At Creta Maris, sustainable and socially responsible practices are part of our core philosophy.

Local production, local products, and the protagonists producers play a decisive role in ensuring a sustainable ecosystem, compensating for climate change, having a positive effect on the environment and the well-being of local communities, but also in connecting local culture and production with the authentic hospitality experiences we offer. 

 

At the same time, we believe in creating new employment opportunities for our young people who want to continue living in the region and realize their dreams. We believe in the need to keep both our land and the intangible cultural heritage intertwined with this land alive. 

 

During recent years, Creta Maris has been implementing the "Sustainable Hotel Farming" and "Sustainable Supplies" programs, which have been awarded internationally and nationally by the TTG Travel Industry Awards and Hellenic Responsible Business Awards. 

 

SOIL MANAGEMENT AND AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION: CURRENT KEY CHALLENGES 

 

Soil and rain are vital. It is a fact that soil has been included in the non-renewable resources while initiatives are being taken to validate European legislation to ensure its health. 

 

How we cultivate our lands plays a significant role in the environment and, by extension, in our well-being. The products we consume every day come from the soil. That's why we need to keep it healthy by implementing proper farming practices. 

 

On the other hand, the current challenges are critical, as: 

 

  • 1/3 of global greenhouse gas emissions come from our food systems (Food and Agriculture Organization) 
  • Over 50% of the world's agricultural land is severely affected by land degradation. (National Geographic) 
  • Food systems are responsible for 80% of biodiversity loss (United Nations Development Program - Food and Agriculture Commodity Systems). 
  • In the last 50 years, food has lost 60-90% of its nutritional value (Bionutrient Food Association) 
  • In the next 50 years, there will be no arable land for food production. (World Economic Forum) 

 

Regenerative Agriculture is the way Regenerating Lassithi Plateau and its People | Towards a Sustainable food destination The Program's Milestones Environmental Benefits Social Benefits Economic Benefits

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ANNUAL SUSTAINABILITY REPORT

Creta Maris Resort’s Annual Sustainability Report describes in detail all the activities of Creta Maris in all the fields identified as Sustainability pillars, namely the Environment, People and Sustainable Hospitality.

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