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Vă prezentăm BRAND NEW Exclusive Grand Villa de la Kenshō Psarou, Mykonos

Kenshō Boutique Hotels & Villas este mândru să prezinte cea mai recentă achiziție și crème de la crème a insulei Mykonos – Kenshō Psarou Grand Villa.

Brandul este bine cunoscut pentru ospitalitatea sa excepțională, decorul său impresionant, serviciile de cinci stele și clientela extinsă A-list; cu toate acestea, ștacheta a fost ridicată și mai sus cu cel mai recent nou venit.

Situată în imediata apropiere a cosmopolitei Psarou Beach, vila cu 4 dormitoare combină designul modern cu atingeri robuste de materiale pământii; completând hotelul-soră Kenshō Psarou, aflat la doar o aruncătură de băț. Retragerea se mândrește cu priveliști perfecte la oceanul Egee, cu vedere la Golful Psarou, și oferă servicii de neegalat cu facilități moderne de care oaspeții se pot bucura din confortul celui mai luxos și privat cadru.

Acest refugiu ultra-luxos cu 4 dormitoare (250 mp) are o piscină privată de 40 mp, cu vedere panoramică la mare, împreună cu o zonă în aer liber de 300 mp, perfectă pentru a vă relaxa și a lua masa cu stil. Oaspeții sunt tratați zilnic cu un mic dejun somptuos cu delicatese apetisante, iar un bucătar privat este disponibil la cerere pentru experiențe culinare rafinate, pentru a încânta papilele gustative prin crearea de farfurii proaspete de excelență gastronomică.

Kenshō Psarou Grand Villa oferă, de asemenea, o varietate de facilități de clasă mondială și servicii VIP care vor garanta un sejur de neuitat. Printre acestea se numără facilități Hermes, iPad-uri în cameră, o bucătărie complet echipată, un frigider de vinuri preumplut și o echipă de concierge dedicată la dispoziția dumneavoastră.

Pentru cei care doresc să organizeze un eveniment exclusivist: se pot organiza lecții private de gătit, petreceri aniversare, recepții de nuntă și cine romantice la lumina lumânărilor.

Sunt disponibile, de asemenea, antrenamente personale, tratamente spa și de înfrumusețare relaxante, un bucătar și un somelier privat, închiriere de elicoptere și iahturi, un majordom privat, excursii cu barca în insulele vecine și servicii de gestionare a stilului de viață.

Bucurați-vă de lux în cea mai bună formă cu un sejur la Kenshō Psarou Grand Villa în această vară: https://www.kenshomykonos.com/kensho-psarou-grand-villa/

NEW: The TownHouse Mykonos

Once an 18th-century aristocratic manor house and home to the first Mayor of Mykonos, this stunning building has been lovingly renovated to play host to a beautifully decadent boutique hotel. Offering indulgent, discreet luxury, the TownHouse complex is in the heart of the picturesque and vibrant cosmopolitan town of Mykonos.

The TownHouse is an adult-only hotel that offers guests indulgent luxury in the heart of Mykonos Town. Once an 18th-century aristocratic manor house and home to the first Mayor of Mykonos, this stunning building has been lovingly renovated to play host to a beautifully decadent boutique hotel.

The TownHouse Hotel in Mykonos has been carefully restored to reflect the charm and sophistication of its 18th-century heritage whilst balancing the demands of today’s most discerning guests.

International Architect and Interior designer Nader Gebran was commissioned to work on The TownHouse project which has taken some three years in the making. As one of the oldest neo-classical buildings in Mykonos, the process and archaeological restrictions have been numerous. This is reflected in the building’s design which combines historical features and idiosyncrasies with modern day luxury.

The TownHouse complex boasts a historic collection of uniquely curated, contemporary and stylish rooms, that are the epitome of elegance. They range from our luxury Mykonian Villa and Mykonian Suites to our Junior Suites, Duplex Deluxe, Superior Chic or Classic rooms.

This indulgent, archaeologically protected boutique is the perfect choice to enjoy a luxurious Mykonian experience in the very ‘heart of the heart’ of the ancient settlement of Mykonos Town.

Symbolic of classic disco and pop tunes from decades past and present, 54 is an emblematic hot spot for those looking for a fabulous night out in the old town.

Whether you need an ultra-luxury VIP experience at Scorpios, Alemagou, Principote, Blue Marlin, SantAnna, Jackie’O or Shirley Valentine’s infamous beach, our Concierge is on hand for you.

The TownHouse Mykonos is exclusively sold through the luxury soft brand Elegant Hotel Collection which represents some of the finest luxury hotels across the globe. The TownHouse complies with Elegant Hotel Collection service levels and operating procedures including its commitment to excellence.

