APRIL 24TH - EARTH DAY CELEBRATION AND TREE PLANTING
Planting trees is one of the easiest and most important ways to fight climate change! The Creta Maris Green Team, along with our little friends, celebrate the earth day by planting fruit trees in our gardens!
MAY 1ST - MAY DAY IN CRETA MARIS WITH VOLUNTARY BEACH CLEANING AND FLOWER PICKING
May Day is considered a day symbol for nature. Creta Maris has decided to celebrate this special day in its own eco-friendly way. Thus, the resort organizes a special day filled with actions that urge guests to come in contact with nature. The day starts with beach cleaning, and then guests and employees are informed about the ecosystem of the area, the importance of beach cleaning and the protection of the environment. Then, they are informed about all the actions that are taken by the resort. The next day, we organize a walk in the hotel's gardens, where guests and employees have the opportunity to see the flora of Crete, pick up beautiful flowers and make colorful garlands to decorate the entrances of the resort for the May Day.
MAY 26TH - CLEAN UP THE MED
Each year the “Clean Up the Med” awareness campaign involves more than 1,500 locations in 21 Mediterranean countries in order to draw attention on the pollution of the Mediterranean Sea and motivate communities to work together to change the situation. Last year “Clean up the Med” engaged more than 150 participants by coordinating institutions, schools and local civil societies. Different studies have shown that the contamination of the Mediterranean Sea is extremely elevated, and the level of plastic waste is beyond critical. For this reason, “Clean Upthe Med” campaign does not only want to prompt people into action for the removal of waste but also to raise awareness and educate the community on the importance of reducing the pollution of the sea. In 2018, “Clean up the Med” was held on the 25th, 26th, and 27th May. Thousands of volunteers, from many different countries, speaking different languages, coming from different cultures and religions joined their forces to protect the environment by removing tons of trash that litter the Mediterranean beaches and coastlines, as well as the sea bottom. Creta Maris Beach Resort participated in the campaign on Saturday, May 26th.
JULY 6TH - OPEN SCHOOL DAY, BEACH CLEANING AND BLUE FLAG’S OFFICIAL AWARD CELEBRATION
The celebration includes the cleaning of Kastri/ Creta Maris beach, which is held with the voluntary participation of guests and employees -the environmental group of the resort ”Creta Maris Green Team” and the local pre-school “Ta Zouzounakia”. The little students, along with the volunteers, put into practice the message "Caring for the sea that unites us!", get informed on how they can keep both the coast and the sea clean and, then, are entertained by the animation team of the resort!
WORLD ENVIRONMENTAL DAY – ECOLOGICAL AND ROMANTIC RETURN TO THE OLD CRETE
The “Ecological and romantic return to old Crete" offers new images, cultures and experiences. Combining the Cretan culture and the old Cretan way of living, the resort revives a - less "civilized"- night spending fifteen minutes without lighting in all common areas. The lights of candles, the "silence" of culture, and the coastal environment in a more natural background offer an outstanding and, at the same time, a special ecological experience to our guests. That is the version of Creta Maris’ “black-out hour" event (a symbolic lights-off event (known as Earth Hour), when many countries turn off lights at homes, businesses and monuments for an hour for ecological reasons).
WORLD OCEAN DAY (SNORKELING)
On the occasion of World Oceans Day, Creta Maris organizes an underwater exploration of the seabed that lies in front of the hotel, in conjunction with our Water Sports Center.
TREE PRESERVETION & STREET CLEANING
The above mentioned Creta Maris Green Team’s action, with the hotel guests as its allies, takes place along the main road of Hersonissos. Our team is engaged in uprooting weeds, picking garbage, and whitewashing* tree trunks; activities that aim to protect the trees from pests and sun-scald, as well as to remove all litter from a busy road. The result of this green activity is the contribution of the Creta Maris Green Team in the effort to improve the image of Hersonissos as a tourist destination, as well as to protect the environment.
*Whitewashing = method often used by tree growers or home gardeners to protect fruit and ornamental trees from pests and sun-scald.