Looking for eco-friendly accommodation on Crete? Try the Olive Green Hotel!
The first of its kind on Crete when it opened its doors in 2016, the Olive Green is a smart, environmentally friendly hotel, a model of eco-minded architecture for citizens and travelers of the world, while at the same time it highlights tradition.
Owned by Karatarakis Hotels & Restaurants, the hotel is known for its focus on using smart facilities and services. It allows in-room functions to be controlled remotely both by the reception desk and by a room’s tablet. In addition, a handy phone is at the guests’ disposal to use for free calls, internet access and GPS.
Although highly modern, the hotel reveals the island’s rich tradition thanks to its specially-designed style that includes pictures of Cretan customs blending in with contemporary furniture and vibrant colors.
Also, aiming to promote Crete’s local food and beverages, the hotel sees to offer welcome treats to all guests, aiming to “trigger” their curiosity for more. The Cretan experience continues with the Cretan specialties at the breakfast buffet as well as at the restaurant ‘626 All Day Lounge’ a la carte menus.
The cornerstone of Olive Green Hotel is the full respect for the environment. This has been accomplished through a 100% eco-friendly building with energy saving facilities such as thermal insulation, led lighting, solar panels, and recycling depots for eco-conscious travelers.
During their stay, visitors can also enjoy the wonderful landscape of the Heraklion prefecture that allows for a immense variety of activities related to nature such as mountain and canyon trekking, cycling, horseback riding and fishing.
“Spotless” beaches and unique crystal waters will just add a touch of glamor to any eco-stay in the capital of one of Greece’s most popular and impressive islands.
Did you know?
The hotel’s name consists of two nodal words for the interpretation of its philosophy and personality that lies beyond. The “Olive” stands as a symbol of power, eternity, tranquility and prosperity. The word “Olive” is embedded in the entity of Crete through its purity and wildness. On the other hand, the color “Green” represents the ecological and contemporary character of the hotel, which implements international sustainability criteria.