The Town House is also a member of Best Loved Hotels, which was founded in 1993 and is one of the world’s pre-eminent collections of unique and authentic independent luxury hotels worldwide ranging from exclusive island resorts, historic castles, luxurious urban city hotels and illusive countryside hideaways.

Mykonos’ No. 1 Opens its Doors

Kenshō Psarou, the island’s finest, welcomes back visitors. Southeast of Mykonos town, on the most iconic sandy beach, stands Kenshō Psarou, the ultra-luxury retreat and the cosmopolitan heartbeat of the Greek island.

Kenshō Psarou attracts the rich and famous who come to ‘flock and dock’ their yachts and soak up the Grecian sunshine in style. Kenshō’s world-class restaurant and chic lounge bar provide the perfect setting for an afternoon of lite bites, chilled beats, sexy vibes, shisha, and relaxation.

For foodies, Psarou is a little slice of heaven. Myconian award-winning chef, Ippokratis Anagnostelis provides a masterclass on modern Mediterranean cuisine infused with Greek, Japanese and Peruvian flavours. The ‘Chic Comfort’ menu includes dishes of ‘King Crab Leg Alaska’, ‘Tagliata Japanese Wagyu’ and ‘Coconut Exotic’ whilst the ‘All Day Sushi Menu’ offers delicious plates such as ‘Spicy Sea Bass’, ‘Spider Maki’ and ‘Wagu Caviar’ – along with sumptuous cocktails and fine wines.

The space oozes stylish aesthetics and phenomenal décor, brought to life by distinguished designers such as Patricia Urquiola, Paola Navone and Kenneth Cobonpue. Handmade tables, chairs and alcoves with suspended ceilings appear to float in mid-air, creating an exceptional ambiance for fine dining and sunset settings.

Kenshō Psarou is home to 35 luxury rooms and suites. Each one has a unique infrastructure and bespoke design; offering exceptional amenities. The ‘Panoramic Sea View Suite’ with Roof Top Hot Tub is a fine choice, with breath-taking views of Psarou bay, in-room iPad with personalised applications and Hermes amenities. For those seeking the crème de la crème, the ‘Grand Suite’, also home to world-class views, boasts a beautiful outdoor private pool – perfect for those looking for complete privacy.

For guests who like to be pampered, seek relaxation and rejuvenation – the Beach Spa is not to be missed. Nestled by the sea-front and home to a ‘Spa Water Pod’ this modern wellbeing and beauty powerhouse by CODAGE, offers an impressive array of treatments and therapeutic rituals. The menu includes the ‘Psamoo’ experience on a Quartz sand bed, the ‘K-Beauty Vitamin C Gold Facial’, ‘Déese pro LED phototherapy mask’ and ‘Fresh Oxygen Therapy’ – all set to refresh and revive.

The boutique hotel is not only home to world-class rooms and suites, but also features a stunning 4-bedroom villa, raising the bar even higher. This picture-perfect retreat has already taken the fancy of many A-listers due to its jaw-dropping panoramic sea views, private pool, outdoor garden, and impressive terrace.

Luxury services include a private chef, private transport, personal spa therapist, personalised hair stylist, private butler, boat trips around beautiful Delos island, BBQ events, a nutritionist and lifestyle consultant, helicopter, and yacht hire – and more. It’s no wonder it’s a favourite amongst the elite!

Treat yourself to the ultimate-luxury experience this summer, enjoy breath-taking views – beachside, awe-inspiring decor and design, award-winning fine-dining and 5-star hospitality.

The only way to truly experience the Myconian cosmopolitan lifestyle – is at Kenshō Psarou.

About Kenshō Boutique Hotels & Villas

From the Zen tradition, Ken means “seeing” and Shō means “nature, essence”. Kenshō is often interpreted as “seeing one’s (true) nature”.

Kenshō offers its guests a unique journey, creating memorable experiences of stay, relaxation, and rejuvenation. Inspired by the endless blue colours of the sky and the sea, Kenshō combines the high-quality services and goes beyond the standards, to provide a truly luxurious experience for each and every visitor.

Kenshō Mykonos is home to two boutique, 5* properties on the island – Kenshō Ornos and Kenshō Psarou; both offering the finest hospitality, state-of-the-art facilities and the ultimate Myconian experience to all guests.

MYKONOS BRAND NEW HOTEL BEACH EXTENSION

Aegon Mykonos, an Autograph Collection Resort invites you to an eclectic, vivid and passionate lifestyle, to unfold all your extraordinary facets and discover your extraordinary self.

Set on one of the most cosmopolitan islands of the Mediterranean and nested in an infinite sandy beach overlooking the Aegean Sea, Aegon Mykonos welcomes you to a unique self-gratifying experience, offering luxurious facilities, savvy island vibes, along with energizing fitness and wellness activities.

