Sustainability

In the middle of an area protected by NATURA 2000, Avaton Luxury Villas Resort is a haven blessed with outstanding natural beauty. It is located at the spot where the crystal blue waters of the Aegean, the golden beach of Komitsa Bay and the green pine forest of Halkidiki meet, under the shadow of Holy Mount Athos, a UNESCO World Heritage Monument. In such a location one is mesmerized by the exquisite natural beauty. Avaton Luxury Villas Resort blends in this majestic landscape with its unique architectural approach, encompassing elements of the Athonian architecture, and its eco-friendly activities.
At Avaton Luxury Villas Resort, a family business, sustainability is vital to our vision and activities. Therefore, we are continuously working to improve our environmental and social sustainability performance in areas such as energy efficiency, recycling, waste minimization, sustainable procurement and local community support and development.
Within such a rich natural environment, guests can participate in various initiatives throughout their stay, ranging from in-room recycling, cruise with a private sailing boat, enjoy trekking in the Mountain, do scuba diving or canoe kayak, SUP and many other sports related to nature. They could also attend some of the events we host during summer or book their own, private experience with one of our partners through our concierge. They could visit our Beauty & Wellness cabana which uses natural products by Sothys Paris while their kid is enjoying an eco-educational activity at Avaton Kids Club.
In the section below, you could discover some more information about our eco-friendly and sustainable initiatives and international partnerships with NGOs about the environment and the society.

Eco Friendly Award

Avaton Luxury Hotel & Villas has received a Green Key Award which is one of the biggest international eco-labels for hotels This certifies our continuous efforts to operate in a socially and environmentally responsible manner and makes us one of the few eco-friendly hotels in Greece. As a green hotel and ecological resort, we collaborate with numerous International and European NGO partners and we take numerous daily eco activities to save our planet. By choosing an environmentally friendly hotel and making a green choice, guest have the opportunity to come closer to the nature and contribute to sustainability.
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Protecting the Environment

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Protecting Fish- World Ocean Day- Collaboration with Ethic Ocean NGO

Today 58% of the fish population is exploited to the maximum of its capacity. In collaboration with Relais & Châteaux and the Ethic Ocean NGO, we try to use sustainable ways of fishing and cooking to protect the ocean.
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Protecting Biodiversity & Fighting Climate Crisis- Food For Change Event- Collaboration with Slow Food NGO

According to studies, 30% of greenhouse gases are caused by global food systems, especially due to industrial agriculture. Relais & Châteaux chefs protect biodiversity and fight climate change by sourcing locally, sustainably and seasonally.
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Protecting Fish- World Ocean Day- Collaboration with Ethic Ocean NGO

Today 58% of the fish population is exploited to the maximum of its capacity. In collaboration with Relais & Châteaux and the Ethic Ocean NGO, we try to use sustainable ways of fishing and cooking to protect the ocean.
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Protecting Biodiversity & Fighting Climate Crisis- Food For Change Event- Collaboration with Slow Food NGO

According to studies, 30% of greenhouse gases are caused by global food systems, especially due to industrial agriculture. Relais & Châteaux chefs protect biodiversity and fight climate change by sourcing locally, sustainably and seasonally.
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Protecting the Bees- The Joy of Bees- Collaboration with Relais & Châteaux

Bees are vital for a stable and healthy food chain. They help plants grow, breed and produce food by transferring pollen between flowering plants. In this way they keep the cycle of life turning.
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Protecting Greek fauna- Collaboration with Arcturos NGO

We support Arcturos which is one of the biggest and vastly known NGOs in Greece. Arcturos protects wild animals like bears and wolves within their natural habitat in Nothern Greece.
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Protecting the Bees- The Joy of Bees- Collaboration with Relais & Châteaux

Bees are vital for a stable and healthy food chain. They help plants grow, breed and produce food by transferring pollen between flowering plants. In this way they keep the cycle of life turning.
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Protecting Greek fauna- Collaboration with Arcturos NGO

We support Arcturos which is one of the biggest and vastly known NGOs in Greece. Arcturos protects wild animals like bears and wolves within their natural habitat in Nothern Greece.
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Recycling batteries- Collaboration with AFIS NGO

In collaboration with AFIS NGO we collect and recycle 100% all the batteries used in all the premises of the resort and the houses of our staff.
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Recycling used cooking oil- Collaboration with Renovoil

In collaboration with Renovoil we collect and recycle 100% of the used cooking oil used in our premises to be converted into bio-fuel.
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Recycling batteries- Collaboration with AFIS NGO

In collaboration with AFIS NGO we collect and recycle 100% all the batteries used in all the premises of the resort and the houses of our staff.
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Recycling used cooking oil- Collaboration with Renovoil

In collaboration with Renovoil we collect and recycle 100% of the used cooking oil used in our premises to be converted into bio-fuel.
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In collaboration with Appliance Recycling S.A we collect and recycle 100% of our e-waste

In collaboration with Appliance Recycling S.A we collect and recycle 100% of our e-waste such as electric and electronic devices that cannot be repaired, and burnt light bulbs.
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In collaboration with Appliance Recycling S.A we collect and recycle 100% of our e-waste

In collaboration with Appliance Recycling S.A we collect and recycle 100% of our e-waste such as electric and electronic devices that cannot be repaired, and burnt light bulbs.

Supporting the Local Community

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Supporting Holy Mount Athos cultural exhibition

Avaton Luxury Villas Resort donated the Cultural Center of Ierissos for the creation of a 3D movie about the interior of the Holy Mount Athos monasteries.
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Supporting Merimna NGO to protect kids and their families

We support Merimna NGO for the protection of the kids and families with mental and health problems. We offer complimentary stays which are auctioned in their events. All the money collected are offered to the ones in need.
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Supporting Holy Mount Athos cultural exhibition

Avaton Luxury Villas Resort donated the Cultural Center of Ierissos for the creation of a 3D movie about the interior of the Holy Mount Athos monasteries.
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Supporting Merimna NGO to protect kids and their families

We support Merimna NGO for the protection of the kids and families with mental and health problems. We offer complimentary stays which are auctioned in their events. All the money collected are offered to the ones in need.
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Supporting the creation of the local community theater

Avaton Luxury Villas Resort made a donation to the local community of Nea Roda for the creation of a seafront open air theater to host the local cultural events.
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Supporting the Local producers

At Avaton Luxury Villas Resort we try to source most of our ingredients locally to support the local communities and offer authentic tastes of excellent quality from the local farm to our guests’ tables.
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Supporting the Creation of the Local Community Theater

Avaton Luxury Villas Resort made a donation to the local community of Nea Roda for the creation of a seafront open air theater to host the local cultural events.
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Supporting the Local Producers

At Avaton Luxury Villas Resort we try to source most of our ingredients locally to support the local communities and offer authentic tastes of excellent quality from the local farm to our guests’ tables.