To get an idea of how rich the biodiversity of Crete is, just consider that Crete has almost as many species and subspecies of plants (about 1750) as all the British Isles (1450), even though it is 35 times smaller in size. Moreover, it is worth mentioning that 9% of the plant species of Crete do not exist anywhere else in the world. Thus, the protection of its biodiversity is of high importance for Creta Maris Beach Resort.
The resort has implemented a number of actions to protect biodiversity on its premises as well as off them. As the most characteristic plants of the island are the aromatic herbs, the resort uses them all over its territory, decorating thereby every corner in the most natural way. The smell of thyme (Corridothymus capitatus), sage (Salvia futicosa), basil (Ocimum basilicum), rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis) and savory (Satureja hortensis) create a memorable Cretan holidays’ experience for thousands of Creta Maris tourists.
Moreover, the resort has taken actions in order to protect the Sea Daffodil (Sand Lily), a protected species and a sacred plant of the Minoans, a typical wild flower of the Mediterranean littoral flora that has survived for centuries in the Cretan sand.
Furthermore, as nothing is more characteristic of Crete than the millions of olive trees (Olea Europea) that grow in groves and mountainous areas, Creta Maris cultivates 239 olive trees and offers the olive oil they produce to its guests.