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Sustainable Hospitality

La Mer Resort & Spa is a pioneer in matters related to environmental protection and sustainability, striving to minimize the use of natural resources, energy spending, and emissions. The resort takes particular care of the recycling and processing of waste so that its environmental impact is as low as possible. It has been designed with respect for the environment and the region of Apokoronas, helping the community by using local products and services. In this way, not only nature but also society benefits.

The resort was awarded for the fifth time in a row the Green Key mark, which is a commitment to ecological behavior and a registered mark of environmental compliance, a symbol of full adoption of the conditions that constitute an ecological profile, a model of excellence for all those who combine development with sustainability and ensure operation without environmental burden.

In addition, the BLUE FLAG that adorns the Kavros-La Mer coast for the fifth time in a row is awarded by the Hellenic Society for the Protection of Nature and certifies that strict standards are met in terms of cleanliness based on frequent seawater analyses, organization, information, the safety of bathers and visitors, protection of the natural resources of the coast and the coastal area and environmental awareness.

La Mer Resort & Spa has also received the ISO 14001 environmental management system certification, which proves its continuous commitment to improving environmental performance. The standard has been completely redrafted to ensure that its objectives and purpose support the changing needs of today’s world and reflect the complex environment in which organizations now operate. ISO 14001:2015 places greater emphasis on the proactive improvement of environmental performance and integrates environmental management into an organization’s strategic plans.

Furthermore, from 2021, owners of electric or hybrid vehicles who are either guests of the resort or passers-by can use the new smart Protergia Charge App to charge their vehicles in the hotel parking lot.

To strengthen the ecological behavior among La Mer Resort & Spa employees, they are systematically provided with environmental education through annual seminars on the environment and green development, equipping them with the necessary environmental knowledge to know how their tasks and decisions affect everything around them. At the same time, group environmental activities are systematically carried out aimed at both employees and guests of La Mer Resort & Spa, promoting environmental awareness.

In addition, all recyclable materials are recycled in special bins at various points in the hotel, with an emphasis on batteries, plastics, glass, aluminum, lamps, inks, and electric devices. At the same time, practices to reduce water and energy consumption and reduce the carbon footprint of both customers and staff are promoted.

Finally, for the daily operation, we systematically use recyclable materials such as paper, glass, etc., for the gardens we use organic fertilizers, while all the cleaning materials we supply for all departments are environmentally friendly.

Honors & Awards

It is a great honor for us to receive awards that confirm and reward our great effort.


World Travel Awards

La Mer Resort & Spa received the “Greece’s Leading Resort 2024” award for the high level of services provided in the Greek hospitality industry. Since 1993 the World Travel Awards have recognized, rewarded and celebrated excellence in all areas of global tourism and travel industry. It is worth noting that the World Travel Awards are voted for by professionals in the tourism and travel industry as well as individuals from all over the world.

Greek Hospitality Awards

La Mer Resort & Spa participated in the Greek Hospitality Awards in 2023, winning three GOLD awards for “Best Greek Honeymoon Resort”, “Best Greek Hotel Spa”, “Best Greek Hotel Breakfast” and two SILVER for “Best Greek Adults Only Resort” and “Best Greek Green Resort”. For “Best Greek Hotel Restaurant” it received the BRONZE award for its seaside à la carte restaurant “La Brise de Mer”.

In 2022, it received the GOLD award for “Best Greek Design Resort” and four SILVER awards. The “Best Greek Honeymoon Resort” award, for the unique hospitality to newlyweds, the “Best Greek View Resort” for the White Mountains and Cretan Sea view, the “Best Greek Green Resort” for its environmentally responsible operation, and the “Best Greek Hotel Spa” for the spa area.

Tourism Awards

The Tourism Awards are the first awards of the Greek tourism market and highlight quality and innovation in all individual sectors of Travel, Hospitality & Leisure.

In 2024 it received the GOLD award in the Eco Stay Experience category.

In 2023 it received the GOLD award in the Spa hotel / resort category and the BRONZE award in the Sustainable Hospitality category.

In 2022 the resort was awarded the Bronze award in the category Adults only hotel/resort and the Bronze award in the category Spa hotel/resort.