With a total of 76 rooms and suites, Aegon Mykonos comprises of two different compounds for guests to choose depending on their mood, the vigorous REVIVE premise at the beach front of Kalo Livadi and the serene RETREAT premise a few steps away.

Celebrity Announces Summer World Debut in Greece for Highly-Anticipated Celebrity Apex

Celebrity Cruises announced its return to cruising in Europe today, as company President and CEO, Lisa Lutoff-Perlo confirmed that its brand-newCelebrity Apex, the second stunning ship in the brand’s transformational, multi-award-winning Edge Series, will make its long-awaited world debut in Greece this summer beginning June 19.

With luxurious seven-night sailings roundtrip from Athens through September 2021, Celebrity Apex will visit some of the most idyllic destinations in the Mediterranean, including Mykonos, Rhodes and Santorini, Greece; Limassol, Cyprus; and Haifa and Jerusalem, Israel. The sailings will open for booking on March 30.

Celebrity Apex will sail with all crew and guests above the age of 18 vaccinated against COVID-19, and those under the age of 18 with negative PCR test results. The announcement comes just days after Celebrity Cruises announced its Caribbean comeback with seven-night summer cruises departing from St. Maarten also beginning in June.

The company’s return to the Aegean is made all the more special given Celebrity Cruises’ Greek heritage. Founded in 1988 by the Greek Chandris family, the company later became a part of the Royal Caribbean Group. Celebrity Cruises is still rooted in its Greek origins today, with 70% of marine officers across the fleet, hailing from Greece; over 40 of these are Captains and Chief Engineers, including the Captain of Celebrity Apex, Dimitrios Kafetzis.

Celebrity Apex is such an exquisite ship and for herto finally begin sailing in the beautiful Aegean, where it all began for our fleet, and after so long away, is incredibly meaningful. I actually can’t wait to finally experience Apex and the Greek Isles this September during my rescheduled 30th wedding anniversary cruise,” said Celebrity Cruises President and CEO Lisa Lutoff-Perlo. “This is a very special homecoming for Celebrity Cruises made possible with the strong collaboration of the Greek government. I extend my enduring gratitude and wish them well as they celebrate their country’s bicentennial today.”

“I am proud to be welcoming Celebrity Cruises back to its Greek roots on this special occasion of our Country’s independence bicentennial and am eager for travelers to return to the unforgettable experiences of all of our destinations on one of the world’s newest ships,” said Greek Tourism Minister Haris Theocharis. “The positive economic impact that tourism brings to our country cannot be underestimated and I am very happy Celebrity Cruises is playing an important role in rebuilding this important economic pillar.”

“It is such an honor for me to Captain the newest ship in the Celebrity fleet. I have been anxiously awaiting the day when I can welcome our first guests onboard this magnificent vessel and it will be a very proud moment for me to do this in my homeland,” said Captain Dimitrios Kafetzis.

The Apex of New Luxury at Sea
Like her industry-changing sister ship, Celebrity Edge, named one of TIME Magazine’s “World’s Greatest Places” in her 2019 debut season, Celebrity Apex features innovative outward-facing design and visionary spaces from world-renowned designers, connecting guests to the breathtaking world around them like never before. The ship’s onboard experience also stands apart from anything else at sea, and feeds today’s travel wanderlust with:

  • The exclusive The Retreat® with its stunning accommodations, a private restaurant, and an exclusive lounge and sundeck to rival any high-end resort. In addition, a dedicated team of butlers, attendants, and concierges on-hand 24/7, ensures everything is taken care of while on vacation.
  • Transformational accommodations, from modern two-story villas with plunge pools to staterooms with infinite verandas, that blur the boundaries between indoor and outdoor living, all carefully curated and designed by the award-winning Kelly Hoppen.
  • The Magic Carpet®, soaring cantilevered above the sea and offering guests uninterrupted vistas while sipping cocktails or having dinner.
  • An unrivaled culinary repertoire of 29 distinct restaurants, bars, and lounges including the brand-new Craft Social Bar, connecting guests to the destinations they will visit like never before. Globally-inspired menus crafted by Michelin-starred chefs bring the flavors of the world straight to the plate, providing an epicurean journey unmatched at sea.

Cruising the Mediterranean
The new summer season for Celebrity Apex in the Mediterranean features bucket-list destinations on two spectacular itineraries including:

  • Greek Islands and Cyprus – guests will have the chance to visit the ancient city of Rhodes, with its stunning classical Acropolis and unparalleled Medieval architecture; the beaches and beauty of Mykonos; and the incredible island of Santorini, a world heritage site and bucket list destination famous for its blue and white architecture and fascinating history; along with the southern coast of Cyprus, a unique island culture influenced by both nearby neighbors, Turkey and Egypt.
  • Greek Islands and Israel – In addition to the history and beauty of Rhodes and Santorini, this itinerary offers the growing arts scene in Haifa, with its easy access to Tel-Aviv and the Jordan River; and Jerusalem, one of the world’s most influential cities.

