The "green story" of Aristi Mountain Resort & Villas starts from its architecture. It is built in complete harmony with the surrounding landscape and the local architectural style. Only local materials, stone and wood decorate the inner and outer part of the buildings. The operational needs of the buildings are both environmentally sustainable and with a very low impact on nature. The installed heat pumps have significantly diminished the use of oil, while only LED bulbs are used for the lighting.
Waste water is processed in a high tech tertiary cleaning system, to ensure that released water is as clean as possible.
Our purchases are chosen with care and contain a low percentage of packaging materials. We recycle as much as we can and transfer our recycling waste to Ioannina.
The staff of the Resort is locals. We use local products, and cooperate with local companies in order to maintain a close relationship with the local community.
It is ensured that the hotel and all its operations meet the high standards set by the ISO 14001 requirements. We report monthly our environmental indices, train our staff regularly, and also try to increase the awareness of our clients towards preserving the environmental integrity of the area. Committed to the conservation of the environment, we are proudly included in the 21 most environmentally friendly places in the world, according to National Geographic.
Supporting a more sustainable way of transportation, the Aristi Mountain Resort & Villas now offers the possibility of an electric car charging station.
National Geographic Unique Lodges of the World
National Geographic’s new multiyear initiative, “Planet or Plastic?”, launched in May 2018, aimed at raising awareness on the pressing problem of single-use plastic in the world’s oceans, is our commitment. Members of National Geographic Unique Lodges of the World’s family are participating in this effort to tackle this global issue by committing in eliminating all single-use plastic water bottles and plastic straws on property and guest excursions by June 1, 2019. Our commitment in this initiative to eliminate our reliance on single-use plastic, represents an important addition in the National Geographic Unique Lodges of the World demonstration of leadership in sustainable tourism best practices.
Aristi Mountain Resort & Villas will actively work to eliminate all single-use plastic water bottles and plastic straws on property and guest excursions by June 1, 2019. Aristi Mountain Resort & Villas will also make every effort to reduce or eliminate plastic amenities on property, including plastic wrap for soaps, shampoos and other similar single-use plastic guest amenity items.
Aristi Mountain Resort & Villas will also make every effort to educate guests and work with third-party suppliers of outsourced guest activities and experiences so that they adhere to the same commitment of elimination of single plastic water bottles for any guest excursion.
Note: It is understood that a lodge may need to maintain a small number of plastic water bottles on property that will only be made available if guests insist upon having plastic bottled water.