New to Greece New opening – Ikos Resorts adds to its Greek portfolio with Ikos Odisia in
New to Greece
New opening – Ikos Resorts adds to its Greek portfolio with Ikos Odisia in 2023
The sixth resort in Ikos’ award-winning portfolio, and the second on the island of Corfu, Ikos Odisia is set to open on 19th May 2023. In a secluded bay across from Ikos Dassia, guests can appreciate Ionian Sea views thanks to its elevated position whilst immersing themselves in the island’s authentic atmosphere, culture and history through visiting historic landmarks and the romantic Old Town. As part of the Unconditional Luxury all-inclusive concept, guests can go electric and drive across Corfu’s majestic coastline or discover the UNESCO World Heritage sites with a Tesla car for a day, indulge in menus created by Michelin-starred chefs and enjoy 24-hour room service, all at no extra cost. Ikos Odisia boasts 10 heated indoor and outdoor pools as well as 395 elegant rooms, suites, and bungalows in an iconic beach-front location enveloped by acres of fragrant woodland.
Rates from €970 (£858 approx.) per night per room for a Junior Suite on an all-inclusive basis.
Oliver’s Travels Reveals New Villa Santorini Sunset for 2023
Perched on the edge of southwest Santorini, surrounded by the blue waters of the Aegean sea, Oliver’s Travels Santorini Sunset introduces the beautifully restored fisherman’s cottage, which will simply take your breath away. The cottage has been redesigned to compliment the natural beauty of its location using traditional arts and crafts. Featuring one en-suite double bedroom, ideal for a couple’s getaway or a honeymoon. Guests can truly relax with breakfast delivered daily and can be eaten overlooking the stunning sea for a sense of complete tranquillity. With plenty of walking paths and outstanding landscapes, the local area of Akrotiri is famous for the nearby Akrotiri Lighthouse, which is the perfect place to enjoy the sunset. Guests can then head back to enjoy the relaxed vibe of the villa from the private Jacuzzi overlooking the Aegean sea.
2023 rates from £3,845 for a seven-night stay for two people.
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The Perfect Family Holiday Destinations
Sani Resort Offers Great Adventures For The Whole Family
Renowned for being one of the best family resorts in Europe, Sani Resort promises an ultimate luxury family paradise escape, boasting an impressive portfolio of five unique hotels and world-class facilities and activities for guests of all ages including the Rafa Nadal Tennis Centre, a Football Academy in association with Chelsea FC, the Bear Grylls Survival Academy and second year running, Sani Triathlon Academy, where the whole family can run and ride through the pine trails and swim in the rich Aegean waters. The Sani Triathlon Academy also offers guests personalised professional training plans focussed on strength, flexibility and relaxation, including body weight training, pilates and yoga to offer the ultimate triathlon training experience to be enjoyed with family and friends. Last year we also saw the launch of Porto Sani, which showcases impressive upgrades with young families in mind. The extended property boasts two new restaurants, extended public spaces, new pools, as well as 148 luxuriously comfortable suites, each perfectly tailored to meet the needs of babies, children and their parents.
Prices at Porto Sani in a Junior Suite Private Garden start from €275 per night, on a half-board basis. Reopening on the 31st of March 2023.
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Amada Colossos Resort, Rhodes – Package Options and Waterslide Fun for Families of all Ages
70 different room types and 3 different meal plans allow for infinite flexibility for all budgets and families with children of all ages when staying at Amada Colossos Resort. The premium, all-inclusive, seafront resort on the cosmopolitan and history-rich island of Rhodes is home to an incredible 5-slide waterpark with sections for toddlers, children, teens and adults. However, there are also private adult-only areas too. There are also three kids clubs, a 400-capacity amphitheatre for entertainment and an Amada Wellness spa to take care of and entertain the whole family.
