27 May 2021
Combine Greece’s summer heat with its incomparable coastline views – think private pools, idyllic islands and long sandy beaches - and it’s easy to see why interest in Greece is naturally picking up.
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.
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.
Escape to the contemporary splendour of five-star luxury MarBella Elix, new for 2021, set within unspoiled surroundings close to the resort of Sivota, with Parga a little further along the coast. The spectacular rooms and suites are spacious and stylish with the majority commanding sweeping views of the Ionian Sea.
MarBella Elix encourages you to disconnect from the digital world to fully engage with the natural beauty that encases the hotel. Choose from a multitude of activities from hiking, cycling, sailing, kayaking and swimming… to name a few. If activity is not for you, enjoy soaking up the sun on a sun lounger by the large infinity pool or down by the beach that can be reached by a funicular railway or a peaceful walk through the pine-tree lined path.
Inside the hotel awaits the Elixir Spa with indulgent treatments for some ultimate R&R. Let’s not forget the children, who can enjoy making friends in the kids club or take part in some exciting escapades with ‘Roarsome Adventures’. Following an active or relaxed day in the sun, there are an impressive choice of restaurants and bars from fine dining Mediterranean to family-pleasing buffets.
Set on its own secluded cove on Crete’s rugged north-east coast near Agios Nikolaos, Daios Cove commands an exclusive location with uninterrupted views of the Aegean. It’s an ideal getaway for families, with its own sandy beach, spacious villas cut into a craggy cliff, a choice of restaurants and an excellent kids’ club.
Rooms, suites and villas are dotted around a hillside and there are three funiculars and golf buggies to whisk you around the slopes. Over 100 of the rooms have a private seawater pool, their reflections glittering in the sun along the hillside, or you can dive into the resort’s heated infinity pool, with spectacular views of Daios cove. There are also two seawater indoor pools in the state-of-the-art Spa which are adult-only. Private pools in the suites and villas can be heated on request and it’s worth considering as the higher up the hillside, the breezier the terraces get.
Head to the sophisticated Ocean Restaurant for a contemporary setting, with Saatchi Art and a backdrop of the stunning cove. Ducasse Conseil-created dishes showcase Cretan cultural influences using seasonal, sustainable ingredients. For a more casual affair, the rustic open-air Beach House serves Mediterranean and Asian-fusion dishes like tuna tataki from its beachfront cabanas. As evening sets in, cosy in by the fire pit. On Mondays, DJs are brought in to play eclectic beachside grooves.
Book your summer break to one of these great Greek destinations today by contacting your Travel Counsellor and take advantage of exclusive benefits including full financial protection and a 24-hour duty office ready to assist you before, during and after your stay.