CERTIFICATIONS & AWARDS
Costa Nostrum - Sustainable Beaches
Creta Maris beach has been certified as a Sustainable Beach of the Mediterranean by Costa Nostrum - Sustainable Beaches program. The criteria for acquiring Costa Nostrum - Sustainable Beaches certification are the protection of nature, the promotion of environmental awareness and the preservation and promotion of local culture and traditional products.
HACCP is a systematic preventive approach to food safety from biological, chemical, and physical hazards in production processes that can cause the finished product to be unsafe, and design measurements to reduce these risks to a safe level. In this manner, the resort, certified by HACCP, is asserted to ensure food safety and quality, especially for the final product, which is offered to its guests and employees.
Satur: “Top Hotel 2017 Award”
Slovakian tour operator “Satur” awarded Creta Maris as " Top Hotel 2017" featuring thereby its cooperation with the resort as excellent and selecting it in its guests’ high preferences.
TOP-10 Spa Hotels in Crete by TopHotels
The “TOP-10 Spa Hotels in Crete 2018” is an award by TopHotels, the most popular hotel directory among travelers in Russia and CIS countries. Creta Maris was proudly awarded as one of the 10 TOP Spa Hotels in Crete, by the strictest judges, the guests themselves. The Spa’s wide range of services that go beyond beauty and focus on health, the use of natural environmentally-friendly products, its treatment rooms & innovative and multiple wet facilities and its well-trained experts managed to impress the guests!
TUI Top Quality Award 2019
TUI Top Quality 2019 is an award reserved for the very best TUI hotels – the absolute favorites as declared by TUI guests. With an excellence rating on TUI’s guest survey of at least 8.7 out of 10 possible points, Creta Maris Beach Resort has clearly convinced the guests across the board. TUI Top Quality offers customers and travel agencies an eye-catching assurance when choosing a holiday hotel.
TUI FAMILY Champion 2019
TUI FAMILY Champion is a quality award reserved for the very best TUI family hotels – selected by families for families. With an excellence rating on TUI guest survey of at least 8.7 out of 10 possible points in the category “child friendliness”, Creta Maris clearly convinced TUI guests from tall to small. TUI FAMILY Champion 2019 offers customers and travel agencies an eye-catching assurance when choosing a family hotel.
TUI Environmental Champion 2018
Creta Maris Beach Resort, as a part of its Sustainable Operation, was awarded with the “TUI Environmental Champion 2018”. In order to obtain this award the resort carried out with the requirements of the “Environmental Checking List of TUI for Hotels” and obtained the customer satisfaction concerning the environmental activities handled in the property. TUI Umwelt Champion is awarded by the tour operator TUI to 150 hotels in the world that best fulfill the technical and organization requirements about an ecological responsible hotel management and act in accordance with these requirements.
The Green Key is an eco-label, recognized by the World Tourism Organization and UNEP, which has been awarded to over 1500 installations in 28 countries around the world Creta Maris, certified with the Green Key meets the following criteria:
- Trains its staff, guests and owners to increase sustainable development and environmental awareness in recreation facilities.
- Protects the environment by reducing the environmental impact of the hotel on the world stage.
- Requires financial management by reducing consumption, which means reducing the costs.
- Follows marketing strategy which includes the promotion of quality label Green Key.
- Operates empowering hotel assuming greater environmental responsibility.
The hotel was checked and completed the criteria for the distinction of Gold Travelife Sustainability System, showing very high commitment to sustainability and social responsibility. With this certification the hotel is committed to create opportunities for improvement, to communicate its actions and encourage others to act in the same way.
BIO Hellas – BIO Kuzina
The model «BIO Kouzina» offers certification to food service units that use one or more organic raw materials, for which they wish to make reference to the organic production method.
In 2018, the hotel was certified for seventh consecutive year. This time Pithos restaurant received the “BIO Kouzina GOLD” award, as it offers 90% of certified "organic dishes" or "organic ingredients"!
