Grecotel is the most widely known of the N. Daskalantonakis Group companies and was the founding company of the Group. TUI Hotels & Resorts is a 50% shareholder in Grecotel which was founded in 1981 as a resort hotel management company. Within a matter of years it had become established as the leading, quality hotel brand and expansion ensued to the major tourism destinations in Greece.
Grecotel manages 22 luxury & 4-star resort hotels in Crete, Corfu, Mykonos, Attica, Kos, Rhodes, Peloponnese and Halkidiki.
Grecotel has been awarded over 1.500 international awards by guests, tourism organisations, tour operators and international associations for the quality of its hotels, upgrading of the Greek tourism product and for initiatives in the environmental and cultural field.
The resort hotel group continues to expand in all sectors of the market. The exclusive hotels, including a Leading Hotel of the World, meet the highest standards of the international traveller; the luxury classic hotels are recognized for high quality service and facilities whilst the all-inclusive product at some hotels appeals to families.
Continual innovation, product development, standard and quality control ensure the continued growth of the Grecotel which has 4.850 rooms and 10.750 beds (9/2011).
The Agreco Traditional Farm opened its gates in 2002 in the village of Adele, near Rethymno, Crete. The farm covers 40 hectares and is owned by the family of Nikos Daskalantonakis. The farm was established in order to demonstrate the traditional rural occupations which are threatened due to modern farming and livestock methods.
It is also an environmental educational centre for visitors from the local Grecotels, farmers and students as the methods are all based on organic farming.
Agreco Farm and related organic farms supply the Grecotels on Crete with organic vegetables, salad produce, meats and wines. Visitors can take part in seasonal activities and dine in the Agreco taverna on a feast of 30 Cretan dishes made exclusively from farm produce.
THALASSEA – Β’ BEACH VOULA
Following the success of Yabanaki, the N. Daskalantonakis Group undertook the management of the nearby B’ Beach Voula.
Thalassea beach is ideal for families whilst Β’ Voula has been revamped to attract the younger crowd and for private events.
|CLASSICAL VACATION CLUB|
The Classical Vacation Club opens a new world to the frequent traveller. Holidaymakers can join the Club and exchange their membership for stays at selected hotels in the N. Daskalantonakis Group.
In 1997, Fresh Gourmet S.A. was established in Heraklion, Crete in answer to the demand for a contemporary industry producing frozen food and desserts for the hotel, catering and retail industries.
The production unit, an investment which cost approx. €13 million, holds the ISO 9001:2000 guarantee of quality & the HACCP food hygiene certificates. The facilities cover an area of approx 3,500 m² and are staffed by highly qualified personnel, many of which have international experience. Fresh Gourmet produces Greek & international frozen food and pastry assortments for retail and commercial trade. The company supplies airlines, cruise liners, hotels, public organisations and supermarkets.
Yabanaki, Is one of the most organized and modern beach parks in the Attica region. Spread over an area of 10,000 m², visitors find everything from restaurants and sports to private beach cabins.
The Ouzeri, restaurant and bars serve over 3,000 persons daily (summer months).
Yabanaki Beach has been host to some of the most celebrated events in Attica. Its three private areas for wedding receptions, business and private events cater for up to 4,500 persons.
Charisma jewellery boutiques and SunStore general shops are situated in most of the N. Daskalantonakis Group hotels. The family-owned shops guarantee that visitors find the highest quality of unique jewellery in Greece.