Flag is sought for beaches, marinas and sustainable boating tourism operators as an indication of their high environmental and quality standards.”( source : Wikipedia )
The "Blue Flag" program
The “Blue Flag” is the most recognized and popular international ecological symbol of quality in the world. Awarded since 1987 to beaches and marinas that meet strict requirements. A prerequisite for the award of a coast with the “Blue Flag”, is the water quality in it to be “Excellent”. No other classifications of quality, even “nice”, is accepted by the Program. In order to be awarded, a beach has to meet a total of 33 criteria (25 for marinas) which refer to cleanliness, organization, information, safety of swimmers and visitors, protection of the coastal natural resources and coastal areas and environmental awareness. Founder and International Coordinator of the Program is the Foundation for Environmental Education ( FEE), based in Denmark, with members of 73 countries from all continents. Represented in Greece by the Hellenic Society for the Protection of Nature (EEPF), the oldest environmental organization in the country (since 1951), which, this year, completes 65 years of uninterrupted activity in environmental interventions in nature conservation projects, environmental education (with 5 timeless networks approved by the Ministry of Education, Research and Religious Affairs), and general information and awareness
Blue Flag award for “Leros Marina Evros s.a.”
Leros Marina is a proud member of of the Blue flag program, being continuously awarded since 2014, fulfilling the strict requirements of the FEE and (HSPN) and focusing on the environmental standards of recycling systems, hazardous waste handling and processing ,waste water systems and removal of oily disposals from yachts, the water purity of the marina, the installation of garbage bins in all areas etc.
Leros Marina has been continuously awarded with Blue Flag, for the years 2014, 2015 , 2016 , 2017, and 2018 and is again candidate for the Blue Flag for 2019 , keeping the flag waving with the hope for a safer environment
Collection, storage, processing, transport and disposal of all types of waste.
Leros Marina, holds a complete, certified plan for the collection, storage, processing, transport and disposal of all types of waste. With the assistance of affiliate recipients, Leros Marina is able to collect common garbage, used engine oil, batteries and in general, any type of waste that a vessel and its crew can produce.
With the assistance and consultancy of Metopi-Environmental Protection Consultants, Leros Marina has issued a comprehensive waste management plan, recognised by the Hellenic Ministry of Mercantile Marine, targeting to the safest ways of collecting, managing and recycling all types of waste.
Oil Spill Response Contingency Plans
Leros Marina, proudly holds one of the fifteen certified Oil Spill Response Contingency Plans in Greece, including the
Leros Marina has the equipment and ability to react fast and eficiently to any kind of marine polution and undertake anti pollution
procedures, not only inside the premises of the Marina, but allover Greece.
An important part of the Oil Spill Response Contingency Plan, is the practice that takes place every year with the assistance
and guiedance of Metopi-Environmental Protection Consultants, whereby, the anti- pollution team of Leros Marina,
keeps evolving its knowledge to new systems and techniques.
The above practice, has come to use with two incidents that took place in Leros and in which, Leros Marina Anti-pollution Team,
reacted rapidly and succesfully.
For anti-pollution services please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org , or by Telephone at :
+30 22470 24733, 26600, 26601
Since 2013, Leros Marina Anti-pollution Team takes part to the annual practice for Oil Spill incidents response. The training program, which is carried out by the means of Metopi-Environmental Protection Consultants, includes two parts, theoretical and practical. During the theoretical training, the staff is informed about the possible sources of pollution within and near the Marina, the behavior of all Petroleum waste when they seep into the marine environment, the new methods and techniques of pollution confrontation but also on how to tackle an incident depending on each scenario. The practical part of the training, contents a pollution scenario (oil leak) inside the area of responsibility of the Marina and activation of the Oil Spill Reaponse Contingency Plan, which includes immersion of 150m oil boom with the proper anchoring, as would have been done in actual incident.
Leros Marina, Evros S.A
Leros Marina, Evros S.A., was established in 1989, when the rocky land overlooking the beautiful Lakki harbor was acquired. Lakki was used from the Italians as a naval station and aeronautics base for the whole of the Eastern Mediterranean during the Italian possession of the Dodecanese Islands from 1913 to 1943. The area that was selected is found in the north-eastern part and at the head of Lakki bay, GPS: 37o 07’42.30″ N – 26o 51’20.50″ E, at the precise point where the Italians moored their hydroplanes. On this private land, a new yacht harbor and marina has been created. It was the first Marina and Boatyard in the South East Aegean Greek waters.
Leros Marina Evros S.A., Leros Island, P.O. Box 30, Lakki Port, 85400 Greece
+30 22470 24733, 26600, 26601
mobile 1: +30 6956 485633
mobile 2: +30 6932574857
mobile 3: +30 6944203957
mobile 4: +30 6942819036