World Travel Awards 2018 took place in Lisbon and the outcome has been a blast for Greece and sustainable tourism industry. Aristi Mountain Resort & Villas has been named the leading eco-lodge in the entire world, for the second consecutive year. To travel connoisseurs, this comes as no surprise. Indeed, the breathtaking resort in Zagori, Epirus is a proud representative of Greek hospitality. All that with a special dash of luxury and supreme comfort, in an idyllic setting where nature celebrates 365 days a year!
Located in the mesmerizing region of Zagori, Aristi Mountain Resort & Villas encompasses whatever your heart may desire. It is not just the outstanding services provided. It is a blend of various details, all interwoven together to create a masterpiece. The traditional architecture takes your breath away, with its simplicity and perfect space management. Wooden roofs and stone walls, windows built strategically to let the sunshine and the crisp air in. A fireplace for those cold winter nights and modern, yet timeless furniture made of the finest wood. There is a restaurant with local treats and a world-class Spa within the resort.
The wider region of Zagori is a feast for the senses. Nature enthusiasts enjoy refreshing walks to the hiking trails, discovering the beauty of the mountains. The view from above is always extraordinary and in this case words just cannot fully grasp the essence of the scenery. Mountain biking and horseback riding, bird watching and fishing along the river, water sports and extreme recreational activities. Photography courses, cooking masterclasses and wine tasting tours, 4×4 excursions and sightseeing tours to monasteries, folklore museums and the lot. Once you reach Epirus, you cannot help but seek more and more each time…
As for the award? Aristi Mountain Resort & Villas well deserves such a distinction, thanks to the long-lasting efforts made by its owner, Vasilis Iosifidis. Everything within the premises has been designed in a sustainable manner. There is water waste management system that enables optimized water usage. Apart from that, heating pumps have replaced the need for oil and the architecture guarantees abundant sunlight and best cooling and heating properties. In addition, at the resort plastic is only used scarcely and there are strategies ready to be implemented for further plastic reduction. Everything points out the natural surroundings and embraces the biodiversity of the area.
Greece is a destination where nature thrives. Tourism leads the economy and there is worldwide acclaim as to Greek hospitality standards provided. With such great distinctions like the “Oscar of Tourism Industry” awarded to Aristi Mountain Resort & Villas, Greece climbs even higher at the top and sets the bar even higher than that! Congratulations to those dealing with tourism in a respectful, well-organized and innovative perspective!