2015 Hall of Fame

This unique accolade is granted only to those businesses that have won the Certificate of Excellence for five years in a row.

The Arch of Europe- International Quality Award

Castelli Hotel received the IAE International Arch of Europe Award in the Gold Category, acknowledging the strong commitment to quality and excellence (Frankfurt 2012, B.I.D Business International Directions Quality Convention.)
B.I.D. wrote: “For immeasurable contribution to the business world, for high standing and professionalism demonstrated by prestigious performance, Business Initiative Directions presents its special recognition award”, and “Castelli is made up of a team oriented towards the continuous improvement of processes, striving for an important role in the leadership of the business world. Castelli represents success for Greece in the business world”
The International BID Quality Award is awarded on the basis of commitment to the criteria outlined in the QC100 TQM Total Quality Management.

TUI Environmental Champion

The TUI Environmental Champion is a special accolade for TUI hotel partners who play an active role in protecting the environment and assuming social responsibility. Every year, questionnaires filled out by holidaymakers for TUI Deutschland together with measurable environmental performance are used to ascertain the most environmentally-friendly hotels worldwide from a customer’s point of view. Castelli was one of the 100 hotels in the world that were honoured with the TUI Umwelt Champion 2012, reaching the 26th place globally! What makes this award unique is that it requires high performance on external auditing of the hotel’s sustainability strategy, and at the same time it reflects how satisfied with the environmental measures of Castelli hotel, our guests are!

Travelife

We have adopted the Travelife principles of sustainable development and we are actively working towards improving our sustainability performance. The Travelife Sustainability System is an initiative managed by the travel industry. It helps tourism related businesses to measure, improve and report on their contribution to the environmental protection, social development and economic stability of the destinations and communities in which they are based. See www.its4travel.com for more details. It’s worth mentioning that we had won the Silver Travelife Award for 2009 – 2011, and after improving our performance, we were honoured with the Gold Award for the periods 2010-2012 & 2012-2014, which is Travelife’s highest level, and acknowledges our very high commitment to sustainability.

The Green key

We were awarded with the Green Key quality eco-label, as recognition of the hotel’s environmental management & education (2010, 2011 & 2012). (The Green Key program is coordinated by the international FEE- Foundation for Environmental Education and currently operates in 17 countries worldwide. In Greece the national operator of the program is The Greek Society For The Protection of Nature-ΕΕΠΦ)

Guests’ awards

Our service has been recognized by our partners tour operator TUI UK/Thomson, with repeated Golden Awards (11 in total), according to our mutual respected guests’ reviews and feedback on all aspects of their holiday; according to our guests’ satisfaction, we have proudly won Gold Awards, and according to their inputs, we always try to improve our services.

Tripadvisor

We were overwhelmed to receive the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence for 2011, 2012 and 2013.
We strive to offer our customers a memorable experience, and this accolade is evidence that our hard work is translated into positive memories. Being recommended on TripAdvisor, the world’s largest travel community, with approximately 45 million reviews, is indeed an honour, and this prestigious award, places Castelli in the
top-performing 10% of all businesses worldwide on TripAdvisor!

Geography

Situated at Agios Sostis, a serene location in the beautiful Laganas bay of Zakynthos, Castelli Hotel combines perfectly the life of a cosmopolitan resort with holiday relaxation, depending on your mood, every hour of the day.

We are ideally located within walking distance from the 9km sandy beach of Laganas, one of Mediterranean’s longest; Laganas is an idyllic destination for all holiday makers, Zakynthos enjoys incomparable natural beauty, its nesting loggerhead turtles Caretta Caretta (the protected sea turtles), an excellent choice of restaurants with local and international cuisine, shopping center, endless variety of entertainment and recreational activities offered.

From Castelli, one may find oneself at the ideal spot for exploring the picturesque island of Zakynthos, the third largest island of the Ionian Sea. Bus service is frequent, catching the coach from nearby the hotel to surrounding villages and Zakynthos, and catching the coach from Zakynthos to the majority of the island.

Zakynthos may be accessed by plane, or boat via Killini port, Kefallonia island or Italy (during high season).

Also driving around Zakynthos is a wonderful idea, as the distances are short, and the variety of different scenic places to visit endless. If you feel more athletic and would like to explore the nearby areas with a bicycle, we may also assist you hiring one!

