Breaking Travel News interview: Nikos Vlasiadis, general manager, Creta Maris Beach Resort

Creta Maris Beach Resort has been honoured with the titles of Greece’s Leading All-Inclusive Resort and Greece’s Leading Beach Resort on the World Travel Awards.

Here Breaking Travel News speaks to Nikos Vlasiadis, Creta Maris Beach Resort basic supervisor, to search out out extra about this one-of-a-kind property.

Breaking Travel News: How does it really feel to have gained on the World Travel Awards?

Nikos Vlasiadis: It is a good honour for us to see Creta Maris Beach Resort recognised as Greece’s Leading All-Inclusive Resort for the second yr in a row.

Creta Maris Beach Resort has been working as a family-friendly seashore resort primarily based on the rules of sustainable improvement and genuine Cretan hospitality since 1975.

We think about ourselves as one massive prolonged Greek household welcoming friends to our house.

We are dedicated to offering a terrific vary of top quality, all-inclusive providers with specific take care of our friends and full consideration to element.

This distinction wouldn’t have been potential with out our loyal friends, and specifically our personnel and their fixed effort to supply our friends with unforgettable vacation experiences.

We prolong many heartfelt due to all of them.

BTN: Can you inform our readers just a little concerning the property; what’s on supply there?

NV: Creta Maris Beach Resort is a five-star all-inclusive resort for households and {couples} in Hersonissos Crete, Greece, which mixes custom, magnificence, and Cretan hospitality in a protected and sustainable surroundings.

As a member of Metaxa Hospitality Group for 45 years, Creta Maris has gained a long-lasting legacy in hospitality business.

The resort is located in Hersonissos, Crete, simply 24 kilometres from the Heraklion Airport and options 681 rooms in addition to a variety of services and actions each for kids and adults.

The Greek village-style structure of the resort with its picturesque and quaint twisting paths, piazzas, blossoming gardens of bougainvillea, quite a few gastronomy choices, native occasions, and the blue flag awarded seashore make it the perfect setting for stress-free holidays in Crete.

We even have Europe’s largest out of doors amphitheatre cinema the place we present movies and theatrical productions, in addition to our vastly in style on-site Aquapark, which is a selected favorite with youngsters and households.

BTN: How helpful will the World Travel Awards victory be in selling the property as we transfer into the important thing summer time months subsequent yr?

NV: Creta Maris Beach Resort supplies its friends with a terrific vary of services on an all-inclusive foundation that make for carefree holidays for each {couples} and households.

Guests can really feel the genuine Cretan expertise whereas having fun with the picturesque paths, the big selection of sports activities actions, the intensive leisure programme, and completely different eating choices within the resort’s six eating places and 9 bars.

We have an enormous number of actions during which friends can participate all through their keep, that are included as a part of the all-inclusive charge, so friends don’t have to fret about being bored or incurring extra prices.

This distinction by a major establishment such on the World Travel Awards for the second yr in a row displays the arduous work and energy we offer to our friends to ensure really high-quality providers, actions, and with that, carefree holidays.

BTN: Parent Metaxa Hospitality Group has been eager to place sustainability on the coronary heart of its actions – what are you able to inform me about that?

NV: Since its founding 46 years in the past, Metaxa Hospitality Group has operated primarily based on the rules of sustainable improvement.

Our mission is to supply the very best high quality of hospitality providers in a totally sustainable surroundings with respect for the locations the place we function, the native communities, the friends, and the surroundings.

Our guardian firm, Metaxa Hospitality Group issued its first Sustainability Report in 1999 and helps the 17 Sustainable Development Goals set out within the UN’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

The group actively contributes to nationwide and worldwide efforts to implement these targets.

With the slogan ‘Local resources for a better life in rural areas’, in 2019 the group collaborated with 80 native meals producers, and in 2020 it collaborated with 73 native meals producers, supporting the economies of Crete and Santorini, and selling Greek gastronomy.

Solar panel fields have been put in for water-heating, along with the usage of swimming pool cleansing robots to keep away from water waste.

Metaxa Hospitality Group sustainably manages its lodges’ out of doors areas.

As a rule, endemic crops are put in in out of doors areas, and a continuing effort is made to extend the number of native species and the variety of crops, helpful bugs, and micro-organisms endemic to the native ecosystem.

All resort friends can take part in environmental actions, in order that our guests can contribute to environmental safety and strengthen the local people.

Creta Maris has been publishing its personal sustainability report since 2013 which outlines the resort’s newest efforts close to the surroundings, workers, provide chain, and local people. 

For instance, Creta Maris sources 70 per cent of all components from Greece.

At the top of the vacationer season, all leftovers are donated in sealed packages to meals assortment organisations for these in want, such because the ‘Help at home’ programme of the Municipality of Hersonissos.

Since 2017, Creta Maris has participated within the LIFE-F4F (Food for Feed) undertaking whose objective is to judge, by a pilot-scale demonstration, an progressive and easy expertise, the low-emission course of that permits the protected transformation of meals waste, primarily from lodges (and extra typically from the hospitality business and eating places), into animal feed.

With this motion, the resort makes use of recycling and waste administration throughout the resort services to recycle 1000’s of tons of meals waste yearly.

Creta Maris additionally participates within the WWF Program “Hotel Kitchen” to work with the hospitality business to extend consciousness and understanding of lowering meals waste.

More Information

Find out extra about Creta Maris Beach Resort on the official website.

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