It truly doesn’t get better than a stay at the five-star Ikos Oceania. Located next to the charming village of Nea Moudania, the luxurious Ikos Oceania resort is the proud recipient of the TripAdvisor 2019 Traveller’s Choice Certificate as well as boasting a Certificate of Excellence. Relaxation of the highest order is guaranteed from check-in to check-out, and with over 15 acres of meticulously maintained gardens and a mass of olive groves and cypress trees, your holiday will be set against a beautiful, traditionally Greek backdrop. The resort features 290 rooms and suites that are all furnished in an elegant style with tranquil colours, and feature stunning views of the verdant gardens or the sparkling Aegean Sea. After a day lounging by the infinity pool, swimming in the sea, and/or enjoying the spa and fitness facilities, the rooms offer a perfect, private setting for further relaxation. The resort boasts a vast choice of restaurants, featuring both contemporary and Mediterranean cuisine, prepared by Michelin-starred chefs, and should you wish to explore the local tavernas and Greek culture, the hotel offers a convenient shuttle service to Nea Moudania.
With over 550 kilometres of serene coastline, and most of Greece’s Blue Flag-listed beaches surrounding the peninsula of Halkidiki, there are numerous places here to kick back and relax in the sun with a cold drink firmly in hand. The aquamarine waters and the golden sand form a true haven for sun-soakers and sports-enthusiasts alike. The coast allows for both motorised activities such as water skiing and parasailing, as well as non-motorised water sports like kayaking, windsurfing and snorkelling. Further inland from the resorts and the sea, you can experience the strong traditions, history and great local produce of the surrounding countryside. Visit the ruined city of Olynthos or the archaeological museum in the peninsula’s capital of Polygyros. You can also choose to head on a boat tour around Mount Athos to see the ancient monasteries perched on the steep cliffs.