Distances:
12 km to Zakynthos town
only 200 m to the beach
500 m to Laganas commercial center
6 km to the airport

How to reach us:

  • From the airport

Leaving the airport, you ignore the first crossroad you find, and on the second one, having reached a busier road, you turn left following signs to Laganas & Keri. After about 3 km, there is a sign to the left, to Laganas. You ignore it, and continue driving on the main road, towards Keri/Lithakia village, for about 2,5 km, where you find yourself at Lithakia’s crossroad. It’s the only big crossroad you find, with a lot of indicatory signs; on your left hand there is Dennis Tavern, and opposite the tavern there is a red/blue EKO petrol station: you turn left there, following the direction Laganas/Agios Sostis/Castelli having EKO on your right hand. Following this road, you find us in about 3km total. In between, at all the little crossroads you find Castelli signs: practically you ignore all little crossroads, always keeping the main road, until you get to a small hilly crossroad, where you turn left all the way, leaving Laganas camping on your right hand. After Laganas camping, you find us on your right hand, in less than 200m! Alternatively, one may choose to arrive at Castelli through the center of Laganas, which would be a route approximately 2 km shorter in distance, nevertheless usually there is a lot of traffic though the center, buses, coaches, visitors wondering around, motorbikes, etc, which makes driving through the center more tiring than the way we’ve indicated above!

  • From Zakynthos port

Having just exited the ferry boat, there is a road within the port you follow; at the end of that, you arrive at the crossroad in front of the church (Agios Dionysios church), where you turn left following the signs to Laganas. After 300 meters, at the traffic light you turn right following the road to Laganas. At the next traffic light, you turn left, again following the direction towards Laganas. After that, you stay on the same road for about 7km, following the signs to Keri/Lithakia village, until you find yourself at Lithakia’s crossroad. It’s the only big crossroad you find, with a lot of indicatory signs; on your left hand there is Dennis Tavern, and opposite the tavern there is a red/blue EKO petrol station: you turn left there, following the direction Lagans/Agios Sostis/Castelli having EKO on your right hand. Following this road, you find us in about 3km total. In between, at all the little crossroads you find Castelli signs: practically you ignore all little crossroads, always keeping the main road, until you get to a small hilly crossroad, where you turn left all the way, leaving Laganas camping on your right hand. After Laganas camping, you find us on your right hand, in less than 200m! Alternatively, one may choose to arrive at Castelli through the center of Laganas, which would be a route approximately 2 km shorter in distance, nevertheless usually there is a lot of traffic though the center, buses, coaches, visitors wondering around, motorbikes, etc, which makes driving through the center more tiring than the way we’ve indicated above!

Not to miss

Zakynthos features an impeccable blend of scenic beaches, beautiful caves and nature’s wealth, impressive archaeological points of interest, musical
& cultural events and varied nightlife.



Each visitor forms his own Zakynthos holiday puzzle, still no-one should miss a visit at the Blue Caves and the Shipwreck, watching the breathtaking sunset at Keri or Kampi, visiting Marathonisi and Agios Sostis islands, an evening listening to the sounds of local Kantades singing (Arekia), tasting delicious local specialties and inviting wine, swimming in the clear waters of Gerakas, Laganas bay various beaches, Xingia, Daphne, Limnionas, ..and the list goes on.

An opportunity not to be missed is visiting the cave of Damianos- a nature’s surprise, Askos stone park (a natural touring park of flora and fauna), Helmi’s Natural History Museum, Zakynthos’ monasteries and scenic villages churches, St. Dennis Cathedral and of course the town, with Solomos and St.Marcus squares, buzzing market, Byzantine and Solomos & Kalvos Museum, Library. Should you get the chance, do join the various folklore events that are held in the traditionally cultural Zakynthos. A point of reference when it comes to Zakynthos, is certainly Caretta Caretta and blonde Laganas 9km blessed beach; another valuable point is definitely panoramic Bohali, found on the top of the hill above Zakynthos town and port, which features the most magnificent panorama over Zakynthos town and surroundings, typical pastry shops, cafes, restaurants and a promise for a good time.

If you are holidaying in October, and depending on the weather, maybe the olive picking season is just starting; in this case, you could visit the local olive oil factory, and actually see how this priceless product is being produced, and you might also enjoy participating in the picking of the olives, that we may easily organize,