With cruise vacations beginning and ending in Athens, guests also have plenty of time to experience this thriving city, brimming with its deep cultural significance.

A range of tours curated by Celebrity for all interests and price points will be available at every port of call, including Private Journeys and Small Group Discovery Tours for those guests preferring to explore the destinations with just members of their family or traveling companions.

What’s more, guests can sit back and relax in the knowledge that everything is taken care of with the company’s new ‘Always IncludedSM’ approach, simplifying the new luxury vacation experience to include Wi-Fi, drinks, and gratuities. And, Celebrity’s Cruise with Confidence program provides flexible cancellations and best price guarantees.

Healthy at Sea
The company’s first priority is the health and safety of guests, crew, and the people in the places that Celebrity Apex will visit. The ship will sail with comprehensive, multilayered health and safety measures leveraging expert guidance from its Healthy Sail Panel; Royal Caribbean Group’s Global Head of Public Health and Chief Medical Officer; and local Greek health and government authorities. These measures, including vaccination and testing requirements, will evolve along with public health standards.

Details on all health and safety measures across the entire Celebrity Cruises vacation experience can be found at https://www.celebritycruises.com/healthy-at-sea. In addition, guests must follow all Greece travel requirements, which currently include presenting a negative PCR test taken 72-hours prior to arrival in Greece.    Details on the additional health and safety measures to be implemented by Celebrity Cruises will be announced at a later date.

For more information on Celebrity Cruises new Greek Isles cruise vacation offerings, visit www.celebritycruises.com/cruise-ships/celebrity-apex/itineraries.

THE BEST OF SANTORINI

Santorini este unic pe planeta noastră albastră – și nicăieri planeta nu este la fel de albastră ca pe Santorini. Filosoful grec Platon ne-a vorbit despre Atlantida ca un loc „care era dincolo de imaginația omului”. Există multe dezbateri cu privire la faptul dacă acest loc a fost cu adevărat pe Santorini. Un lucru este sigur, familia Canaves-Oia face totul pentru a învia regatul mitic de aici.

Cratere vulcanice maiestuoase, stânci uluitoare și lagune albastru-turcoaz: nord-vestul insulei Santorini încântă fiecare călător cu imaginea sa unică de carte poștală. La unul dintre cele mai frumoase locuri din acest paradis de vacanță grecesc, la marginea satului artiștilor, Oia, o stațiune fantastică de 5 stele se așează într-o stâncă înaltă de 300 de metri deasupra Mării Egee – elegantul Canaves Oia Boutique Hotel.

Este imposibil să nu te îndrăgostești de Santorini, cea mai spectaculoasă insulă din Grecia, pe care Canaves Oia Suites o numește acasă. Santorini a fost creată de erupții vulcanice intense, care au provocat prăbușirea părții centrale a unui megavulcan și, prin urmare, au format un crater mare (caldera). Insula fascinează și inspiră fiecare vizitator cu peisajele sale minunate, cu capele cu cupole albastre și case văruite pe roci vulcanice negre, pe fundalul frumoasei ape sclipitoare din Marea Egee. Santorini este cel mai dorit loc pentru o vacanță romantică în Grecia.

Pentru elegantul hotel de tip boutique au fost folosite peșteri din secolul al XVII-lea, care sunt situate într-o stâncă uluitoare, pe un crater vulcanic ridicat deasupra calderei din Santorini, și oferă o vedere panoramică copleșitoare. Complexul exclusiv este format din două complexe învecinate – elegantul hotel Canaves Oia și elegantele Canaves Oia Suites Clasic. Hotelul Boutique Canaves Oia este un hotel cu suite, cu un decor alb orbitor, minimalist, tipic stilului regional cicladic, și o ambianță calmă. Camerele, proiectate cu finețe, emană un aer extrem de confortabil, de vis, care este completat perfect de locația grandioasă. În afară de piscina panoramică mare și serviciile excelente, nu lipsește nimic nici in bucătăria rafinată. Etajele individuale ale acestui hotel de lux sunt conectate printr-un lift, care nu este deloc standard în Santorini. Destinații precum plaja Ammoudi, care se află la 20 de minute de mers pe jos, plaja Baxedes, satul artiștilor – Oia, orașul vechi Fira sau cramele insulei merită o vizită și sunt ușor accesibile. Se poate folosi autobuzul deoarece stația este la doar 500 de metri de hotel.

