Kalamata Mediterranean Villas since the beginning of their operation have set as a priority the implementation of sustainability practices, in order to reduce the environmental impact, but also to enhance the social impact. The operation of all accommodation is based solely on "green energy", so as to leave a minimal energy footprint in the environment.
Booking.com, the largest online travel agency for lodging reservations, has given us its new "Sustainable Travel" logo for all the villas of the Kalamata Mediterranean Villas complex.
More and more visitors are choosing to enjoy trips that will not only offer them moments of relaxation and fun, but will be trips that are more sustainable and environmentally friendly.
The sustainability practices we apply are:
- Recycling bins are available to guests and waste is recycled
- Accommodations are working to reduce food waste
- Disposable plastic straws, cups, bottles for other drinks, stirrers ,cutlery and tableware are not used
Reduce energy and greenhouse gases
- Most of the food provided in the accommodation is sourced from the area
- Most of the lighting in the accommodation uses energy-efficient LED bulbs
- All windows are double-glazed
- Compensates for part of their carbon footprint
- 100% renewable electricity is used throughout the accommodation
- Key card or motion-controlled electricity for guests
- Electricity charging stations
- Wild (non-domesticated) animals are not displayed/interacted with while captive on the property or harvested, consumed, or sold.
- Green spaces such as gardens/rooftop gardens on the accommodation
Use less water
- Guests have the option to reuse towels
- Guests can opt-out of daily cleaning service
- Water-efficient toilets
- Water-efficient shower
Support local community
- Invest a percentage of revenue back into community projects or sustainability projects
- Tours and activities organized by local guides and businesses offered
- Local artists are offered a platform to display their talents
- Provide guests with information regarding local ecosystems, heritage and culture, as well as visitor etiquette