Why Greece is always the right choice for a trip

Beach Mykonos Greece

The countdown to summer has kicked off! If you’re dreaming of your next warm weather getaway, then cast your gaze no further than Greece.

Whether you’re planning a romantic escape, a family holiday, a nature retreat, or a beachy stay, there’s something for everyone at these premier Greek hotels and resorts promising unforgettable experiences.

For Romantics – Kivotos Santorini

Kivotos Santorini

Perched atop the island’s zenith in Imerovigli village, Kivotos Santorini is an intimate haven for couples. Enjoy the lap of luxury as you indulge in the hotel’s striking, volcanic-inspired architecture featuring ebony and crimson design elements that evoke volcanic ash and lava, a nod to the island’s fiery origins. Each of the ten luxurious suites and villas boasts a modern, cavernous interior complete with colour-changing ambient lighting, Sonos sound systems, and a selection of private indoor pools, outdoor hot tubs, and hammams, so you can tailor every aspect of your stay. Relish the unobstructed 180-degree sunset views from its glass terrace or watch the sun sink into the serene Aegean Sea from one of its many cosy nooks. Then, satiate your senses at MAVRO, the hotel’s signature restaurant known for its immersive dining experience with tasting menus inspired by the phases of the moon, blending traditional Greek flavours with modern culinary techniques. This season, the restaurant has introduced a Chef’s Dinner series featuring Michelin star chefs partnering with MAVRO’s Head Chef, Dimitris Katrivesis, to curate a bespoke degustation menu for a one-night-only event each month. Combining stunning design, luxurious amenities, and exquisite dining, Kivotos Santorini is the ultimate retreat for couples seeking romance and tranquillity.

Book directly and enjoy a special rate of up to 20% off select room types, inclusive of daily breakfast and a welcome treat upon check-in.

For History Lovers – Kivotos Mykonos

Kivotos Mykonos

Discover a slice of Ancient Greece at Kivotos Mykonos, a chic beachfront boutique hotel renowned for its design inspired by classical Greek heritage. Stroll through the hotel’s central amphitheatre where you’ll discover a meticulously crafted water feature, a replica from the ancient city of Delos, regarded as the mythical birthplace of Apollo. The feature includes intricate details such as the missing leg of a lion statue, a nod to the first lions introduced to Greece by the Egyptians. Enjoy your morning coffee at tables inspired by famous Delian doors, blending the past with modern luxury. With a private beach and 40 individually styled rooms and suites, each offering a unique experience, Kivotos Mykonos stands as an iconic waterfront retreat. Recognised by Condé Nast Traveller as one of Greece’s best hotels, it proudly holds the title of the island’s first boutique hotel.

Book directly and enjoy a special rate of up to 20% off select room types, inclusive of daily breakfast and a welcome treat upon check-in.

BONUS! Where to dance the night away in Mykonos – SantAnna Mykonos

There’s just one thing to remember about trips to Mykonos and here’s why it needs more care than most.


Nestled on the sun-kissed shores of Paraga Beach in Mykonos, SantAnna Mykonos is a haven where serenity meets vibrant energy, complete with a bohemian chic vibe. The premier lifestyle beach club is known for its relaxed and aesthetic ambience, locally sourced and seasonal farm-to-table gastronomy, and world-class entertainment. Overlooking the azure waters of the Aegean Sea, the beach club is home to the largest saltwater swimming pool in the Mediterranean and boasts elegant cabanas, plush sunbeds, and open-air loungers in soft neutral tones designed for ultimate relaxation. Complemented by world-class entertainment and international DJs, SantAnna is a stylish haven for all, promising an unforgettable blend of luxury, gastronomy, and vibrant beachside energy.

For Thrill-seeking Families – Fodele Beach & Water Park Holiday Resort, Crete

Fodele Beach

Boasting one of the most extensive waterparks on the island, Fodele is a top pick for parents looking to bring their children along for a fun and fulfilling getaway. The resort’s waterpark has been ranked as one of the best by Trivago, featuring seven exhilarating family-friendly waterslides, including body, rafting, and freefall slides, as well as a dedicated pool for toddlers.

Spend a thrilling day at the resort’s private beach, exploring watersports to your heart’s content. From jet skis and water skis to SUP, paddleboards, canoes, and banana rides, there’s no shortage of activities, whether you prefer a relaxed pace or an adrenaline rush. Sign up for a spirited tennis match or a game of darts with the family, or join group Zumba dancing classes to shake off any built-up tension. Conclude your day at one of Fodele’s five restaurants and three bars, serving delicious buffets and à la carte Greek and Italian cuisine.

Music enthusiasts cannot miss the annual Matala Beach Festival running from 5-7 July this year, which channels the vibrant music scene of the 60s under the theme “One World – One Love”.

Fodele takes pride in upholding the esteemed Green Key Certification and is awarded the ISO 14001 for its commitment to meeting stringent environmental criteria.

Enjoy the best value prices with an additional 15% off all room rates available when booking direct online, Superior Family Room staying up to 4pax from £413/night on an all-inclusive basis.