Canaves Oia Suites se află într-o locație privilegiată și oferă nu numai o priveliște spectaculoasă asupra părții vulcanice în formă de semilună și a insulei Thirassia, ci și, datorită locației sale unice pe un promontoriu stâncos, asupra satului Oia situat în panorame incredibile din jurul tău. Cele doar 24 de apartamente oferă o vedere uluitoare la Caldera și Oia și au propria terasă cu jacuzzi sau piscină mică și adâncă.

Pentru o lungă perioadă de timp, Canaves Oia Suites a fost cel mai exclusivist hotel de pe insulă, dar nivelul de lux pe care îl oferă a fost acum depășit de cele două hoteluri surori ale sale. În 2017, Canaves Oia Sunday Suites au început puțin mai departe, cu opt apartamente personalizate, un stil alternativ de lux și decor nautic. Și în mai, Epitome by Canaves Oia a fost deschis cu 24 de vile de lux, un hotel nou și luxos deasupra satului de pescari pitoresc Ammoudi, un loc liniștit care îi așteaptă pe cei gata să experimenteze Santorini dintr-o altă perspectivă.

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Zakynthos, o minune de insulă

Ce știți despre Zakynthos în afară de faptul că este o o insulă aflată în Marea Ionică cu o plajă celebră pe care se află o epavă la fel de celebră? Nu cred că foarte multe, dar asta nu ne împiedică să nu visăm la o vacanta in Zakynthos, Grecia numărându-se încă printre cele mai apreciate destinații pentru vacanța de vară. 

Zakynthos are forma unui cap de săgeată, cu „vârful” (Cape Skinari) îndreptat spre nord-vest. Jumătatea vestică a insulei este un platou montan, iar coasta de sud-vest este formată în mare parte din stânci abrupte. Jumătatea estică este o câmpie fertilă dens populată, cu plaje lungi de nisip, întreruptă cu mai multe dealuri izolate, în special Bochali, care privește orașul și peninsula Vasilikos din nord-est. 
Capitala, care poartă același nume ca insula, este orașul Zakynthos. În afară de denumirea oficială, se mai numește Chora (adică Orașul, o denumire comună în Grecia atunci când numele insulei în sine este același cu numele orașului principal). Portul Zakynthos are un feribot care face legătura cu portul Kyllini de pe continent și duce mii de turiști pe insulă.
Obiectivele turistice renumite includ plaja Navagio, un golf de pe malul de nord-vest, izolată de stânci înalte și accesibilă doar cu barca. Numeroase „peșteri albastre” naturale sunt tăiate în stânci din jurul Capului Skinari și sunt accesibile doar de bărcile mici. Keri, la sud de insulă, este un sat de munte cu un far. Întregul mal vestic de la Keri până la Skinari conține formațiuni de rocă, inclusiv arcade. 


Alte destinații populare:

  • Țărmurile nordice și estice prezintă numeroase plaje de nisip largi, dintre care unele atrag turiștii în lunile de vară. 
  • Cea mai mare stațiune este Laganas. 
  • Alykes este de departe cea mai frumoasă destinație de pe insulă.
  • Insula Marathonissi (cunoscută și sub numele de „Insula Broaștei Țestoase”) în apropiere de Limni Keriou are vegetație tropicală, ape turcoaz, plaje și peșteri de mare. 
  • Multe din așezările din jurul orașului Zakynthos conțin o mică moștenire venețiană.

De la mijlocul anilor 1980, Zakynthos (cunoscută și sub numele de Zante) a devenit un hub pentru turiștii în vârstă de 18-30 de ani, care se duc la Alykanas și Laganas (foste sate liniștite), devenind orașe în toată regula datorită hotelurilor, cluburi de noapte, barurilor și restaurantelor. 

10 Reasons to Fall in Love with Athens

Athens has hit a new stride thanks to a glorious revival in art, food and architecture that has been underway for the last decade. Here, the concierge team at Four Seasons Astir Palace Hotel Athens offers ten reasons to fall in love with this flourishing metropolis.

1. An Epic Heritage: The Parthenon is visible from almost every street corner in central Athens and must be seen up close to appreciate just how imposing these famous and majestic columns are. Fast forward a few millennia and you will find yourself at the Panathenaic Stadium, also made entirely of marble and the site of the first modern Olympic Games in 1896.

2. A City by the Sea: Bon vivants know that you can experience almost everything the Greek islands have to offer in Athens. With some of the most beautiful beaches found along a 31 mile (50 kilometre) coastline, you can enjoy life just as the ancients did, with fresh seafood all year round, while swimming in the crystal blue waters of the Aegean Sea for the majority of the year.

3. Music and Theatre Beneath the Acropolis: From majestic ballets and arias to ancient Greek tragedies, witnessing a performance at the Odeon of Herodes Atticus (June–October) is something you’ll unlikely forget. Despite being nearly 2,000 years old, the theatre is heralded for its exemplary acoustics.

