Apollonia Beach Resort & Spa

Υποψήφιος στην κατηγορία Best Greek Sustainable Hotel
Κλάδος δραστηριότητας: Τουριστικός Κλάδος - Ξενοδοχείο - Ξενοδοχειακές υπηρεσίες
Ιστοσελίδα: https://www.apollonia.gr/
Κείμενο αιτιολόγησης υποψηφιότητας: - APOLLONIA BEACH RESORT & SPA -

Apollonia Beach Resort & Spa is situated on the sandy beach of Amoudara at the north coast of central Crete, just 8 km from the airport, city center and the harbor of Heraklion. There are in total 336 rooms, bungalows and suites. The rooms are equipped with Smart 43” LED TV with fast internet connection, tea & coffee making facilities, refrigerator, individually controlled air-condition, safe box, telephone, hairdryer, beach towels. Some of the rooms specially designed for handicapped people.

There is free fast Wi-Fi in all hotel premises, rooms, meeting rooms, public areas and on the beach.

Our guests can choose between 5 restaurants serving ethnic and local dishes, 4 bars and a disco.

In 2019 we opened on Crete the first VEGAN hotel restaurant " Avocado " inspired by Cretan Cuisine.

As sport & fitness facilities we offer: a shadowed multi-purpose outdoor fitness ground, gym equipment at the beach, tennis court with floodlight, mini soccer 5x5, table tennis, water sports, 3 outdoor pools.

For the children we offer a kid’s club during the season. Also, there are 3 water slides, 2 baby pools,1 kids pool and 2 playgrounds.

A modern Spa & Wellness Center with indoor pool offers therapies with high quality Spa products and a gym with personnel trainer.

- Best Greek Sustainable Hotel -

To lead the way in sustainable tourism and to address the challenges of climate change we have submitted initiatives demonstrating outstanding commitment to sustainability to be able to move towards a lower carbon future. In order to decrease our ecological footprint, the Apollonia Beach Sustainability Team also implement various sustainable certification requirements as “Travelife”, “EU Ecolabel”, “The Green Key”, “Blue Flag”, “We do local”, “Costa Nostrum – Sustainable Beaches“ e

Our efforts regarding Corporate Sustainability and Responsibility are focused on four pillars:

1.Lower Carbon Footprint - CO 2 Emission
• To increase by tree planting and take care of our hotelpark “Anthousai”
• By sustainable reconstruction & renovation to lower carbon
• By updating to new technologies to reduce energy consumption especially regarding the use of Air-conditioning, heating, ventilation system and the use of renewable energy
• By promoting public transport (customers, staff, hotel fleet

2. Recycling - Circular Economy
• Circular Economy: Using recycled products from ECONATURAL
• Implementing a recycling program by collecting glass, batteries, light bulbs, metal, electrical/electronic devices
• Recycling in different topic and ways in all hotel departments
• Purchasing of products with recyclable or reusable packaging and those provided to customers

3 .Reducing - Waste and Source Consumption
• We use cleaning products from DIVERSEY with Eco-label certification
• Avoiding single-use plastics by offering biodegradable materials in our outlets
• Replacing drink decors by recyclables like wood stirrers and paper straws
• Reducing food waste
• Installing reduction systems to managing and treating water consumption
• Monitoring, recording and analyzing the total energy consumption and waste production

4. Social engagement - Employee - Community - Guests
• Training and information of our employees on all critical activities related to sustainability, employee engagement programs, permanent staff trainings
• Our guests are also informed and involved on key hotel eco activities
• Working with local authorities, to preserve the natural beauty of the area
• Informing and encouraging clients on the environmental activities of the hotel and active participation

Travel and tourism have a beneficial and negative impact on the environment.
We are convinced that our environmental efforts, and the steps we are taking towards implement, allow us in the future to operate more efficiently. Not only we give great efforts in reducing the consumption of non-renewable energy, but also encourage our guests to rethink.

We will continue to ensure that we are doing our part to deliver a more sustainable future.

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or open the file: BEST GREEK SUSTAINABLE HOTEL_ Apollonia Beach Resort & Spa.pdf

Thank you for your attention !

Manolis Manousos
Apollonia Beach Resort & Spa
VP of the board / CEO - Cyan Group of Hotels