DO BE OUR GUEST IN OUR EFFORT TO PROTECT THE ENVIRONMENT!

The Management and staff of APOLLO HOTELS have, as of the last few years, made it our unconditional commitment to minimize the impact our activities have on the Environment. To such purpose, we have been investing in electro-mechanical equipment and systems likely to help us in the pursuit of our goals. Most and above all, however, it is the human factor that has come to be high on our agenda, the people for and with us, each one of we support and train in view of making our vision true.

We also need our Guests – each one of you – to second us in our efforts. Certain little gestures on your part can go a long way without ever compromising the high level of services we have promised to offer!

OUR ENERGY SAVING PROGRAM

Hot water on the premises is principally obtained through solar power and with the assistance of two high performance heat pumps.
The facility as a whole is integrally lighted with energy-efficient bulbs and – wherever this is possible – energy consumption is monitored by way of approximation sensor interrupters and time switches.
All rooms are equipped with energy saving card reader systems whereas windows are mounted with double glass panes as a way of minimizing heat loss.
Of all the greedy energy consumers, however, it is the Air Conditioning system that may, thanks to YOUR contribution, be kept at bay! All it takes is a simple gesture:
Just close the doors and windows whenever the air-conditioning is on.

WATER SAVING PROGRAM

For many years now, most of the islands of the Dodecanese have been relying on water-tankers for their supply in drinking water. Rhodes may still boast of being self-reliant, as far as water is concerned – but, for how long?
On our premises, we have already seen to the installation of special, water-saving and/or consumption rationalizing arrangements in toilet flushes, basin taps, the showers and garden watering systems as well as in the swimming pool.
Can you do anything to contribute to this effort? YES, YOU CAN!
By being sparing when using water in the bathroom as well as in agreeing to participating in the Linen Replacement Policy (more info available on this module, in your room).

WASTE REDUCTION PROGRAM

It has been upon our own initiative – on which a series of private waste collection firms have also agreed to embark – that waste on our premises are being collected separately and duly sorted – paper, plastic, glass and metal - before being channeled to recycling.
A modern composting system installed in our backyard ensures an efficient crushing of whatever organic waste generated at the kitchens and the garden, turning them into valuable fertilizers. Frying oil residues are being collected separately and disposed of to bio-fuel producing industries. A separate collection has moreover been ensured for special waste categories, such as old batteries, light bulbs, electronic appliances and accessories, mineral oils etc., materials that are also taken over by specialized industries.
Our waste reduction program also provides for a prevention module, whereby all disposable packaging is being replaced by refillable recipients (e.g. water, refreshment and even beer bottles, plastic glasses and cups, disposable packaging of products used at breakfast, soap and shampoo dispensers in the bathrooms ea.
What you MAY do is simply to share in this effort by:
Agreeing to sorting your waste by using the different dedicated bins placed on every floor, next to the elevator doors, at the facility’s entrance as well as along the path walks at the beach. A dedicated old batteries disposal bin has been placed next to the Reception Desk. Our Reception Staff are moreover there to advice on the alternatives for disposal of any other, non-domestic waste (e.g. electrical appliances).

HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCES CONTROL PROGRAM FOR SOLID, FLUID AND GASEOUS WASTE.

Smoking is not permitted anywhere within the facility’s indoor premises. Have you noticed? The entire construction has been painted in eco-friendly colors!
Chemicals, disinfectants, pesticides and/or insecticides are only used when and where absolutely necessary.
All of our machinery and equipment are maintained preventively and as regularly, so that unwanted emissions – such as gas, coolants etc. – are minimized.
Our Management has for some time now adopted a new policy with respect to our supplies, with our preferences unreservedly oriented toward the eco-certified products and with a pronounced favoring of Local Producers and Suppliers.
So, where do YOU come in, in all this?
You may be of help by refraining from disposing of hazardous substances through your bathroom sewerage as well as by agreeing to participate in our Linen Replacement Policy (thereby contributing to a reduction in the use of detergents).

MOVING ABOUT IN AN ECO-MINDED WAY: A GUIDE

GIVE THE MEANS OF PUBLIC TRANSPORT A CHANCHE!

At the Reception Desk you will find a complete schedule of Public Transport shuttling means between the Hotel and practically every site of interest and beachfront on the island.
Use a bike for your short-distance trips.
At the Reception Desk you will find useful info on where and how to rent a bike: what an excellent opportunity to mix sport and fun!

 

Here you can read our enviromental policy