4. Temple of Poseidon: Erected in the middle of the 5th century BC and located at the end of the Sounion peninsula, this ancient temple was built to honour Poseidon, god of the sea. A sunset here is one of the most magical in Greece, blanketed by vivid reds and oranges.

5. Evzones: Rain, hail or shine, the Greek Presidential Guards or Evzones march towards Hellenic Parliament every Sunday morning in a spectacular ceremonial parade that has become synonymous with Athens.

6. Wines of Athens: As a city surrounded by small historical vineyards, Attica is the largest wine region in Greece, touting talented winemakers who are producing award-winning wines using the indigenous savatiano grape.

7. An Athenian Way of Life: The weekly farmers markets or laiki agora are an inherent part of Athenian society. Setting up in neighbourhoods all around the city, these food markets allow locals to stock up on fresh produce while socialising within their community. The largest, known as the Varvakeios Markets in downtown Athens, operates daily and offers seasonal harvests and local delicacies.

8. Byzantine Churches: For anyone that appreciates beauty, the churches in Athens are among the most special in Greece, hailing from the Byzantine era and defined by their tall domes with arched windows. The Church of Panagia Kapnikarea is one of the oldest in Athens, built around 1050 AD. All are welcome to enter and appreciate the rare frescos and beautiful iconography inside.

9. Art and Culture go hand in hand in Athens beginning with the Acropolis Museum. With floor to ceiling windows overlooking the ancient city, thousands of sculptures and artefacts found around the Acropolis are displayed and bathed in natural light. At the Museum of Cycladic Art, a stunning collection of Cycladic figurines and ceramics from the 3rd millennium BC can be seen. Over at the National Archaeological Museum, a treasure trove of antiquities await including the gold mask of Agamemnon and the Antikythera Mechanism.

10.  Athens’ New Agora: Athenians received a contemporary agora at the newly opened Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center. The Agora, emblematic of the central gathering spaces in ancient Greece, upholds this tradition with regular events held throughout the year. The entire building is a significant addition to modern day Athens and an architectural feat by architect Renzo Piano.

Where idyllic views bring dreams to life

Andronis Concept Wellness Resort welcomes you to a place of tantalising beauty and tranquility. The resort hotel is located in Imerovigli, a Santorinian gem on the island’s most romantic coast. The luxurious suites and amenities, Andronis personalised service and breathtaking sunset views all make for an unforgettable holiday.

The 28 pool suites and villas, most of which are built to capture the sunset over the Aegean towards the caldera, feature minimalist interiors that fuse traditional Santorinian style with bright, contemporary touches. The result is accommodation as sophisticated as it is warm and welcoming.

Private terraces and infinity pools provide the perfect haven for guests to enjoy the vast Aegean panorama as it opens out below them. The serenity of the scene, the elegance of the suites and the five-star service from our staff make Andronis Concept one of the best luxury hotels in Imerovigli,Santorini. 

Being intrigued by the charm of doing nothing, I realised that the time you enjoy wasting is the most creative part of your life.

At the Andronis Group, we are passionate about creating moments and memories that resonate long after they have passed. We achieve this by ensuring our guests truly enjoy the simple pleasures. We are always seeking to create something lasting and wonderful for our guests, which is why they also become friends, returning to visit us over the years.

Each hotel offers a different adventure. Our philosophy is to live the holiday experience in full, in every way, every moment of your stay.

Each year our hotels are renovated. We throw open the doors and start afresh. The charm and individuality of our hotels lies in our attention to detail, touches that connect the contemporary interiors with the island’s architecture and natural beauty. Our latest venture on Santorini’s most romantic, sunset coast, brings guests to the most sought-after part of the island.

Where eclecticism inspires the soul – ANDRONIS LUXURY SUITES

Santorini is an island blessed by the gods, a place where dreams come true. The island is the perfect destination when you are looking for more than just romance, luxury and beauty. Breathtaking scenery and unique culture add something truly memorable. A volcanic eruption thousands of years ago gave Santorini its distinctive crescent shape, which has entranced visitors and locals alike ever since. Unwind in the serenity of your suite, high on the crest of the cliffs with panoramic views of the shimmering sea.

Andronis Luxury Suites is renowned for its tranquility and unique sense of elegance. The 29 award-winning luxury suites and villas in Santorini are built in traditional style within the picturesque jigsaw of houses in Oia,Santorini. Private infinity pools, cave pools and heated Jacuzzis are the perfect places to relax and enjoy the deep blue Aegean and the volcanic caldera that frames the spectacular view. Relax and rejuvenate in the Mare Sanus Spa with its exclusive therapies before dinner in Andronis Luxury Suites’ Lycabettus, voted one of the most beautiful restaurant locations in the world.