ECARF Seal of Quality
Τhe ECARF Quality Seal is a seal of approval that is intended to aid in the selection of products and services suitable for use by allergic consumers. The ECARF Quality Seal is a European certification. The foundation awards the Seal according to detailed requirements that are determined, validated and monitored by its international scientific advisory committee.
In general, all products, such as consumer goods or food products, and all services, such as hotels or restaurants, can be certified. The basis for certification is proof that the product or service offers a significant improvement in quality of life for allergic consumers. The quality of the product or service is monitored regularly through random sampling.
Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence 2017
The Award of Excellence is given out by Tripadvisor.com to guests’ “favorite” properties annually, in honour of their achievements over the past year as measured by their overall guest review score. To receive this award, partners of TripAdvisor.com must have an average review score of 8 or higher, based on at least 10 guest reviews over the past year. As Tripadvisor.com affirms, all of guest reviews are written by real guests after they have stayed and checked out of the accommodation. There are a number of safeguards in place to guarantee that each review is current and authentic.
In particular, the hotel’s guests, who made their reservation via Tripadvisor.com, highlighted the hotel through their own rating, offering 8.5 points on a scale of 10.
Tripadvisor Travellers’ Choice 2019
The «Travelers' Choice 2019» is awarded by Trip Advisor, the largest travel site in the world. Specifically, Creta Maris was proudly ranked 7th among 25 hotels throughout Greece, by the strictest judges, the guests themselves. The main characteristics of the winners of the Travellers’ Choice awards are the excellent service, value and quality.
Booking.com: 2017 Award of Excellence
The Award of Excellence is given out by Booking.com to guests’ “favorite” properties annually, in honour of their achievements over the past year as measured by their overall guest review score. To receive this award, partners of Booking.com must have an average review score of 8 or higher, based on at least 10 guest reviews over the past year. As Booking.com affirms, all of guest reviews are written by real guests after they have stayed and checked out of the accommodation. There are a number of safeguards in place to guarantee that each review is current and authentic.
In particular, the hotel’s guests, who made their reservation via Booking.com, highlighted the hotel through their own rating, offering 9 points on a scale of 10
Hotels.com: Loved by Guests Award 2019
Creta Maris Beach Resort had the pleasure to be awarded with the “LOVED BY GUESTS” 2019 award by Hotels.com, a leading online accommodation booking website. This important achievement was based on verified reviews submitted by the guests and concerns the excellent services they received from the resort during their stay in 2018!
Blue Flag 2016 Award
The Blue Flag is a certification by the Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE) that a beach or marina meets its stringent standards. Is a trademark owned by FEE which is a not-for-profit, non-governmental organization consisting of 65 organizations in 60 member countries in Europe, Africa, Oceania, Asia, North America and South America.
Creta Maris beach awarded with a Blue Flag meet all the stringent criteria to be considered safe, clean without affecting the natural landscape.
“Greek Breakfast” Certification
The Greek Breakfast is a program designed by the Hellenic Chamber of Hotels which has been in operation since 2010 and whose aim is to enrich the breakfast offered in Greek hotels with pure and unique Greek products as well as with traditional local dishes from every region of Greece.
Creta Maris has been included in the "Greek Breakfast" program, thus making it possible for the guests to experience the plentiful gastronomic wealth of Crete and to taste the Cretan breakfast, the unique Cretan products and delicacies that are an important part of the Mediterranean diet, which is not just a fashionable food trend, but constitutes, according to the UNESCO, "Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity".
COSMOCERT is an inspection and certification control body. It was founded in 2013, with the aim of providing innovative services of upmost quality in the fields of certification of organic products, ISO, biotechnological research and high technology innovations.
Creta Maris, especially proud of its organic garden, has received COSMOCERT organic products’ certification, according to which, the hotel provides the consumer with fresh, tasty and authentic food while it also respects the environment and the natural life cycle of the ecosystem.
