Sani Green Initiatives 2012
*New* Sani Wetlands Book: A Bird Sanctuary
To complement the resorts fantastic wetlands, Sani has published a beautiful coffee table book that will be available to guests in their suites and for purchase.
*New* Guided Tours by Bird Experts
Bird lovers will now be given the incredible opportunity to explore Sani’s wetlands with their very own tour guide. This has been made possible as the resort has joined forces with the Action on Wildlife group, a not for profit organisation that protects and rehabilitates injured birds. Guests will get to witness bird rehabilitation and the release program in action, a must see for bird lovers of all ages.
*New* Complimentary Farm Visits
For those who have always fancied themselves as a farmer, this is the perfect opportunity to try out a spot of farming at some of the local organic farms. These farms supply the Sani hotels with the majority of the fruit and vegetables that are used. The produce is grown without the use of chemical and by using traditional Greek farming methods. Guests will learn about the produce, taste it and even help the farmers pick olives, nectarines, strawberries and other seasonal fruit.
*New* Ecological Learning Games for Children
Sani Resort has created an extensive collection of games and activities for children to combine holiday fun with learning. Through this, Sani’s young guests will learn about the biodiversity of the forest, as well the environmental practices such as composting or cooking with local fruit.
Landscaping of Lake Mavrobara
Lake Mavrobara is the highest lake in the Halkidiki region; the lake is extremely special as it is home to very rare and endangered sea turtles. With the help of forestry and biodiversity experts, in 2012 Sani Resort will be landscaping the area around the lake which was destroyed by a fire in 2009. By landscaping the area both the public and guests of Sani will be able to enjoy this beautiful area and hopefully catch a glimpse of the endangered sea turtles.
The Plant a Tree Programme
For the fourth year running Sani Resort will continue planting trees in the Halkidiki region. With the help of its guests and NGO Friends of Urban Green thousands of trees have already been planted. Guests are asked to contribute one Euro on check out, which Sani pledges to match. For 2012 guests are being invited to learn about the reforested areas and get to see how the programme is helping the local environment.
Other Green Initiatives for 2012
- Awards and Certificates:
- Animal Rescue programme: Sani Resort helps guests adopt stray animals from Sani and the surrounding area. This programme is extremely popular with guests and 2012 will see it go into its fourth year.
- Use of Solar Energy: Sani Resort uses solar energy to supply some of the resort with hot water.
- Recycling water: Recycled water is used for maintaining the Sani grounds and gardens.
- Recycling waste: Sani is extremely conscious of its waste and recycles paper, glass, aluminium, batteries and old appliances, as well as using cooking oil as a biofuel.
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Sani Resort is a privately developed hideaway set on a stunning 1,000 acre ecological reserve where guests can simultaneously enjoy nature and relish luxury and comfort. The magnificent 1,200 acres of pine forests meet the golden beaches and crystal clear waters of the Aegean sea. The resort comprises of four hotels: Sani Asterias Suites; Porto Sani Village & Spa; Sani Beach Club and Sani Beach Hotel & Spa. They each have their own distinctive character and offer a wide range of luxurious leisure facilities. There are also three exclusive Sani spa venues and a marina at the heart of the reserve which is alive with restaurants, cool bars, designer boutiques and art galleries.
For further press information on the Sani Resort please contact: Sophie Furness Sophie@grifcopr.com or Hannah Summers Hannah@grifcopr.com call on 0207 385 7090.