Where the mere sense of living is divine – Andronis ARCADIA

Arcadia Hotel is the newest addition to the Andronis Exclusive family of five-star hotels, villas and honeymoon retreats on the idyllic island of Santorini.

Named after the mythical home of the god Pan, Arcadia was a place of natural harmony and pastoral enchantment. This earthly Arcadia is located on the fringe of picturesque Oia, an easy stroll from the village centre, but far enough away to ensure peace and privacy. The all-suite hotel offers guests the highest standards of comfort and elegant living space, in keeping with the Andronis Exclusive reputation for excellence and personal service. Every luxury suite in Oia has its own pool, situated to capture the magical views towards the Aegean sea and the island’s unforgettable sunsets.

Where the most desired expectations are exceeded – ANDRONIS BOUTIQUE HOTEL

A charming flight of stone steps is all that stands between you and your dream holiday. Carved into the dramatic crescent cliff of Santorini, the luxurious Andronis Boutique Hotel offers breathtaking views to the infinite blue of the Aegean from every suite. The raw power of the volcanic eruption that shaped Santorini thousands of years ago created an island steeped in history and culture, a place of romance and serenity that tempts you to unwind and revive in its warm embrace.

The hotel’s multi-level suites capture the hypnotic vistas out over the caldera and the picturesque white-washed houses of Oia. Private terraces with Jacuzzis tempt you to linger over the views, with every five-star comfort provided in the suite for a memorable stay. – making this lodging one of the best “Santorini Boutique Hotels“.

Soak up the hot Mediterranean sunshine, cool off in the hotel’s two pools and sample a refreshing cocktail as the stars come out.

Where moments unfold everlasting memories – ALTA MARA BY ANDRONIS

Once in a while we all deserve to be pampered with bespoke services and a little luxury living, to be lulled by the light breeze of the Aegean Sea and soothed under a Mediterranean sun. Alta Mare by Andronis, with its discreet luxury, traditional architecture and breathtaking views of the crescent island of Santorini, offers its guests the perfect haven to relax in, to find time to read, daydream and spend time with those they love.

The Alta Mare suites,one of the best luxury Oia Santorini hotels, are located in Oia (pronounced ee-ah), one of Santorini’s most picturesque towns in the north of the island. Famed as one of the most romantic destinations, Santorini offers far more than its spectacular sunsets and majestic scenery. Guests can explore its active volcano up close, sample traditional cuisine unique to the island, learn about one of the first civilisations in ancient Europe and dive in crystal-clear waters. Fall in love with Santorini in all its surprising, engaging and beautiful guises, knowing your luxurious and elegant Andronis suite awaits you.

Andronis Exclusive, Santorini, Athens / Greece

Andronis Luxury Suites, Oia, Santorini / Greece

Andronis Arcadia, Oia, Santorini / Greece

Andronis Boutique Hotel, Oia, Santorini / Greece

Andronis Concept Wellness Resort, Imerovigli, Santorini / Greece

Andronis Honeymoon, Thira, Santorini / Greece

Alta Mare by Andronis, Oia, Santorini / Greece

Statiunea Laganas, polul distractiei din insula Zakynthos

Laganas este cea mai mare, mai animata si mai populata statiune din insula Zakynthos datorita plajei minunate,  peisajelor incredibil de frumoase si a numeroaselor posibilitati de petrecere si de distractieLaganas este o destinatie de vacanta cautata de turistii doritori de distractie, petrecerile aici intinzandu-se de regula pana in zori, in fiecare noapte.

Statiunea Laganas este situata in sud-vestul insukei Zakynthos, in golful Laganas, la aproximativ 10 km de capitala insulei, Zakynthos Town (Zante). Autobuze locale si taxi-uri sunt disponibile in mod regulat din si spre capitala Zante.

Plaje in Laganas si imprejurimi

Plaja din Laganas,  una dintre cele mai frumoase plaje din insula Zakynthos este situata la circa 200 m de centrul statiunii si are o lungime de peste 5 km fiind cea mai mare de pe insula. Plaja este destul de ingusta, cu nisip,  fiind dotata cu sezlonguri si umbrele de soare. Intrarea in apa este lina si nu sunt curenti puternici, de aceea este recomandata indeosebi familiilor cu copii.

Plaja Laganas - insula Zakynthos

Laganas va rezerva o experienta unica, aceea de a intota alaturi de broastele testoase Caretta- Caretta (o specie pe cale de disparitie a caror lungime poate ajunge pana la 1,20m).

Sporturile nautice in zona sunt interzise, plaja facand parte din parcul maritim national, anumite zone ale golfului fiind folosit de testoasele Caretta- Caretta pentru depunerea oualelor.

