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Responsible Travel

integration, involvement, responsibility

Skyros is committed to an eco-friendly, ethical society and welcomes creative ideas submitted by staff, suppliers and course participants.

Its holistic approach emphasises being rather than having, doing rather than consuming, and co-operating rather than competing. The aim is to create a world which can inspire changes beneficial both to the individual and to the world we live in.

Social Responsibility

Skyros encourages responsible integration with the local communities including the teaching of local history, culture and language or the sponsorship of various events. One of the latter was the Skyros mini-marathon. In the same spirit, it has contributed generously towards the purchase of computers for the main local school, new medical equipment for its Health Centre, the refurbishment of the school theatre and the protection of the island’s magnificent forest. 

Skyros also supports the welfare of the Skyrian horses, dogs and cats and has contributed to the island’s folk dance society and the local children’s Tae- Kwon-Do group. The Skyros Support Fund, set up in 2013, has also during the last financial crisis helped mainly the heating in the winter of all the island’s schools and of its Health Centre.

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

Wellbeing – We support a holistically healthy environment: a compassionate, empowering  and inclusive community where every participant and staff member is valued, and where there is no place for prejudice or discrimination of any kind.

Expect  Respect  -  We believe all members of the Skyros community have the right to participate, learn and work in a safe and supportive environment, free from discrimination, bullying or harassment of any form.

Economic Responsibility

This requires the reappraisal of our consumer culture’s values so that we consume less and ethically, use everything more efficiently, recycle when we can and meet our needs without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own. If we can, we make something rather than buy it. It also requires the re-evaluation of our own goals as parents, partners, colleagues, friends, members of our community and citizens but also as creative human beings. Going for it is like embarking on a journey to a better future.

Likewise, and unlike so many multinational holiday companies, Skyros uses local facilities with policies in place that favour local produce and services. Guests visiting shops, bars and tavernas offsite are, likewise, directly benefiting the local economy. Locals are employed wherever this is possible.

Environmental responsibility

Atsitsa is fully in tune with the natural environment. Motorised sea sports have never been introduced, kitchen and shower water is recycled, the showers are heated by solar panels and the external lighting is solar powered. Working with the local authority, we also help to bring further recycling to the island – plastic, glass and aluminium.

Since 2019 we have encouraged the use of refillable water bottles by offering a water cooler in the bar instead of plastic bottled water.

if you haven't started it already your ethical and eco-friendly journey, start now in Skyros.




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