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On Wednesday 7th & Thursday 8th of October, 2015, for fourth consecutive year, Creta Maris Beach Resort conducted its annual evacuation drill of its facilities.

(TRAVPR.COM) GREECE - October 14th, 2015 - Specifically, this year’s scenario of the exercise included an earthquake between Crete and Santorini, with subsequence the partial collapse of the internal walls of the hotel and a fire breakout in the main kitchen area. It is worth noting that both the employees and the guests participated in the exercise, thus giving it the corresponding plausibility and seriousness. The exercise lasted a total of 30 minutes, while it was carried out under the supervision of Mr. Efthimios Lekkas, professor of the Department of Geology & Geoenvironment, of the National & Kapodistrian University of Athens.

In the context of the evacuation exercise a lecture by Professor Lekkas was preceded on Wednesday, October 7th, 2015, with the title "NaTech vs Hotels - Business planning for dealing with earthquakes and fires in a hotel’s environment".

The aim of the exercise was to ensure the excellent organization of the resort’s fire safety team and thus to ensure the safety of guests and staff in case of emergency.

The two events attended and actively participated, the Police Department, the 1st Fire Department of Heraklion, the Fire Echelon of Hersonissos, the Port Authority of Hersonissos, the Municipality of Hersonissos, the Special Unit of Disaster Response (EMAK), the National Centre for Emergency Care (EKAV), the medical center Cretan Medicare and the Volunteer Rescue Group “PROTEKTA”, while the Civil Protection of Decentralized Administration of Crete participated as an observer.

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About Creta Maris Beach Resort:
Creta Maris Beach Resort belongs to Metaxas’ Group of Companies (Maris Hotels) and has been operating since 1975. It has a capacity of 680 rooms, suites and bungalows, 6 restaurants, 7 bars, 7 swimming pools, gym, Hammam spa, Asterias Children’s Club, and a great space for outdoor and indoor activities.


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