Atractii si obiective turistice in Laganas

Zona Golfului Laganas este foarte pitoreasca si incarcata cu istorie, fiind situata in apropierea capitei insulei, orasul Zante. Aici puteti vedea Sarakina, ruinele unei locuinte in stil victorian, de pe vremea cand insula Zakynthos era sub ocupatie engleza.

Insula Marathonissi (Insula testoaselor), parte din Parcul Marin National din Zakynthos, este unul dintre cele mai bune locuri pentru a admira speciile de testoase pe cale de disparitie.

Tot in Golful Laganas, alte doua insule merita atentia turistilor: Ayios Sostis sau insula Cameo, o locatie populara pentru nunti si Pelouzo, o formatiune stancoasa uriasa.

Vizitati orasul Zakynthos (Zante Town)! Stradutele inguste va vor purta pana pe malul marii unde se afla cea mai mare biserica din oras. La trei kilometri distanta, in Bochali, se afla ruinele Castelului Venetian, construit in anul 1480.

Cazare in Laganas

Daca aveti in vedere o vacanta pe cont propriu in Laganas nu trebuie sa va faceti deloc probleme in ceea ce priveste cazarea, statiunea dispunand de numeroase posibilitati de cazare pentru toate gusturile: de la vile si studio-uri ieftina, pana la hoteluri de 4 si 5* care ofera servicii si facilitati de calitate.

Restaurante si taverne in Laganas

Ce mancam in Zakynthos?

In Zakynthos veti avea parte de un rasfat culinar desavarsit, cu preparate delicioase din bucataria greceasca, precum: tzatzikimelitzanosalata (salata de vinete), dolmadakia (frunze de vita de vie umplute cu orez). Nu ratati din meniu salata traditionala – horiatiki (rosii, castraveti, ceapa, masline si branza feta). Mai puteti incerca salata verde cu ceapa, precum si multe tipuri de branza: feta, kefalotyri (un tip de branza tare), tyrokayteri si ladotyri (branza condimentata), preparate din carne de porc, pui, miel sau iepure umplut; souvlaki si pitta-gyrosmousaka si papoytsakia (cu vinete), stifado (cu ceapa si rosii), stuffed tomatoes (rosii umplute cu orez, preparate la cuptor), imam aubergines.

Daca va place pestele, puteti alege dintre numeroase preparate din peste si fructe de mare. Nu uitati sa gustati placintele traditonale grecesti cu branza, carne, cartofi sau spanac. Pentru desert va recomandam baclavalekataif sau bugatsa (placinta presarata cu zahar, chimen, mantolato si pasteli).

Taverne si restaurante in Laganas

Iata cateva restaurante si taverne in statiunea Laganas pe care vi le recomandam:

Taverna Tasos Greek, aflata pe plaja din Laganas ofera un meniu diversificat, de la preparate grecesti pana la pizza. O masa pentru doua persoane, cu bauturi incluse, costa aproximativ 25€.

Viata de noapte si distractie in Laganas

Statiunea Laganas dispune de peste 100 de taverne, restaurante, baruri si cluburi de noapte moderne care fac ca statiunea sa fie plina de viata pana la orele tarzii ale diminetii. Laganas ofera numeroase posibilitati pentru cumparaturi, magazinele din zona oferind tot ceea ce un turist ar putea avea nevoie: supermarket-uri, magazine de suveniruri de unde se pot cumpara suveniruri cu simbolul insulei – broscutele Caretta-Caretta şi multe produse facute manual, bijuterii si articole de  marochinarie.

Cum ajung in Laganas – insula Zakynthos?

Cu masina personala: Daca alegeti sa mergeti cu masina personala in vacanta in Laganas va recomandam urmatorul traseu auto: Bucuresti (RO) – Giurgiu (RO) – Ruse (BG) – Pleven (BG) – Sofia (BG) – Blagoevgrad – Kulata – Promachonas – Serres (GR) – Salonic (GR) – Veria –  Kozani – Grevena – Metsovo – Amfilochia – Messologi – Patras – Kilini – Zante – Laganas. Traseul auto Bucuresti – Laganas este de aproximativ 1.260 km si se parcurge in circa 21 de ore de mers cu autoturismul);

Pentru cei neeperimentati sau carora drumul li se pare lung si obositor, le recomandam sa se opreasca o noapte in Salonic, apoi dimineata trezindu-se odihniti sa reia drumul spre insula Zakynthos.

Cu avionul: Bucuresti – Zante, Laganas fiind situata la circa 15 km de aeroportul ce deserveste insula Zakynthos.

Daca doriti sa mergeti in vacanta cu avionul in Zakynthos pe cont propriu, mai aveti posibilitatea sa alegeti zboruri low-cost Bucuresti – Zakynthos, cu escala in Atena.