If you’re seeking a luxury break with decadence only moments from your doorstep, the Ikos Oceania resort in Halkidiki, Greece provides the perfect paradise. I take a tour of the resort to give you a taste of what’s on offer
A foodie haven located on the shimmering shores of Northern Greece, Ikos offers its guests an abundance of all-inclusive delights – whilst still retaining a luxurious and exclusive feel that many holiday destinations lack. With sophisticated décor and stupendous panoramic views across the Mediterranean Sea, it’s a five-star resort designed to cater to the most couture of tastes – and it doesn’t disappoint.
For one, it offers an abundant selection of choice for its guests. Boasting a number of heated infinity pools, four delicious restaurants, seriously sleek bars and 298 luxurious rooms, Ikos Oceania offers each individual that chooses to stay within its walls a bespoke break in paradise – so much so that its visitors choose to return year upon year.
However, whilst predominantly family focused and filled with people, the resort still retains a secluded feel. There isn’t a sense of over-crowdedness that one might expect with such a large and popular destination. Instead, it’s spacious, spotless and serene.
Surrounded by 15 acres of stunning terrain and endless ocean, Ikos’ peaceful atmosphere sets the scene for a stress-free stay. Soak in the Grecian heat on sun loungers, order endless cocktails, sample outdoor yoga with an ocean view or indulge with a therapeutic massage at the resort’s recently refurbished spa. For the more adventurous of guests, there’s opportunity to try out the resort’s water sports, visit authentic local towns to try quaint coffee shops and even the opportunity to sample local cuisine, thanks to the resort’s special ‘Dine Out’ experience.
For those looking to experience the most exclusive of stays, opt for the Deluxe Collection – a premium package which offers more superior benefits and services than the ordinary stay at Ikos. With the Deluxe Collection’s added perks, you’ll enjoy your own exclusive pool and access to private areas on the resort’s pristine beach – as well as a luxuriously capacious room that exudes comfort and convenience.
At Ikos, you’ll certainly never go hungry – the resort’s range of four al la carte offer dishes to suit every taste bud. From Japanese cuisine to Italian delicacies, you can feast to your heart’s content (and then return for seconds). The Deluxe Collection rooms also include a complimentary mini bar (which is replenished on a daily basis) plus premium room service. Should the range of restaurants leave you feeling slightly peckish, choose from the menu’s authentic Greek delights or tempting sweet treats – which will all arrive at your room within mere minutes of ordering.
In short, Ikos offers the epitome of indulgence for those seeking a break from the outside world. A haven full of therapeutic activities, breath-taking views and irresistible feasts, it’s an ideal summer destination for anyone seeking a few days of nothing but sun, sand and spacious serenity.
Make it happen
Classic Collection Holidays (0800 294 9315; classic-collection.co.uk) offers 3 nights/7nights at Ikos Oceania from £659/£977 per person in September. Price based on 2 adults sharing on an ‘Infinite Lifestyle’ all-inclusive basis and includes return flights from London Gatwick (direct flights also available from Stansted and Manchester) and private transfers. For more information, click here or phone 08081110131.
This feature was originally published on goodthingsmagazine.com