LONDON, April 2018: When you need a break from seeing Greece’s historical sites and modern cities, lounging on its sunny beaches, or touring its pure nature, there’s nothing better than taking the time to unwind. But where to go? Leave your worries behind: here are the top 3 Greek spa resorts to put on your wellness wish list right now.
1. Creta Palace – Opening 26 April
Creta Palace in Crete redefines spa pampering with signature treatments using organic herbs! Step into a temple of wellness and discover an exotic blend of therapies from around the world.
Each therapy is tailored for maximum comfort and outstanding results. Melt into Ayurveda face and body treatments from Indian therapists. Or relieve your aches and pains with body and soul elixirs. These specially designed programmes provide rejuvenation in an exclusive setting.
Other Elixir Beauty Spa facilities include an indoor pool with Jacuzzi and water cannon, indoor whirlpool, saunas and steam rooms, an open-air atrium with relaxation gallery and private massage rooms. The beauty salon offers signature facial treatments, manicures and pedicures, while the fitness room houses the latest Technogym equipment.
For the most indulgent experience, Elixir Beauty Spa therapists can arrange an open-air massage in a beach gazebo just for you.
2. Corfu Imperial – Opening 11 May
This exquisite spa and beauty centre in Corfu offers salon treatments to renew your body and mind! This year’s brand new concept echoes ancient legends of Greek river gods and nymphs.
The main highlight is the 2-storey Elixir Beauty Spa, where tasteful facilities are fully equipped to spoil you from head to toe. Take your pick from aromatherapy massages to trademark Elixir Spa treatments.
Guest facilities range from an indoor pool and sauna to a fitness centre with the latest Technogym equipment, counting treadmills, bikes and free weights. Glass walls let you enjoy the scenery while you work up a sweat. A wide choice of programmes is also available to match your fitness routine.
3. Riviera Olympia & Aqua Park – Opening 4 May
Set in a 500-acre estate along a sandy beach in Kyllini, Olympia Riviera & Aqua Park sports a freshwater pool, two seawater pools and, of course, a fantastic spa centre.
The Elixir Thalassotherapy Centre houses 4,500 m² of pure pleasure. Illuminated in the evening, it combines age-old Greek wisdom with modern wellness plans to relax your body and recharge your spirit. The sea’s natural elements – sprays, seaweeds, fine sands and seawater – make up the core ingredients of thalassotherapy.
De-stress at the cool plunge pool, indoor heated lap pool, or the open-air and indoor whirlpools. Another great choice is to float away at the Aqua Elixir Thalasso Pool, with wild-water corridor, cannons, bubble seats, nozzles, and a shower jet. You could also surprise your partner with a signature treatment for two.
A juice bar, saunas and steam rooms, personal training rooms, and a gymnasium with Star Trac fitness equipment round out the facilities. There is also a relaxation room to rest in between treatments.
Don’t miss these special therapies, all available at the above resorts:
Pure Gold and Collagen Facial
This brand new skin brightening facial, starring Carol Joy London products, starts with a pure collagen mask coupled with a lifting and toning massage. 24-carat gold leaf is massaged into the skin using gentle, circular movements. The treatment ends with a spritz of pure collagen spray to give a youthful glow.
Elixir Marine Ritual
Journey to the sea with this three-salt exfoliation handpicked for its rich minerals. After restoring dead cells, the ritual moves on to a seaweed wrap and a regenerating massage using beeswax, essential oils and sea wellness products. The laminaria body wrap regulates the metabolism, moisturizes and protects the skin.
The Passion Ritual for two combines aromatherapy fragrances with the caress of herbal extracts. Nourish your skin with warmed candle oil while a soothing massage removes tension. A sensory experience just for couples, which will have you ‘walking on clouds’.
Learn more about wellness at Grecotel Hotels & Resorts here.
About Grecotel Hotel & Resorts
Dedicated to mastering the craft of welcoming luxury in the hospitality industry, Grecotel Hotels and Resorts, the leading luxury hotel collection in Greece, delivers sophisticated lifestyle experiences for travellers in the country’s most beautiful destinations.
Inspired by its superb location, each of the 30 luxury hotels and resorts in the Grecotel collection all over Greece is a unique architectural experience in itself and a paradise of opulent amenities, gourmet restaurants and elegant details embodying the essence of Greek hospitality.