We’re all guilty of the odd indulgence on holiday: lots of ice cream, plenty of shopping in duty-free and quite possibly one too many All Inclusive cocktails. However, there’s one thing there’s no need to feel any guilt about: staying at one of our environmentally-friendly hotels on your next Greece holiday.
Travelife Awards are given to hotels which show a commitment to sustainable tourism. They fall into three categories; gold, silver, and bronze, with gold being the best for the environment. To make sure they’re as good as they can be for Mother Nature, they need to tick all these points off their list:
- Respect local cultures and the natural environment
- Buy local, giving fair economic returns to local families
- Recognise that water and energy are precious resources that we need to use carefully
- Help to protect endangered wildlife
- Protect and enhance favourite destinations for the future enjoyment of visitors and the people who live there
- Take responsibility for their actions
If you’re interested in going on a holiday which cares about the environment, take a look at my top picks for Greece below; these have all been certified with a Gold Travelife award!
SENTIDO Elounda Blu, Crete
The SENTIDO Elounda Blu is a stylish adult-only hotel, which has some of the most breath-taking views in all of Crete. When you aren’t relaxing around the poolside and losing yourself in the picture-perfect sights, pamper yourself at the incredible spa which features an indoor heated pool, whirlpool, sauna and steam bath.
SENTIDO Port Royal Villas & Spa, Rhodes
You’ve not experienced a beachfront location quite like SENTIDO Port Royal Villas & Spa in Rhodes. With direct access to the Blue Flag beach in Kolymbia, you can unwind in luxury all summer; there’s a pool and beach service that includes towel freshening and bar service in peak months.
SENTIDO Louis Plagos Beach, Zante
Your sun lounger comes with a great view of the turquoise blue Mediterranean Sea at the SENTIDO Louis Plagos Beach. Unwind by one of the three swimming pools, or make a reservation at the Greek à la carte tavern to enjoy some delicious traditional food.
Sunprime Miramare, Rhodes
If you’re looking for a chilled-out vibe on holiday, then the Sunprime Miramare Beach is the perfect place for you. There’s plenty of space to stretch your legs, read a book or drink in the stunning sea views.
Have you stayed at one of our Travelife award-winning hotels before? Let me know in the comments below.