Clare Hughes, Personal Travel Consultant recently enjoyed a luxury holiday to Ikos Olivia in Halkidiki, Greece and wants to share her memorable stay with you.
“I recently stayed at Ikos Olivia for my 1st Wedding Anniversary and had a fabulous time! We booked Dinner on the beach the night of our Anniversary, it was beautiful watching the sunset on our special day. I would highly recommend this experience, it’s one I will never forget ;)
My first impression of Ikos Olivia was great, it’s modern design, calming décor and warm, friendly welcome by the staff was perfect. On arrival the lovely staff offer you champagne, a cold towel and a private check in area, the ideal way to relax after your journey.
My Husband and I are real foodies and enjoy great food and wine so it was fantastic to find Ikos Olivia did not disappoint. We were really impressed with the choice of restaurants, which offered a range of cuisines including Italian, French, Greek and Asian. The Al A Carte restaurants all offered 4 courses along with complimentary wine and each restaurant has Sommeliers on hand to help you choose a wine best suited to your chosen dish, this was a really nice touch. What I also really enjoyed was that the majority of the restaurants were beachfront and you could sit on the terrace and listen to the sound of the sea whilst sipping wine and eating scrumptious food – it doesn’t get any better than that! I would recommend booking the restaurants as soon as you arrive to avoid disappointment, as they can get booked up pretty quickly. We found that dining a bit later in the evening meant the restaurants were a little quieter, if this is something you’d prefer.
In the evening after dinner we occasionally sat in the lobby bar Indigo, but preferred the Teatro Theatre Bar as it offered entertainment and had more of an atmosphere.
I would highly recommend Ikos Olivia to families as there is a huge selection of activities available including a fantastic kids club with covered playground, Crèche, teen’s club and babysitting facilities. There’s a good selection of water sports available, along a lovely stretch of beach and as a couple we were happy to find an adults only area of the beach.
Overall if I was to sum up Ikos Olivia in 5 words they would be scrumptious, modern luxury, great cocktails!”