Rates start at Double BB from 134 euros per night
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Helea Family Beach Resort in Rhodes, Greece
Helea 5* Beach Resort, a spectacular family property on the beautiful island of Rhodes, opened its doors in August 2022. Designed over a 45,000 square metre estate with 503 rooms and suites, Helea offers laidback luxury for the whole family. The resort was designed to make the most of its magnificent surroundings with floor to ceiling windows that provide spectacular views across the sea, beautifully landscaped gardens & shimmering turquoise pools. The attentive staff and excellent facilities provide a playground retreat for all ages with live music, watersports, an all-day beach bar, entertainment, a cinema and games room. There are 11 freshwater pools to choose from and a dedicated children’s pool, plus a 700 square metre water park. Children will be kept entertained with the plethora of activities on offer, leaving parents plenty of time to relax. The timetable is brimming with fun things to do including: Greek cooking lessons, escape room, arts and crafts, culture and history workshops, indoor climbing, and basketball. The kid’s club accommodates children from 4 months to 12 years old and offers a nanny service in the evenings.
Nightly rates at Helea Family Beach Resort start from £330 for a family of four, half board in a Family Junior Suite. For more information please visit: ellaresorts.com
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Alternative Greek Holidays
A Grecian Secluded Holiday with Aristi Mountain Resort & Villas
Situated in west Zagori, Epirus in north-western Greece, Aristi Mountain Resort & Villas is not only home to luxurious accommodation but also a wild and rugged landscape. Hardly on the tourist radar, Zagori is also currently under consideration for the UNESCO World Heritage List. Aristi Mountain Resort & Villas was built with the traditional way of constructing buildings in the area with stone and wood, and great care was given to the hotel’s form so as not to affect the precious environment of the area. The 24 rooms, suites, and villas are spread out in small houses so that the buildings can be placed in a way that allows them to hide and sit well in the sloping area allowing spectacular views of the mountains and surrounding area.
Rooms on a B&B basis from £130 per night.
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Discover xenodocheio Milos for the Ultimate City Break
Located in the heart of downtown Athens opposite Old Parliament, xenodocheio Milos, the very first luxury boutique hotel of the world-renowned Greek restaurant estiatorio Milos, offers lavish yet authentic experiences for the ultimate city break this year. The downtown area of Athens opposite Old Parliament is an area bursting with history and celebrates the best of Greek heritage, art and cuisine. A place where “philoxenia”, the sacred art of making a stranger feel like home, derives from unparalleled taste and world-class hospitality. From wellness retreats and sea adventures to private dining, the hotel presents its guests with the perfect mixture of Greek culture and heritage in one place. Elegant and refined, this authentic culinary hotel experience is the very first luxury boutique hotel of the world-renowned Greek restaurant estiatorio Milos, carrying the inspiring story of Milos to its next chapter.
Nightly rates at xenodocheio Milos start from £310 for a classic room
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ELIVI Skiathos – Romantic Escapes with Ultimate Privacy
Overlooking the beautiful Aegean sea, ELIVI Skiathos is the only 5* hotel on the island and is spread across an area of natural beauty beside a stunning wildlife refuge. With direct access to four of the island’s best beaches, ELIVI is the perfect getaway for any couple looking for luxurious, off-grid privacy. Guests can enjoy several romantic experiences, such as sailing to Koukounaries cove for sunset, evening dips in the sea by Tsougrias or Arkos, or an intimate candlelit dinner on the beautiful sandy beaches of Ambelakia or Big Banana under a private gazebo.
Rates at ELIVI Skiathos start from €245 per night based on two people sharing a standard room.
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Elissa Lifestyle Resort in Rhodes, Greece
Ella Resorts, a unique collection of eco-conscious properties, opened its first property, Elissa Lifestyle Resort, on the island of Rhodes in July. Elissa Lifestyle Resort is a 5* adults’ focused property and the perfect place to relax and recharge. The resort’s vibe is casual, cool and laid-back. This eco-chic property has tranquil verandas, 15 freshwater swimming pools, a beach club and pool bars, and five restaurants. With 332 uber-chic rooms, suites, and waterfront bungalows with private pools offering sea or pool views, Elissa has something for everyone. Offering five restaurants influenced by its Mediterranean surroundings, the menus take inspiration both from land and sea, meaning guests can immerse themselves in Greek gastronomy without leaving the resort. The Spa provides a tranquil setting where guests can enjoy various relaxing treatments. There is a fully-equipped fitness centre, with a fitness instructor offering a range of classes, including yoga and Pilates, while a freshwater indoor pool, tennis courts and water sports are also available. Whether travellers are seeking an activity fuelled holiday or a quiet and revitalising stay, Elissa has it all.