While environmental awareness and eco action plans have firmly entered the zeitgeist of the world’s best hotels over the past few years, Aristi Mountain Resort & Villas has been dedicated to sustainability since long before many other big players caught up. Everything at this resort is rooted in respect for the region – and a commitment to breathing new life into this astonishing area.
Nestled into a hillside in northern Greece, this resort is the jewel in the crown of Zagori and is designed to provide modern luxury and respite with minimal impact on the environment. Every facet is inspired by the area’s rich heritage—from the architecture to the locally influenced and sourced restaurant, Aristi Mountain Resort & Villas offers an authentic cultural experience while simultaneously addressing the locale’s environmental needs.
Recently awarded World’s Leading Eco-Lodge at the World Travel Awards — the leading standard for excellence in the field of environmental responsibility across hotels — Aristi Mountain Resort & Villas continues to guide honest connections with local partners and a championing of circular economy principles. The result is a resort that walks the walk and wears its credentials with pride.
The “green story” of Aristi Mountain Resort & Villas starts from its architecture, demonstrating true Greek architectural craftsmanship. It is built in complete harmony with the surrounding landscape and the local architectural style with only local materials, such as stone and wood decorating 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. For ongoing water usage, wastewater is processed in a high-tech tertiary cleaning system, to ensure that released water is as clean as possible. Synthetics and chemicals are also avoided and the use of either recycled or recyclable materials is prioritised throughout the property.
The hotel brings together elements of nature and the local surroundings with the resort’s restaurant ‘Salvia’, which takes its name from the indigenous herb of the Zagori. It specialises in delicious local dishes including exceptional food and wines of the region. Inspired by the natural surroundings of Aristi, local ingredients, typically sourced within a 50-kilometre radius, allow for flexibility and innovation.
Many of the incredible and delicious ingredients used by the chefs at Aristi are grown within the resort’s own Greenhouse. Guests that wish to sample the produce right off the plant can head to The Aristi Farm, a natural dining concept which offers unmatched views of the mountains and nearby Vikos Gorge.
Aristi Mountain Resort & Villas (www.aristi.eu, +30 26530 41330) offers nightly rates in a double superior room on a B&B basis from £115 based on 2 sharing.
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