What’s New in Greece?
Check Out These Hot New Hotels and Resorts!
2019 has been a very active year for hospitality in Greece with many new hotels and resorts opening around the country as well as some inspiring renovations. We have picked 5 of the hottest new arrivals you will want to check out!
Drawing inspiration from time-honored Athenian wisdom, Academia of Athens, Autograph Collection by Marriott, offers a one-of-a-kind backdrop for your visit to Greece’s capital city. Perfectly situated in the heart of Athens’ most renowned shopping district, the hotel is within walking distance of the Acropolis and other legendary destinations. This boutique hotel offers a modern interpretation of Plato’s Academy, designed to awaken the senses.
On the beautiful island of Skiathos, a 5-star hotel has emerged to complement the landscape and offer unparalleled services. Nestled in a green oasis of cultivated and natural flora and a few steps away from the shore, Elivi Skiathos is housed at the historic Xenia Skiathos that was built in the 1960s under a nation-wide hotel program initiated by the Hellenic Tourism Organization in order to develop tourism in Greece. As all Xenia hotels, Elivi Xenia Hotel is surrounded by an environment of rare beauty and is considered a monument of modern architectural heritage.
There many reasons why one would fall in love with Santorini and this year the Andronis family of 5-star hotels offered us one more with their new hotel entry, Andronis Arcadia. 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, with a view of the Aegean Sea and stunning sunsets. It is an easy stroll from the village center, but far enough away to ensure peace and privacy.
Perched organically on an evergreen hill in Tsilivi on the island of Zakynthos, is the Olea All suite Hotel. Sheltered from the winds and merging with the emerald colors of the lush natural landscape, this contemporary, peaceful retreat is a design-led sanctuary that taps into the ever-present element of water.
The Abaton Island Resort & Spa in Crete is where you will want to be next summer. Home to 152 elegant and perfectly designed suites, 71 open air pools, seafront views of endless sandy shores and five authentic restaurants this 5-star property aims to provide a sanctuary for its guests.
Did You Know?
Greece is One of the Sunniest Countries in the World
The whole country has more than 250 days of sun per year on average. That’s more than 3,000 sunny hours, with some islands seeing close to 300 days of sun per year!
Greece is Comprised of More than 2000 Islands
That’s a lot of islands, but only 170 of them are populated. Among the inhabited, Ikaria is one of the world’s blue zones where people have the longest lifespans.
Greek Food is World Famous and Delicious
Tzatziki, feta cheese, moussaka, spanakopita, souvlaki, Greek salad, calamari, kleftiko and many more dishes are all Greek foods you should try when visiting Greece, or even better learn how to cook! Hop on one of our themed culinary tours and explore Athens using your senses. If you are looking for a more indulgent experience, we invite you to join our signature cooking class featuring a famous Greek chef who will introduce you to the art of Greek cuisine and teach you how to recreate it once you get back home. Can you think of a better souvenir?