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Beds: Our sumptuous beds are unique to ''Asterope'' Villa. They are ,made by Coco-Mat, one of the Greek leading bed manufacturers, which uses striclty entirely natural materials. Coco-Mat beds consist of multiple layers of natural materials, from renewable sources, such as coco fibre, natural rubber, wool, cotton, sea grass, horsehair, silk, linen, wood and goose down, providing optimal, elastic and orthosomatic support to the human body. The mattresses are suitable for all body types, particularly for the ones of a heavier weight. The quilted mattress cover is made from cotton and wool and is Eco-Tex certified (standard 100). It can be removed and cleaned. Our mattress toppers are made of solid natural rubber foam. which is highly elastic, providing perfect support for all body types. The luxurious outer cover is made from thick high-quality cotton. Using a special knitting technique, the cover provides additional padding to the mattress topper and is extremely soft to the touch.
Bedding: Our orthocervical pillows and duvets are made in Greece from 100% organic feather and down, natural rubber and cotton. Natural rubber breathes perfectly and has a long lifespan. The sheets, duvet covers and pillowcases are organic fair trade cotton. Our bedding is all hypo-allergenic.
Heating and air cooling systems: The Villa is heated through solar water heating (SWH) system. It is done through conversion of the sunlight into heat for water heating using a solar thermal collector on the roof. The Villa is air-conditioned by A/C inverter unitss that ensure superior performance including the optimum control of operation frequency. As a result, optimum power is applied in all cooling ranges and maximum comfort is achieved while consuming minimal energy.
Food: Our philosophy is to promote the local bio-products directly from our neighboring suppliers such us vegetables, cheese, eggs, yogurt, honey and fruits. The ingredients are fresh, seasonal, and organic.
Paint: The Villa has been painted inside and outside using environmental friendly paints. They are produced in Greece by "Vivechrom", a company with eco-label certification. . Its products are without ammonia and formaldehyde free and are exported all over the world.
Wardrobes,desks & bedside tables: All the furniture is handmade by small Greek craftsmen mainly using oak and beech and they are treated with ecologically friendly dye and varnish.
Improvements to thermal performance: To improve thermal performance our walls are 50 cm to 60 cm thick with cavity wall insulation between the outer and inner surface of the external walls of the building. Additional thermal insulation, volcanic pumice, has been added on the roof. All the windows have screens and are double glazed.
Water: We collect rain water during the winter and use it for the automatic watering of the plants and surrounding gardens.
Roman blinds & curtains: They are all made in Greece by a small family businnes in suburbs of Athens. All the fabrics are 100% cotton.
Televisions: Our OLED smart TVS are the lowest energy models in the market. The consuming only around 60watts (less than most traditional light bulbs). They are equipped with automatic light adjustment sensors to adjust to the light in the room, thus reducing further energy consumption
Toilets, showers and taps: The toilets in our bathrooms are dual flush with ultra-low water consumption. Our taps and shower heads are aerated to provide great shower experience with minimal water usage.
Toiletries: The Pleiades Eco Houses and Villa Asterope are proud to offer the exclusive Korres toiletries range. They are made in Greece, without the use of Parabens or Phosphates and have distinctive organic extracts of dittany, marjoram & mountain tea from the island of Crete.
Lighting: The lighting in the Villa is, as you would expect, all low energy LED. The ceiling down-lights and the bedside table use 5 watts bulbs (a traditional halogen down-light would typically use 50 watts). All external lighting is automatically set to be on only when needed. Low energy LED lighting has been used throughout the accommodation.
Re-cycle: Our guest houses guides are made from recycled paper. We use only environmental friendly cleaning products and all of the waste is separated with the vast majority recycled. Our food waste is all composted.