This is made possible since the organic farming of the hotel is based on a series of rules and principles, and common practical methods, which are designed to minimize the human impact on the environment, while also they ensure that the agricultural system operates as naturally as possible, with the least possible inputs (pesticides, fertilizers, antibiotics).
We do local
“We do local” is a business certification standard. Company wise, “We do local” fulfills the need to differentiate in substance and quality, as well as to support the economy and workforce of the local community. Customer wise, We do local fulfills the need to try a product offering the real experience of the visiting place, the locals, and the raw materials they produce. In addition, We do local fulfills the need to act sustainably and respect the environment.
Creta Maris certified Standard Certification "We do local" meet the following criteria:
- Offers different, with substance and high quality products and services
- Support the production, economy and human resources of Crete
- Support the economy and the people of the local community
- Promotes the local customs and traditions
- Presents the local cuisine
- Supports the local producers
- With respect to the environment and sustainability
- Supports the local workforce
Twelve major Swiss tour operators, coordinated by the Swiss Tourism Federation award tourism companies with Q Label, which is a specialized Swiss quality label.
Creta Maris was certified with the “Q Label”, proofing once again its offer of high-quality services.
Apollo Gold Customers Choice 2017
"Apollo", one of the largest tour operators in the Nordic countries, awarded Creta Maris Beach Resort with the «Gold Customers Choice Award 2017», following the high preference shown by its Scandinavian guests to the resort.
Schauinsland: «Top Hotel Partner 2017»
German tour operator “Schauinsland” awarded Creta Maris as "Top Hotel Partner 2017" featuring thereby its cooperation with the resort as excellent and selecting it in its guests’ high preferences.
Creta Maris Beach Resort was awarded by the Association of Cretan Tourism and Travel Agencies (ACTTA), during its annual event, as an example hotel that constantly organizes seminars and evacuation drills in order to train all staff members for situations of emergencies and proper reaction of any crisis.
Creta Maris Beach Resort was proudly awarded by Travelmyth, an online hotel search engine, as one of the best three beach hotels in Hersonissos. The award was given based on the preference of the website’s visitors.
Hotels.com: Best Top 100 All Inclusive 2017 Award
This award honors All Inclusive hotels that consistently earn top ratings from Hotels.com guests. Creta Maris Beach Resort earned a place among the top 100 All Inclusive resorts worldwide!
Hotels.com, LP is an affiliate of Expedia, Inc., is a leading online accommodation booking website with properties ranging from international chains and all-inclusive resorts to local favorites and bed & breakfasts, together with all the information needed to book the perfect stay.
TEZ Worldberry 2016: “Best Overall Customer Satisfaction 5* Hotels Crete” & “Best Hotel-Partner of TEZ TOUR”
Russian tour operator “TEZ Tour” awarded Creta Maris as “Best Overall Customer Satisfaction 5* Hotels Crete” & “Best Hotel-Partner of TEZ TOUR” featuring thereby its cooperation with the resort as excellent and selecting it in its guests’ high preferences.
Holidaycheck 5.5/6 Award
Creta Maris Beach Resort was awarded by Holidaycheck, a travel Website, with the 5.5/6 award which was given based on the preference of the website’s visitors.
Jet2holidays Quality Award 2016
Creta Maris won a Jet2holidays Quality Award 2016, for the provision of excellent Staff Service! This important achievement, is based on high satisfaction scores and great feedback from Jet2holidays customer survey. In it, people rated Creta Maris’ staff service as best in class among all of the other award winners!
Jet2holidays Quality Award 2017
Creta Maris Beach Resort had the pleasure to be awarded with the “Quality Award 2017”, by its guests, via the tour operator Jet2holidays. An award for the excellent services that the guests received from the resort during their stay! This important achievement is based on high satisfaction scores and great feedback from Jet2holidays customer survey. In this survey, people rated Creta Maris as one of the most 10 favorite hotels among all other participants!