Beautiful beaches, sensational sunsets and sapphire-blue seas are what make a Grecian holiday so special. It’s a country steeped in history and renowned for its warm hospitality, picturesque villages and wonderful waterside tavernas.
IKOS ARIA KOS, GREECE
Last year saw the opening of Ikos Aria, the fourth addition to the prestigious Ikos Resorts group. Highlights of this fabulous resort include an 850-metre swathe of exclusive beachfront, an exquisite eight restaurants, some of which are overseen by Michelin-star chefs, and five heated swimming pools.
Rooms are extremely spacious and contemporary in design, offering a choice of exclusive balconies, gardens and individual pools.
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BLUE PALACE CRETE, GREECE
The Blue Palace hits you with another jaw-dropping view at every turn. This effortlessly-chic resort is set on a private beach on the Elounda coast, gazing out towards Spinalonga island.
There are 251 rooms, suites and villas spread out amongst the palm trees, most with their own infinity pool. There are some lovely dining options here, including Blue Door, a restored fisherman’s house serving up the fresh catch of the day.
We also like the Isola Beach Club, shaded by olive groves and looking out over the gently-crashing waves. The sports and wellness facilities here are particularly impressive, with an award-winning spa, three pools, two tennis courts and a watersports centre, and there’s a great kids’ club too.
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EAGLES PALACE & EAGLES VILLAS HALKIDIKI, GREECE
The Athos Peninsula is the quietest and least developed of Halkidiki’s three ‘fingers’, an area steeped in spiritual significance that’s home to the ancient monasteries of Mount Athos, famously closed off to women.
Happily, the Eagles Palace is open to all, and it’s particularly appealing to parents with young children. A sandy bay provides a beautiful backdrop to the family fun, with facilities including a heated pool, separate kids’ pool, watersports centre, PADI dive school, tennis court and the excellent Explorers kids’ club.
There are 157 rooms, suites and bungalows, including some suites with a private pool, and four restaurants to choose from. Make sure you make time to visit the enchanting Elemis Spa, regardless of whether you’re here with kids in tow. Perched above the Eagles Palace are the more exclusive Eagles Villas, ideally suited to couples and small families.
These stylish one- and two-bedroom villas all have their own sea view plunge pool, indoor and outdoor living spaces and kitchenette, plus you have access to all the facilities at Eagles Palace. There are two restaurants on site, serving up Mediterranean, Italian and international fare, plus a bar.
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