Having as our primary goal to improve our society’s quality of life, we take initiatives and carry out numerous actions with significant social impact. One of those streams may well be our empowering collaborations with social/environmental organizations and accredited NGOs. To name a few, the Group collaborates with associations such as "Vision of Hope", "LOVE", "Make-A-Wish", " The Smile of the Child", "WWF" etc., while continuing the joint initiatives with the association "Archelon" for the protection of sea turtles.
NIKOS DASKALANTONAKIS FOUNDATION
The newly established body “Nikos Daskalantonakis-NDF” was created in order to further systematize our contribution to education, culture and quality production. With due respect for the tradition, the cultural heritage and the local character of each place, the organization grants scholarships and supports cultural projects and actions, such as the excavation and support of the Museum of Ancient Eleftherna and the maintenance and restoration of the Rethymnon Conservatory (Neratze Mosque).
With an increased sense of offering, social prosperity and solidarity, the Group makes donations for charities aiming to provide support for socially vulnerable groups and activities related to the promotion of culture, the environment and sports. Some of the results of our contributions are the refurbishment of the University Pulmonary Clinic at "Sotiria" Hospital, a donation to "Vision of Hope" for its Bone Marrow Donor Bank, provision of goods to parishes and many other actions.
LEARNING & DEVELOPMENT
At GRECOTEL we implement policies which encourage the training and development of our employees, aiming at their continuous development in the hospitality industry. For that reason, we are constantly developing new educational initiatives, both through live and online seminars, such as e-learning, virtual classes, simulations, podcasts as well as participation in conferences and seminars. At the same time, through the organization "Nikos Daskalantonakis-NDF" we grant scholarship programs to both employees of the Group and young people who excel, supporting them to continue their studies, mainly in the tourism sector.