For Friends & Foodies – Wyndham Grand Crete Mirabello Bay

Wyndham Mirabello

For a resort with everything at your fingertips, look no further than Wyndham Grand Crete Mirabello Bay. This summer, dive into endless fun at their brand-new waterpark, featuring exhilarating high-speed slides, a splash zone for kids, and relaxing sun decks. Enjoy boat trips to neighbouring islands, fishing excursions on a khaiki sailboat, and plenty of watersports at the resort’s two blue flag private beaches with pristine waters.

A foodie haven in every sense, the resort’s restaurants will not disappoint. Explore elaborate buffet spreads during meal times at Amalthea Restaurant, Cretan delicacies including Skioufihta pasta, dakos, and Tzatziki at Kafenion, salads and sizzling grilled dishes outdoors at Bay Grill & Bar, Greek mezes at Mezedaki, and Italian fine dining at Elia.

Wine lovers will be thrilled to try SPILIA, a unique wine-tasting experience in a natural cave sanctuary introducing varieties of Greek locally produced white and red wines and refreshing rosé.

Movie screenings at the open-air cinema, magic shows, and dance performances will keep you entertained until late at night. A visit to Thea Bar and the Shisha Patio, open until late, is perfect for those late-night chats by the sea with people who matter.

Special offers of 20%+ are available for direct bookings online, with extra savings of up to 15% off if you register as a member online. Deluxe Family Suite staying up to 4pax from £856/night on a B&B basis.

For Nature & Wildlife Lovers – Ajul Luxury Hotel & Resort


Ajul is ideal for those seeking a nature hideaway to disengage and unplug from the world. Nestled along the soft pebble beach and verdant forests of Halkidiki, Ajul Hotel offers several unique outdoor experiences for guests to immerse themselves in the breath-taking beauty of its surrounding natural environment.

Delight in a serene walk along the resort’s nature trails, where you can discover the endemic flora and fauna of the region. Birdwatchers can revel in the sight of rare and migratory birds that find sanctuary in the lush wooded areas. For those seeking a bit more adrenaline, the adventure park offers rock climbing and zip-lining through the forest canopy, presenting both challenge and excitement amidst the natural beauty.

Ajul Luxury Hotel also places a strong emphasis on wellness and relaxation. Guests can enjoy a variety of spa treatments using natural and locally sourced ingredients at the tranquil spa centre. Outdoor yoga sessions at sunrise or sunset provide an unparalleled sense of peace and mindfulness, surrounded by the sounds and sights of nature.

Embark on a guided eco-tour to learn about the local ecosystems and conservation efforts or take a leisurely paddle in a kayak along the pristine coastline, marvelling at the crystal-clear waters and the life beneath their surface. Whether you’re seeking adventure or tranquillity, Ajul Luxury Hotel & Resort is designed to make your stay rejuvenating and memorable.

For Sentimental Couples – Ixian Grand & All Suites ?


Bathe in warm waters and transport your senses to tranquility as you embrace the wonders of Greece in this adult only all-inclusive hotel. Seduce your senses in modern interior design coupled with a comfortable and relaxing atmosphere so you can delve into a world of beauty.   

With the option of delighting in swim-up rooms, there are eleven rooms and suites to choose from so you can design your holiday with peace of mind as comfort and pleasure are at the forefront of everything at the The Ixian Grand & All Suites.   ?

Designed with the ultimate sleek interior design, you can adventure out into the Rhodes landscape with the promise of comfortability and pleasure to invite you back home. 

The Ixian Grand & All Suites offers an array of restaurants and bars to choose from, taking your tastebuds on a journey through the Mediterranean and beyond. With four restaurants and two bars that boast flavorful journeys through Peruvian, Japanese, Greek and Mediterranean dining adventures, you’ll find plenty to choose from. 

Plan your summer getaway at The Ixian Grand & All Suites and take advantage of the ‘Summer Special’ booking offer of up to 30% off. The offer extends to 2 adults for a minimum stay of 1 night between June 5 and November 9, 2024, with prices starting from just £130 per night. To book your stay, please visit www.theixiangrand.gr 

For Peace Seekers – Seaside A Lifestyle Resort ?

Inspired by the rocky Mediterranean coast surrounding this beautiful five-star all-inclusive resort, delight your senses in this luxury island resort that boasts stunning views of the Aegan Sea. A serene oasis, this boho escape affords you the luxury of experiencing sleek aesthetics with a breathtaking backdrop of Crete.    

Six rooms and nine suites line this hotel in luxury and sublime comfort, with a boho-chic aesthetic and a blissful experience of Greek paradise. Each room has been curated with bamboo and stonework to bring all your island fantasies to light.  ?

An array of breathtaking pools glitter in the Greek sunshine around this luxury resort. With comfort being the centerpiece to this all-inclusive you can set your sights to Mediterranean sunsets and Cretan landscapes.   

As a luxury all-inclusive you will be able to choose from an eclectic menu of gourmet and idyllic restaurants and bars. With picturesque views to match the ambience of your breakfast, lunch or dinner, Seaside is on a mission to take your tastebuds on a journey through the Cretan mountaintops. If traditional Greek cuisine isn’t on your menu, then Seaside offers tastes of Japan for you to try, as well as classic flavors of modern gastronomic menus.   

Be an early bird when reserving your vacation and receive exclusive benefits. Book early and save up to 30% off when you make early bird bookings at Seaside A Lifestyle Resort.