Stunning Greek destinations to visit

01 July 2021

With year-round warm temperatures, a rich and dense history, incredible Mediterranean food and sublime coastal beauty spread across its 6,000 islands, it’s no wonder why Greece is one of Europe’s most popular destinations

As more and more people look for seclusion, savvy travellers are heading to lesser-known islands for their relaxed coastal vibes and typical Grecian charm.

Ikos Aria, Kos

Michelin-starred menus, a serene spa, calming rooms and suites – some with private pools – and childcare for all ages from four months and up, including beach sessions, means everyone enjoys themselves at this elegant property. Activities featured in your all-inclusive package include Hiit, Tabata, an introductory diving lesson, wind-surfing and mountain-biking. Dining options are equally wideranging, taking you from Kos and wider Greece to Asia via Provence and Italy.

Domes Noruz Chania, Autograph Collection, Chania

This adult-only boutique hotel, known for its wellness and lifestyle experiences, offers chic accommodation with views of the crystal-clear Aegean Sea, all with either a plunge pool, a Jacuzzi or private pool. Soma Spa invites you to switch off completely in treatments such as the signature Mythical Massage, which takes inspiration from five famous journeys from Greek mythology. Zeen Restaurant offers innovative modern Cretan cuisine including meze dishes from the garden, the land and the sea, and the poolside bar serves up spanking fresh sushi. You can also enjoy complimentary yoga classes and live DJ events throughout the season.

Daios Cove Luxury Resort and Villas, Crete

Blending into its incredible natural surroundings, Daios Cove is focused on a gorgeous, heated infinity pool with dazzling sea views. As well as a tempting array of off-site excursions, this resort has its own packed roster of activities including kayaking, scuba-diving, yoga and Pilates. There are also more indulgent activities like winetasting sessions, DJ nights and live Latin, funk, soul, jazz, traditional Mediterranean and Cretan music under the stars. For any guests staying in a suite or villa, the resort offers a fabulous 'Residents' Club' premium all-inclusive package. Savour the luxury of complimentary meals, enjoy signature cocktails by award-winning mixologists, indulge in free 24-hour room service and appreciate the dedicated service of a concierge throughout your stay. Junior guests will be kept entertained in the Worldwide Kids Company crèche and kids’ club catering to ages four months up to 12 years old, while Goco Spa lures those in need of some pampering with its therapeutic water circuits and personalised rituals. Food is a highlight too – there’s seafood, meat grills and global cuisine based on the freshest local produce in the hidden-away, bohemian Beach House Bar.

 

Nana Princess, Crete

Set in a spectacular location on an idyllic peninsular just outside the coastal resort of Hersonissos, the majestic Nana Princess enjoys its own private sandy beach with a beautiful backdrop of the rolling mountains. This lavish 5-star resort features 112 unique suites and villas, most with their own private heated pool and uninterrupted sea views bringing a truly outstanding hospitality experience to the magnificent island of Crete.

Nana Princess is home to three delicious dining experiences each serving a selection of local, Mediterranean, and International dishes. You will also find an abundance of bars offering refreshing drinks and a wonderful ambience from sunrise to sunset.

The ‘Royal Wellness Club’ is an oasis for wellness and exclusive spa treatments whilst the ‘Royal Fitness Club’ will impress with its state-of-the-art facilities.

MarBella Corfu Hotel & MarBella Elix, Parga

Two of the three properties in this luxe collection on the shimmering Ionian Sea make hospitality for families and helping them to disconnect from the stresses of the modern world their mission. From 2021, the loyal clientele who have brought their offspring to the MarBella Corfu year after year have another perfect Greek idyll to discover in the form of the long-awaited MarBella Elix.

Nestled amidst olive groves on a private Blue Flag beach a short transfer time – just 30 minutes - from the airport, this sophisticated property, which ranked among the Top 30 Resorts in Europe by Conde Nast Traveler in 2020, is a magnet for families looking for a classic Mediterranean retreat combining fun, relaxation and the opportunity for a digital detox.

In a glorious location on the Greek mainland near Parga, the latest edition to the MarBella collection perches on top of a pine-forested hill, with a funicular down to the secluded sandy beach of Karavostasi and blissful views over to the islands of Paxos, Antipaxos and Corfu. To get under the skin of this marvellous setting, the resort offers full-day private yacht cruises during which you’ll get the chance to swim in the turquoise waters of Antipaxos with its glittering blue coves often compared to those of the Caribbean, visit the famous Blue Caves and explore lovely Paxos itself.

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